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Picking up my new car tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Dec 10, 2013.

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  1. Joe

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    I bought my Honda Accord new back in 1998 and tomorrow I'm picking up my new 2014 Subaru Forester.

    I must say I'm excited. For the first time in 30+ years, no more manual transmission. I'm tired of shifting.

    I would have looked at Honda again, because I was very happy after 240,000+ miles, but no dealers near me.

    My wife has a 97 Outback and that has held up well, so I went with Sub. I looked at Chevy & Ford, but they were either too expensive, or just didn't float my boat.

    One sad note...I'm 61 now and we keep our cars a long time. This could be the last car I ever own.
     
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    As long as you haven't hit your last royal you have something to live for. :evillaugh I'm driving a 2002 Hyundai Sante Fe, and based on how fast my wife & kids spend money, and how little I drive, that could be the last car I ever own! :cry:

    Oh and congrats on the new vehicle!
     
  3. JWBlue

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    Congrats!

    New cars are great!
     
  4. Keyser Soze

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    Chances are good that you'll love the Forester. Well done!
     
  5. jerseyguy

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    Good luck with your new wheels

    61 is the new 51 , I'm 68 and the furthest thing on my mind is dying.If life was perfect and everything was just wonderfull I'd be looking over my shoulder all the time thinking I'm gonna die.
     
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    Congrats Joe, have fun trying to find out what all the buttons do.
     
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    I envy you Joe! In june of 2012 we rented one (a 2013 Forrester) and took it on a road trip from CA -> SD...we really enjoyed having it and have been wanting to buy one ever since!
    It got 27mpg on the freeway (with a 70mph cruise!)
    For it's size, it's ROOMY! (We are 4 fat people and we were comfortable the WHOLE WAY)
    The only SUV that I've driven that trumped it was the new Jeep Grand Cherokee...but alas, it only got 21mpg.

    On a funny note...on the absolutely STOCK tires, I took it off the highway when we were in Salt Lake City (outskirts) and I got STUCK in the salt...however, I just mashed the throttle and wiggled it back and forth and voila, out she went!
     
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    Didn't you buy that quite awhile ago?
     
  9. lucky13

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    glad you are getting a new car !!
    we just got a new 2013 Camaro ... yeah yeah midlife criris , I am 50 but we love it !!
    first new chevy I have ever owned ....
     
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    I'll be getting a new car when my current one finally bites the dust..

    however as its a Volvo, only has 140K on it and my round trip commute is 16 miles I suspect that it'll be a fair few years yet....
     
  11. Funkhouser

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    Congrats. Enjoy that new car.

    I got rid of the boring sedan and SUV last year and got a Honda Accord Coupe. I love this car, the only thing I wish is that the car had the technology package that the 2013 and higher have. Subaru's are great too! Drove a little orange coupe hatchback in my twenties that was a manual and had no air conditioning. I don't see my self owning anything but Hondas in the future.
     
  12. Joe

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    The one I'm getting rid of is a 98 Accord Coupe.
     
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    I bought a 2013 Forester last December and I love it. Very maneuverable, comfortable, handles great in the snow, and I love the huge sunroof. Still haven't figured out all the buttons, at some point I'll have to RTFM.

    Good choice, I think you enjoy it.:thumbsup:
     
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    Joe, at 61 you're still a "kid". I just turned 68 a few weeks back and the end of the road is something that I know will happen sometime in the future. I hardly ever think about it and shoot I'm still working. Although I think I might give that up later this year.

    Enjoy your new car!
     
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    Congratulations!!! And wow you've had your old car for 30 Years and it has less than 250K Miles on it? That's pretty darn good!
    I say that because my SUV is only 8 years old and has over 154K City Miles on it! And I pretty much just drive locally everyday.
    And the body and paint looked almost new until I almost took off the side mirror in a Gas Station Car Wash a few months ago! :grrr:
    I guess it's time for someone to take away my keys like we had to do with our Grandfather after one of his "Joy Rides"! haha!
     
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    Six months shy of 16 years on the Honda. The previous Saab also lasted 16 years before the cat converter burst into flames.

    I meant I've had manual transmissions for the last 30+ years. The new one is auto.

    Just got home with the new Forester and it was probably weird following me. I kept tapping the brake with my left (clutch foot) and reaching down to shift.
     
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    hey - your left foot has now retired!! let it rest....
     
  18. KellyLovesVegas

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    Congrats on your new Subaru! Enjoy!!
     
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    Congrats on the new car...never owned a Subaru but I hear they are great vehicles...enjoy!
     
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