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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Obergruppenfuhrer Spartacus View Post
    That looks real nice

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    You can't afford that car Shiva. If you could, you'd buy it new. The cost of maintenance on it past it's warranty will eat you alive. Nice alpha car though.
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    The Auto industry is in a downward spiral over all. You can only cram so much technology and safety (both at higher costs) into a car before the consumer feels an attachment to it. They then become rolling disposable appliances.

    Peak automobile was nearly 30 years ago.

    https://youtu.be/taBkJ2q4RMw

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    I loved my Honda Fit, but they aren't for everybody. I averaged 41 mpg. Living in the country, that was mostly highway, but it was still impressive to me for a non-hybrid. I'm not into performance, and I'm not an audiophile, so i'm not that picky about a lot of things.
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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerJ View Post
    I loved my Honda Fit, but they aren't for everybody. I averaged 41 mpg. Living in the country, that was mostly highway, but it was still impressive to me for a non-hybrid. I'm not into performance, and I'm not an audiophile, so i'm not that picky about a lot of things.
    If all you care about is something that’s going to get you from point A to point B reliably, the Fit is a great choice. It’s inexpensive and sips gas, and is roomy for a subcompact.

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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Obergruppenfuhrer Spartacus View Post

    Nice ride but RWD in the winter?

    We went to Montreal for New Years a few years back and the car rental company upgraded us to a Charger, which is RWD. The roads were snowy and icy and it was quite tricky. I got it stuck once in Parque Omega and we needed an SUV to pull us out.

    In Balt/DC, they’re so bad at plowing the roads that RWD cars are basically useless in the snow. Some people still have them because it only snows a few days a year, but everyone I know who has one has gotten stuck.

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    Honda Fit - smh.

    What is wrong with you people.

    https://youtu.be/o9_77261XRg

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    As OpIV observed, cars are a means for me to get from here to there reliably and economically. The Fit as he added advantage of putting an incredible amount of interior room into a tiny package.

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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerJ View Post
    As OpIV observed, cars are a means for me to get from here to there reliably and economically. The Fit as he added advantage of putting an incredible amount of interior room into a tiny package.
    It's a missed opportunity is all. Cars were once a way to be connected with mother Earth. They were a great way to self reliance. In the same way that most people dont have a clue to where their food came from, most people don't have a clue about their vehicle, which is often the second biggest investment in someone's life.

    It's corporate numbing of society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sahlensguy View Post
    You can't afford that car Shiva. If you could, you'd buy it new. The cost of maintenance on it past it's warranty will eat you alive. Nice alpha car though.
    It's only got 75,000 kliicks on it and the warranty covers it to 150,000.

    For only 16 large.

    I worked with Germans. They build things right. The thing is spotless. Problem is my 2010 Civic Sport is a great car. Better looking than the new ones. No complaints.

    So my desire to look cool is fighting my desire to be sensible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    Nice ride but RWD in the winter?

    We went to Montreal for New Years a few years back and the car rental company upgraded us to a Charger, which is RWD. The roads were snowy and icy and it was quite tricky. I got it stuck once in Parque Omega and we needed an SUV to pull us out.

    In Balt/DC, they’re so bad at plowing the roads that RWD cars are basically useless in the snow. Some people still have them because it only snows a few days a year, but everyone I know who has one has gotten stuck.
    Toronto doesn't get the same winter weather as Montreal or Buffalo. The roads are bare except when there's a storm. 4 or 5 days a year. Plus, as I'm 68, I spent my firest 25 years or so driving rear wheel drive cars. And as I'm a man of leisure, I very rarely have to get anywhere so desperately that I need to drive in crappy weather. I might just keep the Civic too.

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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Obergruppenfuhrer Spartacus View Post
    It's only got 75,000 kliicks on it and the warranty covers it to 150,000.

    For only 16 large.

    I worked with Germans. They build things right. The thing is spotless. Problem is my 2010 Civic Sport is a great car. Better looking than the new ones. No complaints.

    So my desire to look cool is fighting my desire to be sensible.
    Germans have long made the best performing cars in the world. They have been engineered to a higher degree. These tighter tolerances don't lead to a longer life. They lead to more expensive reapair bills. Look to Japan for longer life and cheaper maintenance. Mercedes are to be designed to be the best car in the world - for their original owner, who trades it in for a new Mercedes every few years. Listen to your sensibilities. If you can't afford a new Mercedes, you can't afford an older one.
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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Obergruppenfuhrer Spartacus View Post
    It's only got 75,000 kliicks on it and the warranty covers it to 150,000.

    For only 16 large.

    I worked with Germans. They build things right. The thing is spotless. Problem is my 2010 Civic Sport is a great car. Better looking than the new ones. No complaints.

    So my desire to look cool is fighting my desire to be sensible.
    Check that warranty over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahlensguy View Post
    Check that warranty over.
    I've been Mercedes owner before.

    75,000 km is just barely broken in.

    I'd trust a Mercedes over a BMW or Audi.

    Plus, When the warranty runs out, I have my own mechanic with a private garage that I've used for years. Not worried about repair costs.

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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Obergruppenfuhrer Spartacus View Post
    I've been Mercedes owner before.

    75,000 km is just barely broken in.

    I'd trust a Mercedes over a BMW or Audi.

    Plus, When the warranty runs out, I have my own mechanic with a private garage that I've used for years. Not worried about repair costs.
    It may not be the same in Canada, but in the US, the original warranty comes with a time limit as well. It’ll be something like 4 years/50k miles (varies by manufacturer). But the years are based on the in-service date of the car (the day the car was first sold as new to the original owner). With a 2012 model year, the in service date could be 2011, which is 7 years ago, meaning the time limit is likely up. I think only Hyundai and Kia have warranties that long.

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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Obergruppenfuhrer Spartacus View Post
    I've been Mercedes owner before.

    75,000 km is just barely broken in.

    I'd trust a Mercedes over a BMW or Audi.

    Plus, When the warranty runs out, I have my own mechanic with a private garage that I've used for years. Not worried about repair costs.
    Have him do an inspection on it before you make an offer and it sounds like you'll be all set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    It may not be the same in Canada, but in the US, the original warranty comes with a time limit as well. It’ll be something like 4 years/50k miles (varies by manufacturer). But the years are based on the in-service date of the car (the day the car was first sold as new to the original owner). With a 2012 model year, the in service date could be 2011, which is 7 years ago, meaning the time limit is likely up. I think only Hyundai and Kia have warranties that long.
    It wouldn't be the original warranty on the Mercedes. It's probably not a CPO warranty from Mercedes either, but rather a third party warranty which aren't as good.

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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by sahlensguy View Post
    It's a missed opportunity is all. Cars were once a way to be connected with mother Earth. They were a great way to self reliance. In the same way that most people dont have a clue to where their food came from, most people don't have a clue about their vehicle, which is often the second biggest investment in someone's life.

    It's corporate numbing of society.
    I just don't see it that way. When I got my first car, 45 years ago, it was a way for me to get from here to there as cheaply as I could. It's not only trying to be thrifty now, it's also trying to keep my footprint on the ecosystem as small as can be. I don't like creating lots of trash. I recycle as much as I can, and I try to burn as little gasoline as I can. If I could afford it, I would probably buy a hybrid.

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    Re: 2018 Toyota Corolla: not impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by sahlensguy View Post
    Have him do an inspection on it before you make an offer and it sounds like you'll be all set.
    Check this out. I could splurge for this 2015 AMG coupe.

    44 grand, 75 km, 505 hp v8...

    https://www.autotrader.ca/a/Mercedes...o/5_39937212_/

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