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Re: What do you drive???

Post by streetracer101 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:48 pm

nweash wrote:
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My parents just got the new Escalade XL. sticker was 93k. I think they paid 83k after incentives. Features are insane.

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Center console has a secret cubby with USB. You have to rub the bottom metal piece and it opens up.
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I barely got to test drive the thing before they drove it from CA to IOWA.

Grear car, however I still prefer my Lexus for quality and aesthetic reasons.
It better have a happy ending machine for that kind of coin.

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Post by 59yukon01 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:34 pm

That Escalade price is insane! My first starter home was $40K in 1986. Although at the time I had a $30K Wellcraft parked in the driveway. In 2001 my Yukon SLT brand new was $37K, so I won't be buying another one brand new with the prices they're at nowadays. One reason I still have it with 222K miles. GMC definitely has me sold on reliability though. Been a great truck, but things are starting to wear out.
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Post by hoppyjr » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:59 pm

Chocodove wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
I am not paying over 30k for anything. I will stick with used.
:1: My watch/vehicle value ratio is completely screwed. If it can get me from point a to point b (particularly in a mountain snowstorm), fit all the crap I need, and survive for a long time with minimal maintenance = winner to me.

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Post by Chocodove » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:36 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
I am not paying over 30k for anything. I will stick with used.
:1: My watch/vehicle value ratio is completely screwed. If it can get me from point a to point b (particularly in a mountain snowstorm), fit all the crap I need, and survive for a long time with minimal maintenance = winner to me.

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Post by Seppia » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:58 am

Chocodove wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
I am not paying over 30k for anything. I will stick with used.
:1: My watch/vehicle value ratio is completely screwed. If it can get me from point a to point b (particularly in a mountain snowstorm), fit all the crap I need, and survive for a long time with minimal maintenance = winner to me.

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I agree 200%.
I'm lucky because I don't pay for my car, but if I had to I'd definitely go used and reasonably small (A3 / golf / Subaru size).
I would never be able to bear the horrendous depreciation that cars take almost immediately.
I also don't understand what people need gigantic cars for (unless one has cattle / boats to tow / more than 3 kids), they are impossible to park (not an issue everywhere) and are as gas efficient as one would imagine looking at them.

I'm a bit weird though, my ideal setup is "no car", whenever possible.

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Post by dnslater » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:32 am

Seppia wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:58 am
I also don't understand what people need gigantic cars for (unless one has cattle / boats to tow / more than 3 kids), they are impossible to park (not an issue everywhere) and are as gas efficient as one would imagine looking at them.
Large vehicles have their place - my wife drives a minivan and the space is certainly nice - but we both fight over my Golf based GTI on the weekends for the reasons you mentioned. We drove it across town this morning with three 10-12 year olds comfortably in the back and their legs weren't even touching. It is a small car by American standards and yet four adults fit very comfortably. Ironically in Europe it is considered a mid sized family car while here it is dwarfed by everything on the road.

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Post by Axelay2003 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:15 pm

There are also crazy drivers here in FL, especially on I-4 and I-75. There's not a day we travel to Disney where it is accident free. Being in a large, well built vehicle gives me a peace of mind when I drive with my wife and four babies, or when my wife drives our little boys to and from school. People texting while driving is a game changer for me so unfortunately that is also one of the reasons for getting a larger vehicle. :shrug:
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Post by Seppia » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:26 pm

Good point

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What do you drive???

Post by dukerules » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:29 pm

Next year, my trusty Lexus IS350 will be 10 years old. I should keep driving it, as I think it's just getting broken in, but I'm bored of it. Thinking hard about a Cayman or Merc AMG C63. Does anyone have thoughts on modern Mercedes reliability?

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Post by Chocodove » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:32 pm

Safety is also a reason I really like Subarus. There are always at the top of the crash test ratings for all of their cars. My main goal on the road is always defense, especially with the morons on the road here in NJ. I mostly hate driving due to the other people on the road. It seems like paying attention and actually driving is way down the priority scale for a lot of people.
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Post by dnslater » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:06 am

Axelay2003 wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:15 pm
There are also crazy drivers here in FL, especially on I-4 and I-75. There's not a day we travel to Disney where it is accident free. Being in a large, well built vehicle gives me a peace of mind when I drive with my wife and four babies, or when my wife drives our little boys to and from school. People texting while driving is a game changer for me so unfortunately that is also one of the reasons for getting a larger vehicle. :shrug:
I feel the same way in my wife's van, however the statistics don't back up the feeling of safety, especially with SUV's. Minicompact cars don't do well, but traditional compact car's such as the Civic, Mazda 3, Subaru Impreza, VW Golf, etc... tend to just as well as SUV's in testing and real world death statistics. There are two primary drivers of this: 1. Cars handle better and with a lower center of gravity are more likely to avoid accidents or rollovers. 2. Many accident's are single vehicles running into fixed objects. The extra mass of a large vehicle is actually working against it in fixed object collisions.

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Post by jtbenson » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:57 am

dukerules wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:29 pm
Next year, my trusty Lexus IS350 will be 10 years old. I should keep driving it, as I think it's just getting broken in, but I'm bored of it. Thinking hard about a Cayman or Merc AMG C63. Does anyone have thoughts on modern Mercedes reliability?
cayman spyder is the best path to merc reliability

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Re: What do you drive???

Post by shaneotool » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:53 am

tattoo chef wrote:
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shaneotool wrote:
zepp21 wrote:
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shaneotool wrote:I drive this truck. I'd like to have something fun to drive too, but i can really only afford one car at a time.

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Truck prices are no joke today. A moderately equipped V8 gas 1500 will easily run into the upper 40s. Make the switch to diesel and you can easily get into 60k without blinking.

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Yes - it is BS. SUV's are even worse. My wife want a full size SUV and those are ridiculously expensive. Like 50k with cloth seats..

You can get a hell of a nice car for the price of a ho-hum suv or truck...
What's full size to her? Have you looked into the Nissan pathfinder or is she wanting an Expediton sized vehicle? The Nissan is a good vehicle and you can get it reasonably fully equipped for like 40k.


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She actually has a Nissan Pathfinder now. It is a nice vehicle, she just would like something a bit bigger. I think that new Nissan Armada is the target now. I'm planning on waiting another year or so so we can pick up a used one.

We live in a small town in Arkansas, so having a large vehicle is not a big deal as far as getting around or parking. I'm 6'4" with long arms and legs and just feel more comfortable in a large car. That being said -If I lived in a city, there is no way I'd have a truck or a big SUV, they are tough to maneuver in tight quarters.

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Re: What do you drive???

Post by ezcheese » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:18 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:53 pm
ezcheese wrote:
HapaHapa wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:32 am
streetracer101 wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
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shaneotool wrote:
zepp21 wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 6:22 pm
shaneotool wrote:I drive this truck. I'd like to have something fun to drive too, but i can really only afford one car at a time.

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Truck prices are no joke today. A moderately equipped V8 gas 1500 will easily run into the upper 40s. Make the switch to diesel and you can easily get into 60k without blinking.

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Yes - it is BS. SUV's are even worse. My wife want a full size SUV and those are ridiculously expensive. Like 50k with cloth seats..

You can get a hell of a nice car for the price of a ho-hum suv or truck...
My wife has requested a Denali XL for her next vehicle. Price is insane.
I'd tell my wife to eat a d if she wanted one of those. None of the trucks or SUVs are worth their asking price. I don't understand where people get the coin to buy these new vehicles.

This reminds me of comments from a friend after he looked at new Escalades. He owned one about 10-15 years ago, but took one look at $90k and walked away.
Seriously. Once you go beyond 60k for an SUV, you should go Porsche.
Says the guy with no kids.
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Post by ezcheese » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:38 pm

Yah safety is big for me too. The 2016 MDX has been incredibly fun to drive. Acura's torque vectoring system is sporty as hell. Plus we get all the active safety features, which are awesome. The plan now is to add a new Honda Ridgeline (for shlepping plants, bags of mulch, etc.) and Volvo V90 to the fleet.
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Post by Captdave » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:48 pm

ezcheese wrote:Yah safety is big for me too. The 2016 MDX has been incredibly fun to drive. Acura's torque vectoring system is sporty as hell. Plus we get all the active safety features, which are awesome. The plan now is to add a new Honda Ridgeline (for shlepping plants, bags of mulch, etc.) and Volvo V90 to the fleet.
We just added a Mazda CX-9 to our fleet for transporting my mom and 96 year old step dad as well as family ski trips. Have a Miata for summer and a Subaru for daily driver. Then there's the land cruiser that's basically an island vehicle.


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Re: What do you drive???

Post by ezcheese » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:04 pm

The new CX-9 is very nice.
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Post by Rob.B » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:44 pm

My run about and my driver.. Image
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Which is which? ;)

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Post by hobbit712 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:24 am

Mama has a new ride. Traded the Hyundai Genesis in for this a few days ago.

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Re: What do you drive???

Post by jtbenson » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:43 am

back to the sweet smell of leather and oil...
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:36 am

^^^Damn killer pick up Jason!

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Post by logan2z » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:52 am

jtbenson wrote:back to the sweet smell of leather and oil...
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Congrats! Looks (and I'm sure smells) beautiful.

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Post by Rob.B » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:02 am

jtbenson wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:43 am
back to the sweet smell of leather and oil...
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Very nice... :rock:

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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:06 am

I would dump my babies on the hood!!

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Post by Selym » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:40 pm

jtbenson wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:43 am
back to the sweet smell of leather and oil...
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Nice car! 964?

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