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      04-17-2017 05:34 PM #201
      Quote Originally Posted by davewg View Post
      I'm 5'9" and ~142ish. I could not believe how cramped that thing is. The guy who got in it after me was ~6'1" and no way on earth anyone was sitting behind him.

      It's off my list. So is the XE for similar reasons.
      Yeah at 6'2" I legit could not drive one.

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      04-17-2017 07:01 PM #202
      Quote Originally Posted by NoXenons View Post
      I can't imagine what it's like to be closely related to MagicGTI while being in the market for a new car.

      He must be spamming you with Volvo lease deals.
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      04-17-2017 07:27 PM #203
      Quote Originally Posted by MAGICGTI View Post
      Subtle hints, subtle hints.
      I just don't see anything better than Volvo for a wagon, any once the XC60 comes out, Volvo IMO will be king of the wagon (V60 and V90), CUV (XC60), and SUV (XC90).

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      04-17-2017 09:58 PM #204
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      I just don't see anything better than Volvo for a wagon, any once the XC60 comes out, Volvo IMO will be king of the wagon (V60 and V90), CUV (XC60), and SUV (XC90).
      The next gen 60 series sedan/wagon can't get here fast enough. The current gen interiors look positively dated after seeing the XC60 and V90 this last weekend.

      If I could swing a V90 R-Design the search would be over. If the XC60 drives like they say it will (serious Q5 competitor) I may have to seriously consider it though I really want back into not an SUV/CUV.


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      04-17-2017 10:02 PM #205
      Quote Originally Posted by davewg View Post
      The next gen 60 series sedan/wagon can't get here fast enough. The current gen interiors look positively dated after seeing the XC60 and V90 this last weekend.

      If I could swing a V90 R-Design the search would be over. If the XC60 drives like they say it will (serious Q5 competitor) I may have to seriously consider it though I really want back into not an SUV/CUV.


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      Did you happen to sit in the XC60 by chance? Some of the euro forums have been grumbling that the interior looks better than it feels. That being said, these are the same people that complain that the C-class and E-class don't feel like the S-class interiors.
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      04-17-2017 10:18 PM #206
      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      Did you happen to sit in the XC60 by chance? Some of the euro forums have been grumbling that the interior looks better than it feels. That being said, these are the same people that complain that the C-class and E-class don't feel like the S-class interiors.
      I did. It was a T8 Inscription, so I don't k ow how valid the comparison would be to lower trims. I didn't spend a ton of time fondling all the controls out of respect for the crowd of people looking at it, but have no complaints about what I saw or touched. It was very comfortable front and rear.

      My one "maybe" complaint - I think the tall center tunnel might take some getting used to.


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      04-17-2017 10:51 PM #207
      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      Did you happen to sit in the XC60 by chance? Some of the euro forums have been grumbling that the interior looks better than it feels. That being said, these are the same people that complain that the C-class and E-class don't feel like the S-class interiors.
      Yeah grain of salt


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      04-20-2017 11:13 AM #208
      Dealer's insurance (Self insured mind you), is saying it was a manufacturers defect, and are trying to weasel out of a larger payout. Basically stating it wasn't their fault, but they are liable... So stated the car was defective (No ****), and will only pay the cash value at the time of loss. Should get a number today or tomorrow. Going to hire a 3rd party appraiser/ arbitrator regardless of the number that they give.

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      04-20-2017 11:36 AM #209
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      04-20-2017 04:13 PM #210
      Why haven't you bought this yet???

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      04-20-2017 11:43 PM #211
      So she basically refuses to get anything other than an SS.

      Errrrr.

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      04-21-2017 09:21 AM #212
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      So she basically refuses to get anything other than an SS.

      Errrrr.
      So why is there even a discussion....just do it. Or PizzaCat will haunt you.
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      04-21-2017 09:24 AM #213
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      So she basically refuses to get anything other than an SS.

      Errrrr.
      Sounds like you've got a keeper.

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      04-21-2017 09:32 AM #214
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Yeah at 6'2" I legit could not drive one.
      Are we talking ND Miata here or what?

      6'2" isn't particularly tall either.

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      04-21-2017 09:36 AM #215
      I just don't want to pay MSRP for a SS.

      And I barely fit in the Goolla without a sunroof. I'm not sure how Clarkson did it. I do have a long torso too, but yeah, 6'2" ain't NBA status tall.


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      04-21-2017 09:37 AM #216
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      So she basically refuses to get anything other than an SS.

      Errrrr.
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      Sounds like you've got a keeper.

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    17. 04-21-2017 11:05 AM #217
      Quote Originally Posted by davewg View Post
      Say what? I think it's fairly widely known that GM fixed the chain tensioner issue with the last iteration of the 3.6. And aren't these jointly developed 9sp/10sp transmissions far too new to have any real life reliability data??



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      When was the last iteration of the 3.6 that you're talking about? I've seen '13s and '14s with the issue.

      I'm talking about the 6 speed trans; when did the Edge or Traverse get a 9 or 10'speed? The Edge hasn't changed the trans AFAIK.

      Obviously, there's no data on a brand new car's reliability.


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      04-21-2017 11:08 AM #218
      Quote Originally Posted by davewg View Post
      So why is there even a discussion....just do it. Or PizzaCat will haunt you.
      Me too. I'll baboon the **** out of you if you don't buy an SS given the opportunity.
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      Brendan told me to get the best discount, I had to send dick pics. I thought this was standard car buying practice.
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      04-21-2017 11:16 AM #219
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      Me too. I'll baboon the **** out of you if you don't buy an SS given the opportunity.
      I need that 20% since I am cheap.

      Want to hook a brother up?

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      04-21-2017 11:20 AM #220
      Quote Originally Posted by t44tq View Post
      When was the last iteration of the 3.6 that you're talking about? I've seen '13s and '14s with the issue.
      Interesting. I thought it was heavily revised in the last 2 years or so...my recollection may simply be bad.

      Quote Originally Posted by t44tq View Post
      I'm talking about the 6 speed trans; when did the Edge or Traverse get a 9 or 10'speed? The Edge hasn't changed the trans AFAIK.

      Obviously, there's no data on a brand new car's reliability.
      Ah - something in your post made me think you were talking about the new 9/10 speed transmissions...
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    21. 04-21-2017 11:22 AM #221
      Quote Originally Posted by davewg View Post
      Interesting. I thought it was heavily revised in the last 2 years or so...my recollection may simply be bad.



      Ah - something in your post made me think you were talking about the new 9/10 speed transmissions...
      The 3.6 might have changed in '16 for the Camaro and other cars, I don't know.



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      04-21-2017 11:30 AM #222
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      Me too. I'll baboon the **** out of you if you don't buy an SS given the opportunity.
      Noted

      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      I need that 20% since I am cheap.
      Same...hence my post about not wanting to spend ~$50k range on my next set of wheels.

      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Want to hook a brother up?
      Too bad he's out of the biz. Unfortunately, dealers can't do much without GM support. There is no $ in the car.
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      04-21-2017 11:52 AM #223
      Hey I can dream can't I?

      I keep explaining that to the Mrs. Dealers have no room to budge, GM corporate are the ones who give the 20% off.

      Hey maybe we can ask dealer to ask corporate...


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      04-21-2017 12:10 PM #224
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      I need that 20% since I am cheap.

      Want to hook a brother up?
      I don't sell cars any longer. I can't do isht.
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      04-21-2017 12:21 PM #225
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Hey I can dream can't I?

      I keep explaining that to the Mrs. Dealers have no room to budge, GM corporate are the ones who give the 20% off.

      Hey maybe we can ask dealer to ask corporate...


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      June isn't that far off. Can you get by for 6 weeks?
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