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sandman_6472

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sandman_6472
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Vehicle(s) that interest me
Compact luxury vehicles and crossovers
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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

    Drive many Yaris's at work and they get the "job done" in a very base sort of way but do love the smaller size. Noticed this morning when I pulled into our garage how much room I have on my side with the Golf and how it also gets into any parking space...haven't yet hit the back with the garage door either, another great thing. For some reason, I see so many more Jetta's and Passat's down here, a small fraction are Golf's but think that'll change once the new wagon comes out. At the 3 month mark and no buyers remorse yet, absolutely none...it really is the perfect vehicle for my needs at this stage of my life but for some reason, I had to get the bigger vehicle out of my system. But honestly, if the other half had ended up with the Mazda3, doubt I would've swapped out vehicles so soon. But so glad she did what she did, for once she actually listened to what I had to say!

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

    Wife let her Sirius radio expire on the 2nd only to get a come back letter with no activation fee for $89/year plus tax so on the 12th she agreed. Mine was to expire on the 13th, today but called up a couple of times yesterday and started at my price of $7/month which of course they refused. Called back a bit later and got the same rebuff with them sticking to their "$99/year" price. Mentioned the wife got it for around $85/year and said I'd do that rate but after looking it up, guy said she got the $89 plan and he could do the same so I said sure. Still cheaper than the $8.25/month deal I got on the Tucson and was all set to stream Pandora but once I found out she upped it for the Audi, decided, what the hell. Can always cancel if I decide I like Pandora better at a later date.
    We're both happy with the price we got.

    The Sandman :) B)

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  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Been without a mortgage for 20 years now and it's the best feeling especially having to have put 3 through college and grad school for the older 2. We've done the kids bathroom and the flooring but the kitchen and master bath need attention. The Bathfitter guy came last week for our walk-in shower and think it's a go. Not ready to throw 10k at the whole bathroom yet since I think we'll be selling in about five years. As long as things hold up, might just have to do the fridge and wait on the rest. Really want to downsize and a good chance we might relocate to the west coast of Florida following our girls. Time will tell but taking things slow.

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

    Kirstie_H, just emailed that person since we purchased not one, but two 1.8 turbo engined vehicles within a week and a half in December of 2014. Sweet little engines which love to be driven...excellent mpg's also especially with my Golf. I get to use regular while the wife's A3 requires premium but such is life. We absolutely love our new vehicles!!!

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

    Just came from my AT&T store and my guy said not to worry, it's got that HSPA thing in the upper toolbar and should just be fine. Said it downloaded very fast, has amazing resolution and a great screen...asked him flat out if I should return it and he told me, honestly, it's going to do all you want and if it were him, he'd just keep it and enjoy it. Basically he said I got a good phone for a great price so just enjoy it. Since I've dealt with him for years on all our tech stuff, gonna take his advice and try it for a few weeks and see. If I really don't like it, will return it before the 30 days is up and find something else. He did make me feel much better and I do trust his judgement as he's never steered us wrong before.

    The Sandman :) B)
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