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charlie

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Fuck me. Look who just strolled in like he'd never been away... :)

That appears to be in style nowadays..

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@knuck - 2018 Civic Coupe EX-T.  Sporty, fast (CVT w/ turbo), and awesome gas mileage.  :)

Nice!  I really need to do an update on ours too.

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Oh and it's got some decent tech in it.  It feels like a huge jump forward from the Fit which was pretty bare bones in terms of that stuff. 

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What's the final report on the old Fit?

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Um, not sure what you're looking for exactly, but it had 119K and change miles.  It was running well but needed tires, breaks, A/C work and other odds and ends maintenance.

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Repairs over its life?  Major likes and dislikes?  Would you recommend one?

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Repairs over the time I had it?  Almost none.  Struts is the main one I can recall.  I really had no major issues with it.  But it is a Honda so you kind of expect that.  Other than that it was purely just standard maintenance.  I would recommend it but maybe not the sport model.  It rode kinda tight and rough.  The Civic is a much more smooth ride for sure.  But I could haul all kinds of stuff in it and it was good for what I needed.  And visibility/head clearance was incredible.

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Cool.  I kind of thought as much, though the struts seems a little odd.  Struts are typically a 200K mile kind of thing.

The visibility in the things is amazing.

Sounds like you got your $ worth and then some.

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Yeah, I don't know why they went so early.  It was odd.  And yeah, I certainly got what I wanted out of it.  Had it for 8 years and probably could have had it for a lot longer but it was time.  What are you driving these days?

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It has been around a year (Feb  2017) since we traded in our 2005 Lexus LS 430.  It was approaching 200K miles so we had started looking around.  Oddly enough, by chance our dealer had just received what we were looking for.

It is a 2015 LS 460 F-Sport.  White with white metal flake.

In the year we have owned it we have no regrets.  Amazing car and a nice update from the previous LS.

We paid an additional fee for an extended warranty which includes road side service, hotel, a rental, and towing to the nearest Lexus dealership.  This is an unlimited mileage bumper to bumper and covers everything but paint, trim, and glass (and random consumables like brakes) until late December 2025.  Probably never use it.


Services are nice in that they drop off a Lexus when they take your car to the dealership for the work.  This is for the life of the car and a Lexus feature.

Our first Lexus was an ES 330 that we traded in at 170K.  Never had a single repair and looking through the service logs didn't before we owned it.  Our previous LS had one repair.  It failed the alternator at 160K.  They even called to let us know that they had an approved non-Lexus version that would cost less and had a better current capability.  I think the bill was ~$300.

This one is another V8 (the last Lexus V8) and can switch between luxury car mode and sport mode with a switch.  Faster and more powerful with a nicer interior.  Our only complaint is that the trunk is smaller. 

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That's a sharp lookin car.  :)  Maybe I need to look at Lexus next time around.  I know you tried to talk me into them before.

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That is a sweet ride, Knuck. I love the interior colors!

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Thanks guys!

Yup get one.  They have truly been everything they are reputed to be and more to us.  I am sure there are dealer to dealer variances, however the brand seems solid to me.  Love to see Sam in an NX or RX.

Ever consider one Jake?  Surprised Kermi isn't driving one.

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Thanks guys!

Yup get one.  They have truly been everything they are reputed to be and more to us.  I am sure there are dealer to dealer variances, however the brand seems solid to me.  Love to see Sam in an NX or RX.

Ever consider one Jake?  Surprised Kermi isn't driving one.

Nope, I only buy American :)
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also, i don't think i will ever buy a car that is not a pickup
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