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Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:24 am

Don't think we have done this in awhile.

List your vehicle or vehicles and any info on them and discuss, ask questions.

I have a 2019' Ford F-150 and a 2006' Nissan Maxima. Both Black. I put the toolbox in the back of the truck of course and may do some beefing up to the bottom to protect for off road. I don't go hard but sometimes I push it a little. The Nissan is a great car and has probably the best engine ever in that 3.5 V6 it is a workhorse.

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Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:35 am

2018 Golf Alltrack

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Was stupid buying the DSG though, should have stayed with the stick shift. Not that there's anything wrong with the DSG, just boring as hell.

Hauls a lot of gear, can sleep in the back, great AWD system, peppy and handles great on the highways but the best thing about it is that it isn't a stupid SUV.
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:48 am

I'm mostly about the small cars. A Honda Fit, two Golfs. Mostly manual transmissions. Where I live I have to do a lot of driving, so it helps to have something that makes it a little bit fun.
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:48 am

I think the last time we did this I still had my 2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8 in "Desert Silver."

I'm onto a 2016 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0T in "Monsoon Gray" (Premium S-Line package). Loved my 2000 A6 to death, but knew that it was getting too old for me to be confident in it staying together despite the fact that I took very good care of it. I knew that, since 2000, the A6 had grown in size, as had the A4, which had grown to about the size of an circa-2000 A6. I spent about a year from late 2017 to late 2018 looking at used A4s. In early 2019, I got much more serious. I was perusing the Audi website nearly daily for used inventory in the 5 closest dealerships. I went as far as to visit Audi-Bridgewater (NJ) twice to test drive a 2016 A4 in Florett Silver (Premium Plus S-Line package) with 24,000 miles on it. Liked it, but didn't "love" the color (I really wanted the color I ended up getting). I knew I wanted a 2016 because that was the last year with the center console monitor inset in the dash instead of with that dumb flip-up system. I dragged my feet (sort of on purpose), and let that A4 in Bridgewater get sold.

When I found out that one got sold, I went back to the Audi website and, out of curiosity, extended my search to the next set of closest dealerships beyond the 5 closest, and lo and behold, the 6th closest Audi dealer to me had (apparently) two 2016s in the color I wanted. It was, coincidentally, President's Day 2019, so I was off work and drove up the hour and a half to see the cars. It turns out they had only 1, and it was really low mileage (18k). Apparently it was an Audi corporate car, so it wasn't used anywhere near as much as a traditional off-lease used car. I really liked it, but took a couple days to think it over. Decided it was now or never for a good used 2016, so I called up on Wednesday and secured it. Went up on Saturday and bought it for cash. Loved it ever since. Rides great. Very comparable to my 2000 A6, which I kept for about 7 more months until I sold it to one of my best friends from high school, who is a car nut.

One thing I made them do was actually *decrease* the wheel diameter. It had 19" wheels on it, but I asked them to swap out with 18" wheels they had on another car because I rationalized that even that extra 1" is worth some reduced risk of a blowout here in Pennsylvania where there are more potholes than smooth portions of road. I also gladly sprung for the wheel insurance. God forbid I do hit a pothole and break a rim or blow out a tire; once will pay for that insurance. I've heard way too many horror stories of people here in PA with low-profile tires having them destroyed by Pennsylvania's notoriously-awful roads. But, naturally, the way I "paid" for that wheel decrease was by getting tires older than 18k miles, so I had to replace the tires at a really early age relative to the car. But, at about 35k miles now, I've got fairly new tires and new brakes, so I'm happy I don't have to deal with those for a while given how little I tend to drive (made even less by the pandemic).
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:13 am

I own a 2017 Renault Fluence. A car made for cruising, not for racing.

I also own a 2010 Proton Savvy, which is a small Malaysian made car that's fitted with a 1.2L Renault engine & an Automated Manual Transmission that's quite fussy. I've probably spent more than what it's worth in the market to fix the small niggles & component issues it has, but for some reason I still find driving it to be fun.
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:03 am

ACDC8 wrote:
2018 Golf Alltrack

Was stupid buying the DSG though, should have stayed with the stick shift. Not that there's anything wrong with the DSG, just boring as hell.

Hauls a lot of gear, can sleep in the back, great AWD system, peppy and handles great on the highways but the best thing about it is that it isn't a stupid SUV.


I really like the look of the Alltrack, and used to own a Skoda Octavia Scout. Capable but not too large.

2014 Volvo XC60. My first car without a "stick shift", but I've got no strong wish to switch back to manual, even with the "boredom".

Currently in a bind on what to replace it with because:

    Volvo is exiting diesel but R-design petrol and hybrid XC60 are considered "high performance vehicles" in my state so my new driver son would be banned from driving it
    EV's are still very expensive for what you get in Australia - and the fun ones are also considered high performance vehicles
    we no longer need room for child seats, so could possibly go smaller

We may need to buy a second car :(
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:13 am

Back in May I traded in my 2014 Kia Rio for a brand new 2020 Hyundai Tucson (dealers were dying to sell cars so I took it for 0% interest for 7 years). Probably the best purchase made, considering I was getting pain in my lower back and I had considered getting the Kona (or Kia's equivalent, the Niro) which are more spacious than the Rio but still low. But once I tried the Tucson, it was done. And while I initially was gonna settle for a basic package one, the one I ended up buying has heated seats and cruise control (which the basic one would not have). The former has come in handy this winter.
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:32 am

I have a 2019 F-150 STX in Magma Red - it's a very dark red that looks black or almost purple depending on how the light hits it. I get a lot of compliments on the color. It's sharp looking and the best trim level for my needs - practical as a work truck but with a few luxury features the higher trim levels have like premium wheels, color matched paint, big screen in the dash with apple car play. The stock stereo-system sucks, it's my only big complaint. The 2.7 eco boost has great pick up and the truck makes a great daily driver or work truck.
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:52 am

Kno wrote:
I have a 2019 F-150 STX in Magma Red - it's a very dark red that looks black or almost purple depending on how the light hits it. I get a lot of compliments on the color. It's sharp looking and the best trim level for my needs - practical as a work truck but with a few luxury features the higher trim levels have like premium wheels, color matched paint, big screen in the dash with apple car play. The stock stereo-system sucks, it's my only big complaint. The 2.7 eco boost has great pick up and the truck makes a great daily driver or work truck.


Nice! I hate the Chrome my XLT came with so I bought the black STX grille and black bumper and it's such an improvement. I got the 5.0 Coyote it sucks gas but I love it!
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:03 am

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 with the 4.0 inline six and Selec-trac transfer case. 160,000 miles and it still drives like a dream. The cloth interior looks like it came out of the factory.
This is her up on the Grand Mesa in western Colorado.
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:14 am

2020 Subaru Impreza Limited hatchback.
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:04 am

The last time we did this I had a 2013 Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDi and a 2014 Audi A1 1.4 TFSi, we still have the A1, in 2018 I traded the A6 for a 2018 A6 Avant quattro 2.0TDi.
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:12 am

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Golf Mk 7, my first Golf for 22 years. I had three Mk 3s in succession in the '90s in various shades of metallic green which I really liked, so the 7 was a safe bet. I didn't particularly want white, but had no choice (at least it wasn't grey). Unfortunately I had to retire my favourite, a 2011 VW Scirocco. I got 9 great years out of it, but a sudden ignition lock failure spooked me so it had to go. I absolutely loved that car, not just for its handling, but it's looks and colour as well.

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Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:26 am

Kiwirob wrote:
The last time we did this I had a 2013 Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDi and a 2014 Audi A1 1.4 TFSi, we still have the A1, in 2018 I traded the A6 for a 2018 A6 Avant quattro 2.0TDi.


Got to give Audi credit they have come a long way in the 90s their stuff was complete Rubbish but now they are some cars!
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:31 am

Kent350787 wrote:
really like the look of the Alltrack, and used to own a Skoda Octavia Scout. Capable but not too large.

Plastic cladding, its the new premium look :bigthumbsup:

I had a B5 Passat wagon when I lived in Germany and it wasn't any bigger than the Mk7 Golf, mind you that was 20 years ago. Shame we're not getting the Mk8 wagons in Canada, let alone the Passat or Arteon wagons.

Since its been so long since we've done one of these, IIRC the last time, I still had my 2007 Mk4 City Golf and 2004 Mustang GT. Traded the Golf in for a used 2006 HHR LT which got totalled by a snowplow, so ended up with a used 2007 Mk4 City Jetta. Traded the Jetta and Mustang in for a 2013 Mk6 Jetta Sportline. Traded that one in for a 2017 Mk7 Golf R. Had a lot of issues with that one but I got VW Canada to do a buy back and gave me a deal on the 2018 Mk7.5 Alltrack. Had a couple of issues with this one but they've been resolved. Loving the wagon but the wagon is no more in Canada so I'm anxiously waiting for the Mk8 GTI and R when they arrive here later this year. Kind of interested in the Mk7 GLI as well, dollar for dollar its probably one of the best valued cars in the Canadian market. Still got another 2 years with the Alltrack so we'll see when its time. Either way, it'll be manual - drop a gear and disappear :thumbsup:

Just a couple of random shots of the Alltrack, R and Mk6 Jetta:

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Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:02 am

I drive my company car these days, as with COVID I don't need my personal one. It has fallen behind in maintenance and can't pass its technical inspection as it is (need to replace the front brakes and to polish the front lights). In France with old cars the inspection is every two years and it has become quite draconian.

My company car is a new Renault Clio IV, replacing my old Renault Clio IV. The Clio V is out but I missed getting one by a few months, too bad. Although it's basically the same car, with a slightly redesigned styling, you can easily mistake one for the other.

A big change though is that I had a 1.5 dCi (diesel) engine and now that this isn't popular anymore the leasing company is making us switch to gas, so I got a 0.9 turbo engine, a 3 cylinder ! Same power as before, 90hp. Clearly the torque isn't the same, but I don't mind, I put the pedal to the metal and enjoy the much much nicer sound it makes.

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Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:12 pm

My previous car, a 2010 Fiat Punto 1.3 multijet, died after the timing chain broke. I suppose I could have repaired it, but I knew there were other bills coming for wear & tear items and I don't make enough KMs for diesel anyway so I got rid of it.

My current car is a 2013 Kia Rio with the 1.3 CVVT.
Frankly, I liked my Fiat a lot better. Best and most reliable car I've ever had, until the chain broke obviously.

The Rio's seats are not that comfortable for long rides and, while I've gotten used to it, the clutch is temperamentful.
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:21 pm

B717fan wrote:
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 with the 4.0 inline six and Selec-trac transfer case. 160,000 miles and it still drives like a dream. The cloth interior looks like it came out of the factory.
This is her up on the Grand Mesa in western Colorado.

Only 160k? How long have you had it, since new?

Even me, who doesn't drive a lot, put 140k on my 2000 A6 from October 2004 to September 2019 for a total of 187k when you factor in what it had from when it was on lease.
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:50 pm

Here in France 15000Km (less than 10000 miles) is the average people drive, so that means many people drive much less than that.

petertenthije : you're talking about the hatchback not the sedan, right ?
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:59 pm

Aesma wrote:
petertenthije : you're talking about the hatchback not the sedan, right ?
The Kia you mean? That's the hatchback from the previous generation.
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:19 pm

2013 Ford Focus Estate in white with the 1.6l 150 hp Ecoboost engine, manual transmission. Soon to be replaced with a new Focus ST Estate with the 2.3l 280 hp engine, manual, in Performance Blue.
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:22 pm

NIKV69 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
The last time we did this I had a 2013 Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDi and a 2014 Audi A1 1.4 TFSi, we still have the A1, in 2018 I traded the A6 for a 2018 A6 Avant quattro 2.0TDi.


Got to give Audi credit they have come a long way in the 90s their stuff was complete Rubbish but now they are some cars!


Here's what she looked like nice and clean the day before I picked her up

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and a more recent.

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It's an excellent car, sadly I think it will be my last conventionally powered vehicle, I'm going to drive her for a long time, or until someone can sell me a BEV with a genuine 1000km winter range.
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:02 pm

cjg225 wrote:
B717fan wrote:
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 with the 4.0 inline six and Selec-trac transfer case. 160,000 miles and it still drives like a dream. The cloth interior looks like it came out of the factory.
This is her up on the Grand Mesa in western Colorado.

Only 160k? How long have you had it, since new?

Even me, who doesn't drive a lot, put 140k on my 2000 A6 from October 2004 to September 2019 for a total of 187k when you factor in what it had from when it was on lease.


I've had it since 2018, and when I bought it, it had 136,000 miles on it.
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:38 pm

I'm driving a 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in bianco trofeo (pearl white) with the classic dark 5-hole wheels.

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Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:58 pm

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I'm driving a 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in bianco trofeo (pearl white) with the classic dark 5-hole wheels.

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Awesome ride, I’d take one over any of the German competitors. How’s the reliability been?
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:17 pm

The wife drives a 2008 Mazda CX-9 and I drive a 2015 Mazda 3. The kids have a 2012 VW Jetta 2.5 and a 2013 Hyundai Elantra.

Nothing fancy but will probably roll the CX-9 for a newer something in the coming year. (Though it has held up insanely well, both drive and style-wise over the years even with hauling a camping trailer all over the place.

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Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:45 pm

ANITIX87 wrote:
I'm driving a 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in bianco trofeo (pearl white) with the classic dark 5-hole wheels.

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You have been holding out on me Antonis!

Here is my truck before I put the toolbox in and blacked it out.

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Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:59 pm

I have a Cirrus bicycle (not motorbike) that I brought in 2015 for about $500 (final price closer to $800 after all the add ons). It's my baby and I love it. That is how I get around :)
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:47 pm

2018 Subaru Outback Limited (I think it's "limited" to the number they could sell to quote Jerry Seinfeld)
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:51 pm

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I've had it since 2018, and when I bought it, it had 136,000 miles on it.

Jeez. Almost like a Sunday drive car. lol
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:07 pm

2012 Volvo XC70 T6. 3.0L inline 6 that puts out 300hp and 325lb torque. It's the best car I've ever owned. It is comfortable, practical, and has been very reliable. It does everything I need it to do, and I'm keeping it until it dies.

My spouse has a 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Lusso that we picked up at a nice discount as it was the demonstrator model. Fun to drive, though in typical Italian fashion the electronics have had episodes of being fiddly. I don't expect we'll keep it beyond the warranty but it is indeed fun and enjoyable.
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:44 pm

I drive the most boring, everyday-car around here, which is the M3.
I also have an Ioniq, which is a lot cheaper and have shorter range and only 120Hp as opposed to almost 400 in the Tesla. It feels a bit more like a traditional car, which I shouldn’t like, but I actually like it a lot.
For a cheap electric it has a lot of perks, heated and ventilated seats, apple car play and android auto, the best adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist I have tried, the fastest heater and AC of any car as well as the lowest consumption, and it is still a family car and quite fast off the green light.
It had a small battery, but uses little electricity and charges fast.
Long road trips with kids is no problem in it.

The M3 on the other hand is what it is, it is the car that has made Tesla the most valuable car company on earth. Enough said, really.

Very pleased with it, but it could have softer suspension, and there’s this annoying phantom braking thing on auto pilot.

Other than that the tech is amazing. So is the acceleration. Holy Darwin!

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Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:44 pm

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I'm driving a 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in bianco trofeo (pearl white) with the classic dark 5-hole wheels.


Same metal, but unfortunately different engine. Mine is the 210cv Diesel Veloce, in white.

The Jeep Wrangler is still there for the occasional weekend offroading outing and the wife drives a Fiat 500 which more than enough for her daily commute into town.
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:07 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
ANITIX87 wrote:
I'm driving a 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in bianco trofeo (pearl white) with the classic dark 5-hole wheels.

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Awesome ride, I’d take one over any of the German competitors. How’s the reliability been?


That’s a lovely car, I had one beside me in the traffic the other day with exact same colour and specifications. Beautiful! Also the sound was very sweet, but also somewhat muted - just how I prefer it to be.
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:50 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
ANITIX87 wrote:
Awesome ride, I’d take one over any of the German competitors. How’s the reliability been?

If you had asked me on December 20th, I'd have told you it's been absolutely bullet proof. However, the car has been at the dealer for 8 weeks because the turbocharger seals are leaking. That's an engine-out procedure for replacement and the parts supply chain is slow for Alfa in general.

NIKV69 wrote:
You have been holding out on me Antonis!

I had it with me at UN Week in September 2019, last time I saw you.

JJJ wrote:
Same metal, but unfortunately different engine. Mine is the 210cv Diesel Veloce, in white.

Nice, they're such beautiful cars and the diesel must be nice with the torque and efficiency.

cpd wrote:
That’s a lovely car, I had one beside me in the traffic the other day with exact same colour and specifications. Beautiful! Also the sound was very sweet, but also somewhat muted - just how I prefer it to be.

If it was muted, it was probably the 2.0T engine. My car is the furthest thing from muted, haha!
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:51 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
Awesome ride, I’d take one over any of the German competitors. How’s the reliability been?

If you had asked me on December 20th, I'd have told you it's been absolutely bullet proof. However, the car has been at the dealer for 8 weeks because the turbocharger seals are leaking. That's an engine-out procedure for replacement and the parts supply chain is slow for Alfa in general.

NIKV69 wrote:
You have been holding out on me Antonis!

I had it with me at UN Week in September 2019, last time I saw you.

JJJ wrote:
Same metal, but unfortunately different engine. Mine is the 210cv Diesel Veloce, in white.

Nice, they're such beautiful cars and the diesel must be nice with the torque and efficiency.

cpd wrote:
That’s a lovely car, I had one beside me in the traffic the other day with exact same colour and specifications. Beautiful! Also the sound was very sweet, but also somewhat muted - just how I prefer it to be.

If it was muted, it was probably the 2.0T engine. My car is the furthest thing from muted, haha!
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:08 pm

ANITIX87 wrote:
I'm driving a 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in bianco trofeo (pearl white) with the classic dark 5-hole wheels.

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I have one in red.

Kiwirob wrote:

Awesome ride, I’d take one over any of the German competitors. How’s the reliability been?


Only issue I have had is the left cover for the headlight washer deciding to disappear.

With that said, the car is going, I simply don't drive it as much as I thought I would, great car, but, as you will see from below, I went a little nuts over the last 2 years and the reality is, when it comes time to grab a set of keys, the Alfa is the one that never gets picked, I am going to lose my butt on it, but I don't regret buying it.

Also a Jag XF 3.5T Tesla Model 3 long range, Volvo XC60 and last, by certainly not least, a 1984 Ford Capri 2.8i Special that is being restored.
 
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:20 pm

ANITIX87 wrote:
I'm driving a 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in bianco trofeo (pearl white) with the classic dark 5-hole wheels.


I've got the Giulia, too - but, unfortunately, not the Quagrifoglio. These are great cars! It was supposed to be my "daily driver", but I bought a Subaru BRZ "Yellow Edition" for my weekend car. Somehow, their roles got reversed (probably because the Alfa didn't offer a stick).

In Siem Reap, I also keep an MX-5 (Miata) whenever I am over there for business.

I've also got a 1955 DeSoto I keep promising myself I will finish restoring any day now....

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Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:49 pm

petertenthije wrote:
Aesma wrote:
petertenthije : you're talking about the hatchback not the sedan, right ?
The Kia you mean? That's the hatchback from the previous generation.


Yes because in the US it's an ugly sedan.
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Re: User's rides

Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:31 pm

Aesma wrote:
Yes because in the US it's an ugly sedan.

Those are not even offered in the Netherlands.

Sedans are not popular anyway here, except for luxury cars and large cars. And even for those it’s usually an estate.

SUV’s are also gaining popularity, but not the large USA style SUV’s but the smaller models. Cars like the Renault Captur and the Nissan Qashqai. The US style SUVs would be totally impractical with Dutch parking bay sizes.
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Re: User's rides

Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:33 am

ANITIX87 wrote:
JJJ wrote:
Same metal, but unfortunately different engine. Mine is the 210cv Diesel Veloce, in white.

Nice, they're such beautiful cars and the diesel must be nice with the torque and efficiency.


At roughly 60.000 kms per year and being a company car the efficiency surely plays a part. I'd also have liked it came with a stick but unfortunately the only leases available at the time were automatic.

But I'd trade it for a quadrifoglio any day.
 
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Re: User's rides

Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:28 pm

ANITIX87 wrote:
I had it with me at UN Week in September 2019, last time I saw you.


Did you show it to me?
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Re: User's rides

Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:04 pm

New job no longer requires driving for work (thank god) but it also means no company car anymore, so I had to buy something reasonable to drive around. Bought this last September with 6,500 km on the odometer and extended factory warranty. I am quite happy with it but absolutely hate the controls via touch screen that defies ergonomics and is distracting. It has an engine with FOUR cylinders!!! :sarcastic:

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This is not the actual car, but it looks exactly the same... could not figure out how to insert my own pictures. :banghead:
 
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Re: User's rides

Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:57 pm

Maruti Omni

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"Powering the Maruti Omni has been a 0.8-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine. This engine churns out [email protected] and [email protected] and comes mated to a 4-speed manual transmission."
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8 seats with around 800 kg OEW, who can beat that? And it's not even high tech. The engine is cast iron, not cast aluminum.

It has a leaf spring behind. That means the car starts shaking at 70 km/ h. But with 40 km/ h over a potholed road it's good fun. I love this car. My wife gets dizzy in cars with spring suspension all round. But she is o.k. in this car.

Normally cars are supposed to have two break circuits. Front left and rear right is one, front right and rear left is the other. This car has only one circuit. For this and some other safety reasons it was discontinued recently. Laws are improving.

I paid new 4300 Euro or so. Some buttons and stuff spoil from time to time. They cost below 1 $, but require attention. I guess in rich countries it's preferred to pay five times the price for triple the life. Who wants to attend to something like this?
But this car was for bakers, taxi drivers and others that want utility at low price. Obviously today's taxis are different.

It has good lights and good disc breaks in front. It had to be discontinued as there are more and more fast cars.

I removed one bench and have good loading area.
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Re: User's rides

Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:08 pm

I absolutely love my 2019 Volvo XC40 R-Design. It is a T5 with the 252hp 2.0l engine.
I had a Mercedes C200 before, but the rough asphalt of my city made me look for a SUV. Yeah, I know it's kind of a trend in some places, but this Volvo really exceeded my expectations. I love every bit of it, specially the color I've chosen, called "bursting blue" :lol: :lol:

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Re: User's rides

Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:24 pm

ANITIX87 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Awesome ride, I’d take one over any of the German competitors. How’s the reliability been?

If you had asked me on December 20th, I'd have told you it's been absolutely bullet proof. However, the car has been at the dealer for 8 weeks because the turbocharger seals are leaking. That's an engine-out procedure for replacement and the parts supply chain is slow for Alfa in general.

NIKV69 wrote:
You have been holding out on me Antonis!

I had it with me at UN Week in September 2019, last time I saw you.

JJJ wrote:
Same metal, but unfortunately different engine. Mine is the 210cv Diesel Veloce, in white.

Nice, they're such beautiful cars and the diesel must be nice with the torque and efficiency.

cpd wrote:
That’s a lovely car, I had one beside me in the traffic the other day with exact same colour and specifications. Beautiful! Also the sound was very sweet, but also somewhat muted - just how I prefer it to be.

If it was muted, it was probably the 2.0T engine. My car is the furthest thing from muted, haha!


Definitely not the two litre, the 2.9 instead. I can pick the differences. It’s such a difference in a world of pretenders in modified Audi RS3s and Golfs designed to make stupid noises rather than go.
 
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Re: User's rides

Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:58 am

Currently driving a 2021 Ford Falcon XR6, with the legendary Barra motor!

This one isn't mine, but very close.

Have gone back to them after a BMW 5 series, much more reliable than a Euro, and not much difference in driving.

This will most likely be my last Aussie car, currently deciding whether to go Euro again (most likely MB, won't go BMW again..) or something Japanese....

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Re: User's rides

Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:15 am

melpax wrote:
Currently driving a 2021 Ford Falcon XR6, with the legendary Barra motor!

This one isn't mine, but very close.

Have gone back to them after a BMW 5 series, much more reliable than a Euro, and not much difference in driving.

This will most likely be my last Aussie car, currently deciding whether to go Euro again (most likely MB, won't go BMW again..) or something Japanese....


I think you suffered a little typing dyslexia there, given they were last manufactured in 2016.
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Re: User's rides

Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:35 am

Kent350787 wrote:
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I think you suffered a little typing dyslexia there, given they were last manufactured in 2016.


Wishful thinking, LOL! it's a 2012, not 2021!
 
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Re: User's rides

Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:39 am

melpax wrote:
Kent350787 wrote:
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I think you suffered a little typing dyslexia there, given they were last manufactured in 2016.


Wishful thinking, LOL! it's a 2012, not 2021!


Is the annoying clonk from the RH rear suspension still a feature? I've pulled over more than once in hire cars worried something was broken.
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