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#1722748 - 07/24/12 03:59 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? #Just Jay
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Considering you had post production moonroof wide open at the time, no.


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#1722749 - 07/24/12 04:00 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? TB 12
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#1722754 - 07/24/12 04:10 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? rustygrizwold
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Try the new 2013 Nissan Altima.......pretty good stuff.
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#1722761 - 07/24/12 04:31 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? rustygrizwold
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Well, we haven't pulled the trigger yet. We did test drive a new Camry and a new 4-Runner. We liked them both. However, the loaded (sun roof/leather/3rd row seats) SR5 4-Runner was $41k and the Camry 4 Cyl. SE was $25k. You see our first brand new vehicle was a 2002 4-Runner and we loved it. Then, at 120K miles we traded it on my current '05 GMC Sierra 4x4. Around that time we traded my old Infiniti J30 on a used 2002 Camry XLE also which we loved. In hind site we should've kept the Camry at 120k, but the price on the Fusion was too good of a deal coming from close family. We may just get a certified used Camry XLE w/ the 4 banger.
On another note, I just got back my Civic today. Ouch!!! New head gasket (including shop work on the head and valves), water pump, timing belt, accessory belts, plugs, wires, yada, yada, yada...for the tune of $1900. You can find me sitting in the corner sucking on my thumb today.

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#1722771 - 07/24/12 04:52 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? rustygrizwold
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At that price, I'd sit my Civic and suck my thumb! laugh

The civic is a great car though. Add a cold air intake, headers and an exhaust, some bigger brakes, Eilbach spings.... grin
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#1722773 - 07/24/12 04:55 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? rustygrizwold
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#1722779 - 07/24/12 05:02 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? rustygrizwold
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BBB1, it is a 4 door for my 9 and 6 year old boys. They would like that though. This is the first Civic that I've had a head gasket go out on. It really hurt my pride after all the praises I've been singing about them over the years. I know that it is just part of owning cars with high miles though.

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#1722780 - 07/24/12 05:03 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? rustygrizwold
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I can't lock my keys in my non-keyless Miata trunk so long as I have the windows rolled down or the doors unlocked. wink smirk whistle
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#1722784 - 07/24/12 05:07 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? rustygrizwold
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laugh @ Joker

My parents used to have a Saturn that I drove when I was in high school, and the keys were so similar on the same models that we could use our keys to unlock other Saturn car doors. Helped a few times... smile
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#1722785 - 07/24/12 05:08 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? A_G
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Had it been a Smart Carô I simply could have picked it up and walked it home to the spare. smirk


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#1722788 - 07/24/12 05:14 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? rustygrizwold
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My son has a Smart Car. The biggest unSmart thing about it is NO SPARE TIRE! That's just not Smart! They could have put them on the back hatch like a Toyota or something. WTH? crazy
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#1722810 - 07/24/12 06:00 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? RR Joker
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My son has a Smart Car. The biggest unSmart thing about it is NO SPARE TIRE! That's just not Smart! They could have put them on the back hatch like a Toyota or something. WTH? crazy
That's when I would call Triple A for my free tow. Alternatively, I could just pick up the car and carry it under my arm to the tire store.
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#1722811 - 07/24/12 06:01 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? rustygrizwold
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Addendum......or just lean down and blow the tire up with my mouth, like a balloon.
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#1722813 - 07/24/12 06:06 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? RR Joker
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Originally Posted By: RR Joker
My son has a Smart Car. The biggest unSmart thing about it is NO SPARE TIRE! That's just not Smart! They could have put them on the back hatch like a Toyota or something. WTH? crazy


I think if there was a spare tire mounted on the back of a smart car, the front wheels would lift off the ground. wink
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#1722814 - 07/24/12 06:07 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? rustygrizwold
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Originally Posted By: rustygrizwold
BBB1, it is a 4 door for my 9 and 6 year old boys. They would like that though. This is the first Civic that I've had a head gasket go out on. It really hurt my pride after all the praises I've been singing about them over the years. I know that it is just part of owning cars with high miles though.


Add two 5 point race harnesses.
Safety first! grin
I drove my two little girls around in my race ready Probe GT all the time. And my granddaughters were furious when I sold the 330CI convertible! They loved it (just dont be silly with little people in the car) smile
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#1722817 - 07/24/12 06:11 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? RR Joker
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Originally Posted By: RR Joker
My son has a Smart Car. The biggest unSmart thing about it is NO SPARE TIRE! That's just not Smart! They could have put them on the back hatch like a Toyota or something. WTH? crazy


I got a good look at the Scion IQ this weekend (toyota's "smart car") Its cute, fairly solid feeling. But I had to try........yes, with a little work, I can rock the tires up off the ground! eek
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#1722822 - 07/24/12 06:22 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? GuitarDude
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Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Originally Posted By: RR Joker
My son has a Smart Car. The biggest unSmart thing about it is NO SPARE TIRE! That's just not Smart! They could have put them on the back hatch like a Toyota or something. WTH? crazy


I think if there was a spare tire mounted on the back of a smart car, the front wheels would lift off the ground. wink


I thought of that right after I posted the above...LOL!

I get tickled at it....it looks like it needs wheelie bars. laugh

Swiggles...it has an automatic tire inflator inside the car...a button or something. wink. Not helpful if you have a blowout tho like he had recently. eek
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#1722836 - 07/24/12 06:48 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? RR Joker
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Swiggles...it has an automatic tire inflator inside the car...a button or something. wink. Not helpful if you have a blowout tho like he had recently. eek


Amazing! That's just as amazing as keyless ignition.
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#1722837 - 07/24/12 06:49 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? swiggles
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And park assist!
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#1722841 - 07/24/12 06:51 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? swiggles
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Originally Posted By: RR Joker
My son has a Smart Car. The biggest unSmart thing about it is NO SPARE TIRE! That's just not Smart! They could have put them on the back hatch like a Toyota or something. WTH? crazy
That's when I would call Triple A for my free tow. Alternatively, I could just pick up the car and carry it under my arm to the tire store.


or......just get a car that's fit for a human to drive
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#1722861 - 07/24/12 07:21 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? rustygrizwold
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In all truth, the Smart Car has WAY more leg and headroom in it than I would have ever imagined...He's 6' tall and big...she's 6' tall, too...they have plenty of room. The first time I rode in it I couldn't believe it...it feels like a big car...it just has no BUTT! laugh

It also has no need for parking assist. whistle
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#1722862 - 07/24/12 07:21 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? RR Joker
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if I should ever buy one, someone please cut off my man parts, I'll have no need for them anymore
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#1722863 - 07/24/12 07:23 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? rustygrizwold
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I'd dare you to say that to my son. smirk
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#1722869 - 07/24/12 07:30 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? rustygrizwold
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It really does look like a clown car. whistle
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#1722871 - 07/24/12 07:32 PM Re: Which mid-sized sedan to buy new? RR Joker
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I'd dare you to say that to my son. smirk


I would say anything to anyone on the internet

I'm not so tough in person though
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