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Postby Shyster » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:16 pm

For those of you with families who don't already own one, why do you deny yourselves the minivan?

Why Do I Deny Myself the Minivan?
https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a ... e-minivan/

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Postby mac5155 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:33 pm

I make sure to get the first 3, or 4 (depending on what vehicle) correct.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:37 pm

Odyssey was the best car I’ve ever owned. So versatile, can carry a bunch of stuff, and reliable. Our new Pilot is growing on me, but for the time we had it - over 12 years - it was perfect for us.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:12 pm

We have a Kia Sedona and it's the second one we've owned. Have had almost no problems.

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Postby dodint » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:22 pm

Not the same, but my utility van is fantastic. And since it's passenger spec I can carry people safely as well.

That said, I couldn't have it as an only vehicle. No style.

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Postby Faftorial » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:48 pm

I'm pretty sure the mileage is off by 5-7k, which is too significant for me to ignore, personally.
Isn't the fine $50/mile for having incorrect mileage?

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Postby dodint » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:06 pm

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Custom-built motorcycle with a Lamborghini Espada V12 engine.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:00 pm

That dude shouldn’t be driving anything with fewer than 4 wheels, possibly 6.

Also, I just read that the average new car price in 2020 just passed $40k. That’s bonkers.

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Postby MR25 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:15 pm

Is that because most new "cars" are SUVs?

Also would love to hear what that motorcycle sounds like

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Postby willeyeam » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:16 pm

Is that the new oscar mayer weiner mobile

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:17 pm

That’s part of it. Here’s the article: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/aver ... rice-2020/

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Postby dodint » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:46 pm


Also would love to hear what that motorcycle sounds like
Freedom.

Like they have in Italy.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:05 pm

Is that because most new "cars" are SUVs?

Also would love to hear what that motorcycle sounds like
Because 0 percent financing for 84 months, man!

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Postby Faftorial » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:44 pm

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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:45 pm

Oof.

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Postby Shyster » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:21 pm

Interesting. I guess a couple years ago the fedgov passed a law permitting the sale of turnkey replica cars, and NHTSA has finally done whatever it needed to do in order to implement the law. The new rule permits the low-volume sale of up to 325 "replica" or "continuation" cars per year so long as the engines used meet current emissions standards. So replica companies like Factory Five can offer something like a fully-assembled Cobra replica rather than a kit so long as they, for example, use a modern crate engine what offers full emissions. Or Ford could offer a limited number of 1965-bodied Mustangs with modern engines.

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/01/19/rep ... les-legal/

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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:47 pm

The new Delorean Motor Company has been talking about this for years. Time for them to put up or shut up.

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Postby CBear3 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:25 pm

Sign me up for a Jag D-type reproduction with the 400 horse Jag/Rover inline 6

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:43 am

All of the racecars in Ford V. Ferrari were those custom replicas. But it's a different story to have replicas street legal.

'81 Ferrari 308 GTS, please. :lol:

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Postby Faftorial » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:59 pm

Nissan now has 84 month free financing. Why not 96?

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Postby NTP66 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:00 pm

Because 84 means business will be boomin’.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:41 pm

For those of you with families who don't already own one, why do you deny yourselves the minivan?

Why Do I Deny Myself the Minivan?
https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a ... e-minivan/
Because I have owned two Chrysler Town and Country minivans and while they were incredibly practical for hauling things, mechanically they were pieces of crap.

Currently own a Mazda5 which is a tiny minivan, and a Ford Flex which is basically a minivan inside but not outside.

As discussed previously ITT the 5 is on its way out but unfortunately I think I have let Mrs. Franchise talk me into paying off the Flex this year and using the payments for tuition during this only year we'll have two kids in college, rather than a new vehicle. 5 gets replaced in 2022.

Damn it.

Meh, I barely drive at all anyway these days.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:44 pm

I think replacing license plates as much as some states do would be a PITA but Pennsylvania's are quite literally falling apart. Somebody make us a new plate!

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Postby Shyster » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:56 pm

Currently own a Mazda5 which is a tiny minivan, and a Ford Flex which is basically a minivan inside but not outside.
I very well might have bought a Mazda5 if Mazda hadn't decided to discontinue it. For a while they even offered it with a manual transmission. The "compact minivan" is a class of vehicle that exists pretty much everywhere except the United States, and that has always ticked me off. For example, I'd love for Honda to make a LHD version of the Stepwgn for the US. (Yes, that's spelled correctly.) Easy to drive and easy to park but craptons of interior space.


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Postby NTP66 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:24 am

It looks like the Micro Machines van, only less cool.

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