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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 678
    breld said:



    @ Broiled, so the 25 is leaving the fleet and you’re getting an SUV soon?

    Yup. Just a matter of time.
    NO PUNCH YEAR???


    Bwahahahahahaha

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,026
    next step is he posts on the RWTIV thread looking for a value on an A5. Then tomorrow makes the swap.

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

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,600
    Well, Q already gave me a value on the A5 a couple months back when we weren't sure which vehicle was going away for the Alltrack. So I can go off that. :)

    And dealerships are closed on Sundays here, so no can do. And then we leave on our TCM (Turner Classic Movies) cruise on Monday, so I'll at least be put off for another week!

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,600
    Did do a good amount of browsing today with @jpp75 and @michaell...
    • Grand Cherokee - drove a 2016 Overland model (V6). Love the rugged looks of the Jeep and the somewhat "raw" feel of the naturally aspirated V6 (like my first Durango). There's a lot to like in the Jeep, but not sure I want one out of warranty, much less with the air suspension.
    • X5 (xdrive 40e) - these PHEV models seems to be coming back from lease and at attractive prices. Not surprisingly, since we liked our previous X5, I found this very familiar (in a good way). A top choice for sure. Unfortunately, when you go back a few years, BMW was a bit stingy on safety features like BLIS, so hard to find a 2016-2017 model with those things.
    • X3 - took a 2019 (slightly used) model out. It's nice, but for my needs, I don't need to spend that much for the new model. I'd rather spend less on an older Q5 or the GLC.
    • Honda Passport - as expected, very functional. Drove very smooth. Just not that exciting. But a nice package for about the same price as a 3 year old X5.
    All that just got me more undecided on whether I want to go with something a bit larger, like the X5, Passport or Grand Cherokee, or stick with the compacts I've been considering (Q5, GLC...maybe an XC60?).

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,026
    New XC60 is very nice. But a lot more expensive then the prior generation since they are a big upgrade, and don't go very far back.

    I really want to try out an X3. Something like you drove (maybe a service loaner) to help with the budget. For us though, it would be the primary do everything car, and a long term hold. I did park next to a prior version and it was nice, but I think the newest ones are a lot nicer. It is on the short list.

    wife nixed the Passport. Too big and bulky. we definitely aren't going up into that larger class (well, OB is longer, but still a more compact car if that makes sense!)

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

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,600
    The X3 we drove was good looking - phytonic blue with a mocha interior. Very rich. Definitely lacked one thing you couldn't live without @stickguy - no sunroof!

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,305
    breld said:

    Did do a good amount of browsing today with @jpp75 and @michaell...

    • Grand Cherokee - drove a 2016 Overland model (V6). Love the rugged looks of the Jeep and the somewhat "raw" feel of the naturally aspirated V6 (like my first Durango). There's a lot to like in the Jeep, but not sure I want one out of warranty, much less with the air suspension.
    • X5 (xdrive 40e) - these PHEV models seems to be coming back from lease and at attractive prices. Not surprisingly, since we liked our previous X5, I found this very familiar (in a good way). A top choice for sure. Unfortunately, when you go back a few years, BMW was a bit stingy on safety features like BLIS, so hard to find a 2016-2017 model with those things.
    • X3 - took a 2019 (slightly used) model out. It's nice, but for my needs, I don't need to spend that much for the new model. I'd rather spend less on an older Q5 or the GLC.
    • Honda Passport - as expected, very functional. Drove very smooth. Just not that exciting. But a nice package for about the same price as a 3 year old X5.
    All that just got me more undecided on whether I want to go with something a bit larger, like the X5, Passport or Grand Cherokee, or stick with the compacts I've been considering (Q5, GLC...maybe an XC60?).
    Just to throw a curveball... if I was looking at a V6 cherokee and passport, I’d at least take a gander at a Blazer.

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

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,323
    breld said:

    Did do a good amount of browsing today with @jpp75 and @michaell...

    • Grand Cherokee - drove a 2016 Overland model (V6). Love the rugged looks of the Jeep and the somewhat "raw" feel of the naturally aspirated V6 (like my first Durango). There's a lot to like in the Jeep, but not sure I want one out of warranty, much less with the air suspension.
    • X5 (xdrive 40e) - these PHEV models seems to be coming back from lease and at attractive prices. Not surprisingly, since we liked our previous X5, I found this very familiar (in a good way). A top choice for sure. Unfortunately, when you go back a few years, BMW was a bit stingy on safety features like BLIS, so hard to find a 2016-2017 model with those things.
    • X3 - took a 2019 (slightly used) model out. It's nice, but for my needs, I don't need to spend that much for the new model. I'd rather spend less on an older Q5 or the GLC.
    • Honda Passport - as expected, very functional. Drove very smooth. Just not that exciting. But a nice package for about the same price as a 3 year old X5.
    All that just got me more undecided on whether I want to go with something a bit larger, like the X5, Passport or Grand Cherokee, or stick with the compacts I've been considering (Q5, GLC...maybe an XC60?).
    I drove an X5 xDrive40e quite a bit when I worked at BMW; I could average 30 mpg with judicious use of the various power modes. Too big for me however.
    If I was buying an SUV to replace the 2er(fat chance) it would definitely be either an X3 M40i or an X3 M Competition.

    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

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 127,113
    Long day, as @breld noted. My head hurt when it was all said and done, and I'm not even doing the shopping.

    We decided that the interior by Playskool nixed the Blazer. In addition to the BMW and Honda stores- next to each other, how convenient - we also stopped at a CarMax and saw the V90 CC that was posted a week or so back. Beautiful car, marred by an odd exterior color. Wandered the lot, then I think we all hit a wall.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 127,113
    I was fortunate enough to drive the A5 home from CarMax - I got picked up this morning. That is one nice car, but I sort of understand why the exchange may happen - it's like a bigger, slightly softer, automatic version of the GTI.

    More diversity in the fleet is a good thing.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,941
    breld said:


    And dealerships are closed on Sundays here, so no can do. And then we leave on our TCM (Turner Classic Movies) cruise on Monday, so I'll at least be put off for another week!

    Where there's a breld, there's a way! I can't imagine a small inconvenience like a vacation or a dealership being closed would stand in the way of you making a deal.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,941
    stickguy said:

    New XC60 is very nice. But a lot more expensive then the prior generation since they are a big upgrade, and don't go very far back.

    My mom is not really a car enthusiast. Her comment on the previous generation XC60, before they bought their Q5, was "if we can buy a brand new one for half of MSRP, I'd be willing to take it." :p
  • breldbreld Posts: 4,600
    As evidenced by some recent purchases here on the board, Audi did really well with the Q5. I wasn't shocked, but a bit surprised at how much I enjoyed the drive of the previous gen model yesterday. The new one naturally has some nice updates on the interior and tech options, but the overall driving experience is not noticeably better (which simply speaks well of the old version, which has been around for quite awhile).

    The 2.0T had enough power, but my target could be the not as ubiquitous 3.0T version - the engine from my Q7 in the more compact package could be very engaging.

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,026
    I might swing the wife by the Audi dealer to scope one out. I doubt she would ever go with it. Not a big VW or Audi fan to start with, and I am not sure I want to commit to one for 8-10 years. Cost is the other issue. Pricey to buy new, and not a cheap lease either. So that leaves buying CPO, which seem to still be on the expensive side, and she really would prefer brand new.

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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,371
    Around here anyway, for routine servicing, the dealer and a good indy might indeed be similarly priced, and the dealer might even be a better deal as it will be faster (I seldom wait more than 2 hours at the dealer, while the indy is "we'll do it when we do it"). But for any real repairs, I think the labor rate at the indy is significantly less, it adds up. My local dealer is Autonation, who has had immense employee turnover since it changed hands from a family business, where I've been going to the indy for nearly 15 years, all that matters too.
    ab348 said:



    I asked him that, since we have a good M-B indy shop here. His response was they were just about as expensive as the dealer, but I think that was a rationalization on his part. He tends to be overly trusting and loyal and probably had undue faith that the dealer would treat him right.

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 678
    @breld- have fun on your cruise!

    You are a car buying machine - the epitome of CCBA!

    I can only imagine what I would be like if I lived where there were so many car dealerships with nice cars but alas I live in a town of 60,000 plus 40,000 college students so I have my choice of Audi, VW, Subadoo, Honda, Hyundai, Chevy, GMC, Cadillac, KIA, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ford, Lincoln, Chrysler, Jeep, Toyota, Mazda, or Volvo.

    So only high end is Audi. They still have 9 2019 Q7 on the lot with over $9000 discount so I’m assuming that the 2020 vehicles are on the way. Is it just me or are the new model year cars showing up later?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,305
    Michaell said:

    Long day, as @breld noted. My head hurt when it was all said and done, and I'm not even doing the shopping.

    We decided that the interior by Playskool nixed the Blazer. In addition to the BMW and Honda stores- next to each other, how convenient - we also stopped at a CarMax and saw the V90 CC that was posted a week or so back. Beautiful car, marred by an odd exterior color. Wandered the lot, then I think we all hit a wall.

    So you did look at a Blazer? Any other opinions? I haven’t seen the inside of one yet.

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

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 678
    qbrozen said:

    Michaell said:

    Long day, as @breld noted. My head hurt when it was all said and done, and I'm not even doing the shopping.

    We decided that the interior by Playskool nixed the Blazer. In addition to the BMW and Honda stores- next to each other, how convenient - we also stopped at a CarMax and saw the V90 CC that was posted a week or so back. Beautiful car, marred by an odd exterior color. Wandered the lot, then I think we all hit a wall.

    So you did look at a Blazer? Any other opinions? I haven’t seen the inside of one yet.
    I wondered the same. I saw one on the road and it looked pretty nice.

    The description of “playskool” interior gives me pause
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,524
    qbrozen said:

    Michaell said:

    Long day, as @breld noted. My head hurt when it was all said and done, and I'm not even doing the shopping.

    We decided that the interior by Playskool nixed the Blazer. In addition to the BMW and Honda stores- next to each other, how convenient - we also stopped at a CarMax and saw the V90 CC that was posted a week or so back. Beautiful car, marred by an odd exterior color. Wandered the lot, then I think we all hit a wall.

    So you did look at a Blazer? Any other opinions? I haven’t seen the inside of one yet.
    Which platform is the Blazer built on? Is it an Equinox? Malibu?

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,305
    nyccarguy said:

    qbrozen said:

    Michaell said:

    Long day, as @breld noted. My head hurt when it was all said and done, and I'm not even doing the shopping.

    We decided that the interior by Playskool nixed the Blazer. In addition to the BMW and Honda stores- next to each other, how convenient - we also stopped at a CarMax and saw the V90 CC that was posted a week or so back. Beautiful car, marred by an odd exterior color. Wandered the lot, then I think we all hit a wall.

    So you did look at a Blazer? Any other opinions? I haven’t seen the inside of one yet.
    Which platform is the Blazer built on? Is it an Equinox? Malibu?
    C1 platform that debuted in 2017 on the XT5 and is under the Acadia as 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!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,026
    I think the Blazer is on the Equinox platform. But don't make me swear to it. Pretty sure though it is just a butched up soft roader (like the Passport off the Pilot).

    I thought that the Blazer kinda stole the Camaro interior look? But in any case, not something you are buying because you want the look and feel of an Audi or Volvo.

    Floyd, you broke Lincoln and Cadillac's heart not counting them as high end!

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

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 678
    @stickguy- I’m good with that!
  • breldbreld Posts: 4,600
    We didn't look at or drive the Blazer. It's not something on my radar, but @jpp75 and @michaell took a close look at it at the car show earlier this year and were (obviously) unimpressed.

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,600
    mjfloyd1 said:

    @breld- have fun on your cruise!

    You are a car buying machine - the epitome of CCBA!

    I can only imagine what I would be like if I lived where there were so many car dealerships with nice cars but alas I live in a town of 60,000 plus 40,000 college students so I have my choice of Audi, VW, Subadoo, Honda, Hyundai, Chevy, GMC, Cadillac, KIA, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ford, Lincoln, Chrysler, Jeep, Toyota, Mazda, or Volvo.

    So only high end is Audi. They still have 9 2019 Q7 on the lot with over $9000 discount so I’m assuming that the 2020 vehicles are on the way. Is it just me or are the new model year cars showing up later?

    Thanks (regarding the cruise)!

    Not so much a buying machine this year, but I take that as a good sign that I may be getting a little less crazy and impulsive. Unfortunately, it probably has more to do with my consumer instincts being consumed for most of the year with the home buying and moving process.

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,600
    @mjfloyd1 - so how is the experience thus far with the Q7? Despite choosing to trade mine in, I still think it's about the best SUV out there.

    It'd be easy to make the argument that I should have kept the Q7 and traded the A5 for the wife's Alltrack. But I think I'd still be in the same place - with the change in my driving routine and virtually no need for the 3rd row anymore, I'd be looking to reduce our car debt with a less expensive SUV anyway.

    But man, that Q7 was a dream.

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,026
    so if the Q7 was too much car/money, doesn't make much sense to be looking at an X5. The Q5 seems to be where this is headed (though a nice X3 for some variety sounds good too!)

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,941
    stickguy said:


    Floyd, you broke Lincoln and Cadillac's heart not counting them as high end!

    And Volvo!
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 678
    My wife did think the XC90 was nice, but thought the Q7 was “sportier”. I don’t get that at all, but the Q7 was what she wanted so that’s what I got.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,026
    a full scholarship to a school you want to go to anyway would be amazing. Even a bit extra like $5k is a nice bonus.

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

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 133,485
    mjfloyd1 said:

    As a proud dad moment, my oldest got a 1350 SAT which is good but looking at merit scholarships, the cutoff for another approx $5K per year was 1360 so she took it again and scored a 1360. They allow you to group your best math and best English scores and her new “super score” is 1420.

    Also found out that she is a finalist for the Eli Lilly endowment scholarship for our county in IN so she has a 20% chance at a full tuition paid for four years to any public or private college / university in IN. That would be great but I’m not counting on it as there are 9 other great candidates. She has an interview next week!

    Congrats on the SAT score!

    Unfortunately, they have to perform, once they get there. Our scholarship joy only lasted one year. :(

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  • breldbreld Posts: 4,600
    mjfloyd1 said:

    As a proud dad moment, my oldest got a 1350 SAT which is good but looking at merit scholarships, the cutoff for another approx $5K per year was 1360 so she took it again and scored a 1360. They allow you to group your best math and best English scores and her new “super score” is 1420.

    Also found out that she is a finalist for the Eli Lilly endowment scholarship for our county in IN so she has a 20% chance at a full tuition paid for four years to any public or private college / university in IN. That would be great but I’m not counting on it as there are 9 other great candidates. She has an interview next week!

    That's great! Congrats!

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,600
    stickguy said:

    so if the Q7 was too much car/money, doesn't make much sense to be looking at an X5. The Q5 seems to be where this is headed (though a nice X3 for some variety sounds good too!)


    Maybe. Cost-wise, these CPO X5's off lease return are up to $10k less than what my Q7 was worth on trade, so a reasonable step down in that way.

    Then I'm thinking...hey, if a Q5 is too similar to the GTI in driving dynamics, maybe the answer is to get the Q5 and change up the fun car...like maybe an M235i or something!

    Oh, the wheels never stop spinning. :)

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 678
    kyfdx said:

    mjfloyd1 said:

    As a proud dad moment, my oldest got a 1350 SAT which is good but looking at merit scholarships, the cutoff for another approx $5K per year was 1360 so she took it again and scored a 1360. They allow you to group your best math and best English scores and her new “super score” is 1420.

    Also found out that she is a finalist for the Eli Lilly endowment scholarship for our county in IN so she has a 20% chance at a full tuition paid for four years to any public or private college / university in IN. That would be great but I’m not counting on it as there are 9 other great candidates. She has an interview next week!

    Congrats on the SAT score!

    Unfortunately, they have to perform, once they get there. Our scholarship joy only lasted one year. :(
    Ugh

    It looks like she needs to keep a 3.5 to keep the merit scholarship at the schools. I honestly wasn’t expecting the Lilly to be in play so I have not even checked into that.

    She takes AP and honors courses and has a 4.2 on a 4 point scale while being the #1 golfer and is on the cheer and competitive cheer teams. She already has some college credit from taking the exams for her AP courses. She seems to have a good head on her shoulders and knows that she wants to go to a smallish school near home so it looks like DePauw in Greencastle IN (although I think she would be bored out of her head there) or Butler in Indy. My wife is taking her to a cheer clinic at Butler today.

    Time will tell what she chooses. It appears that DePauw is better with merit scholarships and she has many friends there, but Butler has a PA school so...
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,026
    breld said:

    stickguy said:

    so if the Q7 was too much car/money, doesn't make much sense to be looking at an X5. The Q5 seems to be where this is headed (though a nice X3 for some variety sounds good too!)


    Maybe. Cost-wise, these CPO X5's off lease return are up to $10k less than what my Q7 was worth on trade, so a reasonable step down in that way.

    Then I'm thinking...hey, if a Q5 is too similar to the GTI in driving dynamics, maybe the answer is to get the Q5 and change up the fun car...like maybe an M235i or something!

    Oh, the wheels never stop spinning. :)
    Well, to me, a better plan is to keep the GTI and go with a hot rod X3 if the 2.0t isn't enough for you.

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

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 678
    edited October 20
    breld said:

    stickguy said:

    so if the Q7 was too much car/money, doesn't make much sense to be looking at an X5. The Q5 seems to be where this is headed (though a nice X3 for some variety sounds good too!)


    Maybe. Cost-wise, these CPO X5's off lease return are up to $10k less than what my Q7 was worth on trade, so a reasonable step down in that way.

    Then I'm thinking...hey, if a Q5 is too similar to the GTI in driving dynamics, maybe the answer is to get the Q5 and change up the fun car...like maybe an M235i or something!

    Oh, the wheels never stop spinning. :)
    I am slowly learning to buy what I like and keep it. I used to read car magazines all the time and get “car envy”, but I’m older and hopefully wiser. But I still do stupid things well just because I can, I guess

    Here is a link to where I bought the Q7. They seem to be pretty high volume. The sales lady said they get lots of lease returns and recently got some really low mileage vehicles from customers who could not afford the notes. That’s sad.

    https://www.nalleybmw.com/certified-inventory/index.htm?compositeType=certified&year=&model=&bodyStyle=&odometer=&internetPrice=&start=0&sort=&facetbrowse=true&searchLinkText=SEARCH&showInvTotals=false&showRadius=false&showReset=false&showSubmit=true&facetbrowseGridUnit=BLANK&showSelections=true&dependencies=model:make,city:province,city:state&suppressAllConditions=true&newListingAlias=/new-inventory/index.htm&usedListingAlias=/used-inventory/index.htm&certifiedListingAlias=/certified-inventory/index.htm
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,026
    I want to do stupid things. Just can't afford it! Keeping long term does have some benefits. Usually financial of course. But also less stress with searching and buying! the wife in particular likes that, since she gets stressed having to learn all new controls and tech. And the new stuff in particular might be too much for her. She hasn't figured out much of what the TLX does, and that is pretty straight forward for a loaded car these days. So she just drives it without touching anything!

    key is, make sure you are getting something really nice and not compromising, so you don't get tired of it right away. And buy something that will last.

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

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 678
    @breld. - I can tell you that taking a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon to Chicago vs driving the Q7 from Atlanta was a night and day comparison. They wanted the GL to have less than 95K miles for some odd reason...
  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWPosts: 2,799
    ”You are a car buying machine - the epitome of CCBA!”

    Yes,@mjfloyd1, he is the Grand Poobah of the CCBA, but has been on sabbatical this year :) .

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,600
    stickguy said:

    breld said:

    stickguy said:

    so if the Q7 was too much car/money, doesn't make much sense to be looking at an X5. The Q5 seems to be where this is headed (though a nice X3 for some variety sounds good too!)


    Maybe. Cost-wise, these CPO X5's off lease return are up to $10k less than what my Q7 was worth on trade, so a reasonable step down in that way.

    Then I'm thinking...hey, if a Q5 is too similar to the GTI in driving dynamics, maybe the answer is to get the Q5 and change up the fun car...like maybe an M235i or something!

    Oh, the wheels never stop spinning. :)
    Well, to me, a better plan is to keep the GTI and go with a hot rod X3 if the 2.0t isn't enough for you.
    Oh well, now that you mention it, this doesn't seem to be priced all that badly.

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/783871098/overview/

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,026
    no pictures, but they have a fairly basic white one for not too bad a price. Odd thing is that it is an S drive. You would never see that up here in the NE

    https://www.nalleybmw.com/certified/BMW/2019-BMW-X3-in+Atlanta-f54e57120a0d0c1407a31ced03392168.htm

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

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,149
    @breld — “I’m getting less impulsive.” 😂😂😂😂😂 The year still has 2 months to go!
    Regarding “not that many dealerships”. Where I lived in rural Ohio, there were 3 — count em — THREE. GM, Jeep, and Ford. And that was in a town that was the county seat! Fortunately the capital city was just an hour’s drive away.
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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 678
    I must agree. We have lots of dealers, just not dealers for cars that I am looking for.

    Local Audi dealer has great pricing on new Audis generally but their used car prices are typically $3000 high.

    They tend to not play fair with the Chinese students price wise and take advantage of them when they want to sell their nicer cars before returning home.

  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,112
    @breld nice nice! Cant. Wate. For the punch. Like always!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,026
    got bored so browsing around.

    this looks like something QB would like. A luxury upgrade big hot rod sedan, in case want to upgrade the kids to 1st class in the second row!

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2014-jaguar-xj-4dr_sedan_xjl_portfolio_awd-used-sajwj2gd8e8v70463.html

    this looks like a good kids car for HS/college. Cheap, lots of life left, and not very fast but great gas mileage. Could easily get it for your 17 YO HS senior, and run it right through college graduation.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2016-scion-im-5dr_hatchback_cvt-used-jtnkarje2gj514534.html

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,679
    edited October 20
    This popped up locally. Seems a bit much especially given how bad the driver seat is worn. Also no mention of the angle gear.

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/seattle-2005-volvo-v70r-6mt-manual/7002911207.html
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,026
    I have no clue what the market on these is now, but I do like that one. Just never cared for the beige interior with gray paint. Should be Nordkap (that's the dark blue, right?) and I think it is pretty common for the leather to do this, especially if not maintained regularly. Would be surprising if the angle gear made it this long. Maybe that was an earlier repair. If not, something to budget for!

    Love the huge cargo area. A box is still the best shape for a utility vehicle. And that 3rd row seat gives me a laugh.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,679
    I love it for $8-$9k. Not $13.5.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,026
    that what these go for now? I would have a tough time saying no at $8k if it passed a PPI. Though I know that they all have needs, no matter how perfect. And I am not really enough of a DIYer to make that affordable.

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

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