Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-21-2008, 10:04 PM   #301
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: North of Montana
Posts: 2,753
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronstar View Post
That could have qualified you as an Ice Road Trucker
Not in June, midnight sun and temperature about 25C
__________________

__________________
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who can extrapolate conclusions from insufficient data and ..
kumquat is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-22-2008, 01:39 AM   #302
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,382
Subaru WRX 5 door. To hell with the mpg, I like the sock in the back.

Ha
__________________

__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2008, 08:31 AM   #303
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Jay_Gatsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,719
My wife and I recently test drove the Toyota RAV-4 and the Honda CR-V. We both like the styling and cabin/instrument layout of the CR-V, but the RAV-4 has a better engine (when comparing 4-cylinders). The mid-level CR-V comes with this "drop down" center console, which is rather annoying and cheap. How much more would it have cost for a permanent center console? Likewise, I'm concerned that Honda doesn't like to issue recalls for defective parts as often as Toyota (e.g., Honda transmissions were clearly defective in the 1999 Accord), but Honda never issued a recall).

Anyone have some additional thoughts on the CR-V versus the RAV-4? I'd love to get an Acura RDX, but it's kinda out of the price range.
__________________
He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it . . . It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. -- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Jay_Gatsby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2008, 12:11 PM   #304
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
FinanceDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 12,484
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay_Gatsby View Post
Likewise, I'm concerned that Honda doesn't like to issue recalls for defective parts as often as Toyota (e.g., Honda transmissions were clearly defective in the 1999 Accord), but Honda never issued a recall).
Honda is much more likely than Toyota to offer goodwill repair help LONG after the warranty is gone. On my 2003 Accord, the digital display went kaput. Apparently it was a problem with that model year. I had 45,000miles on the car, and Honda paid for the new part ($700), all I paid is installation ($100). That was nice of them

Quote:
Anyone have some additional thoughts on the CR-V versus the RAV-4? I'd love to get an Acura RDX, but it's kinda out of the price range.
i don't think you can go wrong either way. My neighbor just bought a 2008 Rav4 and loves it. it is a nice car.........
__________________
Consult with your own advisor or representative. My thoughts should not be construed as investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results (love that one).......:)


This Thread is USELESS without pics.........:)
FinanceDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2008, 12:21 PM   #305
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,020
Quote:
Originally Posted by FinanceDude View Post
Honda is much more likely than Toyota to offer goodwill repair help LONG after the warranty is gone. On my 2003 Accord, the digital display went kaput. Apparently it was a problem with that model year. I had 45,000miles on the car, and Honda paid for the new part ($700), all I paid is installation ($100). That was nice of them
On the other side, the only issue I've had with my Accord so far is that, if it's been out in the cold (and only at a certain temp point), the radio keeps trying to switch to aux. So, if it's below the temp point, it'll try and switch once the car warms up enough and then it'll stop... if it's close enough to that temp, it'll do it no matter what.

Honda told the dealer they wouldn't replace it unless the dealer could recreate the issue, so I got a free rental for two days while they kept it overnight. They couldn't recreate the issue so no new radio for me... it's got me much more inclined to go Toyota next time, which I'm sure I'll get around to telling them as soon as it cools off and I start having issues again.
__________________
Marquette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2008, 07:43 PM   #306
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 607
We bought a RAV4 with a third row seat when we had our baby late last year. We really like it so far. Our main criteria was pretty good gas mileage. Coming from a small 4-dr sedan and a 2-dr coupe, we were amazing at how much we can haul. It also has plenty of power, even though it's only a 4-cyl. The 6-cyl seems to be very highly regarded especially since it only has a 1 mpg penalty over the 4-cyl.

Our only complaint is that it's a little "bouncy" but again that could be because we came from a sedan/coupe.
__________________
WanderALot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 11:09 AM   #307
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Well guess we are in the market for a new vehicle.

A woman rear ended us doing 35 to 50 according to the CHP and FD. Causing a 4 car pile up.Oh yeah I feel great today. I cant believe we are just sore with no serious injuries. Lost my favorite little grill in the accident though Seat belts are awesome.
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 12:44 PM   #308
Full time employment: Posting here.
Patrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern, Florida
Posts: 925
Time to buy a Volvo.
__________________
Retired in 2006 at age 49.

"Who among us is smart enough to learn from the mistakes of others?" - Voltaire
Patrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 12:53 PM   #309
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
Glad you're okay, but I'm frankly shocked that one of the ultra safe and super conservative drivers we have in Sac hit you! Shocked!!

I got slammed into about 8 months ago when I was on my way to sears to get a water heater. Gee thanks, smacked my car AND I get to do plumbing...

Fortunately my trailer hitch absorbed most of the hit. Just a few scratches in the bumper. And I didnt have a grill back there.
__________________
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 12:54 PM   #310
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by cute fuzzy bunny View Post
Glad you're okay, but I'm frankly shocked that one of the ultra safe and super conservative drivers we have in Sac hit you! Shocked!!

I got slammed into about 8 months ago when I was on my way to sears to get a water heater. Gee thanks, smacked my car AND I get to do plumbing...

Fortunately my trailer hitch absorbed most of the hit. Just a few scratches in the bumper. And I didnt have a grill back there.
It was on Howe during lunch hour traffic. Ya go figure..
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 12:56 PM   #311
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
Sunrise at lunchtime. But it was a weekend.

Guess we should stay home at lunch.

Now I just have to figure out how someone got up to 50mph on Howe at noon.
__________________
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 12:57 PM   #312
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by cute fuzzy bunny View Post
Sunrise at lunchtime. But it was a weekend.

Guess we should stay home at lunch.

Now I just have to figure out how someone got up to 50mph on Howe at noon.
I think she was the first car at the light. We were at the tail end of the congo line. She was going that fast and caught up didnt see the hard braking and just wacked us.


I think I should stop posting the vicadins are really kicking in :P
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 01:14 PM   #313
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
Oh no, keep posting. Who knows what you'll come up with!

Good luck with vicodin. Didnt do a thing for me when I sprained my back. I went back to advil. My back still hurt although they made me chatty. Imagine.
__________________
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 01:22 PM   #314
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
And in a fascinating turn of events, GM recalls nearly a million vehicles for fires stemming from the windshield washing system.

I'm always impressed when someone manages to get something filled with water to catch fire.

Breaking news, opinion and commentary - Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
__________________
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 01:29 PM   #315
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Im going to look into a tank. I dont think they need windshield wipers.
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 01:39 PM   #316
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
brewer12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by Notmuchlonger View Post
Im going to look into a tank. I dont think they need windshield wipers.
Eh, just look for something heavy, with good crash test results, and with a 4 cylinder. You'll get old waiting to get up to highway speeds, but you'll get halfway decent mileage and be safe.
__________________
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."



- Will Rogers
brewer12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 01:54 PM   #317
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
Eh, just look for something heavy, with good crash test results, and with a 4 cylinder. You'll get old waiting to get up to highway speeds, but you'll get halfway decent mileage and be safe.
We were in a Hyundai Elantra. I dont know its crash rating off hand. The next car Im going to pay attention to the crash ratings. Since that was an eye opener yesterday.
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 02:04 PM   #318
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
FinanceDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 12,484
Quote:
Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
Eh, just look for something heavy, with good crash test results, and with a 4 cylinder. You'll get old waiting to get up to highway speeds, but you'll get halfway decent mileage and be safe.
Ok, Mr. Subie.............
__________________
Consult with your own advisor or representative. My thoughts should not be construed as investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results (love that one).......:)


This Thread is USELESS without pics.........:)
FinanceDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 02:10 PM   #319
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
brewer12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by FinanceDude View Post
Ok, Mr. Subie.............
Yeah, well...

I also have been eyeballing the Kia Rondo, although would wait to see what Consumer's says about reliability before seriously considering it. But the powertrain is from the Optima (Sonata twin) that has been very reliable.
__________________
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."



- Will Rogers
brewer12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2008, 02:21 PM   #320
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Subaru is offering 0% and cash back. Honda has some decent incentives too. U.S army has a great deal on a tank if I want to give them a 4 year commitment..
__________________

__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buying a used car - flooded? joesxm3 Other topics 15 11-03-2007 12:41 PM
Talk me out of buying another 'fun' car!!! thefed Other topics 30 09-15-2007 05:47 PM
Car Buying Choice cantlogin Other topics 13 08-03-2007 12:57 PM
Advice on buying a used car RedHawk Other topics 20 02-12-2007 07:28 PM
Financing a car/car buying advice usc_et Young Dreamers 14 11-01-2005 11:59 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:11 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.