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      Mazda3 (2013 model) was on the wife's short list...

      Mazda3 (2013 model) was on the wife's short list of commuter cars, but they wouldn't move on price. Focus with a similar list of features came in at nearly $3,000 cheaper.

      -B
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      'When asked about talks with Apple Inc....

      'When asked about talks with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said “we had conversations with Apple. I can’t comment on whether those revolved around any kind of...
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      Sounds like the excuses (perhaps minus the looks)...

      Sounds like the excuses (perhaps minus the looks) Subaru fans made of prior year models have been corrected in this version.

      Would be a good replacement for my LGT if they come out with a wagon. ...
    4. Wife bought a Focus 5 door SE for commuting. I...

      Wife bought a Focus 5 door SE for commuting. I liked the driving dynamics of the 3 better, but wasn't worth 2k+ more (16.4K for the Focus with auto and cold weather package). Only time I notice the...
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      Poll: Heard very good things about the new WRX in terms...

      Heard very good things about the new WRX in terms of driving feel versus the old one. Assume the same for the new STI. On that I vote STI, even with it being a sedan.
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      Poll: Love my DD, but it's starting to show its age. ...

      Love my DD, but it's starting to show its age. At the point where aftermarket bits used to replace worn OEM bits are wearing out.

      With that said, still cheaper to maintain than anything new,...
    7. Not a deal breaker, but I'd like to see Jeep...

      Not a deal breaker, but I'd like to see Jeep offer a fulltime/center diff locking system for the Wrangler like they offer on some of their other models.
    8. Yes, and probably a little more. ...

      Yes, and probably a little more.

      http://www.stinkyteapot.com/kayakwagon.JPG
      http://www.stinkyteapot.com/wagonbeach.jpg
      http://www.stinkyteapot.com/fastbed.jpg...
    9. 13 and the back seat? At least one state allows...

      13 and the back seat? At least one state allows you to drive at 14 with a parent in the car. Talk about a year of change...
    10. Thread: Amarok section

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      I know in markets outside of the US, tow ratings...

      I know in markets outside of the US, tow ratings are available for vehicles that have much lower/no ratings in the US. Is payload capacity also affected? May change the whole idea of a work truck...
    11. Focus SE with auto and cold weather package has...

      Focus SE with auto and cold weather package has been purchased, picking it up tomorrow. Pics will be provided. Bagel optional.

      Jetta TDI was a reference to another thread.
    12. looking at prius, ended up with out of warranty Jetta TDI

      I keed! I keed! :laugh:

      Put a few threads up over the past few months during the search for a second car. Would be a commuter, wanted a hatch/wagon, and something big enough that could serve as a...
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      Benjamin, thanks for the detailed post. My...

      Benjamin, thanks for the detailed post. My thoughts have been bring the Prius down to the cost of the two other compacts we are looking at, with the bonus of lower operating costs over the long...
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      Toyota gives a 1 year/12K warranty, plus 7...

      Toyota gives a 1 year/12K warranty, plus 7 years/100K from January 1 of model year powertrain. So a 2010 Prius would have powertrain covered until 2017 or 100K. New car interest rates also apply,...
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      Modified Mopar Turbo Minivan

      Modified Mopar Turbo Minivan
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      CPO for used car...worth it?

      Been shopping for a commuter car (http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?6128320-prius-versus-mazda3-skyactiv-hatch-anything-missed) and going to be doing a final drive of all cars (Focus back on...
    17. Been done already years ago at least on some...

      Been done already years ago at least on some portion of the Nürburgring with speed in mind. Doubt it is as fast as a top human, but the basics are there in terms of entering a racing line for a...
    18. Did you finish up in time? Action pics!!!

      Did you finish up in time? Action pics!!!
    19. Always liked how cars101.com does it: ...

      Always liked how cars101.com does it:

      http://www.cars101.com/subaru/outback/outback13-cargo-measurements1.jpg
      cargo area width measurements
      hand measured, subject to change, correction

      A-...
    20. Driven three, (CR-V, Forester and CX-5). 2012...

      Driven three, (CR-V, Forester and CX-5).

      2012 CX-5 felt slow, but betting the 2.5 fixed it. Didn't like the cramped/surrounded by metal feeling in the back of the CX-5, and the cargo area seemed...
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