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#29955 of 32419 Re: now this, is nice [ateixeira]
Feb 06, 2013 (12:06 pm)
The prius tests much better if you wear a pair of Birkenstocks.
#29956 of 32419 Re: now this, is nice [jayrider]
Feb 06, 2013 (12:09 pm)
I thought those were for Subaru owners.
Yet we don't own any so shame on us.
How are you liking yours? Did you get a moonroof? Nav? New or used, remind me...
Feb 06, 2013 (12:50 pm)
If you are a chronic car buyer (or like me) a chronic car looker, stay away from swapalease.com & leasetrader.com. I saw a 2012 Mustang GT listed with 14 months to go. 1600 miles per month. $275 per month (plus tax).
#29958 of 32419 Re: DANGEROUS SITES [nyccarguy]
Feb 06, 2013 (1:15 pm)
Yeah, I've played around on those sites quite a bit. It can be difficult to find good deals. I've seen quite a few sellers who put way too much down on a lease in order to make the payment lower and expect to get their down payment back when they swap out of the lease.
#29959 of 32419 Re: DANGEROUS SITES [corvette]
Feb 06, 2013 (2:38 pm)
I'm sure if they REALLY wanted to get out of the lease, they'd eat the downpayment. It's a good way to not lay out bank fee, security deposit, and numerous months of lease payments. You would have to pay the disposition fee though.
#29960 of 32419 Re: DANGEROUS SITES [nyccarguy]
Feb 06, 2013 (3:18 pm)
Before I got the Lacrosse there was an MKS fully decked out with a payment in the mid 4s. The seller mentioned a 7k down payment. He was letting it go for no cash. It was gone quickly before I had a chance to react. That would have been a sweet two year term for a 50k car.
#29961 of 32419 Re: now this, is nice [ateixeira]
Feb 06, 2013 (3:43 pm)
Bought my 2010 IV with leather in 2010. Have 30k miles on it. Did not want nav or a sunroof. Drive it in power mode and it "feels" peppy-- other than road noise [tires] all is well. Great seats and a JBL radio. Saw a V today at the showroom -- had the tailgate lifts replaced under warranty. Quite a bit bigger but my wife and I can fit all we need in the standard size. MSRP was 27k -- not much in it. I wouldn't be afraid to buy used up to 60k miles but wouldn't spend more than 16-18k. If you need a roof, might change the strategy. My Garmin Nav is outstanding and you can change destinations on the move.
#29962 of 32419 Re: now this, is nice [jayrider]
Feb 06, 2013 (4:44 pm)
With an average moving speed of 26 mph I'm not too worried about road noise.
V is 181" plus, that's big in DC. My previous car was 175" and the Miata's size (155") is much better suited.
Love my Garmin too, Magellan isn't nearly as good so stick with Garmin for sure.
I don't like the off set gauges but I'm handy and could probably fabricate a mount to put the GPS there instead, who knows.
I should drive one to see how I like it.
Tough I did actually put an ad for a rim swap on the Miata, looking to get OEM 16"s to trade for my 17"s. If that makes the ride more tolerable maybe I will keep it longer, but I will have to lose my CCB membership!
#29963 of 32419 Re: now this, is nice [ateixeira]
Feb 06, 2013 (5:14 pm)
Nice, I bet the 16's are the perfect size for the Miata. Mine is a GT so I have the 17's as well and for all the complaining on the webernets from about how the NC is soft, it feels harsh enough to me. I did replace the OEM michelins with continentals last november and that did help a little.
#29964 of 32419 Re: Elantra GT [fintail]
Feb 06, 2013 (7:29 pm)
Most buyers in the lower end of the market are impulse buyers anyways, or "I need a car within 2 weeks" type people.
Nobody would wait 3-5 months for an economy hatchback, although we did have once customer who ordered a green accent hatchback in manual transmission and did end up waiting 2 or 3 months for it. She just had to have the green color.