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Aug 01, 2012 (11:10 am)
Still loving my '06 Civic LX as it finally hit 34k on Monday. Besides general maintenance, it's a great car even though a bit bland as you say. And for the general around town duties, it's just perfect. You've already got a great drivers car with the 1 Series and isn't the point of buying yet another set of wheels to get super reliable/inexpensive transport? Something to think about.
#26479 of 32331 Re: dare I? [sandman_6472]
Aug 01, 2012 (11:29 am)
That's low miles, but my step mom owns one in Brazil and is only there for about 3-4 months per year, and even then drives short distances.
She has 5k KM on hers. Yeah, as in 3125 miles!
#26480 of 32331 Re: hmmmm... [ateixeira]
Aug 01, 2012 (12:18 pm)
I'm not sure you can call them compacts. The Cobalt was longer than our new Forester. They were side by side in our garage.
Yeah, all these "compacts" are definitely getting bigger. The other day when I was walking out to my car, I noticed a current-gen Civic parked next to a current Accord. There really didn't seem to be THAT much difference in size between the two.
I spotted a new Dart out on the B-W Parkway on Saturday night. As I passed it, I noticed that it only seems like a small-ish car when viewed from the side. Coming up on it, it seemed pretty substantial, and when seen from behind in the rearview mirror, it actually looked a bit intimidating. Maybe Dodge should advertise them as "The New Wide Small Car"! Unless that would stir up some bad memories?
#26481 of 32331 Re: dare I? [sandman_6472]
Aug 01, 2012 (12:32 pm)
You've already got a great drivers car with the 1 Series and isn't the point of buying yet another set of wheels to get super reliable/inexpensive transport?
Yes. I just want to make sure I don't MIND driving the beater and leaving the 135 in the garage.
Ok, I guess that's not totally feasible. But, at the least, I can't hate the car.
That's one of the reasons i wanted gas mileage as high as I could reasonably get it. Knowing that driving the car will get me 30+ mpg is good incentive.
#26482 of 32331 Re: hmmmm... [andre1969]
Aug 01, 2012 (12:58 pm)
I have yet to see one on the roads, should be any day now...
#26483 of 32331 Re: dare I? [sandman_6472]
Aug 01, 2012 (4:23 pm)
Still loving my '06 Civic LX as it finally hit 34k on Monday. Besides general maintenance, it's a great car
That's it? 34k on an 06? Hubby's 09 has 105k and other than general maintenance, tires, and an oil leak around the timing chain housing its been a great car. Since its paid for I see him driving it until it dies, with retirement looming (yeah, gov't retirement....NOT) we can't really afford another car payment anytime in the near future.
#26484 of 32331 Re: How bout this one? [corvette]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 01, 2012 (4:49 pm)
hate the whale tail, which I suppose is part of the M-sport package?
I'm not sure, but I think it's part of a whole custom trunk lid... I would definitely switch that back to stock...
#26486 of 32331 how they stack up
Aug 03, 2012 (7:46 am)
well, the weekend is upon us. I don't, however, have the rest of the money for the 540 yet. He is waiting for funds to clear.
Sooo... that leaves me kind of stuck. I hate to lose another Saturday of shopping, but what can I do? I'll probably go check some things out, but without being able to pull the trigger, it could be a huge waste of time.
Anyhoo, seller has dropped the price on that Vibe GT. But I see by the report it was in an accident earlier in life. It is quite cheap, though, so it seems they are taking that into account.
Still, though, I hate buying cars like that. Just makes my life tougher at sale time. In order of preference right now, before driving anything, I'm thinking:
1. blue Cobalt
2. blue P5
3. red protege
4. Vibe GT
The Cobalt, because of its relatively low miles and anticipated price of $4k-$4500, and being only 7 years old. The P5 only because I've always liked them; miles are still reasonable; but it loses points for the high asking price and distance from home. It SHOULD be right around the same cost to me as the Cobalt... yet has 10k more miles and is 2 years older... and gets worse mileage. Then, of course, the nice low miles on the red protege is appealing. It would probably be the most expensive of the group at near $5k.
#26487 of 32331 Re: how they stack up [qbrozen]
Aug 03, 2012 (8:23 am)
Thing is ... life is short. Drive something you enjoy.
I'd pay more even if it didn't make sense on paper, if I liked a certain car better.