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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    OOOoo! Get an IS250AWD by Lex--- Oh nevermind. People will think I'm pushing my car.....*sigh*

    Whatever you get, have fun with it. Good luck.
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    You get a commission for every Lexus purchased on BF don't you?
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Never mentioned Lexus. You just assumed I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Never mentioned Lexus. You just assumed I did.
    I know enough about Lexus models to recognize a Lexus Model # even without the "LEX..."
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    Then you know how great they are, huh? *wink*
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    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    What? Am I right?
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    I have been very pleased with my 2011 Kia Soul.
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    '08 Fit here (well, my wife drives it 90% of the time). Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    I have been very pleased with my 2011 Kia Soul.
    Come back in 7 -8 years. That's usually when you start really separating men from boys.
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    From what I've seen with friends' diesel and gasoline VWs, they are rock solid for the first 100k to 130k miles...at which point they fall apart over the next 20. It seems like it is pretty hard these days to buy a car that won't last 100k assuming you change the oil at least once in that time (ok, more often than that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy View Post
    I'd personally be iffy about purchasing a VW over here in the USA. It seems like there is a highly unhealthy ratio of failures compared to the number of VW actually on the road in USA.
    That was mostly the MK IV generation from late 99 - 06. It was a new trying to fit all the internals into a newer compact body style. Most generations before or after are fantastic (if taken care of right) One of the things most people miss is to pay mind to the coolant. Most v-dubs use a specialized coolant (G12), regular coolant will definitely shorten the life of the vehicle.

    Right now I am driving an 09 rabbit. 177 hp in that baby which was the best for its price range (I got it for about 18)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy View Post
    Come back in 7 -8 years. That's usually when you start really separating men from boys.
    I was also looking for a spacious hatchback or a tall wagon. I was chagrined to find so few available, especially if you wanted a new car. Oh, how I wish they were still making the Ford Focus wagon. There will be one in 2012, but it will be sold only in Europe.

    In the mean time, I have six months on the Kia with no problems. It will be interesting to see the long-term record of the car.
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    That's why I said it . Congrats on the purchase. We'll revisit this thread in 7 1/2 years.
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    new subarus are getting 28-30 mpg, used - think 25-27, which is not bad for AWD. I have an '08 FIT Sport, and once you put snow tires on it it's almost as good as AWD in the winter. Mileage is a pretty consistent 37 mpg, but I hear the 2010's and 2011's get 40+. PLENTY of room in this little car, thanks to Honda's "magic" seats.

    Things I have put in my FIT: a 8' kayak playboat, a 40 gallon water heater, an XL frame MTB and 58cm road bike with equipment bags & overnight stuff for 2, and (all at the same time) a boxed bathroom vanity, 5 gallons of drywall primer, 8 full cloth grocery bags. Lately I've been having this conversation with the guys at Lowes/Home Depot: Them: "This stuff won't fit in there" Me: "Yes, it will", then, after loading, Them: "what IS that thing??"
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    You got a 40 gallon water heater in your Fit? And it didn't die?
    Wow.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    I put the back passenger-side seat down, and it slid right in; then drove 65 miles with it - no problem!
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    That's what she said.
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    never needed awd/4wd in my 13 years driving through michigan winters, but that's just me.

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    I'm going to look seriuosly at the Kia Sportage, Kia Sedona. I really like the looks of the Honda Fit, but from reviews people either love it or hate it. But I guess thats true with any vehicle. I want something that is comfortable on the highway. Someone suggested the Toyota Matrix or the Nissan Cube. I'm about 3 months away from purchase/lease.

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    Take a few minutes to test drive a FIT & decide for yourself!
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    If your SUV is paid for I would keep it. You can buy a lot of gas cheaper than a car payment.
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    I am happy with my Mazda3 HB. It cost me less then Fit, and has more crap stuffed in to it.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakes00lude View Post
    I love my Subaru. Both the one I currently have and previous ones.
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    We have a front wheel drive Pontiac Vibe. The only time we have ever wished for 4 wheel drive was on a steep, snow-covered "driveway" in Colorado. Get something with front wheel drive. It'll have better fuel economy and, even in Michigan, you don't need AWD.

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