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The Pick H8R's Next Family Car Thread

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by H8R, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. H8R Cranky Pants

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    The Outback has had it. In the shop now, we'll put just enough money into it to make it run to sell it.


    What will our next car be?


    Here's the criteria:
    The 96 Outback was perfect.

    However the next one does not have to be another Outback. (at least not from my point of view, but the wife drives it most)
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  2. Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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  3. H8R Cranky Pants

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    Oh and before any one of you tossers.....


    "Try it now"


    There. That's out of the way.
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  4. H8R Cranky Pants

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    Thoughts and opinions on VW TDI's are welcome.
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  5. binary visions The voice of reason

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    The new Outbacks are pretty frickin' nice... and the seats are comfortable.
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  6. Nick My name is Nick

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    A friend has a Jetta TDI and loves it. If the Outback was working, maybe a TDI wagon?
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  7. narlus Eastcoast Softcore Staff Member

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    what sort of size vehicle? another wagon?
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  8. RUFUS e-douche of the year

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    I have a 2000 Audi A6 Avant in amazing condition, (now that I have replaced damn near everything) if you want it!!! Hint, hint!!!!!

    The new VW wagons seem very nice, but I would definitely get a new outback wagon if I had the opportunity right now.
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  9. AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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  10. www.amazon.com New Member

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    I wonder how many koenigsegg has actully sold...
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  11. stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    New outback.
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  12. Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    New/used? Price range? AWD necessary? Why not get another Outback if it was so perfect? What's the wife want, most importantly?
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  13. jdcamb Tool Time!

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  14. SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    How's your tolerance for bull$hit issues?
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  15. jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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  16. H8R Cranky Pants

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    Well you post here, and I still post here, so I guess it's pretty high.
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  17. H8R Cranky Pants

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    Used, unless we find a killer deal on new.
    Sub 40k miles.
    AWD is nice but not critical
    Under $20k hopefully
    Outback wagon is great but I think we can do better mileage wise, and they are CRAZY expensive for used.
    On the other hand, we went and looked at an Impreza Outback, which we loved, but the mileage was "eh".

    Fvckin hate this process.
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  18. Westy the teste

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    Mazda 6 sport wagon.

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  19. Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    BigT just bought a Kia Forte ECO for under 17K. Well equipped, with all the bells and whistles. She gets around 35 around town.
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  20. Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Any of the cute-utes should do the trick. Pick the one with the most depreciation and greatest local availability: CR-V, RAV4, Rogue, Sportage, Escape, Tribute. Hell, you could pick up a used Tahoe or Explorer for $10k and use the rest of the money towards gas...
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  21. H8R Cranky Pants

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    I got in a Mazda 3 today. It was like stuffing myself into a cheap, sh1tty hotwheel. The wife will drive this most of the time, but when I do the driving it's for the long haul stuff out of town. Headroom is king in this regard.
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  22. H8R Cranky Pants

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    Sat in a used '11 RAV4 today and was actually surprised how much I liked it. Warrantied till 2017 too.
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  23. norbar Active Member

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    Just don't buy any of the last 2 gens of passats. There are popular company cars here and **** that happens to them is insane. The previous one was just the engine. The new one it's all the electronics plus some really silly design choices that look like no on really drove the prototype.
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  24. jdcamb Tool Time!

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    I drove a Ford Focus wagon around for a bit. I would buy one if I was in the market.
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  25. H8R Cranky Pants

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    Ok researching the '09 Imprezas...the mileage sucks ass. The '12's get way better mileage for not much more coin than used. I could probably score one locally for $20k or less. Some used '09's are going for $18k or more.

    Hmm....
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  26. H8R Cranky Pants

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    On my list but not the wife's. Some unexplainable aesthetic aversion. I like the new 5-door.
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  27. eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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  28. jdcamb Tool Time!

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    So she is holding out for a Dart RT. Even though it doesn't look anything like a 74 Swinger.
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  29. tnickols New Member

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    bmw e46 325xi touring


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    I have a Venza. Dig it.

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  31. drkenan anti-dentite

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    I've got a TDI Wagon. Only 15k miles in but so far so good. The gas mileage is incredible - I went from 18mpg using premium to 40+ using diesel. Bonus: it can hold a lot of bike stuff.

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  32. buildyourown Active Member

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    I have a Mazda 6 wagon. They are much bigger than the 3. I'm over six foot and there is plenty or room. With a roof box, there is room for a family vacation with the dog. It has been perfectly reliable. Nothing but scheduled items for seven years. Very low cost of ownership. The rub is worse mileage than an AWD suby. My wife wants her TDI back, but she's a German car snob and hates all Japanese cars. Is that racist ?
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  33. blackohio Generous jaywalker

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    Driven a jew TDI JSW's with the Pano moonroof and if I was in the market for a new car that would be really high on the list.
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  34. narlus Eastcoast Softcore Staff Member

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  35. blackohio Generous jaywalker

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    ahahaha. ooops. historically VW's aren't the only german built items that burn fuel that jew's have climbed into.
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  36. ICEBALL585 Bacontard

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  37. Silver find me a tampon

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    Honda Fit too small?
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  38. Leppah New Member

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    Honda Odyssey, used. Early 2000's. Same mileage if not better than a suby, more room, they handle like cars, reliable as hell, and they are awesome on road trips.
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  39. H8R Cranky Pants

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    Oddly enough I probably wouldn't mind a minivan. I even told the wife we should consider a Transit Connect passenger setup. She asked which ball I wanted cut off.
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  40. Leppah New Member

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    Eh. Tons of guys claim they would never drive one. I got flamed by four of my friends when i got one. Then they all went on a road trip with me and watched DVD's the whole way. Now they all have Honda Odysseys for their families.
    It's the most practical vehicle I've ever owned. I used to have a Subaru Legacy GT Wagon, and I like the van more. THe legacy was more fun, but the van is more practical in pretty much every aspect. I even use mine like a truck sometimes. I just pull the seats out and load things up if i need to. All of my seats are individual buckets. I don't have a honda, i have a dodge. I couldn't afford a honda at the time, so i bought a newer, lower mileage dodge caravan. It's been paid off for over 5 years and i just can't get myself to get rid of it. It's a little more "manly" if there is such a thing. I have my rocket box on top, a Saris bike rack on back, tons of biking stickers on the back window, some Op Ivy stickers on the rear panels, and black 19" rims. I didn't want it to be completely lame, and I don't have the money for any cool cars right now, so i gott work with what i've got. :0P
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