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Old 07-10-2005, 14:02   #1 (permalink)
Steve
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Advice please

We have a 97 850 non turbo we are happy with, and a 91 Acura Integra that's
getting old. I am getting tired of the Acura as well, so I am thinking of
replacing it.
I am considering:
New Acura TSX 5 speed-kinda expensive, but bulletproof
New V40 non turbo and turbo-no resale value and unknown reliability, but the
5 cyl motor is well proven
Used V40 in a year or two once *someone else* takes the depreciation hit
Used 740 or 940/960 S/W (estate) with the idea of putting a mustang 5 l V/8
in it--unusual, fun of shutting down hot cars with my Volvo wagon, not sure
of downsides
Subaru Forrester-inexpensive but not truly required 4WD versatile,
inexpensive
BMW 330i--A man can dream right?

anyhow, and feedback or other ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks
--Steve



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Old 07-11-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
John Horner
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Re: Advice please

Steve wrote:
> We have a 97 850 non turbo we are happy with, and a 91 Acura Integra that's
> getting old. I am getting tired of the Acura as well, so I am thinking of
> replacing it.
> I am considering:
> New Acura TSX 5 speed-kinda expensive, but bulletproof


I test drove the TSX several times two years ago. Darn nice vehicle.

> New V40 non turbo and turbo-no resale value and unknown reliability, but the
> 5 cyl motor is well proven


I like a vehicle to be able to carry four adults in comfort for long
distances. The V40 fails that test.


> Used V40 in a year or two once *someone else* takes the depreciation hit
> Used 740 or 940/960 S/W (estate) with the idea of putting a mustang 5 l V/8
> in it--unusual, fun of shutting down hot cars with my Volvo wagon, not sure
> of downsides


Fun idea if you like projects ... likely to be a big project though!

> Subaru Forrester-inexpensive but not truly required 4WD versatile,
> inexpensive


Interesting possibility.

John
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