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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,145
    LOL; I'm not sure if I should be encouraged or run screaming when the only comment I get on that V70 is, "looks great in white." :p

    Good thing it is 330 miles away and automatic tranny. Less tempting to even take a look at it that way.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,376
    I actually think that white Volvos look like refrigerators on wheels but that's just me...
    2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring, 2014 Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback, 1999 Mazda Miata 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    all righty. had a nice AM with the princess. 10 was a good time to hit the automall. we were seriously outnumbered by salesmen at every store (except the toyota dealer, our last stop, which was crowded). pleasant overall, no annoying people. Though my daughter got skeeved out by the queue outside some of the dealers ("waiting to pounce"). Sounds like her mother, who did not accompany us.

    hit about 8 dealers all together, just to look. that did not take long, when you don't go inside or take drives.

    narrowed down the "like" list. Interesting that, even though she has always driving a little car, she preferred mid-sized ones where there was a choice. Notable exception was mazda, since she is in love with the 3.

    only took 2 drives. A Camry SE (on the automall test track) and a Legacy premium (on real roads). Did not drive the 3 since we have driven that before. Will go back to my local dealer to try an Accord this week (I was hungry and did not feel like doubling back to Honda).

    TBC....

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    anyway, narrowed down a long list to a short list, which currently contains Legacy, Camry, Accord (sport, though LX could work) and Mazda 3. The 3 was her favorite (even though much smaller) until we doubled back to the first stop and test drove the Legacy. That is now her clear favorite.

    the Camry was not bad. Nothing exciting, but functional. And certainly much cheaper. If budget and logistics team up to get one of those, she will be fine with it. Having to go with a 3 would also not break her heart.

    can't really say on the Accord yet. she only sat in one still in the plastic, but did not drive. that may change the dynamics.

    I love the Sube. of course, that happens to be one where cheap leasing is not the norm. But, I am working #s and shall see what happens.

    Legacy would be a nice, worry-free option. Good size, very safe, reliable, huge range so no gas stops on the way to NC. Premium is well loaded too (was going to consider the base model, but #s on a premium are actually much better, so worth going that way.

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,457
    @stickguy
    I'm a big fan of the Legacy. I'm also a fan of cheap leasing (while money is cheap & residuals are high anyway). Like you said, they are mutually exclusive. Run the Subaru lease numbers, then check out what it would cost to finance it for 6 years. I think you'll come out ahead financing the car. I think they have 1.9% or maybe 1.49% for 6 years. Either way, after 36 months you're almost guaranteed to have equity in a Legacy. Or your daughter can keep the car and drive it trouble free until it is paid off for years to come. Just as a reference point, my Legacy 2.5i premium payments are $405.07 per month with 2.9% interest for 72 months with the 5 year 100K Subaru Warranty.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    well, the whole point of doing this was to minimize cash flow (the tuition bills pretty much take care of all of that!)

    need to try the camry again, an LE this time (softer seats) out on real roads. Daughter fell in love with the Legacy, so is coming up with any excuse (camry seats!) so I need to make sure and vet them thoroughly.

    so, I have quote requests out on the 4 contenders. Pending that, we are going to go out and drive an Accord (just sat in that) and try a Camry LE (real roads, not the test track). And go from there.

    frankly, there are no bad choices in the bunch. I'm sure the camry seats would work out OK, even coming out of a Volvo (great seats, which is good because the ride is stiff!)

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    Oh, speaking of alternate plans, on the apron at the Sube dealer there was a WRX limited. Moonroof, 6 speed stick. Oh man I liked that. Thought of taking that for a drive instead, but it might not have ended well!

    sending the Sonata away with her is certainly an option. Nice car. lots of goodies. But not like we are emotionally attached or anything. Biggest issue is that it might just be too darned nice.

    Then of course, I have to find something else for myself. Because I ain't keeping the Volvo.

    current plan is to finish shopping this week. assuming I don't pull a trigger on the May incentives, will detail and service Roberto (the S40) and put that out on CL. if I can sell it now, makes the buying another one much easier.

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

  • jpp75jpp75 DenverPosts: 1,409

    My mom has a 2012 XC60 T6. Approaching end of warranty and has been nothing but trouble - engine sludge, electrical problems, etc. Dealer has been helpful until recently - told my Mom today that they expect it to burn a quart of synthetic oil every 1200 miles and engine bucking while turning. 

    I told my Dad it was time to flip it before the warranty expires. 

    As much as I love my S60 this is why I leased, I don't trust it long term. But it's a great car for 39 months. :)
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,207
    Helped a relative via phone today with some car shopping. At first, she told me her requirements were a small AWD SUV with decent warranty and good gas mileage for $200/mo. Whoa! That's a helluva tough order. I told her she was pretty much SOL but to go look at some things and get an idea of what $200/mo can buy her. I suggested a used CX5 for starters. She has a CRV now that's on its last legs.

    A little time goes by and she calls me from a notoriously overpriced dealer to tell me about a CX7 for $16k (non-CPO at a non-mazda dealer). Well... you ain't getting a $16k car for $200/mo, and that one is NOT good on gas. Of course, the budget has now stretched. Ok, so I inform her of a CPO RAV4 just down the street from where she is for $15,900. At least that has a good warranty and far better mileage. While she's heading there, I come across a CPO Elantra Touring a few miles in the other direction. OK, its not an SUV, but its a wagon, its got low miles, and its loaded up with leather, moonroof, heated seats, etc. Oh, and its only $12,900. So I text her those details. About 30 mins later, she informs me they are now talking lease terms on a NEW RAV4. SIGH. Nothing quite like having a plan and completely throwing it away during 1 day of shopping. In any case, I think she did OK, if not blowing away her budget. They gave her $1700 for her 150k-mile CRV that has no headlights, bad wheel bearings, and an engine apparently so far gone that her mechanic told her "don't come back with this car again." On top of that, she threw down another $2k and $230/mo. I'm not sure what model she got, but she said something about a backup camera and I believe moonroof, which would mean an XLE.

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

  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,376
    To do that on a 150K CRV she must be a little tough on cars.

    When I bought my Mazda 5 I was looking past CPO RAV4. I see them now and say "that's a nice enough vehicle," but not regretting my decision a bit.

    If going new those new HRVs look very nice.
    2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring, 2014 Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback, 1999 Mazda Miata 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999.
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,139
    Well, I can see why she was in a hurry to dump the CRV and drive something decent. She discovered with your helpful suggestions she could actually afford to get something new with a warranty. It will probably be a huge improvement. Hope it works out for her.
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    hard to work through the #s with the sketchy details, but from the "smell test", it is probably not too bad.

    at least she is out of a dying money pit, did not put up too many $, and has a nice car for a relatively modest amount.

    probably a modest amount of seal clubbing (her being the seal!), but I have seen much worse!

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,207
    stickguy said:



    probably a modest amount of seal clubbing (her being the seal!), but I have seen much worse!

    Well, if it turns out to be an LE, my quick numbers tell me she may have overpaid by about $750 compared to the advertised lease special.... BUT, if you figure they overpaid on her trade, its pretty much spot on with that special. If its an XLE, she did well.

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,457
    I managed to stay away from the dealerships today.  Cleaned the Pilot inside & out with some help from the kiddos.  After I dried it off, I decided it needed a good wax job, so I busted out my Griot's Garage 6" random orbital and here's what happened:


    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    shines up pretty nice.

    too bad it doesn't have a power liftgate though.
    :p

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,457
    stickguy said:

    shines up pretty nice.

    too bad it doesn't have a power liftgate though.
    :p
    Glass smooth too. B)

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,871
    edited May 2015
    nyccarguy said:


    Just as a reference point, my Legacy 2.5i premium payments are $405.07 per month with 2.9% interest for 72 months with the 5 year 100K Subaru Warranty.

    I don't want to see the bill on my gas credit card (separate card) on the Yukon. It wants premium fuel and the dealer only gave me a half full tank at delivery. One thing I really like, that both BMW and GM do right by me, is the fuel range calculation. I know they're not that precise, but I like it when they count down by one mile at a time. VW and Audi round off by five mile increments. My mom's Volvo won't give you a range once it's below 25 miles or so, which is exactly when you need that calculation the worst!

    The Pilot looks nice all shined up! I think I will have to get a random orbital for the black paint on the Yukon. It has quite a few swirls. I can't see the roof, not sure I will do it (or even how I will wash it), but everything else is fair game.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    get a little cheap plastic step (Like a kid would have in front of the sink) and keep it in the garage. easy to hose off. Just enough to get high enough to reach the middle of the roof. I did that with the odyssey, but can reach the top of the RDX by stretching.

    or ignore it. if you can't see it, who cares?

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

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 124,410

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 124,410

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  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    nyccarguy said:

    I managed to stay away from the dealerships today.  Cleaned the Pilot inside & out with some help from the kiddos.  After I dried it off, I decided it needed a good wax job, so I busted out my Griot's Garage 6" random orbital and here's what happened:


    Show off ! ;)
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    Yeah, but look at all those driveway cracks!

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

  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,376
    The grip on those tires must be unbelievable!
    2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring, 2014 Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback, 1999 Mazda Miata 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999.
  • breldbreld Posts: 4,546
    nyccarguy said:

    I managed to stay away from the dealerships today.  Cleaned the Pilot inside & out with some help from the kiddos.  After I dried it off, I decided it needed a good wax job, so I busted out my Griot's Garage 6" random orbital and here's what happened

    Looks great! I've always wanted one of those orbitals from Griot's - I assume you like it?

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,455
    Fintail, thanks for the reminder of the "Realistic" under dash tape player! A gift from my Dad when I got my driver's license. To augment the AM radio in the '71 Saab 99 he had a Realistic cassette player installed, complete with Realistic speakers in back. Pop in "Who's Next," and ready to cruise! Chicks dig faded red Saabs...

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,457
    stickguy said:

    Yeah, but look at all those driveway cracks!

    My driveway has been in bad shape since I bought the house almost 5 years ago. This winter just made it awful! That's #3 on the to do list. Kitchen #1 is getting done this summer. The exterior needs painting (next summer) #2, and as you can see the driveway is completely shot (maybe next summer as well) #3.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,457
    breld said:

    nyccarguy said:

    I managed to stay away from the dealerships today.  Cleaned the Pilot inside & out with some help from the kiddos.  After I dried it off, I decided it needed a good wax job, so I busted out my Griot's Garage 6" random orbital and here's what happened

    Looks great! I've always wanted one of those orbitals from Griot's - I assume you like it?
    Yes I'm happy with the orbital as well as every product I've ever bought from Griot's. The wheel cleaner, the Heavy Duty Wheel cleaner, Speed Shine, Best In show Wax, the Clay, the Machine Polish...

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,457
    fezo said:

    The grip on those tires must be unbelievable!

    If you look at it on an Apple product, it looks right:)

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,697
    nyccarguy said:


    If you look at it on an Apple product, it looks right:)

    Or just click on the picture to see it full size; that takes me to
    the normal version on my HP laptop.

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,922
    Called VW service just now, no news on my Golf, so looks like the '15 red Jetta will be staying for another night. Definitely like the push button start though can see it being a potential issue down the line. Has the same 1.8 as the Golf but seems a better fit in this vehicle and assuming it is a heavier vehicle since it's a bit longer in length...have been keeping it outside since don't want to have any issues with the garage door or the A3. Funny, the neighbor came over and asked my wife if I bought another vehicle, again!! She laughed and said no, just a loaner...besides, my vehicle always goes into the garage, always! Had all 4 vehicles home for the long weekend so I just let it sit and we used the kids vehicles...the Versa needed an oil change/rotation and an alignment check, got her a 3 year policy which came out to be well worth the price.
    Guy comes out and says the battery is "marginal" and as he starts with the price I ask him to check his computer and sure enough, we replaced it in September '13 so a new one is installed gratis! Glad I service the vehicles at the same place and keep all the receipts as not sure they would've looked if the kid went in by herself. She's almost at 72k and hoping to get this puppy up to 100k before we start looking, she drives a lot for her job so don't want her in something that continually breaks down.

    The Sandman :) B)


    P.S. Even though she likes Nissan, plan to show her the HR-V when the time comes as I think it'll be the perfect vehicle for her needs at that time. Also, would love one in the family to be honest!! And I plan to keep my Golf for a long while!!

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited May 2015

    nyccarguy said:


    If you look at it on an Apple product, it looks right:)

    Or just click on the picture to see it full size; that takes me to
    the normal version on my HP laptop.

    Clicking to full size doesn't help on my Lenovo laptop. And as near as I can tell, you can't reorient a photo here after it's been uploaded. But how would you know if it's "sideways" you're on an Apple? OS6 may have some help if anyone wants to play with it.

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,697
    stever said:

    Clicking to full size doesn't help on my Lenovo laptop.

    In Firefox and Chrome, clicking on the picture orients it normally. In IE 9 it stays sideways. Hmmmm.

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

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited May 2015
    Heh, not here, at least in Chrome. And if I click the photo in Chrome, I get a blank page. :p

    The "family" iPad is in Indiana today, so I can't mess with it. Guess I could turn the desktop on or play with it in Windows 10 on the old Thinkpad, but it's easier just to turn this laptop sideways. :D

    Drove by "auto row" here this morning and it was dead. Kind of early but still. And I think my neighbor who manages a car lot is home today - probably fried from the weekend sale.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,145

    plan to show her the HR-V when the time comes as I think it'll be the perfect vehicle for her needs at that time. Also, would love one in the family to be honest!! And I plan to keep my Golf for a long while!!

    It is WAY more fun to plan other people's purchases than your own, any way! B)

    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • thebeanthebean Parts UnknownPosts: 1,126
    Sandy, why do you think the push button start on the loaner would be an issue long-term?  Just curious.
    2015 Honda Accord EX, 2017 Honda Civic EX-T
  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,376
    Sure enough on my desktop clicking it gets me a right side up picture.

    My driveway looks a little better but has issues at the apron where I can't put most cars in without turning the car just so or end up scraping the bottom of the car. The Prius can't go in at all. That one's above the kitchen in priorities. Supposed to be mid-June. Solar gets installed starting July 1.
    2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring, 2014 Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback, 1999 Mazda Miata 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    Camrys practically being given away. Offer on table for 3/36 leases, 1k OOP at inception for tax and dmv. $185/mo. This for an SE, MSRP $24,900.

    Kid may be getting one even if last on her wish list!

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

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,546
    @stickguy - wow! for the purpose of the car, sure is hard to pass on that kind of deal.

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,638
    stickguy said:

    Camrys practically being given away. Offer on table for 3/36 leases, 1k OOP at inception for tax and dmv. $185/mo. This for an SE, MSRP $24,900.

    Kid may be getting one even if last on her wish list!

    That is an incredible deal. For the purposes of basic transportation I don't see how you can beat that.

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek Limited Venetian Red over Black
    2017 BMW X1 Jet Black over Mocha

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,145
    Yeah, wow. That's pretty incredible. Almost tempts me to lease. LOL
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 124,410
    stick, you're killing me with this ... why aren't you picking out the color and signing the paperwork?

    Let's recap:

    You wanted a cheap lease (~ $200/mo). Sell the Volvo and payoff the RDX. You didn't have a particular make / model in mind, just 4 doors and some decent amenities.

    Your timeline was July/August - just in time for your daughter to return to school.

    You, foolishly :smile: decide to start looking in May, and now you've got an offer that is under your price point for a car that is a trim level above what you thought you'd get.

    Unless the daughter is willing to pay the delta between the Camry and the Legacy (what, $70-80 month?), you should take this deal. Heck, if I was offered that deal when my lease is up, I would jump on it as well.

    This is .75% of MSRP - I don't see many lease deals at that rate except on the Q40 and Q50, and I know that's out of your budget.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,096
    I may be crazy, but I actually LIKE the Camry in the SE model trim. I would be all over that deal if I were in your shoes.

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

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 130,646
    edited May 2015
    It's two months too soon... I'd wait for the July programs, at least...

    Who buys a car in less than three months? ;)

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  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,376
    Well I did but actually needed a car. 

    Stick wouldn't feel right if he bought ahead of schedule.  He'd rather pay more for the lease in August. 
    2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring, 2014 Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback, 1999 Mazda Miata 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999.
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 124,410
    edited May 2015
    I dunno, guys .... it's been almost 4 hours since stick's last post, and he works from home, IIRC.

    Is it possible he's at the dealer getting a new Camry?

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  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,139
    Who takes 3 months to buy a car? :D
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    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,893
    nyccarguy said:

    I managed to stay away from the dealerships today.  Cleaned the Pilot inside & out with some help from the kiddos.  After I dried it off, I decided it needed a good wax job, so I busted out my Griot's Garage 6" random orbital and here's what happened:


    I must have received the cleaning vibes from you as I was doing a deep cleaning of our Pilot. Did some minor touch ups, cleaned the leather, nooks and crannies. A clean ride always drives better! I've been toying with my wife suggesting that it is time to trade. She is not amused, but I am.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    you people are enablers, I hope you know that (my wife tells me to stay away from your kind).

    did not buy yet. But did look more. No major rush, since all the prices are good through end of month. But yes, the Camry is the cheapskate deal of the year.

    looked at and drove an Accord sport. was nice. Kid liked. will not be close to that price. If I bust my hump shopping, I might get a bite this weekend at $225. maybe. still, not bad.

    the better news (man, I love email negotiating!) is on the Mazda. I thought it would be a non-contender. But, I now have quote in hand for a 3i touring at $205/mo. Close enough at $20/mo to let her pick which she likes. And the 3 is her dream. That and the Subaru.

    honestly, how many 19 YO girls are going to fall in love with a Legacy? I guess this genetics thing might be for real. Sadly, I can't see that ever being close enough financially (I suppose I can just counter their offer when I get it (pending a return email) with "$225/mo, and I take it this weekend". If they say no, move on.

    so, tomorrow we are going out to drive the camry and 3 back to back. It has been a while since she drove the 3, and she only did the Camry on a few laps of the test track. Will be interesting to see, after driving a bunch of mid size cars (Legacy, Sonata, Accord and Camry) then hopping in a compact, if she is still going to be as gaga over it!

    My guess, is we pick one of 3 and Camry over the weekend and pull trigger. both are so cheap, why not? How much better could I possibly do in a few months, if not worse?

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    well, continuing that thought, probably not much different, unless they start running out of inventory. waiting also gives me time to unload Volvo, and means we have it longer 3 summers from now (though Mazda does allow you to go month to month for 3 months at the end if you want).

    I keep thinking of doing nothing and just shipping her back in the Sonata (why did I get such a loaded car?) and finding something else for me. while it sounds like fun, if I am having trouble deciding with such a narrow requirements band, going to shop knowing I could get anything my not be conducive to making a decision (and may drive my wife insane!)

    I really was just intending to do legwork this week. wasn't quite expecting such strong deals!

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,703
    actually, it is only what, 5 weeks until July 4th weekend and July Programs. so not a big deal either way now or then.

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

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