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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #475 on: November 23, 2017, 11:17:48 PM »
looking at some jeeps


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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #476 on: November 23, 2017, 11:29:53 PM »
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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #477 on: November 24, 2017, 12:46:19 AM »
Cire, I have a 14 Explorer limited ama
How many much mileages does it get?

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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #478 on: November 24, 2017, 05:45:18 AM »
looking at some jeeps
@Gooch is a recent purchaser. Maybe he'll share some shopping tips.

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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #479 on: November 24, 2017, 08:47:39 AM »
Found a 13 limited, offered 3k for our 07 xlt so we'll probs buy it.

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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #480 on: November 24, 2017, 01:56:27 PM »
...early leader in the clubhouse is the Lexus IS 350, with the 300hp v6.
I already told you what to do. 428i Gran Coupe. Good grief.

So, I sort of took your advice.  I checked this car out, and really liked it.  But, then my wife said "Hey, I want to trade in my fancy SUV for a mini van" even though she just got her fancy SUV like a year ago and prior to that always had mini-vans since birth of kids.  So, she was like YOLO! (but to me), and encouraged me to go the 428 or 435 COUPE route! I suspect that she wanted to offset her mini-van.  But, COUPE, can you believe it?!?  I was like "holy crap!"  Getting clearance, at my age, from your wife to buy a sports coupe is like nuts, man.  So, I looked at them, and like them, but I just couldn't get passed how much of a pain in the ass it would be every time my kids wanted to get out of the car, when I was carrying more than one kid.  I am not the primary kid drop off guy, but let's face it, I have to do that a bunch even though that isn't the plan. 

Long story short, I got the 535 with AWD, cold weather package for the steering wheel heater and rear seat heaters and fancy backup camera sensor setup.  Black on black. It's used (of course), but only 25K miles.  I am delighted!
so what’s the story


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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #481 on: November 24, 2017, 03:06:33 PM »
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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #482 on: November 24, 2017, 03:11:34 PM »
...early leader in the clubhouse is the Lexus IS 350, with the 300hp v6.
I already told you what to do. 428i Gran Coupe. Good grief.

So, I sort of took your advice.  I checked this car out, and really liked it.  But, then my wife said "Hey, I want to trade in my fancy SUV for a mini van" even though she just got her fancy SUV like a year ago and prior to that always had mini-vans since birth of kids.  So, she was like YOLO! (but to me), and encouraged me to go the 428 or 435 COUPE route! I suspect that she wanted to offset her mini-van.  But, COUPE, can you believe it?!?  I was like "holy crap!"  Getting clearance, at my age, from your wife to buy a sports coupe is like nuts, man.  So, I looked at them, and like them, but I just couldn't get passed how much of a pain in the ass it would be every time my kids wanted to get out of the car, when I was carrying more than one kid.  I am not the primary kid drop off guy, but let's face it, I have to do that a bunch even though that isn't the plan. 

Long story short, I got the 535 with AWD, cold weather package for the steering wheel heater and rear seat heaters and fancy backup camera sensor setup.  Black on black. It's used (of course), but only 25K miles.  I am delighted!
so what’s the story


What do you mean?  I got the 535 instead of the 435, mostly because I am just too old balls and would get grumpy if I had to flip seats forward to let people (kids being dropped off and picked up) get in and out. 

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« Reply #483 on: November 24, 2017, 03:12:29 PM »
Also, it’s pretty fast.  Faster than my RL was and it had a 6 cylinder.  It’s definitely faster than I needed.

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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #484 on: November 24, 2017, 03:45:32 PM »
wondering how you like it


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« Reply #485 on: November 24, 2017, 04:00:39 PM »
wondering how you like it


I really like it a lot.  My only criticism so far is that the radio doesn’t have enough presets, but the fact that you can make them phone numbers to dial is a lot of fun.

I am sure it doesn’t handle even close to as well as a 2, 3 or 4 series, but I do t mind.  I like straight forward acceleration the most, and that just for merging and passing, or going from 30 to 50+ on Metcalf in a hurry.

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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #486 on: November 24, 2017, 06:49:34 PM »
we should go do donuts together


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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #487 on: December 23, 2017, 10:41:01 AM »
After a year of indecision mrs KCfd finally decided she wanted an explorer. Grabbed one last night.


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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #488 on: December 23, 2017, 12:06:05 PM »
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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #489 on: December 23, 2017, 01:05:56 PM »
I like the Explorers. Mrs Batt BcKee wanted one as well, I got her an Edge.


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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #490 on: December 23, 2017, 06:49:22 PM »
After driving this beast all around town today I’ve decided it s a pretty great vehicle. The “lane keep” function is a little annoying on city streets but whatev. Will be interest to see how long it takes me to get used to the automatic parallel park feature. The first time I tried it was pretty weird.


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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #491 on: December 23, 2017, 07:25:18 PM »
After driving this beast all around town today I’ve decided it s a pretty great vehicle. The “lane keep” function is a little annoying on city streets but whatev. Will be interest to see how long it takes me to get used to the automatic parallel park feature. The first time I tried it was pretty weird.


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you should be able to toggle it on/off


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« Reply #492 on: December 23, 2017, 08:24:06 PM »
You have to toggle it on in the first place and it would only be annoying if you don't use your blinker smdh KCFDcat
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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #493 on: December 23, 2017, 09:02:19 PM »
It's weird as hell on the highway too

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« Reply #494 on: December 23, 2017, 10:04:26 PM »
I rented an LTZ Tahoe in the Philadelphia area one week for work, and it had that lane keep notification stuff turned on.  The area I was in had like teeny tiny little lanes, and I was making that rough ridin' alarm work over time.  I had no idea how shitty I was at maintaining the lane.  Turns out I drive like I’m hammered when I am sober.  Go Cats.

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« Reply #495 on: December 23, 2017, 10:07:23 PM »
For more than just that reason, I have learned that I am actually a really terrible driver.  I don’t think that was always the case, but maybe it was.  I am terrible now, that’s for sure. 

However, I have better (safer) intentions nowadays.  Maybe I am just a terrible defensive driver and I was actually a decent offensive driver when I was younger and more selfish?

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« Reply #496 on: December 23, 2017, 10:08:09 PM »
I probably should have bought a Volvo.

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« Reply #497 on: September 04, 2018, 12:41:42 PM »
I have a 2009 Corolla with 207k on it.  I drive about 100 miles a day & 500 mile trips regularly.  I don't want to buy a new car.  I also don't want to spend a lot trying to figure out what's wrong with this one.

When I drive down the highway it randomly loses about half its RPMs and drops to 50.  It will build back up to 60 for a mile or so, then jumps back up to 70 easily or back down to 50.  When it's topping out at 50/60 the gas pedal gives very little resistance.  It feels like a car ran off air pressure that pressures up & runs great, then runs out of pressure & has no power for 1-2 minutes while repressuring back up.  It will also lose RPMs and sometimes die at red lights.

If the best option is to go buy a new car to run into the ground again, that's fine.  I want to do what's the most cost effective long term, but I also feel like I should be able to get to 250k/300k before getting something else to run into the ground.

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Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
« Reply #498 on: September 04, 2018, 12:52:21 PM »
Take it Toyota shop and let them run diagnostics. Should be able to tell you what is wrong. Decide from there. Nine years and 200K is a good run.

Maybe slide into another Toyota. Just put my daughter in a 18 Camary. Enjoyable ride. Should get her through grad school and beyond.

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« Reply #499 on: September 04, 2018, 01:23:25 PM »
So one of my cars (a Ford) is subject to the Takata airbag recall. They still don't have a replacement part so in the meantime they're paying for a rental car. I've been rolling around in a 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid for nearly 3 months now. My wife and I take turns driving it based on whomever has more driving that day. We've put over 5,000 miles on it already. Got a call from my dealership the other day to "apologize for the delay" in getting the part. "To help make it right," they said they could get me a good trade-in value for my current car if I was interested in buying a new one. I told her no thanks. I'm gonna ride this rental into the ground, and I'll do the same with own car once they've got it fixed. I'm holding out until there's a good selection of reasonably priced EVs.
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