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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #925 on: February 22, 2021, 11:54:36 AM »
Thinking about getting a car. Wrangler maybe, IDK? It’s snowed like 2 feet here in the last two weeks and not melted so snow ability is necessary. Probably only drive a couple times a week, and not that many miles. Grocery store, golf course, gym basically. Wife has an SUV, we’ve had one car between us for 6 years, but I’d like to get a second.

I got a rav4 a couple of years ago and love it.

- Not super expensive
- its a toyota so it's reliable as F
- AWD so no issue in snow/dirt roads
- Perfect size between a car and not a giant SUV or Truck

i believe all this to be true but at the same time could never purchase or own or even just drive a rav4 because of the name. rav4? uh not thanks kimmie nicole.

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« Reply #926 on: February 22, 2021, 11:56:09 AM »
Thinking about getting a car. Wrangler maybe, IDK? It’s snowed like 2 feet here in the last two weeks and not melted so snow ability is necessary. Probably only drive a couple times a week, and not that many miles. Grocery store, golf course, gym basically. Wife has an SUV, we’ve had one car between us for 6 years, but I’d like to get a second.

I got a rav4 a couple of years ago and love it.

- Not super expensive
- its a toyota so it's reliable as F
- AWD so no issue in snow/dirt roads
- Perfect size between a car and not a giant SUV or Truck

i believe all this to be true but at the same time could never purchase or own or even just drive a rav4 because of the name. rav4? uh not thanks kimmie nicole.

The newer Rav4's look kinda tough :dunno:

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« Reply #927 on: February 22, 2021, 11:57:41 AM »
then they should change the name to pretty much anything but rav4

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« Reply #928 on: February 22, 2021, 11:58:42 AM »
Or, get two smart cars and go around parking them in one parking stall.  really just out there sticking it to the man.

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« Reply #929 on: February 22, 2021, 11:59:27 AM »
wrong thread, smart car talk in the other thread.  my bad.

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« Reply #931 on: February 22, 2021, 08:48:38 PM »
They sell build about 200k Jeep Wranglers a year.  The Bronco has 190k currently reserved and nobody has actually seen one in person yet.
actually saw a Blue 4 door Bronco crossing Rabbit Ears Pass on the way to Steamboat yesterday - it looked smaller than a 4 door Wrangler

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« Reply #932 on: February 22, 2021, 09:07:02 PM »
They sell build about 200k Jeep Wranglers a year.  The Bronco has 190k currently reserved and nobody has actually seen one in person yet.
actually saw a Blue 4 door Bronco crossing Rabbit Ears Pass on the way to Steamboat yesterday - it looked smaller than a 4 door Wrangler
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« Reply #933 on: February 22, 2021, 10:07:23 PM »
i’m going to guess he saw a sport too but there are plenty of preproduction broncos out and about
https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/forums/photos-videos-build-journals.39/


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« Reply #934 on: February 23, 2021, 01:46:59 PM »
I think I'm going to get one of those new 3 row grand cherokees this spring. unless they look stupid in person.

I'm not a Jeep brand guy but when I saw the Grand Cherokee L I was pretty impressed.  It's the size I'm going after.  Seems to have luxury features and a pretty decent towing package. 

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« Reply #935 on: February 23, 2021, 04:13:21 PM »
that looks like an XC90

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« Reply #936 on: February 23, 2021, 07:18:57 PM »
the new etron gt is amazing looking, hmm


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« Reply #937 on: February 24, 2021, 07:53:02 AM »
that looks like an XC90
I like those a lot and drove one. My feeling after doing so was that I liked it a lot for me not having any kids. Felt like that interior would be completely trashed by muddy baseball shoes and wet swimsuits and stuff. Same with the Q7. I assume this Jeep will be more fit for that stuff. mrs. dave's comment was something like "it seems too nice for what our kids are going to do to it".


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« Reply #938 on: February 24, 2021, 08:00:00 AM »
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« Reply #939 on: February 24, 2021, 08:54:23 AM »
The SteveDave's of the world should be looking at slightly used luxury vehicles.

I just picked up a 2007 Lexus ES 350 for $8,500 cash.  It had 26K miles on it.


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« Reply #940 on: February 24, 2021, 12:56:22 PM »
The SteveDave's of the world should be looking at slightly used luxury vehicles.

I just picked up a 2007 Lexus ES 350 for $8,500 cash.  It had 26K miles on it.

Damn, jealous.  Those older Lexus will run forever too.

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« Reply #941 on: February 24, 2021, 01:38:25 PM »
@Tobias, didn't we figure out an infamous gE'r is a used Lexus dealer?
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« Reply #942 on: February 24, 2021, 01:41:53 PM »
Maybe some gE discount oppy's
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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #943 on: February 24, 2021, 03:18:22 PM »
The SteveDave's of the world should be looking at slightly used luxury vehicles.

I just picked up a 2007 Lexus ES 350 for $8,500 cash.  It had 26K miles on it.

Damn, jealous.  Those older Lexus will run forever too.
Am also jealous. Pretty amazing to find a 13yo car with only 26K miles. Little old lady who kept it in her garage all the time?

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« Reply #944 on: February 24, 2021, 03:21:13 PM »
The SteveDave's of the world should be looking at slightly used luxury vehicles.

I just picked up a 2007 Lexus ES 350 for $8,500 cash.  It had 26K miles on it.

Damn, jealous.  Those older Lexus will run forever too.
Am also jealous. Pretty amazing to find a 13yo car with only 26K miles. Little old lady who kept it in her garage all the time?

It's prolly a Camry that they slapped Lexus emblems on, and rolled back the odometer.  Haha
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« Reply #945 on: February 24, 2021, 03:23:32 PM »
The SteveDave's of the world should be looking at slightly used luxury vehicles.

I just picked up a 2007 Lexus ES 350 for $8,500 cash.  It had 26K miles on it.

Damn, jealous.  Those older Lexus will run forever too.
Am also jealous. Pretty amazing to find a 13yo car with only 26K miles. Little old lady who kept it in her garage all the time?

i mean.  it's a lexus es 350. what are the chances that the previous owner isn't a 90 year old grandma, is less than zero possible in this case?


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« Reply #946 on: February 24, 2021, 05:09:04 PM »
The SteveDave's of the world should be looking at slightly used luxury vehicles.

I just picked up a 2007 Lexus ES 350 for $8,500 cash.  It had 26K miles on it.

Damn, jealous.  Those older Lexus will run forever too.
Am also jealous. Pretty amazing to find a 13yo car with only 26K miles. Little old lady who kept it in her garage all the time?

i mean.  it's a lexus es 350. what are the chances that the previous owner isn't a 90 year old grandma, is less than zero possible in this case?

The es 350 is pretty common family car in Joco.  My guess is that the LS would be a more likely old lady car....husband dies and she just keeps driving it to church/temple, etc.

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« Reply #947 on: February 24, 2021, 05:15:36 PM »
p amaze to have the family car accumulate exactly 2000 miles per year for 13 straight years

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« Reply #948 on: February 24, 2021, 05:18:00 PM »
In the late 80's my dad bought a 1964 Chevy Belair from an old lady in Lyndon KS, which had 50,000 miles on it and we thought was pretty amazing at the time.

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« Reply #949 on: February 25, 2021, 01:52:45 PM »
The SteveDave's of the world should be looking at slightly used luxury vehicles.

I just picked up a 2007 Lexus ES 350 for $8,500 cash.  It had 26K miles on it.

Damn, jealous.  Those older Lexus will run forever too.
Am also jealous. Pretty amazing to find a 13yo car with only 26K miles. Little old lady who kept it in her garage all the time?

i mean.  it's a lexus es 350. what are the chances that the previous owner isn't a 90 year old grandma, is less than zero possible in this case?

The es 350 is pretty common family car in Joco.  My guess is that the LS would be a more likely old lady car....husband dies and she just keeps driving it to church/temple, etc.

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Except for a scratch on the back bumper (appt next week) and some road rash on the wheels (deciding between local refurb or just ordering refurb'd wheels) car is in perfect condition.