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#29612 of 35177 Re: A little test driving today [jayrider]
Jan 27, 2013 (2:32 pm)
Cargurus is dangerous for people here, we may exceed all the guesses if people start surfing that site.
#29613 of 35177 Re: A little test driving today [breld]
Jan 27, 2013 (2:38 pm)
Brand new SkyActiv leftover 2012s are $17.6k and 2013s are $18k, both hatches. May not need to go used.
Wonder if car gurus includes the $500 Mazda loyalty rebate, or I could get it even cheaper?
I'm torn, I like gadgets, but I'd rather have 16" wheels and tires with more sidewall. The 2012 has the dinky Navi, 2013s are better but still a smallish screen.
#29614 of 35177 Re: A little test driving today [breld]
Jan 27, 2013 (3:19 pm)
The Prius isn't for everyone. I can't say I miss ours a whole lot. Though, it was awesome to see 50-60 MPG. We drove from Atlanta to Maine and back on about $130 of gas. The CT is more of a real car. So far our Accord 6MT is averaging 32 MPG.
#29615 of 35177 Re: A little test driving today [ateixeira]
Jan 27, 2013 (4:38 pm)
Only $18k for 2013 Mazda3 hatches? That sounds like a good deal. Even the touring model comes with auto climate, USB and keyless for 2013. Nice additions in my opinion.
Did some Sunday browsing of the lots, and took note of the Impreza - didn't realize they got almost as good MPG as the Mazda3 - I think 30 mpg combined, 36 on the highway. I didn't notice before 'cause I was focused only on the manual trannie, which sacrifices as much as 3 mpg over the CVT. $23.5k sticker for the Impreza Sport - that seems pretty good too. But I'm not overly attracted to the styling.
Juice - refresh my memory on your impressions on the new Impreza.
#29616 of 35177 Re: A little test driving today [anonymousposts]
Jan 27, 2013 (5:08 pm)
how do you like the new accord? I hated the last generation, but this one looks nice. And the reviews have sounded good.
how would you compare it to the 2nd prior generation (like my '05?)
#29617 of 35177 Re: A little test driving today [breld]
Jan 27, 2013 (5:52 pm)
I sat in an Impreza and found the seat unacceptable for me and the feel in the car just felt cheap. I really thought that it was going to be a contender -- it only took me 20 seconds to scratch it off the list. People do like them so chalk up my experience to my individual quirks.
#29618 of 35177 Re: A little test driving today [breld]
Jan 27, 2013 (6:12 pm)
The new look is terrible. It is just so generic looking now.
#29619 of 35177 what's this about
Jan 27, 2013 (6:21 pm)
cargurus? I'm looking at it, but I'm not seeing [new] pricing. If they do offer pricing, how does it compare to truecar?
The used cars are interesting to surf. Some great deals on used 1-series.
#29620 of 35177 Re: what's this about [qbrozen]
Jan 27, 2013 (7:11 pm)
There is a new tag to check but you won't find much. New cars tend to show up infrequently with the used ones. The site can be addictive.
#29621 of 35177 Re: A little test driving today [anonymousposts]
Jan 28, 2013 (6:12 am)
The Prius isn't for everyone.
Remember the ad? In the car commercial thread we joke it's a Prius for everyone else.
That way gas is cheap, we can see through them, and pass at will.