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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    I hear that is the best snow vehicle in the world!
     
  2. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy!!!
     
  3. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    the best thing about the A6 is that it literally has no fanbois. and its owners are very accepting and open towards other marques, unlike owners of other cars
     
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  4. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    :crackup:

    Brah, brah, brah! Did you forget idfnl drives an A6?!
     
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  5. Cary Grant

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    2008 A6 3.2 tiptronic
    55,000 miles, certified (2 year warranty)
    They replaced brakes and rotors front and back, new tires, alignment. Premium audio. Free oil changes for the duration. Quite a few options including Xenon, adjusting lamps etc.
    Only thing it doesn't have that I'll miss is Bluetooth/hands-free. It's prepped for BT but not installed. Factory is $600 and their non-OEM is $300. Don't need it that badly.

    Big leap from the FIAT.
     
  6. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Well-Known Member

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    Let's hope ;).
     
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  7. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Well-Known Member

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    Mike,

    I had the 2001.5 Passat 1.8t for many years. Great car with few troubles.
     
  8. mike1445

    mike1445 Well-Known Member

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    congrats sir. will be my next car, 3.0t wagon if i have my druthers. monsters in the snow.
     
  9. idfnl

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    ??

    I drive an A8, fanboi. You really do live in fucking idiot land.
     
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    ive got a 2008 2.0t, they tweaked the engine a bit mid-year, timing chain and a few other hiccups got fixed. nothing revolutionary but I like it alot, pity they took it out of the newest gen Passat. 3.6 4motion would be a contender but thats been offered less and less til now its just a top trim in the CC and that point I'd rather have the Audi AWD and not the haldex.

    ...I wonder if Id be madly in love with the other German cars if I hadnt grown up in the snow belt...
     
  11. idfnl

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    Ya but what year. CG? The 3.2 is a solid engine.

    With brakes, its rotors and pads. $$$. Nice buy. Its a very solid car.
     
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  13. Cary Grant

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    My description STARTED with the year. :fonz:
     
  14. Piobaire

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    :crackup:
     
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  15. GreenFrog

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  16. whiteslashasian

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    Speaking of more affordable mid sized cars, I drove the previous gen Altima for 1200 miles out west a few years back. Not the best on power, but definitely sufficient for passing on the highway. The CVT was surprisingly good in that it wasn't a noticable annoyance, it just worked. Great gas mileage as well. There was a stretch where we were blasting down empty roads at 95+ mph for about 50 miles and still pulled in over 27 mpg (really high for such speeds). The interior was decent, far from luxury, but it wasn't offensive. The Aux jack and radio/speakers were fine, though far from premium. The fabric material on the seats was acceptable, and the space worked for three men 6'2 to 6'3.

    This last weekend I rented a Ford Focus for a day to get to Rhode Island and back. This was a 2013 with only 1k miles on the clock (I put on an extra 400). It wasn't the higher end Titanium model, but it was pretty decent. Nicer interior than the Altima, but this was a newer car. Much smaller back seat though. I don't think an adult would have been able to fit behind me, but I'm tall. Decent pick up with the ecoboost engine, no problems getting up to highway speeds, though the engine note was a quite unrefined. I was cruising 75-80 mph and got around 32 mpg. The electronics took a little getting used to, but otherwise, I found it really easy to drive for long stretches and fine for cruising.

    Recently I had rented a Hyundai Accent for work and that was terrible on the highway. Hard to track within your lane, easily buffetted by wind and larger cars, very little pick up and go despite being a super lightweight car. Interior was spartan and really not a fun place to be.

    TBH, if the same price between the Altima and the Fusion, I'd probably go with the Altima. It had far more space and did feel a little more solid than the Fusion. If you do more around town driving and have parking concerns (street parking or small spaces) then the Focus is more than fine.
     
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    Doh

    '08 is a solid year. I think by then they did away with the rubber timing belt. That's a maintenance nightmare.
     
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    Maybe look at the VW Golf, or for a couple K more you could get a GTI. If you can wait about a year the new Golf is coming out, which was already named World Car of the Year. Alternatively, you could use that as a chance to try and grab the outgoing model cheap.

    The Mazda 3 redesign is next year too if that's all that's holding you back. Look to the Mazda 6 for an idea of the Kodo style. I think it looks really good. Honda Fit is fun too.
     
  19. idfnl

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    I think the GTI is more than a few $k extra, its in the 30's if I'm not mistaken and his budget is $22k. He could find one used. One of my staff has a GTI, nice car.
     
  20. HRoi

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    We should just rename this the Audi blowjob thread since every recent post is about Audis
     
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