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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,750
    ran the plan past the wife at dinner. In 2 years and a few months, we go shopping and look at every near or luxury compact to mid-sized CUV. Lots of test drives, and she can pick out whatever she wants to drive, and keep another 10 years. I will just keep the RDX, and then go shopping for a fun/toy car of some kind to go with it, and use in nice weather. Just not sure we will be able to get in and out of anything too fun (low) at that point!

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

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,142
    Can she frame that statement “she can pick out whatever she wants” and show it to you in two years? :D
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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,880


    Bought a set of OEM Viggen Wheels finished in Satin Black sitting on nearly new Cooper Zeon tires.

    Which model of Zeon? Could be the same I have on my G37.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,467
    corvette said:


    Bought a set of OEM Viggen Wheels finished in Satin Black sitting on nearly new Cooper Zeon tires.

    Which model of Zeon? Could be the same I have on my G37.
    Are you happy with those? I’m definitely going to need a set. My Hankook Ventus S1 Nobles are quickly turning into racing slicks.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,624
    Cooper Zeon RS3-a I think.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,286

    Cooper Zeon RS3-a I think.

    I ran those year round on my X3 and as winter tires on the MS3. I was very happy with them.

    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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,750
    well, she could get one now. but doesn't want to spend the money/take on the payment. Plus, doesn't want to get rid of the RDX which that would require.

    maybe next year when we finish paying off the last of the college related expenses, all the money going toward that will burn a hole in her pocket!

    but pretty sure, unless something goes wrong (she has zero tolerance now for a car stranding her) we will stay the course.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,750
    I have Cooper's on my RDX. Really good tires so far.

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,880

    Cooper Zeon RS3-a I think.

    Mine are the RS3-G1. Don’t seem to be rated well for winter traction, but I don’t plan to drive it in the snow if I can avoid it. I’m happy with them so far.
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 124,821
    stickguy said:

    I have Cooper's on my RDX. Really good tires so far.

    Coopers on the Outback, as well. Just sent up an appt to have them rotated next week.

    Will set up the 30k service, as well.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,109
    I read somewhere that Cooper tires are manufactured using an older (i.e. less good) sort of process? That was in the context of the Cooper Cobra white-letter retro muscle care tires so maybe it just applies to them.

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,880
    I’m not sure about the manufacturing process. They certainly don’t have the prestige of Michelin or Continental, but Cooper is their premier brand (they also own Mastercraft, Starfire, and some others, and I think they used to make Big O’s house brand tires, but I’m not sure whether this is still true). Cooper’s higher end tires have a visual tread wear square in the tread, which is helpful for people who don’t have a tread depth gauge.
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,896
    stickguy said:

    ran the plan past the wife at dinner. In 2 years and a few months, we go shopping and look at every near or luxury compact to mid-sized CUV. Lots of test drives, and she can pick out whatever she wants to drive, and keep another 10 years. I will just keep the RDX, and then go shopping for a fun/toy car of some kind to go with it, and use in nice weather. Just not sure we will be able to get in and out of anything too fun (low) at that point!

    If by chance you do start looking for a car for your wife, you may want to confirm the infotainment system in the RDX works to your satisfaction. My SIL continues to have issues. It is often unresponsive, will drop audio, calls, sometimes just go black. This is a total frustration for her as she actually uses the many functions of the system. She has worked with the dealer, Acura customer service and has submitted a written complaint. The standard response is they are working on an update but no eta. Otherwise she really like the RDX, but this has really given her buyers remorse.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,036
    I’ve never had Cooper, but did have Mastercraft years ago and they wore like iron and were good in all conditions.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,224
    oh man. Not a good time for this to come up. This is exactly like the one my dad had.
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    '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: 13,467
    stickguy said:

    well, she could get one now. but doesn't want to spend the money/take on the payment. Plus, doesn't want to get rid of the RDX which that would require.

    maybe next year when we finish paying off the last of the college related expenses, all the money going toward that will burn a hole in her pocket!

    but pretty sure, unless something goes wrong (she has zero tolerance now for a car stranding her) we will stay the course.

    Why don’t you sell the RDX to Carvana or Carnax and use the proceeds from the sale to fund most of a lease for the next 2-3 years?

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,153
    stickguy said:

    ran the plan past the wife at dinner. In 2 years and a few months, we go shopping and look at every near or luxury compact to mid-sized CUV. Lots of test drives, and she can pick out whatever she wants to drive, and keep another 10 years. I will just keep the RDX, and then go shopping for a fun/toy car of some kind to go with it, and use in nice weather. Just not sure we will be able to get in and out of anything too fun (low) at that point!

    Excellent! Plan 1 of 10,000 to come over the next 2 years (and a few months).... ;)
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • breldbreld Posts: 4,556
    ab348 said:

    Maybe @breld wants to dip his toe into the Civic Type R pool again.

    Though given the price, perhaps not.

    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/honda/civic/2299468.html

    I do think fondly of the Type R now and again - what a great drive.

    But I don't think I want to deal with the attention it gathers.

    And yes, that seller is dreaming.

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,556
    Well, gotta tell you all, this may be a "no-punch" year for the @breld clan.

    Here we are in August, and all our attention and, more significantly, funds, are directed at the new house. And, I regret to say, we are still the unwitting owners of two houses. We seem to be getting more traction on the sale of our former house, but alas, it is still ours.

    So...our car budget this year is all taken up by things like this...


    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,750
    ambitious project!

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,750
    nyccarguy said:

    stickguy said:

    well, she could get one now. but doesn't want to spend the money/take on the payment. Plus, doesn't want to get rid of the RDX which that would require.

    maybe next year when we finish paying off the last of the college related expenses, all the money going toward that will burn a hole in her pocket!

    but pretty sure, unless something goes wrong (she has zero tolerance now for a car stranding her) we will stay the course.

    Why don’t you sell the RDX to Carvana or Carnax and use the proceeds from the sale to fund most of a lease for the next 2-3 years?
    well, if the desire was to unload her car and get a new one, there are many ways to make that happen. But if we got a lease, that means in 3 years (well, 2.5, then 6 months later) we would be carless again. And the plan is to keep the RDX around indefinitely, so trading it doesn't work. When the new one finally arrives it will replace the TLX, and the RDX goes into spare car duty.

    could work out nicely if Acura 2 years from now is running killer end of summer deals and will do a lease pull-ahead. Getting out early is always a viable option.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,750
    as to the infotainment, that sucks to be having problems with it. Hopefully it gets resolved. I wonder how wide spread it is? Not a worry to me, since they would have a few years to debug the system (and it would have gone through it's mid model refresh) before we come along to buy!

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

  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,524
    sda said:

    stickguy said:

    ran the plan past the wife at dinner. In 2 years and a few months, we go shopping and look at every near or luxury compact to mid-sized CUV. Lots of test drives, and she can pick out whatever she wants to drive, and keep another 10 years. I will just keep the RDX, and then go shopping for a fun/toy car of some kind to go with it, and use in nice weather. Just not sure we will be able to get in and out of anything too fun (low) at that point!

    If by chance you do start looking for a car for your wife, you may want to confirm the infotainment system in the RDX works to your satisfaction. My SIL continues to have issues. It is often unresponsive, will drop audio, calls, sometimes just go black. This is a total frustration for her as she actually uses the many functions of the system. She has worked with the dealer, Acura customer service and has submitted a written complaint. The standard response is they are working on an update but no eta. Otherwise she really like the RDX, but this has really given her buyers remorse.

    I must have missed something. Did you own an Acura RDX? But you had a Pilot and then traded that in on the Q5....
    2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech 4WS (mine), 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD (wife's)
  • breldbreld Posts: 4,556
    stickguy said:

    ambitious project!

    Well, we have a landscaper doing all the work. So ambitious from a pocketbook standpoint primarily!

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 130,988

    Haven’t seen one of these in awhile

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 130,988

    Supposedly, owner sold this to someone, today.

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

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,896
    benjaminh said:

    sda said:

    stickguy said:

    ran the plan past the wife at dinner. In 2 years and a few months, we go shopping and look at every near or luxury compact to mid-sized CUV. Lots of test drives, and she can pick out whatever she wants to drive, and keep another 10 years. I will just keep the RDX, and then go shopping for a fun/toy car of some kind to go with it, and use in nice weather. Just not sure we will be able to get in and out of anything too fun (low) at that point!

    If by chance you do start looking for a car for your wife, you may want to confirm the infotainment system in the RDX works to your satisfaction. My SIL continues to have issues. It is often unresponsive, will drop audio, calls, sometimes just go black. This is a total frustration for her as she actually uses the many functions of the system. She has worked with the dealer, Acura customer service and has submitted a written complaint. The standard response is they are working on an update but no eta. Otherwise she really like the RDX, but this has really given her buyers remorse.

    I must have missed something. Did you own an Acura RDX? But you had a Pilot and then traded that in on the Q5....
    The Q5 replaced our 2010 Pilot. My SIL replaced her 2006 TL w/nav that she bought new with a 2019 RDX Advance in February and generously gave the TL to us for our daughter to drive. It was meticulously maintained and looks and drives beautifully. Hard to believe it is 13 years old with 156k.

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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,109
    kyfdx said:


    Supposedly, owner sold this to someone, today.

    A Lotus is like a sailboat. Happiest days of your life are the day you buy it, and the day you sell it. :)

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,750
    sharp looking car. though just to my eye, they look +1 too big for the vintage of it.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,624
    The tires are slightly tall (215/50 instead of 215/45). Wheels are OEM 17s, but finished in satin black.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,896

    Decided to put them on myself. Not bad.

    Looks sharp, and really compliments the color of the car.

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,467

    The tires are slightly tall (215/50 instead of 215/45). Wheels are OEM 17s, but finished in satin black.

    How’d you post a picture?

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,624
    It’s been fixed for me for a few weeks. I just request desktop mode in safari.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,480
    They look great, nice contrast with the car.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,880
    edited August 5

    The tires are slightly tall (215/50 instead of 215/45). Wheels are OEM 17s, but finished in satin black.

    Any significant difference on the speedometer? I went with a plus-zero size with slightly more revolutions per mile on the G37. With the factory size, the speedometer read 2-3 MPH faster than you were actually going, now it seems to be more accurate.

    I think the wheels look great.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,750
    speaking of a G37, my neighbor that has one seems to be upgrading to a new Infiniti. Today a Q50 with temp tags appeared in his driveway. Though his G is there also. Not sure if he is keeping it, but certainly didn't trade it in. I think it is maybe a 2012? Probably a ton of miles because he has a long commute.

    Could have gotten rid of his wife's RX350 (probably about 8-10 YO I would guess, though likely lower miles) because I did not see that today, but that would surprise me.

    Definitely likes Infinitis, because a year or so ago he traded in his gen 1 Nissan 350Z for a Q60 (both were sticks, those stay in the garage most of the time).

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,624
    I’ll be going at most 2 mph faster than the speedometer will read. Based on a GPS I use, it will actually make the speedometer more accurate.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 652
    College students moving back in - I’d like to post a picture of a SAAB going past the parking slot onto a downhill slope heading towards the sidewalk, but I’m unable to...

    A friend made the comment that “every SAAB ends in a SAAB story”

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,624
    Speaking of Saab stories, I should probably get my parking brake cable tightened...
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,750
    Live the color on the X BTW. Very sharp. A guy 3 doors down from me has one, but it’s silver.

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,153
    breld said:

    Well, gotta tell you all, this may be a "no-punch" year for the @breld clan.

    Here we are in August, and all our attention and, more significantly, funds, are directed at the new house. And, I regret to say, we are still the unwitting owners of two houses. We seem to be getting more traction on the sale of our former house, but alas, it is still ours.

    So...our car budget this year is all taken up by things like this...

    That should be fun, assuming you actually have time to make use of it!

    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,153
    tifighter said:

    Gratuitous summer car shot-

    Picturesque! The car is ridiculously clean, though. How did you manage that?! ;)

    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,524
    tifighter said:

    Gratuitous summer car shot-

    Awesome car! Great view too.

    If I may ask, how much are those? c.80k?
    2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech 4WS (mine), 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD (wife's)
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,624
    Starts at $85k and goes up from there.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • breldbreld Posts: 4,556
    @tifighter - beautiful shot! And I too like the red. I'm starting to warm up to the darker shades of red and could even see myself going that way sometime, just for something different.

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,556
    Okay, so just as I open my mouth and say no more punches, I do a little search for GTIs.

    This I could really get into...

    https://www.carvana.com/vehicle/1258875?sri=6ab1efd9-8f0f-458a-b13d-a653251f898b

    Specifically, I like this Iron Blue (the name is something like that), but more significantly, I'm not sure I've ever seen an SE trim with the plaid seats. I know that was made an option for the SE model at some point, but I've never actually seen one.

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

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