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#25600 of 32408 Re: Yota [qbrozen]
by kyfdx HOST
Jun 09, 2012 (7:53 am)
Love the '80s beige! Almost the same exact color as my son's E30.. The seats are awesome, too..
Ever think of finding a factory spoiler for it?
$4400 might be over my budget, though...
Jun 09, 2012 (9:40 am)
hole in the roof??!
Ugh! You are SO NOT my buyer.
A pure sportscar such as this can not be weighed down by putting glass in the roof.
Amen and AMEN!!!
#25602 of 32408 Re: Ford, Toyota, Subaru, Hyundai [ateixeira]
Jun 09, 2012 (11:32 am)
drive the CRV. nice back up camera, softer seats. From everything you described, I think she will really like it.
#25603 of 32408 Re: Mazda3 NonActiv [ateixeira]
Jun 09, 2012 (11:42 am)
LOL, you actually expected the salesman to know anything about the features of the car?
#25604 of 32408 Re: Ford, Toyota, Subaru, Hyundai [ateixeira]
Jun 09, 2012 (11:45 am)
"In the Mazda you could select 5 but not 6, maybe my speed was too low. Odd."
The NonActiv models only have a five speed auto.
#25605 of 32408 Re: Ford, Toyota, Subaru, Hyundai [stickguy]
Jun 09, 2012 (11:50 am)
speaking of driving, going out shortly to look at the top favorites again (RDX and CRV). This was my daughters ID. we were hanging by the pool earlier, and she piped up with "can we go look at cars today"? And my wife didn't argue.
I truly am living in bizarro land.
might swing over to look at the Volvo too if time permits.
My daughter wants to go because she has not been part of any of the visits, and wants to see them in person as opposed to just in the brochure)
I even worked out some #s last night and showed them to the wife this morning (different cost cars and what it meant for $$ ponied up and monthly payment variations). Seemed to be OK with even spending some money (above what we would get for the van) on the deal!
Still trying to convince her that something like a CRV should be at the top of the budget range, not the bottom, but she still seems fixated on the Acura! Should never have taken her in there (I wanted to see it) because if I hadn't, I think she would have been fine with the Honda.
#25606 of 32408 Re: Ford, Toyota, Subaru, Hyundai [stickguy]
Jun 09, 2012 (2:10 pm)
4 years ago my son went to a dealer to look at a Dodge Durango that had decent miles and a low price. He took his daughter who at the time was 8. As they looked and test drove the car, she was constantly telling her Dad how she LOVED the truck and "Please can we buy this one." He won't do that again. By the way, he did buy and other than tires and brakes, a great suv. Engine and transmission sound new.
Jun 09, 2012 (3:26 pm)
It's best to leave your kids at home when car shopping for quite a number of reasons.
Your salesperson's sanity would be at the top of that list!
#25608 of 32408 Re: Seriously... [isellhondas]
Jun 09, 2012 (4:36 pm)
well, my daughter is 16 and is driving. So it was not an inconvenience for the dealer!
actually, at 2 of the places, we never even got approached to be helped. the lexus dealer greeted us and said someone would be right over, but they never came. Volvo was friendly and courteous, but I expected that from them.
to recap the days events, The XC 60 was not bad, but neither women on the trip really cared for it, and they can get real pricey with options.
Lexus was blah, my wife felt cramped by the giant console, and the sticker was over 50K!
I am working with a budget, and the firm rule that if I am going to blow the budget it will be for an X3.
Oh, speaking of X3, the used selection is sparse. And they are asking a bundle. a base engine 2008 with 60K (in beige of all things) for 27K?
so, that left the CRV and the RDX. there really was no contest, they both loved the RDX way more, and to be fair, the only things I liked more on the Honda were on the sticker (MPG ratings and price!)
even MPG is not that big a difference. 3 MPG city and highway (ratings, who knows about real world). I can live with that for the huge difference in smoothness and performance.
I did get the wife to agree that we should at least check out the other new releases first. Escape has to show up any day (and she agreed to keep an open mind!) and the new Santa Fe should be out in September? (sorry JMonroe)
Hopefully we can see the Hyundai in advance through the guy I know who works for Hyundai corporate (does dealer service training). He always has new stuff months before it is released. Just have to check with him. His corporate VIP pricing doesn't hurt either.