Car Shopping: Anything Good?

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  1. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    It is. My friend just got a Telluride and it is awesome. My wife got a Soul recently and we really love it. The Kia stuff just keeps getting better. I may even look at one of their sedans next time around (if the still make any) - the K900 is a sweet ride. Not quite ready to give up the guaranteed Cadillac comfort, but the new sedans looks ugly....
     
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  2. Shawn@PRS

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    That is a sexy car. It kind of reminds me of an old Jaguar XK140
     
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  3. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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    My 2007 Camry had over 100K in October 2017...found this new 2018 at the dealership...the color is 'Galactic Aqua Mica'(looks Black at night...)...It's been nearly two years now and it only has 8700 miles, gets 26mpg around town and paid off. The ultimate retiree ride...

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  4. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    I like the current Giulias but I wonder how long Alfa Romeo will stay in the US.

    But hey, Sergio needs a new battlewagon.
    Out of curiosity I was checking out the Buick. Only one here in town, a 2018. Found several in Phoenix, all 2019, with big discounts. Doesn't show up as a 2020 model at the moment.
     
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  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    It may be an "After mid life crisis" car:eek:
     
  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I thought I heard that GM sold Opel, the company that made the Buick. Maybe that model is done?
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Talked with the wife last night while driving my present car with h all of us in it. My suspicion was correct, she’s all in on a CRV now...
     
  8. jackcrowder

    jackcrowder New Member

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    Look at he Honda Pilot.
    Works good, lasts a long time.
     
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  9. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    +1 on the GTI. I've been eying the Alltrack which has unfortunately been discontinued. Same platform as the GTI and the extra cost savings can be used to buy a bigger turbo and accompanying tune to make it faster than a GTI with all that space.

    Those Buicks looks great for a wagon though.
     
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  10. Shawn@PRS

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    Do it
     
  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Mrs decided she wants to trade her 2004 and 2007 vehicles for something new. I mean, the headlight is burnt out on the 2004, so why keep it any longer.

    I have noticed it is a pain to clean everything out of a car you’ve had for a while - almost enough to make me not want to bother.
     
  12. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    We’re about to trade a 2007 Camry Hybrid with something over 370k on it.
     
  13. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I'm with Shawn. I think you'll like it.
     
  14. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I can’t argue with that. CRV seems like a good fit.
    I have a 1999 and 2002 Hondas that have never let me down.
     
  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    It sounds like we will.

    It just seems like the safest bet. Aside from a few issues there isn’t much chatter about it being a clunker, and there’s millions of ‘em on the road.

    The second step up from base (I believe it’s called the LX?) seems to have a pile of safety features and enough amenities. I think it may even have heated seats so I can wonder if I accidentally messed my pants when my butt gets hot. No leather seats at that price point though, and while I don’t like them anyway, I should probably look at something dark to hide the inevitable stains.



    What do y’all think about extended warranties? Are they worth it? Do you think that’s “smart money” to spend?
     
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  16. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    If you're buying new, I wouldn't think so. Although, that depends on how long you're planning on keeping it. If it's gonna be 7+ years, then I'd at least check out the cost. Also, you can always add that after the fact.

    If you're buying used, I would definitely check them out.
     
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  17. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    We keep cars for about 10 years. I’ve never had one where the extended warranty would have paid for itself. Just do the regular maintenance and modern cars last fine.

    My mother in law got the extended warranty on her last car (the 2004 Buick we now have) and never used it. She basically just gave the dealer a ton of extra profit when she bought the car.
     
  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    My Honda has this same feature, so simple, but great!
     
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  19. Shawn@PRS

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    Go a step up from the base model. You'll get better mileage, a better transmission and tons of safety features that aren't available on the base model.
     
  20. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Dogs love it, that's for sure!
     

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