Car Shopping: Anything Good?

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  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    This is a nice “family” car. Plenty of room in the back for the baby.

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  2. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Had one prior. Equally as cool, just in a different way. That said, I would probably finish out my days in what I have.
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Having been a passenger in both, I kinda like yours better, and not because his is blue.
     
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  4. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Really??? Are you kidding me??? I mean, that’s an obvious choice, and a personal favorite of mine, but you do realize, he has a child, right? You need at least a “pretend” back seat to appease the wife. This is clearly much more a “family” vehicle.

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    Clearly a better choice. Back seat for baby seat? Check. Convenient “Fresh air” option? Check. Paco is a rock star with the babes at preschool? Yeah, still CHECK!

    I can’t believe your recommendation. You must be an empty nester! :rolleyes:

    :p
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I’m getting cold feet on the CR-V, it’s like, almost 30k for a new EX.

    Buying a new slightly fancy-ish car seems like a good idea until it doesn’t. I mean.... it’s gonna get [email protected] up no matter what, right?

    I saw an ad for a new 2019 Ford Escape S that’s only $16,000 and change....That wouldn’t hurt so bad when it inevitably gets backed into it n the preschool parking lot, and wouldn’t dip into my “avocado toast” budget quite as much.
     
  6. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    It’s the, “what’s the matter officer, Duncan Donuts closed?” question after you roll the window down.

    Btw, I got both of my boys in the 911 when they were 14 and 15. It did end with, “you cannot make me get in there again” after picking them up from wrestling, but, you know, it’s possible.
     
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  7. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    I've always found blue cars to be best so you'll have to settle for "not the best"
     
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  8. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    One of my cars I had my senior year of high school was a Fiat X1/9 Mid engine... I took my younger brother and a friend to the movies one night, 45 minutes away. My younger brother was a fullback and his friend was 6'4" center of the JV basketball team. It was pretty funny. I had to take the top off because the friends head was sticking up above the roof line since they were both trying to cram into one small bucket seat. One night when I had my Firebird convertible, I took myself and 7 other people to the drive in. o_O Seat belt laws would prohibit those shenanigans today.
     
  9. bodia

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

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    Why not look at something Certified? A year, or two old, with less than 20k miles on it.
     
  10. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I'm tellin' ya... as pedestrian as the Venza looks, go try it. Very nice ride, the rear passenger will NEVER bump knees on the back of the front seat (amazing amount of room), and the cargo capacity is fantastic for band gear.
     
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  11. sergiodeblanc

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

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    That’s totally a possibility.


    My MIL had one until she hit a herd of cows with it (Wisconsin) it was nice.
     
  12. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    I think cow tipping may void your warranty.
     
  13. John

    John https://deathbenotproud.bandcamp.com

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  14. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Cuz one cow just isn't enough?
    I think Venza is Italian for Beyond Meat burgers...
     
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  15. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    I'll see that, and raise you one...
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  16. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Luckily the boys weren’t full size yet. Now, at 6’3” and a former linebacker (kinda small compared to those full backs!) and 6’4”, unless their legs folded backwards, there ain’t no way.

    Now, since you mention convertible Firebirds, my buddy had a ‘67 in high school and college and we routinely took 8 girls at a time to the local Dairy Queen for “ice cream”. It was one of the hang-outs. If you exceeded the speed limit by, say, 2x, halter tops became hats. :D No, I was not driving.
     
  17. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Mine was a 69. Bright orange, white top, white vinyl interior. I was cool. :p Back when drive-ins were open 9 months a year, we went 9 months! We'd throw 4-5 lawn chairs in the trunk because there is no way 6-8 people were sitting in there to watch movies. Sometimes only 2-4 of us, when it was so cold we had blankets over us ;) Boy, life was easy back then.
     
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  18. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    :rolleyes: No, wasn't driving, too busy looking :)
     
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  19. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    IU? I'm surprised your plate on that car isn't "Hoosier Daddy"
     
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  20. bodia

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

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    I’m surprised anyone admits to being an IU fan :D:p:D:p:D:p
     

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