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05-11-2021, 02:54 PM   #2386
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Does the phone get in the way of your knee during gear changes Dave.

Oh thats right you sit on the wrong side of the car
I have a hard time watching videos from RHD countries sometimes. What is that guy doing on the wrong side of the road?

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I don't think the EV fans realize just how much juice the defrosters take at -20º and below. There is a study in Germany (a lot milder than at my altitude and latitude) that shows just how bad the battery life is below 0º C (32ºF). I can't put my finger on it right now ...
Solid state batteries are supposed to be great at cold temperatures, which will help on the performance side. But they aren't really a product yet, just something to pour a lot of research money into. There isn't any technology on the demand side, still just a massive drain.

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My wife finally went and looked at new Mazdas and Subarus today.

Those are high on our list as they are the only two reputable new car dealers nearby.
Both are BBB accredited and have an A+ rating, with few complaints.

IMO the quality of the dealers service department is one of the most important factors in choosing which new vehicle we will purchase.

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Good move Chris!
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Considering recent events, one thing I love about my daily driver is that it gets good mileage.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
My wife finally went and looked at new Mazdas and Subarus today.

Those are high on our list as they are the only two reputable new car dealers nearby.
Both are BBB accredited and have an A+ rating, with few complaints.

IMO the quality of the dealers service department is one of the most important factors in choosing which new vehicle we will purchase.

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It is unfortunate that many dealerships do not realize that the service department is a more important sales tool than a dozen salesmen.
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I really enjoyed owning and driving my Mustang Bullitt, but I'm hoping to have it sold by Friday. One of the things I enjoy more than driving a great car is being able to travel, and the sale of this vehicle will enable a long anticipated trip in 2022.

Will I own another fun car in the future? Perhaps, perhaps not. I am glad for the experience.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
I really enjoyed owning and driving my Mustang Bullitt, but I'm hoping to have it sold by Friday. One of the things I enjoy more than driving a great car is being able to travel, and the sale of this vehicle will enable a long anticipated trip in 2022.

Will I own another fun car in the future? Perhaps, perhaps not. I am glad for the experience.
I'm not a Ford guy, I'm a Chevy guy.

But having said that, I recall the first time I saw the Bullit edition Mustang...it was Highland (?) green, manual transmission. I really like the looks of it, the retro history (Bullit a favourite movie and of course the King of Kool...McQueen driving it) and believe it or not.....I thought if I were to get a modern American muscle car, sports car....I would lean more to getting the Bullit Mustang in Highland Green, than the same year Camaro.

It will be hard for you to see it go.

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The new Ford Maverick is super interesting to me. I've been wanting a true small pickup for years, and the 2.0 Ecoboost version may be what I'm wanting. I'll wait until I can test drive one, for sure, and see them on the road to get a true feel for the size, but it may be one of the few new cars lately that I'd consider buying.

Right now even used vehicle prices are so inflated that I could sell my 2017 Jeep Renegade for about $2K more than I paid for it. I could even come out ahead from a trade-in. But unfortunately the Maverick is just too far out to risk selling a vehicle I like to wait for one which I'm unsure of.
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Picked this up last weekend, an immaculate 2016 Dodge Dart. Has 103k miles on it, but you'd never know it. I got it from a dealer, but whoever owned before me left a highly rated cold air intake on it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
.it was Highland (?) green
Technically Dark Highland Green. Yes, the Bullitt has a really sleeper look that appeals to many non-car people, and it was faster than the regular GTs of that era. Don't get me wrong, I loved owning it, BUT, I was always worried about dinging it or wrecking it, and I earned s few points on my license despite my concerns. Really, though, it's time to sell it to someone who has the time and the love for a car like this to make full use of it. Besides, I saw a 1953 Hudson Hornet in good condition for only $6000, maybe it's time to take on a different kind of classic. In actuality, some of the proceeds go to charities, and the reminder funds a trip to Australia and New Zealand in 2022, so it's a good trade off for me.
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2016 Dodge Dart.
Not sure I can get behind a FWD Dodge that calls itself a Dart (And where's my Super B or Coronet for the 21st Century?), but they seem to be fun little platforms, like my 2003 Escort GT was, and the cold air intake will give it some extra HP. Enjoy it!
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QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
Not sure I can get behind a FWD Dodge that calls itself a Dart (And where's my Super B or Coronet for the 21st Century?), but they seem to be fun little platforms, like my 2003 Escort GT was, and the cold air intake will give it some extra HP. Enjoy it!
Definitely not my preferred car, but my SUV decided it wanted to become a money pit a couple weeks ago and I had to cut my loses due to other things going on in my personal life. I know cars aren't supposed to be an impulse purchase, but it was a necessary one. It is a nice car as far as econoboxes go.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
Technically Dark Highland Green. Yes, the Bullitt has a really sleeper look that appeals to many non-car people, and it was faster than the regular GTs of that era. Don't get me wrong, I loved owning it, BUT, I was always worried about dinging it or wrecking it, and I earned s few points on my license despite my concerns. Really, though, it's time to sell it to someone who has the time and the love for a car like this to make full use of it. Besides, I saw a 1953 Hudson Hornet in good condition for only $6000, maybe it's time to take on a different kind of classic. In actuality, some of the proceeds go to charities, and the reminder funds a trip to Australia and New Zealand in 2022, so it's a good trade off for me.
I understand where you're coming from. I have two motorcycles, one I've had for 43 years...my Yamaha SR 500 (big single, 'thumper'), the other for over 20 years, my '67 Matchless Scrambler 750 G 15 CS...Desert Sled. I love them, but I'm getting older, and I know the time is approaching where I have to pass on the custodianship to another, hopefully my son.

BTW, 1953 Hudson Hornet. Looking for one with the big 308 cube six...with twin H power ?

When I was little boy in the early '50's, my dad made me a large ESSO gas station toy. Inside the showroom he had two early '50's Hudson Hornets....metal models...about 1/18th scale.

As a result I'm a Hudson Hornet fan, particularly that era and of course with the Twin H power big six. As you know they were a real performance car of the time, did very well mopping up in early NASCAR races.
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I drive a 2018 Honda Pilot.

I like the space, preset seat/mirror positions when I get in the car, car play, love my heated seats, 3rd seat, & mileage.

I don’t like the lack of heated seats in back seat, the heater doesn’t blow out enough heat at floor level, & the lack of front cameras.
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I am now a former Mustang owner. I do not regret it, and who knows what might take its place in the garage?
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Many commuters never exceed the range of battery-only EVs.
A solar powered home charging station would suffice for them.

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Full electric vehicles are perfect for urban only driving. City dwellers who do the majority of their driving in and around the city should all have one, and rent a hybrid or petro fueled vehicle for excursions outside the metropolitan area.
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