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#29138 of 35139 Re: AWD? V8? Under $30K? [corvette]
Jan 09, 2013 (3:45 am)
My experience is also with the 3.5 V6 in a rental. I also drive a 328i but mine is a coupe and the difference in the driving dynamic is...well shocking or night and day just don't seem adequate enough.
As noted it was a rental I drove so not a high line model, but the interior bits still were not that great, IMHO.
Now for what it was, it did ride and drive nice just no sporty prententions at all.
#29139 of 35139 Re: AWD? V8? Under $30K? [nyccarguy]
Jan 09, 2013 (4:34 am)
As you may be aware, the 8-speed automatic is due sometime soon [?] for the V8. The current 5-speed is relatively old technology. [ The V6 has the 8-speed – a ZF unit, I believe. ]
If the 5-speed is OK w/you, it looks like a minimally equipped V8 AWD is approx. 38K, MSRP. Local CarMax [ also a Chrysler new car dlr ] has a comparably priced RWD V8 w/MSRP $39 advertised for $32.
Potentially interested, when the 8-speed V8 arrives . . .
#29140 of 35139 Re: need to 1-up Breld. [stickguy]
Jan 09, 2013 (5:57 am)
Imagine how much body prep that vette will need.
Town Car owner can't buy a side marker from a junk yard?
#29141 of 35139 Re: need to 1-up Breld. [stickguy]
Jan 09, 2013 (7:17 am)
Decent deal---don't even know what that is....other than expensive looking.
Vette---you could spend the winter repainting it and you'd have a sharp summer car. Seller must not be a car guy since he didn't mention the engine (350, 454 etc.). Which could make a big difference in value.
Town Car---You could get one with half the milage for that price in Florida.
Jan 09, 2013 (7:19 am)
Someone talk me out of even considering this.
The lease deal on the Leaf looks damned good. $219/36mos/36k/$1999due at signing.
I have solar panels at home, FYI.
I'm sure the wife would nix it anyway ... unless I offer it as HER extra car.... hmmmm...
#29143 of 35139 Re: need help [qbrozen]
Jan 09, 2013 (8:11 am)
For the relatively low level of commitment, seems like a fun way to experience the Leaf. Does its range work for your daily driving habits?
Oh wait, you wanted someone to talk you OUT of it?
#29144 of 35139 Re: need help [breld]
Jan 09, 2013 (8:15 am)
hahaha. yeah, you failed.
Emailed the wife and, much to my surprise, she said she'd have to test drive it.
I'm on the fence about the range issue. It is just on the cusp. If she drives the highway, it is 36 miles one way. The back roads (her usual route) is 29 miles. So any necessary side trips could be a problem. We work about 5 miles apart, so my commute is very similar.
Thing I can't figure out is if the charging station is an extra cost(???).
#29145 of 35139 Re: need help [qbrozen]
Jan 09, 2013 (8:18 am)
The Leaf is a neat car. If you lease, you don't get the federal tax credit, so that probably explains the attractive lease prices. Since it's new technology, leasing may be the wisest choice. The new model will probably have increased range.
Given the fact that you can't drive it on a long trip, I think you'd be hard pressed to clock 12,000 miles per year on it or any all-electric car.
#29146 of 35139 Re: need help [corvette]
Jan 09, 2013 (8:25 am)
BTW, I entered my zip code and it came back with an even lower price. $199/mo. Damn it!