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Old 02-08-2019, 05:26 PM
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mid size though. out for me
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:42 PM
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Id buy me a Veloster N if I didnt have the Evo. If Hyundai makes an AWD version I would consider it. I prefer to have a small car.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:56 PM
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The fusion is actually really comfortable. It's a tank at about 4100 lbs. the back seat is more comfortable than the front. It's awd, comes factory rated at 325hp from the twin turbo 2.7V6 and 380ftlbs of tq. You can get a cold air intake, downpipes, intercooler, bov, and a company has just started making charge pipes. Sway bars, springs, and strut tower braces are also available. I've been told that a k&n drop in and e30 tune adds 100hp.
It's a lot like the cobalt in the aspect that no one knows they make it. It's comfortable, got a big 8" Sony stereo, sunroof and is a complete performance bargain, but it's heavy. It also has adjustable shocks in sport mode. I'm gonna pay $24500 for a 17 that's only seen the road 8 months and has 9,000 miles. It's a family car just driving around, until you mash the go peddle and hang on. Factory it runs a 13.7 1/4 mile, not bad for the weight. They aren't big sellers like the cobalt SS, but they also don't advertise them much either. There is a new 18 in southern Illinois I almost got, equipped like mine, for $28,000. Metallic you should check them out with the family and all. I'm happy with my purchase, and it will be less maint than a ats.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:58 PM
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I would love to have an atsv but I want all weather not rwd. The back seats are a joke in the ats. I'm short and my head makes contact with the headliner. Should just make them 2 seaters.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:18 PM
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I should check them out youre right. Ill poke around and see whats local
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:00 PM
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My dad rented a fusion when he came to visit last month and he liked it. He's hard to please, too. He drove it like 2000 miles so he got to know it well. It was the gutless rental version but it was comfy.
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They aren't the baddest looking things in the road. But I've always been a fan of sleeper cars. That's one of the things I loved about the cobalt- " wait, that thing came with a turbo"
Now I won't only be able to say yes, but also "twins".
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:43 PM
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With a different rear sway bar and summer tires, it should put it at close to the same ski pad number as a tc cobalt.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:21 PM
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Im so torn on what I want to get. Ive looked at 335i, 535i BMWs, ATS, ATSV, CTS, XTS Cadillacs, IS300 (1st gen), IS350, GS350 F Lexus, Tahoe and Avalanche Chevys. Ford SHO. I literally cannot make up my mind on what I want. On one hand thats good because im not an impulse buyer like my younger years, but at the same time I would like something to play with. Its still too cold here for anything right now anyway so I guess im ok waiting it out.
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:04 PM
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Im so torn on what I want to get. Ive looked at 335i, 535i BMWs, ATS, ATSV, CTS, XTS Cadillacs, IS300 (1st gen), IS350, GS350 F Lexus, Tahoe and Avalanche Chevys. Ford SHO. I literally cannot make up my mind on what I want. On one hand thats good because im not an impulse buyer like my younger years, but at the same time I would like something to play with. Its still too cold here for anything right now anyway so I guess im ok waiting it out.
The ats is really too small to do anything with. The cts is really nice and has more room, I'm just not a huge fan for the price of the car. Wouldn't trust the 2.0 and a premium 3.6 cts is expensive even used. Sho is outdated on everything and it's a pretty big car based on modern cars plus it's hard to get over the 4400lb weight of it. BMW is nice machine but you better not have any huge failure because it's really expensive to fix. Xts is really nice but big and heavy. The Lexus models aren't real big and have small backseats. I know, I just looked at all these.
I'm really glad I stumbled on the affordable fusion sport as it checks off the brunt of what I'm looking for all for under $25k for a slightly used car. Takes bumps like a big car, but in sport mode with the shocks adjusted down it doesn't corner like one as much. Can't wait to see what it drives like with the bigger rear bar and some ps4's on it. The awd works pretty slick too, even has a display for it sending torque to the rear wheels. I hope you can choose wisely, lots of good cars out there, just depends on how much you want to spend.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:53 PM
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I have about 15k cash if i want a project (3rd vehicle) car. Or if I trade in the terrain I can do around 60k. Problem is the terrain is under 50k miles. Lowered, AWD, Camaro wheels, tint, hids, leather etc and is a tank in the snow. Does everything I want and is almost paid off, so I almost dont want to get rid of it and would rather just a project car. ya know?
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Yeah keep the terrain and get something rwd to have fun in.
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