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New car day!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by haggardfan1, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. haggardfan1

    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2014
    down every road
    My girlfriend's car, a 2010 Nissan Maxima Sport Edition, got totaled a couple of weeks ago, and we decided to upgrade to an SUV for more passenger room, since we have one just turned teenager and twins in fifth grade.

    We narrowed it down to three choices: Ford Explorer, Buick Enclave, or a Nissan Pathfinder. The Enclave was by far the quietest, and roomy beyond belief even in the third row of seats, but pricey. The Explorers we drove were nice, but somehow we just didn't bond with any of them.

    Yesterday she got a 2014 Pathfinder Platinum, with just under 36,000 odometer miles. The only thing either one of us remotely dislikes is that it is black; but we'll just have to wash it a bit more often. It has everything but hot and cold running water--it's fully loaded and really a nice solid vehicle. It was in our budget ballpark, and by far the lowest mileage one-owner car that we found in the time available. It's also the second quietest of everything we looked at, running second only to the Buicks.

    I knew all along she kind of wanted another Nissan; the controls are laid out much like what she's used to, and the Pathfinder is slightly smaller than the other SUVs we considered and so a bit easier to maneuver. It's rated for seven passengers and the third seat has respectable room, so we're tickled with it. Oh, and the insurance is significantly cheaper than on her Maxima :D.

    Thanks for all your suggestions over in my "oh god I need a pre-owned car" thread. We haven't even taken any pictures of it yet; I'll post some as soon as I get a chance.
     

  2. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    nice...good luck with it!
     
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  3. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    I'd'a bought a $3k Corolla and a buttload of cool gear ;)
     
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  4. jaybones

    jaybones Tele-Afflicted

    Nice! I hear you on the color.

    Black cars are like black guitars, they look great when they're freshly clean. But after that they show ever spec of dirt. Or smudge, fingerprints, etc.

    Its also the hardest color to make look good. Every imperfection underneath will show up.
     

  5. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    Wow! That thing looks about as sweet as they come! There's nothing more beautiful than a shiny black ride!

    Happy for you! Hope you have some really fun miles ahead...
     

  6. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    54
    Feb 19, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Those new Pathfinders look like awesome cars! Well done... I'm sure it will last a long time.
     

  7. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    My niece in Florida has one just like yours, color and all! She loves hers, I expect you will do the same with yours. They got it about 3 or 4 months ago.
     

  8. WetBandit

    WetBandit Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    27
    Oct 11, 2016
    37804
    When you wash a black car do not do anything other than those it off and let it dry.

    When you use a rag or sponge or anything of the sort you will pit swirl marks in the paint and it will be unsightly.

    Looks good.
     
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  9. David Barnett

    David Barnett Poster Extraordinaire

    I've got a black courtesy car from the dealership for a couple of days. I've never owned a black vehicle. It was clean when they sent me home in it yesterday, when I went out this morning we must've had a pollen explosion 'cause it was covered in yellow mess. It looks like The Official TDPRI Courtesy Car.
     
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  10. Lonn

    Lonn Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    55
    Dec 13, 2007
    Indiana
    Very nice. My 07 Acura TSX is getting long in the tooth and I turned over 240K on the way to work this morning. Still runs very well although the AC crapped out about 3 years ago and was too much $$$ to fix. Told my wife I want some sort of SUV for my next vehicle since gas is so cheap and has been for years. The Pathfinder Platinum is high on my list as well. We're still paying on her 2015 Accord Sport 6M so we'll see when I can upgrade.
     

  11. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

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