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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

I think the grille and wheels look great. Enjoy it!
I take that it's not the 5.0 gt?

It's the V6, but I'm happy with it. 300hp is more then enough for my needs and I wanted to keep my overall costs down. The better gas mileage, without needing premium, was a plus too.

Wasn't planning on going black, but when I saw the color paired with the grill and wheels it really sold me on the car. Unlike a lot of them you see on the road, the exterior is clean too. No decal tape or badges on the sides. I haven't taken pics yet, but the interior is very nice too. It's a saddle brown and pairs well with the exterior color. Here is an example of what it looks like.

Might consider a small drop down the road.
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Congrats on the new Mustang, 5.0 would be fun but 300hp should suffice for most days.

A neighbor has the Venza so I see it everyday. Agreed I wouldn't want it for my car but if the wifey wants a Lexus Rx, but that's too price and I can't nudge her toward the Q5, the Venza would do, looks really comfortable.
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Isn't the Venza more of a wagon than a CUV?
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I feel It's in that awkward grey area with the BMW x1 or Subaru forester
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New ride I bought yesterday. 2011 Mustang with the premium package. Also has some nice upgrades like 18 inch wheels and the grill. Worked a great deal too and paid $2K less then the "absolute rock bottom best offer" they proposed when I first started negotiations. laugh.gif

damn nice Rouse!!
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damn nice Rouse!!


It's got nothing on your Jag, but thanks! fistbump.gif
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

'dem Jews are rather racist....

Preachin to the choir buddy.
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^exactly
kia optima or hyundai
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The Optima design looks like it would be more relevant, or at leaast take longer to get stale, than the Sonata. IIRC they're both based on the same platform so it would really come down to aesthetics and creature comforts.

I've heard the Optima is actually pretty nice. Trouble is, I don't think I can get them past the convention that Kia's are not the same POS cars they were 10 years ago.
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Co-worker bought a new Camry Hybrid a couple months ago.
It's been at the dealer 4 weeks now.
He's going to start filling out the lemon law papers this weekend.

No shit. What the hell happened?
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A neighbor has two Toyota hybrids, Camry and SUV.  No prob with either.  They like them.  Please quit the racist shit...

Racist shit? eh.gif

They went and drove the Camry and Corolla. Camry seems to be in the lead so far. Have them heading to Nissan next.
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They went and drove the Camry and Corolla. Camry seems to be in the lead so far. Have them heading to Nissan next.

my wife swears by nissan. shes on her 3rd i think.
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my wife swears by nissan. shes on her 3rd i think.

IMO, Nissan/Infiniti is great at stuffing a powerful engine into a body light enough to give a favorable weight/hp ratio. Infiniti also is always cutting edge with its electronics. Somehow they do not inspire a feeling of a vehicle with longevity in me, which is fine for me, as I just lease things for 36 months.
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Also, I saw the Altima on a commercial the other day and I actually said to me wife, "That is the definition of the most boring car ever. Totally uninspired." And I would stand by that statement. I just don't know why people would buy that car. Talking about the new 4 door here. In the late 90's, I think it was actually a decent looking car. Now it's just a blocky mess.
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All the foreign imports are pretty much blocky messes in that car size, aren't they?
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lmao
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Agreed that this is a very good thread. I think you should really crunch some numbers to find out how much you would owe in mileage overages if you kept driving at the current rate when the lease is up versus the transaction costs associated with getting another car. Depending on how your lease is structured, you may not be better off switching. Also, in my opinion buying CPO is always a huge markup given the prices at which you can buy from a private sale. Personally, I don't think it's worth the markup but then again I've never owned a lemon and I've also never been a daily driver / commuter. I think even if you do CPO'd BMW, with 30k miles a yr you are gonna run out whatever warranty they give you pretty quickly and then you're on your own again w/r/t the bills / maintenance costs. Unless there are CPO warranties with unlimited mileage. Seems doubtful though. I would probably lean more towards a Japanese car if I was planning on that kinda mileage. So maybe Acura is where it's at?

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^ ^ ^
EmJay, try listing your car on http://www.leasetrader.com/car_lease/Car-Lease-Selling.aspx or http://www.swapalease.com/car-lease-sale.aspx.
It seems to work to a lot of people based on some car forums I visit.

Thanks for the replies. I'm looking at the CPO route mainly as a starting point. I also know full well what number crunching is going to tell me: stick w/ the Acura. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I think the irrational, you only live once, take 35mph curvy highway off-ramps at much higher speed, side of me is just going to push me towards a 335i coupe or Cayman S. Now that I drive a ludicrous amount monthly (for me, anyway) and commute daily whereas I hadn't before (lived in NYC), I really miss the BMW, particularly on those twisties. Still some thinking to do but those are all solid points.

Kind of a shame as the TSX, for what it is, is actually a really great car and the tech is world's better than what I had on my Beemer. But the road feel man, I miss the road feel.
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Picked up Benz today. This one has "custom contoured seats." Just came with it and they're sort of not bad. The windows are like "low E" home windows too. The difference in heat is quite noticeable.
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Co-worker bought a new Camry Hybrid a couple months ago.
It's been at the dealer 4 weeks now.
He's going to start filling out the lemon law papers this weekend.

No shit. What the hell happened?

About 4 weeks ago, the Check Hybrid System light came on.
The dealer has so far been unable to fix it.

His wife got a call today from the dealer that it's fixed but they've said that before.
The claim is that it has something to do with the hybrid electronics cooling system.
It's kind of hard to know what's going on since the explanation has gone from
dealer to his wife to him and he's pretty much the opposite of articulate.

I think he's got two more days it has to be in the shop to trigger the WA Lemon Law.
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