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Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,148
    Right.

    Funny. I went to check out the volt deal just now... front page of site says $329, but when I go into the offers page, it tells me $299.

    Anyway, even at the better numbers, Volt is $100 more per month, 12-month longer term, and $420 more due at signing.

    ALSO, if one does happen to go over, Chevy is charging 25 cents per mile on the Volt vs 15 cents on the Leaf.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,250
    The one big thing the Volt has over the Leaf is " no range anxiety." An all electric would be fine for me being retired. 90% of our driving is less than 20 miles roundtrip. Good luck with the Leaf --- should be a gas.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,148
    Kinda bored, so just surfing BMWs on craigs.

    Not a bad looking e30. Is it really an is though? My 325is had the sport seats. This obviously doesn't.

    A later 4-banger.

    could i get crappier pics to look at? please?

    I swore I'd never buy another car in need of rust repair, but this is intriguing nonetheless

    mystery miles

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • tommister2tommister2 Mechanicsville, VAPosts: 131
    That's nice, thanks for the info. Maybe I'm thinking of the Mini-E, or maybe I just made that requirement up in my head.

    So if your commute isn't too big, and you can charge at work, a standard outlet might do fine at home. Although I think I would want the higher power outlet, just to be safe :)
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,148

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,148
    bring a trailer is a fun site to find some interesting things.

    Over $6k for a 240? yikes.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,508
    I didn't pull the trigger or anything...but looked at bikes, and am eyeing a Monster 696 ABS demo, or a leftover 12 796 ABS. I just really like how they feel, might take a test ride next week, and if I like it, I'll probably buy. Out of my initial price range, but I guess you only live once. The local dealer still doesn't have a Ninja 300 ABS (small, but I kind of like them), and the 650 is approaching Monster money. I'm itching.
  • dieselonedieselone Posts: 5,641
    Out of my initial price range, but I guess you only live once.

    True and if buying a less expensive bike initially only to decide to buy a nicer bike in a few years likely would cost more in the end. IMO, it's better to buy what you really want and will likely keep longer.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,652
    The one big thing the Volt has over the Leaf is " no range anxiety."

    That would be my issue... "Oh, I ran out of juice.. honey, could you bring me a 5-gallon can of electricity?"

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,652
    All 1991 318 coupes are iS models.... but, those are definitely not the stock seats...

    I love the Volvo, and it might be the nicest one in existence, but it would have to be your dream car to pay that much...

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,508
    edited January 2013
    The bikes I really like are too powerful for someone with my experience - I am not one of those with 100 miles of riding experience who buys a 150+hp bike. I want to work my way up to something crazier, but I don't want something so small that I get tired of it, or am not comfortable, as I am taller than average. The Ducati just feels special, guess I am falling for the hype. Maybe soon I will have something. They might be willing to deal too, I mentioned I wanted a new helmet, and the salesman said "we could work that in with the bike".

    I was toying with the idea of risking my life less, and maybe upgrading the car instead - but driving in the E55 today had it feeling so smooth and fast, that I felt stupid even considering another car (especially as it would be financed).
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Toss a generator in the trunk! :D
  • dieselonedieselone Posts: 5,641
    The bikes I really like are too powerful for someone with my experience - I am not one of those with 100 miles of riding experience who buys a 150+hp bike. I want to work my way up to something crazier, but I don't want something so small that I get tired of it, or am not comfortable, as I am taller than average. The Ducati just feels special, guess I am falling for the hype.

    No, I wouldn't expect you to just go balls out crazy and light your hair on fire with a Kawasaki ZX 14 or something similar as a first bike.

    OTOH, I think something like the Monster you are interested might be the way to go versus just getting a starter bike for the sake of just getting a bike. Sure, you'll like it at first, but you'll soon be looking for something else. The Monster would likely be something that will satisfy you for a long time w/o getting you in trouble. Well, you can get in trouble with a scooter, but you know what I mean.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,163
    I like the Princeton 328i. But yeah, mystery miles = a whole bunch.

    and the '99 323i is a 6 cyl, not a 4. Just their naming convention for the early base model E46s.

    The while convert actually looks pretty nice for the money, but new manual transmission is a danger sign.

    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!)

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,403
    That E30 seems a bit off to me. I don't think it's an "is". Cheapo hubcaps (wheel covers) & a 1991 with no air bag? That's not the stock steering wheel.

    I'm far from the authority on E30s. I did own an E30 325i Coupe. My car was not an "is." My car was a 1990 & had a driver's side air bag.

    That E46 323i looks sharp. Sport pkg. original owner. Well kept. Stick;)

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,163
    agreed about the 323. I like that one. Interesting set up. Sport seats, but manual adjusters.

    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: 33,508
    There's still a couple bikes I am thinking about, but the Monster is really in the running. It might be worth the extra price. The bike will be my first vehicle purchase since 2006, so I won't be helping the average here.

    I'd eventually like a Streetfighter or a Tuono or maybe a sport BMW, but they are too much powerful for someone without several thousand miles under their belt, and not cheap either.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,286
    edited January 2013
    OTOH, I think something like the Monster you are interested might be the way to go versus just getting a starter bike for the sake of just getting a bike.

    Exactly;, I bought my Speed Triple as my first bike(although I also have a bit of dirt bike experience). I think a larger more powerful just makes the learning curve a bit longer. That said, if I was going with a true starter bike, I'd look long and hard at the new Ninja 300 SE with ABS. It's not terribly expensive and you would probably be happy with it for at least a couple of years.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,508
    The little Ninja is on my list. I have sat on the new model, I like the lightness, and it has a slipper clutch. The price is attractive too, and if I buy through costco, I get a $250 gift card. I am also thinking about looking at the new Honda 500 models.
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