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#29003 of 35352 Re: CCBA Candy [steve_]
Jan 05, 2013 (11:39 am)
The Prius became roomier in 2010, so if you drove an older one, there is a difference. I figure driving the Prius for the last 30k miles saved me about $100 a month over driving something like a Venza , Crosstour. or CR-V. Not a lot when you consider the size of those vehicles vs the Prius.
#29004 of 35352 Re: CCBA Candy [jayrider]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 05, 2013 (11:43 am)
I see a lot of them up here in the UP but they do a good job with the roads so plowing snow isn't a concern. We like finding fun dirt roads though - how's the ground clearance been treating you?
#29005 of 35352 Current time in my family fleet
Jan 05, 2013 (12:43 pm)
I guess January is a good a time as any to take stock in what's occupying our driveways & garages. Sorry to dissapoint, but I don't see any "punches" for us in 2013.
2001 Honda Prelude Type SH - 11 years (April 2002)
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation - 1.5 years (May 2011)
2011 BMW 328xi - 9 months (March 2012)
#29006 of 35352 Re: For stickguy [fezo]
Jan 05, 2013 (12:50 pm)
well, I cheated and counted the TL because it was in the gamily. Otherwise I wouldn't.
#29007 of 35352 Re: CCBA Candy [steve_]
Jan 05, 2013 (1:30 pm)
We don't get the snow in Southwest Illinois like you get in Michigan. Since I'm retired, I wait for the roads to clear before venturing out. The tires aren't low profile and a bit narrow so that helps. A set of snow tires might be recommended if you were going to get adventurous but all in all a lot of weight is over the front wheels -- haven't heard of people complaining on the forums.
The sedan does sit a bit higher than most mid-size cars and the hip point of the front seats makes it easy to slide in -- better than my LaCrosse -- for my old carcass.
#29008 of 35352 Re: CCBA Candy [jayrider]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 05, 2013 (2:41 pm)
The reputation for heavy lake-effect snow in the UP is way overstated based on the 2+ years we've lived here. There's barely enough on the ground right now to hide the grass. Even the beach sand isn't hard frozen yet, so the walking is still a big soft. The volcanos are fun right now though (pic from a walk earlier today).
I'm more worried about "off-roading".
Easy slide-in is a big plus. The Outback is a folder, especially compared to the van.
#29009 of 35352 Re: Current time in my family fleet [nyccarguy]
Jan 05, 2013 (2:48 pm)
Hmm...I have had the E55 since 2006, and the fintail has been with me for almost exactly 18 years now. Maybe I need to add or change something...
#29010 of 35352 Re: CCBA Candy [ateixeira]
Jan 05, 2013 (4:15 pm)
There was also a time when you could get a Saab 9-2x for $19k. A WRX clone but with 2 years of free service.
It's hard to gauge right now, since there are so few on the used market, but I think the few 9-2Xs that are out there are going for significantly less than comparable Imprezas/WRXs. Saab being an orphan brand probably doesn't help...
#29011 of 35352 Re: Current time in my family fleet [nyccarguy]
Jan 05, 2013 (4:20 pm)
2006 V70 has been with me since May 2007... I waffle back and forth between setting a timetable to replace it and just keeping it as long as it keeps finding all 5 gears.
My better half has had her '06 Elantra since early 2006, but it's getting traded within the next couple months.
#29012 of 35352 Re: CCBA Candy [ronsteve]
Jan 05, 2013 (5:32 pm)
I went to look at one of the saabarus when I heard about these deals, but my local dealer had none.
the other car that I whiffed on was the bread van Si (maybe 2004?). Same deal, 20K sticker, supposedly clearing out at like 15K. I did find a deal nearby that had one late in the year, but never got up there.
a few years later, they were going for just as much.