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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,838
    oh right. I was thinking you meant on your wagon, not the old buggy. Does seem similar but the light on yours is better to show the color.

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 25,405
    I like the clear blue color on your MB much better than the blue on the wagon. That wagon's blue has a lot of red in it, giving it a purple tone on my screen. There are some blues on cars recently like the Encore and some Cruz models before it was discontinue, but to me those are bright and strong to a fault.

    Maybe I'm just jealous I wouldn't spend the money on a G-wagon...?

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,656
    Yeah, wagon is white with a brown on brown on brown interior . A very mellow color combo which suits the car but if a light blue was available, I'd really be into that, too. Sadly, the last light blue offered on the E in this market was chosen by almost nobody, and discontinued before I got my car.
    stickguy said:

    oh right. I was thinking you meant on your wagon, not the old buggy. Does seem similar but the light on yours is better to show the color.

  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,656
    My paint may have toned down a bit with age, or it might even be the old paint quality, or maybe the more gentle look of the old car.

    Make no mistake, I could only get a new G if I won a lottery. And even then, it would be a non-AMG model - no bling, no big wheels with low profile tires, no big front bullbar that is standard only on US spec models (I think). Id be happy for the usually overmonied dopes who buy these things new simply for that they create a supply of used ones, but they have crazy resale value, so it doesn't matter much. I think the updated model might even still have a waiting list ~2 years after launch.

    If I don't buy out the wagon or buy another wagon, shopping for an old one might be on the list, but I'd probably look into a private import of a diesel model.

    I like the clear blue color on your MB much better than the blue on the wagon. That wagon's blue has a lot of red in it, giving it a purple tone on my screen. There are some blues on cars recently like the Encore and some Cruz models before it was discontinue, but to me those are bright and strong to a fault.

    Maybe I'm just jealous I wouldn't spend the money on a G-wagon...?

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,404
    edited January 4
    Was at the dealer getting my wife's car serviced today.
    Not exactly new, but I saw a couple picking up their car today.
    They were older(70's?), Husband getting into the car while wife was standing next to him at the car door.
    The car was running and she looked at me as I was walking by.
    I said 'Sounds good' and she went "Ohhh Yeahhh'. :p
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  • texasestexases Posts: 9,434
    Finally saw a new C8, red convertible. Surprised it took so long, I'm a couple of miles from a big Chevy dealer.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,838
    on the highway today, a VW Crosssport. I guess that is just a "rakier" version of the Atlas? Not bad looking, but what a barge. There are a couple of Atlases (Atlasii?) in my neighborhood, and they remind me of Tahoes they are so big.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 175,022
    stickguy said:

    on the highway today, a VW Crosssport. I guess that is just a "rakier" version of the Atlas? Not bad looking, but what a barge. There are a couple of Atlases (Atlasii?) in my neighborhood, and they remind me of Tahoes they are so big.

    Yeah, it’s the X6 version of the Atlas.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,671
    Reminds me of a Venza.

    Vehicles like that are never high sellers... haven’t they learned from all the other failures in the segment?

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    Venza

    Where are they now?

    The only manufacturer that seems to sell wagons is Subaru.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,671
    Having said all that... Mom had a Venza and aside from visibility, loved it. Good lease at the time, too.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 14,556
    And Toyota is bringing back the Venza.

    I saw more of them around here than I expected to after the original first came out, but not too many of late.

    I looked at the Atlas Cross Sport on a dealer lot back in the summer and liked its look better than the regular Atlas. It really isn't quite the styling abomination that the Crosstour, ZDX and X6 was.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 180,054
    In that vein, I really like the Audi Q8 over the Q7. Attractive, without the fastback look.

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,326
    kyfdx said:

    In that vein, I really like the Audi Q8 over the Q7. Attractive, without the fastback look.

    Have you heard a Q9 is looming, because the Q7 and 8 are just too small for Americans.
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 175,022
    andres3 said:

    kyfdx said:

    In that vein, I really like the Audi Q8 over the Q7. Attractive, without the fastback look.

    Have you heard a Q9 is looming, because the Q7 and 8 are just too small for Americans.
    Great --- an Audi Suburban. Just what the market needs.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,656
    I'm sure the turn signal use and following distance will be beyond reproach.

    At the same time, MB seems to have no problem selling the GLS, so might as well get in on it.
    Michaell said:

    andres3 said:

    kyfdx said:

    In that vein, I really like the Audi Q8 over the Q7. Attractive, without the fastback look.

    Have you heard a Q9 is looming, because the Q7 and 8 are just too small for Americans.
    Great --- an Audi Suburban. Just what the market needs.
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 175,022
    fintail said:

    I'm sure the turn signal use and following distance will be beyond reproach.

    At the same time, MB seems to have no problem selling the GLS, so might as well get in on it.

    Michaell said:

    andres3 said:

    kyfdx said:

    In that vein, I really like the Audi Q8 over the Q7. Attractive, without the fastback look.

    Have you heard a Q9 is looming, because the Q7 and 8 are just too small for Americans.
    Great --- an Audi Suburban. Just what the market needs.
    Isn’t the Q7 a competitor to the GLS?

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,656
    I don't have the specs in my head, but GLS looks a size bigger. Q7 almost looks closer in size to GLE, and similar price point too I think.
    Michaell said:




    Isn’t the Q7 a competitor to the GLS?

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 175,022
    fintail said:

    I don't have the specs in my head, but GLS looks a size bigger. Q7 almost looks closer in size to GLE, and similar price point too I think.

    Michaell said:




    Isn’t the Q7 a competitor to the GLS?

    The GLE is a tweener, I suppose.

    Q3 = GLA
    Q5 = GLC
    ? = GLE
    Q7 = GLS

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,656
    Quick google finds these dimensions :

    GLE: 194.3" long 76.7" wide 70.7" high

    GLS: 205.2" long 71.8" high 84.9" wide (with mirrors, maybe GLE is folded mirrors0

    Q7: 199" long 78" wide (no mention of mirrors) 69" high.

    I think this might be a segment where size matters more than position in the hierarchy. GLS is a bit larger and more expensive. kind of a German Tahoe.

    Michaell said:

    fintail said:

    I don't have the specs in my head, but GLS looks a size bigger. Q7 almost looks closer in size to GLE, and similar price point too I think.

    Michaell said:




    Isn’t the Q7 a competitor to the GLS?

    The GLE is a tweener, I suppose.

    Q3 = GLA
    Q5 = GLC
    ? = GLE
    Q7 = GLS
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 175,022
    fintail said:

    Quick google finds these dimensions :

    GLE: 194.3" long 76.7" wide 70.7" high

    GLS: 205.2" long 71.8" high 84.9" wide (with mirrors, maybe GLE is folded mirrors0

    Q7: 199" long 78" wide (no mention of mirrors) 69" high.

    I think this might be a segment where size matters more than position in the hierarchy. GLS is a bit larger and more expensive. kind of a German Tahoe.



    Michaell said:

    fintail said:

    I don't have the specs in my head, but GLS looks a size bigger. Q7 almost looks closer in size to GLE, and similar price point too I think.

    Michaell said:




    Isn’t the Q7 a competitor to the GLS?

    The GLE is a tweener, I suppose.

    Q3 = GLA
    Q5 = GLC
    ? = GLE
    Q7 = GLS
    So, the Q7 is the "tweener" it seems.

    Thanks for the numbers.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,656
    Yeah. GLS and Q7 debuted around the same time, but GLS (or GL, as it was) was always a notch larger.

    I think MB and BMW might compare closer, even the X7 looks closer to a GLS. MB and BMW like to follow each other.
    Michaell said:



    So, the Q7 is the "tweener" it seems.

    Thanks for the numbers.



  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,671
    Hmm. Did. It realize the Q7 was that big. I thought it came in a little smaller than our XC90 (195”).

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  • texasestexases Posts: 9,434
    One of these on the way home from the dentist:

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,838
    Odd looking. Not one of AM’s better designs IMO.

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  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,724
    texases said:

    One of these on the way home from the dentist:

    So your dentist left the office before you did...

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 175,022

    texases said:

    One of these on the way home from the dentist:

    So your dentist left the office before you did...
    Nah, that's the office manager.

    You don't want to know how the dentist commutes to work....

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,656
    edited January 20
    Dentist across from me in my old location commutee in a R8, S7, or Q7 - all white. Something about a specific demographic and white Audis.

    Am I being forgetful in my recent busy spell - 2016 E63 wagon?
    Michaell said:


    Nah, that's the office manager.

    You don't want to know how the dentist commutes to work....

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 175,022
    fintail said:

    Dentist across from me in my old location commutee in a R8, S7, or Q7 - all white. Something about a specific demographic and white Audis.

    Am I being forgetful in my recent busy spell - 2016 E63 wagon?

    Michaell said:


    Nah, that's the office manager.

    You don't want to know how the dentist commutes to work....

    Ding ding ding!

    I changed my profile on Sunday, just to see who would notice it first.

    Gotta have a little fun around here, from time to time.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,656
    Whoa, congrats. Spill the beans :)

    Michaell said:


    Ding ding ding!

    I changed my profile on Sunday, just to see who would notice it first.

    Gotta have a little fun around here, from time to time.

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,949
    Michaell said:

    fintail said:

    Dentist across from me in my old location commutee in a R8, S7, or Q7 - all white. Something about a specific demographic and white Audis.

    Am I being forgetful in my recent busy spell - 2016 E63 wagon?

    Michaell said:


    Nah, that's the office manager.

    You don't want to know how the dentist commutes to work....

    Ding ding ding!

    I changed my profile on Sunday, just to see who would notice it first.

    Gotta have a little fun around here, from time to time.

    Are you pulling our tail?

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,404
    @Michaell,
    Let me guess, breld forgot he had one and sold it to you at a good price. :D
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 175,022
    sda said:

    Michaell said:

    fintail said:

    Dentist across from me in my old location commutee in a R8, S7, or Q7 - all white. Something about a specific demographic and white Audis.

    Am I being forgetful in my recent busy spell - 2016 E63 wagon?

    Michaell said:


    Nah, that's the office manager.

    You don't want to know how the dentist commutes to work....

    Ding ding ding!

    I changed my profile on Sunday, just to see who would notice it first.

    Gotta have a little fun around here, from time to time.

    Are you pulling our tail?
    As Ed McMahon would say - “You, sir, are correct”

    I still have the Outback.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,656
    Got me a little excited there, that would have been fun! B)
    Michaell said:


    Ding ding ding!

    I changed my profile on Sunday, just to see who would notice it first.

    Gotta have a little fun around here, from time to time.



    I still have the Outback.

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 14,556
    I’m totally confused now.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 175,022
    ab348 said:

    I’m totally confused now.

    I surreptitiously changed my signature line on Sunday and replaced the Outback with a 2016 MB E63 wagon.

    @fintail was the first to notice the change earlier today.

    I have since restored my original signature line.

    Just trying to have fun with y’all and see who spotted the change.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,838
    new style Genesis G90. Large, imposing car. Looked good too, at least from the back.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,404
    I found something I really don't like about my 2020 Explorer.
    Gas gauge is a series of 8 'chicklets'.
    Right now it's displaying 2 of the 8 chicklets but the 50 miles to empty warning just started to display.
    I have over 300 miles on this tank.
    It does also have a DTE display.
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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,815
    I've always found chicklets don't last long. 50 miles for 2 of them sounds right.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,404
    Does the flavor make a difference? ;)
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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 14,556

    I found something I really don't like about my 2020 Explorer.
    Gas gauge is a series of 8 'chicklets'.
    Right now it's displaying 2 of the 8 chicklets but the 50 miles to empty warning just started to display.
    I have over 300 miles on this tank.
    It does also have a DTE display.

    Hmm. That must be a trend now. I had a couple of new Cadillac loaners over the last year that had something similar, with the extra added attraction of being positioned around the perimeter of the large circular main dials of tach and speedo. In the Caddy they were used for fuel and IIRC temperature. Since they were positioned on the very edge of those two instruments and thus were fairly small I missed even seeing them at first. Naturally since I'm old and these were new and (gasp!) different, I didn't like them.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 180,054
    My future daughter-in-law has a 2014 Impreza. She has a digital gas gauge that I can't even read. :(

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,671
    edited February 5
    We drive so little both cars have been under 1/4 for two weeks now. I last filled the S60 three weeks ago and the XC could be close to six weeks. Counting a 180 round trip for work I don’t think combined has been 300 miles in six weeks.

    My wife hasn’t driven anything since Christmas Eve. It’s pretty depressing!

    I could probably Uber everywhere cheaper than the two payments and insurance.

    This will change once the campground opens in April.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,949
    We drive very little as well. I find excuses just to get out and drive around. I don't even get out of the car.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 175,022
    Still managing with one car here, though the wife has been commuting to a new job the last few weeks. Filling it up every other week after about 300 miles.

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,326
    You guys need to go out and drive... and then buy something. The something you go to buy is the excuse to drive.

    Whether it's a new car, some great food, or some other gadget you might need, go out and stimulate the economy.
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,838
    New car is almost 11 months old, right about 4,500 miles. And that’s with being an only car for almost 5 months now.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,671
    edited February 5
    We have stimulated the economy plenty from Oct to now.

    I’d shiver to run the yearly spending report on Amazon.

    We just had a full vinyl fence installed, all new furniture for the new house, new dishwasher, new projector, screen and sub for media room.

    We are done for a while. Seriously.

    Edit .. and a new XC90

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,656
    I bought a bunch of stuff when I moved ~4 months ago, I've stimulated the economy and my credit cards enough B)

    I last put fuel in the wagon 3 weeks ago, still above 3/4, and I drove around a bit last weekend.
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,949
    tjc78 said:

    We have stimulated the economy plenty from Oct to now.

    I’d shiver to run the yearly spending report on Amazon.

    We just had a full vinyl fence installed, all new furniture for the new house, new dishwasher, new projector, screen and sub for media room.

    We are done for a while. Seriously.

    Edit .. and a new XC90

    Whew, I'm dizzy just reading that! Enjoy!

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,671
    edited February 5
    sda said:

    tjc78 said:

    We have stimulated the economy plenty from Oct to now.

    I’d shiver to run the yearly spending report on Amazon.

    We just had a full vinyl fence installed, all new furniture for the new house, new dishwasher, new projector, screen and sub for media room.

    We are done for a while. Seriously.

    Edit .. and a new XC90

    Whew, I'm dizzy just reading that! Enjoy!
    Thanks!!

    It was a whirlwind few months. One and done, I never want to move ever again!

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