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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,078
    stickguy said:

    au1994 said:

    In other news, my wife is asking (not demanding) that I send the touring back to my dad when practical for both of us in favor of something a little newer that she can drive.

    Not a Camaro. She said it’d be fun but not practical.

    The problem? I can’t think of a single vehicle at a reasonable price point that really excites me.

    I agree. GTI, GLI, A3 kinda come to mind if thats considered reasonable. I think any 3 series is out due to price. If she nixed a Camaro, I assume that would kill the Mustang too.
    I can think of something interesting in just about any glass of vehicle. The real trouble is narrowing it down to one class. Need to figure out if there any any must have (feature or functionality) deal breaker to at least start whittling the choices down! When you don’t technically even need a back seat, it’s a wide range.

    I do tend to focus on upcoming models though. So GTI, Maverick and Santa Cruz are high on the list. Next Civic depending on models. All assuming I want new. That’s all just off top of my head.
    If its anything goes, IE more than sedans, then yes my shopping list is wide as the Sargasso Sea...Pilot, Ridgeline, Gladiator, Maverick, Santa Cruz, Wrangler, Tacoma, TLX, GTI all have my interest in my various schemes. And those are just for me. When I add the choices for my wife to complement those, the list easily doubles.

    Surely therapy is cheaper...

    2008 Toyota Land Cruiser White over Tan
    2017 BMW X1 Jet Black over Mocha

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 4,223
    au1994 said:

    stickguy said:

    au1994 said:

    In other news, my wife is asking (not demanding) that I send the touring back to my dad when practical for both of us in favor of something a little newer that she can drive.

    Not a Camaro. She said it’d be fun but not practical.

    The problem? I can’t think of a single vehicle at a reasonable price point that really excites me.

    I agree. GTI, GLI, A3 kinda come to mind if thats considered reasonable. I think any 3 series is out due to price. If she nixed a Camaro, I assume that would kill the Mustang too.
    I can think of something interesting in just about any glass of vehicle. The real trouble is narrowing it down to one class. Need to figure out if there any any must have (feature or functionality) deal breaker to at least start whittling the choices down! When you don’t technically even need a back seat, it’s a wide range.

    I do tend to focus on upcoming models though. So GTI, Maverick and Santa Cruz are high on the list. Next Civic depending on models. All assuming I want new. That’s all just off top of my head.
    If its anything goes, IE more than sedans, then yes my shopping list is wide as the Sargasso Sea...Pilot, Ridgeline, Gladiator, Maverick, Santa Cruz, Wrangler, Tacoma, TLX, GTI all have my interest in my various schemes. And those are just for me. When I add the choices for my wife to complement those, the list easily doubles.

    Surely therapy is cheaper...
    I doubt it. It is more fun to drive therapy than drone on to a therapist.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 41,674
    I hope that the country moves enough back to normal by the fall that I can start going out and doing some looking, and actual test driving. I really miss doing that.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 12,418
    corvette said:

    nyccarguy said:

    Nice lookin S4 Prestige at a local Ford dealer.

    The ad says 13,505 miles, but the odo shows 24,929. Just an honest oversight, I'm sure. But, it also looks like they reported the 13,505 to CarFax and now it shows a mileage inconsistency on the report. And, the previous owner or lessee apparently didn't take it to a dealer for service, but did take it to Valvoline to get the oil changed once. #facepalm

    That's a damn shame as I don't believe any of Valvoline's oils meet any of VW's/Audi's specs. Could be a good grocery getter though.
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 12,418

    nyccarguy said:

    Nice lookin S4 Prestige at a local Ford dealer.

    https://www.stamfordford.com/used/Audi/2018-Audi-S4-433e8fe20a0e0a171251749a770679b2.htm

    Price seems kinda high for a car that looks like it had the warranty clock punched in 2017.

    Had this conversation with my son the other day. Given I’ve owned both an S4 with the V6 turbo, and the Stinger with the V6 turbo, they essentially drive the same. They really do. Understandable given the engineering and management.

    Even some of the switchgear in the interior is similar. The suspension feels very similar between the two, also.

    The big difference, even though the Stinger is using essentially the same tech and very similar engineering, the S4 is WAY MORE expensive to maintain. That said, it will also hold its resale value WAY MORE than the Stinger, too.
    Unless you owned an 18+ S4, you had a Supercharged V6 S4, or a naturally aspirated V8 going back further. Turbo 6 would be going way way way back.....

    Maintenance? Just oil changes, brakes, and tires. Oh yes, the DSG service every 35-45,000 miles. It's not that expensive. I still get my synthetic Audi spec oil changes for about $100 (no coupon). How much is a Stinger oil change?
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 14,775
    ronsteve said:

    nyccarguy said:

    Just got my 1st Pfizer shot.

    Let us know how things are Saturday or Sunday. I'm scheduled for 2nd Moderna next Friday.
    Yeah, I'm up for #2 tomorrow morning.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 14,775
    qbrozen said:


    Can’t tell much on pic 1, and pic 3 looks like maybe a little low. But pics 2 and 4 show plenty of life.

    Looks like they are wearing a little faster in the middle than they should; what is the inflation level? Maybe drop them back some and let them go for another 5K.

    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 14,580
    Michaell said:

    stickguy said:

    I hate those clamshell doors. When we shopped minis, we went in to look at a countryman. But after trying both, liked the hardtop better.

    I actually didn't find it too distracting when I drove it.

    But, to each his own.
    It doesn't bother me either. FWIW, I replaced the thermostat on my Clubman(it was throwing a code) and it's now returning 38-40 mpg on my daily commute.

    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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 5,718
    I'm waiting patiently for the new VW Taos to come out, sometime in the fall of 2021 according to the sales guy I spoke to at the West Palm VW store last week. He took me outside to see the new electric they are selling now but it's just too big to fit into our garage, maybe on the wife's side(left) but no way on my side. I mentioned the new Taos and he said it should be about the size I require, so we shall see.
    Size wise, the Mini Cooper is just about perfect though the rest of the family thinks the regular Mini is just too small. The Countryman is a bit bigger and I do like them. I'd be looking at a loaner to save a few bucks because the $37.4K is a lot to spend on a new vehicle. I'm still thinking around $25K plus my trade is about as high as I'd like to go. But we'll just have to see. I really need some good seat time behind the wheel to decide.
    That little bit of oil I found on the garage floor must've been a fluke as no more has shown up after I cleaned the garage floor. Had canceled the appointment at the mechanic last Monday as thought it would be a waste. At about 66.8K on the clock now and doubt I'll hit 68K by years end.

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 5,718
    One thing I really need to think about is that I doubt I'll ever be putting 13K on any newer vehicle I get after the Golf. Just not driving that much anymore. As I recall, I had the Tucson for about 375 days and it had just over 16.4K miles when I traded it. But getting a job much closer to home has cut down my yearly miles dramatically. Plus, the pandemic brought my mileage down to around 2750 miles in 2020. Figure when things get back to normal, might be doing 5K miles each year if that, so I'll be able to keep the next vehicle a bit longer. Just hope that there will be some brands that still have 0% or super low financing rates when the time comes. Would rather not interrupt my portfolio to plunk down $25K or so on a depreciating asset at this stage of our lives. Who knows, this could be the last vehicle I end up buying, not to get too morbid here. I'm the last sibling left out of four, so we're entering new ground here! But maybe that's a great reason in itself to just say the h-ll with it and just spend whatever I want! No rule that says I can't spend it all before I go!

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 29,082
    edited April 9
    The ongoing Camaro saga:
    I shared my overheating story, which resulted in me not making it to the Motor Vehicle offices that day. Turns out it didn’t matter. Drove there again Thurs (in the Fiat) to find it closed due to Covid. Did I share that already? I forget. Well, anyway, I check today to make an appt at a different office and find THAT office is closed but the original one is re-opened. So back in the Fiat for the 30-min trek. I get there to find it MOBBED. You’d think there was a Fair going on. Cars taking up every inch of curb space all around the facility and at least 100 people standing outside waiting to get in. So much for appointments?? I don’t know, but I didn’t stay to find out, not that I could find parking anyway.

    I emailed the good folks at Heidebreicht Chevy to give them an update and to ask, if it doesn’t cost anything, if they’d be so kind as to send me a new temp tag. Both ladies I had worked with are on vacay, but a gentleman business manager replied that he’d be happy to send me a 14-day tag at their expense because it only costs $1. I gotta say, with the large number of lousy dealers I ran across looking for this Chevy, this outfit has been top notch, even taking the contract errors into account. They’ve just been very accommodating and nice and attentive.

    By the way, regarding the Fiat: I really like that car. I mean, in some ways. I would like a more supportive seat and an Abarth model, of course. It is fun to zip around in.

    ‘21 Camaro LT1, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited. 54-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 41,674
    I am considering keeping the jetta less and less every time I hear a DMV horror story. I hope in a few weeks Carvana or Carmax make her an offer she can't refuse (and that I don't want to match, since my cost would be matching the best offer we can find!)

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 41,674
    well, this is gorgeous. If I was ever going to buy a car off an online auction, it should be this one. Not only is it a great configuration, it lives really close to me (actually right in the middle of me and TJC) and the indy that did the recent work on it is about 5 minutes from me (I drive past it frequently) and is the place I would use if I ever actually did buy an old BMW. I am curious what this is going to end up selling for. And I am sure it will eat the next owner alive, but at least the carbon was just cleaned out.

    even has a warranty!

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/3vG5AJgm/2009-bmw-z4-sdrive35i

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 7,666
    Anyone have any experience or thoughts on Audi Q5e?
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2007 BMW 530xi Touring 6MT (on loan), 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 11,997

    I doubt a Taco can do a burnout.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 17,791
    edited April 10

    One thing I really need to think about is that I doubt I'll ever be putting 13K on any newer vehicle I get after the Golf. Just not driving that much anymore. As I recall, I had the Tucson for about 375 days and it had just over 16.4K miles when I traded it. But getting a job much closer to home has cut down my yearly miles dramatically. Plus, the pandemic brought my mileage down to around 2750 miles in 2020. Figure when things get back to normal, might be doing 5K miles each year if that, so I'll be able to keep the next vehicle a bit longer. Just hope that there will be some brands that still have 0% or super low financing rates when the time comes. Would rather not interrupt my portfolio to plunk down $25K or so on a depreciating asset at this stage of our lives. Who knows, this could be the last vehicle I end up buying, not to get too morbid here. I'm the last sibling left out of four, so we're entering new ground here! But maybe that's a great reason in itself to just say the h-ll with it and just spend whatever I want! No rule that says I can't spend it all before I go!

    You can’t take it with you unless the hearse has a trailer hitch. :D


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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 14,984
    stickguy said:

    well, this is gorgeous. If I was ever going to buy a car off an online auction, it should be this one. Not only is it a great configuration, it lives really close to me (actually right in the middle of me and TJC) and the indy that did the recent work on it is about 5 minutes from me (I drive past it frequently) and is the place I would use if I ever actually did buy an old BMW. I am curious what this is going to end up selling for. And I am sure it will eat the next owner alive, but at least the carbon was just cleaned out.

    even has a warranty!

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/3vG5AJgm/2009-bmw-z4-sdrive35i

    I thought you posted that you had sworn off sticks in your old age?

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 17,791
    edited April 10
    tjc78 said:

    I doubt a Taco can do a burnout.

    Ha ha, if you lock up the front brakes my Chevy Express could do a burn out too.

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

  • breldbreld Member Posts: 5,751

    Anyone have any experience or thoughts on Audi Q5e?

    I test drove one back in December and really liked the feel of it. Audi did a nice job with the overall refresh of the Q5 for all models.

    That Q5e utilizes the electric engine well for smooth and quick starts and overall I believe it’s as quick as the SQ5, but just goes about it in a different manner.

    And the federal incentive is not much less then a full EV - I think around $6k?

    It would have been my top choice of the SUVs I was looking at, but decided the used X3 was a better buy.

    2018 X3 M40i - 2020 MINI JCW Hardtop - 2020 Leaf

  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 187,370
    au1994 said:

    pensfan83 said:





    Personally, I’d put at least 2k more on those unless they were getting slippery in the rain.
    Tacos come with this "feature" standard... :D

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 182,377
    breld said:

    Anyone have any experience or thoughts on Audi Q5e?

    I test drove one back in December and really liked the feel of it. Audi did a nice job with the overall refresh of the Q5 for all models.

    That Q5e utilizes the electric engine well for smooth and quick starts and overall I believe it’s as quick as the SQ5, but just goes about it in a different manner.

    And the federal incentive is not much less then a full EV - I think around $6k?

    It would have been my top choice of the SUVs I was looking at, but decided the used X3 was a better buy.
    $6712 in most of the country

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 41,674
    ab348 said:

    stickguy said:

    well, this is gorgeous. If I was ever going to buy a car off an online auction, it should be this one. Not only is it a great configuration, it lives really close to me (actually right in the middle of me and TJC) and the indy that did the recent work on it is about 5 minutes from me (I drive past it frequently) and is the place I would use if I ever actually did buy an old BMW. I am curious what this is going to end up selling for. And I am sure it will eat the next owner alive, but at least the carbon was just cleaned out.

    even has a warranty!

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/3vG5AJgm/2009-bmw-z4-sdrive35i

    I thought you posted that you had sworn off sticks in your old age?
    nope. Not me. I am fine with another one, and it's almost a must have for a "fun" or toy car.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 7,666
    edited April 10
    The Q5e has $6712 where I am, plus $2000 for Costco, plus a $750 supplier rebate I qualify for. So it could be competitive. Maybe.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2007 BMW 530xi Touring 6MT (on loan), 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 14,775
    edited April 10
    Hmm... perhaps a tactic at Vroom? I received a notice from them that they increased my offer on the Crosstrek to $19,538 (increase of $500 from five days ago, and $500 more than I paid for it). They say, "Don't delay/! Click "Continue" now!" :D

    So, if you plan to sell your car to them, maybe hold out for a few days after that original offer to see if they come back with a bump.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 4,223
    xwesx said:

    Hmm... perhaps a tactic at Vroom? I received a notice from them that they increased my offer on the Crosstrek to $19,538 (increase of $500 from five days ago, and $500 more than I paid for it). They say, "Don't delay/! Click "Continue" now!" :D

    So, if you plan to sell your car to them, maybe hold out for a few days after that original offer to see if they come back with a bump.

    Your wife would not be delighted if you sold it from under her. But honey we made $500!

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • laurasdadalaurasdada Member Posts: 3,776

    The Q5e has $6712 where I am, plus $2000 for Costco, plus a $750 supplier rebate I qualify for. So it could be competitive. Maybe.

    Similar tech setup to my A7e; just more practical and sensible! What was I thinking... And, looking forward to the $6712 next tax time. 1.49% Audi financing on the Q5e, if buying is the route you're thinking.

    The switch between electric and ICE is smooth, almost imperceptible. The economy is excellent, I'm still above a half tank of dinosaurs after 300 miles of driving; overall mpg is reading 57+. Of course, all local driving.
    I've traded the superior handling of the XF for the improved tech (tech overload, Will Robinson!) and Rube Goldberg powerplant. My building super saw the A7 for the first time yesterday, in his opinion a big trade up from the Jag. I'm not sure I agree, depends upon the parameters one applies, I guess.

    Upcoming birthday for the fiance/wife; I'm thinking she'll want us to have a third, totally fun, mid-life crisis car in the driveway. Yup, what woman wouldn't want that.

    A fond, but bittersweet adieu to my '13 Jaguar XF. And so, I present this laurel, and hearty handshake to the new boss; '21 Audi A7 PHEV. '09 Jag XK , '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco ; all special to me. And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... I've yet to buy a car I didn't like. Although, do I really want to drive a car that would have someone such as me as its owner?

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 41,674
    parked by a new Tesla today. The CUV version of the 3 I think. Gray with shiny wheels. Actually looked sharp. Pointed it out to the wife and explained what it was. She actually said that sounded like a good idea, but was probably expensive! We chatted a bit about the EV concept and I mentioned range issues for when we travel, and she just said we have the RDX for that.

    which goes back to my issue with paying that much money for effectively a 2nd car to just use for around town duties.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 12,418
    rny421 said:

    Dang! So I've been monitoring Carvana for my TLX to show up, and I just saw it for the first time on there today. It's listed at $18,590, and it's already pending!

    https://www.carvana.com/vehicle/1737643

    That's only $1,400 less than I paid for it in 2018!! There's no way I'd pay $18K for a 6 year old TLX with almost 70k miles. Who's paying these prices???

    Sites like Carvana and CarMax started because the used car industry had a well deserved and earned reputations for having only one motivation in life; to rip you off! They've been successful in large part because of that; as they aren't built around the idea that it's good to rip off their customers.

    Now that they are so successful, they can sort of get away with ripping people off. Comes full circle.
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 12,418
    sda said:

    xwesx said:

    Hmm... perhaps a tactic at Vroom? I received a notice from them that they increased my offer on the Crosstrek to $19,538 (increase of $500 from five days ago, and $500 more than I paid for it). They say, "Don't delay/! Click "Continue" now!" :D

    So, if you plan to sell your car to them, maybe hold out for a few days after that original offer to see if they come back with a bump.

    Your wife would not be delighted if you sold it from under her. But honey we made $500!
    I think Vroom is the only one to use the low ball first offer tactic, then raise the offer on the 2nd take. I've heard of them doing that before, but never heard of anyone else using that method.
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 12,418
    edited April 10
    Drove the B8.5 S4 home the fun way yesterday afternoon. What a blast! Forgot how fun these cars are to canyon carve. Even on all-season Michelins, this thing was slicing and dicing through the little mountains of Highland Valley Road.

    The supercharger whine and then the aggressive downshifts of the DSG (in S-Mode w/ car in Dynamic mode) while bringing the hulk of metal down to very tight corner speeds are extremely pleasing engine/drivetrain sounds to my ear. Makes it more fun. I can see how even a slow V8 could be fun for the aural pleasures. Then to top it all off, that rear-sport Diff is TRICK! Hilarious how fast you can bring this weighty thing out of a tight turn with it. Of course, this requires driving with some real enthusiasm to really activate that rear diff noticeably. I don't mind.

    There's something to be said about the fun in maneuvering a heavier car at higher speeds through twisties, but not "ludicrous" speeds like the lightweight TTS can achieve with my current setup. Makes for more fun at more "relaxed" speeds. I do wish the TTS had that torque vectoring rear though... My main point is the TTS is so light you have to go faster in my view to have "fun." Driving the TTS slower isn't that fun. I suppose I could put 800 treadwear tires on it...

    I have a heavy commute now, but I don't plan on this S4 going anywhere, I absolutely love it; it's my IDEAL daily driver. A bit thirsty on gas, and an expensive car to daily, but it's worth it.
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 12,418
    kyfdx said:

    Runflat on wife's car started leaking.. Nail in the shoulder. 19" tire. $403 for replacement OTD. :(

    $280 for a 245/35R19 Yokohama A052 - so about $305 w/ tax. How big is this 19" tire?
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 14,580

    One thing I really need to think about is that I doubt I'll ever be putting 13K on any newer vehicle I get after the Golf. Just not driving that much anymore. As I recall, I had the Tucson for about 375 days and it had just over 16.4K miles when I traded it. But getting a job much closer to home has cut down my yearly miles dramatically. Plus, the pandemic brought my mileage down to around 2750 miles in 2020. Figure when things get back to normal, might be doing 5K miles each year if that, so I'll be able to keep the next vehicle a bit longer. Just hope that there will be some brands that still have 0% or super low financing rates when the time comes. Would rather not interrupt my portfolio to plunk down $25K or so on a depreciating asset at this stage of our lives. Who knows, this could be the last vehicle I end up buying, not to get too morbid here. I'm the last sibling left out of four, so we're entering new ground here! But maybe that's a great reason in itself to just say the h-ll with it and just spend whatever I want! No rule that says I can't spend it all before I go!

    You can’t take it with you unless the hearse has a trailer hitch. :D


    My father had lots of plans regarding what he wanted to do when he retired. Didn’t make it. I vowed not to repeat that error- starting with my E24 M6 in 1992.

    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

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 12,418

    If I was going with a newer truck I’d go with a Ram.

    I wouldn't, but then there's some history and bad blood there.
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 12,418
    au1994 said:

    pensfan83 said:





    Personally, I’d put at least 2k more on those unless they were getting slippery in the rain.
    Rain in April? What's that? We've hit the 80's a few days already.
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 15,685
    Try a burnout with a new Taco not an old one like that.
    Actually you can do it, but there is a trick to it.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT, 2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 4,223

    The Q5e has $6712 where I am, plus $2000 for Costco, plus a $750 supplier rebate I qualify for. So it could be competitive. Maybe.

    Similar tech setup to my A7e; just more practical and sensible! What was I thinking... And, looking forward to the $6712 next tax time. 1.49% Audi financing on the Q5e, if buying is the route you're thinking.

    The switch between electric and ICE is smooth, almost imperceptible. The economy is excellent, I'm still above a half tank of dinosaurs after 300 miles of driving; overall mpg is reading 57+. Of course, all local driving.
    I've traded the superior handling of the XF for the improved tech (tech overload, Will Robinson!) and Rube Goldberg powerplant. My building super saw the A7 for the first time yesterday, in his opinion a big trade up from the Jag. I'm not sure I agree, depends upon the parameters one applies, I guess.

    Upcoming birthday for the fiance/wife; I'm thinking she'll want us to have a third, totally fun, mid-life crisis car in the driveway. Yup, what woman wouldn't want that.
    That’s when you sneak in a Jag convertible in a stunning color.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • clm8clm8 Member Posts: 46
    This was my comment from March 11:

    I have a 2014 Acura RDX Tech Package. I put it in Carvana 2 weeks ago, $15,200. I put it in again this morning, $17,100.

    I just ran it again and the offer is $19,298. This is with 59,000 miles. I think I may have to let it go. We've had it since new, it's been a great vehicle, one recall, and just regular maintenance.
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 41,674
    that is nuts. you sure you didn't change one of the inputs? Assuming you don't actually need the car, seems like a great opportunity. Bigger issue is, if you need to replace it right now!

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  • clm8clm8 Member Posts: 46
    No, I went with my license plate, so I know it's the same basis. If I do it, I'll buy new, maybe a Model Y.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 29,082
    Y’all got me interested. I plugged in the X2 again. If the payoff includes tax, which I believe it does, I think we may be $1750 in the black. Wow. Gonna have to run that by the wife. Also avoids the new tires it needs and the disposition fee.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 187,370
    You made me look.

    The Carvana offer on the GTI is now $1500 more than I paid for it. 14 months and 8000 miles ago. 🤯

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 41,674
    I will hold off on running the Jetta because the kid can't sell it for about 4 weeks when she is ready to move. Hopefully prices hold up that long!

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 182,377
    The Outback just came back at $20,995

    If the wife wasn’t so attached to it, and having to replace it with something else, well...

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 4,223
    kyfdx said:

    You made me look.

    The Carvana offer on the GTI is now $1500 more than I paid for it. 14 months and 8000 miles ago. 🤯

    What would you replace it with?

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • breldbreld Member Posts: 5,751
    Unfortunately, I did receive a response from Carvana saying they couldn’t purchase vehicles leased with Nissan. The e-mail I received also mentioned US Bank, Infiniti (naturally), Ally Bank, Volvo, Lincoln and Tesla as leases they could not accept.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 29,082
    This is what I don’t understand. How can they offer over $26k for our 2018 with 31k miles?
    https://www.vroom.com/inventory/bmw-x2-2020-WBXYJ1C02L5P22257

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 41,674
    is yours more loaded? this link looks like a pretty stripped model. Maybe they are comparing it to a nicely equipped 2018 like this orange one (which I kinda want to see!) Actually all the 2018s they list as other choices in your link are about 29-31k.

    https://www.vroom.com/inventory/bmw-x2-2018-WBXYJ5C38JEB19315

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  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulMember Posts: 930
    edited April 10
    clm8 said:

    This was my comment from March 11:

    I have a 2014 Acura RDX Tech Package. I put it in Carvana 2 weeks ago, $15,200. I put it in again this morning, $17,100.

    I just ran it again and the offer is $19,298. This is with 59,000 miles. I think I may have to let it go. We've had it since new, it's been a great vehicle, one recall, and just regular maintenance.


    That's crazy! Mileage is clearly king, because they "only" put 16,1 on my '15 with 77K. Maybe I should run it again?

    Of course, viable potential replacements are few and far between, so I'd have to be ready to move on one before I did anything like that.

    EDIT: Ran it again and the offer is $16,3...
    2015 Acura RDX AWD / 2013 VW Jetta 2.5SE
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 7,666
    Submitted an offer on a car. Not the Q5e. Likelihood is low for it being accepted, but gotta start somewhere...
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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 8,398
    kyfdx said:

    You made me look.

    The Carvana offer on the GTI is now $1500 more than I paid for it. 14 months and 8000 miles ago. 🤯

    And then the clutch replacement will be on them!
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