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Author Topic: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA  (Read 10273 times)

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #50 on: June 28, 2019, 05:44:43 PM »
That's encouraging to hear, I have heard over and over that Hyundai is crap. But maybe I'll give them another look.

I mostly love the Japanese brands....Toyota, Honda, Subaru.....but Mitsubishi and Nissan are not so great

Well, I don't want to be responsible for anybody buying a car that then sucks for them - ha!

Seriously, check out Consumer Reports and some other sites, and do your own comparisons. And obviously there's nothing like spending time in a car, including a long test drive, before making such an expensive decision.

I have had cars from many brands: some outstanding, some lemons. Best were a 1999 Volvo Cross Country wagon (seats were as comfy as La-Z-Boys!), a 1998 Lexus LS400 (sound system was so good it was like a concert hall on wheels) that I bought certified preowned in 2001, and a really cool 1985 T-Bird (35th anniversary edition). These two Hyundais aren't Lexuses or Volvos, but they have been darn nice, trouble-free cars.
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #51 on: June 28, 2019, 05:57:50 PM »
The nose looks like an Aston Martin.

Google says you are right.    It's just $850,000.  Unreal.

https://www.businessinsider.com/aston-martin-vanquish-volante-zagato-convertible-2016-8

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #52 on: June 28, 2019, 06:28:25 PM »
Consumer Reports?
You may find this interesting.

Going Under the Hood at Consumer Reports' Test Track

ttps://www.connecticutmag.com/the-connecticut-story/going-under-the-hood-at-consumer-reports-test-track/article_65599bd8-00aa-11e9-9c12-13a2a3a4ec77.html

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #53 on: June 28, 2019, 06:32:21 PM »
Amen

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Jeep Grand Cherokee
Lexus Rx300
Benz glk 350



5 cars, dozens of dames have had the pleasure


.... of watching you drive by them.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #54 on: June 28, 2019, 08:29:33 PM »
Amen

Geo Prism
Nissan Altima
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Lexus Rx300
Benz glk 350

Drove 3 til they went up in smoke; sold the Lex to a buddy for $500

Cash only purchases, always used

5 cars, dozens of dames have had the pleasure

Ha!

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #55 on: June 28, 2019, 08:33:28 PM »
Chevy Camaro
Chevy S10
Olds Ninety-Eight
Chrysler Concorde
Pontiac Grand Prix
Dodge Charger
Ford Taurus
Ford Taurus
Ford Fusion

Anyone wanna guess where the company cars started?
« Last Edit: June 28, 2019, 08:58:14 PM by PTM »
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #56 on: June 28, 2019, 08:54:07 PM »
Good place to put this .. a friend and fellow MU grad works as an auto reviewer.   He's always driving something insane.  We went to a Brewers game a few years ago and he casually points out the $120k car he's parked in the lot around a few two fisted sloppers.

A bunch of times a year manufacturers fly him gorgeous locations to drive ridiculous cars. 

He just posted this on FB, he's in Spain.  Not sure what car this is, though.   (Edit: Aston Martin Vanquish?)



Sweet lookin' car topper.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #57 on: June 28, 2019, 11:02:08 PM »
Chevy Camaro
Chevy S10
Olds Ninety-Eight
Chrysler Concorde
Pontiac Grand Prix
Dodge Charger
Ford Taurus
Ford Taurus
Ford Fusion

Anyone wanna guess where the company cars started?

What year camaro?
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2019, 11:40:40 PM »
Chevy Camaro
Chevy S10
Olds Ninety-Eight
Chrysler Concorde
Pontiac Grand Prix
Dodge Charger
Ford Taurus
Ford Taurus
Ford Fusion

Anyone wanna guess where the company cars started?

What year was your Grand Prix? I never really cared too much about my various cars, but I loved my royal blue, white top 1976 model.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #59 on: June 29, 2019, 01:25:10 AM »
Drove a Tesla for the first time today, so, so different from any other car I’ve driven but man was it cool.

As soon as run my my little 2004 Corolla into the ground I know what I’m gettin.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2019, 06:25:11 AM »
What year camaro?

That’s a ‘91. Last year before the next generation ruined the line.
New TallTitan bold prediction: Sacar Anim will play in more NBA games than Markus Howard.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2019, 06:26:04 AM »
What year was your Grand Prix? I never really cared too much about my various cars, but I loved my royal blue, white top 1976 model.

Like a 2007...
New TallTitan bold prediction: Sacar Anim will play in more NBA games than Markus Howard.

TallTitan's bold prediction of Davante Gardner being drafted in 2014.

http://www.muscoop.com/index.php?topic=27259.msg310060;topicseen#new

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2019, 06:53:13 AM »
Was it a bitchin' Camaro?  (Obscure song reference)
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2019, 07:29:58 AM »
Was it a bitchin' Camaro?  (Obscure song reference)

Dead Milkmen, yeah it was bitching. You know all the proceeds go to getting their singer out of jail.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2019, 07:31:59 AM by PTM »
New TallTitan bold prediction: Sacar Anim will play in more NBA games than Markus Howard.

TallTitan's bold prediction of Davante Gardner being drafted in 2014.

http://www.muscoop.com/index.php?topic=27259.msg310060;topicseen#new

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #64 on: June 29, 2019, 08:05:19 AM »
Drove a Tesla for the first time today, so, so different from any other car I’ve driven but man was it cool.

As soon as run my my little 2004 Corolla into the ground I know what I’m gettin.

We have a friend with one.  And electric cars is now their only topic of conversation.  Don't be that guy.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #65 on: June 29, 2019, 08:08:56 AM »
Consumer Reports?
You may find this interesting.

Going Under the Hood at Consumer Reports' Test Track

ttps://www.connecticutmag.com/the-connecticut-story/going-under-the-hood-at-consumer-reports-test-track/article_65599bd8-00aa-11e9-9c12-13a2a3a4ec77.html

Dead link

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #66 on: June 29, 2019, 08:45:51 AM »
I heard the CVTs were questionable but maybe that has been fixed

Not sure but from my sample size of 1 the CVT on my '13 Altima died at after about 150k almost exclusively cruise control freeway speed miles.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #67 on: June 29, 2019, 09:09:23 AM »
Not sure but from my sample size of 1 the CVT on my '13 Altima died at after about 150k almost exclusively cruise control freeway speed miles.

Yeah...I just threw up in my mouth a little. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #68 on: June 29, 2019, 09:19:18 AM »
Drove a Tesla for the first time today, so, so different from any other car I’ve driven but man was it cool.

As soon as run my my little 2004 Corolla into the ground I know what I’m gettin.

My daughter and son-in-law are obsessed with getting a Tesla as their next vehicle. Been talking about it for at least 3 years now.
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #69 on: June 29, 2019, 09:33:36 AM »
My daughter and son-in-law are obsessed with getting a Tesla as their next vehicle. Been talking about it for at least 3 years now.

It was like learning how to drive all over again because of the regenerative braking.

You essentially use only one pedal to drive. Strange, but fun.

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #70 on: June 29, 2019, 09:59:29 AM »
It was like learning how to drive all over again because of the regenerative braking.

You essentially use only one pedal to drive. Strange, but fun.

I've never been in one, but I imagine I'll get a chance to drive my kids' car if they do decide to spend the tens and tens and tens and tens and tens of thousands of dollars to buy one. I think they are most interested in the SUV.

As a cheapskate, given the many fine cars one can buy for under $35K, I'm hoping they come to their senses. But it's their money, not mine, and I'll support whatever decision they make.
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #71 on: June 29, 2019, 11:32:32 AM »
I've never been in one, but I imagine I'll get a chance to drive my kids' car if they do decide to spend the tens and tens and tens and tens and tens of thousands of dollars to buy one. I think they are most interested in the SUV.

As a cheapskate, given the many fine cars one can buy for under $35K, I'm hoping they come to their senses. But it's their money, not mine, and I'll support whatever decision they make.

Their off the line speed is very quick.  The torque is maximum at the start.  The model S is a wonderful vehicle.  The 3 is ok.
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #72 on: June 29, 2019, 11:36:20 AM »
The Tesla SUVs are some of the ugliest cars on the road. They game out with the cars and they were really slick and then they come out with the SUVs and there’s nothing to them.
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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #73 on: June 29, 2019, 12:49:31 PM »
Its interesting to see perceptions of cars from this thread.  Lots of dated quality opinions, and buying extended warranties... and the love for any sort of warranty.

yeesh.  We should compare this thread with the on discussing finance

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Re: Age of your vehicle hits record in USA
« Reply #74 on: June 29, 2019, 02:04:40 PM »
We have a friend with one.  And electric cars is now their only topic of conversation.  Don't be that guy.

Have a fusion energi. I'm already that guy

 

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