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#30490 of 32322 Re: the hen's tooth appears! [stickguy]
Feb 22, 2013 (8:44 pm)
Never knew they made those with a stick!
"the bad..abs light comes on and off"
Add to that, the non-OEM wheels/tires (which look like they came off a Mustang) and lowered suspension. Also, I read the ad three times and don't see where the seller listed the mileage. And another thing: Not enough pics.
#30491 of 32322 Re: the hen's tooth appears! [corvette]
Feb 22, 2013 (9:13 pm)
my rule of thumb, if they leave it out, you will gag on it.
#30492 of 32322 Re: the hen's tooth appears! [stickguy]
Feb 23, 2013 (4:16 am)
My rule is that if they leave it out it's probably because they want too little money but are embarrassed.
Seriously: No price = Next!
#30493 of 32322 Re: Prius selling slowly [nyccarguy]
Feb 23, 2013 (6:17 am)
Maybe folks have more choices in high mpg vehicles at thousands less than the Prius and maybe they realize that buying a new car to get better mpg is financially foolish.
#30494 of 32322 Re: Tampa Run [fintail]
Feb 23, 2013 (7:38 am)
Most of the Hyundai and Kia's I've had as rentals were very well worn by the 20 - 25 k mark. It was usually things like the seats and controls looking rough and feeling used up. Definitely a huge difference between those and their American and Japanese counterparts with similar mileage.
#30495 of 32322 Re: Tampa Run [sandman_6472]
Feb 23, 2013 (7:43 am)
I've never been impressed with the Cruze as a rental and fortunately haven't had one in a few months, usually I can get an upgrade to something better, however occasionally at a really small airport or an offsite location you end up with something like that.
The Cruze isn't a bad car per se (at least not like the Citation and Cimmaron were) but compared to others in its class it's also not competitive.
#30496 of 32322 Re: Prius selling slowly [jayrider]
Feb 23, 2013 (8:27 am)
They sell tons of 'em, too.
#30497 of 32322 Re: Tampa Run [jpp5862]
Feb 23, 2013 (9:14 am)
Last year I was at IMS the week before the 500, and Chevrolet was offering test drives of several of their cars. Before you could drive a Camaro SS or a Corvette you first had to test drive a more sedate car. I took out a Cruze Eco with the manual transmission, and here is what I wrote about it in my monthly column:
A very nice little car. I sampled the six speed manual version and found it to be responsive and comfortable. The interior was attractive and appeared well designed and put together. The EPA mpg numbers are 28 city and 42 highway, and you can take one home for less than $20,000. It deserves serious consideration if you want a smaller car that is economical to drive yet doesn't feel cheap.
Now, most everyone here knows that I am hardly a fan of Gubmint Motors, but I have to give credit when it is due- and I stand by my evaluation.
#30498 of 32322 Re: Tampa Run [roadburner]
Feb 23, 2013 (10:39 am)
I had a similar experience with the Cruze last year when I tested one out (same model as roadburner drove). Other than the sedan-only body style, the only thing I really didn't care for was the brakes.
Feb 23, 2013 (6:42 pm)
Today I was beaten out of a Nissan Altima and the only other choices were a Chevy Aveo, a Cruze and a 2012 Nissan Sentra. I gave the Cruze to a co-worker who really likes them and took the Sentra. With over 28k on the clock, it was pretty abused inside but it drove beautifully, like I was on a cloud! Very impressive and it didn't fuss when asked for abrupt acceleration. I had to hit 90 + a few times while making a passing move and the car performed very well. I can't wait to try a new '13 Sentra to see if it has been improved but this '12 model was very acceptable and I'm glad I chose it. I had a '13 Kia Forte yesterday and it was quite good also and I wouldn't feel unhappy having it as my dd...it was that good. The Elantra is still a better car but when the new '13 Forte debuts, then we'll really see how far Kia has come. I did get a $25 Visa card offer to test drive any Kia by the end of the month, so I'll probably go and try the Rio as this could be the wife's next ride...she really wants to downsize.
I drove a co-workers Cruze rental last week during our lunch stop. It was a fully outfitted '13 Cruze LTZ RS and I was totally unimpressed. Only had about 5k on the clock and I still think this is a sub par vehicle...my 7 year old Civic drives better, is quieter and more comfortable...this Cruze even had leather! Maybe it's me and I'm hoping that when I do get to try a Verano that I will be more impressed but as of now, I will avoid any Cruze if possible!
I've yet to drive a '12 Ford Fusion but had the opportunity to try the new '13 Fusion and honestly, it was just o k, nothing earth shattering or revolutionary in this segment, just o k. Definitely think the Sonata and the Optima are better in all areas and a better value. I'm trying to snag an older Fusion so I can make a fair comparison. I think the Focus is a better car but I am more into compact vehicles. At this point though, the Elantra is still the benchmark in this category as it does almost everything right. But this is my personal opinion and I don't mean to start any flame wars here. I am now in unique position to test most offerings in the market and I also come into this with a sort of special needs agenda as I put seat comfort at the top of my list on everything I get to drive. If I can't get comfortable, the whole experience is going to be a bit tainted as the pain will make me dislike any vehicle but that's just the way it is in my case. Luckily, I've really liked most of what I've got to drive so far with the exception of a few.
Here's hoping that I get to drive some interesting vehicles in the next few days that I haven't tried before. The Jetta, Verano and Sentra are on my immediate wish list.