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  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    The Encore has better mpg than the Soul but no ventilated seats. My wife likes Buicks, I like the Soul because it's a bit boxier. We both like the huge sunroof in the Soul better than the "ordinary" sized moonroof in the Encore. The Soul finally gets blind spot monitoring. The Encore has a better ride.

    And that, in a nutshell, is why we're getting the Civic Hatch.

    :D

    Actually, if the Soul wasn't in the running, I'd likely push for the Tucson harder. It's pretty slick and the local Hyundai dealer is better than either the Kia or the Buick dealer. Well, the Kia dealer just changed hands so time will tell on that one.

    I think we'd be pretty happy with any of these, or a Prius or a VW wagon or an Elantra GT. Pretty hard to go wrong too badly any more. Can't go Lexus/Audi/MINI etc. because we don't want to have to drive an hour for warranty service.
    Well, with Lexus and Audi you virtually never need warranty service, but you will need to drive a long way to get that free first oil change! You can handle any recalls at the oil change; those do happen, even to the mighty.
    In the UP, getting to the shop was easy and I let them do the oil and I'd walk or bike home or over to the thrift shop or cafe. Here, it's a 15 minute drive down the hill anywhere and I went back to changing my own oil. I really don't like taking an hour out of my day hanging out for an oil change if I can avoid it.
  • Re: 2016 Nissan Rogue Prices Paid

    Sounds crazy good. Congrats!
  • Re: 2017 Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

    Congrats!
  • Re: Can someone list all of the electrical grounds for a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE 4.0 6 cylinder?

    Try bbbind.com for free wiring diagrams.
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Yeah.. but 248 HP.

    My "high performance" 6-cylinder model from ten years ago only has 235 HP.

    To be honest, an AWD 4 cylinder 3-series with a slushbox is hard for me to beat off the line. I'm a little better, once we get north of 130 mph. ;)
    While on the topic of "yeah buts," you have to remember that, because this scenario happens several times every day, it is an *extremely* important consideration when purchasing a vehicle! :p
    Yeah.. but 248 HP.

    My "high performance" 6-cylinder model from ten years ago only has 235 HP.

    To be honest, an AWD 4 cylinder 3-series with a slushbox is hard for me to beat off the line. I'm a little better, once we get north of 130 mph. ;)
    While on the topic of "yeah buts," you have to remember that, because this scenario happens several times every day, it is an *extremely* important consideration when purchasing a vehicle! :p
    Nah, hp and torque are barely on my radar.
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