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  • jpp75jpp75 DenverPosts: 1,416
    edited October 22
    I had a new RAV4 for a rental in Houston this week. I think it was an XLE. I like the looks and while it wasn't anything exciting to drive it was more than competent.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,731
    Looks like my in laws will end up with a GLA. It’s a former loaner with P01 Premium, Smartphone Pack, and matte wood trim. MSRP is just over $40k so fairly stripped.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,995
    Whatever floats their boat. Are these in laws the ones who planned to borrow your spare car, when you had one--don't they live out of town?
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,527
    Matte dark wood I bet, it's always that blackish wood.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,731
    edited October 22
    Yes, but they're here WAY more than they originally had planned - initial thought was 6-8 weeks a year. So far this year it's been like 17 or 18. Which is great for Sam and getting lots of family time, but untenable for us in terms of sharing.
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 129,959

    Yes, but they're here WAY more than they originally had planned - initial thought was 6-8 weeks a year. So far this year it's been like 17 or 18. Which is great for Sam and getting lots of family time, but untenable for us in terms of sharing.

    Wouldn't it be less expensive for them to rent a car when they are in Seattle?

    The way I'm looking at it is this - $310/mo for 12 months is $3720. Divide that by the 18 weeks they are in town and that's just over $200/week. I'm sure they could rent something for that rate.

    Not to mention insurance and storage costs.

    What am I missing here?

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,731
    edited October 22
    Michaell said:

    Yes, but they're here WAY more than they originally had planned - initial thought was 6-8 weeks a year. So far this year it's been like 17 or 18. Which is great for Sam and getting lots of family time, but untenable for us in terms of sharing.

    Wouldn't it be less expensive for them to rent a car when they are in Seattle?

    The way I'm looking at it is this - $310/mo for 12 months is $3720. Divide that by the 18 weeks they are in town and that's just over $200/week. I'm sure they could rent something for that rate.

    Not to mention insurance and storage costs.

    What am I missing here?
    They ran the numbers and came to the conclusion they could not.

    In the off season $200/week is doable. But from May-September during cruise season, rentals can run as high as $500/week, esp for an SUV. They're here quite a bit during the summer.
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 129,959

    Michaell said:

    Yes, but they're here WAY more than they originally had planned - initial thought was 6-8 weeks a year. So far this year it's been like 17 or 18. Which is great for Sam and getting lots of family time, but untenable for us in terms of sharing.

    Wouldn't it be less expensive for them to rent a car when they are in Seattle?

    The way I'm looking at it is this - $310/mo for 12 months is $3720. Divide that by the 18 weeks they are in town and that's just over $200/week. I'm sure they could rent something for that rate.

    Not to mention insurance and storage costs.

    What am I missing here?
    They ran the numbers and came to the conclusion they could not.

    In the off season $200/week is doable. But from May-September during cruise season, rentals can run as high as $500/week, esp for an SUV. They're here quite a bit during the summer.
    Do they need to rent an SUV?

    Hey, it's not my money, and I've got no skin in the game, I'm just genuinely curious.

    But, I'm glad Sam gets to see his grandparents as much as he does. I only saw my paternal grandparents a handful of times in my life - I grew up in CA, while they lived in NY.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,381
    @28firefighter , where will the car be stored when they are not in Seattle?

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,731
    Michaell said:

    Michaell said:

    Yes, but they're here WAY more than they originally had planned - initial thought was 6-8 weeks a year. So far this year it's been like 17 or 18. Which is great for Sam and getting lots of family time, but untenable for us in terms of sharing.

    Wouldn't it be less expensive for them to rent a car when they are in Seattle?

    The way I'm looking at it is this - $310/mo for 12 months is $3720. Divide that by the 18 weeks they are in town and that's just over $200/week. I'm sure they could rent something for that rate.

    Not to mention insurance and storage costs.

    What am I missing here?
    They ran the numbers and came to the conclusion they could not.

    In the off season $200/week is doable. But from May-September during cruise season, rentals can run as high as $500/week, esp for an SUV. They're here quite a bit during the summer.
    Do they need to rent an SUV?

    Hey, it's not my money, and I've got no skin in the game, I'm just genuinely curious.

    But, I'm glad Sam gets to see his grandparents as much as he does. I only saw my paternal grandparents a handful of times in my life - I grew up in CA, while they lived in NY.
    Believe me - I've had this same conversation because I think its a bit much, but their perception is they need an SUV to "move things."

    I'm glad he gets so much time with them - but its hard, as he only sees my parents in person a few times a year. Thankfully we FaceTime 4-5 times a week with them and my siblings, but it is still hard.
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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,731
    edited October 22
    ab348 said:

    @28firefighter , where will the car be stored when they are not in Seattle?

    In their condo garage - which is why I lost my Saab parking space.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,583
    I like this. Would be nicer if the color were darker. I believe this is one of Terry's dealerships too.

    https://www.bmwoffreeport.com/used-Freeport-2016-BMW-2+Series-2dr+Cpe+M235i+xDrive+AWD-WBA1J9C51GV696486

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,731
    What's not to like!?
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,253
    Just the absurdly skinny sidewalls and somber black hole interior! And the price.

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,583
    stickguy said:

    Just the absurdly skinny sidewalls and somber black hole interior! And the price.

    How much is one of these new? $50K?

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,731
    Closer to 60k, I think, depending on options.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 136,932

    Closer to 60k, I think, depending on options.

    I’d guess closer to $50K in 2016.

    Price seems high to me, for a 4 yr old car..

    Of course, I want RWD and a stick... ;)

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,583
    kyfdx said:

    Closer to 60k, I think, depending on options.

    I’d guess closer to $50K in 2016.

    Price seems high to me, for a 4 yr old car..

    Of course, I want RWD and a stick... ;)
    Then it would be more expensive due to the fact that it is a "RARE 6-SPEED!" + "LOW MILEAGE!" + "EXTRA CLEAN!" + "CERTIFIED!"

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,416
    kyfdx said:

    Closer to 60k, I think, depending on options.

    I’d guess closer to $50K in 2016.

    Price seems high to me, for a 4 yr old car..

    Of course, I want RWD and a stick... ;)
    Seemed high to me, too, but auction results are about $29k. Yikes.

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

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,281
    nyccarguy said:

    I like this. Would be nicer if the color were darker. I believe this is one of Terry's dealerships too.

    https://www.bmwoffreeport.com/used-Freeport-2016-BMW-2+Series-2dr+Cpe+M235i+xDrive+AWD-WBA1J9C51GV696486

    HUH? How much darker do you want it? If it was any darker it would be black. I call that 'old man's gray'. I otta know because my '15 Genny is that color also has a black interior. Being in that thing is like being in a cave when someone turned off the lights. I don't like it to this day but I ain't getting rid of it anytime soon, it just turned 8,600 miles yesterday. Mrs. j would kill me if I even mentioned that. :'(

    jmonroe
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,014
    That gray 328i is gone already which is not surprising. Great price with average miles for the year. Car looked very clean though I never even got to sit in it. I knew before Stick said anything that it's a bit too long for my requirements and I still prefer a hatch right now, very versatile for my needs currently.
    Got to drive the kids Cruze last night and I like it. It does everything she needs...and then some and is nicely equipped. Think the 18" alloys are a bit overkill but they do look great. She's thrilled with it and getting excellent mpg's!

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

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,491
    If the price is right I'm not going to protest too much but I'd really like to move away from a black interior after the Acura goes back. I may or may not have mentioned this before but the last non-black interior I had was my 4th gen Accord.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 136,932
    pensfan83 said:

    If the price is right I'm not going to protest too much but I'd really like to move away from a black interior after the Acura goes back. I may or may not have mentioned this before but the last non-black interior I had was my 4th gen Accord.

    I need black carpets. Beige interior with beige carpet and beige dash? No thanks.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,253
    I keep saying no more black interiors. then I get another one. I rationalized this one because it is Alcantara seating surfaces. And has some red trim (Elantra did too). Plus, that was the only way to get it (wife was never approving the lipstick red leather).

    I do like the dark carpets and lower dash, with lighter seats and upper dash and headliner. That is a good mix

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  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,491
    kyfdx said:

    pensfan83 said:

    If the price is right I'm not going to protest too much but I'd really like to move away from a black interior after the Acura goes back. I may or may not have mentioned this before but the last non-black interior I had was my 4th gen Accord.

    I need black carpets. Beige interior with beige carpet and beige dash? No thanks.
    I couldn't do that combo either but I would like at least a splash of some color whether it be seating surfaces, headliner, dash, etc. If I could have customized my car I would have taken a TLX in red with black carpets, but the espresso leather and lighter headliner.
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  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,496
    I'm gonna look for non-black interior next, too. While my XF has black, it's a bit broken up by a wide swath of aluminium and wood veneer on the dash and doors. Lighter headliner, too, so not as sepulchral as black interiors of many BMWs, MBs, Porsche and Audis I've seen.

    '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: 13,583
    jmonroe1 said:

    nyccarguy said:

    I like this. Would be nicer if the color were darker. I believe this is one of Terry's dealerships too.

    https://www.bmwoffreeport.com/used-Freeport-2016-BMW-2+Series-2dr+Cpe+M235i+xDrive+AWD-WBA1J9C51GV696486

    HUH? How much darker do you want it? If it was any darker it would be black. I call that 'old man's gray'. I otta know because my '15 Genny is that color also has a black interior. Being in that thing is like being in a cave when someone turned off the lights. I don't like it to this day but I ain't getting rid of it anytime soon, it just turned 8,600 miles yesterday. Mrs. j would kill me if I even mentioned that. :'(

    jmonroe
    If it was any darker it would be black Exactly! That's what I want!

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 136,932
    My wife's car has black carpets and dash, and a caramel color leather seating. Looks great, I think.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,381
    DOWN WITH BLACK INTERIORS!!! Who's with me?!? :laughing:

    I was actually pleased to see a very nice, very light interior (with some black accents incl. carpets) in the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride.

    image

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,271
    edited October 22
    That looks just like my car interior.

    First car I had like that was my 09 Genesis. I too like the dark carpets, light seats and dash.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,014
    The new Hyundai Revue will be out soon, saw it on a commercial last night. I'm kinda interested in it also to be honest. Especially the "denim edition" model. A bit smaller than what Ive got now but has that "cheap to keep" that I'm after. The long warranty is nice to.
    Drove a 2019 Tucson yesterday afternoon and it had push button start. Drove very nicely but prefer the looks of the Sportage. The Rogue Sport is o k, a co-worker's wife has one in gray over black and it's a good looking CUV. Like the Kicks also and do plan to drive one soon. The CH-R has a pretty large blind spot in back and pretty dark with the black interior, a lighter interior might brighten things up.
    I'd love a new Rav4 but again, a bit too big for my size requirements I'm thinking. And keep in mind on the GLA, it's pretty damn thirsty and I brought mine back to Enterprise after 3 days and got a Rav4 which was better with the petrol.
    Have discussed leasing but still doing around 13K/year of driving so makes more sense to buy. Will be at around 61K by December 12th, when I'll have had my current Golf for five years.

    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: 5,014
    My Golf has a similar interior and love it. A few smallish marks in almost five years but not too bad really. A black pleather interior down here in South Florida is super hot in the long summers we have and one tends to sweat a lot very quickly. My ivory seats don't do this and are much more comfortable. I don't mind a gray interior either but if it's all black, it's not coming home with me.

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

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,891
    Getting close to retirement age, but not ready for condo living.
    Yard is some work, but I'd still rather have it than not.
    Down sizing the # of vehicles will be a challenge, too.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,253
    I want to downsize, but probably still a single. Just smaller yard. But not smaller garage! I only want to downsize the house SF, yard to mow, and space to store the wife's "stuff"

    I actually want a better set-up to create an extra off street parking spot that does not block the garage.

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,014
    Want to downsize but keep a 2-car garage. Minimal lawn for lawn guy to cut. Still keep two vehicles. And enough parking when the kids come home for weekends/vacations. Would like a 3/2.5 with around 1500 square feet, condo or house. Probably stay in Florida but west coast or around Orlando. Spend around $260K, give or take.

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

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,412
    The X has black leather with carbon fiber inserts, and a black alcantara headliner. It avoids cave status by having a ginormous windshield combined with glass on the roof. It actually looks pretty nice IMHO.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,527
    Brown suits the wagon perfectly:

    image
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,891
    Just bought my 'retirement' car a week ago Saturday.
    Interior colors pretty much look like a combo of the Mercedes and the Palisade.
    Looking for a 3/2 ranch with 3 bay garage and basement.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,995

    Just bought my 'retirement' car a week ago Saturday.
    Interior colors pretty much look like a combo of the Mercedes and the Palisade.
    Looking for a 3/2 ranch with 3 bay garage and basement.

    Did I miss a punch? Details please.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,891
    @corvette,
    Haven't really posted in the is thread.
    Bought a 2019 Lincoln MKZ AWD Reserve 1 with Reserve upgrade package.
    Black with cappuccino colored interior.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,178
    I like that color combo. Very similar to my Volt, although it’s a white exterior.
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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,891
    I'm still waiting for the Fusion I traded in to actually be for sale on the dealer website.
    Probably waiting for the title paperwork to clear before listing a price and putting up pictures.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,281
    kyfdx said:

    My wife's car has black carpets and dash, and a caramel color leather seating. Looks great, I think.

    The '18 Legacy I got for Mrs. j in April has a burgundy exterior with beige seats, black carpets and black dash. I like that color combo much better than my '15 Genny with the 'old man's gray' exterior and everything black interior. Since April I have gotten at least 10 "nice car" comments while driving her car. Still waiting for someone other than my across the street neighbor who likes the color of my Genny. :@

    jmonroe
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,253
    Burgundy over beige is a great combo. I would love that for the next car.

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

  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulPosts: 684
    suydam said:

    Gotta disagree with you on one point, Sandy. If I made a reservation and was promised a car, and was told “they just ran out”, that would be the last time I’d use that company. And Hertz costs more too, so you expect better service. Not even the cheap companies like Budget or Dollar have done that to me.

    Thrifty did that to me once in ATL, the weekend before Xmas. First they said "go straight to your car" but it turned out it wasn't mine, but some guy with the same name from TEXAS! My name isn't even that common! Then they claimed they were 150 cars short! Tried to set me up with some other off-brand company that was across two Interstates, and when I got out there they told me they would be closed on Xmas Day so we wouldn't be able to return their Daewoo then. Soooo they hauled us back to the airport, and instead of calling a hotel shuttle and dealing with car rental the next morning, I decided to try my luck as a walk-up and Budget had me leaving their lot in a car in 20 minutes. Thrifty sent me a check for the difference in rental costs, and a voucher for a free weekend rental which is the only other time I would ever use them. Since then I think I have rented a couple from Budget and one from Avis, but it's been almost entirely Hertz.
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  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulPosts: 684
    stickguy said:

    I would lose my **** if that happened. Once they accepted the reservation, there better be a car there, or get me one real quick.

    A la Steve Martin in Planes Trains and Automobiles...
    2015 Acura RDX AWD / 2013 VW Jetta 2.5SE
  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulPosts: 684
    stickguy said:

    the blue on that MB really is something. The Audi is attractive, but the interior tech is a bit old fashioned. Kinda reminds me of a better quipped version of our RDX. At this point unless I was shopping the really cheap end of the spectrum (like QB with the Equinox) I don't want to get a prior generation model and regret not having the latest goodies. My wife even comments that the RDX looks/smells like an "old car" now. But she still likes it (paid for, and she knows how to use everything, since there is not much to use).

    Same dilemma I had with the Volvo V60CC I found (2018). Compared to the new models, it looked like an antique inside. But it was a lot cheaper! Just hard to commit to something for a long time, if it already feels outdated at the beginning.

    The two cars in my household are both the last year before some major tech upgrades, and we like it that way! My RDX is a Tech package, but 99% of the time I'm content to let the display screen go dark after 60 seconds by not touching "OK" to acknowledge that I'm supposed to watch the road and not the screen.
    2015 Acura RDX AWD / 2013 VW Jetta 2.5SE
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,253
    we don't have the tech package so the RDX is really old fashioned.

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

  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,130
    @ Sandman, the new Hyundai venue is out, I saw a commercial for it on TV earlier. And I thought of you and I said I’ve been meeting to post in here for the past two days anyway and catch up, glad you were driving your daughter’s new cruise keep on doing the car shopping and looking and you’ll find something you like. How’s everyone’s week been going? So far so good, Jim, job searching and making the best of every day. Looking for a driver for next year‘s car show season someone reliable, can’t just be on my cousin all the time not fair to him, or me.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,130
    @ explore for, nice to see you back in here and congratulations on the punch of the Lincoln MKC, sounds like a lovely colors. Except exterior of Jet and Brad or Blue personally.
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