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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-07-2016, 12:46 PM
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I own both. The ride is a tad stiffer in the crz. Both have solid rear axels.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-07-2016, 05:50 PM
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Every Vehicle purchase is a compromise. There are non Hybrid vehicles that get higher mileage than Hybrids most of the ones I looked at required premium fuel. You buy what meets as many of your needs as possible and is available for a price you are willing to pay.
Well aware. The CR-Z is the ~87th car I have owned in my life. I wasn't complaining, just pointing out the facts.
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Well aware. The CR-Z is the ~87th car I have owned in my life. I wasn't complaining, just pointing out the facts.
So you won't have the CR-Z long...

You mentioned resale value. My cars have no value when I am done with them I plan to drive them till they refuse to function, repairs cost more than car payments or they are destroyed by accident. I own one vehicle at a time.

I have owned 6 cars in my whole life.

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Poor choices, crazy theft rate, bad driving, below sea level, frequent avalanches, flood plain, lottery winner, vampire... Unless you're 87 years old+ and been buying cars since yo mamma farted you out thats at least a car a year. So whats the explanation?
I don't see it as unreasonable. I've owned 26 cars personally... I'm not that age either.
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Poor choices, crazy theft rate, bad driving, below sea level, frequent avalanches, flood plain, lottery winner, vampire... Unless you're 87 years old+ and been buying cars since yo mamma farted you out thats at least a car a year. So whats the explanation?
I flipped cars to pay my way through college. Mostly mid 90's Corollas and late 80s/early 90s Toyota pickups. Plus I get bored easily. These days it's still not uncommon to pick up a car, drive it for 6 months then sell it for more than I paid for it. Hence the $8k, 37k mile CR-Z I just picked up

I once bought an '87 4Runner in Oakland for $1800, very clean. Fixed a leaky exhaust gasket and a few other small things. Drove it for almost a year then sold it for $6k.

There was a guy in SF who, for a while, would buy just about any mid 90's corolla wagon, sight unseen, for $3500. I was picking those up for $2k or less and driving to CA a couple times a year or shipping them to him. This guy turned around and shipped them to Afghanistan and sold them for $7-8k.

Bought a bone stock 2004 STI for $14.5K used, did some light mods (exhaust, down-pipe, tune), again... drove it for 6 months, put 15k miles on it then had a dealership sell it on consignment for $22k. The beautiful thing about those cars is that most people who want them don't have enough cash to buy one outright... 20 year old dip****s will go to a dealer and finance one for $4-5k over blue book.

Most deals didn't net that much, but buying a car for $1500, putting $500 in it and selling for $3-$3500 was pretty common. There is also the cost of insurance, registration, etc. I lived in AZ for most of that time so no private party sales tax to worry about.

Never made a car payment in my life... and now you know all my former trade secrets.
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I flipped cars to pay my way through college.
Never made a car payment in my life... and now you know all my former trade secrets.
Me too, although you certainly bought and sold more than me... I focused on motorcycles, miata's and civic's....

The hyperstrada seems a bit douchy but if you got a crazy good deal (lots less than kbb trade @6300$) I'd want it too.

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Me too, although you certainly bought and sold more than me... I focused on motorcycles, miata's and civic's....

The hyperstrada seems a bit douchy but if you got a crazy good deal (lots less than kbb trade @6300$) I'd want it too.
I paid just under double that, but bought it new. ~$2k under MSRP out the door. I won't make any money on that purchase but the smiles go for miles. Every used Ducati I have owned has been a ****ing headache.

If you haven't ridden a 110 HP dirt-bike then you are missing out. It's just a Hypermotard with bags. I took it on a 1,200 mile trip this summer, Black Hills, Yellowstone, etc... even loaded down with 80 lbs of gear it out handles most other bikes. Comfy as all get-out. I ground the shifter pegs off both sides at my last track day. Very versatile bike.

Crotch rockets... now those are douchy. Most guys can't even ride them.
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That sounds like an awesome bike. I've been in the market for a dual sport for a while. Just been looking at used KTM's and stuff of the short tho.
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It's a blast and I highly recommend taking one for a spin. If you want a better true "dual sport" that isn't a behemoth also check out the Tiger or the 800GS.
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