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stever ·


Viva Las Cruces
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Vehicle(s) that interest me
minivans, hatchbacks wagons, hybrids
More about me
Road Trip! Follow me on Twitter @SteveForumsHost
Vehicle(s) I currently own
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    So....she takes some responsibility, but places most of the blame on the fact that the Ody has a indiscrete warning light and no audible chime to warn of low fuel. :)
    My wife ran errands yesterday and complained that the low fuel light came on as she was nearing home. Then she said she didn't notice the miles to empty gauge since I had it set for the direction and temp. Then she said she missed the plain old gas gauge we had in the Quest.

    Er, sweetie, the far left gauge on the dash is the regular gas gauge. B)

    We ran down the hill for some shopping an hour ago and miles to empty was 30 at first, then the Lo Fuel flashing light came on. The station was ~8 miles away. It only held 18.2 gallons (our record on this van is 19.6 iirc).

    Kind of a good excuse for a new car though. :D Maybe next year....
  • Re: 2014 Honda CR-V Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

    Your numbers are right in line with @torchness. Someone has to get the "better" deal, but if you're ready to buy, go for it.

    One angle - your doc fee is too high, so tell the dealer it's $499 too high. The dealer won't change the doc fee, but the out the door price can be "adjusted" to whack off some of that fee. It'll still say $599 for the doc fee on the sales agreement, but so long as the final price works, that's all that matters.

    Or tell the dealer you like the CR-V a lot but you have a friend in Chattnooga who works for an outfit that supplies VW with some interior bits, and you like the idea of the Passat too and would like to support a local company. (That "friend" would be my nephew, LOL).
  • Re: Road Trip!

    The Big Mac bridge was fun - you could look down through the decking and see the boat traffic 200' below.
  • Re: Road Trip!

    A week without internet? How could you stand it? B)

    Nice country over that way for sure. Look up the exploding whale at Florence OR sometime.

    Now we need a report from our shoulder-season Alaska traveler, @euphonium.
  • Re: 2015 Kia Sedona Prices Paid and Buying Experience

    Nice review - I'm not going to inquire if your mess-makers are dogs or kids. B)

    Minivan prices have gone up it seems. And yeah, telling the dealer that you are cross-shopping an Odyssey won't hurt your bargaining position.