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Post by occasional demons » Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:41 pm

I do support them, as long as they have a product I want. Why should we buy something that doesn't thrill us?
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Post by racer12306 » Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:37 am

occasional demons wrote:
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I do support them, as long as they have a product I want. Why should we buy something that doesn't thrill us?
Agreed completely. I've never owned a foreign auto. This upcoming car purchase is our first one where we've explored these brands. We've had a minivan for the past 11 years #becausekids :lol: and I'd argue anyone to death that Chrysler had the best minivan in the world. Shoot, I've had (+wife) 7 Chrysler products since I was 19. I had to venture out when I was in the market for a small car and ended up with a Focus.

But now Chrysler has shot themselves in the foot with their offerings, Boat, 2dr boat, high end boat, minivan, big SUV, truck. They don't even have a Dodge branded minivan!

#1 market segment (by a TON) is a crossover. Where are you Chrysler?
#3 market segment is small car. Where are you Chrysler?

https://www.statista.com/statistics/276 ... ne%202022.
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Post by racer12306 » Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:15 am

I had a thought this morning on the drive into work, I forgot about Jeep.

If you go to the Jeep brand you will find a crossover segment car.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:39 pm

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If you go to the Jeep brand you will find a crossover segment car.
Hurry if you want something built at Belvedere- Stellantis is closing the plant next month.
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Post by occasional demons » Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:39 pm

Just have the Cherokee, Compass, or (Fiat) Renegade for crossover CUV options.

Looks like they got rid of the Patriot, which outsold the Compass. I rarely see any of the Compass's, lot of Patriots, so that makes perfect marketing sense.

Possibly it's a redesigned platform than the Patriot/Caliber/Compass platform, but why not keep the Patriot name, since that was what was selling?

The Compass just looks like about a foot shorter version of the Cherokee, with a slightly different front fascia.

The base Cherokee starts at more than my Forester Limited cost. Just to get a compact spare is an additional $700. Standard equipment on the Forester. $2400 for a sound system that has less watts than my Forester and a sunroof. The sunroof was standard equipment on my Forester. The option package on the Forester included a heated steering wheel, reverse automatic braking, a 545 watt HK system, and possibly something else for ~$1600. Fuel mileage estimates are also a few MPG less on the base Cherokee and even worse on the higher trims. I like my 33 to 35 highway MPG thank you.

Not sorry for going with the Subaru.

They do not have a 2023 Cherokee on the website either. Only 2022.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:35 am

It showed up on Thursday. Bought it on Friday! Paid in full! Love it so far, but need to break it in and learn about it. Never thought I would ever buy a Hyundai, but the performance, and the warranty cannot be beat! Powertrain warranty is 10yr/100k miles. Dealership I bought it from doubles it free of charge. So 20yr/200k powertrain warranty! 5yr/60k bumper to bumper warranty, 7yr anti perforation unlimited miles, 5yr unlimited miles roadside assistance. Free oil changes and tire rotations for 3 years. Car has a ton of tech features. Super stoked on this ride! Will definitely be hitting up road courses with this thing this year no doubt! Some quick pictures

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Post by racer12306 » Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:59 am

That is a sharp car. Looks really good in white.

I'd have to say that would be in the running if I was looking for a car.



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Not sorry for going with the Subaru.
As consumers we have to make the best decision for our needs. Look out for yourself because the companies won't.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:36 pm

Thanks, definitely has a unique look to it. Always liked white cars. Either white or the cyber gray.

Car has summer performance tires on it. Michelin PS4' s. Going to order some 18's with performance all seasonals. Just need to figure what wheels and tires to get for it. Really wish It came with all seasonals and 18's instead of 19's. Need to look into getting the windows tinted and PPF on the front.

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Post by Neon4Life » Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:28 pm

Holy cow. That thing is super nice man. Nice buy. Full 6spd manual even better. Nowadays it's just autos with the manual feature which we all now isn't the same thing. Lol. :D
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:04 pm

thanks! it is kind of weird because the car has all these tech features but with a manual transmission which has been around for so long.

Yup, gotta have 3 pedals!

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Post by occasional demons » Wed Jan 18, 2023 7:14 pm

It just goes to prove if you listen to what people want, and deliver on it, you can make sales in a segment that certain car manufacturers, er assemblers have written off.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:01 pm

true true. I guess its direct competitor is the WRX. And you can get a WRX with a manual or a crap CVT. The DCT in the EN is pretty damn good from what I have read. There was a recall on it though with some of the 22's. Car would literally start to hesitate and then die. Not sure if there is a fix for that yet. No issues with the 2023's though. I personally wanted a manual. Only like 25-30% of them are manual from what I have read.

What I don't like is that it doesn't come with all seasonals. Has Michelin Pilot Sport 4s. Which is a high performance summer tire. Tire compound gets very hard under 40 degrees. Reminds me of the SRT-4 when it came with the KDW's and people were wrecking them left and right in the cold states. That being said I need to find a nice set of all seasonal tires and wheels so I can enjoy the car when it gets cold out. Will run me aorund $2k probably! Been cold out here in Kansas with some snow. Which means salt everywhere. Car is just chillin in the garage.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:30 pm

I've got Pilot Sports on my SRT but I don't drive it in the wintertime so I guess that this is a moot point.
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:49 pm

I like that it uses a variety of colored caps for the different fluids under the hood. At least everything isn't yellow, like most manufactures have gone to.

I mean at least make them glow in the dark if they're all going to be yellow.

It looks like they totally got rid of a cap on the radiator. Not sure if I am on board with that 100%, as there is no way to actually inspect at least a little bit of the interior of the core. But then probably 99% of car owners don't ever look anymore.
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Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:48 pm

occasional demons wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:49 pm
I like that it uses a variety of colored caps for the different fluids under the hood. At least everything isn't yellow, like most manufactures have gone to.

I mean at least make them glow in the dark if they're all going to be yellow.

It looks like they totally got rid of a cap on the radiator. Not sure if I am on board with that 100%, as there is no way to actually inspect at least a little bit of the interior of the core. But then probably 99% of car owners don't ever look anymore.
i haven't really looked in the engine bay yet really. interesting they did use different colors. check out "just rolled in" on youtube. lots of clips of customers putting windshield wiper fluid in the overflow tank and complaining about their car overheating! Maybe that is why they use different colored caps now haha. But yeah not sure about the radiator cap,need to look into that myself.
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I've got Pilot Sports on my SRT but I don't drive it in the wintertime so I guess that this is a moot point.
Which Pilot Sports?.

Also i think its funny that the vanity cover makes it look like it has a V8 with those lines. What were they thinking? LOL

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:40 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:48 pm
Midnight_Rider wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:30 pm
I've got Pilot Sports on my SRT but I don't drive it in the wintertime so I guess that this is a moot point.
Which Pilot Sports?
Pilot Sport All Season 4 205/50 ZR17 93Y. I'm not sure if this will tell you which ones I have or not. There is a UPC of 0 86699 29603 0.
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Post by racer12306 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:26 pm

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It looks like they totally got rid of a cap on the radiator. Not sure if I am on board with that 100%, as there is no way to actually inspect at least a little bit of the interior of the core. But then probably 99% of car owners don't ever look anymore.
That's been pretty common for many years on many brands. Our Pacifica only has a cap on the expansion tank.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:40 pm

Yeah those are all seasonals gramps.

Frank, yup can't find a radiator cap anywhere.

So I just ordered a set of wheels and all seasonal tires! Going with 18's. Took me a week to find a wheel I liked. Had it narrowed down to 2, went with the more reputable wheel brand. Enkei. :) . 18x8 et45. 245/40/18 tire. So around 10mm more poke than stock. Stock is around 31lbs each (19x8 et55), these wheels are 19lb each! Will post pictures and more details once I get them installed.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Feb 06, 2023 5:17 pm

Enkei TS-V :) Wheels came in 2 days. UPS and Tire Rack FTW. Car has been so much fun, lots to learn with it. Discovered lane assist the other day while on the interstate. Basically keeps you in the middle of the road and you can have your hands off the wheel. Window tint is next on the list. Some pictures i took after a quick wash.Car reminds me of a cross between my Acura TL Type S and the Neon SRT-4. Almost halfway there until the break in period is over which is at 600 miles.
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Feb 06, 2023 7:24 pm

Looking good!

I can't say I care much for lane centering.

I keep all the steering assist features turned off on the Forester.

The adaptive cruise control on the other hand is pretty sweet.
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Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Feb 07, 2023 4:52 pm

occasional demons wrote:
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Looking good!

I can't say I care much for lane centering.

I keep all the steering assist features turned off on the Forester.

The adaptive cruise control on the other hand is pretty sweet.
gotcha i think this one has adaptive cruise control but not sure. it might not. i need to turn off some collision thing. guy was turning insanely slow in front of me and i just went around, the car applied the brake and beeped at me haha

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Post by occasional demons » Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:43 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
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i need to turn off some collision thing. guy was turning insanely slow in front of me and i just went around, the car applied the brake and beeped at me haha
Yeah, there are times when the Subaru doesn't react well to people turning off the road. It perceives them as a stopped vehicle. I just push the gas pedal a little, and it overrides the auto braking.

Good ol' technology...

But at least it's there, in case some kid darts out from parked cars.
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