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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,936
    kyfdx said:

    Geez... I love that interior. :)

    The blue over nut brown is gorgeous - no arguing that.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 142,189

    kyfdx said:

    Geez... I love that interior. :)

    The blue over nut brown is gorgeous - no arguing that.
    I’ve seen that interior with nearly every available exterior color. There isn’t a bad combination

    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,430
    Not sure I’d like it with Silver or Charcoal grey but anything else is fair game

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,126
    edited December 2019
    Repair list gives me nightmares about the E39 I had.
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,115
    Looks like the Hyundai Accent is going to be the winner as the new addition to or stable. Now, just have to make the deal, which should happen either tomorrow or Sunday.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,775
    edited December 2019
    at least spring for a limited to get the extra safety features. Still stickers in the 18's. Amortized over a decade, definitely worth the extra money. At minimum the SEL for alloys and nicer 7" touchscreen. Limited has a moonroof if she wants one of those.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,430
    Without question!

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,775
    I think I should get this for my wife for Christmas. Any of you rich people want to kick in to the go fund me?

    https://www.bmwofturnersville.com/inventory/used-2020-bmw-x3-xdrive30i-sports-activity-vehicle-all-wheel-drive-suv-5uxty5c09llt33202

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,115
    The kid's leaning towards the SEL now. If it were me and my $, Limited all the way. But it's not for me and she's paying for it. I've given the girls my opinion on what to buy, now, it's up to them. I've found that this is the best way. tell them my honest opinion, and then back away. They'll call me once they decide on where and what to get and we'll go from there. I'll even meet them at the dealer so I can drive the sucker home for my kid like I did back in 2009. But that's all I can do.
    When I bought my VW, I just did it, didn't need to get an approval from anyone. Same for her when she bought her Audi, her car, her money...her choice. That's how we roll here. We're both lucky enough to each have had $ left to us, from her folks and from my dad, so we don't feel the need to ask. Makes things so much easier basically.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,775
    I really need to stay off the leasing app (the reason I also never visit leasehacker!). Nice dark blue over sand (lovely color combo) Mazda CX9 grand touring. $44K sticker, $418 DAS/$418 per month. Not that I need something that big, but it is still a strong deal. Lot of car for that money. heck, a $32K CX5 is about $350/month.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,430
    That’s a nice deal on the CX-9. Those have great interiors.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 142,189
    corvette said:

    Repair list gives me nightmares about the E39 I had.

    Plus V-8... you never had a chance.. ;)

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  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,585
    edited December 2019
    I'm just here for the ZHP.

    EDIT: After @28firefighter of course.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,512
    edited December 2019
    kyfdx said:



    Plus V-8... you never had a chance.. ;)

    Which is why I've always stuck with the fours and sixes- although the E92 M3 still tempts me; it's kind of a Bavarian Boss 302.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,585
    Speaking of BMWs I test drove this several weeks back when I was in Cleveland for work. I didn't feel like sitting around at the hotel so my buddy with the 6 speed '13 TL picked me up and we headed over. The dealer was quiet and the salesman was great. Took a 30 minute test drive that was a mix of highway and back roads.

    https://www.driveclassicbmw.com/inventory/used-2017-bmw-m240-m240i-rwd-coupe-wba2g1c52hv665107/

    I can see why you are torn between upgrading your M235i or going in a different route. Great car, very balanced and fun to drive.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,512
    What I really like so much is how I can relax and drive around in Comfort mode when I feel like it- or turn the steering, suspension, and drivetrain up to 11 by switching it into Sport or Sport+. It's the closest thing to a dual-purpose car I've ever owned, and it even has a usable rear seat and decent trunk space.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,585
    That's exactly what it felt like when I toggled between Confort and Sport. Nice engine note too.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,936
    M240 is a relative steal. At that price point the smiles-to-dollars ratio is quite good.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • bryanbryan Northern VAPosts: 230
    Hi guys: Long-time lurker, infrequent poster. I don't know if my punch will count towards the annual list Corvette compiles, but I recently took delivery of a 2019 Cadillac XTS Luxury. Pearl White over Sahara Beige.

    I was waffling between a used CT6 or this particular car. With the incentives and dealer discount, along with the trade allowance, it made this car the one! So far I'm enjoying the heck out of it. What a nice ride. I just wish it would clear up so I can get it cleaned up.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,430
    Love that car! Must be beautiful in that color combo. Would some some pics if you can!

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,775
    in addition to seeing a flurry of new Rangers recently, saw a few new Explorers yesterday.

    and been noticing recently that there seem to be a ton of Subaru Ascents out there now running around.

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

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,585

    M240 is a relative steal. At that price point the smiles-to-dollars ratio is quite good.

    It would be a contender to replace the Prelude but that would require getting very creative with the other 2 cars. And I have no idea what's replacing the Acura yet.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,936
    pensfan83 said:

    M240 is a relative steal. At that price point the smiles-to-dollars ratio is quite good.

    It would be a contender to replace the Prelude but that would require getting very creative with the other 2 cars. And I have no idea what's replacing the Acura yet.
    This is why I’d like to find a ZHP. I think I’d get similar satisfaction, I am well versed in the platform, and probably fewer speeding tickets.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,603
    bryan said:

    Hi guys: Long-time lurker, infrequent poster. I don't know if my punch will count towards the annual list Corvette compiles, but I recently took delivery of a 2019 Cadillac XTS Luxury. Pearl White over Sahara Beige.

    I was waffling between a used CT6 or this particular car. With the incentives and dealer discount, along with the trade allowance, it made this car the one! So far I'm enjoying the heck out of it. What a nice ride. I just wish it would clear up so I can get it cleaned up.

    Congrats! I saw the identical car in those colors on the road here recently and with the appearance updates they did last year it really caught my eye. It's a shame they stopped making those. It was the one model that appealed to the traditional Caddy customer.

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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,603

    pensfan83 said:

    M240 is a relative steal. At that price point the smiles-to-dollars ratio is quite good.

    It would be a contender to replace the Prelude but that would require getting very creative with the other 2 cars. And I have no idea what's replacing the Acura yet.
    This is why I’d like to find a ZHP. I think I’d get similar satisfaction, I am well versed in the platform, and probably fewer speeding tickets.
    Did the circumstances that led you to sell the Viggen change?

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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,783
    I see some prices on used CT6 that look like fine bargains - depreciation that would make German cars wince. Maybe a good used deal, that's the Caddy I like most.

    I notice that M240i lacks the rare turn signal option package, like most similar Audi B)
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,115
    Quick question, are the taxes on a new vehicle calculated after all the fees are added in like the dealer fee and the tag fee? My wife and kid are at the dealer and she's trying to find out exactly what the taxes are figured on. Not having much luck googling this stuff.
    Thanks all. Looks like a new car punch is going to happen very soon.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWPosts: 2,829
    Not sure about Fl., but I think taxes only apply to the car with fees added to this. When in doubt, ask the dealership.
  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWPosts: 2,829
    bryan said:

    Hi guys: Long-time lurker, infrequent poster. I don't know if my punch will count towards the annual list Corvette compiles, but I recently took delivery of a 2019 Cadillac XTS Luxury. Pearl White over Sahara Beige.

    I was waffling between a used CT6 or this particular car. With the incentives and dealer discount, along with the trade allowance, it made this car the one! So far I'm enjoying the heck out of it. What a nice ride. I just wish it would clear up so I can get it cleaned up.


    Nice looking, smooth car with great color combo....congrats!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,775
    yeah, it varies state by state, but it is all built into the software. You don't get taxed on government issued items. Dealer fees are part of the cost, and customer incentives are taxed.

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

  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 7,951

    Looks like the Hyundai Accent is going to be the winner as the new addition to or stable. Now, just have to make the deal, which should happen either tomorrow or Sunday.

    Sandy, I wonder if she would like the Venue?

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,689
    edited December 2019
    Talk about an ad with no details. Usually owners of a ZHP can’t say enough about their car.

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/795426019/overview/

    2019 Volvo V90 XC - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,512
    breld said:

    Talk about an ad with no details. Usually owners of a ZHP can’t say enough about their car.

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/795426019/overview/

    He sounds like a tool.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,686
    Not everyone is a zealot. God forbid a non-enthusiast wound up with a ZHP!

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,775
    browsing around, I love this one. Though I doubt I could sell the wife on the color combo.

    https://www.princetonbmw.com/exotic-used/BMW/2019-BMW-X3-3dd670fe0a0d04fe230cb5287a9adb35.htm

    I also like this one. but almost positive the wife will hate the seat color.

    https://www.princetonbmw.com/exotic-used/BMW/2019-BMW-X3-3dd670450a0d04fe230cb52820b7230d.htm

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,936
    edited December 2019
    Love the white over cognac.

    I don’t have a problem with that ZHP ad. I have a problem with the wheels. Every used car I look at gets a PPI.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,969

    Bad news, they'e totaled my kid's 2008 Hyundai Accent with just 40,769 miles on it. After her $400 deductible is taken out, Metlife wants to send her a check for $4053. Have already asked Q what he thinks and wondering, is this amount something that is negotiable? My kid's unhappy but best to just let it go.
    I see a new 2020 Hyundai Accent in her future!!
    Going down tomorrow morning to take her plates off and get her personal stuff out. Glad I'm off tomorrow. Also plan to take some pics of the damage. It's not that much from what Metlife said but, the car is over 11 years old. At what point is enough enough? No, it's definitely time to replace it. The guy who hit here just moved up her time frame! Stinks never the less!

    Sandy, a car that old has almost no value in the insurance company’s eyes regardless of mileage. My 2009 PT Cruiser with 46k miles was only worth a few thousand when I checked last year.

    If the damage is fixable you might want to buy it back from the insurance company and have a neighborhood shop patch it up enough to sell on Craigslist. Cheap transportation is in high demand there.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,686
    stickguy said:

    browsing around, I love this one. Though I doubt I could sell the wife on the color combo.

    https://www.princetonbmw.com/exotic-used/BMW/2019-BMW-X3-3dd670fe0a0d04fe230cb5287a9adb35.htm

    I also like this one. but almost positive the wife will hate the seat color.

    https://www.princetonbmw.com/exotic-used/BMW/2019-BMW-X3-3dd670450a0d04fe230cb52820b7230d.htm

    We went to that dealer first in our X2 quest. I won’t go back there again.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,775
    I like my local guy, where you bought both of yours. I just know from experience the "average Joe" is not getting anything close to a good deal there.

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

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,512
    edited December 2019
    stickguy said:

    browsing around, I love this one. Though I doubt I could sell the wife on the color combo.

    https://www.princetonbmw.com/exotic-used/BMW/2019-BMW-X3-3dd670fe0a0d04fe230cb5287a9adb35.htm

    I also like this one. but almost positive the wife will hate the seat color.

    https://www.princetonbmw.com/exotic-used/BMW/2019-BMW-X3-3dd670450a0d04fe230cb52820b7230d.htm

    The white one is missing the M Sport package, H-K, and Professional Nav, and the other is Missing M Sport and H-K.
    Pass.
    One nice thing about ordering a U.S. built BMW is that you can usually get it in under 3 weeks.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,989
    I would love to order one and pick it up at the SC factory. It is less than 2hrs from here.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,775
    I would rather use carplay so standard Navi should be fine for when I just want to see the map on the screen. I have no clue what "professional" navi adds, but that does sound very BMW to offer it!

    the M Sport is not important to us, and I would have to listen to both audio systems to see if there was enough difference to matter to the wife. As long as it has her XM I doubt she would notice the upgrade.

    other than that had all the important features.

    They did have one with M Sport and a bunch of other stuff, but no pictures or price yet.

    and the real oddball around here, a black over black (yuck) S drive. real low options too I think. Not much more than a moonroof and maybe heated seats. That was pretty cheap. 2019, I think around 18K miles, for $29,995. I am sure the price will get people to look at it.

    I don't think I could find a new in stock S drive if I searched every dealer within 50 miles.

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

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 718
    @qbrozen - how is the knee?
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,115
    Thought they had a deal on a 2020 Hyundai Accent with door edge guards and a free oil change but they left without signing what I thought was a good deal. Today, she wants to try a Chevy Sonic turbo sedan, an LT, and not the Premier model I'd prefer. So, looks like I'm trucking down to Miami again soon to meet the girls at the Chevy store. Unfortunately, the kid is so confused right now so she's stuck in her tracks. Guess my wife needs me to come down and get the job done.
    Wish she'd look at the Venue or even an Encore, but she wants a sedan, period. Personally, either of these two will be fine for her as it's just an appliance in her mind. She don't care about alloy wheels or the audio system, two things that are a deal breaker for me. But hey, all I can do now is get her into something so we can back to our lives. This hour drive down to Kendall is starting to get annoying. She don't get it that I drive so much at work that on my free time, last place I want to be is in Miami traffic. As the natives say, "mucho traffico"!
    If you've ever been to Miami, you'll understand. Not as bad as L A, but folks drive like nuts and using your turn signal encourages those in the lane you want to get into to speed up on ya. Totally annoying!! So, today, we're buying something!!

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,430
    edited December 2019
    I think the Accent is the better ride.... she should at least try the little utes. Encore is a nice little vehicle.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,430
    stickguy said:

    browsing around, I love this one. Though I doubt I could sell the wife on the color combo.

    https://www.princetonbmw.com/exotic-used/BMW/2019-BMW-X3-3dd670fe0a0d04fe230cb5287a9adb35.htm

    I also like this one. but almost positive the wife will hate the seat color.

    https://www.princetonbmw.com/exotic-used/BMW/2019-BMW-X3-3dd670450a0d04fe230cb52820b7230d.htm

    If you buy the 1976 brown over brown, maybe consider some harvest gold or olive green appliances for your kitchen. B)

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,686
    mjfloyd1 said:

    @qbrozen - how is the knee?

    awful. Thank you for asking.

    It is incredibly aggravating. I was actually moving around much better yesterday. Enough so that, while my wife was out shopping, I thought "let me go get the mail." On my way down the front path, I noticed our inflatable Santa was tilted. One of the retaining ropes had come untied. Ok, easy enough, fixed. Then as I stepped back onto the path, another retaining rope caught the foot connected to that very knee. OMG. That was brutal. The words that poured forth from my mouth ... anyway, luckily I had my cell. Called my eldest in the house to bring out my crutches. A good deal of swelling (not that it wasn't swollen before) has since returned. I'd say, after first injury, it was maybe 33% larger than normal, went down to about 15% or so, and now back up to 25%.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,775
    sda said:

    I would love to order one and pick it up at the SC factory. It is less than 2hrs from here.

    I would love that too, getting exactly what I want. And a fun experience. The problem is, you have to pay the full boat price on it, and be $10K in the hole by the time you cross the NC border on the way home!

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,775
    tjc78 said:

    I think the Accent is the better ride.... she should at least try the little utes. Encore is a nice little vehicle.

    I agree. after such good luck with the old one, and wanting to keep it for a long time (10 year warranty), why switch to a Chevy that is covered for a lot shorter time, and is not really as nice or good of a car? Especially for a person that just considers it an appliance.

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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,603
    tjc78 said:

    I think the Accent is the better ride.... she should at least try the little utes. Encore is a nice little vehicle.

    I agree. It sounds to me like she has closed her mind to something she hasn't experienced yet.

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

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