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sandman_6472
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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

    Test drove both the Jetta and the Golf SE after work today and even brought the Jetta by the house for the garage test, it fit but just barely. The Golf SE with the roof was a hoot to drive especially in Sport mode, drove better than the wife's A3 if you can believe that but think it's lighter to be honest. As we stand now, I got them down to $10.5 plus my Tucson and they'd swap out the 17" diesel alloys for the 17" ones that came on the SE. All in all, not to bad of a deal to finally get into something I'd really love...I mean wow, it accelerated so great I was speechless! The wife...well, she says "do what you want" but I could tell she wants me to keep what I have. She did mention that I had put the amp in and those side protectors on the doors so I do have an investment here and guess she thinks I've thrown money out here. I know it ain't practical but...!
    But here's another twist to our story. She's asked me to hold off a bit and here's the kicker...she asked me if I'd want to buy her out on the A3!

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

    Now I know a little bit about what you guys feel like having these lux vehicles, there's something a little extra, something I can't put into words exactly but these vehicles are a step above anything we've ever owned. So much tech to learn but how fun is that! Puts a big grin on your face the minute you open the garage and see your vehicle and think, hey, we own this! Such a rush and now I want it also so the plan is to just do some test drives the next few weeks and see what's out there and how much I could get on the Tucson just in case. Still have that urge for the Lexus hybrid I coveted last year even though I couldn't do new. CPO in these lux vehicles can be almost as good as new and as good as the Tucson is, I think I want the next level now actually, crazy as that must sound. Even the wife knows that this little ute isn't something I plan to keep for a long time. Read that the new smaller Honda ute is due out real soon and it's a looker and just the right size...and not as cramped as the CT200h.

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    It's so funny that I've always hated the drive to Miami and would avoid it at all costs. So where does my job take me like 75% of the time??? Miami, where the folks have no clue how to drive and where they refuse to speak English when I know most of them know some at least. We live in Broward County for those who know South Florida and the office is in south Broward County. Miami is in Dade County, about 5 miles due south of us and we end up going there a few times each day I work. I know Broward so much better since I've lived down here since late '69 but Dade, totally lost for the most part so I rely on my smartphone or just follow someone else. My sense of direction is usually pretty good and if I go someplace once, I can usually get there again but going into Miami has had it's moments for me.
    And right now with the wife's additional job duties and new clients, I feel like I need to be around more to help her out. I'm still on the fence about going back to the long distance driving even though the West Palm one just needs a current drivers report from me while the closer Ft. Lauderdale gig hasn't said yes, but hasn't said no either and since it really is closer, I'm thinking of just giving them some more time to call me on a day off. The girls all say to stick with the Hertz gig and call it a day so am pretty torn right now. I've been having some painful spinal issues of late but would like to earn some extra money now that season is about to start. Decisions, decisions!! So I'll leave it in G-d's hands right now and let him decide what I need to do here!

    The Sandman
  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    Just have to say it, the folks around the Miami International airport are just crazy. Guess with all the tourists from in and out of the United States and some of the roads not having the best signage, I cringe whenever we have to go there, like yesterdays numerous trips. Hell, driving anywhere in Dade and Broward county's is a nightmare all year round which gets worse during season. Almost every other vehicle has a cell phone yapper but yesterday I saw a lady with her tablet on her steering wheel and multi-tasking...was very disturbing to say the least. And yesterday around 6, it was bumper to bumper on the Palmetto Expressway, probably the worst road in South Florida, and we have to use it so many times. Glad I love my job!!

    The Sandman :) B)