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sandman_6472 ·


Coral Springs, FL
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Vehicle(s) that interest me
Compact luxury vehicles and crossovers
More about me
Have loved automobiles since I was about 3 and that love grows every year!!!
Vehicle(s) I currently own
2015 Golf SE/ 2015 Audi A3/ 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/ 2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    I definiely am!!! Drove the A3 today as we needed to gas it up and do some errands around town...she asked me to drive so why not. Started putting things back into the car this afternoon and was surprised at all the storage space the Tucson had, larger bins in the dash and around the driver which the Golf lacks and even the center compartment is so much smaller. Funny what little things you never notice until they are no longer there...but every vehicle is different and all it means is that I'll be hauling around less "stuff" from now on. All in all, a great little vehicle and think we're going to be very happy with each other!!!

    The Sandman :) B)

  • Re: Real-World Trade-In Values

    Q, got the VW dealer to match Carmax...the sales guy saw that I was gonna walk so he told me to sit tight and he'd see what he could do. Not only did he get them to match Carmax, got them to switch the 17" alloys from the diesel since they looked so much better and they waived the $100 fee for the swap. Used the pricing and think I did pretty well...even the sales guy said hey, you got a real good deal here! So bottom line, who really knows when it comes to car sales but I know I'm extremely happy with things with pick-up tomorrow late afternoon before the sun goes down.

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Who's keeping the list of new car purchases??? Houston, we have lift off!!!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    After reading the article about the new HR-V, I think that's the one for me. I'd have no problem wanting the EX-L model since I do want leather and XM in my next ride. Looks to be a mini CR-V which is fine by me. The smaller size is exactly what I like and it that blue color, just about perfect! Might still go see that C-Max today but honestly, think I just need to wait a couple of years, let the hoopla die down with the HR-V and then swoop in and purchase in year 2 or 3 when any bugs should have been taken care of and there are plenty on the road so invoice pricing would be doable. Considering I still have 4 years of back to back warranty on the Tucson, seems prudent to just stay put for the next few years and build up my car fund. Sure, i could blow about $13.5 and get a newish 200CTh, but since I'm not really "in love" with it, really makes no sense actually. It's nice and all but...maybe the excitement of the wife's new purchase with all the toys on it got me wanting something similar. But from a financial standpoint, would be plain foolish to dump a perfectly good vehicle for a used year older one. Best to wait a couple of years and trade it with around 45k on the clock.
    I know that kind of thinking goes against the mantra of this forum, but we have purchased two new vehicles within a years time which is pretty good for us. And if I really need a new car fix, can always take my set of keys to the A3 and take a spin because in all honesty, it really is a cool vehicle. So glad I mentioned it to her and she's already told me thanks for telling her.

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Happy Thanksgiving, drink and drive safely!!!

    The Sandman :) B)