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This morning I decided to get a different car for the Mud Hut.

 

When it comes to picking out cars I am both methodical and indecisive, which is a bad combo.  

 

This means that I just started a ~12 month process before I will decide what to get.  

 

I will look at sedans and sports cars, crossovers and convertibles.  I will test drive cars I have no intention of buying to prove to myself  that I really don't want one.  I will start to make a decision and then second guess myself.  Over and over.

 

 It'll be a mess.

 

So far we have decided that the Prius will go, and the RX350 Sport Utility Coffin will become TAD's car.

 

This will rid us of the indignity of owning a car that's shaped like a suppository, and will allow me to get out from under this depressing, boring Lexus, which I was barely lukewarm about when we bought it three years ago.

 

... but his thread isn't just about me and my next car purchase.  Any car discussion is welcome.

 

 

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[puts on the plaid suit] Without knowing if the Mud Hut doubles as the Snow Hut, and if this will be a new, CPO, or used vehicle purchase, myself and MarvBear can't get you in the ride you deserve!

 

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This morning I decided to get a different car for the Mud Hut.

 

Are you still thinking of getting a different car? Are you considering new or used?

 

When it comes to picking out cars I am both methodical and indecisive, which is a bad combo.  

 

This means that I just started a ~12 month process before I will decide what to get.

 

I will look at sedans and sports cars, crossovers and convertibles.  I will test drive cars I have no intention of buying to prove to myself  that I really don't want one.  I will start to make a decision and then second guess myself.  Over and over.

 

 It'll be a mess.

You sound like my coworker who started looking at different new SUVs/crossovers but ultimately bought an used Lexus from Carvana.

 

This will rid us of the indignity of owning a car that's shaped like a suppository, and will allow me to get out from under this depressing, boring Lexus, which I was barely lukewarm about when we bought it three years ago.

 

... but his thread isn't just about me and my next car purchase.  Any car discussion is welcome.

 

Why not get a Tesla Model 3? Looks like they need the sales.

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2019/02/21/consumer-reports-best-cars-2019-subaru-toyota-dominate-top-picks/2936504002/

 

Test drive the Consumer Reports’ recommended models and see if you like any of those.

 

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-best-cars-top-picks-2019/

 

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-driving/which-car-brands-make-the-best-vehicles/

 

I drove a 2019 Subaru Forester loaner from dealer and it was an improvement over my 2017 especially the driver assist features.

 

If you want power you should get a WRX STI 209. It’s anything but boring.

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/301060/2019-subaru-sti-s209-debut/

 

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11 hours ago, IndyPoolPlayer said:

[puts on the plaid suit] Without knowing if the Mud Hut doubles as the Snow Hut, and if this will be a new, CPO, or used vehicle purchase, myself and MarvBear can't get you in the ride you deserve!

 

Snow is a factor, so AWD is on the wish list, but it's not an absolute requirement.  

 

We'll still have the SUV, and since I work from home I really don't ever have leave unless I want to.

 

A couple of weeks ago I had groceries delivered because of unpleasant weather.

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4 hours ago, credit_help said:

 

Are you still thinking of getting a different car? Are you considering new or used?

 

 

You sound like my coworker who started looking at different new SUVs/crossovers but ultimately bought an used Lexus from Carvana.

 

 

 

Why not get a Tesla Model 3? Looks like they need the sales.

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2019/02/21/consumer-reports-best-cars-2019-subaru-toyota-dominate-top-picks/2936504002/

 

Test drive the Consumer Reports’ recommended models and see if you like any of those.

 

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-best-cars-top-picks-2019/

 

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-driving/which-car-brands-make-the-best-vehicles/

 

I drove a 2019 Subaru Forester loaner from dealer and it was an improvement over my 2017 especially the driver assist features.

 

If you want power you should get a WRX STI 209. It’s anything but boring.

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/301060/2019-subaru-sti-s209-debut/

 

It'll be gently used (probably 2-3 years old).

 

I only put on about 2,500 miles a year, so it wouldn't make sense to buy something new and let it depreciate from full value in the garage.

 

I still have access to used vehicles through Manheim (my father retired and sold his car dealership about three years ago, but the sale agreement stipulated that immediate family can buy cars from the new owner at their cost for life).

 

I don't want a Tesla or a Subaru.  The Model 3 is fugly.net.  

 

I'm working on a list of candidates which I will post in this thread.  That'll give a better glimpse into where my head is.

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13 hours ago, hegemony said:

what do you want your payment to be? 🦋

NOT SURE YET BUT DEFINITLEY LOOKING FOR NO MONEY DOWN!!!!!!

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Not currently considering:

 

I am currently not considering (but haven't categorically eliminated every one of these):  Acura, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus, Lincoln.  

 

Definitely not a Maserati, and I don't want a Tesla.

 

No Honda, Mazda or Toyota, or Genesis, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, VW,  or anything from Fiat/Chrysler, Ford or GM.  No Alfa Romeo or Volvo.

 

I go back and forth on some of the larger Audis (S8, maybe?).  The 7s are supremely ugly.  6s and below are too small and too ordinary.  

 

I don't want a second SUV, or a minivan, or a pickup of any variety. 

 

BMWs as a group do not excite me, but I haven't ruled out the entire brand (there is an M crossover - M6? - that I've admired from a distance), but absolutely not a Mini.  

 

Nothing with one of those giant, stupid, functionless grilles, and absolutely not a Smart.

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Here is my working list of possibilities, which I will update as thoughts evolve.  

 

I still need to consult a list of every production model sold in the US, sorted by volume.  I usually start at the bottom for ideas and work my way up.  

 

One of the many things I despise about the Lexus is trying to figure out which of the 82 silver RXs in the grocery store parking lot is ours.

 

Mercedes AMG GT (coupe, not convertible)

  • Need to determine if this is suitable as a daily driver;
  • Not sure if they make an AWD model;
  • Need to determine the cost of MBI coverage for post-warranty repairs;
  • Need to check with the independent Mercedes mechanic I used in San Diego to get his thoughts on reliability.

Mercedes S-Class Coupe (4MATIC, not convertible)

  • I've loved this car since it came out.  This is on the must-drive list;
  • I don't want the convertible because of the climate in Mudland (either hot and sh1tty or cold and sh1tty);
  • Not sure which flavor (S550, S55, S63) or if all are even available with the 4MATIC option;
  • Need to determine the cost of MBI coverage for post-warranty repairs;
  • Need to check with the independent Mercedes mechanic I used in San Diego to get his thoughts on reliability;
  • Risk is looking like a rich old geezer.  Main concern is the old geezer part.

Porsche Panamera (redesigned 2017 or later)

  • Not sure which flavor, but definitely AWD;
  • I almost bought one of these in San Diego, and I've always had a twinge of regret for going in a different direction;
  • Feels a bit like a compromise from just getting a 911, and we really don't need a sedan.

Porsche 911

  • Not sure which flavor, still researching;
  • Risk is oozing "mid-life crisis," but at least it's not a Corvette;
  • May make more sense to just get a sports car than a performance sedan, since we really don't need the extra room, and almost never have other passengers with us.

I am 100% sure I don't want a Porsche Cayenne or Macan, and most probably not a Cayman.

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2 hours ago, cv91915 said:

Mercedes S-Class Coupe (4MATIC, not convertible)

 

  • Risk is looking like a rich old geezer.  Main concern is the old geezer part.

You'll definitely have the rich old gayzer down pat with that S-class. At least the CEO of a couple employers ago did (errr... geezer, not gayzer). If you stop using the Just For Men and wait a few months you'll have it down perfect.

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Uber seems to be a best option... You get to sit in every possible car you can think of

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6 hours ago, Krish said:

Uber seems to be a best option... You get to sit in every possible car you can think of

Must be a four-door...

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33 minutes ago, IndyPoolPlayer said:

If you thought a Prius looked like a suppository, that AMG looks like a d1ld0.

:good: 

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2 hours ago, cv91915 said:

Here is a list of all models sold in the US by volume.

 

http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2018/11/october-2018-ytd-u-s-passenger-car-sales-rankings-best-selling-cars-in-america/

 

The AMG GT is a really low-volume car, so that adds to the appeal.

It's low volume because 1. it's freaking expensive 2. it's shaped like a sexual pleasuring device 3. it needs repairs every time you use it

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2 hours ago, IndyPoolPlayer said:

It's low volume because 1. it's freaking expensive 2. it's shaped like a sexual pleasuring device 3. it needs repairs every time you use it

I'm seeing 2016s on Manheim in the mid $70k range.

 

While $75k is lot for money a d1ld0, this one can get to some hard-to-reach places. 

 

I haven't read anywhere that it's unreliable.

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