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#29421 of 35281 Re: more oddities [stickguy]
Jan 20, 2013 (4:54 pm)
Ok so here is the $8000 question. The pristine Conquest or the slow Vette?
Both could be fun in their own ways.
#29422 of 35281 Re: more oddities [tjc78]
Jan 20, 2013 (5:09 pm)
Is it just me, or is that Corvette a plus sized model? Curvy and big boned?
#29423 of 35281 Re: more oddities [tjc78]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 20, 2013 (5:20 pm)
Conquest in a runaway for me. I drove a '75 Vette extensively in the mid-'80s.. No fond memories.. Don't even like the look..
Jan 20, 2013 (5:29 pm)
Traded the 08 Ody and leased a 2013 Sienna. Interior isn't as nice as the Ody but it makes up for it in power and smoothness. Can't wait to take a trip.
#29425 of 35281 Leaf and more
Jan 20, 2013 (5:51 pm)
Yes, stick, the light-medium metallic blue. It was the launch color (all press pics and brochures feature it in that color). So far it's ok. Wife is being a bit reluctant to learn how to drive efficiently. But I drove the errands today with her riding shotgun and I think it helped showing her a couple of tricks.
It's odd feeling to drive. You see the mph ticking up on the dash but your senses are telling you that there isn't much going on. So you are over the speed limit before you know it and it really feels like the speedometer is just lying to you. You just expect more to be happening. More sound and fury. But it never comes. No revving, no shifting, no drama at all. Just silent and instant on power.
Well, I helped acquire 2 more cars yesterday. took my sis and BIL to Schwartz Mazda. I have to say, the outgoing mazda6 is quite nice. I think very pretty and a good size. They had a 2014 sitting on display and, yes, it seems huge.
Anyhow, we drove a 2013 mazda6 and 2013 mazda3. She picked steel blue and he picked silver. I laid out the numbers for the salesman, he took them to GM, came back and said congrats. What a nice experience. Sis was actually a bit disappointed she didn't get to watch me beat up a salesperson again, but I wasn't. Very pleased to work with a place that knows and admits my numbers are perfectly reasonable.
Sis was talking about driving over to Lester Glenn to rub their noses in it like the scene from pretty woman.
As a little bonus, the salesperson is having them send me a birddog fee. Unexpected and very nice.
#29426 of 35281 Re: Punched our card [anonymousposts]
Jan 20, 2013 (5:59 pm)
Congrats! On the Sienna. Hopefully you'll have better luck with it than the '08 Odyssey! Another punch for 2013. What is that, #5?
#29427 of 35281 Re: more oddities [kyfdx]
Jan 20, 2013 (6:48 pm)
I am much more a Conquest person than a Vette person. Or at least in my younger days. Based on my current experience with an Integra, I think I am now more of a Lexus ES person...
#29428 of 35281 Re: Punched our card [nyccarguy]
Jan 20, 2013 (6:49 pm)
Yes anony, congrats. The Sienna seems pretty weird to me, but probably a nice family truckster.
we just went to the car show, and my wife was so happy to be able to just walk right past all the minivans without even glancing at them!
#29429 of 35281 Re: Punched our card [stickguy]
Jan 20, 2013 (7:35 pm)
The Sienna seemed weird to us at first, too. Not many choices when you need a third row and don't like SUVs. We considered other vans but the only one we liked was a 2008-2010 Odyssey EX and they were still low $20's for one with decent miles. For not much more we got the Sienna with more power, warranty, and Bluetooth.
The Quest had good reviews but we aren't sure about the CVT and new Odysseys are out for several reasons. The Sienna was the best of all worlds. Maybe we will actually finish the lease in this one.
#29430 of 35281 Re: Punched our card [nyccarguy]
Jan 20, 2013 (7:36 pm)
Another punch for 2013. What is that, #5?
Somebody needs to keep track of all this and post periodic updates.
OK, since I'm an Ops Manager and data is my business, I'll volunteer.
Those of you who have punched in 2013 please send year, make model and date of purchase or lease.
Can send through this forum or can PM me (my email is in my profile).
What other data should we track? Trade-in? Color?
Every time there is a punch in 2013 I'll repost the whole list. Be interesting to see if a punch from early in the year is traded out before the end of the year.
(yes, I'm looking at you, anon...)