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post #31 of 45
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This chromed striped period blood colored jelly bean is hideous on many levels, inside, out, and in how it drives. They don't sell too many of these to the non-AARP set.

Where's the thread shit smiley link?
post #32 of 45
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Where's the thread shit smiley link?
I'm surprised you haven't posted a picture of your minivan yet.
post #33 of 45
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This chromed striped period blood colored jelly bean is hideous on many levels, inside, out, and in how it drives. They don't sell too many of these to the non-AARP set.

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I'm surprised you haven't posted a picture of your minivan yet.

post #34 of 45
Get a used Honda Civic with less than 100k miles and not more than $3K. Drive it for 3 or 4 years (should be good for 200K+miles) and repeat. Also get a bicycle for short runs.

example
http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...5&aff=national
post #35 of 45
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I think we should add this smiley to the list of standard smileys.
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I think we should add this smiley to the list of standard smileys.

Agreed. :user69:
post #37 of 45
I would get a vintage one say, a Lamborghini Espada.

post #38 of 45
Thread Starter 
Bump (Update): Thanks for all the replies. I was able to lease an Audi A4, nicely equipped for $505/month with insurance cost factored in.
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Bump (Update): Thanks for all the replies. I was able to lease an Audi A4, nicely equipped for $505/month with insurance cost factored in.

Sounds like a good choice. Enjoy!
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Bump (Update): Thanks for all the replies. I was able to lease an Audi A4, nicely equipped for $505/month with insurance cost factored in.

Nice! Excellent choice and enjoy your new ride
post #41 of 45
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Bump (Update): Thanks for all the replies. I was able to lease an Audi A4, nicely equipped for $505/month with insurance cost factored in.

Color? Pics?
post #42 of 45
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Bump (Update): Thanks for all the replies. I was able to lease an Audi A4, nicely equipped for $505/month with insurance cost factored in.
Good choice. Did that deal require a down payment? I guess you got the Premium trim Quattro with Tiptronic and heated seats? That's the model dealers like to push here.
post #43 of 45
Thread Starter 
That was zero down, but I did pay the taxes, dealer fees, DMV fees for new plates, etc. upfront. Came to $2800. Lease payment on the car is $430/month and, inexplicably, Geico gave me insurance for $80/month to cover both me and my wife (I paid for 6 months at once). It will be even cheaper once I take a defensive driving course (mine had expired and I didn't realize it). The next closest insurance company was quoting me around $130 for the same level of coverage. I was very surprised by this. Living in NYC, I was figuring at least $150/month for full coverage. Dmax, you are correct, Premium trim quattro with pearlized paint, heated seats, blue-tooth, Ipod Interface, and some extra chrome detailing (that I could care less about but looks nice) that they threw in because the car they had available happened to have it. Oh, and it is meteor gray with black leather. Sorry, no pics yet. I am very happy with it thus far.
post #44 of 45
^^^ Sounds good. Enjoy!
post #45 of 45
Congrats. Looks like you got a great deal, getting the car at invoice or very close to it. You may already know this - you can take the NYS defensive driving class on-line. I've been meaning to do so myself for a while now.
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