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  • breldbreld Posts: 4,703
    Michaell said:

    breld said:

    May have found the future replacement for the wife's Alltrack.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29851066/vw-id-space-vizzion-concept-ev-revealed/

    That's sharp looking. Size of your V90, eh?
    The 2 year lease could work out well with these new EVs coming out.

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

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,249
    Re the Equinox — tell us again why you still have this vehicle?
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,249
    tjc78 said:

    No it was brand new. I’ve actually never gotten 3 years out of any phone.

    Sorry. I meant @Sandman6472
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,329
    breld said:

    May have found the future replacement for the wife's Alltrack.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29851066/vw-id-space-vizzion-concept-ev-revealed/

    Hideous wheels, but otherwise a pleasant concept. Hopefully they translate much if not all of that interior into a production model. The inside looks quite nice.
    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: 13,329
    breld said:

    stickguy said:

    2022 launch? That is what, 4-5 cars down the line?

    and the Audi probably needed nothing. Take it in, detail it, put it on the lot, sell at that price, and make a quick $2K profit.

    Correct, the Audi didn't need anything, but that still seems like a slim profit.

    They also accepted the car with the winter wheel set - they are OEM Audi wheels, but I know for a fact the dealership group where I leased the Volvo wanted the stock S-line wheels on it. I should be able to net another $500 or so out of the extra wheels set, so that's nice.
    You could call up the dealer and offer to sell the set to them! I'm sure it will work out to a substantial savings over a new OEM set, even at dealer wholesale.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    If the noise bothers you, turn the radio up. Unless you want to actually figure out if the noise actually matters.

    or of course, unload it.

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,119
    Breld, that Kia is just like the new Hyundai Venue coming out. Funny, I stopped by the local Kia store today to pick up a check for my boss and was talking to a sales guy outside. He wanted to sell me something as he came up to me as I was looking at a new Soul outside. I mentioned that I'm anxiously awaiting the new Hyundai Venue and he told me to just wait. His store manager just got back from somewhere in Colorado where they were introduced to a new small CUV, but he couldn't tell me the name. He said "it'll blow your socks off "as it's like a mini Telluride. Gave me his card and told me that he'll call me when they start arriving. old him I'm gonna want the top of the line with all the safety and audio stuff as it's gonna be a belated 65th birthday present.
    So, when I just saw your post, I was interested and logged into Car and Driver. And up top of the page, there it was! I just emailed him to tell him the name of it as he just said it started with an "S". Coming some time in the spring. Pricing for the top model will probably be in the high 20's but, if it's that good, might just do it! Of course, have to see it in person and drive it first, play with the interior. But if it's like the Golf was on my initial test drive, I'll know within 5 or so minutes if I'm gonna buy it. With the Golf, about four minutes in, told myself that this is it, maybe not this week, maybe not next, but I've found my next vehicle.
    And hoping things go the same way with this new Kia, or even the Hyundai Venue. I'll know pretty quickly that it's going to be in my garage shortly!

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,119
    edited November 2019
    Cell phone working like new again, it even says the name of the caller if they're in my contacts, something it never did before. Whatever, as long as it works like it does now, I'm good. Hopefully I'll keep this XR longer than a year, maybe even two. But with sites like OfferUp, if I can find a decent price for a new iPhone soon after it comes out, I'll just do it!
    I've had a week to think it all over, and after talking with the wife last night, going to go through and sign up with The Neptune Society and have my final wishes taken care of. All the family will need to pay for is the county medical examiners sign off on the death certificate as have no clue whether we'll still be living in South Florida, Central Florida or even North Carolina when the end comes. 99% of things will be paid already, and they come pick up the body within a 90 minute to two hour time frame. Then it'll already be spelled out what my final wishes are. No fuss, no muss.
    I think the subject of dying scares a lot of people so they never have this conversation, ever. After I got deathly ill last year, I am no longer scared of death...it's just part of living. But since I will not stand being buried in a box underground, I'm doing the planning my way. My wife and oldest will know what I want and what will be done well, once I'm gone! Even though it's not required, I'm planning on leaving the three kids something, have no clue what amount that will be, but it'll be substantial enough for them to have some fun! Just like what my dad and grandma left me, wasn't a whole lot but enough for me to buy a new vehicle and invest in the stock market. It came at a tough time in my life and it gave me some much needed confidence when I really needed it. Personally, I think people feel better and act more positive when they have money in the bank or in other investments. Just knowing I don't have to ask anyone else if I want to buy something or hell, just leave it for the three kids. Trust me, when the time comes, they'll be thanking me where ever I am!

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,119
    Still no concrete news about my Enterprise job. The woman in charge went on vacation till next Sunday. The guy who interviewed me has not returned my phone call nor has the HR person. So, just sitting and waiting for the final o k so I can sit with my boss at Hertz and work out an exit strategy for when I finally leave for good. Since he gave me off the week of December 23rd, feel like I should stay on a bit, maybe a couple days/week, to keep the group in tack. For how long or even if he'll agree, have no clue. But refuse to just resign without all my ducks in a row. Anyways, what happens if I in fact do get the new position but find out after a week or two that it isn't the right job for me. This way, I can still go back to Hertz if they'll have me. But doubt this will happen as I really think I'm gonna really like the Enterprise position to be honest.
    Find it always bet to leave a job the way you came in, quietly with no drama, thank you very much! Best to leave on great terms just in case something does happen and I want to come back.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    he told you Kia is coming out with a new smaller CUV version of the Venue? Just read the C&D test on the Venue. Cute. Short. Not sure you are going to like the leisurely acceleration, with 0-60 in the 10 second range.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    here is the new Kia. Looks to be based on the Kona, so a size up from the Venue, and can get the nice 1.6t engine with real HP. I like the looks of this one.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29846166/2021-kia-seltos-photos-info/

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,706
    suydam said:

    Re the Equinox — tell us again why you still have this vehicle?

    Pride? I dunno. Worked well on the test drive and for a few weeks or so after that. Then all hell broke loose.

    '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!

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,628
    stickguy said:

    here is the new Kia. Looks to be based on the Kona, so a size up from the Venue, and can get the nice 1.6t engine with real HP. I like the looks of this one.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29846166/2021-kia-seltos-photos-info/

    That does look good. I find I prefer most Kia vehicles to their Hyundai cousins based on the same chassis. I wonder though why the article didn't mention the Niro? Isn't that also a CUV?

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    I think that’s just a hybrid. More of a Prius competitor.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,443
    Hard to keep track of all the SUVs today. It seem like all the manufacturers want one in every size.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,443

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • car and driver just posted 10 best....
    nice quick read
  • @stick guy good luck on the posabal. Punch this cumming up weekand with. The wife!
  • @QB o wow glad. It is all cumming. Together. And you are also. Getting to drive the charger. Around an bit! And that you are. Having lots. Of fun with it!
  • 8FF nice on the car show summary!@28
  • @sand man sorry to hear you did not get to make the show last weekand yes you hope fally. Be able to go to the show closer to yourr house! When it does com up! Sounds good on the Venue. Any local near you?
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,628
    stickguy said:

    here is the new Kia. Looks to be based on the Kona, so a size up from the Venue, and can get the nice 1.6t engine with real HP. I like the looks of this one.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29846166/2021-kia-seltos-photos-info/

    Here's another piece on the Kia Seltos:

    https://www.kbb.com/car-news/2020-kia-seltos/2100007676/?psid=cstw1&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,329
    breld said:
    Darn; you beat me to it! I was just about to post on this exact thing when I noticed the word "grill" and took another look. LOL Just call me Johnny..... I'll be along soon enough.

    Very pretty car, nice, perhaps too nice, feature set, but that grille. Wow. FEAR THE MAW!
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 723
    qbrozen said:

    suydam said:

    Re the Equinox — tell us again why you still have this vehicle?

    Pride? I dunno. Worked well on the test drive and for a few weeks or so after that. Then all hell broke loose.
    I feel your pain but I also have faith that you will get it all sorted out
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 723
    breld said:

    Michaell said:

    breld said:

    May have found the future replacement for the wife's Alltrack.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29851066/vw-id-space-vizzion-concept-ev-revealed/

    That's sharp looking. Size of your V90, eh?
    The 2 year lease could work out well with these new EVs coming out.
    What’s the over / under on @breld making it two years with the Volvo?😂
  • breldbreld Posts: 4,703
    Much better chance than the 3 year leases I was entertaining on the X5 service loaner or Jeep!

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,443
    Yeah but you can transfer those!!

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    someone tell me that this price is nuts for one of these. Or is it some super special performance model?

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-1989-pontiac-firebird-2dr_coupe_trans_am_hatchback-used-1g5fw2172kl245052.html

    This one I kinda like. Seems like a reasonable deal for the miles on it. Just hate the color combo.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2014-mercedes~benz-e~class-4dr_sedan_e_350_sport_4matic-used-wddhf8jb8ea819734.html

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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,822
    E isn't too loaded, not my color choice either, no lighting package would make it tough for me, but it is the "luxury" trim, which is fairly rare, probably under 10% of total volume. Nice miles, but these are depreciating hard, probably an OK deal.

    TA has to be 100% overpriced.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,143
    stickguy said:

    someone tell me that this price is nuts for one of these. Or is it some super special performance model?

    I think normal TAs weren't turbocharged, so must be something special. No way I'd pay anywhere close to that, though.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,143
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    better make sure his wife isn't holding a sharp object when he brings a 2nd one home.

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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,628
    stickguy said:

    better make sure his wife isn't holding a sharp object when he brings a 2nd one home.

    A blunt instrument might also put him at risk. :D

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

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 134,556
    ab348 said:

    stickguy said:

    better make sure his wife isn't holding a sharp object when he brings a 2nd one home.

    A blunt instrument might also put him at risk. :D
    Given the state of disassembly, she could pick up any random part and inflict damage.

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  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,425
    B)

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,443
    That TA is just how I would want one. I bet it fetches near 20K to the right person. You could never fix a ratty one up for that.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,443
    Here is a good one for you all...

    Had a VM on my home phone from Hyundai Finance last night to call them about my 2017 Elantra.

    I didn't call the number they gave but the number on the website this morning just in case it was a scam. I asked what the call was about, and she said Dispo fee.

    I said, OK I'm prepared to pay it but you never sent a bill.

    She confirms they never sent a bill. BUT ... Mr TJC78 you can pay it right now with a CC.

    I said no, please send me the bill so I have a paper trail. I asked if I could pay online but they disable that once you turn your car in.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • @sand man I know people are always scared to talk about it but yes just a part of life agreed and I’m young still. Hope the new job works out and maybe you can keep some these with your old one too yes best to leave on good terms like you came in agreed. you’ll have to look at those two cars and see what you like ultimately I forget the name of it too but saw a video other day from the show about it
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,706
    Hate to admit it, but my wife owns several combat weapons for her martial arts training. LOL.

    115k miles on that 2015 just means it has 5k miles left in it before it explodes like mine. BTW, I'm thinking that maybe the noise I'm hearing is a rubbing noise. Like as the nose dips, something rotating is rubbing something else plastic or rubber. Haven't had too much time to investigate. Its not keeping me from driving it, though. I have to say it is a lovely highway vehicle. Comfortable and quiet.

    '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!

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,249
    Except for the noise. :D
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    Only when you stop. So just never stop!

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,706
    exactly! And, if I'm real gentle, I can eventually roll to a stop nice and quiet. :)

    '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: 34,858
    I got fixated on a CX9 today, thanks to Mazda dealer sending an email touting .9% financing for 60 months. If they would knock $5k off the price, even better!

    Maybe it isn’t too big? Nice car, for exactly the same sticker as a 2.0t limited Santa Fe. Though Mazda would be a touring, with a few less gadgets, pretty comparable. Though definitely bigger.

    Should go at least sit in one! We did like the CX5 but it was a bit pokey and not super roomy.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,443
    CX9 has a wonderful interior. Little small for us, but probably perfect (if not still a little big) for you.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    We are DINKS with a lab at this point. Don’t need that much space! A little extra cargo room is fine as long as it doesn’t drive like a barge, so I am fine with a “tweener”.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    Well just checked and it’s bigger than I thought. 199”x78”, vs 179x73 for the CX5.

    Think we will stick with an RDX. Or Santa Fe sized buggy.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,944
    Flying to Philly on Sunday with the family for Thanksgiving - our 3 year Disney+ subscription is already paying dividends because they allow me to download content to a device for offline viewing.

    Weather is looking clear enough that I'll get plenty of seat time in the 968.

    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,858
    wave when you pass over my house on the approach! depending I guess on which way the wind is blowing.

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,329
    stickguy said:

    Well just checked and it’s bigger than I thought. 199”x78”, vs 179x73 for the CX5.

    Think we will stick with an RDX. Or Santa Fe sized buggy.

    The problem with the CX9, for me, is that it is a Very Large Vehicle without the usable space that should go along with a VLV. Actually, much like my Q7! My Q7, however, beats the CX9 in three ways:

    1. MUCH better fuel economy
    2. Front door shape that doesn't make it nearly impossible to enter/exit the vehicle without doing battle with the A-pillar.
    3. Far better utility in terms of raw grunt.

    To be fair, 1 and 3 are largely due to the diesel powertrain. :D
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
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