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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #50 on: July 21, 2016, 04:52:26 PM »

Just bought a 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited.  Hey, it was cheap.

This is also my car.  lololololol  Very reliable, though, I'd recommend it to anyone...though they did have to switch out a faulty engine at 62,000 miles.  But it was covered under the phenomenal 100,000 powertrain warranty so meh lol

The thing about the Elantra Limited, that I don't like, is the low profile tires. The road noise is obnoxious, even at low speeds. There are other contributing factors to road noise, of course, but I've noticed the road noise from the higher-profile tires to be slightly less intolerable.

These are the rims I'm thinking of:

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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #51 on: July 21, 2016, 10:49:19 PM »

The thing about the Elantra Limited, that I don't like, is the low profile tires. The road noise is obnoxious, even at low speeds. There are other contributing factors to road noise, of course, but I've noticed the road noise from the higher-profile tires to be slightly less intolerable.

These are the rims I'm thinking of:


Actually, taller-sidewall tires create more road noise due to extra sidewall flex. If your current low-profile tires have more road noise than your old taller ones, that's because the tires are made of a different compound or have a different tread pattern that's creating the extra noise.

Typically the "Eco" tires and most All-Season tires are pretty loud because they're made of a harder compound with a knobbier pattern. The quietest tires are the high-performance summer tires with their soft rubber and unbroken "continuous" tread patterns.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #52 on: July 21, 2016, 10:54:23 PM »

The thing about the Elantra Limited, that I don't like, is the low profile tires. The road noise is obnoxious, even at low speeds. There are other contributing factors to road noise, of course, but I've noticed the road noise from the higher-profile tires to be slightly less intolerable.

These are the rims I'm thinking of:


Actually, taller-sidewall tires create more road noise due to extra sidewall flex. If your current low-profile tires have more road noise than your old taller ones, that's because the tires are made of a different compound or have a different tread pattern that's creating the extra noise.

Typically the "Eco" tires and most All-Season tires are pretty loud because they're made of a harder compound with a knobbier pattern. The quietest tires are the high-performance summer tires with their soft rubber and unbroken "continuous" tread patterns.

Interesting!  One of the striking things I noticed when I first got my car was how quiet the ride was.  This fact about the tires probably had a lot to do with that!

Also I probably should have clarified that mine isn't a limited (so it's unlimited then?) but the points still stand.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2016, 11:05:57 PM »

Actually, taller-sidewall tires create more road noise due to extra sidewall flex. If your current low-profile tires have more road noise than your old taller ones, that's because the tires are made of a different compound or have a different tread pattern that's creating the extra noise.

It's the fact that the ride is rougher -- that you can feel more bumps in the road. Thicker tires have a softer ride, and seem quieter to me.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2016, 08:32:51 AM »

Just bought a 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited.  Hey, it was cheap.

This is also my car.  lololololol  Very reliable, though, I'd recommend it to anyone...though they did have to switch out a faulty engine at 62,000 miles.  But it was covered under the phenomenal 100,000 powertrain warranty so meh lol
How many miles are on it?

38,000.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #55 on: July 22, 2016, 06:33:04 PM »

Just out of curiosity, are you required to get the updates or will VW pull the warranty if you don't?  I would image that a lot of DOTs might get pushy with emissions regulations for owners who tried to refuse a fix.

Some of the legal proceedings I read seemed to indicate that the fix is not required, but some states (like those who use CARB standards, such as Washington) will place a block on registrations, such that the car will not be allowed to be re-registered until there is proof that the fix has been performed.

I thought about not getting the fix, based on the assumption that unfixed VW's will, in time, prove to be worth more. But I don't think I'll be able to do so.

Yeah on the east coast a lot of the states still don't have very strict emissions rules.  A buddy of mine picked up one of the diesels on the cheap out in Florida when that scandal hit.  He's not moving anywhere and he basically ended up with a brand new car that's hyper fuel efficient.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2016, 07:20:20 PM »

Just out of curiosity, are you required to get the updates or will VW pull the warranty if you don't?  I would image that a lot of DOTs might get pushy with emissions regulations for owners who tried to refuse a fix.

Some of the legal proceedings I read seemed to indicate that the fix is not required, but some states (like those who use CARB standards, such as Washington) will place a block on registrations, such that the car will not be allowed to be re-registered until there is proof that the fix has been performed.

I thought about not getting the fix, based on the assumption that unfixed VW's will, in time, prove to be worth more. But I don't think I'll be able to do so.

Yeah on the east coast a lot of the states still don't have very strict emissions rules.  A buddy of mine picked up one of the diesels on the cheap out in Florida when that scandal hit.  He's not moving anywhere and he basically ended up with a brand new car that's hyper fuel efficient.
I would gladly pick up a TDI on the cheap

Me too and that's saying a lot considering I've never owned anything but a domestic.  If someone is stupid enough to dump one of those cars on the cheap I might be there to take advantage.

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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #57 on: July 22, 2016, 08:02:34 PM »

When news first broke i checked CL for some eco activist with more money than sense who was giving a TDI away
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #58 on: August 28, 2016, 07:18:08 PM »

My current car is 2004 Oldsmobile Silhoutte and it is about 129k mileage now.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #59 on: August 28, 2016, 08:33:46 PM »

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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #60 on: August 28, 2016, 08:47:31 PM »

2013 Dodge Dart RallyE

Manual or Automatic? I've driven both and highly prefer the manual -- I really don't like FCA's automatics as of late.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #61 on: August 28, 2016, 10:31:38 PM »

I can't drive yet, but my mother owns a 2015 Volvo XC60 and my father owns a short-wheelbase 2009 Pontiac Montana SV6.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #62 on: August 29, 2016, 12:37:01 AM »

2016 Acura ILX w/ tech. package. I love the paddle shifters! Gets decent mileage as long you don't hot foot it too much.
City driving will get you 25-28 mpg; highway driving 33 to 37 mpg. Mixed driving around 30-32 mpg.
Transmission is an 8 speed DCT w/ torque converter.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #63 on: August 30, 2016, 12:15:03 AM »

2013 Dodge Dart RallyE

Manual or Automatic? I've driven both and highly prefer the manual -- I really don't like FCA's automatics as of late.

Mine is Power Manual (+/- on shifter) which is nice. So I can choose between auto or manual, depending on where I'm going or traffic conditions
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #64 on: September 01, 2016, 10:59:26 PM »

Currently sharing a car right now, a 2012 Toyota Camry XLE with 72k miles. Eventually getting myself a 9th generation Toyota Corolla S.

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« Reply #65 on: July 07, 2017, 11:29:38 PM »

Bit of a bump, but I bought a car today. 2009 Acura TSX with a rare 6-speed manual transmission.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #66 on: July 08, 2017, 02:28:49 AM »

The new Air model by Nothing.
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« Reply #67 on: July 08, 2017, 11:24:34 AM »

I have a 2004 Acura TL and a 1988 Mazda RX-7 convertible. Picture was taken in May 2007 just after I'd detailed both of them, but I still have both cars. My wife has a 2003 Acura RSX Type-S. All three cars are manuals (well, DUH in the case of the RSX since the Type-S was six-speed only).

Ms1995hoo got a 2015 Acura TLX (the V-6 AWD model) over Memorial Day weekend. We kept the other three cars. When I drive the TLX it's a bit weird adjusting to the automatic shift, and I've used the shift paddles more often than I thought I might, mainly for things like going up hills when the automatic doesn't shift the way I expect.

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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #68 on: July 08, 2017, 11:46:47 AM »

1999 Jeep Cherokee with the bulletproof 4.0L I-6. Got it in April 2007 with 80,000 miles from a used car lot (which I later found out was a glorified junk yard) during my senior year in high school. Now it has roughly 215,000 miles. Motor and transmission still going strong. Everything else...not so much.

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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #69 on: July 08, 2017, 04:04:03 PM »

First one I drove was a 1979 Mercury Bobcat station wagon with a 6-cylinder 4-speed auto. My guess on the odometer reading had to have been somewhere in the 80,000 range. My current one is a 2002 Ford Escort with a 2.4 liter Split Port injection and 143,000 plus miles. When my dad and I got the Escort, it was at around 98,000. The only hiccups with the car are that I had to have the stupid childproof module removed, the stupid thing that would prevent the transmission from shifting unless the brake was applied first. The water pump last summer went gunny bags. Now I gotta figure out whether insurance will cover replacing the windshield. Other than that, the ole silver dog is running good.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #70 on: July 08, 2017, 06:15:19 PM »

I have a 2004 Acura TL and a 1988 Mazda RX-7 convertible. Picture was taken in May 2007 just after I'd detailed both of them, but I still have both cars. My wife has a 2003 Acura RSX Type-S. All three cars are manuals (well, DUH in the case of the RSX since the Type-S was six-speed only).

Ms1995hoo got a 2015 Acura TLX (the V-6 AWD model) over Memorial Day weekend. We kept the other three cars. When I drive the TLX it's a bit weird adjusting to the automatic shift, and I've used the shift paddles more often than I thought I might, mainly for things like going up hills when the automatic doesn't shift the way I expect.

No photo. While I've taken some, Photobucket blocked me from posting stuff here and I haven't yet set myself up on another site.
My main gripe about the TLX is the push-button shifter. I'm not necessarily asking for a manual (considering my six-years-older TSX is a unicorn already), but that just seems a bit...sketchy.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #71 on: July 08, 2017, 09:56:35 PM »

My wife seems to be baffled by there being two buttons labelled "P" (one for the parking gear, one for the handbrake). I keep telling her that for the handbrake button it's like a normal handbrake where you push down to turn it off, pull up to turn it on. Doesn't seem to help.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #72 on: July 08, 2017, 11:10:28 PM »

2004 Buick Century, my grandmother used to drive it.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #73 on: July 09, 2017, 01:35:15 PM »

I had a 2011 Challenger. I gave it to my son for a graduation gift.

Now my regular driver is a '98 Ford Ranger with 260K miles on it.
My back up is a 2000 Saturn SL1 with 200K miles.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2017, 07:18:28 PM »

My wife seems to be baffled by there being two buttons labelled "P" (one for the parking gear, one for the handbrake). I keep telling her that for the handbrake button it's like a normal handbrake where you push down to turn it off, pull up to turn it on. Doesn't seem to help.

Emergency Brake or Parking Brake might be better terminology. The term "handbrake" is better reserved for when you physically pull to apply, rather than pull/push a trigger that does it electronically.

It'd be nice if all the electronic parking brakes operated the same, but they don't. Mercedes and Subaru's electronic parking brakes, situated below and to the left of the steering wheel, use push-on, pull-off technology. The pull-off part makes sense, since it's like releasing a parking brake that's floor-mounted. But pushing it on is less than intuitive IMO. When you drive cars all day, it's more than annoying trying to remember if you're supposed to push or pull to release.
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