Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Honey, Sep 12, 2014.
Can confirm. Had so much trouble with my soft top when I had it. Loved that car though.
We had that car in Chicago and Miami. Never had any issues with the soft top.
I'm now considering a car that's a fancier/newer version of a car I used to have. I asked W, "why did I get rid of that car anyway?" He said, "you needed new tires and decided not to get new tires and to get a new car instead with more space." It was painful to read but it is 100% true that I decided to purchase a new car instead of new tires (also I was working in a shitty but well paying job at the time so I wanted to at least feel like I was getting some quality of life improvement even if the job itself was a downer).
OK W starts his job on Monday and it looks like we will already have a driving conflict on Weds when I am expected to be somewhere that's an hour drive away, so not do-able via Lyft.
I'm debating about going to see the fancy version of my old car above (VW EOS hard top convertible, sunroof, FWD, black w/ red interior, fancy features, 48k miles, tiny trunk) and/or a soft top convertible (Audi, AWD, no sunroof, blue w/ tan interior, slightly fancier features, 84k miles, better trunk). Is 84k miles too many? W is not phased by it since I won't be putting a ton of miles on it, my other friend says she wouldn't buy a car with that many miles unless it was super cheap which this isn't.
I think hardtop and lower miles is an automatic winner to me.
I had an A4 soft top with less miles than that and couldn't take it in for an oil change without ending up with a $500+ bill. Eos gets my vote.
I agree that 84K miles should be cheap. I don’t know how many miles Audis tend to run for, but I imagine it’s not crazy dependable like a Toyota
True that. I had an A4 soft top in LA and I loved it but I also moved back to MA while it was still under warranty.
You know what Audi’s cost to own. I had a friend with an Eos who had nothing but issues, but that’s just a sample of 1. She did love it at first.
My Audi experience was under warranty lol. My old EOS had no issues but I didn’t have it forever. What’s a good convertible choice? I’m salty that I’m losing the car I ordered and waited six months for so I’m open to fun suggestions to help me get over it.
I’m not the right one to ask about convertibles, . I only had the Jag and it was nothing but trouble.
I’d get the little Alpha, that’s completely impractical and fun. Or a Boxster.
I thought about the Boxster but I would like at least a nominal backseat. Also RWD, not the greatest.
S had an alfa; it came with two mechanics.
Solely based on looks, I like the EOS better. I don’t have suggestions for other convertibles but the Boxster would be fun to drive!
What do you think of a Miata? No backseat, but do you really need two cars with backseats?
Miatas are fun!
My friend has a Miata he loves. I think he gets winter tires for the MN snow crap but drives it year round.
Nothing <200hp is fun. I know from experience.
@Canaligator, what is this car for you? Something you want to have for years, customize, make it your fun weekend summer vehicle and occasional commuter? Or something you’re gonna ditch for that Wrangler in a few years?
@virgo four cylinders of fury, sister.
That is a good question and it's hard to answer. Something to get me to court and meetings that won't make me resentful that I no longer get to use the brand new car I waited for for six months. Not sure if any vehicle can actually accomplish this goal
My very first thought was a Miata because they are cute and I've always said that would be my retirement / second car. It's the rear wheel drive that gives me pause, for the days when it's not actively snowing but the roads are still shitty and I have to be somewhere.
Snow tires make a world of difference, but you might learn some drifting skills as well.
S209 goes on sale next week.
@Canaligator D suggested a TT roadster. AWD!
Just get a Wrangler and let me live vicariously through you until I can buy one in 2023.