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sandman_6472

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sandman_6472
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Coral Springs, FL
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Coral Springs, FL
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
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  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    I also wanted the Lexus CT 200h but they were all very noisy for some reason. Tried new and used and all made the same noise which really bothered us. Also, a bit tight inside to be honest and I'm on the slim side and around 5'7", give or take. We're a bit pricey to but it's a Lexus so makes sense. Liked the Encore and if going domestic, would choose it. All about the size of my Golf which is my preferred size. Still haven't tested the HR-V yet but love the interior except no knobs, a real negative for me.
    Had heated seats in the Tucson and loved them, think the Golf has 'em but not really sure. Will hit 25K shortly and no warranty so will just take my chances. Still have the Tiguan in my short list and might end up with a cpo unit in the next year or two. Would make a perfect retirement vehicle especially if we do some cross country trips though the Encore and HR-V would also work.

    The Sandman :) B)

    (P.S. Typing from my new Apple tablet, iPad Air. My Thanksgiving day gift to me. My p c officially died so got one of these instead of a new desktop)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Gobble gobble folks from sunny South Florida!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    AB348, agree with you totally and have basically left all social media besides Edmunds because of all the nastiness I encountered by folks I thought I knew. Being a mostly optimistic person, found too much negativity, more than I wanted to handle! Brought out behaviors that I just decided I didn't want to deal with anymore so haven't been back since the election. Not sure I even want to go back honestly! Don't want to deactivate my accounts per se, but am on a sabbatical for the time being and probably will be for the next few months. Don't for see things improving, just getting worse and since I view social media as enjoyment, best just to walk away for the time being and deal with my real passion, the automobile!

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

    Turns out my license has been suspended since last year! Went back down to Dade County after going first to Broward where I live to get this mess solved. Tuesday, I didn't stop at the line at a stop sign and there was a cop right there. He pulls me over and seeing that it's my birthday, he gave me a verbal warning. But comes back and says I have a suspended license! WTF!!!
    Turns out there was am issue with the suspension last November where dade County said I never paid the fine for my fender bender. Went down last November 15th and naturally, they had a copy of my canceled check and my driving school certificate...they never put it into the computer!! They did when I was there but since I had that theft in Jacksonville where the guy stole my license info, I got an added number to my license number and the two numbers didn't match. It showed up on the computer as a suspended license! I tried to tell the cop this but he was pretty rude and a bit nasty and gave me a ticket for a suspended license anyways Tuesday. So now, I have to fight the ticket and go before a judge and have it dismissed because my license was really fine the whole time, there was a clerical error with the new drivers license number. Cop said the judge should throw it out because I did nothing wrong, things out of my control happened.
    So now, I have to make an appointment to go before a judge and explain this nonsense...need to plead not guilty and set up a date within the next 30 days. I'd laugh if it wasn't so ridiculous to begin with but...it ain't funny!!

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

    Don't count out the Cruze until you drive it and sit in it. Have never liked them but this new model is a game changer as far as I'm concerned. And I drove a base model, so didn't have a lot of options...but I really liked it, a lot! And not being a domestic fan, the Cruze is a vehicle I'd consider if in the market now, especially the hatch. Saw a couple in person at the Chevy store a few weeks back and looks good. I like the color on the commercial out now, a pumpkinish color which makes the hatch look even better. I like hatchbacks, have already had 3 or 4 over the years, and if in the market, would seriously consider the Cruze LTZ unit. Think Chevy finally hit one out of the park with this new Cruze which is good news since Buick is dropping the Verano, a vehicle I was very close to buying back in 2013.

    The Sandman :) B)
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