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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:45 PM
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25. Good for you!
Traded my wife's Subaru Forester (22 MPG) for a Scion xA (38 MPG). Since it's a stick, I get to drive it and she got my Accord (30 MPG).

Broke about even on the deal. Have no sympathy for anyone who bought a Ford Behemoth, owes more than it's worth, and wishes he could get rid of it. As Carlos Mencia would say, "dee-dee-dee."
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  -WP: Smaller Cars Enjoy New Chic: Dealers Notice SUV Demand Dropping Off DeepModem Mom  Sep-28-05 08:44 AM   #0 
  - Good  architect359   Sep-28-05 08:48 AM   #1 
  - Trailer towing is one "excuse"  herbster   Sep-28-05 09:17 AM   #5 
  - Trailer towing may be more of a luxury in the future...  triguy46   Sep-28-05 12:33 PM   #22 
  - Same here.  Xithras   Sep-28-05 12:34 PM   #23 
  - That's pretty funny, considering I used to tow a boat with my 40 MPG car!  Tesha   Sep-29-05 08:53 AM   #75 
  - Prius owner  Taverner   Sep-29-05 12:43 PM   #93 
  - My grandparents towed a 28-foot trailer through the  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-29-05 09:23 AM   #81 
     - They don't make'm like they used to...  herbster   Sep-29-05 10:26 AM   #83 
        - Yeah, you're probably right.  Tesha   Sep-29-05 06:26 PM   #96 
  - I do not begrudge some person with a large vehicle  MADem   Sep-28-05 01:04 PM   #31 
  - Great idea except the bicycle part.  Gormy Cuss   Sep-28-05 04:03 PM   #55 
  - OK, then let him pull a rickshaw  MADem   Sep-28-05 08:54 PM   #67 
  - Yeah. I ride a bicycle to work and I'm not just belching!  niallmac   Sep-29-05 06:26 AM   #73 
  - Exactly.  sarcasmo   Sep-28-05 07:36 PM   #63 
  - Excuses:  adigal   Sep-30-05 07:09 AM   #104 
  - (modern) Mini cars  LivingInTheBubble   Sep-30-05 12:57 PM   #106 
  - SUV's get a bad rap  FreedomThinker   Sep-30-05 04:02 PM   #111 
     - Welcome to DU, FreedomThinker!  ncrainbowgrrl   Sep-30-05 04:30 PM   #112 
  - Yes..  sendero   Sep-28-05 08:48 AM   #2 
  - saturn owner here  yorkiemommie1   Sep-28-05 01:40 PM   #38 
  - sucks to think this decision is largely economic for most people  castiron   Sep-28-05 08:49 AM   #3 
  - I'm one of the economic types...  triguy46   Sep-28-05 12:59 PM   #27 
     - Same Here. Had A Paid Off Newer PU. Traded It In For A VW TDI  loindelrio   Sep-28-05 07:06 PM   #62 
  - we just got an audi a3 hatchback  natrat   Sep-28-05 09:01 AM   #4 
  - I had a 1988 Honda Civic that got 40 mpg  CAcyclist   Sep-28-05 12:36 PM   #24 
     - I LOVE my '05 Civic EX  Arger68   Sep-28-05 01:22 PM   #33 
     - Your '88 Civic had a 1.5 liter engine.  trogdor   Sep-28-05 02:26 PM   #46 
        - America became addicted to horsepower and sub-9 second 0-60s.  bunkerbuster1   Sep-28-05 02:40 PM   #48 
        - LOL  CAcyclist   Sep-29-05 02:28 PM   #94 
           - Poor sales.  trogdor   Sep-29-05 03:04 PM   #95 
  - History repeats itself.  Xap   Sep-28-05 09:51 AM   #6 
  - Reagan turned this country back to its head-in-the-sand ways.  Oregonian   Sep-28-05 10:23 AM   #7 
  - Heh heh heh...  Hand   Sep-28-05 10:24 AM   #8 
  - I hate to break this to you, but...  Tesha   Sep-29-05 08:59 AM   #76 
     - I'm flattered!  Hand   Sep-29-05 12:06 PM   #88 
        - It just shows that the Ford "branding" of that grill design worked well!  Tesha   Sep-29-05 12:08 PM   #89 
  - Hell I was ahead of the curve in this when I bought a coupe in 01 and my  gulfcoastliberal   Sep-28-05 10:34 AM   #9 
  - The other day a roommate of mine brought home a friend  DS1   Sep-28-05 10:39 AM   #10 
     - Funny how a lot of those upgrades claim they "increase fuel efficiency"  gulfcoastliberal   Sep-28-05 10:55 AM   #11 
        - It would be if you tuned the engine fuel ratio after installing it  DS1   Sep-28-05 11:14 AM   #12 
  - Small cars  LibertyLover   Sep-28-05 11:42 AM   #13 
  - sweet  RogueTrooper   Sep-29-05 06:08 AM   #71 
     - Very sweet  LibertyLover   Sep-29-05 09:06 AM   #78 
  - '...Healy said. "At that time you  xxqqqzme   Sep-28-05 11:57 AM   #14 
  - Japan to the "Big Three": "Hey, your mom makes a good lunch"  BiggJawn   Sep-28-05 12:01 PM   #15 
  - Exactly. Whenever I see some young dude driving alone in a monster  Seabiscuit   Sep-29-05 09:28 AM   #82 
     - Same here.  BiggJawn   Sep-29-05 10:28 AM   #84 
  - Get a VW TDI (Diesel) and turn it into a grease car - up to 50 MPG & FREE!  bpilgrim   Sep-28-05 12:08 PM   #16 
  - I ahve a 2006 Golf TDI ---  LostinVA   Sep-28-05 12:52 PM   #26 
  - I'll have an 06 Beetle TDI  tammywammy   Sep-28-05 06:31 PM   #61 
  - Strange that all of europe manages new construction without one single  radwriter0555   Sep-28-05 12:17 PM   #17 
  - Actually, they drive even bigger box vans.  Xithras   Sep-28-05 12:29 PM   #20 
     - Lots of diesel. But my point is that the american guys always say they  radwriter0555   Sep-28-05 01:02 PM   #29 
  - GM needs to drop a hybrid in the Aveo, Ford in the Focus.  Xithras   Sep-28-05 12:22 PM   #18 
  - That does seem obvious...  triguy46   Sep-28-05 12:31 PM   #21 
  - ford sells a turbo awdr 2.3 litre screamer focus in europe  natrat   Sep-28-05 01:38 PM   #37 
  - I am the picture of smug...  triguy46   Sep-28-05 12:27 PM   #19 
  - Good for you!  trogdor   Sep-28-05 12:45 PM   #25 
     - When we were doing the paperwork...  triguy46   Sep-28-05 01:04 PM   #30 
        - He got a look at his knocked-up girlfriend.  trogdor   Sep-28-05 02:28 PM   #47 
        - I believe that was Fast Times at Ridgemont High n/t  gulfcoastliberal   Sep-28-05 03:46 PM   #52 
           - It was "Ruthless People"  Tesha   Sep-29-05 09:03 AM   #77 
              - You're correct, ma'am.  gulfcoastliberal   Sep-30-05 01:19 AM   #100 
                 - It's Phoebe Cates who gets knocked up in Fast Times.  trogdor   Sep-30-05 01:44 PM   #107 
  - My. How observant of those car dealers.  hatrack   Sep-28-05 01:00 PM   #28 
  - Oh yes...  triguy46   Sep-28-05 01:05 PM   #32 
  - Love my little Chevy Cobalt.  mantis49   Sep-28-05 01:23 PM   #34 
  - I just rented one of those  midnight armadillo   Sep-28-05 02:08 PM   #43 
  - Its about time for me to trade in.  mccoyn   Sep-28-05 01:26 PM   #35 
  - This really is 1970s redux.  mantis49   Sep-28-05 01:29 PM   #36 
  - Got To Get My Smart Car Turbo Diesel Fortwo......  Double T   Sep-28-05 01:52 PM   #39 
  - Link, for those not in the know...  yibbehobba   Sep-29-05 06:19 AM   #72 
  - Check out Smartcar.ca also  Double T   Sep-29-05 09:09 AM   #79 
  - I want a Smart car too  4dsc   Sep-29-05 06:32 AM   #74 
  - now, call around to your local Honda Scooter dealers  matcom   Sep-28-05 01:56 PM   #40 
  - Which one? Metro? Silverwing?  bunkerbuster1   Sep-28-05 02:41 PM   #49 
  - Reflex  matcom   Sep-28-05 05:59 PM   #56 
     - Cool. Coupla years ago there was this dang fool who took his Reflex  bunkerbuster1   Sep-28-05 06:04 PM   #57 
        - that is AMAZING!  matcom   Sep-28-05 06:10 PM   #58 
           - Enjoy. You really can't go wrong with a Honda  bunkerbuster1   Sep-28-05 06:15 PM   #59 
  - Ours was stolen Sunday  MountainLaurel   Sep-28-05 02:51 PM   #50 
  - I don't consider the average American consumer the most enlightened  tanyev   Sep-28-05 01:58 PM   #41 
  - GOOD  tainowarrior   Sep-28-05 01:58 PM   #42 
  - "The last 30 days have been unlike anything I've ever seen in the  NCevilDUer   Sep-28-05 02:09 PM   #44 
  - Apparently, they are incapable of learning.  NYC   Sep-28-05 03:42 PM   #51 
  - Yay!  crispini   Sep-28-05 02:11 PM   #45 
  - WHOOOOPEEEE!!!  Megahurtz   Sep-28-05 03:48 PM   #53 
  - I wish someone would tell the morons  LibDemAlways   Sep-28-05 03:53 PM   #54 
  - I just bought a new car  HockeyMom   Sep-28-05 06:28 PM   #60 
  - my mitsubishi eclipse finally bought it at 98,000 miles  natrat   Sep-28-05 07:56 PM   #64 
  - I'm sure there are still those who live by this moto!  Tight_rope   Sep-28-05 07:59 PM   #65 
  - That is true in the area I live in for sure!  Jamison   Sep-29-05 11:42 AM   #87 
     - What the hell is the deal with all the SUV-driving  captain disgruntled   Sep-30-05 01:14 AM   #99 
  - My 1997 Ford Escort wagon....  pfitz59   Sep-28-05 08:33 PM   #66 
  - I just gave a 92 wagon to a relative  MADem   Sep-28-05 09:10 PM   #68 
  - You may have a long wait...  Hand   Sep-29-05 12:12 PM   #90 
     - Realistically, *EVERY* car should get 200K or more.  Tesha   Sep-30-05 06:35 AM   #101 
        - Our Forester found a good home.  trogdor   Sep-30-05 01:48 PM   #108 
  - still driving 2000 Hyundai wagon  kineneb   Sep-28-05 10:29 PM   #69 
  - that's good to know  libnnc   Sep-29-05 12:40 PM   #92 
     - It is my 2nd Hyundai!  kineneb   Sep-29-05 11:11 PM   #97 
     - Hyundai reliability testimonial (foreign)...  onager   Sep-30-05 02:15 PM   #109 
  - O_o OMG, know weigh, this si HUGH! whudathunkit?  NuttyFluffers   Sep-29-05 03:08 AM   #70 
  - ABOUT F*ING TIME!!!  Seabiscuit   Sep-29-05 09:10 AM   #80 
  - deja vu all over again  BareNakedLiberal   Sep-29-05 10:49 AM   #85 
  - Does anyone know if the people trading in their SUV are getting a smaller  KCdemocrat   Sep-29-05 10:54 AM   #86 
  - Here's what I want to see the auto industry get back to producing  libnnc   Sep-29-05 12:25 PM   #91 
  - I loved my old B210.  kineneb   Sep-29-05 11:15 PM   #98 
  - I've never owned anything but a Corolla  malaise   Sep-30-05 06:59 AM   #102 
  - 20 mule team hummer  formercia   Sep-30-05 07:02 AM   #103 
  - LOL...Good one!...n/t  Tight_rope   Sep-30-05 09:10 AM   #105 
  - All these cars are great and will fly of the lots even more  musiclawyer   Sep-30-05 02:57 PM   #110 
  - Subaru here. Always been a big fan of the econo "rice burners". n/t  Carolab   Sep-30-05 04:56 PM   #113 
 

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