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Old 09-23-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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My next car will weigh less than a ton, and get more than 100MPG.

They don't make it yet.... but if any of these car companies want to survive, they better make it.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Ah yes! The voice of an aging body makes the cushy Caddy look VERY attractive!!

Having passed through the youthful "racing" days long ago I will only drive, or ride in, a cushy vehicle myself. For my wife & I that will always be a Chevy Suburban! Lots of room in a do anything vehicle that last a looooooong time !
I hate to admit it but you're correct. I'm 30 years old but some days I feel like a senior citizen...getting out of bed and every bone in my body is creaking and my back hurts and it's awful! Really love my Corvette but it seems the more I drive it...I less I realize I WANT to drive it. I love going for a nice Sunday cruise but I have to literally pull myself out of the driver seat some days!

Really loving the CTS-V...Corvette Z06 engine with Cadillac luxury and comfort. Test drove one a few months back but I wouldn't want to trade in my F-150 daily driver for it. Couple years after I can save up enough cash to buy one in full...I'll be pulling the trigger.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Not in the market at this time but if I was, I'd have to test drive the new Chevrolet Cruze, Kia Forte, the upcoming Kia Forte 5 door, upcoming Ford Focus, and the upcoming Hyundai Elantra. My wife's car is our highway car. I like small cars and I want something more fuel efficient. Don't like the styling of the Civic. The Corolla is about the most bland sedan on the road today. Mazda3 got the tail end right but put a clown face on the front end. I like the look of the Forte both inside and out. Haven't test driven it yet.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Back in COLORADO!!!
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I've been pondering this very thing for quite a while.....

I have about another year of payments on the Mazda, but the mini van is paid for. So, next vehicle, there will be NO compromising. I will have my F 350 set up with an extended cab, (not the stupid looking four door cab), long bed, 4X4, 6 speed manual tranny, and the Power stroke turbo diesel.

There is only one vehicle that could change this decision. Sadly, this vehicle will probably never be built again. But if International Harvester ever decides to build light trucks and 4X4's again, I'll be camped out like a groupie at the dealership just itching to buy the very first one!
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Next vehicle purchase?

A 1969 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five Limousine with the rare landau roof option and/or a 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T 440 Magnum.

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Old 09-23-2010, 11:40 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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well, if I can get a job at a mechanic's place and learn how to work on cars before I get my next vehicle, I have pretty narrowed down my "fun car" choices to:

1995 Nissan 300ZX
1997-2002 or so Chevy Camaro Z28 (with SS package if I can find/afford it)
1999-2005 or so Ford Mustang GT
2003-2004 Infiniti G35 Couple with Sport pkg

I'd also not complain about a 2005-2007 Ford Mustang GT


Hopefully at that point I have enough cash to afford the car, insurance, and gas and maybe keep my trusty 04 Nissan Xterra ("Betty"). If I have enough to upgrade that as well, I will a Nismo Xterra would be fun.
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:23 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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Lexus SC for me.
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:44 AM
 
Location: 'Murica
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I've decided for now that I won't be buying a new car until I stop renting and buy a place, but I'm definitely liking the CTS-V also. Unfortunately, if I end up moving back to where I'd be commuting for over half an hour each way, I'll probably go with something cheaper to operate, yet sporty...a RWD 4-banger like a Miata, Genesis coupe, or the upcoming Toyota 86.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Ah yes! The voice of an aging body makes the cushy Caddy look VERY attractive!!

Having passed through the youthful "racing" days long ago I will only drive, or ride in, a cushy vehicle myself. For my wife & I that will always be a Chevy Suburban! Lots of room in a do anything vehicle that last a looooooong time !
I don't see a Cadillac CTS-V as "cushy."
A 1960s Cadillac, yes. A 1970s Cadillac, yes, too. Those have nice and soft (and cushy) seats; the modern ones don't.
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I don't see a Cadillac CTS-V as "cushy."
A 1960s Cadillac, yes. A 1970s Cadillac, yes, too. Those have nice and soft (and cushy) seats; the modern ones don't.
I don't think I'd want anything "cushy cushy" as you're describing...I'm not THAT old yet. I think Cadillac is moving in the right direction with the CTS, I believe by 2012 they will have gotten rid of both the DTS and STS. In order to survive, it's necessary Cadillac shed its "Grandpa Car" image and appeal to a younger crowd such as myself. CTS-V is a great example of what Cadillac is doing right.
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