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- Coral Springs, FL
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- Coral Springs, FL
- Vehicle(s) that interest me
- Compact luxury vehicles and crossovers
- More about me
- Have loved automobiles since I was about 3 and that love grows every year!!!
- Vehicle(s) I currently own
- 2015 Golf SE/ 2015 Audi A3/ 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/ 2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch
Surprisingly, my oldest assumed I was car shopping again, have no clue why. texted her from the tire store and she asked why I was looking at replacement sneakers since I was car shopping again. Think she thought I leased the Golf and it was almost time to turn it in. Even though I drove a 2016 Tiguan base model at work yesterday, and liked it, a lot, just not ready to seriously car shop right now, just not feeling well enough to do it.
Got me thinking though about what I might look at and how much I want to spend. Figure I'd spend $22K inclusive of everything plus the Golf. My list though:
- 2016 VW Tiguan
- 2015 IS 200t
- 2015 MB CLA 250
- 2015 MB GLA 250
- 2014 MB C 250
- 2014 BMW 328i
- 2014 BMW X1
- 2014 Mini Cooper S
Have been driving 12,500 miles the last couple of years and thinking it best to wait till I retire again before the next purchase since my commute is pretty long. Right now, looking to stop either a year from now or sometime in 2018. Since our kid is moving to south Miami next week, our moving plans have been put on hold indefinitely. And with the likelihood of the oldest and the youngest getting married in 2017, staying in Casa Sandman is the current plan it seems. And I'm fine with that unless we have a hurricane coming towards us, then all bets are off!
Gobble gobble folks from sunny South Florida!
Finally drove about 100 miles in a new 2017 Elantra SE and liked it, a lot. Liked it better than the Civic and the Civic is pretty damn good! The dash has a smallish digital speedo but just thought it was way too small. The Golf has a much larger one which I like, had one in my '06 Civic so am used to having one and use it to tell me my speed.
Elantra accelerated very nicely with very smooth shifting of the tranny, felt like I was driving a Sonata really. If I were to get one, would get the Limited model with all the goodies plus it has a moonroof, something I've gotten quite used to having.
On another note, my mpg's have definitely improved since the recall was done, at 200 miles and not even at 1/2 a tank. Figuring with all highway and no a/c, could probably squeek out at least 460 miles per tank, maybe even a bit higher. Driving around 65 seems to be the sweet spot for excellent mpg's though when I do do 65, I'm being passed by most vehicles out there and getting honks and dirty looks and gestures. no one wants to go under 70 it seems!
Got into Golf at 6:45 this morning to go to work and turned the key. NOTHING happened!! Figure the battery is dead or cell or two down because it just wouldn't turn over. Jumped in the Accent and off I went. Very impressive vehicle this 8 year old Hyundai Accent. Only 1 issue in all these years, brake light switch, fixed under warranty.
Called my service advisor and told him what happened and that I'd have it towed in tomorrow morning since now, I'm taking the day off. Hoping it's something easy and fixed under warranty quickly. Since the vehicle sat from Friday night till this morning with no use, a bit surprised. Mentioned on Thursday to the indie guy that at the 2 year mark, I'd be back to replace the battery in December. Karma seems to have intervened here!
Must be fate, a Mercedes commercial just came on and as I was typing "CLA 250", the announcer said those same words while showing a pic! Gotta be karma folks...think it's meant to be!!!