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#10 of 39 Re: Next time (lemko)
May 25, 2007 (7:46 pm)
The CTS is small compared to other Cadillacs, and compared with the other cars you've owned, but it's closer to midsize, at least in terms of its outer dimensions and weight.
#11 of 39 Re: Next time... [andre1969]
May 26, 2007 (1:40 pm)
Since your commute is pretty short why switch to something smaller since the gas savings would be relatively minor. Perhaps you are finding the
'Trepid to be annoying to park in the suburban environment,(I know I would)?
At some point I will shop for something smaller than my E39 Fiver. It's a fabulous car and delivers decent gas mileage but there's nothing like a small car for slicing thru traffic and for ease of parking.
I'll be shopping everything from Minis to Boxsters.
Andre you might want to consider a small CUV like a Vibe or a CX-7.
#12 of 39 Re: Next time... [andys120]
May 26, 2007 (6:03 pm)
Perhaps you are finding the 'Trepid to be annoying to park in the suburban environment,(I know I would)?
Nah, it's not that. Parking is a breeze. Big yard with lots of room, and a big parking lot at work. If I had to, I could probably get by without the Reverse gear!
I think what's happening with me is that I'm just getting to a point in my life where I don't want to spend a lot of money on a car. Both in purchase price and fuel. I'm not going to trade a perfectly functional car just to get better fuel economy, but when replacement time comes, I'm definitely thinking more economical. And they're finally making small cars these days that I feel fairly comfortable in, so I'm willing to give one a shot.
I actually kinda like the Vibe/Matrix, but there's just something about the CX-7 that bothers me. There's something in its shape that to me kind of suggests a gigantic sex-toy on wheels.
#13 of 39 Re: Next time... [andre1969]
May 28, 2007 (8:43 am)
LOL. That's not the first time I've read that analogy...
Oh, and the Vibe/Matrix are good cars, not great though. My buddy has one and while the drivetrain is solid, there has been a lot of problems with it. Everything that is Toyota works fine, the GM parts on the car are what break.
I think he's got like 40k (2003 or 2004 model I think) on it and he's already looking for something new...
I'd recommend the Mazda3 myself, but my little Subaru Impreza is a great little car for the money (I got mine or $16,500, 2.5i wagon). I also used to work with a kid who got an HHR for 14 grand (bare-bones base model) which is a lot of car for the money if you can trust GM reliability/quality.
#14 of 39 "Conflicted"? I had a case of the Heebie Jeebies!
May 28, 2007 (2:03 pm)
When I became very conflicted over which first vehicle to get (nearly paralyzed, in fact, into doing nothing), I eliminated a lot of the grief by looking over the inventory at the fixed price dealerships. In 2001, there were three; one nationally-recognized chain had just opened up a store in my area; one regional dealer was a bit too far away (although still in-state), and the last national chain was offering a price a bit too high for what I was looking for. Picking up a car at the the dealer I chose was as painless as buying a can of corn.
My sister is now looking for a new vehicle, but she's not looking forward to going through the process. I kinda feel her pain, because her primary factor in the shopping (until today) is the monthly payment, not the price of the car! I think that's how she managed to pay more than sticker for the Cavalier she bought a number of years ago.
Well, this time she's done a little more research and figured out what type of car and equipment she wants. I'm trying to convince her to spend more "seat time" at home running a few figures, then using the details to get a good price from the dealerships that she might be interested in buying from.
#15 of 39 Re: Next time (andre1969) [andre1969]
May 28, 2007 (6:53 pm)
If you want an economy car with some quality, and room inside, try out the Honda Fit. The Fit Sport has received some great reviews.
#16 of 39 Re: Next time... [andre1969]
May 29, 2007 (4:05 pm)
"I actually kinda like the Vibe/Matrix, but there's just something about the CX-7 that bothers me. There's something in its shape that to me kind of suggests a gigantic sex-toy on wheels."
And you rpoint would be?......
#17 of 39 Re: Next time... [fezo]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 29, 2007 (4:24 pm)
mmmm, let's not go there eh?
#18 of 39 Re: Next time... [steve_]
May 29, 2007 (4:28 pm)
I'll be good...
#19 of 39 An Opportunity?
Jun 01, 2007 (9:58 am)
I took my 2002 Seville STS to the dealership last week for an oil change, alignment and state emmissions/inspection. While I was waiting, I saw a 2006 Cadillac DTS Performance with 7,700 miles on it sitting in the lot. This car is loaded with just about every conceivable option Cadillac had that year.
I can get this car for $43.5K which is Edmunds TMV and can finance it for 60 mo 0%. My current car is paid for, in excellent condition, and has 65.5K on the clock.
Should I go for it?