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Reply #700 on: July 08, 2017, 12:23:17 AM

Once almost flipped a rental Taurus just outside of Moffett Field, never came close to driving that reckless in a car I actually owned though.

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Reply #701 on: July 08, 2017, 12:39:38 AM

I wasn't impressed with Mercedes either, not for the sticker price or the maintenance costs. My Audi and BMW experiences have been much better.

Looks like I'm going to have to replace my wife's Honda Pilot - I don't really like how it drives and we need to haul more crap, but it can pull our little popup camper and has a 5th row. May have to go up to a bigger car (yuck) or something i don't know.

My wife really likes her Acadia. Not beastly huge, silly comfortable, and floats down the road just nice. Does pretty good in the woods and snow, too. My only gripe is we don't have DOD, so the mileage isn't hot.

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Reply #702 on: July 08, 2017, 01:44:54 AM

After initially getting a bit...hissy...the wife unit seems somewhat supportive of my new car proposal.  Was not quite expecting that.  Now WTF do I do?  It would be the "family car" that would get upgraded, so it would need to be of a certain size.  I think I want to go the station car route this time, no more minivans or crossovers.  Early contenders are the BMW 3 series (although probably too expensive) or VW Golf or Passat.  Not sure the Golf would be big enough.

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Reply #703 on: July 08, 2017, 06:21:57 AM

Golfs are pretty damn roomy.

I know Subaru is probably not even really available in that communist paradise you live in but the legacy sedans are pretty nice. Cost about the same as a Golf in the US.

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Reply #704 on: July 08, 2017, 11:52:45 AM

They do have Subaru over here, but the models are different.  Something called - I shit you not - a Levorg.  It looks kinda cool, but it is called a Levorg.  Levorg.

Will probably go check out the Golf, see if it is roomy enough.  I got five people to move around in that thing, plus the occasional small dog.

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Reply #705 on: September 13, 2017, 07:30:49 AM

Wife and I are now out on the search for a CPO to replace my rusting out RSX. We are both tired of the manual + Pittsburgh streets and want something a bit more comfortable for 4-6 hour trips. Test drove a few and the Buick Regal has caught my attention. Planning on the toyota dealership this weekend before we zero in on a list of two potential make/models. I already have the Regal penciled in for one of those slots.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #706 on: September 13, 2017, 08:03:30 AM

Wife and I are now out on the search for a CPO to replace my rusting out RSX. We are both tired of the manual + Pittsburgh streets and want something a bit more comfortable for 4-6 hour trips. Test drove a few and the Buick Regal has caught my attention. Planning on the toyota dealership this weekend before we zero in on a list of two potential make/models. I already have the Regal penciled in for one of those slots.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

If I'm not mistaken, the Regal is being redesigned for 2018.  If this is the case, you are likely to get a good deal on a 2017 in October unless you like the look of the redesign.

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Reply #707 on: September 13, 2017, 03:36:50 PM

The Honda Accord is a very nice car.  You just need to watch out for the V6s as some of them have the VCM cylinder deactivation and that can make them run rough.
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Reply #708 on: September 15, 2017, 07:30:31 AM

Time to change the underwear- I mean insurance company.  Let's discuss which one sucks least.

Nationwide's web site is crap-ish.

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Reply #709 on: September 15, 2017, 07:55:12 AM

Time to change the underwear- I mean insurance company.  Let's discuss which one sucks least.

Nationwide's web site is crap-ish.

Seconded. Been with them since I started driving, since my agent was friends with my mother. Can't complain about the service, but their website is ass.

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Reply #710 on: September 15, 2017, 08:31:09 AM

I always wish I could contribute to these conversations. Alas.

I hear Geico isn't actually as bad as you'd think for a budget company.  I've had co-workers who swear by State Farm due to the local agents. Generally everyone I know who's had to deal with them thinks Nationwide sucks once you have to deal with claims.

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Reply #711 on: September 15, 2017, 08:49:23 AM

If you are eligible for insurance through USAA there is no one better.

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Reply #712 on: September 15, 2017, 09:27:03 AM

I guess I could see if I can somehow connect the dots to become eligible.

KBB says my G37 is worth about $6700-6800 and so I'm struggling to reconcile the insurance premiums.

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Reply #713 on: September 15, 2017, 09:35:26 AM

I always wish I could contribute to these conversations. Alas.

I hear Geico isn't actually as bad as you'd think for a budget company.  I've had co-workers who swear by State Farm due to the local agents. Generally everyone I know who's had to deal with them thinks Nationwide sucks once you have to deal with claims.

Strange. I've never had a single hiccup with Nationwide filing my claims. Totaled 2 of my cars and side swiped with my driver's side front fender (in the past 28 years) and all was taken care of pretty quickly without any hassles.

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Reply #714 on: September 15, 2017, 09:45:40 AM

I haven't had any claim trouble from Nationwide either, but they have decided to jack up my rate beyond what even I can ignore.

What about one of those things that plug into your OBD?  Anyone use one of those?

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Reply #715 on: September 15, 2017, 10:46:04 AM

If you are eligible for insurance through USAA there is no one better.

I also hear they've made eligibility easier in recent years (maybe that's just for some of their other products though).

I do my insurance and banking through them and have no complaints.

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Reply #716 on: September 15, 2017, 11:31:34 AM

As someone in the automotive business, fuck Geico and All State.

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Reply #717 on: September 15, 2017, 11:38:06 AM

If you are eligible for insurance through USAA there is no one better.

I also hear they've made eligibility easier in recent years (maybe that's just for some of their other products though).

I do my insurance and banking through them and have no complaints.

It was only for banking that they opened it up to anyone (and they clamped back down on that I think.)

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Reply #718 on: September 15, 2017, 11:52:56 AM

I have had decent luck with Progressive. Couple claims with them over the years and always pay out and my rates have stayed the same. Price is competitive when I periodically do checks.

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Reply #719 on: September 15, 2017, 11:57:15 AM

I've been with Farmers, Geico, Progressive, and AllState.  Progressive was the best of the bunch, but that may have just been a local/regional thing.

Cheaper isn't always better.  If you can afford it, I encourage you to find an agent with a good reputation.

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Reply #720 on: September 15, 2017, 12:14:51 PM

I haven't had any claim trouble from Nationwide either, but they have decided to jack up my rate beyond what even I can ignore.

What about one of those things that plug into your OBD?  Anyone use one of those?

 No way I am using a plug in so an insurance company can judge my driving. Living and driving around Pittsburgh is already horrible enough without having to second guess how I'm driving.

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Reply #721 on: September 15, 2017, 12:41:29 PM

If you are eligible for insurance through USAA there is no one better.

Yes, this is why I can't contribute. I've had them since I was 16.

On the Nationwide thing it is entirely possible that it was the individuals who had the problems were the cause. This is why anecdotal evidence in small batches sucks.  I recall they complained about payouts, adjusters, and rate hikes throughout the process. I don't know if they were at fault or not, though.

It was only for banking that they opened it up to anyone (and they clamped back down on that I think.)

Yes. Apparently there was a bunch of fraud that happened as soon as they opened it up so they said, "Nope back to Servicemen and their families only."
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Reply #722 on: September 15, 2017, 01:50:56 PM

I think I can be a "good" driver for 72 days.  I already am, by the yardstick of not hitting people or things.  Except that one time in the last 20 years.

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Reply #723 on: September 15, 2017, 03:13:12 PM

Progressive and Geico have both been awful in my experience from a claims perspective, Nationwide is kinda like eh.  I'm sure all of the bigs will take your money just fine and some maybe even make it semi-easy to do so, it's all about if you have an accident or incident that they have to get involved with when you find out if they're worth all that money...

I have USAA now so screw any other insurance company.
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Reply #724 on: September 15, 2017, 04:09:34 PM

I think I can be a "good" driver for 72 days.  I already am, by the yardstick of not hitting people or things.  Except that one time in the last 20 years.

I still have that little bit in me that likes to keep testing the 0-60 times and hitting the corners at just under the point where the car gets loose.

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Reply #725 on: September 18, 2017, 03:14:45 PM

I think I can be a "good" driver for 72 days.  I already am, by the yardstick of not hitting people or things.  Except that one time in the last 20 years.

I still have that little bit in me that likes to keep testing the 0-60 times and hitting the corners at just under the point where the car gets loose.

Yeah, I do too.  We shall see.  I just have to not accelerate more than 9mph per second and not stop faster than 7mph per second (Progressive rules).

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