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Cincydawg

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2020, 11:26:18 AM »
I've driven this for 8 hours at a stretch a few times and it's more comfortable than I expected.  The CTS was actually a bit of a stiff ride for a "luxury car" and it had the fancy shocks.  I put this in Comfort setting and it's fine.  I don't have to downshift going up hills or to accelerate from 70 mph unless I really want to get on it.  It has decent room in the back.  It is a bit low to get in and out at my age.  We get 38-40 mpg on the highway driving around 77.  It does request premium gas.

I think it's a decent combination of practical and sporty and economical.  


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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2020, 12:14:40 PM »
This Volvo C30 is like my wife's car.



It's a great road car.  We drive it to Santa Fe and back twice a year.  Gets great gas mileage.  Has Sirius/XM/whatever satellite radio, so the great dead area for radio reception between Amarillo and Tucumcari is no problem.
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« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2020, 01:52:22 PM »
I still love my Tahoe.  I decided not to trade it in when we bought the pickup, which has been great because the Tahoe seats 7, where the pickup only seats 5 and my wife's current convertible only seats 4.  But the Tahoe is 15 years old now and getting to be a bit of a maintenance problem.  It's still useful to me but we're going to hit a point soon where I don't want to throw good money after bad.

That's why my wife wants an Explorer, she calls it her soccer-mom car and she's happy with that.

I still think she should get the Mustang or BMW convertible, though... :)

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2020, 03:21:12 PM »
Oh, of course the seats are important. We will be back and forth from Wisconsin and Florida for quite a while yet, so we'll need something comfortable. The Porsche Cayenne is out. It's fine for a couple of hours, but not for a couple of days.
The Ford Flex would be comfortable for a couple of decades. Like a La-Z-Boy on wheels! 

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2020, 07:32:11 AM »
An early model Porsche called the Ferdinand (or Elephant) Ca. 1943, driven a fair but in Russia.


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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2020, 08:18:51 AM »
The Ford Flex would be comfortable for a couple of decades. Like a La-Z-Boy on wheels!
I've never been a Ford guy. It's either GM or German for me, although I'm warming up to Genesis lately.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2020, 08:30:09 AM »
Hyundai has really upped their game of late.  I would check out their offerings were I in the market.  My kid in Texas is looking at the Veloster N.

There aren't many "bad" vehicles out there today.  Some of the Dodge things don't appear to me, their heavy Chargers etc.  I think some cars are over priced (duh) based on image like the Fiat 500, but whatever, it's not a terrible car.  We had a MiniCooper S in Boston which I drove quite a bit and did not care for at all.  

You can just about go with whatever styling you like, and whatever fits you the best.  My kid in Columbus is driving my little Chevy Sonic and it seems to be doing fine.  


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« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2020, 08:52:47 AM »
Hyundai has that new big SUV out now. Looks nice, but I'm still a bit leery on those. Gives me pause on Genesis too, but I know a few guys who have them and they love it.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2020, 08:57:17 AM »
It gets good reviews by the car mags.



https://www.caranddriver.com/hyundai/palisade

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« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2020, 08:58:48 AM »
Yeah, it looks nice too. I think Kia has a large on out too now. Is Kia made by Hyundai?
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« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2020, 09:22:11 AM »
My wife would like to drive a Cadillac, just to see how it is.

She would also like to try a Lincoln, but I think it's only because she likes the Matthew dork from Texas. Heh.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2020, 09:24:45 AM »
I'm a first-generation Mustang guy, but I also really like this Camaro.  A friend in high school had one almost identical, that was such a cool car.




friend of mine had one of these in high school - silver

no power steering so, had very skinny tires on the front and much wider tires than these on the back
Tried to trade him my 70 Nova SS but never happened
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2020, 09:59:36 AM »
The Kia is the same mechanically.
https://www.caranddriver.com/kia/telluride


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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2020, 10:40:57 AM »
Definitely not "cheap".
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