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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,260
    Shop. Allstate keeps going up, but even with the platinum plan, after the rebate it is about $3.600/year. So, I was getting solicitations from AAA, so I called them. $2275 for a year, for same levels coverage, though they don't offer "accident forgiveness".

    but, this is for 4 cars, 4 drivers. 2 full coverage, 2 liability only, and a 21 YO male and 17 YO female.

    You are getting hosed!

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    I've compared with quite a few of the big companies and Geico was always the best I could do, but never AAA. Do you have to be a AAA member? I'm not.

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,260
    Yes, I think so, but that is fairly cheap. In theory they give better rates for longer term members, but who knows how true that is!

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,563
    Can't wait to see its LED jewelry :shades:
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,260
    was up around Princeton tonight, so no shortage of nice iron. Was at a light, and up next to me pulls a nice looking new black Ferrari convertible. Just don't ask me what model. But sounded real sweet pulling away!

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,614
    Wasn't sure what it was until I saw the Toyota emblem.
    The rear lights form sort a horizontal shelf.
    Forgot to look at the front.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Not far from a new-ish Legacy.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,563
    Saw a Dart in a color I will call "General Lee Orange" (ok, it was maybe a shade lighter).
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,144
    ...white Chevrolet Caprice police car in Oaks, PA. It's the first time I've seen one in the wild.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,144
    ...silver Dodge Challenger SRT8 and one of those huge gray Nissan vans based on the Titan at Cottman and Oxford Avenue in NE Philly.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I didn't get the memo about all black new cars this week
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,563
    edited March 2013
    Altima, X1, Fusion hybrid, rental Avalon, SWB A8
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    rental Avalon

    New style or old?

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,563
    New style, likely a National/Alamo car.
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    That didn't take long. I'm surprised. The 05+ style took a few years before appearing in fleets.

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,563
    I think nowadays, sales are sales. 10 years ago, a Camry was rare in fleets too - now they are everywhere.

    I didn't see many Avalon rentals til 2011 or so.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,260
    neighbor just got a new truck. Dodge 2500 diesel. 4 door cab. Black with silver accents. Couldn't read the side badges to see what specific trim level but it looked loaded and fancy.

    That is a big piece of iron.

    Replaced an older vintage of the same thing, minus the rear doors.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,144
    Heck, I spotted a new VW Beetle in the Enterprise rental lot at Knorr and Rising Sun in NE Philly this morning.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,563
    Yep, those are occasional rentals. I know a friend of mine got one last year. Jettas and Passats are common rentals too, and Tiguan/Touareg are not unknown.

    Today's sightings - Altima non rental, another white Gran Coupe, Fusion.
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,108
    Don't see too many but spotted one today. For some reason it looks smaller than the previous generation, at least the size of the rear doors - they look shorter. Maybe it's just the lines.

    Looks decent, and I always liked the looks of the previous generation too, just hated the cheapo Cobalt interior.

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg, 1993 Honda Accord EXR (my 33rd car).

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,563
    Saw a loaded looking non-rental trunkback Versa - wheels, spoiler, roof, etc. Some dealer is happy. Also a new red Altima rental at work, a normal Fusion, and a C-Max hybrid.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,114
    edited March 2013
    I thought I spotted a newish Versa hatch parked in front of one of the local bars yesterday; turned out to be a metallic gray Yaris as I drove by.

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  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,108
    Saw a base one today. The sedan Versas are kinda ugly looking, disproportionate.

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg, 1993 Honda Accord EXR (my 33rd car).

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    The 5 door looks so much better. The sedan is awkward.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,563
    Yaris hatch is better looking than Versa sedan, anyway. Something just off about that specific trunkback. I have to imagine it has a huge fleet percentage.
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,108
    Yeah, speaking of fleets, at the Hyundai dealer I worked at, for every 1 Sonata we received for retail, there were about 3-4 that went to fleet.

    Wait a few years and they'll be the next fleet GM cars of tomorrow selling for dirt cheap.

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg, 1993 Honda Accord EXR (my 33rd car).

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,563
    edited March 2013
    I guess it was overdo for an overhaul. The original Versa sedan made me think "Dacia".
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,563
    I can believe it. Check out any airport rental yard. Heck, first new style Optima I saw on the road was a rental. Those sweet leases must be as subsidized as the big Germans.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    And not in a good way.

    Brazil is getting some of those cheap-sters, the Logan is sold there as a Renault. The appeal? They're mega cheap.
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