Discussion on Family Ride replacement

Discussion in 'General' started by Die2self, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    I like those wheels too :D
     
  2. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    they are 17" rims that are like wings. Thick on the leading edge to a thinner edge on the back.

    Kumo Kinenergy tires on them. Just pumped them up to 48 psi in front and 45 in the rear. they were at 36 all around. The tires have a sidewall max of 51 psi.
     
  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Are the wheels symmetrical or directional? Are the right side ones the same way or do they rotate backwards?
     
  4. Die2self

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    I did even look at that. I will tonight. ;)

    sad that a $30,000 car doesn't come with a spare tire standard, but my $15,000 fit came with one :0\
     
  5. Die2self

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    here is some pics of the inside.

    Front seat (heated with leather bolsters with cloth inserts)
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    Nice location to pilot from.

    Information center
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    lots of other data at the finger tips as well as control of the Radio/nav.

    Navi/Radio/HVAC
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    Well laid out but will take some getting used

    Back seat
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    Very spacious and lots of leg room out back.

    Andrew I looked at the wheels and they are all the same so on the other side of the car they are rotating the other way. They are not symmetrical.
     
  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Jason:

    Good choice! The value choice and it is absolutely huge inside and within the trunk. Besides the Hybrid, the ECO would have been high on my list but the price may have scared some off? What did they offer on the ECO for you and your wife?

    Wayne
     
  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Wow. Look at that leg room!
     
  8. Die2self

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    Wayne, there was not one on the lot. We got this because of the slight hail damage discount. the only other red one (wife choose the color) on the lot was a limited which was even more.

    we got a good deal, but i think she got ripped on the trade in for only $1000. KBB showed about $2200-$3500 for a 2003 accord with 5mt and 194000 miles in good shape. No mechanical issues only some cosmetics items on the outside.

    Andrew, yeah I know:eek:
     
  9. SpartyBrutus

    SpartyBrutus Hypofueller

    Jason - I think that's a great choice for your family.

    I've driven a 2011 Sonata 6MT which was efficient and fun to drive. If they still offered a MT in 2015 I probably would have purchased one. I did end up buying a 2015 Sonata ECO which seems to shift much like the MT.

    I looked at/drove the Accord and Mazda 6 (MTs) but the Sonata had higher FE, more interior room and good value packages.

    They seem to be great highway cruisers.
     
  10. Die2self

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    OH took the sonata in yesterday for the fuel issue. She got it back with a full tank of gas. We shall see if it fixed the issue later. She didn't see any paper of what was performed. She was going to call them to day to ask about it. But the fuel gauge showed all full but only 490 something miles to go.

    She was not happy that the FCD read 14.9 when she got it back.
     
  11. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    That's typically the case, both with alloy rims and wheel covers. Our OEM 17" rims are like that: when you're looking at the passenger side they look "right", like a spiral galaxy doing it's thing. But go around the other side: they look like blender blades, scythes or something.
     

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