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  1. 2QuickZ's

    Bought a new minivan

    Not at all. They are basically an enclosed pickup truck but without the towing capacity.
  2. 2018. Thanks for the tip! I'll have to check it out!
  3. I bought these tires for the Saab 9-5 I used to have. They were a great tire. Light years better than the noisy Falken tires that were on it when I bought it. I liked them so much that when it was time to put new tires on the T&C, I switched it over to Conti TrueContact DWS tires. I just replaced two of them tonight after about 30k miles but that was my fault due not fixing the alignment quick enough combined with not rotating them. It wore out the outside tread blocks prematurely. The back tires still have the S even after 30k miles! For those that don't know, Conti embeds a "D", "W" and "S" in the tread blocks with the idea that when the "S" is worn off, the tire is no longer good for snow, the "W", no longer good for Wet and the "D" ... well, its time for new tires.
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    1991 GMC Syclone | Retro Review

    This is easily one of my all time favorite vehicles and I still hope to own one some day. I tried super hard to get my Dad to buy one new but he was just too cheap. I believe his quote was something along the lines of "I'm not paying $25k for a regular cab compact pick up truck that can't tow or haul anything" and I believe my smart alec response was something along the lines of "It can haul something...some serious ass!" haha Alas, could not talk him into a Typhoon either but a year or so later he goes out and buys a used Grand National. SMH
  5. 2QuickZ's

    Bought a new minivan

    It's funny you say that about the hybrid. My wife is the primary driver of this and she only has a 5 mile commute to work. We STRONGLY considered the hybrid. There are no deals to be had, though. Yes, the $7500 back from the government but dealers are giving hardly any extra markdown and there are no rebates. The lease deals are horrible. We were originally going to wait until fall to see if they would blow out the MY18 hybrids that they didn't try too hard to sell/lease during the model year but got a good enough deal on this gas powered one to pull the trigger now. One thing they need to fix if they want to sell/lease the hybrid to your average Joe, the dealerships need to keep one charged up for test drives. We didn't try too many dealerships but none of the ones we did try kept one charged. It would be nice to know how they drive on pure electricity if that is how you are going to be driving it 95% of the time. No need to be sorry! These things are awesome. You are the one missing out.
  6. 2QuickZ's

    Bought a new minivan

    2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus And I am super excited about it. It almost makes me sad that it is my wife's vehicle. For the life of me I have no idea why these things have such a bad reputation amongst the general public. They do everything a CUV does but better, with the possible exception of towing and that even depends on which CUV you are comparing it to. I personally think this thing is kick ass. I just wish GM would rejoin the market and make a stylish minivan. A Buick minivan would be good. Maybe make a little more stylish version of the GL8 they sell in China?
  7. We also just picked on of these up to replace our T&C. It is so much nicer of a vehicle than the T&C. A few small details I don't like as much. They went a little backward on storage with only the lower glovebox and seeming less storage in the center console, even with the IP drawer. The kids definitely like the seat back mounted screens more, though!
  8. Congrats on the Volt purchase! Been thinking about one of these (or a new one) to replace the 200, likely in the fall. Free electricity at work is a nice incentive. It's 25 miles each way so chances of doing it only on company provided electricity are not so good, even with a new one, though.
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    April 2018: FCA US LLC

    Picked this beast up close to the end of the month. Got a great deal on it. Dealer sold it to me for $250 over employee pricing so I can't complain. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus with the S package.
  10. I've had a second gen Camaro and two different 4th gens ('94 & '02). I can honestly say the 5th gen did not appeal to me at all. It still doesn't. I really like the looks of the current 6th gen a lot, though. I understand to a lot of people they look very similar to the 5th gen that I'm not too fond of but I guess they made just the right changes for me. This refreshed version? Maybe the looks will grow on me. Not awful but not better looking than the current car. The nice part right now is all three automakers are making great pony cars (yes, I know the Challenger is not a true pony so I use the term loosely) so you really can't go wrong with any of them. They all have some very desirable attributes. While I would gladly own any of them, due to me having kids and needing a usable back seat, a Challenger Scat Pack would be an easy choice for me. Seating configuration not a concern, it would be the current Camaro instead. I like the Mustang and wouldn't mine owning one but I just like the other two a bit better. Maybe it is because I grew up in a GM household and Ford was our main competition?
  11. Overall it looks quite nice. I like the exterior look a lot, even the tail lights. The interior looks simple but elegant, though I am not digging the all black with dark trim. I saw the other pictures with the lighter lower color and that was much better but both of them had dark wood trim. I hope they have a lighter color wood trim available. It would brighten up the interior a bit.
  12. Overall I think this is a VERY nice looking SUV and that is coming from a car guy. Exterior and interior are pretty much right on the mark with one small exception: the seats. I don't know what it is about them but I just don't like the design. Everything else about the vehicle looks elegant and classy but the seats just look..... too busy? I'm not a fan of the split thigh cushion and split side bolsters in the front and overall they just don't match with the style of the rest of the vehicle, at least to me. Hopefully those will get sorted out before production and these are just for the concept car.
  13. 2QuickZ's

    Short term car shopping. Again.

    Oooh! Do I get a prize? Congrats on your purchase! Sounds like a fun little runabout.
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    February 2018: FCA US LLC

    What's killing the numbers compared to last year is all the discontinued vehicles. Dart, 200, Patriot. Well, those and the Journey which needs to be killed. Who knows what Sergio is thinking? He is a war time general, not a peace time general. He needed to get out as soon as the war was over and the company was on the right track. That was the time to let the peace time leader take over.
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    February 2018: Toyota Motor North America

    I wonder how much of those gains is because they picked up GM and FCA's slack as they pull back from selling to the rental car fleets?

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