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Saw a Tesla this morning being flatbedded by Mac towing services. Not sure if it broke down or just ran out of charge. :P

Thinking about this, I guess for the absent minded, if they forget to charge and drive off, they for now will have to be towed till AAA or some other company figures out how to deliver a 220V charge to power these auto's.

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I've seen the M-B CLA at the shows a bunch of times, while I never thought it was a great looking car, I never thought it looked "bad". Well twice on a recent road trip that took me through NYC I saw them... what a dumpy looking car in rear! Im sure they are selling them on badge only. I'd rather a Verano and a fat wallet instead or if I have the cash a real Benz in the C-Class.

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They are the anti-mercedes (except for the grille); tiny & utterly generic.

'70 Ford Torino 4-dr sedan, pea green, unrestored, rolling, 'TORINO' vanity plate.

'66 Pontiac LeMans 2-dr sedan, minty green, Rallye IIs, fresh, rolling.

'65 Pontiac LeMans 2-dr hardtop, another shade of minty green, sitting alongside tract house, missing one front fender but otherwise clean.

'65 Chevy Biscayne 2-dr sedan, burgandy, sitting on other side of the same tract house, a bit rough.

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Generation 1 dodge durango sitting next to the current durango at the park n ride lot this morning. Amazing how well the new durango is executed to capture the same size and body style that made the first generation such a home run success.

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Does that really matter over the course of a trip? They also do not need to charge to full, they only need to charge enough to get to their next charge point.

They also save time by charging while doing other stuff. While I have to stay by the pump to push 27 gallons into a Suburban, they go into the rest stop, eat, use the facilities, and go while their car is being charged.

Teslas require a change in thinking about refueling habits.

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Searched out 2014 GMC 2500 HD Sierra SLE Regular Cab pickups yesterday and found the only 'SLE' trimmed model at Perrine Buick-GMC in Cranberry, NJ. Decided to take a ride out there Sunday to check it out:

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They ended up having a 2015 GMC 250 HD Sierra SLE Regular Cab too:

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DO WANT!! :smilewide: Not that a regular cab long bed pickup is the ideal combination for my family needs :(

The wife found what she wants for her next vehicle:

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(yes, that's her behind the wheel of the unlocked Encore on the dealer's lot!)

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There is something awesome about a 3/4 ton regular cab 4X4 pickup truck. I love 'em too. Red is not my color, but that '15 is just dandy.

If it was in Stealth Gray Metallic or Sonoma Red Metallic, I'd have an even harder time finding solid reasons to say 'no' to buying it :lol:

She's going to love that Encore when you finally buy one for her.

Yeah, she spent easily 15-20 minutes sitting in that Encore, playing with the audio system (since when did GM make the audio system operational without the key in the ignition?). That one was pricey, MSRP $34,975 for the Premium AWD package with White Diamond paint ($995), 18" Chrome Rims ($995), Sunroof ($800) and Navigation ($795). I like the rims but not at that price, the other options I couldn't care less about but not her!! She wants all of them. Of course I just put $580 worth of new tires on the G6 and we have 2 or 3 more payments to go (0% for 72 months). Plus at 96k miles, I'm sure the trade-in value won't be great. The plan is to hold off on a new purchase for her until 2015, and most likely a return to leasing so I don't have to worry about paying for a car that will have a ton of miles put on it. I think taking her to the Buick-GMC dealership wasn't such a great idea afterall :banghead:

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We skipped the Chrome Rims, but we do have the upmarket paint (Carbon Black + $495), so it was roughly similar to ours. What was the interior color?

I actually like ours without the chrome rims. Easier to keep clean.

We're getting excellent fuel economy on ours.. city is usually mid-20s and highway is low-mid 30s. Not too shabby for a tall car with AWD.

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The interior was 'Titanium' - basically gray with the black accents. This is the first time we've seen this color in the White Diamond; usually the dealers are bringing the White Diamond with the Saddle color interion (brown), which she and I don't like. That was another of her reasons why she 'liked' this one :lol:

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Very cool to hear about the Encore, way to go guys! :D


The interior was 'Titanium' - basically gray with the black accents. This is the first time we've seen this color in the White Diamond; usually the dealers are bringing the White Diamond with the Saddle color interion (brown), which she and I don't like. That was another of her reasons why she 'liked' this one :lol:

Make Mothers Day extra special and get it for her! ;):P

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Very cool to hear about the Encore, way to go guys! :D

The interior was 'Titanium' - basically gray with the black accents. This is the first time we've seen this color in the White Diamond; usually the dealers are bringing the White Diamond with the Saddle color interion (brown), which she and I don't like. That was another of her reasons why she 'liked' this one :lol:

Make Mothers Day extra special and get it for her! ;):P

You're too funny, dfelt!! How would I follow-up next year? All Weather Floor Mats just wouldn't do it, I'm sure :lol:

Her G6 is almost paid off, she's always the one whining about car payments and gave me the whole speech in February (@ the Philly Car Show) that while she'd like a new Encore having a car that's paid off and owned free and clear is more important to her. Fast foward two months and let her sit in an Encore that's equipped the way she wants and boy does she change her tune quickly!! :P

We'll see what happens later this year after her G6 is paid off (June or July I think). I can't get my new Canyon until later this year since they have a fall introduction so maybe we get a two-for deal :D

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Yeah, that's the logic I've explained to her Drew. If we continue putting the G6 monthly payment into savings, next summer she can get herself a nicely equipped car or a decent lease.

Good thinking but just wait and see, Woman have the right to change their mind and boy mine sure does often. Though lately with the focus on her education she has not done that much lately. :P

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