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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

OK - here's a question - what is the best value car that no one buys? What I mean is, like what Hyundai was several years ago before everyone realized they were now making pretty decent cars for the money (probably better than the old favorites at Toyota, Nissan & Honda) and the demand (and prices) for Hyundai went up. What is the next one?

I know the Geo cars were "in" like two years ago, but I think they've mostly dried up in terms of availability. I see a lot of "dead marquees" starting to gain traction - Mercury, Plymouth, Oldsmobile, etc stuff that isn't popular but is starting to come up on the used market. Also a lot of "grandpa and grandma" cars are getting into the used market cheap - Buicks and Lincolns and such, but none of those are very efficient to operate.

In terms of brand new cars though, Ford maybe? A lot of Ford cars aren't very well known or popular, despite generally being pretty awesome for the money. I know they've made a lot of changes in the last few years. Or maybe Scion?
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Hmm - the trouble is that VW is (IMHO) already overpriced compared to its peers.

Aye. And relatively expensive as hell to maintain if you have to live with a TDI or other turbo. They're not the "value people's car" that they were in the 1970s. They've become more of a hipster icon, like Subaru.
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I wasn't trying to! I didn't know you were shopping for one. Why do you want a TC system?

If you have to ask...tongue.gif
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I think Ford & Chevy are both making good cars right now. The Focus & Fusion are a little buzzy, but not bad. I want to look at the Cruze again too. Subaru seems to be a bit pricey - I think they are making very nice cars and I do like their motor, but I think they need to drop their prices by at least $5K if they want to enter the mainstream. Part of the problem might be that our local Subaru dealer is very small - I probably need to go visit a larger dealer to see a larger selection. I know the local guy doesn't have a BRZ in inventory, and only has 1 or 2 WRX.

My daughter has mentioned she likes the Honda CRV. I'm no longer sure she is my child... tongue.gif
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BTW, remember the guy who was trying to sell me that yellow 458? He's still bugging me, and lowering his price, so I'm going to pitch him a number and see if he bites. One of the things I griped about, so much CF tape on the car, he had removed, so I think it's more attractive. 2011, 800 miles on it, it's pretty basic for what it is, not many options, which is rare.


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Magick beat me to post - this reply is to billy.

They can lift it as much as they want - its still a Civic.

And I agree on the Subies - a few years ago they were good deals, like VW, but they've tried too hard to put iPride and blackframes onto wheels.

On the Italian - I dig it. Looks good in yellow.
Edited by obobskivich - 12/3/12 at 7:20am
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He took it, he took the offer! I can't believe it, I'm stunned. Hooray for a recessed economy! (Not really, of course, but it was a good deal.) wink.gif I'm f***ing stoked! Have I gone crazy? No. See, despite what others may think, this is the time to buy, before the new year and the economy does a huge bounce due to the fiscal changes in the works. Then, luxury products are going to skyrocket, mark my words.

And, it appears I'm going to be a daddy. smily_headphones1.gif No, Mrs Magick isn't preggers, thank the gods. We're adopting a little girl who is distantly related to my wife, the child's parents aren't in a position to care for her due to... umm... legal complications. She's 9 months old and we're hacking through the red tape, but we should have her by week's end. eek.gif WTF? Which end do you put the diaper on?
Edited by Magick Man - 12/3/12 at 8:09pm
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I think Ford & Chevy are both making good cars right now. The Focus & Fusion are a little buzzy, but not bad. I want to look at the Cruze again too. Subaru seems to be a bit pricey - I think they are making very nice cars and I do like their motor, but I think they need to drop their prices by at least $5K if they want to enter the mainstream. Part of the problem might be that our local Subaru dealer is very small - I probably need to go visit a larger dealer to see a larger selection. I know the local guy doesn't have a BRZ in inventory, and only has 1 or 2 WRX.
My daughter has mentioned she likes the Honda CRV. I'm no longer sure she is my child... tongue.gif

The cruze is a daewoo I believe........

Have you negotiated? I went to an audi and they gave us 10 k off sticker even though we wernt  serious........... wink.gif maybe a runout audi like the Q5? 

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

BTW, remember the guy who was trying to sell me that yellow 458? He's still bugging me, and lowering his price, so I'm going to pitch him a number and see if he bites. One of the things I griped about, so much CF tape on the car, he had removed, so I think it's more attractive. 2011, 800 miles on it, it's pretty basic for what it is, not many options, which is rare.

Yum how much was it? 

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Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post

The cruze is a daewoo I believe........
Have you negotiated? I went to an audi and they gave us 10 k off sticker even though we wernt  serious........... wink.gif  maybe a runout audi like the Q5? 

I'm trying to talk him into a 500 Abarth, that way he can sneak in a performance car under his wife's nose.
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

He took it, he took the offer! I can't believe it, I'm stunned. Hooray for a recessed economy! (Not really, of course, but it was a good deal.) wink.gif I'm f***ing stoked! Have I gone crazy? No. See, despite what others may think, this is the time to buy, before the new year and the economy does a huge bounce due to the fiscal changes in the works. Then, luxury products are going to skyrocket, mark my words.
And, it appears I'm going to be a daddy. smily_headphones1.gif No, Mrs Magick isn't preggers, thank the gods. We're adopting a little girl who is distantly related to my wife, the child's parents aren't in a position to care for her due to... umm... legal complications. She's 9 months old and we're hacking through the red tape, but we should have her by week's end. eek.gif WTF? Which end do you put the diaper on?

Wow! Your world is about to turn upside down.biggrin.gif Congrats! 

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Wow! Your world is about to turn upside down.biggrin.gif  Congrats! 

Hell yes! That car is going to be bonkers!


Oh, j/k. wink.gif Thanks. I'm actually almost terrified.


AND, billy, did you know you can get a low miles 2004 Volkswagen W12 Phaeton for $15k? That used to be a $100k car. 450bhp!
Edited by Magick Man - 12/3/12 at 10:26pm
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Hell yes! That car is going to be bonkers!
Oh, j/k. wink.gif Thanks. I'm actually almost terrified.

Did you and the Mrs. ever consider becoming parents before this came about?

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Did you and the Mrs. ever consider becoming parents before this came about?

Nope. The little girl doesn't have anyone else, though. It's either us or she gets put in the foster care system.
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Nope. The little girl doesn't have anyone else, though. It's either us or she gets put in the foster care system.

I wouldn't wish that on any child. Here's hoping you turn out to be good parents.beerchug.gif

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I wouldn't wish that on any child. Here's hoping you turn out to be good parents.beerchug.gif

To magick beerchug.gif

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Nope. The little girl doesn't have anyone else, though. It's either us or she gets put in the foster care system.

Im guessing the daily run about is the CTSV? 

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