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#43878 of 44380 Re: Comparing 3 Lexus RX's [qbrozen]
Jun 21, 2013 (10:05 am)
Wow!!! That's very good info. Thanks qbrozen.
Seems like Eastern US prices are very much in line with prices here in torontoland.
Seems incredible - when you consider the Ultra Prem RX listed for 62K + TTL when new - a good 20% more so than in the US.
#43879 of 44380 Re: recent stuff [qbrozen]
Jun 21, 2013 (1:22 pm)
Touareg: They should have totalled it. I can only take a WAG at about $8k now. A clean one would be around $11k-$11.5.
Thanks Q, my friend is still keeping options open on trade-in but she's been wondering why they didn't just total it. Oh well, now it's time to decide whether to keep it until something really expensive (and uninsured) happens. Thanks again.
#43880 of 44380 2007 MS3- One More Time!!!
Jun 22, 2013 (7:30 am)
Looking all over the map- Abarth/Boxster/Focus ST/Wrangler...
In Louisville, KY:
2.3 Turbo Four/Six Speed Manual
Blue Gray Mica/Black
Grand Touring Package(Includes leather, xenons, Bose stereo w/six disc changer), Wheel locks
Excellent condition, very minor chips on nose, no dents.
Tires: 25% worn
Brakes: 50% worn
Maintenance: Mobil 1 5W-30 oil changes + all Mazda recommended service; Just had the major(60k) service performed along with a new serpentine belt and brake fluid flush
#43881 of 44380 Re: 2007 MS3- One More Time!!! [roadburner]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jun 22, 2013 (8:35 am)
Dang it! 3 months ago, I was looking for a sporty $8K car!!
#43882 of 44380 Re: 2007 MS3- One More Time!!! [roadburner]
Jun 23, 2013 (2:03 pm)
higher miles than anything else that has gone through. I'd guess around $7500.
#43883 of 44380 Re: 2007 MS3- One More Time!!! [qbrozen]
Jun 23, 2013 (4:04 pm)
#43884 of 44380 Re: 2007 MS3- One More Time!!! [roadburner]
Jun 23, 2013 (4:35 pm)
Roadburner - I understand the ST, the Boxster, the Wrangler (you have 1 already, you want a 2nd?)
I'm sure the Abarth drives nice enough for you to consider it, but that is one funky looking vehicle.
#43885 of 44380 Re: 2007 MS3- One More Time!!! [nyccarguy]
Jun 24, 2013 (7:14 am)
Well, the ST sold(in retrospect it was really a lateral move- more features than my MS3, but in all other aspects very similar. The Wrangler plan was attacking the problem from a different angle; sell the 2002, MS3, and Wrangler and get a 2012-2013 model(the 3.6 is vastly superior to the 3.8). I'd drive it for work the last 18-20 months of my job at which point I'd flip it to my son and sell the X3. I would then begin my search for a Z4 M Coupe. 15i M sport, Cayman S, etc.
As for the Abarth, what can I say? I just like it; as Road & Track described it, it's a "motorized barstool on crack." The car I'm looking at is identical to this one except that it has the upgraded sound system:
And it would be cheap to run; 10k mile service intervals and reasonably priced 17" tires. When Jeremy Clarkson reviewed it for Top Gear he said it reminded him of the original GTI(the Mk I)- light, tossable, just enough power- and I think he's right.
#43886 of 44380 Re: 2007 MS3- One More Time!!! [roadburner]
Jun 24, 2013 (8:11 am)
That black/black wheels/red interior is better looking than the other Fiats I've seen on the road. Those seats look super supportive.
I'm interested in your thoughts on the latest Wrangler? Which way would you go with that? 2 Door or 4 Door? Sport, Sahara, or Rubicon? Stick or Auto? I like this Wrangler idea better than the Abarth.
#43887 of 44380 Re: 2007 MS3- One More Time!!! [roadburner]
Jun 24, 2013 (9:42 am)
I definitely understand pulling yourself in different directions. I'm going to be very busy test driving cars next summer. You know from my ramblings on CCBA that I'm going to drive a Fit Sport, CRV, Wrangler Unlimited, & a HEMI Powered AWD Charger... To name a few.