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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 133,854
    mjfloyd1 said:

    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...
    My son didn't have all of that good stuff... just monster test scores and 34 hours of AP credit.

    I can't think of a less diverse place to go to school than Depauw. Going away to college already puts you in the top 10%, but Depauw is off the charts for rich kids. No commentary on the quality of education there, however. (or, your ability to send her there) Just my $0.02.

    My son learned a lot by going to school on an urban campus. At least with Butler, you get the benefit of living in the city. (if I was picking.. lol) I went to Hanover for a short time, back when the earth was still warm. Going to Madison was big entertainment.. :s

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,950
    Undergrad was a cake walk - kept my academic scholarship (full ride) all four years. Only kept my law school scholarship the first year (it would’ve been reduced to half after the first year anyway, UK is stingy with their scholarships like that).
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,530
    @mjfloyd1 - congrats! Thanks for sharing! You must be extremely proud!

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 679
    edited October 20
    529 is well funded so I’d like her to be able to pay for grad school with what is left.

    I really just need her to find a place that she will be happy honestly

    I went to the University of Evansville undergrad and kind of hoped that she would go there because they have direct admit to PA school or IU school of medicine if you keep your gpa up - assuming MCAT or Grad school testing scores are up to snuff.

    But the facilities don’t compare to DePauw or Butler...

    I understand what you are saying about diversity but her high school is quite diverse so this will be a rare time that I just shut up.
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 679
    nyccarguy said:

    @mjfloyd1 - congrats! Thanks for sharing! You must be extremely proud!

    Thanks.

    The best part is that she is really a great kid!
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,861
    @mjfloyd1,
    Making an assumption that PA is Physicians Assistant?
    One of my kids wanted to be a doctor, so we sent her to a kind of 'Space Camp' for future doctors.
    As soon as she saw blood, she fainted, so change of career. :)
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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,861
    A PA is a pretty recent career track(?), but can be a pretty good one.
    Whatever school your child gets into, the most important thing is what they do when they get there.
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,045
    I don't know if the price is good, bad or indifferent, but dang, this sucker is gorgeous. I need to like double my salary (I am open to job offers!) or inherit a million bucks from some relative I never heard of.

    https://www.eimports4less.com/details-2016-porsche-panamera-certified_panamera_4_edition_navigation_camera_bose_blis-used-wp0aa2a70gl007595.html

    this is an odd thing to see at a luxury brand (primarily) used car lot, with only 18 miiles on it. that is hard to do. Must have been towed in! Kinda cool, but I can only imaging the look my wife would give me if I brought this home.

    https://www.eimports4less.com/details-2019-mercedes~benz-sprinter_cab_chassis-diesel_sprinter_cab_chassis_3500xd_standard_roof_170wb_dually-used-wdapf4cd6kn016392.html



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  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 1,417
    stickguy said:

    ! 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!

    Boy does that sound familiar.

    I made an appointment with the Subaru genius (not sure what they are really called) for this evening to go over all the stuff on the wifes new Ascent. Most, if not all, the things are already on my Legacy. She decided she didn't want to go so I guess I will just listen and watch.

    She never used the cruise contral or navigation in her former Forester. I don't know what else, but I suspect she never used the remote start either.

    2020 Ascent, 2018 Legacy 3.6R, 2015 Crosstrek

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,045
    She hasn’t figured out CarPlay yet (I think I just need to sync her phone) and I know will never use cruise. She hasn’t driven it in a while, and when she does, it’s not very far. Just to work if I need her car for some reason.

    If we get a modern car for her, will need to do some real training. And will have dealer set it all up to her phone at delivery. I can add mine later.

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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,251
    Or she could simply not need to use any of those features for the type of driving she does. I have CarPlay and never use it, don't miss it.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 679
    edited October 21
    @kyfdx - I’m old enough that I remember Time magazine having pictures of woolly mammoths on their front cover with the admonition that the earth was headed for the next ice age. How times have changed...
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,045
    ab348 said:

    Or she could simply not need to use any of those features for the type of driving she does. I have CarPlay and never use it, don't miss it.

    Much of it. But she really wants the navigation because when traffic on her normal highway route home goes haywire, there are various alternates, some of which she gets lost on. Usually I end up being on Star.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    My wife picked up the Volvo pretty quickly. It can be a little confusing.

    What is funny is watching her try and get in it.

    The doors unlock with the smart key as soon as you put your hand behind the handle.... there is a little dimple on the door handle that locks it. She can't stop herself from putting her thumb on that dimple when she is getting into the car. So, it unlocks and then re-locks as she is pulling the handle. Rinse and repeat a few times until she realizes what she is doing wrong. Naturally, without question it's the car's fault.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,045
    The Volvo at least resembles an iPhone, which is what we have. And no weird touchpad like the new RDX. I need to get her to play with that, and the X3 I drive. And see if she can get either car into gear.

    She still gets all confused about the electronic parking brake in the TLX, and I showed her that a bunch of times.

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

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,240
    corvette said:

    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.
    Yeah, I know what you mean. If anyone can pull off buying a car while on a cruise, it's our poster buddy @breld. I understand virtual test drives have improved significantly the last couple of years. B)

    jmonroe
  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 1,417
    stickguy said:

    She hasn’t figured out CarPlay yet (I think I just need to sync her phone) and I know will never use cruise. She hasn’t driven it in a while, and when she does, it’s not very far. Just to work if I need her car for some reason.

    If we get a modern car for her, will need to do some real training. And will have dealer set it all up to her phone at delivery. I can add mine later.

    We used Car Play when we went on a trip last weekend for Waze. The Ascent doesn't have navigation (close your eyes) or a sun roof. She has an iPhone so maybe she knows how to use it. I will show her again since I did all the driving. She is smart. She just doesn't care.

    2020 Ascent, 2018 Legacy 3.6R, 2015 Crosstrek

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    Anyone want an Elantra?

    Surprised my local dealer didn't take it. They put their plate frames on it right after I turned it in.

    https://www.cioccahyundai.com/VehicleDetails/certified-2017-Hyundai-Elantra-SE-Quakertown-PA/3526317433

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    Seems like a lot of car for the money.
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  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,491
    Out of curiosity how close is the price to the RV?
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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    Residual was around $12,500.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,950
    I wonder what it went for at auction.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    There is no way it even went to auction. The dealer must have gotten it directly from Hyundai Finance. I turned it in less than two weeks ago.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    My guess is they bought it for $11k. Figure $1500 for CPO and the rest is profit...
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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    Getting ready to start hitting the pavement for yet another RAV4 for my mother. I looked at an XLE Premium with a 34K sticker.

    Using the numbers here in the leasing thread and hoping for a generous 10% discount I'm still at $400 with just first month. I can't let her pay that for a mildly equipped RAV.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    tjc78 said:

    Getting ready to start hitting the pavement for yet another RAV4 for my mother. I looked at an XLE Premium with a 34K sticker.

    Using the numbers here in the leasing thread and hoping for a generous 10% discount I'm still at $400 with just first month. I can't let her pay that for a mildly equipped RAV.

    My in-laws are looking for a car to lease to keep here in Seattle. All of the mid-high trim crossover SUVs are leasing crazy high right now. CR-V EX-L, Forester Limited, Rav4 XLE Premium, CX-5 GT etc are all $350+ per month including tax, at least, with first month and TTL at signing. Very frustrating.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 133,854

    tjc78 said:

    Getting ready to start hitting the pavement for yet another RAV4 for my mother. I looked at an XLE Premium with a 34K sticker.

    Using the numbers here in the leasing thread and hoping for a generous 10% discount I'm still at $400 with just first month. I can't let her pay that for a mildly equipped RAV.

    My in-laws are looking for a car to lease to keep here in Seattle. All of the mid-high trim crossover SUVs are leasing crazy high right now. CR-V EX-L, Forester Limited, Rav4 XLE Premium, CX-5 GT etc are all $350+ per month including tax, at least, with first month and TTL at signing. Very frustrating.
    My friend did a deal on a 2019 X1.

    $41K MSRP
    36/12
    $355/mo (including 6% tax)
    $355 + $2800 MSDs due at signing.

    But, he shopped CR-V and CX-5. They were all around $350/mo. (or more).

    Not that I'm recommending it, but maybe a Nissan Rogue would do better?

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,045
    At $12,500 would have been a great buy for a teen to do HS through college. At $15k, getting close to the price of a new one (which is also the nicer redesigned model)

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    They want to be under $300/month including tax, which is just not compatible with the features they want right now. A rogue isn't a bad idea - I'll dig into that, even though I think it is a less than compelling car.
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,045
    CUVs always seem to lease like that. Which is a big reason I didn’t get one. Tlx was near the same price as a CRV EX or CX5.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168

    tjc78 said:

    Getting ready to start hitting the pavement for yet another RAV4 for my mother. I looked at an XLE Premium with a 34K sticker.

    Using the numbers here in the leasing thread and hoping for a generous 10% discount I'm still at $400 with just first month. I can't let her pay that for a mildly equipped RAV.

    My in-laws are looking for a car to lease to keep here in Seattle. All of the mid-high trim crossover SUVs are leasing crazy high right now. CR-V EX-L, Forester Limited, Rav4 XLE Premium, CX-5 GT etc are all $350+ per month including tax, at least, with first month and TTL at signing. Very frustrating.
    Her current one was 32K and is $316 / month with $500 OOP.

    She doesn't want to go up much in payment. I just crunched the #s using an 11% discount which is what the brokers are giving on LH. I'll get that with the relationship I have with the salesperson, but the program is the program. MF translates to 3.36% and only a $500 rebate.

    I don't want her to get a Rouge. She always liked my Elantra, when I get a minute I'm going to crunch some #s on a Tucson.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,045
    Tucson is nice. And for a lease, why not a rogue?

    Go real crazy. Mitsubishi. Eclipse cross or whatever they call it? Gotta be able to get a deal on one of those. Maybe an outgoing escape? They drive nice.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    The Tuscon does not lease well at all, either.
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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    I'm just not a huge fan of the Rogue.. and they are CVT too, right? She may never even notice, so probably wouldn't matter.

    I haven't run #s on a Tucson. I remember getting a pretty solid deal on one for a buddy of mine but that was over a year ago and certainly programs have changed.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,045
    Rav 4 is CVT now isn’t it? Not sure if Tucson switched over yet.

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

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 127,498
    What is it about the RAV4 that appeals to her? Better visibility? AWD? Toyota reliability?

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    av 4 is CVT now isn’t it?

    No it's an 8 Speed.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    Michaell said:

    What is it about the RAV4 that appeals to her? Better visibility? AWD? Toyota reliability?

    She hasn't had anything but a Toyota since the late 90s when we she gave up her 96 Thunderbird. She does like her current RAV and told me she likes the new style.

    I'm going to show her some things tonight. Personally I think she can come down a size class. She only ever has one passenger or my kids in the back.

    Not many decently equipped SUVs hitting mid 300s with only first month OOP it seems.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,950
    If the lease programs are that awful, would she be better off buying and possibly keeping it longer than 36 months?
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,950
    edited October 21
    Weirdly, after I cancelled Onstar, the red light indicating a system malfunction went out, so I think it's at least getting a cell signal... Still no Bluetooth, though, so I'm still guessing there's something bad in the module.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,045
    But out the current one and keep it forever. Problem solved.

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

  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWPosts: 2,800
    edited October 21
    tjc78 said:

    tjc78 said:

    Getting ready to start hitting the pavement for yet another RAV4 for my mother. I looked at an XLE Premium with a 34K sticker.

    Using the numbers here in the leasing thread and hoping for a generous 10% discount I'm still at $400 with just first month. I can't let her pay that for a mildly equipped RAV.

    My in-laws are looking for a car to lease to keep here in Seattle. All of the mid-high trim crossover SUVs are leasing crazy high right now. CR-V EX-L, Forester Limited, Rav4 XLE Premium, CX-5 GT etc are all $350+ per month including tax, at least, with first month and TTL at signing. Very frustrating.
    Her current one was 32K and is $316 / month with $500 OOP.

    She doesn't want to go up much in payment. I just crunched the #s using an 11% discount which is what the brokers are giving on LH. I'll get that with the relationship I have with the salesperson, but the program is the program. MF translates to 3.36% and only a $500 rebate.

    I don't want her to get a Rouge. She always liked my Elantra, when I get a minute I'm going to crunch some #s on a Tucson.</blockquote



    The Buick Encore CUV usually leases well. Wife and I really liked ours - cute, comfortable, thrifty and reliable. Their lease program covered maintenance for the life of the lease and Onstar. Also, there was no disposal fee. I don’t know if it would be too small for the in-laws, however, it rides like a larger vehicle and is roomy for it’s size.



  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    All solid suggestions guys! She really likes having a new car and can afford it so probably going to stay on the hampster wheel!

    I’ve thought about the Encore, nice little Ute. I like the Equinox and Terrian as well. There usually can be deals on those.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    I'm looking at a GLA250 loaner for my in-laws. MB doesn't hit the residual if it has less than 3000 miles.

    I'm getting a $1200 OOP and $310/month including 10.5% tax and crazy WA registration fees for a $41k GLA. I hate the car but it hits all the things they wanted...
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,045
    I would drive a GLA for that money.

    Tom, is it that crucial to hit a certain price point? I know I always go through this, and eventually (within reason of course) end up going with something I actually want, even if it is a little more money. If you are willing to do the lease after lease plan, saving money can't be the #1 requirement, so if $50/month is not going to be noticeable in the long run, get whatever it is that she really wants.

    Just about everyone here at one point has shopped and taken a "deal", and ended up regretting it (or at least, hated the car for the duration).

    at least the new RAV is a lot sharper looking than the old ones. Seems bigger too but that could be an illusion. Someone in my neighborhood just got a white limited, and it is actually pretty sharp.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 127,498
    I'll admit I like the looks of the current RAV4 as well.

    But, AWD is not a "need to have"?

    The next size down for Toyota would be the CH-R.

    A neighbor across the street from me just got a Kona - in white. Not the most favorable color, with the black wheel arches. But, I like the concept of it.

    With a 3 years lease, long term reliability isn't that big of a concern.

    A GLA for $310/mo would be pretty good.

    The Nissan Kicks packs a lot of features into a pretty reasonable price - if you can live with FWD only.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    The GLA is not for me - at $40k, it has halogen headlights and no Nav, which is mindblowing to me. But it hits the requirements in other areas - power passenger seat (hard to find), dual zone climate control (hard to find in entry trims), CarPlay etc.
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,045
    if it comes with Carplay, I don't care about not having Navi built in.

    and from Mom, I bet that she would never know it had FWD instead of AWD. I know my wife never would on her RDX (and quite possibly, neither would I!)

    so going with the FWD cheaper model makes sense.

    the Kona is really nice, but definitely smaller. But roomy enough for me.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,251
    I like the Kona too in certain colors - as Michaell says, they have a lot of black plastic on the exterior (son of Aztek?) and it doesn't look great in light colors. I prefer the Kia Niro in terms of looks.

    A Sportage is a step up but I have no idea what those go for.

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