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Discussion in 'Wackbag Home Improvement & Car Repair' started by jagsfans, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. jagsfans

    jagsfans Registered User

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    Ok, so I have a Nissan Quest b/c my wife delivers cakes and flowers for wedding so she needs cargo room that can stay cool. We are looking at a few diff vehicles that are smaller but still serve this purpose. Does anyone here have experience with any of these models?

    Mazda 5
    Honda Fit
    Kia Soul
    Scion XB
    Hyundai Elantra Touring
    Nissan Cube
  2. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter. Donator

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    I plan on buying a Kia Souls my next vehicle. It's a great car but not enough cargo space.
  3. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    buy a honda
  4. BeerBelly

    BeerBelly Banned

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    are you a honda salesman?

    you told me the same thing but

    I wanna mustang GT convertible
  5. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    What are Kias' warranty promises these days? Whatever they are, don't let them sway you.
  6. Three Hole Puncher

    Three Hole Puncher gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh Donator

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    Of course you do. Mustang GT convertibles are great if you need to drive around town embarrassing yourself, but jagsfan needs a practical, reliable vehicle for business use. Hence... Honda.
  7. BeerBelly

    BeerBelly Banned

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    embarrassing how?

    I can drive circles around you .

    I was asking the people who work with cars, not you
  8. Three Hole Puncher

    Three Hole Puncher gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh Donator

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    Embarrassing... BeerBelly in a Mustang convertible = A dummy in a hot tub.

    Yeah, and the guy who works with cars recommended a Honda.

    Oh... and we non-retarded people have found driving in a straight line to be more effective than driving in circles.
  9. chiapeteater

    chiapeteater ¡¡¡¡sıʞunɹɹɹɹɹɹɹℲ Donator

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    That is because you are always drunk and a non-straight line is the only thing you can manage to drive.

    EDIT: God damn it. THP just beat me to the obvious line!


    And I resent that dummy in a hot tub remark sir. That was hurtful.:icon_mrgr
  10. steve500

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    I've had a few Hyundai rentals and have been VERY surprised with their build quality & handling. Hyundai is basically an upscale Kia, so I would assume Kia is great as well. Both are still trying to establish their reputations, so they tend to work harder to make sure you are satisfied.

    We a actually took a tour of their plant in Alabama & it was amazing how automated it was, and how many quality check stations they have along the assembly line.
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    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    buy a mustang gt convertible, i drive a 10 year old vw bug diesel, and a dodge pick up. both were free, and i rarely drive more than 10k a year. but, in the 20+years of working on cars, if i had to buy a brand new car tomorrow that i needed to last 10+ years with out any major work being done, i would buy a honda
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    DonTheTrucker I talk on the radio. No, really, I do.

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    You can't go wrong with Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Hyundai or Kia. For your needs, maybe a Forester would be an option.
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    My chick has a cube Krom... she loves it... and you can fit a bunch of crap in the back as the seats fold down. And you can make a flat loading area with one of these...

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    Even has a lockable compartment.

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    My chick calls it Steve... yessssssss
  14. BeerBelly

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    but you said buy a mustang gt convertible

    and that's all I wanna hear

    and that settles it
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    fletcher Darkness always says hello. Donator

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    Anyone else picture this guy when BB starts posting?

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    I'm with Fezman. I put the Honda Fit as the first choice with the Nissan Cube as the alternate.
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    Note most of the cubes come with a CVT transmission (which you actually get better fuel economy then a standard)... so basically you do not have shift points so you really have to keep an eye on the speedometer... until you get used to it.
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    Honda Element would fit your purpose much better than a Fit. Much more cargo room and the rear seats fold up for more.
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    My chick has to drive into Baferston everyday so a small nippy car was a good choice for her...
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    How about a 2000 hp Ford GT?

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    All the cars I listed give me the MPG I'm looking to upgrade to. So I'm hearing the Fit and the Cube are my optimal choices. No one has a Scion XB? That one actually has the most cubic feet room in this particular class of vehicle.
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    would be a tad frustrating getting to work
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    Fit is better real world mpg, but Scion is a MUCH better ride & more usable space. I think the original xb & fit were competitors, but the current generation of xb is a size class above.
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    DonTheTrucker I talk on the radio. No, really, I do.

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    I can say both the Fit and Scion on great cars, but the Fit is probably the best built small car I've ever driven. It just feels like a quality car from top to bottom.

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