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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

    Gobble gobble folks from sunny South Florida!

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

    Finally drove about 100 miles in a new 2017 Elantra SE and liked it, a lot. Liked it better than the Civic and the Civic is pretty damn good! The dash has a smallish digital speedo but just thought it was way too small. The Golf has a much larger one which I like, had one in my '06 Civic so am used to having one and use it to tell me my speed.
    Elantra accelerated very nicely with very smooth shifting of the tranny, felt like I was driving a Sonata really. If I were to get one, would get the Limited model with all the goodies plus it has a moonroof, something I've gotten quite used to having.
    On another note, my mpg's have definitely improved since the recall was done, at 200 miles and not even at 1/2 a tank. Figuring with all highway and no a/c, could probably squeek out at least 460 miles per tank, maybe even a bit higher. Driving around 65 seems to be the sweet spot for excellent mpg's though when I do do 65, I'm being passed by most vehicles out there and getting honks and dirty looks and gestures. no one wants to go under 70 it seems!

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

    Got into Golf at 6:45 this morning to go to work and turned the key. NOTHING happened!! Figure the battery is dead or cell or two down because it just wouldn't turn over. Jumped in the Accent and off I went. Very impressive vehicle this 8 year old Hyundai Accent. Only 1 issue in all these years, brake light switch, fixed under warranty.
    Called my service advisor and told him what happened and that I'd have it towed in tomorrow morning since now, I'm taking the day off. Hoping it's something easy and fixed under warranty quickly. Since the vehicle sat from Friday night till this morning with no use, a bit surprised. Mentioned on Thursday to the indie guy that at the 2 year mark, I'd be back to replace the battery in December. Karma seems to have intervened here!

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

    Must be fate, a Mercedes commercial just came on and as I was typing "CLA 250", the announcer said those same words while showing a pic! Gotta be karma folks...think it's meant to be!!!

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

    Drove a '16 Civic all day at the Honda store and it's quite stellar compared to the others in it's class. Blows the Corolla out of the water and as good as the Jetta. Haven't driven the new Elantra yet so can not comment but expecting good things. Hertz got in a mess load of new Elantra's and Cruze's but we can't get at them because they go to the airport first. Eventually, they will trickle down to the HLE offices and after 5K on the clock, we should have plenty.
    Missed the big fight in the chase vehicle today but heard they had to pull over before the punches started flying. Got a text within 5 minutes describing the whole affair and wasn't surprised as I was just waiting for it to happen. The newest crew member just isn't fitting in well and it's causing big problems now. I just avoid him by working the days he doesn't and if I do see him, say hello and goodbye since I don't like drama of any sort. Best just to not be there on his days on and will continue this pattern.

    The Sandman :) B)
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