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Old 06-24-2016, 01:44 PM   #141
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Old 06-24-2016, 05:31 PM   #142
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Just got a 2016 Tesla model x 90d.

Hands down best thing I've ever bought. Amazing drive, great tech and no problems so far (expecting some).

Putting kids in car seats is so easy. Decent storage. Not enough people know what it is so I don't get any annoying stares, questions or comments .

Bear in mind last car was 2005 Honda civic so... pretty big leap in quality. If I had an X5 or Cayenne it might not seem so great?

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Old 06-24-2016, 08:06 PM   #143
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Got it, I have a Jetta Model S that's why I asked.
Yeah, "Model S" without the manufacturer wasn't too clear, sorry about that.
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:18 PM   #144
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Yeah, "Model S" without the manufacturer wasn't too clear, sorry about that.
I wasn't sure if you had all Tesla's or were sliding in a conventional car. VW is one of the manufacturers that continues to us model S, SE, and SEL.
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:22 PM   #145
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:24 PM   #146
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Petershk, are you mixing up quality with cost and luxury? I would be very surprised to hear that any of those expensive cars was of higher quality than a Honda Civic?


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Old 06-26-2016, 05:50 AM   #147
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:48 AM   #148
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:03 AM   #149
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I have a 2000 Toyota Tundra pickup, purchased in 2000, and I just bought a 2016 BMW M3. I need a sedan and I wanted one more "dream car" before I get too old to drive it. (I'm 73)
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Old 06-26-2016, 09:40 AM   #150
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I just bought a 2016 BMW M3. I need a sedan and I wanted one more "dream car" before I get too old to drive it. (I'm 73)
I am trying to convince myself as well using that same logic.
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Old 06-26-2016, 09:57 AM   #151
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I am trying to convince myself as well using that same logic.
None of us are getting any younger. I'd get a new car too except that I haven't yet seen the right one. One of these days maybe I will figure out what I want in a car.

It has to appeal to me more than what I've already got, and as much as I complain about my "nanny car" (2009 Toyota Venza), I actually like it better than anything else I have found.
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:06 AM   #152
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Neat thread. Put us into the boring category:

DW: 2009 Civic LX (?), bought m/l new ("demo") with 100K or so.
Me: 2012 Honda Fit base trim with 5spd.--my first new car. (40-42 mpg--EPA numbers understate considerably)
Truck: 1995 F150 5spd with only 160K--but body rust will kill it before drivetrain.

I grew up street racing and modifying muscle cars with my brother and Dad. But I converted to the "car is a tool" camp many years ago. (Although that may change when we retire--drove a friend's 911 on empty, paved farm roads last summer, and it was very tempting. )
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Old 06-26-2016, 11:19 AM   #153
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when i bought it new they told me a replacement battery pack would cost $10k, but that the price would go down with time and tech improvements/larger production runs
that turned out correct, as I put a new pack in in 2015 for $3.3k
hope to keep the car for several more years runs like new other maintenance costs have been minimal
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I am jazzed the 2016 re-design put the shifter back on the dash, so will almost certainly get a new Prius once I run this one to ground completely
(2010 redesign had 'shifted' the location to the console between the front seats, bad for riding with the dog)
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:31 PM   #156
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Old 06-26-2016, 03:39 PM   #157
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None of us are getting any younger. I'd get a new car too except that I haven't yet seen the right one. One of these days maybe I will figure out what I want in a car.

It has to appeal to me more than what I've already got, and as much as I complain about my "nanny car" (2009 Toyota Venza), I actually like it better than anything else I have found.
Those Venzas are very nice vehicles, not a nanny car. My problem is we only have a 2 car garage, and its occupied by DWs Acura and DDs Mazda. I get to pick from either one which is available. Any how, I have always been a performance car guy, so would like something like an M3, GTR, Z06 vette, or maybe a Cobra replica before I get too old, but won't buy until there is a vacant spot in the garage.
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Your auto- what you're driving now

My husband has an old Chevy truck.

I have a 2001 Mercury Sable station wagon with 45,000 miles. My dad had it for ten years and rarely drove it. It's a great car.

Then we have two Grand Marquis sedans we use primarily for trips. One has 120,000 miles and one has 58,000.



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I just bought a 2016 BMW M3. I need a sedan and I wanted one more "dream car" before I get too old to drive it. (I'm 73)
Good for you. Im 66 soon and figure I still have a couple of very sporty cars in my future. I enjoy driving so sportiness is important to me. Also need some practicality at our place in Ontario, so BMW M cars are appealing.
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