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Re: Car-parison, if possible.
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Posted by vtsnaab [Email] (#26) [Profile/Gallery] (more from vtsnaab) on Mon, 25 Jul 2022 12:25:25 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: Car-parison, if possible., AdamD in VT, Mon, 25 Jul 2022 07:32:18
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Superb reply - thanks very much AdamD in VT !!

When it comes to cars for me (and also for my partner) the top considerations are purchase price and ongoing maintenance costs.

My view of many cars (and for many reasons) is that their 'keep' is overly costly - and of course the newer the car, the worse that may be with all the bogus krap that has been invented in recent years (TPMS, for example) just to be more profitable, but costly to maintain.

It is funny to me how the trip 'upward' for me that reached the 9000 progressed in my life...

Way back when, I was 100% happy to drive ONLY VW Beetles & thought anything more complex was wasteful;
BUT=> when those sort of ran out I got my 1st Saab 99 which made me realize that the VW Beetle was not 'it' for me.

Then the 99 supply ran out & I had a Toyota Camry for almost a decade - a very nice car that was easy on the wallet, BUT it also made me see what was so great about having a Saab !!

Finally the time came for me to get into a 900S - which was a happy day indeed - until some time later when that needed replacement & I sort of got forced to get my 1st 9000 - which I had vehemently avoided due to things like their needs for DIC replacements.

It was an upwards movement though, which forced me to admit that it was a perfect fit for me, 'specially when I was able to drive another 900 so as to make a personal comparison - and then onwards to the Aeros and oh my - a one-way trip indeed.

So as I've said, given what I have seen of cars in general - there is nothing which truly compares well enough with a 9000 Aero 5 speed in so many important ways.

Electrics and/or hybrids do not interest me a'tall yet and maybe, just maybe if I'm around long enough to witness the arrival of some sort of super batteries, or some sort of superb alternatively fueled cars, this POV may change.

The folks I've known thus far with hybrids have been able to turn 'em over every couple of years thereby avoiding BIG expenses to keep 'em, and I am not in that financial category.

Given all that I can see of cars, my hope remains that my 25 y/o Aero will outlast little old me !!

Thanks Again for your thoughtful reply AdamD in VT.


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