Cars We Drive!

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

  1. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Almost Special

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    yeah, to see nice cars you'll have to hang around the Yonge/Bloor area. yorkville and cumberland are two streets that are great for car spotting. but to be honest, the best cars I've seen were in the suburbs.
     


  2. impolyt_one

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    The reason for that, I think, is that Koreans like to crank that empty front passenger seat way forward and give the back opposite seat lots of legroom. You notice this in cabs as well. It's closer to the curb, yes, but also it's the back seat with the most potential legroom. I can imagine it might similar in China. In Japan, I notice most driven cars putting their passengers behind the driver's seat - after all, the driver should also get out of the car and open and close the door and direct traffic if opening a door into traffic.

    The logic behind riding behind the driver is very simple - you have something in front of you to lessen an impact, and also you're on the same axis in case the car makes hard maneuvers. The opposite back seat feels those turns more.
     


  3. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    oh no my dealership will pick up my car... they'll drop off a chevy sonic though.


    my understanding is: VIP rides in the rear seat opposite the driver (no headrest so VIP can see out front window), secretary sits shotgun, yes man sits behind the driver. (secretary is shorter than headrest normally)

    source: Pops was 1%
     
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  4. impolyt_one

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    Yes, I think there are two systems, it's just a matter of rear seat hierarchy. If you google 'Japanese car seating etiquette' you see that people agree to put the VIP behind the driver, whereas a googling 'car seating etiquette' alone usually pulls up the opposite placement, possibly American? I know what you're talking about with the headrest removed and everything, though, I've also observed this.
     


  5. Rambo

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    I've got to sell 2 used cars. I've been pricing them online with Kelly, NADA, and Edmonds and all the values differ WILDLY. As in several thousands between the sites. Any recommendation as to which I should use?

    Also, I'm going to list them on Craigslist and AutoTrader. Any other sites worth while?

    Thanks
     


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  7. BrianVarick

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    Check out ebay, it's a pretty good way to gauge market value.
     


  8. Huntsman

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    When I went to buy a car on Autotrader, I graphed a hundred listings on a price/mileage plane and also showed the KBB et al values. With that I did a linear trendline so that I could price relative to the market with a good idea of the scatter. Iw ould do that if I was selling, too.
     


  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    :laugh: You are such an engineer. (Said with approval).
     


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    Just checked both sites and took your mapping advice Hunts. Not that many for sale on either site and even still the prices vary pretty heavily. I discounted $500 off the price I originally listed it for.

    I'm listing it on eBay next and I might spring for an AutoTrader.com ad. Already had one call for a CL ad but the lady wanted to make payments.
     


  11. impolyt_one

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    Yes, I'd go with ebay completed sale prices as an indicator of what people would pay for them in the real world, but use the other sources for an asking price and start from there.
     


  12. yjeezle

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    you can also reference cargurus.com
     


  13. rwbenjey

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    2011 Kia Optima LX (w/added leather :)):

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    I saw a 997 cab yesterday in that Sport classic color on black Fuchs, I'm pretty sure it was a speedster.
     


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    I just saw a jet fockin' black E38 750iL. :drool:
     
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