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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,850
    I think the biggest strike, at least for me, is they didn’t include the sunroof or fog lights like the did on the R type, mainly the sunroof.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,473
    sda said:

    I think the biggest strike, at least for me, is they didn’t include the sunroof or fog lights like the did on the R type, mainly the sunroof.

    Yeah. Have to step up to Autobahn for that.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,094

    '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: 5,473
    My mom had one of those before her V60. It’s quick.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,804
    On the XC60 - halogen DRLs on luxury vehicles just look wrong to me anymore.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    a 2012 is practically an antique compared to the new designs. Got the same issue with my RDX.

    love the colors on that Volvo though. should be quick and super comfy. A bit light on options. Can always tell by all the empty button spots on the center stack!

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    Got my last project done after dinner. Installed the 6' wide blackout shade. That sucker was heavy. and of course, the opening was 1/2 inch narrower than the standard size blind (70") so 2 options. Pay 2x as much for a custom, or cut it to size yourself. With the tight budget the kids are on, they picked the cheaper option, and I dug the chop saw out and cut an inch off with that. Actually worked great, then pretty easy to install, just required 4 brackets because of the weight.

    I spent way too much time working with my hands above my head today. Definitely too old for that.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    forgot the car updates. Stopped at Subaru. Saw a sales go in the parking lot. he said they had a few new OBs, but they were on a corporate stop sale (no clue why, maybe to clear out the 2019s, or let stock on the ground build up), and said they were in the back corner. so we went looking\. Might have been across the street in the extra lot. did see a base level Legacy. Looked just like the old one, but definitely different interior. Have to go back next weekend to actually check one out.''

    then went next door to Volvo. sat in everything inside. Loved the seats in the S60! For the cuvs, they had a V60 CC. Nice, I liked it. She thought :it was a wagon. And that it sat too low (she thought she fell down into the seat. So that is out. Really liked an XC40 they had, but after some discussion, decided it was a bit too small, plus from reading it might not be luxurious/cushy enough for her. She did like the XC60 though, and we were parked next to one outside so saw it really was not longer. Not sure about wider. But one nice feature, power folding mirrors!

    no drives today. Still need to swing by Hyundai, BMW and VW dealers to test sit. With possibly a side stop at the Audi dealer. I do want her to check out the tiguan. Even though she does not like VW, but she finally said what it was she did not like. The seats in the Jettas, were too tight for her. most likely, that won't be an issue in the Tiguan.

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

  • @stick guy nice on all of the car looking. Yesterday!
  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 128,000
    Who was looking at an '80s Monte Carlo SS?

    Saw a local one for sale.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,473
    Depending on location, I’d be targeting an X1 here. I would think minimal drive offs and well equipped should be in the mid 300s.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,473
    Kicking myself over passing on that i3 deal. But, between the remaining payments on the X1 and the dance with the suicide doors for a rear facing car seat, we probably would have ended up unhappy.

    The hunt continues.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,858
    kyfdx said:

    Who was looking at an '80s Monte Carlo SS?

    Saw a local one for sale.

    Wasn’t that @pensfan83 ?

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    yes.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,094

    '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: 33,314
    I like those a lot more than a Hummer. I never really liked them at any level, but as always, different strokes for different folks.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,473
    Agreed.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,110

    Kicking myself over passing on that i3 deal. But, between the remaining payments on the X1 and the dance with the suicide doors for a rear facing car seat, we probably would have ended up unhappy.

    The hunt continues.

    Just remember the rear facing car seat is for a very limited time, so would become a non-issue in pretty short order.
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,473
    edited September 8
    suydam said:

    Kicking myself over passing on that i3 deal. But, between the remaining payments on the X1 and the dance with the suicide doors for a rear facing car seat, we probably would have ended up unhappy.

    The hunt continues.

    Just remember the rear facing car seat is for a very limited time, so would become a non-issue in pretty short order.
    The new recommendations are to be rear facing to the max of the seat. Most seats are 35-40lb max and 49” tall max.

    Sam is pretty average and isn’t even 30 lbs yet. It’ll be another 12-18 months before he is forward facing. On a 24 month lease that’s not insignificant.

    (I tried this argument in my head and it failed)
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    now this, if you want a sedan, is a really nice car. I love the colors, and the equipment level is about perfect. Pretty much exactly what I would have specced out. Not sure how price compares, but does not seem out of line.

    https://www.eimports4less.com/details-2017-bmw-3_series-certified_330i_sport_line_6_speed_manual_trans_nav_cam-used-wba8b9c5xhk676557.html

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,473
    Like that a lot.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,473
    edited September 9
    That is quite a fleet. Love it.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 121,524
    I'm surprised you didn't have all the cars in the driveway; I know it's long enough.

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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,513
    edited September 9
    "Mazda 3's Poor Rear Visibility Makes It the Camaro of Compact Hatchbacks

    We measured and found that the view outward plummets by as much as 50 percent, making it the worst in the compact-hatchback segment.

    By DAVE VANDERWERP
    AUG 30, 2019

    C/D test data quantifies what's easily seen by the naked eye: a substantial drop in rear visibility in the latest Mazda 3 hatchback.

    The nearest point on the road that the driver can see is 97 feet behind the 3's rear bumper, more than six and a half times the length of the car itself.

    That's nearly 50 percent worse than the previous-generation 3 and the worst in the compact-hatchback segment...."

    More at the link

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28857236/2019-mazda-3-hatchback-visibility-rear-window/

    And the Mazda 3 has a torsion-beam rear suspension that has degraded handling according to C & D and some other publications. I used to be a fan of Mazdas, but not as much anymore. I think the sedan looks ok, but the hatchback just looks strange to me.
    2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech 4WS (mine), 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD (wife's)
  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,638
    qbrozen said:
    I think you would like that. Tons of fun and a great second, fun car. The Jeep owners are great and of course the aftermarket is huge when the inevitable modification bug hits.

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

  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,638
    edited September 9
    breld said:

    Pretty well settled in the new house. We had movers on Friday, and my wife was unpacking boxes and putting things away about as fast as the movers could move them in.

    My time was spent mounting and wiring 6 TVs (and I have one more to go once an extra bed is finished in the basement). And of course, the garage is my realm too, and I at least cleared enough room to get the 3 cars in. Started hanging some shelves and organizing today, but still have some work to do.

    As I was organizing the garages today, I naturally had all the cars out and took this pic reflecting our apparent infatuation with VWAG.


    All very pretty. I could make do with any of them!

    Glad the move is done. I’ve done a couple from major relo’s to a new state to just across town and they can be equally stressful.

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

  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,638
    benjaminh said:

    "Mazda 3's Poor Rear Visibility Makes It the Camaro of Compact Hatchbacks

    We measured and found that the view outward plummets by as much as 50 percent, making it the worst in the compact-hatchback segment.

    By DAVE VANDERWERP
    AUG 30, 2019

    C/D test data quantifies what's easily seen by the naked eye: a substantial drop in rear visibility in the latest Mazda 3 hatchback.

    The nearest point on the road that the driver can see is 97 feet behind the 3's rear bumper, more than six and a half times the length of the car itself.

    That's nearly 50 percent worse than the previous-generation 3 and the worst in the compact-hatchback segment...."

    More at the link

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28857236/2019-mazda-3-hatchback-visibility-rear-window/

    And the Mazda 3 has a torsion-beam rear suspension that has degraded handling according to C & D and some other publications. I used to be a fan of Mazdas, but not as much anymore. I think the sedan looks ok, but the hatchback just looks strange to me.

    Funny, there was an ad on TV for these over the weekend and from the rear quarter view I said to myself it must be nearly impossible to see out.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,094
    au1994 said:

    qbrozen said:
    I think you would like that. Tons of fun and a great second, fun car. The Jeep owners are great and of course the aftermarket is huge when the inevitable modification bug hits.
    I always said I’d have another Jeep someday. Of course, I was thinking CJ7, but I suppose this would qualify. But now I’ve been thinking... “wait a sec. why am I OK with cloth and no amenities in a Wrangler, yet have been turning my nose up at any H3 with cloth?”

    Yes, mods would be in store for any of these “trucks” I have been looking at. Was even reading up on what I could do with the XC60 (hint: not much).

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

  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 128,000
    Anyone notice that Honcker changed their name to Rodo?

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