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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,789
    plan makes sense. I still may be doing that in a couple of years. Once we get the new CUV for the wife, and the TLX goes back, I hope to get 2 cars to replace it. One might be the current RDX. or if that goes, some sort of fun car (with a stick) and something relatively inexpensive to sit in the driveway and do beater duty. Perfect case, a compact PU of some kind.

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,885
    qbrozen said:

    Long story short, the engine is making noises I am not comfortable with and would not even risk test driving any further than the 2 miles I put on it

    I wouldn’t let a little thing like that scare me off... You know what they say, a GM car will run bad longer than most cars will run good! :p

  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,458
    Q, considering a used Jag. Well, aren't you brave! ; - ) Apologies, emotorcons don't work for me...

    '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: 13,471
    Hmm. Interesting choices @qbrozen . You have been drawn to those H3s in the past. Those are 5cyl? That XKR is very sexy. I’m far from one to give the thumbs up to a 10 year old Audi (I still can’t believe 2009 was 10 years ago), but that Black with Black/Red TTS is sharp looking.

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

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,293
    XKR for me; one of the techs at BMW had worked on them and said that the later cars were pretty durable. Next up would be the Maser. Audis don't light my fire at all and the SHO is just a big boat.

    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: 26,227

    XKR for me; one of the techs at BMW had worked on them and said that the later cars were pretty durable. Next up would be the Maser. Audis don't light my fire at all and the SHO is just a big boat.

    Well, not that they are anywhere near direct competitors, but the Maser and SHO are neck and neck in terms of size, weight, and acceleration.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,227
    nyccarguy said:

    Hmm. Interesting choices @qbrozen . You have been drawn to those H3s in the past. Those are 5cyl? That XKR is very sexy. I’m far from one to give the thumbs up to a 10 year old Audi (I still can’t believe 2009 was 10 years ago), but that Black with Black/Red TTS is sharp looking.

    Yes, the ‘07+ H3 had a 3.7 5-cyl. Not quick but feels like enough when in a vehicle where speed is scary. Supposedly very reliable, as could be surmised by all the high-mileage ones out there. These vehicles do seem to have been overengineered.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,636
    Well. I did not see any of this coming, @qbrozen.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,789
    I'm not surprised. The Hummer has been on the table a few times. usually when there is smoke for that long, a fire eventually breaks out!

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,227
    I’ll miss lease hacking for the time being, but I’m kind of getting carried away, in a good way, in eliminating monthly debt payments. Will soon be down to just the mortgage and wife’s lease.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,789
    did you finally unload the spare house? Or still renting that out?

    I hear you on the debt. We are plowing extra each month to wipe out the balance on the HELOC (basically the last of the college expenses). Once that is gone, monthly cashflow gets way better! I of course plan to celebrate by getting a head start on the next car. Maybe. If they wife wants to make the upgrade.

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,153
    edited September 3
    Michaell said:

    Don't ask. She names everything. The crabapple tree we planted in our backyard is Sebastien. The willows we have in the front yard are will.i.am.willow, grandmama willow and will 'o the wisp.

    I'm not sure if it is funnier that she names them, or that you remember those names! My daughter names everything as well, but I don't remember 95% of them.
    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
    edited September 3
    Probably not a surprise either, but I'm going to buck the preferences trend on @qbrozen 's listings and say that my favorite of the group is the SHO, followed by the TTs.

    I love SHO's cinnamon brown exterior color; I still want a Flex, and that's my preferred color on it. Interior is dark, but I've been in these before and they are quite roomy and comfortable. Sadly, never driven a SHO; the standard V6 scooted the car well enough, though, so I suspect the SHO could be a fun experience without breaking the bank and while taking everyone (and everything) along for the ride! The trunks on these things are just huge. We had a rental once that swallowed six peoples' luggage and still had room for more.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,118
    xwesx said:

    Probably not a surprise either, but I'm going to buck the preferences trend on @qbrozen 's listings and say that my favorite of the group is the SHO, followed by the TTs.

    I love SHO's cinnamon brown exterior color; I still want a Flex, and that's my preferred color on it. Interior is dark, but I've been in these before and they are quite roomy and comfortable. Sadly, never driven a SHO; the standard V6 scooted the car well enough, though, so I suspect the SHO could be a fun experience without breaking the bank and while taking everyone (and everything) along for the ride! The trunks on these things are just huge. We had a rental once that swallowed six peoples' luggage and still had room for more.

    Trouble is, the use of interior space is so inefficient on the Taurus/SHO that you would have had to leave 2 of those 6 people at the curb. Or perhaps make them ride in the trunk. :laughing:

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,227
    stickguy said:

    did you finally unload the spare house? Or still renting that out?

    I hear you on the debt. We are plowing extra each month to wipe out the balance on the HELOC (basically the last of the college expenses). Once that is gone, monthly cashflow gets way better! I of course plan to celebrate by getting a head start on the next car. Maybe. If they wife wants to make the upgrade.

    Still renting that out.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,227
    Oh, FYI, in trying to get me to incentivize my 330, a shopper who “works in finance [somehow] related to BMWFS” claims cheap 2019 leases will be here next month (I didn’t bother asking if he meant Sept or Oct). Guess I should have asked who will win the next superbowl and bet my house on it. Oh 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: 13,471
    qbrozen said:

    I’ll miss lease hacking for the time being, but I’m kind of getting carried away, in a good way, in eliminating monthly debt payments. Will soon be down to just the mortgage and wife’s lease.

    Good job! Part of the reason I want to keep my Infiniti is because it will be paid off in less than a year. The major reason I want to keep it is because I really LOVE driving it. Then our debt will be Mortgage, HELOC, & Pilot.

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,153
    ab348 said:

    Trouble is, the use of interior space is so inefficient on the Taurus/SHO that you would have had to leave 2 of those 6 people at the curb. Or perhaps make them ride in the trunk. :laughing:

    We didn't have any problem with it. ;)

    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,931
    edited September 3
    Well, we dodged a bullet here in South Florida. Still a bit windy and squally though sun just came out. Went out for a bagel this morning and some debris on the roads but things starting to open up. Publix was open and my bagel place had a few folks. Next door, a tall light fixture fell onto the road and blocked a good 3/4 of it, owned by the H&R Block folks but besides small debris, we made out just fine. Never lost power and n/s today, so stayed home. Will report tomorrow as everything open tomorrow.
    Feel terrible for the Bahamas as this thing just sat there for hours. It's picked up speed now and winds have died down. Now folks in South Carolina and North Carolina need to get their act in gear cause Dorian is coming your way. G-d speed folks and do take heed of any warnings just in case!!

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,931
    edited September 3
    I guess being a bit older than you guys, just the thought of any debt makes me shiver. I even hate having any balance on our credit cards and pay off one of them within days of any charge. But think that comes with always living under our means during married life and coming from a pretty comfortable family growing up. Sure, once I started work and left my parents roof, I lived in a much lower bracket and it's been that way ever since. We've brought the kids up the same way and all three are excellent with credit and right now, only the oldest has a mortgage as she paid off her new Cruze within six months.
    As much as I'd like a fun vehicle also with the Golf, never seeing it happen though it would be cool. Guess I'd rather see the $ in the bank or in retirement investments as I plan on retiring sometime within the next 12 months, if not sooner. And leaving South Florida is number one on my list of changes if I have my way!! So, right now any new vehicle is just so low on the priority list or it is unless something major happens with the Golf.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,227
    I’m getting the feeling maybe I should not buy an H3. I know my previous research told me it is very reliable, yet I have now personally inspected 2 with issues, been told by salespeople on 2 other candidates that they are dumping the trucks at auction because they have too much wrong with them, and 1 other that told me they had to put so much into repairs that they can’t reduce their price.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,789
    Plus it must drive like a beast.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,636
    edited September 3
    I could see you coming to that conclusion based on all of those factors. Pretty sure I had a similar experience with the Viggen and still bought it. So far, no one was wrong!
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,048
    @qbrozen
    Would something like a Land Cruiser or Four Runner (the off road one) do the trick ?

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,482
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,789
    You posted that last week. Did you go see it? I like it. Not the price of course.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,789
    edited September 3
    tjc78 said:

    @qbrozen
    Would something like a Land Cruiser or Four Runner (the off road one) do the trick ?

    Wrangler? Nissan Xterra? I like those!

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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,118
    stickguy said:

    tjc78 said:

    @qbrozen
    Would something like a Land Cruiser or Four Runner (the off road one) do the trick ?

    Wrangler? Nissan Xterra? I like those!
    They both ride like buckboards.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,789
    Doesn’t a hummer also?

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

  • mb_enthusiastmb_enthusiast IllinoisPosts: 188
    I just got the 2010 GL450 back from the body shop after it was stuck there for more than a month waiting for a rear windshield. I am so spoiled by the adaptive chassis package on the Q8. Driving the GL around today felt like a chore—really makes me want to buy something else.

    In other news with the Q8, the windshield has to come from Deutschland, and it will take at least ten days to get here. The body shop is letting me pick the car up in the meantime.

    Any recommendations for a well-handling luxury SUV that is not a 2020 GLS with E-Active Body Control...? Preferably has a pre-owned supply.
    2019 Audi Q8, 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL450, and 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500W4

    Previously owned/leased BMWs, Volvos, and Volkswagens
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,885
    The GMC Canyon my parents had (same in-line 5 engine) had repeated misfire issues - spark plugs and coils had to be replaced on multiple visits. Part of why they traded it for the Element.
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,482
    stickguy said:

    You posted that last week. Did you go see it? I like it. Not the price of course.

    No, didn't get out there to see it yet. It's been posted for a few weeks now so I suspect he's not getting many bites so I haven't been in urgent mode.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,789
    A 2nd toy. Bold move, cotton.

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

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,482
    This would replace the Prelude.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,482
    In other news this happened over the weekend.

    Son#1: Why are you sitting at the stop sign?
    Me:*shows him pic*
    Son#1: 😐
    Me:This only happens once, I wont see 67890!!
    Son#1: 😐



    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,048
    Ha ha I do that too!

    When I had the 04 Grand Marquis my wife had it the day it was flipping over to 100k. I told her I wanted a picture. She rolled her eyes.. but did it

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,789
    pensfan83 said:

    This would replace the Prelude.

    Could be interested!

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,048
    I rode in a new Wrangler this weekend. It was a four door, with a canvas soft top.

    It didn’t ride all that harsh, it was brand new but lifted and on some pretty tall 17’s.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 131,136
    stickguy said:

    pensfan83 said:

    This would replace the Prelude.

    Could be interested!
    Same here, but I'm holding out for @breld 's GTI

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,789
    well, my budget does not stretch nearly as far as yours!

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

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,482
    kyfdx said:

    stickguy said:

    pensfan83 said:

    This would replace the Prelude.

    Could be interested!
    Same here, but I'm holding out for @breld 's GTI
    3rd times the charm!
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 125,003
    kyfdx said:

    stickguy said:

    pensfan83 said:

    This would replace the Prelude.

    Could be interested!
    Same here, but I'm holding out for @breld 's GTI
    I'm hoping I'll be back in the market when he decides to let it go. It may never leave Colorado.

    But, I found a nice white 2016 S "Carrera" (what is that?) GTI

    37,000 miles for $18K at a local VW dealer.

    Stick shift with plaid seats.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,048
    Ahh...License plates in and all dealer bling removed. So much better.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 125,003
    tjc78 said:

    Ahh...License plates in and all dealer bling removed. So much better.

    That was a drive for you, wasn't it?

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 131,136
    Michaell said:

    kyfdx said:

    stickguy said:

    pensfan83 said:

    This would replace the Prelude.

    Could be interested!
    Same here, but I'm holding out for @breld 's GTI
    I'm hoping I'll be back in the market when he decides to let it go. It may never leave Colorado.

    But, I found a nice white 2016 S "Carrera" (what is that?) GTI

    37,000 miles for $18K at a local VW dealer.

    Stick shift with plaid seats.
    Maybe, the color is Carrera White?

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

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,048
    90 minutes each way. Exit 3 to Exit 16W on the NJTP.

    They mailed me my license plates.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 125,003
    kyfdx said:

    Michaell said:

    kyfdx said:

    stickguy said:

    pensfan83 said:

    This would replace the Prelude.

    Could be interested!
    Same here, but I'm holding out for @breld 's GTI
    I'm hoping I'll be back in the market when he decides to let it go. It may never leave Colorado.

    But, I found a nice white 2016 S "Carrera" (what is that?) GTI

    37,000 miles for $18K at a local VW dealer.

    Stick shift with plaid seats.
    Maybe, the color is Carrera White?
    I suppose. The ad made it seem like it was a package.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,153
    edited September 4
    qbrozen said:

    I’m getting the feeling maybe I should not buy an H3. I know my previous research told me it is very reliable, yet I have now personally inspected 2 with issues, been told by salespeople on 2 other candidates that they are dumping the trucks at auction because they have too much wrong with them, and 1 other that told me they had to put so much into repairs that they can’t reduce their price.

    They are getting up in years. The environment in New England is not forgiving for vehicles not treated well. Expand your search to nationwide, and you'll find a nice one. Need me to deliver it for you? :p
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,885

    I just got the 2010 GL450 back from the body shop after it was stuck there for more than a month waiting for a rear windshield. I am so spoiled by the adaptive chassis package on the Q8. Driving the GL around today felt like a chore—really makes me want to buy something else.

    My friends were looking for a daily driver with good towing capabilities and kind of had their hearts set on a used Sequoia. Budget was a concern, so I suggested a subsidized lease on a pickup, but they ended up with a used GLS550 and are really delighted with it--I think I would be too! They have other cars, are both mechanically adept, and connected in the auto industry, so I don't think potential repair costs weighed into the decision as much as it would for the average person.
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