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sandman_6472

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sandman_6472
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Coral Springs, FL
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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
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  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    I am truly in love!!! Drove a almost new Range Rover Evoque today and it was outstanding!!! Very nicely done on the inside and handsome on the out. Was a white one and looked very nice in that color though I usually don't like white. On this R R, looked spectacular. Accelerates nicely with super smooth downshifts that I hardly felt. Was a cloth seating base model I think but cloth I could do easily. Was like the first time I drove a 328i, I was instantly in love with the vehicle. Well, lightning has struck twice here folks and am in love with the R R Evoque. A bit pricey for the base model but, it really has all I'll ever need to be honest. And on something like this, not sure I'd want to go cpo, would want to be the original owner.
    Must admit, gonna be very hard the next time I am really in the market because I am going to want something that drove as nice as the R R did today and the 328i did last year. Might mean raisning the budget ceiling a bit to get something outstanding and a vehicle to keep for the long run! Just not sure R R's are that reliable and am betting the maintenance costs are pretty steep. But hell, it was an amazing hour today and I want one...I WANT ONE!!!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: VW TDI Settlement - buying a TDI now

    Looking back, wishing I had gone the SEL route with my Golf TSI as it had some extra goodies I'd really appreciate now. Also wish I'd have done the lighting package...a bit pricey but pretty cool and now when I see one in my rear view mirror or coming at me, I kick myself inside. Who knew that I'd like the Golf this much, never thought that in a million years. But still intrigued by the Mini Cooper Countryman and will keep my eyes open when the time comes. Thinking one with the 16" or possibly the 17" won't have such a jarring ride. They fit my size requirement and with the right alloys and color combo, think I could dig it for a few years. Planning on getting a retirement car and hoping it'll be brand new but that's depending if I go BMW or MB, too expensive new. Luckily, I've got a couple more years to think about all this.

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Rental Car Experiences?

    Could be one of ours but did see a couple at the Miami yard the other day that were anything but base models. Worked an extra day last week, spring break down here, and was asked to come in tomorrow again. Said sure since if one stays home from work, one either works around the house or goes out and spends money. Better I work I guess!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Rental Car Experiences?

    Drove one at work last week and it's quick as you well know. Did enjoy hitting the gas to get that rush as the car just bolts forward. Not sure I could do it on a daily basis. Also, it was a bit thirsty but guess ya gotta pay for all that power under your right foot!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Yes, it was an auto tranny Spark. If I had to get any Spark, I'd spring for the most equipped model they have so at least it looked o k, has to have alloys though. But compared to your Soul, I just know y'all will not be happy. For what they are, the Soul is a really good vehicle, something I shoulda looked at before I bought the Tucson. I've driven a few new 2017's at work and like them even more now with the updated infotainment system. I really think that Hyundai/Kia are producing some very nice vehicles now and they seem to be like Honda and Toyota were back in their heyday of the 90's. I know the resale is weak still but they make some damn fine vehicles! If I didn't like German cars so much now, I'd be buying a Hyundai/Kia product!

    The Sandman :) B)