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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,756

    stickguy said:

    are you looking for another convertible? Wait until the first snowflakes fall. That should help pricing in Chi town! And probably won't have to wait too long.

    Yes she who must be obeyed wants another convertible. I, on the other hand, do not as we have the bike and use that most of the time when we would have the top down. So I am not sure if we would get enough use of the drop top to justify the added expense.
    How about this one? No struggling to get in and out for an old fella like you. :D

    Buy a Batman mask so the neighbours don't know who it is! :p

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,319
    ab348 said:

    @ab348,
    How much did GM sell the Saturn brand for? ;)


    The same amount they sold Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Hummer for.

    The difference is that Ford did this of their own free will, not with a federal gun to their head.
    So only the stockholders took a bath instead of the taxpayers. I like that.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,319
    edited August 18
    berri said:

    I've seen an occasional convertible on Hertz and Enterprise lots. Since you are buying used, at least you'll know the thing had oil changes.


    Half the cars I deliver to dealers say change oil soon.

    In my area Enterprise owns a bunch of Mustang 4cly convertibles and some Camaro verts as well. I’ve seen both brands in the Hertz section of the airport garage including some 5.0 Mustangs. (Remember the photo my buddy at Hertz sent me?)

    When it comes to the V8 muscle cars I can't believe the companies rent these to people.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,744
    @driver100,
    Who wants to have their car totaled after giving a refuse truck a 'brake job'?
    Stuff happens.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,744
    @oldfarmer50,
    Not just the stockholders.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,858

    @ab348,
    Ford sold those brands to avoid the gun to their head.
    Might have been better off financially in the long run, the other way.

    The problem wasn't so much their selling of it as their buying of it (and Land Rover, and Jaguar) in the first place.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,489
    ab348 said:

    Michaell said:

    The S60 is built in Sweden (vin begins with Y)

    The S90 is built in China (vin begins with L)

    I wonder why all the owner reviews of the 2019 S60 on Edmunds think it is built in SC?
    SC = South China? 🤪😜😇😀

    2018 Mercedes S450

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,094

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,489
    On Thursday evening, I’m taking my daughter out to dinner - she has been a South Florida resident for 5 weeks now. I can’t wait to hear all about her new job, her apartment in Boynton Beach and how she is adjusting to 94-95 degree temps every day with all the humidity we get this time of year.

    I know she likes lobster tails, so that’s what we’ll go for. I prefer ribeye steak because I rarely (no pun intended) eat red meat. I could use a boost of protein and iron!

    But everything considered, it is so nice having one of my remaining kids close by - I feel more secure. 😇

    2018 Mercedes S450

  • dino001dino001 Tampa, FLPosts: 5,514
    edited August 18


    So only the stockholders took a bath instead of the taxpayers. I like that.

    I think stockholders SAVED money when Mercury was shut down. I think they also saved some money with premium Euro brand sales, as those operations were all in red. Employees, probably not so much, unless Ford found them a new model/plant.

    2018 430i Gran Coupe

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,858

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    here is one that I completely forgot even existed. Maybe this would make a nice replacement for a Sebring? Conceptually, seems to be a kindred spirit.

    https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/tampa-2017-buick-cascada/6938819937.html

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,379
    I was afforded the opportunity to drive a friend’s Tesla Model S 75D & BMW 440xi Convertible, back to back around Route 130 in Bordentown, NJ.

    I was impressed with both cars, but one of them completely blew me away. First the Tesla. It’s a Model S 75D. The wife drives it back and forth to work (9 miles each way) and uses it to shuttle the kids around. They have 2 daughters 8 & 6. The Model is is the @stickguy color special. Dark blue with a light interior. It’s a beautiful color combination. Very subtle and sleek looking without the gargantuan sized wheels. The seats are incredibly comfortable. The rear view mirror is tiny. The car has the fixed glass roof and not a sunroof. Cabin is airy and light. AC does an incredible job at cooling the canine down on a very hot day. I start off accelerating normal just to get a feel for a car without an engine. The regenerative brakes take a bit of time to get used to. They start grabbing right when you take your foot off the “gas” pedal. I’m going about 40 in a 35 and my friend tells me to jump on it. No drama, no noise (still very strange as I like the noises my cars make), just an instantaneous blast of speed. We are pushed back into our seats as I’m waiting to make the jump to light speed. It’s that fast. Wow. I’m going over 80 mph, the car feels solid, stable, but feels like it can keep going. The rest of the way, I keep it at normal speeds. The car automatically opens its garage door as you pull into the driveway. I wasn’t expecting much, but will seriously consider a Model 3 once it comes time to replace my beloved Infiniti.

    We pull the Tesla into the garage. And my friend goes inside and grabs the keys to his 440xi MSport Convertible. The car is beautiful. Estoril Blue over Black with M Sport package. As awesome as the Tesla was, this is what a car should sound & feel like. Push the start button and the Twin Turbo In-line 6 growls to life. I just love the way the car does everything just right. It is heavy and slower than the Tesla, but so damn sexy. The acceleration, braking, & precise handling that made me fall in love with BMWs many moons ago.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,854
    driver100 said:

    tjc78 said:

    For those that don’t follow CCBA

    https://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/4011/general/x/chronic-car-buyers-anonymous/p3172

    Have to scroll down a few posts for mine.

    Hey all! Punch is official!

    2019 S60 T6 Inscription
    Crystal White over Blond

    How come we get it 2nd hand?
    Is this the car of which we are speaking?

    I saw one from the rear a few days ago and it looked really nice on the road....I wondered what it was, now I know.
    Congratulations.....great car.....change your signature.
    Lol, over on CCBA they had to hear the week long drama doing the deal. They had to know first.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra (for a little longer) / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,744
    @ab348,
    I meant going through bankruptcy like GM did, not buying the brands.
    Those brands have all survived, so there is that.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    I assume you are just keeping the Elantra until the end and making the last couple of payments?

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,854
    Most likely. This week going to make an appointment with Auto lenders. They think they will get a lower payoff from the bank which may eliminate some of the delta between what I owe and what they will give me for it.

    Right now I’m at $820 just to give it back (2 payments and dispo fee)

    Buy out is 13,500 and they offered 12k site unseen.

    So depending what becomes with them I may end up owing less and getting rid of it. Will save a month or two of insurance too.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra (for a little longer) / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,319
    stickguy said:

    here is one that I completely forgot even existed. Maybe this would make a nice replacement for a Sebring? Conceptually, seems to be a kindred spirit.

    https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/tampa-2017-buick-cascada/6938819937.html

    I like the styling but in researching it I thought it was underpowered and overpriced.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,756

    stickguy said:

    here is one that I completely forgot even existed. Maybe this would make a nice replacement for a Sebring? Conceptually, seems to be a kindred spirit.

    https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/tampa-2017-buick-cascada/6938819937.html

    I like the styling but in researching it I thought it was underpowered and overpriced.
    Besides that, that is what the woman in Florida was driving who pushed her door open and hit the C250. Unless you are selfish and self absorbed and like to talk on your self phone as you are getting out of your car - best to avoid this particular model.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,475
    stickguy said:

    here is one that I completely forgot even existed. Maybe this would make a nice replacement for a Sebring? Conceptually, seems to be a kindred spirit.

    https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/tampa-2017-buick-cascada/6938819937.html

    The Cascada is on our watch list, decent car for the price but the engine could have been more powerful.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,854
    I like the Cascada, I'd wager on a lightly used unit a good deal could be had.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra (for a little longer) / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    I assumed the Sebring is no burner, and you don't really drive it hard. But, gotta be comfortable with the amount of HP or you won't be happy.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,854
    200HP in that probably is a little sluggish... why they never put the 3.6 in there I'll never know.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra (for a little longer) / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,088
    driver100 said:

    stickguy said:

    here is one that I completely forgot even existed. Maybe this would make a nice replacement for a Sebring? Conceptually, seems to be a kindred spirit.

    https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/tampa-2017-buick-cascada/6938819937.html

    I like the styling but in researching it I thought it was underpowered and overpriced.
    Besides that, that is what the woman in Florida was driving who pushed her door open and hit the C250. Unless you are selfish and self absorbed and like to talk on your self phone as you are getting out of your car - best to avoid this particular model.
    I think you're right. That model should not be allowed in parking lots unless it has the optional door opener nanny minder. :@

    jmonroe
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,088
    tjc78 said:

    200HP in that probably is a little sluggish... why they never put the 3.6 in there I'll never know.

    More than likely CAFE played a role in that decision.

    jmonroe
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,858
    tjc78 said:

    200HP in that probably is a little sluggish... why they never put the 3.6 in there I'll never know.

    It was built in Germany by Opel and used a 4-banger, I believe because a V-6 would not fit in the chassis.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,610

    stickguy said:

    here is one that I completely forgot even existed. Maybe this would make a nice replacement for a Sebring? Conceptually, seems to be a kindred spirit.

    https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/tampa-2017-buick-cascada/6938819937.html

    The Cascada is on our watch list, decent car for the price but the engine could have been more powerful.
    I suspect a lot of Cascada are leased. So returned vehicles that are CPO within the 4/50 Buick warranty should be available from 3-year leases. I see more of them than I would expect to see in this area.

    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,610
    edited August 19
    Inept government example:
    Saturday our PO Box would not operate. I went back to PO later with my wife's key to see if it was just my key that was the problem. No joy.

    This morning, the desk clerk smiled when I said it wouldn't work. She said they may want my information updated... Huh?

    I told her just putting a note in the box saying to update at counter within 7 or 10 days would have been better. It had cost me time and effort.

    We've had the box more than 30 years. Never had to do this before. Ridiculous. They put notes in the box when pay will be due by the end of the month. Same should have been done here. Locking the box without notice--ridiculous.

    At least I could see what was in the box from the informed delivery emails they send and knew nothing important was there that I had to have before Monday.


    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,858


    I suspect a lot of Cascada are leased. So returned vehicles that are CPO within the 4/50 Buick warranty should be available from 3-year leases. I see more of them than I would expect to see in this area.

    A lot of them went into rental fleets too. Their sales didn't exactly burn up the charts.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,756
    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    stickguy said:

    here is one that I completely forgot even existed. Maybe this would make a nice replacement for a Sebring? Conceptually, seems to be a kindred spirit.

    https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/tampa-2017-buick-cascada/6938819937.html

    I like the styling but in researching it I thought it was underpowered and overpriced.
    Besides that, that is what the woman in Florida was driving who pushed her door open and hit the C250. Unless you are selfish and self absorbed and like to talk on your self phone as you are getting out of your car - best to avoid this particular model.
    I think you're right. That model should not be allowed in parking lots unless it has the optional door opener nanny minder. :@

    jmonroe
    Yeh, if someone buys one they should check the edges of the doors to make sure the previous owner didn't go around dinging people's doors. Some models attract incompetent car owners :@

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

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