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Post #101 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:31 am

my inlaws just bought a mazda. the wife got a better deal through work discounts than the husband could as an employee.
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Post #102 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:48 pm

brand new. she got cost + 2%. he was invoice price minus employee discount ($500 or $1000).

they looked into it, but the dealer can only give what the company is willing to give to the dealer employees. oh well. they're happy anyways.
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Post #103 by MP » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:56 pm

My soon to be new ride:

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Post #104 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:59 pm

i have a 2011 if you're interested. ~50,000 km. we're thinking of downsizing it.
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Post #105 by MP » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:12 pm

Brown Socks wrote:i have a 2011 if you're interested. ~50,000 km. we're thinking of downsizing it.

We're getting a '15, with TV's and other niceties...
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Post #106 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:17 pm

ours was a 2011 ex-l (or something like that) ... a step down from the touring model, but with leather seats and the dvd / television system, but no navigation.

looking at it, the only thing that looks different than ours is the blind spot thingy.

but enjoy. it's good on big road trips, but other than that, i hated the thing. it's too big.
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Post #107 by MP » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:22 pm

I have three kids, that we currently cram in a crv, so I'm looking forward to a bigger vehicle. We looked at the pilot, but it was nearly as big, but more of a truck.
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Post #108 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:27 pm

MP wrote:I have three kids, that we currently cram in a crv, so I'm looking forward to a bigger vehicle. We looked at the pilot, but it was nearly as big, but more of a truck.


the pilot is bigger than the odessey, i think (or maybe wider, but not quite as long). we thought about getting a suv at that point in time, but decided against it because the kids were still in car seats and that third row is a pain in the ass without direct access.

we're probably going to move down to something like the cr-v now. i've talked my wife into the argument that we don't need the extra seats and if we need them for a trip somewhere, we can always rent for the weekend. i think she just finally gave up.

we'll probably be looking at them this summer and if we decide to go that route, we'll end up switching when they are getting rid of their old models. (august?)
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Post #109 by MP » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:29 pm

Yeah, the 16's come out in September, they've just started clearing the 15 stock, hence our move now.

The Odyssey is getting a face-lift, which I don't care much for:

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Post #110 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:31 pm

i think i read somewhere that the new model for the odessey is coming in 2017. so it might be that the previous model will depreciate faster than the new one. just as a fyi.

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2017-h ... hotos-news
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Post #111 by MP » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:33 pm

Brown Socks wrote:i think i read somewhere that the new model for the odessey is coming in 2017. so it might be that the previous model will depreciate faster than the new one. just as a fyi.

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2017-h ... hotos-news


It's the 16's see above. ^
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Post #112 by MP » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:35 pm

Brown Socks wrote:i think i read somewhere that the new model for the odessey is coming in 2017. so it might be that the previous model will depreciate faster than the new one. just as a fyi.

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2017-h ... hotos-news


I keep my cars at least 10 years, so I'm not too worried about depreciation. But getting low balled on the trade in value sucks.
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Post #113 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:36 pm

yeah, that's ugly.
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Post #114 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:37 pm

MP wrote:
Brown Socks wrote:i think i read somewhere that the new model for the odessey is coming in 2017. so it might be that the previous model will depreciate faster than the new one. just as a fyi.

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2017-h ... hotos-news


I keep my cars at least 10 years, so I'm not too worried about depreciation. But getting low balled on the trade in value sucks.


we usually do to. but we decided that we are either going to get something with awd or keep the van and get winter tires. my wife is tired of almost dying every winter.
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Post #115 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:38 pm

my venza is going to be driven into the ground (15 years, i'm guessing) unless it gets destroyed by some stupid driver hitting me.
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Post #116 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:24 pm

we're getting snow tire regardless. i just want to take the opportunity to get rid of the fucking boat in my garage.
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Post #117 by vf » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:38 pm

Snow tires are a fucking must, fuck, my old Yaris was fantastic in the snow when I used to have it. Only got it stuck once and that only happened because I stopped to help somebody else. :punchballs:
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Post #118 by MP » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:57 pm

So it's official, I'm a "van person" for the second time in my life...
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Post #119 by AD » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:59 pm

Everybody's working for the weekend!!
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Post #120 by Ricard_Persson » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:48 am

MP wrote:So I'm about to splurge on a people mover, but am turned off by the trade in value of my other cars. Is it worth the effort to look for a private sale or just take half the going rate from the dealer?


Never trade in. Always safety your vehicle you're selling, even if it's a clunker. No one will touch as is vehicles, and you'll more than get your money back on the cost of a mechanical fitness. Kijiji and Auto Trader will get you a buyer in time. Everything sells.


The dealers off them to a wholesaler because, quite frankly, they don't want any part of your old vehicle as lot space is at a premium.

The best part is you get cash for your sale. Treat yourself.
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Post #121 by MP » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:00 am

onefatsurfer wrote:Does it have flames on the side?

Mystic unicorns... And a free candy sign, obviously.
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Post #122 by MP » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:03 am

This was the last van I owned back in high school:

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Post #123 by R-66Y » Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:22 pm

Changed the oil on my wife's 08 focus yesterday. 185k miles. Since new, I've had to put in 1 set of front brake pads, 1 valve cover gasket, 1 set of spark plugs, and 2 sets of tires. It could use another set of tires and rear brakes now. This car never ceases to amaze me.
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Post #124 by MP » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:26 pm

R-66Y wrote:Changed the oil on my wife's 08 focus yesterday. 185k miles. Since new, I've had to put in 1 set of front brake pads, 1 valve cover gasket, 1 set of spark plugs, and 2 sets of tires. It could use another set of tires and rear brakes now. This car never ceases to amaze me.

Pfft, 04 Honda crv, 1 set of brakes and rotors, 2 sets of tires. Closing in on 300,000km...and we're keeping it over our 08 Mazda 33 GT, 125,000km which has had no work done either.
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Post #125 by R-66Y » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:19 pm

So... Same number of miles, one less valve cover gasket. Pretty good, man. Why the fuck does everyone get rid of their car at 135k miles?
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Post #126 by MP » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:21 pm

R-66Y wrote:So... Same number of miles, one less valve cover gasket. Pretty good, man. Why the fuck does everyone get rid of their car at 135k miles?

Babies require buses to move them around... At least that is our reasoning.
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Post #127 by R-66Y » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:50 pm

I have a friend who traded in his cx5 for a Ford expedition because "it was too small for his new twin girls"
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Post #128 by Redden Punches Faces » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:49 am

just put them in a roof rack, idiots
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Post #129 by Ricard_Persson » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:29 pm

Ricard_Persson wrote:New purchase yesterday. Still not sure exactly why, but the original paint and well undercoated body had me at hello.

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Months later, probably in my top 10 all time purchases. Incredibly reliable. More balls than the Maple Leafs dressing room. And ugly. What more could you want?
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Post #131 by Zardoz » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:59 pm

Several months back my Subaru outback (2001) bit the dust, computer fried. I bought a 2011 Escape XLT. Slick car, awd, leather seats, tow package, sunroof, etc. I'm very happy with it. To s of space for tool boxes and stuff for work.

Not great mpg, but my commute is only 20 minutes on a bad day, and its got some nuts on it.

Downside is the rust starting to show, really needs to be undercoated.
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Post #132 by R-66Y » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:05 pm

Rust already? Many cars have a separate rust warranty. Maybe look into that?
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Post #133 by Dog » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:07 am

Brown Socks wrote:how old and how many km.

our 4 year old honda odessey has a trade in value of 17-20 vs twice that for new.

the only other option is to sell it yourself, making a job for you, plus losing out on the whole hst thing.


You don't have to lose out on the whole hst thing. Ask the dealer from who you are buying new if they are willing to accomodate a private sale by buying your car and immediately selling it to a private party who you have already agreed with. This way you still only pay hst on the difference in price betwwen your new and old car. This is pretty common in Quebec and all dealers i've asked knew exactly what i was talking about and were willing to accomodate. I've done it a few times and it's always worked fine. I list below market rate (still well higher than trade-in value), sell very quickly because of good price and do the private party sale and new car purchase on same day at the dealer. Save/make a few grand this way, has to be worth the hassle.
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Post #134 by Dog » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:13 am

Oops, just noticed the post was over a year old. Oh, well.
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Post #135 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:50 am

we just agreed to trade in our odyssey. my wife is getting a 2015 toyota highlander instead. we got 20.5 on the trade-in. we could have probably sold it ourselves for more, but i'm mostly lazy and couldn't be bothered looking for people to buy our car. i barely have time to read/post here now.

i really need to change my priorities.
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Post #136 by vonbonds » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:43 am

Brown Socks wrote:we just agreed to trade in our odyssey. my wife is getting a 2015 toyota highlander instead. we got 20.5 on the trade-in. we could have probably sold it ourselves for more, but i'm mostly lazy and couldn't be bothered looking for people to buy our car. i barely have time to read/post here now.

i really need to change my priorities.

Going to start selling more cars?
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Post #137 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:51 am

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Post #139 by vonbonds » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:02 pm

R-66Y wrote:http://autoweek.com/article/car-news/go-drive-new-mx-5-miata-no-questions-asked-well-few

I wish it had an inline 6 so it would be the perfect British inspired sports car.
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Post #140 by R-66Y » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:49 pm

I wish it had a turbo so it would be the ultimate cheap toy track car
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Post #141 by vonbonds » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:15 pm

Put a turbo on the I6..just fucking get an I6 in there
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Post #142 by R-66Y » Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:06 am

The miata has been begging for a rotary since it's inception
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Post #146 by vonbonds » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:43 am

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Post #147 by vonbonds » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:18 pm

I probably know Claw and R_P's answer already. What say you all?

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I absolutely love my BMW 335xi but I still miss my Cummins diesel. Thinking of getting another one next year when my car lease is up. I don't tow or work like a job that needs it but it was so nice and comfortable. Wifey hates it as she won't drive it but plenty of women do. I hate cities and don't give a fuck about not being able to park there either.

Any of you guys own a big diesel truck before?
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Post #148 by R-66Y » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:39 am

You could definitely use that to tow your race car to the track.
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Post #149 by vonbonds » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:22 am

I'm more likely to see you next summer at the track if my wife gets her way as she is adamant about not wanting a big truck again as she's too scared to drive it. If it goes down like that I'm probably getting an M3 which I would take to an occasional track day.
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Post #150 by R-66Y » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:57 am

Drive the 335. April 8 at Lime Rock

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