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Re: Subaru Blues

I have a 2010 Subaru Legacy with over 65,000 miles and have had no issues. My wife's 2008 Toyota Sienna has been recalled 5 or 6 times to date. That said, overall Toyota's and Honda's are good cars that will retain their value and will last a long time. But, they are not perfect and Toyota has had a...
by Landsman
Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Subaru Blues
Replies: 87
Views: 7949

Re: 2nd bad trans Honda Accord - next car? Subaru?

I have a 2010 Subaru Legacy with the CVT and over 69,000 miles with no issues. If you are considering a Legacy, I would recommend waiting for the 2015 model year. It is completely redesigned and updated.
by Landsman
Fri May 02, 2014 11:38 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2nd bad trans Honda Accord - next car? Subaru?
Replies: 46
Views: 2929

Re: Affordable Care Act data point

Another thing to consider is that with the Affordable Care Act I believe the lifetime limits have been removed. If your previous policy had a lifetime limit of $1 million, then that would account for some of the difference.
by Landsman
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:50 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Affordable Care Act data point
Replies: 29
Views: 1568

Re: LASIK

I had Lasik about 8 years ago. I would definitely recommend it. It is amazing how much a of a difference a 5 minute procedure can make.
by Landsman
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: LASIK
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: Continuous Variable Transmissions

I own a 2010 Subaru Legacy with the CVT and love it. I never feel the car shift and the fuel economy is better than expected for a mid-size AWD car. I am currently averaging 28MPG in mixed driving and routinely get 31+ on the highway. I would recommend driving the car to see if you like it or have a...
by Landsman
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Continuous Variable Transmissions
Replies: 78
Views: 6174

Re: How to purchase Grandmother's Leased Car

My grandmother is currently leasing a car and doesn't plan to drive when her lease is up. I'd like to purchase the car when her lease is up because the car has been garage kept and has less than 4,000 miles on it after almost 3 years of driving. Given the low miles, the car is worth more than the l...
by Landsman
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:39 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to purchase Grandmother's Leased Car
Replies: 13
Views: 1218

Re: How to purchase Grandmother's Leased Car

You can have Grannie buy it at your/her price (you will have to pay sales tax again even though that was paid up front in the lease...if your state has sales tax) and then you buy it from Grannie for a buck and cost of paperwork, title etc.? Yes, at the worst I would give her the money to purchase ...
by Landsman
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to purchase Grandmother's Leased Car
Replies: 13
Views: 1218

Re: How to purchase Grandmother's Leased Car

Thanks for the replies. I'll have to call the lease company with my grandmother to see what we can do. I briefly looked at the lease agreement and thought it said something about the leasee being the only person that can purchase the car at lease end, but then I saw posts here from folks that sold t...
by Landsman
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:52 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to purchase Grandmother's Leased Car
Replies: 13
Views: 1218

How to purchase Grandmother's Leased Car

My grandmother is currently leasing a car and doesn't plan to drive when her lease is up. I'd like to purchase the car when her lease is up because the car has been garage kept and has less than 4,000 miles on it after almost 3 years of driving. Given the low miles, the car is worth more than the le...
by Landsman
Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to purchase Grandmother's Leased Car
Replies: 13
Views: 1218

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