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#31480 of 35142 driving adventure suggestions
Mar 26, 2013 (7:10 pm)
So my 40th bday is coming up this year in November. The wife keeps asking me about it. I hate wasting money on parties. She figures a driving school is up my alley (of course) but she wants me to pick it out.
Any suggestions? Right now, I think Skip Barber is the frontrunner. Its $1400 for a 2-day, which is quite a bit cheaper than any other I've found. I don't want NASCAR and the wife says no Formula cars. So its road cars for me. The Barber program uses Lexus ISFs, mazdas, and Porsches.
#31481 of 35142 Re: Oh yeah... [sandman_6472]
Mar 27, 2013 (8:29 am)
"Mine does also and can't see why I spend so much time in here...she just doesn't get it. To me, a car is a thing of beauty and to her, it's just an appliance to get from point A to point B."
Ditto, Sandy. I jokingly note that a car, to my wife, is a closet on wheels...
My neck hurts from swiveling every day. My route to work includes a stretch on the "Automile." Just about every marque, with the Ferrari/Maserati dealer the main attraction. Just before that, BMW/Mazda, Infiniti, Jaguar/LR, Cadillac and Nissan. Followed by Porsche/Audi and MB. As well as an Enterprise used car lot, for the more mundane. Then I usually get on 128/I95 and come to a complete stop and wonder why I enjoy driving!
#31482 of 35142 Re: driving adventure suggestions [qbrozen]
Mar 27, 2013 (9:32 am)
I turned 40 this past November. But I didn't get to go to a driving school. That's alright - it's made up by the wife's willingness and enthusiasm for car purchases.
I would personally think learning to drive the "regular" road cars at the Barber program would be the most satisfying. I'd go with that.
#31483 of 35142 Re: Test drove four more cars today... [mark156]
Mar 27, 2013 (1:01 pm)
Maybe I've been lucky.
We've owned a 2000 CRV and it was flawless.
We currently own a 2003 we bought new. It only has 68,000 miles and it too, has been flawless. Still has the original brake pads and they are fine.
We own a 2011 with 10,000 miles and it's been perfect.
Besides these, in my former life I have driven in and ridden in, literally, hundreds of CRVs and I never felt any kind of "shudder".
#31485 of 35142 Re: you bad people got me worked up [stickguy]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 27, 2013 (5:46 pm)
Not bad, but I've owned an Impreza, and the turbo is everything..
#31486 of 35142 Re: you bad people got me worked up [kyfdx]
Mar 27, 2013 (5:53 pm)
That turbo motor is quite impressive
#31487 of 35142 Re: you bad people got me worked up [nyccarguy]
Mar 27, 2013 (5:54 pm)
for my around town use of my car, I could probably get by with 4 hamsters on greenies.
#31488 of 35142 Re: you bad people got me worked up [stickguy]
Mar 28, 2013 (6:15 am)
Front and rear bumpers need a respray, and it looks like it needs a visit from the Dent Doctor as well... Awfully beat up for only 70,000 miles.
Mar 28, 2013 (8:00 am)
The Mazda definitely needs a detail and the headlights need to be renewed. Will have to wait until tax season is over and then I'll take care of it. Took it through the local car wash Sunday and it does clean up nicely even with the smallish hail dents and no way does it look like a vehicle with over 118k on the clock! Drove a couple of new Elantra's yesterday, both with under 4k miles and our Mazda drives just a nice...or better so am fully behind the wife's decision to just keep it for the time being. Might be fun to try to get it up to 200k but then we'd need to do a tranny and radiator service but maybe that's not the worst thing in the world. And just save the funds and go for a 2015 model. At this point, we'll see what happens and if the Mazda cooperates. Right now, we're golden.