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  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,118
    Seems so odd to me but, the more I see the new Toyota Corolla hatch, he more I like it. We have had a few of the CV-R's at work and very similar inside and out. Like the way they drive and thinking the Corolla hatch has a smaller blind spot in back, something I'd prefer. I like the bronze color and the pearlized ivory colors the best with the ash interior. Not much for a black interior anymore to be honest. And if it'll have Sirius/XM radio as an option, so much the better for me. And 90% of the time, it's only me in it as when we go out together, the A3 is the vehicle of choice, which is fine with me. My Golf is a bit cluttered inside, nothing that a 10 minute clean-up wouldn't solve. But since mine has almost 8K more miles on it, would rather use the Audi.
    Gotta a feeling I'm gonna end up getting something new in a very short time span once I decide on what that'll be. Once I make my mind up, don't take me very long to just do it. With the Golf, bought in a weeks time but, most of that was spent just deciding what to do with the Tucson. This time, think it's gonna come down to just two vehicles and a test drive back to back that will probably be all I need to make the decision.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,611
    edited November 2019
    I like those Corolla hatches too. Just be sure the infotainment system is to your liking. That Toyota system is a bit different.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,814
    Q, my guess, with the transfer case sitting on the floor of your garage, you are not getting that much for the old buggy!

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,118
    Well, I have Apple Car Play since I've got an iPhone XR currently and the couple I saw today online shows Sirius/XM as an option which I've also currently got. So, I'll be good no mater what I suspect. As much as I lime my current XM radio, I've got almost 900 songs in my iTunes library so when I shuffle them, I usually don't hear the same ones too often.
    I know at Hertz where I currently work, I've had to use my iTunes more since they discontinued the free Sirius/XM in their rentals. As long as I've got my lightning cord and a usb port, I'm good to go music wise. Or if the move is pretty short, just listen to the FM radio.
    I know that Toyota's infotainment systems ain't the best but can easily work around that especially if I want more grunt from the system. I've found a couple of stereo shops down here that know how to make most factory systems sound a bit better by adding an amp or just changing out the stock speakers where they tend to use the worst stuff. Most folks are satisfied with mediocre sound in their personal vehicles but I prefer to ramp it up a notch if possible.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,692
    stickguy said:

    Q, my guess, with the transfer case sitting on the floor of your garage, you are not getting that much for the old buggy!

    Well, it isn’t on the floor anymore. Lol. Was a busy day so I only got to spend about 90 mins on it today, which was enough to get the “new” one cleaned up, filled up, and set in place. It isn’t fully mounted yet just because it is a laborious process of cranking on each bolt a turn at a time to get it to fuse itself to the transmission again. I’ve got about a quarter inch to go. Haha

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,814
    good luck with it. sounds like the end is in sight. Hope it all works when you are done and there are now parts left over!

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,814
    I think the wife decided what she wants. We have a friend visiting and the daughter was over, and an Hyundai ad came on TV, and she pointed to the red Santa fe and said something like "that's the one I want".

    wasn't expecting it, but at least she didn't pick a Bentley!

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

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 134,279
    corvette said:

    @qbrozen I admire your work ethic. I would have taken it on a road trip to a place where flooding was anticipated and parked it on a street in a low-lying area a long time ago.

    Makes me wonder if there's a wife in the background saying something like "you bought it, now you gotta make it work".

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,692
    Michaell said:

    corvette said:

    @qbrozen I admire your work ethic. I would have taken it on a road trip to a place where flooding was anticipated and parked it on a street in a low-lying area a long time ago.

    Makes me wonder if there's a wife in the background saying something like "you bought it, now you gotta make it work".
    That is exactly the situation

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,692
    Oh yeah, I keep forgetting to report that I actually tracked my Charger mileage for one tank. I was pleasantly surprised to have gotten 17mpg. I was expecting 14-15. I do very little highway driving these days.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,681
    qbrozen said:

    Oh yeah, I keep forgetting to report that I actually tracked my Charger mileage for one tank. I was pleasantly surprised to have gotten 17mpg. I was expecting 14-15. I do very little highway driving these days.

    17? What are you taking it easy to break it in?

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,692
    I actually drive it quite hard. Rear tires will probably be toast before the first snow. ;)

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,681
    Do you add excess mileage fees into the adjusted capitalized cost when calculating a lease?

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

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 142,488
    nyccarguy said:

    Do you add excess mileage fees into the adjusted capitalized cost when calculating a lease?

    Didn't like my other answer, huh? ;)

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,681
    Sometimes you guys are backed up. I apologize for being impatient.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,814
    edited November 2019
    Poking around on rodo again. Must be some RDX incentives now. Ran a 12k lease on a SHAWD Tech package ($43.5k sticker) and was $510/mo, only 1st payment due to drive off. Santa Fe limited 2.0t, same terms, $40,500 sticker, was $560! Yeah, not happening.

    Get the Acura down to $484/mo and might get one for the wife for Christmas! Depending of course on how bad Carvana still wants our old one.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,430
    nyccarguy said:

    Sometimes you guys are backed up. I apologize for being impatient.

    You just had your hand slapped... bad poster :open_mouth:

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,430
    stickguy said:

    Santa Fe limited 2.0t, same terms, $40,500 sticker, was $560! Yeah, not happening.

    That's XC60 money right there or a lightly optioned XC90

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,814
    That’s ok. If we get one of the those, would be buying it. Unless they come out with a hugely subverted lease deal.

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

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,695
    I'm gonna admit it - I like the newly revealed Mustang Mach-E.

    I know the potential sacrilege with Ford attaching the Mustang name to the vehicle, but I like the styling cues.

    The main thing that gives me pause is the pricing - $60k for a nicely equipped model (before incentives). Personally, I've assumed these new entrants into the EV world from the non-luxury brands would have to undercut Tesla. Not that they're available yet, but a nicely equipped long-range AWD Model Y is $53k.

    I'll be curious as to how VW prices its first ID model next year.

    2019 Volvo V90 XC - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,611
    I also think the exterior design of the Mach-E is pretty good. Not a fan of the body-color "grill" on the base model but the other models that have more of a regular grille style look fine. The interior doesn't do much for me because it looks to be a sea of black with lots of plastic but I've only seen a few pics so far.

    The pricing leaves something to be desired for sure, especially for a totally new kind of technology from a manufacturer that has a bad record when it comes to introducing new models. I dunno if I would want to be an early adopter of Ford's gen-1 attempts.

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

  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,524
    edited November 2019
    Connecticut Int'l Auto Show at Mohegan Sun Casino this past weekend. In the shopping mall between the two casino floors, three typical (Connecticut) family type convertible cars on display:
    Orange McLaren 720s
    White Bentley Continental GT (on black rims, white/black interior)
    Black Aston Martin DB11

    GF chose the Bentley, said she usually doesn't like white cars, but this one was certainly a looker. So, into the casino I strode with the plan to win ~$300k to buy whatever Lola wants...as I'm sure you can guess, missed it by that much!

    '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.

  • dad23dad23 ColoradoPosts: 454
    Sorry, still catching up, @stickguy - rodo?

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,424
    breld said:

    I'm gonna admit it - I like the newly revealed Mustang Mach-E.

    I know the potential sacrilege with Ford attaching the Mustang name to the vehicle, but I like the styling cues.

    The main thing that gives me pause is the pricing - $60k for a nicely equipped model (before incentives). Personally, I've assumed these new entrants into the EV world from the non-luxury brands would have to undercut Tesla. Not that they're available yet, but a nicely equipped long-range AWD Model Y is $53k.

    I'll be curious as to how VW prices its first ID model next year.

    I'm glad to see more options hitting the market, and it seems like an honest effort by Ford. As for the pricing, part of their challenge is that they need a 100kWh battery to get the range that Tesla is getting from a 75kWh battery on the Y. With batteries being the most expensive part of the build, the problem here is clear. But I'm sure subsequent generations will improve. I hope they sell well.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,943
    So, highlights from the Seattle Auto Show...frankly, not much. I spent most of my time chasing Sam around and letting him sit in whatever he wanted. Big surprise, his top choice for car was a bright yellow Jeep Wrangler Willys.

    Seattle doesn't get a whole lot (if any) of the concept cars. Puget Sound Energy had an electric car exhibit setup with cars from the major brands - Tesla, Audi eTron, BMW i3 and i8, Nissan Leaf, VW eGolf. Interesting cross-section to see next to each other. Audi and Tesla were really the only ones doing something interesting.

    I did get a chance to sit in a few cars myself and what really caught my attention was:
    (1) The updated Legacy XT Touring - they REALLY upgraded the interior on this. Really nice interior, feels very upscale relative to where it used to be. Exterior is a bit magoo.

    (2) Volvo S60 T6 Inscription - they had a white over brown inscription and it was gorgeous inside and out. Probably the nicest quality interior and seats in the class (IMO).

    (3) BMW M340i - Nice to see BMW getting closer to their roots. Really liked this one too. Interior is much improved over the prior generation but still felt a bit unimpressive. That said, the performance alone would probably draw me back in.

    (4) Audi eTron - I really liked this, inside and out. Great interior, very functional, and looks good too.

    On the negative side, it was abundantly clear that Nissan and Infiniti are struggling. They just have very little compelling to offer and, no offense to those who love them, was a bit like walking through a rental car pickup.

    Eager to hit the Philly Auto Show with my Dad in February and hopefully get a bit more seat time.

    Normally I leave auto shows feeling "meh" about my own fleet, but I was plenty happy to get back in the i3.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 721
    Strong work @qbrozen

    I hope it is all working well when you get it all buttoned up!
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 142,488
    Honda Fit repair/maintenance bill came to $614.

    Man, spark plugs are expensive! Thank goodness I only needed four of them.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,814
    I recall that the last time I bought them. which was a while back. Might have been the TL.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,814
    I must be stepping up in the world. Got a nice card in the mail from a car manufacturer advertising nice discount on leftover 2019s (7% off MSRP). The odd part? It was from Maserati. Obviously they don't check income first!

    Not sure I would have had the gall to go in there if it was a test drive give away. My son probably would though.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,943
    kyfdx said:

    Honda Fit repair/maintenance bill came to $614.

    Man, spark plugs are expensive! Thank goodness I only needed four of them.

    Yes, but did it the car? Running better now?
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,326

    One was going 19 in a 15 mph school zone

    19 in a 15! They should have taken your license right there. :D

    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: 13,326
    qbrozen said:

    Anyway, it is all bolted in and fluid-filled. I ran out of time yet again thanks to wife's social schedule, but tomorrow will involve just bolting exhaust manifold back in place, bolt trans crossmember back up, and reinstall CV axle and rear driveshaft. Maybe 60-90 minutes of work. Fingers crossed the test drive is quiet.

    Slick. I never doubted you would lick this job eventually. So, how did the internals compare to one another? Was there obvious wear/crunching going on in the old unit?
    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: 13,326
    qbrozen said:

    I actually drive it quite hard. Rear tires will probably be toast before the first snow. ;)


    Better that than the rest of the car being toast *after* the first snow..... ;)
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 142,488

    kyfdx said:

    Honda Fit repair/maintenance bill came to $614.

    Man, spark plugs are expensive! Thank goodness I only needed four of them.

    Yes, but did it the car? Running better now?
    Yes, I put about 40 miles on it, today. Runs great. Might still need tires, though

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,518
    I think that calling a crossover EV a "Mustang" is a mistake. Maybe a "Mustang" spun off the Ranger platform is next...

    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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,814
    browsing around, this is the exact Santa Fe we would get if the wife decided to move ahead. This happens to be a slightly used one, but really did not change for 2020, so 7 months won't wipe out all the new car smell!

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/790881595/overview/

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

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 134,279

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,943
    stickguy said:

    browsing around, this is the exact Santa Fe we would get if the wife decided to move ahead. This happens to be a slightly used one, but really did not change for 2020, so 7 months won't wipe out all the new car smell!

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/790881595/overview/

    Pretty color combo. I like it.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 134,279
    edited November 2019

    stickguy said:

    browsing around, this is the exact Santa Fe we would get if the wife decided to move ahead. This happens to be a slightly used one, but really did not change for 2020, so 7 months won't wipe out all the new car smell!

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/790881595/overview/

    Pretty color combo. I like it.
    Ditto - my stepson and DIL would have liked it, instead of the Tucson they bought.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,430
    Same colors as our 2015 Enclave. Very sharp.

    Picked up Mom’s RAV4 last night. No drama, in at 6:40 out by 8:10. Very nice, large dealership.

    They had this in the showroom.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 142,488
    @tjc78 I think that is the best angle for that model

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,430
    edited November 2019
    It's a typical modern Toyota... over-styled.

    Guy said their first 15 were pre sold. They got two more and the first sold instantly. This one has been on the lot four days. He said it won't make the weekend.

    It was locked and no window sticker.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 142,488
    The new Z4 looks a lot better. But, only available in soft-top convertible

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,430
    I also had to laugh last night. We were waiting for the Finance guy to get all the paperwork together and the salesperson asked why we bought the car in PA... I explained the better terms in PA etc etc. He said yeah Toyota you can deal with, not like BMW where you pay their price and that's it.

    I didn't say anything, just kinda nodded... I felt like saying go look at the leases on BMWs in the last year on LH.

    BTW @kyfdx thank you so much for pointing out that PA had a much lower MF than NJ. That saved over $40/ month.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,692
    Chevy:
    Yes, the bearing on the old rear output shaft was crunchy and loose. No visible damage anywhere else.

    I only got to drive it around the block as of yet, but so far she is quiet. Only noise is a slight whir when I brake hard. Not sure what that is about. Maybe it will go away with more driving.

    I have a question. I haven’t driven run-of-the-mill low-powered automatics in a long time. How do they typically shift? The Chevy slurs the shifts quite a bit. I could see them programming it to do so for the masses who don’t want to feel anything. Just want to know it is normal and not a sign of more bad things to come.

    BTW, I looked up 2010-2012 Equinoxes with under 125k within 100 miles of me, and none with clean titles are under $7k. So I could always list it for $5995. LOL.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,430
    That's typical shifting behavior. I've driven a few of those Equinox's as rentals and that is what I remember.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,814
    Michaell said:

    stickguy said:

    browsing around, this is the exact Santa Fe we would get if the wife decided to move ahead. This happens to be a slightly used one, but really did not change for 2020, so 7 months won't wipe out all the new car smell!

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/790881595/overview/

    Pretty color combo. I like it.
    Ditto - my stepson and DIL would have liked it, instead of the Tucson they bought.
    If that one was local might be taking the wife in this weekend to check it out, and see if a trade of the RDX for the Santa Fe could be worked out. She might go for it.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,943
    stickguy said:

    Michaell said:

    stickguy said:

    browsing around, this is the exact Santa Fe we would get if the wife decided to move ahead. This happens to be a slightly used one, but really did not change for 2020, so 7 months won't wipe out all the new car smell!

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/790881595/overview/

    Pretty color combo. I like it.
    Ditto - my stepson and DIL would have liked it, instead of the Tucson they bought.
    If that one was local might be taking the wife in this weekend to check it out, and see if a trade of the RDX for the Santa Fe could be worked out. She might go for it.
    You have the fever.
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