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#29720 of 32356 Re: Hit and run [dieselone]
Jan 30, 2013 (10:38 am)
Yeah, dang... sorry about that breld, but always good when the driver (occupants) can walk away (relatively) unscathed!
Speaking of pickups running lights, I saw that happen in Morgantown, WV, while I was there last spring. I was walking in the downtown area when a pickup blatantly ran a red light, a spendy sedan (a BMW, if I recall correctly) was going through the intersection on the green, and the truck slammed on the brakes, tires squealing, and missed that car by inches. It was an impressive reaction time (given that there was about zero sight distance on the intersecting street), but would have been more impressive if the driver had seen the red light and stopped before the intersection.
#29721 of 32356 Re: Thoughts on Ford C-Max? [ateixeira]
Jan 30, 2013 (11:06 am)
But ... I bet it costs a bunch more than $18k for an i Touring.
Well, it could be wishful thinking, but I think Mazda would have to hold the line to remain competitive.
But yes, the 3 getting the complete SkyActiv treatment has to net some gains in efficiency - to a car that's already pretty darn good in that category.
#29722 of 32356 Re: Thoughts on Ford C-Max? [breld]
Jan 30, 2013 (11:15 am)
Yeah, Autoweek had a neat article on the 40mpg club, and the only 2 that really lived up to the 40mpg promise were the 3 SkyActive and the Golf TDI.
Jan 30, 2013 (12:08 pm)
That's really terrible what happened to your wife. I'm glad she's OK.
#29724 of 32356 Re: breld [nyccarguy]
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Jan 30, 2013 (12:20 pm)
Yeah, hope the "day after" didn't bring on any aches or pains.
Jan 30, 2013 (12:57 pm)
Trying to remember, this was a short lease on a G37, right? awd or rwd? Do you like it?
Jan 30, 2013 (1:01 pm)
I've been away from here for awhile, so nice to see that 2013 is progressing smoothly on punches. Even Mathias! I had a punch in 2012 for the Miata, and will have one this year for sure, maybe two. I'd guess 34 total for this year, but it all hinges on what breld and anony do...they have become the all star players in this league and will single-handedly affect the season greatly . Jolie will always be a hall of famer, though.
#29727 of 32356 Re: Checking in [tifighter]
Jan 30, 2013 (2:24 pm)
I had a punch in 2012 for the Miata, and will have one this year for sure, maybe two. I'd guess 34 total for this year,
Details on the Miata punch, please .. date, model year, new/used (miles if used) .. I'll add it to the 2012 punch list.
Have added your guess of 34 for 2013 punches; will repost the entire list once I get the above information.
#29728 of 32356 Re: Checking in [michaell]
Jan 30, 2013 (3:02 pm)
OK - 2/12/12, 07 Miata PRHT, used 14k miles.
Its been mid 60's and sun here in the bay area; who says a Miata isn't a winter car?
#29729 of 32356 Re: Checking in [tifighter]
Jan 30, 2013 (3:52 pm)
tifighter - thanks!
2012 Punch List:
01/12/12 corvette 2003 BMW 540i 85K
01/29/12 anon 2007 Toyota RAV4 72K
02/12/12 tifighter 2007 Mazda Miata PRHT 14K
02/15/12 breld 2012 BMW X3
02/15/12 stickguy 2007 Volvo S40 91K
02/28/12 breld 2009 Honda Odyssey 45K
03/22/12 nyccarguy 2011 BMW 328xi (lease)
05/02/12 anon 2012 Toyota Prius
07/31/12 breld 2011 Audi A5 17K
08/05/12 qbrozen 1998 Volvo S70
08/20/12 breld 2007 VW Beetle 56K
08/23/12 xwesx 2012 Ford Fiesta 14K
08/31/12 stickguy 2013 Acura RDX AWD
09/14/12 steine13 1995 Toyota Camry 123K
09/23/12 andre1969 2012 Dodge Ram
09/25/12 anon 2008 Honda Odyssey 57K
10/30/12 jpp5862 2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 135K
11/xx/12 jayrider 2012 Buick LaCrosse AWD
12/17/12 mark156 2013 Honda CR-V EXL w/ nav
12/21/12 stickguy 2000 Acura Integra LS 166K
12/23/12 anon 2013 Honda Accord
2013 Punch List:
01/08/13 breld 2011 BMW 335xi 27K
01/11/13 steine13 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT (lease)
01/15/13 breld 2010 BMW 328xi wagon 21K
01/18/13 qbrozen 2013 Nissan Leaf (lease)
01/19/13 anon 2013 Toyota Sienna (lease)
Punch guesses for 2013: