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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; The Cruze is much better looking than the Cobalt......
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    The Cruze is much better looking than the Cobalt...

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    Re: Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    The Cruze is much better looking than the Cobalt...
    Naw, my VW Jetta Sportwagen is the best looking car ever. I'm thinking about a trip to Fla to get my V, I miss it. I think I'll just bring both cars back and forth between up north and fla every year.
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    It must be nice to have money to throw away. Will you adopt me??

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    Re: Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by 1997BlackETC View Post
    Naw, my VW Jetta Sportwagen is the best looking car ever. I'm thinking about a trip to Fla to get my V, I miss it. I think I'll just bring both cars back and forth between up north and fla every year.

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    Re: Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by pat2t2f View Post
    It must be nice to have money to throw away. Will you adopt me??
    Who is the one with money to throw away?

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    He bought a Jetta wagon to save money on gas with with V when he goes to RI every summer and now he is going to transport both card back and forth. It seems like a lot of extra expense for almost no savings.

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    How is buying a $40k more expensive E63 AMG the answer to spending $2k/yr extra on gas for the V due to poor gas mileage?

    You'll be driving the AMG 20 years before you've made up the cost difference in fuel.

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    Which is why I think ETC has money to throw away. He bought 2 brand new cars this year and is talking about the merc.

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    Re: Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle

    We all make our own decisions. No need to hate.

    FWIW I still think a second vehicle to "save gas" on the first is just a bad idea. You want two (or three) vehicles with different styles and purposes? No problem - get them and call it what it is: the luxury of variety.

    But using fuel efficiency as the motivating reason is just unreasonable in the vast majority of normal-people situations.

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    I don't hate. I have 3 cars myself.

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    I can understand another vehicle if the payment and monthly fuel and insurance come out to less than V fuel alone. Say you spend $600/mo in gas for the V. Leasing a Prius for $350 and spending $150/mo in gas is slightly cheaper. But factor in insurance and you should have stayed with the V alone.

    If he wants a Merc, go get a Merc. But this business of gas mileage as the reason is silly.

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    Re: Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by HUGN*RDS View Post
    hey..well he didn't say it needed to be a new car. besides, I think the cruise is much, much uglier than the cobalt I was talking about.
    He said to buy a NEW cobalt....not possible man....I doubt there are any leftover for more than 2 years. While I did appreciate the powertrain and drivetrain of the SS model, the rest of the car sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    I can understand another vehicle if the payment and monthly fuel and insurance come out to less than V fuel alone. Say you spend $600/mo in gas for the V. Leasing a Prius for $350 and spending $150/mo in gas is slightly cheaper. But factor in insurance and you should have stayed with the V alone.

    If he wants a Merc, go get a Merc. But this business of gas mileage as the reason is silly.
    I agree with you. $600 a month in gas puts you driving 27000 miles a year, at $4/gal and 15mpg. That is way more than most people drive so, higher than premium in most states, and a low mpg for driving that many miles at a presumably highway pace if you are accumulating that kind of mileage per year - definitely a worst case scenario. And even with that, it still does not make sense financially to buy a New high milege car to save money. Get a beater under 5 grand that gets at least high 20's mpg and put all the miles on that for a few years, then it will probably work out financially in the long run.

    Now if you just dont want to put that many miles on the V, or subject it to the daily grind and damage/maintanence/upkeep that goes with driving that many miles, that is a separate issue.

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    Buy what you want. Drive what you want. Just don't whine and complain when you have money to burn.

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    Re: Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by stl_ls1gto View Post
    He said to buy a NEW cobalt....not possible man....I doubt there are any leftover for more than 2 years. While I did appreciate the powertrain and drivetrain of the SS model, the rest of the car sucked.

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    you're right I did say new cobalt but I was saying new, as in new'er than the old cobalt which is not turbocharged but instead supercharged. new cobalt vs. old cobalt

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    Re: Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle

    my V and vette are toys, most of the time I'm beating up my TDI jetta to and from work (32k miles in 2 years) if its nasty and snowy the 2500 suburban. If its nice out and I'm in the mood the V or the vette (if I know I won't be sitting in stop in go traffic with a dead leg from a twin disc clutch). I pay 500 a month for the VW and I'm saving 450 a month as compared to the suburban i was using to commute. V gets about 5k a year for milage, suburban 6-7k at this point (just hit 103k, waiting on the new body style and a diesel to replace that since its been trouble free so far). The TDI does have its place as a beater and commuter and is something i'm willing to take to parking lots that actually fits in the spots as compared to the suburban

    My name is Steve and I have a problem with too many cars...

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