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Ford Fiesta, Hatchback, Sedan
#244 of 636 Basher.....come on akirby, lighten up!
Mar 10, 2010 (7:08 am)
Sorry I gave you and your kids a wedgie! I`d did`nt mean to offend any of you. My point along with those made by" iamz" was that some of us maturing "adults" without children or grandchildren living at home with us, don`t want and don`t have any need for Sync, other then the three (sinks) I already have in my Kitchen and Bathrooms! My point was, I`d rather take the $595 cash credit for the Sync on my new 2011 Ford Fiesta and opt for the Power Moon Roof which is only $695, and for the $100 difference,I personally would get a lot more enjoyment and use out of the (hole in the roof) then a Sync that I would never use! I not a bitter old man, still enjoy flying all over North America to see Rolling Stones Concerts and Neil Young! But, if that puts me into a group considered "bashers", so be it. I`m in and damn proud of it too!
#245 of 636 Re: extra pennies for US bound cars?[phill1] [creakid1]
Mar 10, 2010 (7:18 am)
See what I`m talking about? Here I am waiting on my new Fiesta and I posted my reasons for not wanting to wait for Fords new (C- segment) 2012 Focus and I mentioned Escort, lol. I should have remembered since I replaced my old 1998 Escort wagon with a new 2001 Focus wagon. Guess its time for my nap.
#246 of 636 Re: extra pennies for US bound cars?[phill1] [creakid1] [phill1]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:19 am)
Phill1, don't feel too bad about acidentally writing Escort instead of Focus. I didn't catch the mixup when I read your post. I guess they are one in the same in my mind also.
#247 of 636 Re: What`s a mp3 player or a usb flash drive? [akirby]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:30 am)
That's a good plan B. Personally, I'd go for a 2006 Audi TT quattro sport.
#248 of 636 Re: Basher.....come on akirby, lighten up! [phill1]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:45 am)
Ok, bashing was a bit too strong. I was just trying to point out that Sync was not just for teenagers with ipods who use twitter and facebook. I was just curious about your reasons since I thought everyone nowadays at least had a cell phone that would benefit from Sync.
If you don't listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks and you don't use your cell phone at all while driving then Sync isn't for you. I get it. Just making sure you guys understood the technology, that's all.
#249 of 636 Re: What`s a mp3 player or a usb flash drive? [iamz]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:48 am)
I'd go for a 2006 Audi TT quattro sport.
But my wife has always been nuts for 911s (Cayman is close enough). For some reason she doesn't think we can afford one until the youngest is out of the house, even though I've pointed out time after time that I can buy a used Cayman or 911 for less than we've paid for each of her last 3 new vehicles. So this would not only be a nice ride for me but it would get MAJOR brownie points with the wife. Not so much with the Audi.......
#250 of 636 Re: Basher.....come on akirby, lighten up! [akirby]
Mar 10, 2010 (10:21 am)
Actually, I must admit that both my wife and myself both acquired our cell phones several years ago. She has a pre-paid Tracfone where as she pays about $100 annually for 12 months of use and 400 minutes of airtime which (always) rolls over due to lack of use, any I own a Net 10 pre-paid cell phone as well thats very seldom used. Both were purchased as emergency tools in case of vehicle break down or other calamity. Neither one of us keeps the phones on to conserve battery life as they are essentially for (out going calls) and convenience. We would`nt know how to text message someone if our lives depended on it. That said, you can see that Sync would be for us, a gadget that would seldom if ever be used. I am although happy to report that we both have been successful in the past using our finger to operate the power moon roof feature in our other vehicles by simply pressing the proper activation button!
#251 of 636 Re: [akirby]
Mar 10, 2010 (10:28 am)
The bad thing about used high end vehicles (like Porsche, BMW, Audi, etc,...), are the repair costs. I've known two people who have bought "affordable" used luxury vehicles (one with a Porsche and one with a Mercedes), who quickly found they could not afford to keep it on the road.
Although, if you managed to find a good extended warranty....
#252 of 636 Re: [iamz]
Mar 10, 2010 (12:47 pm)
I have two neighbors and friends that both bought pre-owned 911s so I understand the expenses. And it's not really a financial decision - we could afford a new one if we really wanted it. I think it had more to do with her giving up her practical crossover for an impractical 2 seater which I agree with. I was planning to buy a Mustang convertible which she doesn't like anyway. So this way I get my sports car, she keeps her Edge and she gets to look at and drive the Porsche whenever she wants.
I'll probably get the daughter a new one and end up keeping my Fusion for a few more years. After downgrading from a Lincoln LS and an Aviator to the Fusion and Edge I find that new cars don't have as much appeal as a car that's paid off.
#253 of 636 Re: [akirby]
Mar 10, 2010 (2:53 pm)
That said, if you get one with manual and without the overblown engine, the Cayman is a very decent car. Sure, things cost more but not unreasonably so. It's all of the electronics and ad-ons and goodies and automatic gearbox that end up costing a fortune to fix.
Now, if you want 95% of the driving experience for half the money, look at a RX8.