daves87rs

Buy, sell, keep or trade?

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Plans, plans...you know they change.

So what are your plans with your current fleet? Any of the above? We all know what new cars we want, but not so much of the ones we have.....

Mine-

2003(sedan) & 2004(coupe) Cavaliers....Both keepers. I'm running them both into the ground. They aren't worth much to sell anyways.......the 03 will become my beater when the wife gets a newer car, and the 04 becomes my (back to) school ride and track car.

2006 Cobalt-my current beater, looks like a keeper for now. The communting car, I'll decide after it's paid off (little over a year left). If I get a Cruze, it could make a good winter beater to keep that Cruze clean.

If gas prices jump again, I'm ready. This also allows me to get a truck if I want for the family......

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All of mine are keepers. The Impala is the winter beater of sorts and long distance car. The other 2 are summer only vehicles meant to both enjoy and keep miles off the Impala. The Lawn tractors are good neighborhood runarounds when I am not cutting grass.

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Here is my fleet and so far I am keeping them all and looking to add a 2 door Yukon once I find one that is clean, smoke free and meets my standards.

2006 Hummer H2

2006 Escalade ESV Platinum

2005 CTS

2004 SRX

1999 Durango, daughter drives this.

1998 Dakota, Son drives this.

1994 GMC Suburban SLT edition. My tow monster as it currently has a Custom built 402, but planning on converting it over to Diesel.

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Well, the wife has a 2008 Pontiac G6 V6 sedan that is her daily driver and sees some weekend family duty (she puts on quite a bit of miles just driving to work each week, so it gets a break on the weekends). Since we bought this 11 months ago today and financed it for 6 years, it's going no where for a long time (well, God-willingly!).

I drive a 2007 Saturn AURA XE that is a GMAC SmartLease vehicle and is due back to them on November 17. I was originally hoping to get a GMC Sierra as it's replacement (this was two years ago), but the fluctuating and wallet-crushing gas prices killed that. I was then going to get a Pontiac G8 GT sedan, but with my upcoming lay-off and no potential teaching positions available now, plus fluctuating gas prices on the horizon, that plan is being shelved. Realistically a small car that's equipped with a 4-cylinder engine is what's affordable to me right now, but outside of the HHR (which I'm still not 100% happy with) I'm not a small-car kind of guy. While the wife really likes the Pontiac Vibe GT, I can't bring myself to buy that and have it in my garage (a personal choice). So at this point I don't know what will replace the AURA come November (or earlier, if a decent pull-ahead program is offered to me). I am thinking of going used though if I hold out until November... this way I can save up some money for a down-payment and get something I like in 2010 or 2011.

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Buying a 2005 Chevrolet Impala LS in Sandstone Metallic 60K on her (so my daughter gets the 2001)

2001 Chevrolet Impala Sedan (Base) in Sand Drift Beige Metallic 86K on her and is staying for a while...

2005 Pontiac Bonneville SLE in Cranberry Red Metallic 29K on her and will be with me or my son forever... (No question)

2007 Pontiac Torrent FWD in Purple Haze Metallic 14K on her and is staying for a LONG TIME yet...

Down the Road my son or I will be getting a 5th generation Camaro SS...

After that who knows, I might be getting Fords if GM is still government run, I hope not.

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'00 Grand Cherokee--almost 100k miles. Daily driver currently, want to replace w/ something new in the next couple years. But keep the Jeep for winter use.

'87 Mustang GT and '69 Mustang are once-in-a while fun cars. I'm currently 2000 miles from them, but plan to fix that within the next year. Also want to get a new fun car within the next couple years.

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I'm thinking of adding a Cruze or a Focus (next one, Euro one) for a daily and then adding a MINI Cooper S.

Not really sure...

Chris

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DF, you may need a bigger yard/garage if you don't already have one.

We may be trading the wife's car in a couple of years, depending on how it acts.

No movement with the Bonnie yet, as I'm still paying on it. But after all that's done, depending on where we are financially...

I'd like to add a pickup once we got a house, but that's still up for discussion.

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MINI-Keep until its paid off, if not longer

Buick-Keep, restore

Prius-Keep until the warranty runs out, probably another 2 years. I've completely forgotten how long the extended warranty on it is. Undecided on the trade-in, depends on circumstances at the time, I'd like a Mustang convertible, but we'll see.

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A thought had crossed my mind about a first year Charger SE. Those came with the 3.5 and a 5-speed automatic standard.

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A better thought than a FWD LH. Do it, when it's time.

I am thinking about another Colorado if I can afford it when it comes time.

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I am thinking about another Colorado if I can afford it when it comes time.

If GM (or anyone else for that matter) would pull their head out of their ass and come up with a real compact pickup, I'd be thrilled.

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Ford Ranger. The only true compact pickup left on the market.

One of those ridiculous little Chevy Montanas with AWD, an Ecotec and a manual transmission could be cool.

The 2010 Colorado has what appears to be a cool new grayish-green color coming online. I am also not happy that Aqua Blue is no longer available on the GMT355 in 2010.

It seems after owning 5 S-10s and 1 Colorado, all of them new, GM compact pickup trucks are ingrained in my psyche. They just fit me.

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Ford Ranger. The only true compact pickup left on the market.

Those things are like a time machine, they take me back to the days of the Spice Girls.

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Those things are like a time machine, they take me back to the days of the Spice Girls.

Yummy :P I like Spice Girls! :P

Course a Colorado or Ute or Ranger in an AWD package would be sweet. Maybe once GM gets over this mess, we could see another modern quality Syclone! :metal:

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I've owned a couple of small S-10's...they are the cats ass...

Chris

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...and I like the Idea of a Charger SE for you, DF.

Perfect car for you and Jessi.

Chris

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Satty: bulletproof little spunkwagens, they are. Unless you get bitten by the bug like me much too often, a Ranger, I honestly believe, is a 20-year truck. Unless you live in Brookville and there's a sign post anywhere around. Edited by ocnblu
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Rangers do seem like the type that will run forever, but the truck available now is pretty crude. Great if you just need a cheap truck to do truck things, but those buyers are a dying breed. I bet that if Ford were to take the improvements made to the F-Series and scale them down to make the Ranger a quieter, more comfortable truck without making it huge, they'd see a bump in sales.

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Rangers do seem like the type that will run forever, but the truck available now is pretty crude. Great if you just need a cheap truck to do truck things, but those buyers are a dying breed. I bet that if Ford were to take the improvements made to the F-Series and scale them down to make the Ranger a quieter, more comfortable truck without making it huge, they'd see a bump in sales.

I seem to recall something like that being in their gameplan.

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See, since I for the foreseeable future will be a one-vehicle guy, I prefer the nicer GMT355. The Ranger is now for someone who needs a truck as a second or third vehicle, and it fits nicely there.
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