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#29498 of 35142 Re: Punched our card [steine13]
Jan 23, 2013 (9:55 am)
I'm mentioning the "LT" because it's a different engine... so if anyone wants to know about the 1.4 l mill, ask away... it's in several of their cars now...
Thanks .. here is the updated punch list:
12/17/12 mark156 2013 Honda CR-V EXL w/ nav
12/23/12 anon 2013 Honda Accord
01/08/13 breld 2011 BMW 335xi
01/11/13 steine13 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT (lease)
01/15/13 breld 2010 BMW 328xi wagon
01/18/13 qbrozen 2013 Nissan Leaf (lease)
01/19/13 anon 2013 Toyota Sienna (lease)
Anybody want to make a prediction as to how many punches we'll have as a group by the end of the year?
stick, you know you're ready to dump the Integra for something more comfy.
And yes, I am curious about the 1.4T in your Cruze. I did a short test drive of a Sonic sedan with the 1.4T/6-speed manual and thought it was pretty peppy and pretty quiet.
What kind of driving do you do, and what kind of mileage are you seeing?
Wife is interviewing for that new job where she will be doing more driving, and think that a low cost (or one pay) lease of something like this could make sense.
The alternative is for her to drive the CX-7 (20MPG + 91 octane).
#29499 of 35142 Re: Punched our card [michaell]
Jan 23, 2013 (10:15 am)
Well, you could just figure 7 on the month would extrapolate to 84 on the year. But I'm sure it will slow considerably. I'll say 28.
#29500 of 35142 Re: Punched our card [qbrozen]
Jan 23, 2013 (10:36 am)
I'd go higher, maybe 40 or so.
I say we keep building that list, and only drop off the old ones after the purchase was more than a year ago.
anon- you're the current champ. Which new car has surprised you more?
#29501 of 35142 Re: daily oddballs (what the heck) [oldfarmer50]
Jan 23, 2013 (10:37 am)
Farmer, it was a 2004 Camry 4 door with a stick shift, and some "mods" (strut tower brace, and other odds and ends, including a giant subwoofer in the trunk).
just and odd combo, and in the ad, the guy practically begged whoever was flagging him to stop doing it. I saw nothing in the ad to justify it, so maybe it was a grudge?
Jan 23, 2013 (10:40 am)
Q, exactly why I said it would make plenty of sense for what I use it for, but I did not see it for you.
I would not handle the range anxiety well. I won't let my car go below 1/4 tank (just in case) and leave for the airport 3 hours early (never know when there will be traffic!) So playing battery bar roulette is not for me.
now, driving probably less than 5 miles from my house at most, takes that out of the mix.
#29503 of 35142 Re: 'Lectric [stickguy]
Jan 23, 2013 (12:06 pm)
There is a new Leaf driving around town where I live. Sorta Juke-like from the front, more contemporary hatchback everywhere else.
Except no tail-pipe!
Not sure I could do a Leaf for the pizza delivery. Lots of start and stop, and my shifts run anywhere from 2 to 4 hours (or, put another way, 50 to 80-90 miles). A Volt, OTOH, might work pretty well.
But no way am I dropping $30K or more just to deliver food. I'd like to think I can retire from the 2nd job someday.
2013 punches --- 28? 40? Exactly how many of us are there on this board that post regularly? I admit that 7 in 5 weeks is a lot, but it seems like extraordinary circumstances cropped up.
I'm going to be more conservative with my guess and say 15-17 for the year.
#29505 of 35142 Re: 'Lectric [michaell]
Jan 23, 2013 (12:23 pm)
no way am I dropping $30K or more
FWIW, the new base model lowered the price, and with federal $7500 credit and $2000 more here in MD, the base retail price is just $20,250.
And that's before wheeling and dealing.
Not bad - it's cheaper than a Prius or Civic hybrid now.
#29506 of 35142 Re: 'Lectric [michaell]
Jan 23, 2013 (1:11 pm)
I will take 25. I should be good for 2, assuming I can count whatever my son ends up getting (since we likely will help, and he is part of the fleet now!). and I highly doubt I keep what I have now when that happens.
Jan 23, 2013 (1:36 pm)
just heard from my BIL that his S2000 is going to be available in a couple months. Whatever the first year was (he got one of the very fist in the country). If you want one, this is it. Low miles, babied, never seen rain. Like new, completely stock.
I will pass, for a few reasons ($$ of course, and frankly it is a bit tight for me!). Mostly $$.
Not sure yet what he is getting instead (he has been fixated on Porsche turbos and Cobra kit cars recently). I asked if he bought something at B-J (he was just there for the auction) and he said sort of, not exactly.
turns out, he bought a superformance mkIII cobra. already built, with only 540 miles on it. Can't wait to hustle a drive of that!