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Reply #1015 on: February 14, 2020, 01:07:04 PM

Starting research on cars again. The G37 is still great, just got a transmission flush and new tires (Firestone Indy 500) are going on today. However.

You guys always ask what my budget is, but since I'm just getting some general research in for a purchase 2-3 years from now let's just leave that open. Would I get a custom Benz? PROBABLY not but I'd like to ensure I know why.

Anyway, my top interest is reliability. I read that the Mazda MX-5 is very reliable and that seems great.

Second interest is driving experience. I figure the MX-5 would be good there (Miatas are supposedly incredible) but there are a lot of contenders on that field. Also the electrics are interesting here, but I need to drive one.

Third is number of features. The G37 is pretty basic, especially now that the radio doesn't work and the clock gave up. I have recently been trying to get an idea of what "a lot" of features means in 2020 and I read about the Tesla S a bit. That has to be on the top end of features, right? However it's apparently in the middle of reliability. Also Elon may be evil, not entirely sure.
Other contenders for features might only be the German cars (Cadillacs are off the list), but I'd like to get some group feedback on this.

It's early. Let's have some fun with it.

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Reply #1016 on: February 14, 2020, 02:36:03 PM

Are you married to the idea that it can only have 2 doors?

I had a Mazda 6 as a rental car for a day in SLC in December and it was a pretty nice ride.

I absolutely love the Audi A3 in terms of how it drives and Audi has the best instrument/infotainment setup I have ever seen.

Fit and finish on Tesla interiors are bleh. Sitting in a model S in the showroom I didn’t feel like I was in a luxury sedan at all. Felt more like sitting in a Kia with leather seats.


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Reply #1017 on: February 14, 2020, 09:26:40 PM

The Model S does have some fit/finish issues, but the Model 3 is pretty nice and the Model X too. Can't wait to check out a Model Y.

Personally, I have a hard time thinking about a car I might buy in 2-3 years. Who knows what will happen on the market in that time.

That said, I am seriously eyeing an all-electric vehicle to replace my wife's Honda Pilot in about 2 years - but I'll make that decision with the info available at that time.

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Reply #1018 on: February 27, 2020, 09:46:21 AM

A short but enjoyable chain of events caused me to buy a 2019 Mustang GT Premium convertible on Monday. It will arrive on Friday.

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Reply #1019 on: February 27, 2020, 10:01:05 AM

A short but enjoyable chain of events caused me to buy a 2019 Mustang GT Premium convertible on Monday. It will arrive on Friday.

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Reply #1020 on: February 27, 2020, 10:20:28 AM

What happened to reliability?
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Reply #1021 on: February 27, 2020, 10:34:41 AM

What happened to reliability?

DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS srsly

I can't afford it, but the new mid-engine Vettes look schaweet. But Chevy.

I'm still happily fearing the day my 12 year old Toyota develops an actual problem. I did break the glove box latch a couple months back, so there's something!

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Reply #1022 on: February 27, 2020, 01:13:12 PM

What happened to reliability?

DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS srsly

I can't afford it, but the new mid-engine Vettes look schaweet. But Chevy.

I'm still happily fearing the day my 12 year old Toyota develops an actual problem. I did break the glove box latch a couple months back, so there's something!

Been eyeballing that C8 as my midlife crisis car. But general rule about new models, especially a complete platform overhaul is wait for gen2, never buy first year unless you are putting it in a barn for investing. So '21 or '22 and I might have saved enough to not cry about the car payment. It is either that or a used 911, but I'd rather wrestle with a Chvey under warranty than incur the wrath of german car maintenance and parts costs. But who knows...

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Reply #1023 on: February 27, 2020, 01:54:58 PM

For my summer car, I'm more about a 34 Model A or something. Honestly, if parking it at work weren't an issue (the library is in a sketchy neighborhood), I'd probably have a nice old beater already. Maybe a nice 50s chevy truck. Something I could fix and find parts for easily.

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Reply #1024 on: February 27, 2020, 02:58:19 PM

Twice I almost bought a new Mustang but ultimately went with something else.  The thing that stopped me was the horrible “would buy again” percentage.  It was in the 30s.
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Reply #1025 on: February 27, 2020, 03:52:36 PM

The Boxster was and continues to be my dream "second car". I almost got one in the late-90s but I didn't fit inside it -- the seat didn't go back far enough for the length of my legs. It also had/has an awkward design where the front wheel wells intrude into the inside of the car so the clutch and brake pedals are shifted to the right from what you would normally expect, through I probably would've gotten used to that over time. I haven't checked recently to see if any of the newer models have more driver's side leg room in them.
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Reply #1026 on: March 02, 2020, 11:10:31 AM

What happened to reliability?


Things fly out the window really fast if the car has no top. Ohhhhh, I see.

There is a Ford dealer in my town, so there is that. Mustangs are less difficult to maintain than other cars, I believe. In any case, I still have the G37 if it gets incapacitated.

In short, I am accepting the risk.

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Reply #1027 on: March 02, 2020, 01:09:18 PM

Things fly out the window really fast if the car has no top. Ohhhhh, I see.

 Ohhhhh, I see. Ohhhhh, I see. Ohhhhh, I see. Ohhhhh, I see. Ohhhhh, I see. DRILLING AND MANLINESS

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Reply #1028 on: March 05, 2020, 08:50:24 PM

Things fly out the window really fast if the car has no top. Ohhhhh, I see.

F-Type Jaguar then if you just want a sexy, fast ragtop and don't care about questionable reliability.  If I was looking for a sharp looking reliable car with a fuckton of zippyness and didn't care about the convertable factor  I think I would go for the Lexus LC500.
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Reply #1029 on: March 05, 2020, 09:43:29 PM

Wanna say my RAM 1500 that I got back in September has been my favorite vehicle ever.
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Reply #1030 on: March 05, 2020, 11:13:51 PM

Wanna say my RAM 1500 that I got back in September has been my favorite vehicle ever.

Which variant did you get?

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Reply #1031 on: March 06, 2020, 05:27:32 AM

Wanna say my RAM 1500 that I got back in September has been my favorite vehicle ever.

I loved my Ram 1500 Crew cab with the 5.7.  It towed like a dream.  I ended up trading it in for a GMC 1500 Sierra Denali that have been my favorite vehicle ever.  Tows the rallycross car, rides amazing, great sound, etc.

It's really hard to go wrong with an "American" made truck these days.  They are all so good.
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Reply #1032 on: March 06, 2020, 08:30:21 AM

Wanna say my RAM 1500 that I got back in September has been my favorite vehicle ever.

Which variant did you get?

Big Horn with the quad cab. Nothing fancy. Great console, best use of Android/Apple Car I've seen and I've rented a lot of vehicles in the last few years. Runs reeeeal smooth with some gitup to it. Was around $45k. What pisses me off, that I didn't realize it, is even with all of that, I don't have keyless entry. My fucking 2018 Sentra I got had it.

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I don't have a hitch on it for towing, but I've used it to haul heavy stuff. runs great.
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Reply #1033 on: March 06, 2020, 02:23:14 PM

No hitch for towing? are you sure it's a truck?

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Reply #1034 on: March 08, 2020, 11:22:33 AM

I don't need to tow anything.
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Reply #1035 on: March 08, 2020, 05:00:59 PM

So you just like wasting gas in a full size? 2 reasons for full size: towing or plowing.

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Reply #1036 on: March 08, 2020, 05:42:41 PM

I use it to bring heavy metal parts from one place to another.
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Reply #1038 on: March 10, 2020, 07:47:27 PM

I'm happy that I got my midlife crisis car done and dead a few years ago.

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