Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 31st December 2016, 01:32   #5611
BHPian
 
Jomz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Detroit, MI,USA
Posts: 808
Thanked: 287 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by DexterMorgan View Post
Hi all,


3) Subaru WRX
This will also be above 30k CAD before taxes - Starts at 32k before taxes.

Last edited by Jomz : 31st December 2016 at 01:33.
Jomz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd January 2017, 01:10   #5612
BHPian
 
DexterMorgan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto,ON
Posts: 77
Thanked: 37 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jomz View Post
This will also be above 30k CAD before taxes - Starts at 32k before taxes.
Thanks. I have narrowed it down to Vw Sportwagen with 6 speed manual. The main reason being I need carry my road bike in summers for club rides and granfondos. I am still debating whether to get 4motion or not.
DexterMorgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd January 2017, 08:41   #5613
BHPian
 
Superleggera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Kannur/Boston
Posts: 293
Thanked: 74 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Hey Guys, is Prius II a reliable car? I am looking to buy a car for 100% city drive, and have been offered a 2010 Prius II with 180K on the ODO for 4K. I will go for it if the car doesn't require any repairs for next 1 year
Superleggera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd January 2017, 13:00   #5614
BHPian
 
studentonwheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 45
Thanked: 46 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chevelle View Post

PS: I am an avid pre-owned vehicle fan (my previous three cars were all pre-owned). But lease has its place too in the market if done right.

Sorry, I hope I didn't offended you in any which way. That is not my intention.
Not at all my friend. In fact, I know a lot of people who are very happy with their lease, and theres always the joy of driving a new car at a lower price.
I need to mention that I live in Iowa, and leases are typically more expensive in Ames, the city where I live in, than say Omaha or Chicago. So a lease for a BMW would be much more here. Location matters quite a bit for a lease.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Superleggera View Post
Hey Guys, is Prius II a reliable car? I am looking to buy a car for 100% city drive, and have been offered a 2010 Prius II with 180K on the ODO for 4K. I will go for it if the car doesn't require any repairs for next 1 year
The Prius battery is really expensive ($2K) and is to be replaced at 200K miles. I'm not sure of these numbers but its somewhere around that mark.
Toyota's otherwise are benchmarks for reliability and I wouldn't worry too much about getting a used one. Though $4k for a 2010 sounds pretty low to me.
I'd take it to an independent mechanic for a full inspection and also check the title to make sure its clean

Last edited by theMAG : 11th January 2017 at 06:42. Reason: Back-back posts < 20 mins. Please EDIT moving forward.
studentonwheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd January 2017, 19:31   #5615
BHPian
 
Jomz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Detroit, MI,USA
Posts: 808
Thanked: 287 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by Superleggera View Post
Hey Guys, is Prius II a reliable car? I am looking to buy a car for 100% city drive, and have been offered a 2010 Prius II with 180K on the ODO for 4K. I will go for it if the car doesn't require any repairs for next 1 year
Good news and bad news in one article for you.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybrad.../#3800f3c579c4

Last edited by Jomz : 3rd January 2017 at 19:35.
Jomz is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 11th January 2017, 00:47   #5616
Distinguished - BHPian
 
amitoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 2,947
Thanked: 1,584 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Hmm
http://jalopnik.com/heartless-cops-g...min-1791023829

I did not know that you can't leave your car running with keys in the ignition! Turns out that there is a max 5 minute idling law in Massachusetts as well. New Hampshire doesn't care though, unless you drive a diesel. I have seen "No Idling" signs at rest areas on the New Jersey turnpike but I did not know that many states have this as a law!
amitoj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th January 2017, 03:28   #5617
Senior - BHPian
 
maddy42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Phoenix, Coorg
Posts: 1,817
Thanked: 426 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (5)
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by amitoj View Post
Hmm
http://jalopnik.com/heartless-cops-g...min-1791023829

I did not know that you can't leave your car running with keys in the ignition! Turns out that there is a max 5 minute idling law in Massachusetts as well. New Hampshire doesn't care though, unless you drive a diesel.
NH has some tight emission and noise laws and also window tints too! Live free and die irony.

Amit you still driving the Charger? We should meet up sometime.

Maddy
maddy42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th January 2017, 22:17   #5618
Distinguished - BHPian
 
amitoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 2,947
Thanked: 1,584 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by maddy42 View Post

Amit you still driving the Charger? We should meet up sometime.

Maddy
Yup. Still the same.

I am game for a meetup anytime. Where are you these days?
amitoj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th January 2017, 06:00   #5619
Senior - BHPian
 
maddy42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Phoenix, Coorg
Posts: 1,817
Thanked: 426 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (5)
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Dover nh right now. How about the coming week or weekend? I can come in your area.

Maddy
maddy42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th January 2017, 20:18   #5620
Distinguished - BHPian
 
amitoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 2,947
Thanked: 1,584 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maddy42 View Post
Dover nh right now. How about the coming week or weekend? I can come in your area.

Maddy

Sorry for the late reply. I am at Disneyworld right now, the Mecca of America (no offense to the devout)
Will be back on Sunday and next weekend i have a friend coming over from North Carolina.
How about the first Saturday of February?
There is a thread about North East TBHP meet lying dormat somewhere. How about reviving that? I would but it's a pain browsing from the phone :(
amitoj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th January 2017, 23:27   #5621
BHPian
 
prasadee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 550
Thanked: 195 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by Superleggera View Post
Hey Guys, is Prius II a reliable car? I am looking to buy a car for 100% city drive, and have been offered a 2010 Prius II with 180K on the ODO for 4K. I will go for it if the car doesn't require any repairs for next 1 year
If the battery is toast, it would endup being a heavy under powered car. That said, one could source the hybrid battery from a crashed car. If this is going to be your first car, and the only car, I would recommend getting it installed from a dealer. The cost of hybrid batteries have come down from $5k to less than $2k now.
I have a 2014 Prius, it is great as a family car for city driving. No fun, under powered and noisy on the freeways. The crazy gas mileage has a trade off after all.
prasadee is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2017, 08:56   #5622
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Technocrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mid West
Posts: 14,861
Thanked: 2,398 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Just picked this 2015 Mustang Ecoboost Premium

Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America-image003.jpg

Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America-image005.jpg

Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America-image006.jpg
Technocrat is offline   (9) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd January 2017, 18:55   #5623
BHPian
 
Jomz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Detroit, MI,USA
Posts: 808
Thanked: 287 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by Technocrat View Post
Just picked this 2015 Mustang Ecoboost Premium
Congrats Techno. Nice car.
Jomz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd January 2017, 20:18   #5624
Distinguished - BHPian
 
amitoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 2,947
Thanked: 1,584 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by Technocrat View Post
Just picked this 2015 Mustang Ecoboost Premium
Congratulations! Nice color.
How many miles on it?
Any experience yet of people's reactions when you tell them about what engine it has?
amitoj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd January 2017, 22:38   #5625
BHPian
 
Superleggera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Kannur/Boston
Posts: 293
Thanked: 74 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by Technocrat View Post
Just picked this 2015 Mustang Ecoboost Premium
Congrats on your new buy. The color looks awesome.
Did you buy any extended warranty from Car Max ?
Superleggera is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in Europe Saarth The International Automotive Scene 25 9th November 2015 17:43
Car of the Year 2012 -North America volkman10 The International Automotive Scene 0 10th January 2012 17:31
President and COO of Toyota North America joins Chrysler highwayblaze The International Automotive Scene 11 9th September 2007 21:58


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 16:01.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks