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#26482 of 32337 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 32337 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 32337 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 32337 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 32337 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.
#26488 of 32337 Re: how they stack up [ateixeira]
Aug 03, 2012 (8:40 am)
well, yeah, if the test drives turn up a favorite, I'd go that direction, i'm sure.
just because of location, the plan is to check out the cobalt first. If it blows me away, I'll try to work a deal on that first. Like I said, I've driven proteges. I know how they are. If the cobalt isn't up to snuff, then i'll see if I can work a deal on the red protege. It isn't as high on the list, but its close to home and I'm familiar with that dealer. I'd LIKE to get a wagon, but there are none nearby and I don't feel like driving all over the tri-state area trying to track down a decent beater.
The cheap $3k protege has been taken off line, so i assume its sold. otherwise, that was near top of list based on price.
#26489 of 32337 Re: how they stack up [qbrozen]
Aug 03, 2012 (8:44 am)
whoops. Just checked carfax on that blue P5. 2 accidents 6 months apart... 1 where it was towed. And here they are asking well above market value for a CLEAN one. ugh. Guess that's off the list.
#26490 of 32337 Re: how they stack up [qbrozen]
Aug 03, 2012 (8:47 am)
Wonder how the stick and clutch in the Cobalt feels?
I've only driven a base/auto rental and it bored me to tears. So did a Sentra loaner, and a Lancer rental in Peurto Rico.
Honestly I had more fun in a Kia Rio loaner car than any of the other 3.
#26491 of 32337 Re: how they stack up [ateixeira]
Aug 03, 2012 (9:03 am)
I'll be curious what you think of the Cobalt. Having driven its cousin (ION) for the past couple of years I suspect you will be disappointed when comparing it to something Japanese.
But, as a cheap daily runner, it may fit the bill.