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What are your options?

9/7/2018 8:36:06 PM

BJCaudill21
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I'll sell you my wife's kia.. Is that what this threads about?

9/7/2018 8:38:58 PM

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Yah I'm pretty sure that's on topic.

9/7/2018 9:50:55 PM

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lol wtf. I bought a Santa Fe Sport this afternoon. I had been bouncing around between the Santa Fe, Tucson, Toyota Rav4, Highlander and Audi Q5.

9/7/2018 9:56:43 PM

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Well shit, I thought we might be able to influence your decision

9/7/2018 10:28:24 PM

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Please reference https://twitter.com/kenwarner/status/972204003907031040

That said, feel free to criticize my decision. I do love buyer's remorse.

To clarify, I got a 2018 Santa Fe Sport with the 2.0L Turbo. I think I got a good deal on a year end model but hey I only buy new cars every 5 years so I could have missed something. MSRP is 33k I got it for 26.5. I would have gone for the Ultimate edition with the panoramic sunroof, premium speakers and all the extra safety whatnots, but the only one I could find in the colors I liked was in Spartanburg SC and didn't want to make that drive.

[Edited on September 7, 2018 at 10:59 PM. Reason : commence the criticisms]

9/7/2018 10:46:55 PM

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too sporty. mid-life crisis much?

9/8/2018 12:13:35 AM

qntmfred
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get out.

9/8/2018 8:39:55 AM

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Highlander wasn't worth the extra $?

[Edited on September 9, 2018 at 12:23 PM. Reason : and Q5 more so? If you are planning on keeping this for a long time, good job avoiding the Audi]

9/9/2018 12:22:26 PM

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eh, it wasn't about the money. honestly I just didn't like the styling of the highlander or the rav4 as much. and Toyota doesn't do Android Auto. plus all 4 cars I've ever bought have been Toyotas and figured it was time to try something else. I've been admiring the improved Hyundai designs for a few years now.

9/9/2018 2:55:06 PM

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My dad bought one of the 1.6 turbo kia's after trading in his v6 mustang.

I can kinda understand why he did it, as the mustang isn't really practical.

I'll say this, I don't think any of the cars in the segment are inspiring. They are great at being cars, but nothing more, they are the vanilla milkshake of vehicles. I own a CRV, it's an amazing car, but I don't feel anything for it, and I don't have any compulsion for something newer.

9/9/2018 10:22:17 PM

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Congrats on new vehicle purchase. Big decision like that is always somewhat exciting...


even if the vehicle in question isn't.

9/10/2018 8:54:44 AM

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the other thing about this is I just moved from NJ/NYC so I was using public transportation or Lyft most of the time. in the last 6 years I drive maybe twice a week. I live in Cary now but I WFH so I'm still not gonna be driving much at all. Didn't make sense to spend more on a car I'm barely gonna have a chance to enjoy anyways.

the Q5 would have been "nicer" for similar money, but I've always been a "get a nice sensible car, who you trying to impress anyways" kinda guy. hard to break out of that mindset.

[Edited on September 10, 2018 at 10:02 AM. Reason : flex]

9/10/2018 9:59:24 AM

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"I WFH so I'm still not gonna be driving much at all. Didn't make sense to spend more on a car I'm barely gonna have a chance to enjoy anyways."


Same here. I *want* to buy a new car, but can't justify the expense given how little I drive.

9/10/2018 11:14:12 AM

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Lambo Urus or GTFO.

I have been told that's what all the rich people have moved to these days.

(or RR Cullinan)

9/11/2018 1:33:54 AM

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I've got a shopping question.

I've got my camry up for sale and am looking to get something a little newer and less miles.

Between the Honda, Toyota and Nissan 4 door car selections which should I go with? something 2006 and newer or so.

Budget around $2500

Need fuel efficiency/longevity as well as comfort...

AND GO

9/11/2018 7:55:01 PM

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"2006 and newer or so.

Budget around $2500"



gonna be a hunk of shit for that price range, or do you mean $25,000

9/12/2018 8:09:59 AM

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He did say 2006 and newer, so I'm figuring he meant $2500...

9/12/2018 10:41:50 AM

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Jeep Wrangler
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9/12/2018 5:28:25 PM

Dr Pepper
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^^

Quote :
"gonna be a hunk of shit for that price range"

9/13/2018 8:34:46 AM

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JT3bucky how many miles does your car have now? you're probably looking at 150k mile cars in that price range, is that less miles?

[Edited on September 13, 2018 at 9:16 AM. Reason : .]

9/13/2018 9:16:48 AM

TKE-Teg
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Quote :
"Lambo Urus or GTFO."


Anybody that knows anything will do well to avoid that overpriced VW.

Quote :
"I've got my camry up for sale and am looking to get something a little newer and less miles.

Between the Honda, Toyota and Nissan 4 door car selections which should I go with? something 2006 and newer or so.

Budget around $2500

Need fuel efficiency/longevity as well as comfort"


What's the age and mileage of your current Camry? Does it have any problems? Because depending on your answers it makes no sense for you to switch to a newer car (in that price range). Anything for $2500 that's only 10-12 years old will probably be beat to crap and/or have very high mileage.

9/13/2018 9:57:38 AM

Dr Pepper
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exactly.

9/13/2018 11:07:34 AM

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get an old es300. a camry with the lex interior treatment

9/13/2018 3:54:58 PM

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I hate selling my old car but I am impressed by the bumper stickers

9/15/2018 8:00:18 PM

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Did you at least get adaptive cruise with traffic jam assist + active lane keep assist features?

9/15/2018 11:03:21 PM

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Quote :
" and Toyota doesn't do Android Auto."


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-21/toyota-is-said-to-agree-to-add-android-auto-in-its-cars



[Edited on September 22, 2018 at 3:58 PM. Reason : ^ that stuff was on the Ultimate that I didn't want to have to drive 3 hours one-way to get]

9/22/2018 3:57:42 PM

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How do you like your Sante Fe Sport. We are in the market for something in that size. Looking at those and CX-5's but are just getting started. Anyone else have suggestions?

9/24/2018 1:44:48 PM

TerdFerguson
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Forester XT (you might have to go one or two years older model)

9/24/2018 2:46:32 PM

qntmfred
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^^ no complaints so far

9/24/2018 6:33:51 PM

slckwill577
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We ended up test driving most of the cars in that segment and ended up with a 2018 Tiguan.

They had all of the features that we were looking for and the 6yr/72k bumper to bumper was a pretty sweet deal.

10/1/2018 9:27:12 AM

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