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What Cars Have You Owned / What's Your Next Car?


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#21 BSLSeanJester

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:01 AM

1985 Mazda GLC 1995-1997

1995 Dodge Neon 1997-2001

2001 Mercury Cougar 2001-2005

2005 Mercury Mariner 2005-2013

2013 Ford Edge 2013-2017

2017 Ford Edge 2017-Present


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#22 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:09 AM

1975 VW Rabbit

1977 VW Rabbit

1981 Honda Accord hatchback 

1983 Honda Prelude

1991 Mazda Miata (first new car)

1998 Mazda 626 (went to buy another Miata, made the mistake of bringing my wife)

1999 Mazda Miata (post-divorce)

2006 Saab 9-3 convertible

2011 VW Eos

2018 Audi A3 convertible


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#23 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:16 AM

1959 Triumph TR3 ($300)

 

My dad has a TR3 - great car.  It's crazy how low to the ground you sit.  With the side curtains off, you can pick up a dime from the road without really even bending over.



#24 BSLSeanJester

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:20 AM

1975 VW Rabbit

1977 VW Rabbit

1981 Honda Accord hatchback 

1983 Honda Prelude

1991 Mazda Miata (first new car)

1998 Mazda 626 (went to buy another Miata, made the mistake of bringing my wife)

1999 Mazda Miata (post-divorce)

2006 Saab 9-3 convertible

2011 VW Eos

2018 Audi A3 convertible

 


That timeline reads like a short story. Love it.

 

My wife had a 2012 EOS. We babied it and then someone rear-ended her last year and it was totaled due to the roof being a complex unit. It fucking sucked. We'd just dumped a shit ton of money into it for the transmission fluid change and bought new tires and it was like 3 payments from being paid off. Anyway,  we bought another 2012 EOS with cash. Had some problems with it, but knock on wood, it seems to be OK now. But we were looking at Audis before we bought another EOS...my wife really loved the A5, there were a few at Carmax but none that we could justify buying due to the wear and tear they had on them. How do you like the A5 and the soft top compared to the EOS hard top? How does it compare all around to the EOS? My wife has already said she's going with an Audi for her next car.


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#25 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:33 AM

I've actually got the A3, which is almost exactly the same size as the Eos.  The A5 is a little bigger and more expensive. I think the A3 convertible has only been around since 2015, so you'll probably see some hitting the used car market this year as they come off lease.


The Audi actually seems quieter than the Eos, even with the top up.  I think my Eos had a couple of tiny gaps in the roof seals, so wind noise got in.  Rain never did, but I always heard a faint rush of wind. The Audi's soft top is all one piece, so it's pretty quiet.  I definitely miss the sunroof, though, along with the full size rear window.  Still getting used to the reduced visibility.


So far, the Audi seems better than the VW in just about every way - more power, more comfortable, better tech, handles better, etc.  Looks way better, too.  I always thought the Eos had some angles where it looked really good, but some where it was kind of funny looking.



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:01 AM

Yeah A5 is way expensive, which is why we were looking used. No way we could afford a new one. But they are beautiful.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:20 AM

86' Dodge Charger

'97 Pontiac Sunfire

'05 Toyota Corolla S


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:49 AM

My dad has a TR3 - great car.  It's crazy how low to the ground you sit.  With the side curtains off, you can pick up a dime from the road without really even bending over.

 

It might be the best ever "low-velocity high-speed car".... go 40 and it feels like 60 because of how low you are, plus all the feedback that comes through the car... lots of fun without as much ticket risk... it couldn't go really fast because TR-3's came with a motor designed for an English farming tractor (I'm not making this up).... I wish I still had it... (same thing with the Datsun 2000, although it had some serious ticket risk)...


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