PurdueGuy

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  1. Telsa Model 3 pic

    You would be correct if this were the case. It isn't, and you aren't - the Bolt and base Model 3 DO compete with each other. Want some proof? I'm seriously considering an all-electric car for my wife's commuter vehicle in a few years, and I'm comparing the Bolt to the base Model 3. They are competing with each other for my money. If there were dozens and dozens of options, that would be a different market. And I fully acknowledge that for some buyers, it's no competition. Whether it's styling, or some specific feature, or RWD vs FWD, or perceived quality, or whatever the reason, for some people one or the other vehicle isn't even a consideration, and they're not competing for that buyer's money. But for some people, they are competing, and your feelings on it doesn't make that any less true. I would agree that there's essentially no competition between the Bolt and a mid-range or loaded Model 3.
  2. Frankly, I'd take this over some of the other designs that try too hard to be sporty. I think it's a classy look that will age well. It's not my favorite style, but I wouldn't be ashamed to drive it at all.
  3. I think it's a mistake to only call it the "86" and not "GT86". "86" is too easily mistaken for a model year, and the "GT" sound sporty.
  4. Geneva Motor Show: Hyundai Ioniq: Comments

    I guess I'm not crazy about the styling. It's not offensive, but the proportions feel odd. Tall flat front & rear. Roof slope looks like it may intrude into rear seat passenger head room. Overall, need to see in person to judge better, and reviews will tell if the headroom thing is an issue.
  5. I like the styling too. Looks great. 300lbs lighter... so about 3,100-3,200 lbs? That's fairly impressive.
  6. Quick Drive: 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR

    I believe my wife has been getting around 35mpg. That's mostly doing 80mph on the interstate at high elevation (~4k ft). Wife commutes 25-30 miles each way daily in it, and only about 3 miles each way isn't interstate, and that's still mostly country road doing 45-55. Picked the car up about 2 months ago. 2013 with just under 34K miles for $11,345. Zero problems so far, and I was happy with how easy the oil change was on it. My only complaint is low end power, especially with the AC on. Once you learn to goose it a bit to overcome that, it's not a big deal, but it's easy to nearly stall it from a stop with the AC on if you're not in the right mindset.
  7. Quick Drive: 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR

    My wife drove one of these (not the SR, but a regular base Versa Note with the CVT) when we were shopping for her new-to-her car. She liked it a fair amount, but the drivetrain was where it kind of fell on its face. We would've been looking at a manual trans version if we'd been impressed enough to consider one, and that probably would've helped, but it just could really use a bit more power. It's a good value car, but we ended up with a Chevy Sonic that beats it in comfort & refinement, and with the 1.4T + 6sp manual, beats it handily in giddyup and being fun to drive. We liked the Versa Note, but we couldn't quite love it.
  8. Nissan News: Nissan Introduces A Madder Juke-R

    Part of the fun of the Juke is how much it confuses people. It's different and fun. The back seat isn't terribly usable, so it's not really for families. It's not a hypermile car. It's quirky and fun. The regular Juke is reasonable on gas. It's a great single person runabout, for the single person who wants something different.
  9. Chevrolet News:The Chevrolet Bolt Name Debate

    Not a fan of the Bolt name. How about instead of Ampera, just Chevy Amp? Or you could really target the competition & call it the Chevy Nikola, but everyone would misspell it. lol
  10. New-gen Mazda MX-5 enters production

    Looks excellent. I'm generally impressed with the newer Mazda vehicles.
  11. stop the bs

    Was this worth bringing back a thread from 2010?
  12. 'Collectible' Opel worth $425,000??

    Asking a price for a car does not make it worth that amount.
  13. 2014 Chevy Cruze diesel

    GM, put a manual trans in it!
  14. Mazda News: Introducing The 2014 Mazda3

    Hoping this offers near or better than 40mpg highway. If it does, we just might help the resale value on them by picking up a used one in a couple years...
  15. Motorweek: 1996 Saturn SW2

    I have a '98 SW2 that's nearly identical to that. I bought it for my business, and it's a great runabout. Very happy with it.