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  • 4 weeks later...

Sharing the painful irony of the current situation - just a few weeks ago I sold my Tesla as the delivery of our new (petrol) car is getting closer. If these gas prices don't get back to "normal", I smell regrets coming my way, lol.

 

 

BTW: Love the color of the Civic above. It's close to the color of the new car we're getting.

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On 2/11/2022 at 1:44 PM, Jarhead said:

Still driving the same car mentioned on NBR several years ago, a 2016 Chevy Cruze.

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I was wondering if you still had that.  How's the car treated you since buying it?

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36 minutes ago, Yotsuko said:

I was wondering if you still had that.  How's the car treated you since buying it?

Still running just fine, paid it off long ago, and haven't had to do anything to it other than replace the engine air filter and (unfortunately) the front brake pads & discs.

 

Especially happy with it now, given how gas prices have been as of late.

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On 2/6/2022 at 5:01 PM, Meaker said:

This is my veloster turbo, not many of them here in the UK (2-3 hundred).

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Looks like my grandma's street!  Hahaha I'm sure it isn't, she is in the UK but her house is in Margate.  I always liked those little Velosters.

 

Myself, I drive a 1992 Honda Civic Hatch with 160k.  It is a Dark Grey CX model, so it's the lighter one with the 1.5l 4cyl.  No power steering, no power doors or windows, and no engine power, but I love it so.  It's like driving a go-kart.

 

I'd post pictures for you all, but sadly it isn't visually in the best of shape with some dings and roof/hood clearcoat is messed up.  It's look severely undercuts the love I have for that car.  I wish it wasn't dinged up, but I will drive it nonetheless!

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The company forces lease cars on us since it's good for their taxes, so I'm in a 2017 Audi A3 sedan 1.6TDI. I will have to trade it in soon tough.
I'm pretty happy with this one so wondering if I should buy it out or not. 62000 trouble free kilometers for now 🙂

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  • 3 weeks later...

Does taking public transit count?

Because I don't drive, but the public transit where I live is pretty heckin' good.

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It here, it's here, It's finally here! It took about 5 months since placing the order, a bunch of delays caused by the war, factory closure, shipment delays, rough seas... but it still made it in one piece!

 

I'd be willing to bet it's the only Porsche out there with the Far Cry 5 soundtrack in its repertoire 😆

 

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Oh man, that color... looks absolutely amazing.

Congrats on finally receiving your car :)

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On 4/16/2022 at 11:57 PM, cucubits said:

rough seas..

Oh my... did your original one wind up at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean?  I heard about that Porsche ship that caught fire and sunk.

 

I agree though, great color choice, enjoy!

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9 minutes ago, Sandy Bridge said:

Oh my... did your original one wind up at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean?  I heard about that Porsche ship that caught fire and sunk.

 

I agree though, great color choice, enjoy!

 

No, it was by pure luck that I missed the ship that caught fire and sunk. My Macan got on the next just a few weeks later...  which in turn had its own problems. They've hit a bad storm and a lot of cars got loose and crashed into each other. Some ended up upside down, it really was bad. Again by pure luck the section in which my car was, ended up being fine. The dealer said he had another car on the ship which was totaled. They had to re-order and push the customer back a few more months.

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5 minutes ago, cucubits said:

 

No, it was by pure luck that I missed the ship that caught fire and sunk. My Macan got on the next just a few weeks later...  which in turn had its own problems. They've hit a bad storm and a lot of cars got loose and crashed into each other. Some ended up upside down, it really was bad. Again by pure luck the section in which my car was, ended up being fine. The dealer said he had another car on the ship which was totaled. They had to re-order and push the customer back a few more months.

Wow... that is dramatic, I hadn't heard about that ship.  Glad you got lucky with that one.  That could have been really inconvenient with the Tesla already being sold.

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Indeed, it was a very roller-coaster like experience and the waiting, especially when we didn't know if it was fine or not, was painful. We were ok, even with the Tesla sold, for now both my wife and I are working from home so we're ok with only her Beetle, but we did plan some longer trips for which we were counting on this car.

 

If you google SFL Composer, you should run into quite a few ongoing threads with discussions about what happened.

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1 hour ago, cucubits said:

Indeed, it was a very roller-coaster like experience and the waiting, especially when we didn't know if it was fine or not, was painful. We were ok, even with the Tesla sold, for now both my wife and I are working from home so we're ok with only her Beetle, but we did plan some longer trips for which we were counting on this car.

 

If you google SFL Composer, you should run into quite a few ongoing threads with discussions about what happened.

That was interesting tangent.  I watched a video where a guy does a tour of one of those international car transport ships (though not the SFL Composer), and it's amazing how closely packed they are, as well as the low ceiling on the lower decks.  Now I know more about my car's journey from Japan.  Kind of glad it was already stateside when I bought it though!

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The car I am currently driving is literally the first car I have ever owned, actually only recently bought in March (w00t w00t! 🤪) Renault Clio IV from 2017, got it with only 17500 km on the odometer for a steal., so basically a new car.

 

But yeah, I've never been a big petrol head, it's just a tool for me to get around, especially in our region where public transport leaves a lot to be desired. Still, I DO find myself loving it, i mean, hey, it's a different thing when it's your very own amirite? 😎 Besides, first thing I did was to unlock the navigation system (which runs on Windows CE, yikes!) for it to accept non-licensed maps, that was loads of fun (pc enthusiast meets car 😂)

 

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im thinking of financing a honda accord 2017. 160 000 km seems high but when your poor you have less options....anyone here have an opinion on the 2017 accord. this and a bmw 2015 are my options but after some light research it looks like the honda is the better buy

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might just buy a new car probably a bmw or audi...2013 of course

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On 7/28/2022 at 8:37 PM, ryan said:

im thinking of financing a honda accord 2017. 160 000 km seems high but when your poor you have less options....anyone here have an opinion on the 2017 accord. this and a bmw 2015 are my options but after some light research it looks like the honda is the better buy

If you want something economical, particularly from a maintenance perspective, go Japanese over German.  The wisdom in the U.S. is that the most economical is Japanese, then American (cheap to maintain, but tend not to last as long), then German (expensive repairs).  So I'd definitely go with the Accord.  Is is as great as a 1996 Accord?  Maybe not, but it still should last a long time.

 

160K KM does seem high for a 2017, but that would be about what my former boss put on her car per year.  It's a Honda though, so it ought to be good for at least double that.  Just make sure you have an inspection done, at that mileage a major service probably has been done but I got my Honda to almost 140K KM before its first major service so it's good to check.

 

(And yes I realize you probably aren't considering that car 3 months later, but in case you're still looking...)

 

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My new workplace has Level 2 chargers, so I am now somewhat more interested in potentially buying an EV.  Even with a plug-in hybrid, I could quite likely make my commute without ever burning any gasoline thanks to those chargers.  Probably still not going to buy anything until 2024 or later, but I'll be following the hatchback EV market a bit more closely now.  Anyone have experience with an id.3?  I don't know if Volkswagen will ever introduce them to North America, but if they did I'd at least take one on a test drive.

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  • 2 weeks later...

New ride arrived a couple weeks earlier than expected so I took delivery yesterday. Now I need to wait for the dealer to contact me for installation of splash guards and a heated steering wheel.

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