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Old 03-20-2017, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default Vehicle suggestions for shikataganai (CN: Bought a ****in' Pacifica)

Update the latest:

A vehicular journey for me and the wife:

Land Cruiser | RAV4 EV
Land Cruiser RAV4 EV | Pacifica Hybrid
RAV4 EV Rental cars | Pacifica Hybrid
XC40 | Pacifica Hybrid
XC40 | Pacifica Hybrid Another Pacifica Hybrid
XC40 Tesla Model 3 | Pacifica Hybrid
Model 3 and that same old Land Cruiser (!) | Pacifica Hybrid

We have now come full circle.

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Old 03-20-2017, 06:43 PM   #2
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Honda Civic convertible.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:48 PM   #3
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Honda Civic convertible.
chrysler sebring convertible
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:56 PM   #4
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He specifically requested Japanese, hence my not recommending Mercury Marauder convertible.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:59 PM   #5
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He specifically requested Japanese, hence my not recommending Mercury Marauder convertible.
Sebring was built by Mitsubishi for Chrysler using a lot of Mitsubishi parts.

(At least the early ones)
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:17 PM   #6
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He specifically requested Japanese, hence my not recommending Mercury Marauder convertible.
Mercury Marauder is considered Japanese. When CAFE standards hit hard, they excluded majority foreign content cars because the big 3 were importing small cars since they didn't know how to make them (isuzu, Suzuki, Mitsubishi were all rebranded as big 3 at the time). To use this rule, Ford sourced enough components in the Crown Vic (and offshoots) offshore, making them qualify as a foreign majority vehicle, which was not included in CAFE calculations.

Thus, Marauder fits the Japanese requirement.

(the above is actually all true)

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Old 03-20-2017, 06:49 PM   #7
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:49 PM   #8
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Ferrari and represent yourself (while drunk) at the divorce proceedings. Make eyes at the 15 yr old girl in the second row. I guarantee the kids will never be a worry again.



Or a Land Cruiser. A Land Cruiser would probably suit you well.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:51 PM   #9
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:21 PM   #10
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Honda Civic convertible.
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chrysler sebring convertible
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I've got your 39":

Convertibles are actually problematic for me in that I end up staring at the top of the windshield frame and the sun visor, especially. Porsche works. Miatas don't, and a Del Sol probably wouldn't, either.

Sebring . :nononocat:
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:55 PM   #11
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Whatever you suggest - I'll return it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:23 PM   #12
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Prelude Type SH.
I'm not looking to be an autocross god here...

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Turbo Hayabusa... wagon.
I'm listening. Make something like that OEM/reliable and I'd consider it.

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I have no idea what you should buy...but I know CarMax has a 10day return policy, so you should buy it from there.
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I actually bought the wife's RAV4 EV through CarMax, sort of for this. $395 transfer fee from California for a vehicle unavailable around here. Then we had 72 hours right of first refusal, which gave both of us time to test drive it separately (after the kids' bedtimes on successive nights). She approved, I approved, so I bought it.

I've had that for 2 years and change and my Land Cruiser for over 3 now.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:01 PM   #13
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:03 PM   #14
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Prelude Type SH.
Ah yes, the good old Super Handling Intelligent Traction AWD system.
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Ah yes, the good old Super Handling Intelligent Traction AWD system.
Technically it was FWD until they turned it around and made it the RWD portion of the 2005-2012 Acura RL which introduced the SHAWD Super Handling AWD. Then you could legitimately say **** AWD.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:06 PM   #16
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:07 PM   #17
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:08 PM   #18
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2017 Civic 1.5T hatch (manual)

For realz.

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:14 PM   #19
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Fit.

I have no idea how, but it's magic.

Or the HRV, it's a Fit on roids.

Both can be had new in your range.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:25 PM   #20
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For realz.
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Fit.

I have no idea how, but it's magic.

Or the HRV, it's a Fit on roids.

Both can be had new in your range.
These are good, practical cars. Perhaps I should test drive them and write about them at some length.



We actually had a 2008 Fit in New York from about 2010-2013. It was ok. Felt cheap and was slow, but was practical and certainly not short on headroom or magic interior room with that rear seat setup.

On the CR-V/HR-V class vehicle idea, maybe a CX-3 or 5 would be entertaining. Hmm.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:15 PM   #21
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:18 PM   #22
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Dodge Avenger.
He said $20,000 to $25,000 not $2,000 to $2,500
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:28 PM   #23
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He said $20,000 to $25,000 not $2,000 to $2,500
I was trying to come up with the most irredeemably miserable vehicle possible.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:47 AM   #24
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I was trying to come up with the most irredeemably miserable vehicle possible.
Thinking on this a bit.

That award goes to the Chevy HHR. A PT Cruiser with GM build quality and no option for a fun engine.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:33 PM   #25
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Thinking on this a bit.

That award goes to the Chevy HHR. A PT Cruiser with GM build quality and no option for a fun engine.
False:

http://i.imgur.com/QTntdvml.jpg

Notice the badge on the door? Same turbo Ecotec found in the Cobalt SS.
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