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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,412
    I keep seeing the issue come up more often, saying it hasn't been fixed.
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,295
    We need more data. More than 1 car, new car (I assume, as this would be a stimulus ideal), domestic car, can we add our own money to make it work?

    Regarding Nissan bailout, I hope that would be a Japanese government thing, but with Nissan having operations in areas maybe sympathetic to the current regime, it could be an American government thing too.


    andres3 said:

    So let's say the government decides to give you $100,000, but the catch is you have to buy a car, and you have to spend it before February ends, and anything you don't spend is given back to the government (in typical gov't agency fashion).

    What are you buying?

  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,989

    andres3 said:

    So let's say the government decides to give you $100,000, but the catch is you have to buy a car, and you have to spend it before February ends, and anything you don't spend is given back to the government (in typical gov't agency fashion).

    What are you buying?

    2020 Corvette with every option possible. :D
    I'll go with anything that gets me to as close to the 100K limit as I can get. Then sell it in a year to get what I really want. Don't know what that is now but I'll have a whole year to think about it. Has to be worth more than any year old Vette will fetch. The way I look at this is, if someone is giving money away, why would anybody want less vs. more?

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis V8 with Ultimate Package and '18 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 152,420
    This one

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  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,506
    andres3 said:

    So let's say the government decides to give you $100,000, but the catch is you have to buy a car, and you have to spend it before February ends, and anything you don't spend is given back to the government (in typical gov't agency fashion).

    What are you buying?

    Tesla!
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,077
    M340i and Veloster N

    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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,322
    No, doubt I will. Only way the Golf goes quick if something expensive needs to be done on it. If I have to put a good amount of $ into it to keep it running, then it'll stay for awhile longer. Think since it got new sneakers back in September, I'm not rushing into anything newer right now. And to be honest, if I have to wait till the 2021 models come out, not a problem. Again through today, I've driven maybe 34 miles since Monday morning. Maybe some short errands tomorrow and then work on Sunday, but that'll be it till Monday when I've got a postal retiree lunch. I've been driving about 13K/year the last few years but since I started working so close to home December 3rd, don't think I've even put 300 miles on the Golf, a really big change.
    So, no, I won't be rushing into any new purchase/lease unless I stop by that Kia dealer on Monday afternoon for a test drive and really fall madly in love with that blue SX turbo model. And not even sure I'll stop by but, I'll be closer than ever to their Federal Highway location, so why not! And like I say, I could either really like it, or really hate it. Then, we'll see. But like you, take my time on these things and the timing right now is not optimal.

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,604


    We made it up safely. It was a pleasure driving somewhere that the roads get treated. The wind kicked up some snow squalls on the OH Turnpike, but we just slowed down and made our way through. People drive for conditions up here, which really helps. Also helps that Sam was sleeping through the worst of it, so I didn't have to play his favorite game - "Daddy? Why?" - while trying to focus.

    Oh, they didn't give you the SUV with bald tires?! What fun is that? :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: 13,604
    breld said:

    I feel I'm fairly well rounded and aware on the music front, but being 47, I definitely have a love for some 80
    's rock bands from my youth. Two of my top favorites are touring together this summer - Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams (yes, I fully expect some friendly jabs for those choices).

    My older son is a big fan of Bon Jovi too, and there's no stop in Denver on the tour...so we've bought tickets for both shows at Madison Square Garden in July. It'll be a fun trip for him and I.

    Might seem like an odd choice, but one of my favorite albums in my youth was Bon Jovi's Young Guns II soundtrack album.
    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: 13,604
    I might shoot for something like an eTron. Would be interesting to try, and also could skip the tax bill for a year. :)

    As for "retro" music, are any of you familiar with Postmodern Jukebox? If not, take a gander at them on Youtube. They are really fantastic, and their live shows are most certainly worth the price of admission.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,958
    Does this mythical $100,000 cap include all applicable state and local sales taxes?

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,934
    off to the car show this morning! Just a bummer that today is the coldest day of the year. It is apparently a whopping 13 degrees outside with a single digit windchill. Will need to figure out the underground tunnels again to get from the train station instead of going to the surface streets!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,916

    I keep seeing the issue come up more often, saying it hasn't been fixed.

    If I understand the problem it’s a function of the direct injection design. Made me wonder if all DIs were subject to the oil dilution.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,444
    I’ve heard it happens more frequently with short trips where the engine doesn’t get hot enough to burn off the fuel in the oil.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,934
    that seemed to be the problem. and in theory only in really cold areas. But I am not surprised if it extends to more places.

    if the current models still have the problem happening, it obviously isn't fixable.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • dad23dad23 ColoradoPosts: 489
    2020 Lincoln Navigator
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,412
    @dad23,
    Your just going to write that, drop the mic and walk away? :p
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 8,109

    In time, they're going to get more Seltos's without AWD, these early ones all seem to have it. But in South Florida, don't want or need AWD so why have it? Loses 3 to 4 miles/gallon and totally unnecessary here. And again, my time frame is a bit away any how. But the guy should've come back with keys. It was about 10 am and there were no customers in the showroom, the only folks there were waiting in the service area for their vehicles to be finished. Nice looking dealership but way across town and a bit farther than we usually go to purchase a vehicle. But, for the right vehicle for the right price, I'd drive the 10 miles or so down to Federal Highway, very close to the beach.
    Looked up the inventory of the Kia store right here in town, but their inventory is quite low also. Ramping up all the dealers inventories should take a month or two and again, my purchasing time frame is pretty far out there, unless, I get that same feeling I did when I first test drove my Golf. Really hit me hard that yes, I want this and eventually, I'll have one. I'll know when I'm dead serious when I clean out the whole car, I mean take everything out of it and only keep a 1/2 to a 1/4 amount of petrol in the tank. Went from a Tuesday till the following Thursday until I went in to sign the papers with the VW. And then I drove it home Friday after leaving work about 3 pm.
    Do think if the brand new Golf was out right now, I'd be farther along in this process by now. Once all the contenders are out in the market place, tend to drive them all back to back so as to make sure I'm 100% sure on which model and make. Then, time to sit down and try to make a deal. And then, we just do it!

    Hey don't forget the Hyundai Venue. It only comes with fwd.

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,482
    @stickguy Jefferson station has lots of signs to walk straight into the convention center. We only went outside to cross the street to Reading Terminal.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,482
    I think at $100k I’m buying a Chevy Silverado and a travel trailer.

    Or maybe I’ll just suck it up and get a Tesla S
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 152,420
    Goodbye, Ol’ Paint... :'(

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,077
    kyfdx said:

    Goodbye, Ol’ Paint... :'(

    I came very close to buying a ZHP back in 2007.

    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

  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 8,109
    For guys anyway, seems our interest in cars, music, and girls all starts around age 13 for some odd reason. :)

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 145,926
    kyfdx said:

    Goodbye, Ol’ Paint... :'(

    That was a great car.

    You gonna use the Fit as your avatar?

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,916

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 152,420
    Michaell said:

    kyfdx said:

    Goodbye, Ol’ Paint... :'(

    That was a great car.

    You gonna use the Fit as your avatar?

    That’s a good question..

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,482
    And I am not the buyer, in case anyone is curious. Did not work out this go.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 145,926

    And I am not the buyer, in case anyone is curious. Did not work out this go.

    Where would you have parked it? I thought the reason you had to sell the Viggen was lack of parking?

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,077

    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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,482
    Michaell said:

    And I am not the buyer, in case anyone is curious. Did not work out this go.

    Where would you have parked it? I thought the reason you had to sell the Viggen was lack of parking?
    I have acquired a garage space near my house.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 145,926

    Michaell said:

    And I am not the buyer, in case anyone is curious. Did not work out this go.

    Where would you have parked it? I thought the reason you had to sell the Viggen was lack of parking?
    I have acquired a garage space near my house.
    And now it must be filled...

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,482
    Not immediately. We needed some extra storage anyway. But if the right thing happened to work...
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • dad23dad23 ColoradoPosts: 489

    @dad23,
    Your just going to write that, drop the mic and walk away? :p

    :) I was in the car, so a quick response. They’re nice, outta my price range, but would pretty much eat up my free $100k!
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,412
    2dad23,
    My bad, I didn't realize you were answering a question. :'(
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,989
    houdini1 said:

    For guys anyway, seems our interest in cars, music, and girls all starts around age 13 for some odd reason. :)

    Once again I was ahead of the curve. Pretty sure it was 11 for me, surely no later than 12. B)

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis V8 with Ultimate Package and '18 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,934
    did I miss a post about Walt selling his ZHP? or was the goodbye picture it?

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,934
    did the car show today. got there later than normal so it was quite crowded. But managed to see everything my wife was (or could be) interested in. then we had cheesesteaks and beer. so overall, a good day!

    my BIL saw the Lincoln Aviator on the way in. He fell in love. Of course it was a black label edition. all fancy, but an eye watering MSRP of $82K!

    My wife like the XC60, Santa Fe and RDX.

    other units that were interesting to me were the new Highlander (very sharp) even though bigger than we need. The Kia Stelos was very sharp. Small though. I did like the Ranger. Will have to think more on other models.

    we did confirm that a 3 row, 190"+ CUV is more than we need

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • dad23dad23 ColoradoPosts: 489

    2dad23,
    My bad, I didn't realize you were answering a question. :'(

    All good, it looked a little random...
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,352
    stickguy said:

    did I miss a post about Walt selling his ZHP? or was the goodbye picture it?

    I thought meant it was going out to get repainted. :open_mouth:

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

  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 8,109
    stickguy said:

    did the car show today. got there later than normal so it was quite crowded. But managed to see everything my wife was (or could be) interested in. then we had cheesesteaks and beer. so overall, a good day!

    my BIL saw the Lincoln Aviator on the way in. He fell in love. Of course it was a black label edition. all fancy, but an eye watering MSRP of $82K!

    My wife like the XC60, Santa Fe and RDX.

    other units that were interesting to me were the new Highlander (very sharp) even though bigger than we need. The Kia Stelos was very sharp. Small though. I did like the Ranger. Will have to think more on other models.

    we did confirm that a 3 row, 190"+ CUV is more than we need

    If I was in the market for a SUV, from the pics and reviews I have seen I would wait for the Genesis GV80.

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,322
    The Seltos just overall looks better than it's Hyundai cousin, the Venue. If it drives as good as it looks, and if I get that immediate gin, I'll know this is the one. After that postal lunch on Monday, think I'll swing over to that Kia store and get a test drive. No SX turbo's without AWD yet which is a good thing as just not ready to pull the trigger yet. But since I'll be east of 95, might as well stop over and try one. If I hat it, then so be it. And, well, if I love it...then I'll wait a bit. But I'll know what m new benchmark is.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,934
    The Stelos was up on a display so did not get into one (unless they had one on the floor I missed) but it did look sharp.

    and there will NOT be any FWD turbos. Kia only makes one FWD version, a base engine S low option model. Maybe in future model years they will do more, but for now, everything optioned up or with the Turbo engine will have AWD. Might be overkill in FLA, but not actually a bad thing to have if you like it otherwise.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 152,420
    The Venue is FWD only, right?

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 152,420

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,934
    kyfdx said:

    The Venue is FWD only, right?

    yes. and no HiPo engine option.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,916
    edited February 16
    stickguy said:

    The Stelos was up on a display so did not get into one (unless they had one on the floor I missed) but it did look sharp.

    and there will NOT be any FWD turbos. Kia only makes one FWD version, a base engine S low option model. Maybe in future model years they will do more, but for now, everything optioned up or with the Turbo engine will have AWD. Might be overkill in FLA, but not actually a bad thing to have if you like it otherwise.

    I’m puzzled by the engine selections on the Stelos. It looks like it has the same engines as my Soul...a 2.0L NA and a 1.6L turbo.

    In my car the 2.0L puts out 161hp and the turbo puts out 201hp.

    In this chart from a Kia dealer I found on line the HP ratings for the Stelos are lower, 146 and 175 respectively. I wonder why. Maybe they tune it to deliver more torque.

    https://www.friendlykia.com/clp-2021-kia-seltos-trim-level-comparison

    This chart also indicates that a turbo engine is available on the S FWD trim level. So Sandy can have it the way he wants; FWD with a turbo.

    Personally, I like the 2.0L in my Soul. Adequate power without potential expensive turbo repairs.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,444
    I’m guessing he may want more equipment than is offered on the S trim level. The turbo shouldn’t be a maintenance headache for a very long time if it’s designed properly.
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,806
    ". . . if it’s designed properly."

    That's generally the secret, often learned over decades of trial and error.

    Time will tell.
    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
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