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Old 05-13-2018, 01:50 PM   #61
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Well , visited Kia yesterday , DW was able to get another 500.00 off ...if we use Kia financing for 6 mos. I wanted to just pay it off but we can make payments for 6mos . bluebook trade in on her 2008 is around 1600.00 and a meal at Mc.donalds if they give us 1600 for her old car we will buy the new one . So the final would be 15400. + ttl . She did good this is the premium model loaded with 17" wheels and a nav.system . Monday night she will get her Soul

Congratulations! You can relax now that the decisions is made. Maybe your DW has a part time job opportunity negotiating car deals for people.
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:52 PM   #62
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...but what about the zombie apocalypse or volcanic eruptions or some other catastrophe
Seems to me that a stash of cash would be of dubious value in those events anyway.
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:26 PM   #63
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Can't believe JD Power has the Soul first in class for crossovers . But Kia was the #1 manufacturer or they claimed to be last year based on a 3 running years of a car with the fewest problems. ........even beat Honda .
IIRC, the JD Power initial quality metrics are a bit iffy. Any trip to the dealer where the car is logged counts a a "defect." So if you saunter in to have the kind thieves w*rking there 'splain how that confounded Bluetooth / Nav / iPhone / Domino's pizza package all works, that counts a "ding."

Not dissing the Soul, just that the scoring can be a bit skewed. Actually, 2 of my rides are Hyundai (same parent corp) and they've been tanks. Amazing reliability and good all around SUV's ( both are Santa Fe's)
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:03 PM   #64
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A word from the distaff side...I am somewhat in mourning this week. My 2004 Highlander with 152,000 miles is gone, replaced by a 2015 Tacoma. “We” also bought a new RAV4 last summer. That is my new daily ride.
What happened to living way below our means? Sure we can afford it but what about the zombie apocalypse or volcanic eruptions or some other catastrophe
Sad. My 2004 Highlander is still going strong (190K), not counting some rust and a few dings and dents. I'll really miss it when it's gone. Going camping next month, which will include some off road driving. It's been the best car I ever owned. Now that I leave it in the garage 6 months/year while we're in FL, I'm hoping to get a few more good years out of it. Love to get to 250K.
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:59 AM   #66
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Opposite problem here. My DW's 2003 Acura has 136K miles on it and she can't bear to part with it. She talked me into $1500 worth of tires and repairs. You probably think I'm a lucky guy. You would be correct!
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:28 AM   #67
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A divorce is a lot more than 18,000.
LOL....true. Although the housing cost for one would go down. Cardboard boxes are not expensive
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:20 AM   #68
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Again, you don't have to spend a lump sum for a new vehicle.

Zero-down lease on a vehicle with that sales price should be under $250/month, probably more like the low $200s.
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