I FINALLY found a car I like & brought it home tonight = )

by FlyingHighNow 52 Replies latest jw friends

  • FlyingHighNow

    After nearly seven months of bus rides and asking for rides, I have purchased a car.

    For all of you who made helpful suggestions & contributions to my car buying thread, especially Zed is Dead, thank you so much.

    My thread asking for advice on car buying:

    Suggestions for car buying 2 3

    I bought a 2009, Pontiac G 6. My reasons for choosing a G 6: this car gets great miles per gallon. On the way home, town driving with long stretches of country road, I got 28.9 to the gallon. The car is attractive inside and out. The interior is black with some dark gray on the seats. It is comfortable, unlike the 2009 Toyota Corolla I drove. There is plenty of room in the backseat for my 6'1" tall grandson and his friend(s) or Andy. It's got lots of features I love including a place to plug in my charger and a mini USP cord. There's a whole lot more.

    I'll post more pictures tomorrow.

    There is hardly a scratch on it. The tires and breaks are almost new. The paint is green with metal fleck. Anything that looks like a ding or dint is just the reflection in the paint.

  • This is my tigersuit
    This is my tigersuit

    woo hoo! good for you! there are few feelings like when you get a new car- even if its just new to you. hope it works well for ya! :)

  • FlyingHighNow

    Well, thank you, Tiger Suit. What a cute moniker, by the way.

    I am giddy. Now I can buy a watermelon, because I won't have to walk it home.

  • FlyingHighNow

    I'm going to post more pictures tomorrow.

    ONe of my friends who drives me around, owns a 2006 G 6. I really liked it, but when I saw what good mpg hers gets, I was sold. There is a setting that shows how many mpg you're getting as you drive.

  • zombie dub
    zombie dub

    The fact that you think getting less than 30mpg is 'great' is scary and a huge problem with the USA

  • FlyingHighNow

    The fact that you think getting less than 30mpg is 'great' is scary and a huge problem with the USA

    This isn't free way driving. On the Freeway, it can get close to 40 MPG. For a GM sedan, yes, 28.9 around town, stop and go, is fabulous. Some GM sedans get 17 MPG.

  • FlyingHighNow

    Zombie Dub, another thing is, this car looks great, inside and out and its comfortable. I drove a Toyota Corolla that was ugly, inside and out. The seats were tiny and stiff, no cushion. There were none of the features I got on this G6 base model: cruise control, satellite radio, onstar and so much more. This has leg room in the back, where the drab, gray toyota had little.

  • Ucantnome

    it looks good

  • FlyingHighNow

    This not an exhaustive list, but here are some of the options:

    Vehicle Options
    ● 2-Stage Unlocking
    ● Abs - 4-Wheel
    ● Adjustable Lumbar Support
    ● Anti-Theft Alarm System - With Engine Immobilizer
    ● Audio Security System
    ● Auto-Lock
    ● Auxiliary Audio Input - Jack
    ● Axle Ratio - 3.91
    ● Bumper Color - Body-Color
    ● Center Console - Front Console With Armrest And Storage
    ● Child Safety Locks
    ● Child Seat Anchors - Latch System
    ● Daytime Running Lights
    ● Door Handle Color - Body-Color
    ● Emergency Interior Trunk Release
    ● Exhaust Tip Color - Stainless-Steel
    ● Exterior Mirrors - Power
    ● External Temperature Display
    ● Folding - Split Folding
    ● Front Air Conditioning
    ● Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single
    ● Front Airbags - Dual
    ● Front Brakes - Ventilated Disc
    ● Front Headrests - Height Adjustable
    ● Front Seat Type - Bucket
    ● Front Wipers - Intermittent
    ● Front Wipers - Speed Sensitive
    ● Headlights - Auto Off
    ● Headlights - Auto On/Off
    ● Height Adjustable
    ● In-Dash Cd - Single Disc
    ● Manual Adjustments - 4
    ● Number Of Front Headrests - 2
    ● Number Of Rear Headrests - 2
    ● One-Touch Windows - 1
    ● Passenger Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Deactivation
    ● Power Activated Trunk/Hatch - Open
    ● Power Door Locks - Anti-Lockout Feature
    ● Power Outlet(S) - 12v Front
    ● Power Steering
    ● Power Windows
    ● Radio - Am/Fm
    ● Radio Data System
    ● Reading Lights - Front
    ● Rear Brakes - Disc
    ● Rear Defogger
    ● Satellite Communications - Onstar
    ● Satellite Radio - Xm
    ● Seatbelt Force Limiters - Front
    ● Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front
    ● Side Airbags - Front
    ● Side Curtain Airbags - Front And Rear
    ● Solar-Tinted Glass
    ● Speed Sensitive Volume Control
    ● Steering Wheel - Tilt-Adjustable
    ● Storage - Door Pockets - Front
    ● Storage - Front Seatback
    ● Tachometer
    ● Theft-Deterrent System
    ● Traction Control
    ● Type - 60-40 Split Bench
    ● Upholstery - Cloth
    ● Warnings And Reminders - Lamp Failure
    ● Low Fuel
    ● Engine Oil
    ● Coolant
    ● Wheel Spokes - 5
  • zombie dub
    zombie dub

    17 is horrendous! There are many cars that do ~60 around town (in the uk), there is only so much oil in the world :(

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