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b_b  ·  1384 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Piketty: Germany has no standing to lecture other nations on debt.

My very first car was an 1983 RX-7, which isn't dissimilar to a Miata in many ways, but like waaaaaaaay cooler. I loved that car, but totaled it in short order.

My wife drives a Range Rover Evoque, so practicality in automobiles isn't really her thing.

user-inactivated  ·  1384 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You know, if you want something similar to the RX-7, The Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ is actually a well put together car. You'll hear people gripe about their lack of power, but they're missing the bigger picture of amazing handling. They're nothing like the FR-S or the RX-7, but the Ford Focus and Fiesta STs are great cars in their own right.

If power is your thing though, and you still want something that's a bit more practical price wise, the new Mustang is hard to beat. Though, I'd probably wait until the 2016 or 2017 model year comes out, so Ford has a chance to work out the first model year kinks.

b_b  ·  1384 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I like the Mustang, and I'm Ford employee discount eligible, so it's crossed my mind, but I'm just not into muscle cars. The Camaro that's coming out next year is cool, too, but doesn't appeal to me for the same reason. When it comes to fast cars, I'm more a sport coupe enthusiast (ATS-V, M4, RS5, etc). As it stands, I'll only buy a Ford or GM, because I can get discounts on either (not because of any buy American ethos). Currently I drive a Silverado, and there's a strong possibility I'll just end up getting another one, but goddam is it annoying when faced with a small parking lot.

user-inactivated  ·  1383 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You know, each generation that Mustang becomes a bit sportier, especially this generation now that it has an independent rear suspension. You got a bit of a pricier taste in cars though. Pricier, but still tasteful.

Besides the parking, how do you like your Silverado?

b_b  ·  1383 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Parking and the gas. Besides that it's the best vehicle I've ever driven.

user-inactivated  ·  1383 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've seen some decently priced used Toyota Tacomas. I don't need anything big, so I'm thinking about getting one as my next vehicle.

b_b  ·  1383 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Check out the new canyon/Colorado. They're awesome.

user-inactivated  ·  1383 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I absolutely will. I love cross shopping. It's half the fun.