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#25103 of 32732 Re: Stick... I found your car. [roadburner]
May 04, 2012 (3:00 pm)
Get an old German car with a metal sliding roof, easy patch job.
#25104 of 32732 Re: Stick... I found your car. [fintail]
May 04, 2012 (3:04 pm)
I've seen that done. usually only requires a small roll of duct tape too!
#25105 of 32732 Re: Stick... I found your car. [roadburner]
May 04, 2012 (3:11 pm)
My '68 Dart had a flip-up, aftermarket sunroof on it when I bought it in 1992, and I think the previous owner said it was about 7-8 years old at the time. It didn't leak at first, but after a few years it started to a little bit.
The guy I sold it to, back in late 2009, said he was planning to find a junkyard Dart, and use a piece of roof metal and weld it in place, getting rid of the sunroof.
Sometimes I wonder what happened to that car. It was looking pretty bad when I sold it...heck, it was looking pretty bad in 2001 when the fuel pump went out and I quit driving it! It had about 338,000 miles on it. I wonder if the guy I sold it to ever fixed it up, or gave up and junked it?
May 05, 2012 (7:33 am)
We drove a few cars back to back and the Prius won. I drove it and asked myself would I still like it if it only got 30 mpg. It's a nice car. The new ones feel "almost" like a real car, especially in power mode. We had to go to SC to find the pearl white with solar roof. So far we are getting 47 MPG. Hard to beat that.
#25107 of 32732 Re: Prius [anonymousposts]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 05, 2012 (8:01 am)
Congrats. Which one? Solar roof - is that the Three?
#25108 of 32732 Re: Prius [anonymousposts]
May 05, 2012 (9:31 am)
My niece just bought a Pearl White Prius with the sun roof and solar. And, I think it's called the 'Three'.....she has the tan clothe interior, nav and bluetooth, etc.
Cute car and she loves the gas mileage as she traded in her '05 Jeep GC. She was spending $400 a month on gas as she makes sales calls and take her daughter to school. The savings in fuel alone will almost cover her new car payment.
#25109 of 32732 Re: Prius [anonymousposts]
May 05, 2012 (10:01 am)
The prius is pretty much bulletproof --- 20k on mine and on the highway at 65 mph can easily average 55 mpg with a/c on. Around town, 48-50. I don't hyper drive and I'm not trying to save the planet by driving a hybrid. If there was such a thing as a Civic/Corolla/Altima wagon, I'd have bought one. The Venza/Crosstour are too big and ugly. The prius was just the right size. Folks don't realize how roomy they are. Good luck. Didn't like the hubcaps so I took them off and popped in an fuse box knockout plug in the wheel hole. Primed and painted it. The alloys look better to me and I'm all about looking better.
May 05, 2012 (2:39 pm)
That is the same combo we bought. Pearl white with bisque (beige) and the solar moonroof. It's a 3 model.
We traded our RAV4, we paid $9300 3 months ago, they gave us $9500. We paid $300 over invoice for the Prius. Happy with the deal. Dealers in Atlanta could not seem to get a 3 with the solar package and when they did, they wanted close to MSRP.
It's a novelty to be doing 70-75 MPH and see the car getting 100MPG.
#25111 of 32732 Re: Prius [anonymousposts]
May 07, 2012 (6:36 am)
Well, how about that. I bought a Prius over the weekend too. I bought a loaded '05 model for my wife. She couldn't commit to buying a new one, so with the used one we decided to keep her Pilot for Home Depot, big luggage trips, hauling extended family, etc.
#25112 of 32732 Re: Prius [anonymousposts]
May 07, 2012 (6:37 am)
One other thing - I talked to the Toyota dealer in Gwinnett. They were not willing to give a penny off of MSRP on new ones.