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Old 11-15-2013, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Thanks ~

MPG on the Mazda?
The Touring AWD is 24 city/30 Hwy

Also bought a lifetime extended warranty.

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Old 11-15-2013, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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As this is a chat thread, no topic should be off limits. In fact, that is the purpose of designating a specific thread as a chat thread; so that people can discuss topics that would otherwise be considered off-topic on a particular forum. (At least that's how it works on other C/D boards in which I participate.)
It wasn't the topic I was questioning, but whether discussing specific makes would qualify as some strange offshoot of "advertising." Now that I think about it, it shouldn't.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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The Touring is 24 city/30 Hwy

Also bought a lifetime extended warranty.
smart gal YAY
 
Old 11-15-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Umbria, nice ride! Now you need to take a road trip. Out to Virginia to pick up your dear old friend Caladium Take me for a ride, and I'll take you out for the best Thai food in town. And margaritas. And chocolate.
That's why I bought now - I intend to do some driving. Love Thai - will swing by and pick you up on my way to Asheville

edit to add: I also added the kayak carrier!!YaYYYYYYYYYYY!! Now it looks like a Jetson's car - ready to rocket out.

It really is fun to drive~~"Zoom~~Zoom"

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Old 11-15-2013, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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smart gal YAY
Sooooo glad you said that - I really wondered if I was being stupid or smart.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Old Yiddish quote

Man makes plans and God laughs.

'Father, thank you for another day on planet Earth.' -Phil Robertson
I was just now reading the local obits and saw to my shock and sadness that a colleague of mine, a fine writer my age, passed away in Sept. She looked like she was 45; she was vibrant and incredibly accomplished. How could she possibly have been 64. This is the third writer friend of mine of the same age who has passed from this earth in the last 3 years.

It's funny to be looking ahead 10 or 15 years, planning or worrying about this or that. Your two quotes, above, certainly prove that. Perhaps I should calm down about how long a new car should last. It may outlast me!
 
Old 11-15-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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The Touring is 24 city/30 Hwy

Also bought a lifetime extended warranty.
Is the lifetime warranty bumper to bumper? Parts & labor? Approximate cost?

On another note, I was told by Subaru that they offer free new tires for life, if service is conducted there.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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my Dad had the tire warranty thing, paid for itself in a year WtG

Extended warranties have a finite life but IMO are totslly worth it, do it.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Umbria, nice ride! Now you need to take a road trip. Out to Virginia to pick up your dear old friend Caladium Take me for a ride, and I'll take you out for the best Thai food in town. And margaritas. And chocolate.
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That's why I bought now - I intend to do some driving. Love Thai - will swing by and pick you up on my way to Asheville

It really is fun to drive~~"Zoom~~Zoom"
Well then on your way to Asheville swing by Floyd and we'll go flat-footin' on a Friday night at the Country Store.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Mazdas

I bought a brand-new Mazda Speed 3 six years ago and have loved every minute driving it. This is probably irrelevant to Umbria's choice because her model (an SUV) and mine (a smaller, very sporty car) are as different as night and day. Mine is turbo charged and its top speed is supposed to be 155 mph, although I've never driven it faster than 125. It has a six-speed manual transmission and factory tricked out brakes and suspension. Apart from a rather vicious torque-steer at very low speeds (being front-wheel drive), the handling is superb; this car is a total joy on curvy mountain roads.

But it is also very practical, being a five-passenger hatchback. Summer before last (summer of 2012) I took a road trip in it with the approximate itinerary of Los Angeles, El Paso, Austin (Texas), Galveston, New Orleans, Little Rock, Kansas City, Denver, and home to Los Angeles. Visited friends and relatives, museums, etc. and had a wonderful time.

I have also taken other road trips with my Mazda and have always found it such a great joy.
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