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by LadyIJ
Tue May 17, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Comfortable Vehicle Front Seats
Replies: 105
Views: 19388

Re: Comfortable Vehicle Front Seats

Wells guys I have found that car seat comfort is actually getting worse. Car companies are doing lots of stuff to reduce weight and increase safety that is making the seats worse. I bought a Subaru Outback three years ago as a compromise on price and features. The drivers seat is OK due to a 8 way ...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 17, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Comfortable Vehicle Front Seats
Replies: 105
Views: 19388

Re: Comfortable Vehicle Front Seats

Wells guys I have found that car seat comfort is actually getting worse. Car companies are doing lots of stuff to reduce weight and increase safety that is making the seats worse. I bought a Subaru Outback three years ago as a compromise on price and features. The drivers seat is OK due to a 8 way ...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 16, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

So FYI - if you do decide on a Lexus, DO NOT buy one that has the heated/cooled seats. The frame that includes the coils is very hard, and you can feel it when you sit on the seat - the cushioning is not sufficient. That's problematic, isn't it. The nicer seats are the mid-line, not the base, and t...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 16, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

I have a 2016 Acura TLX and it is kindof a sporty Accord. Nicer ride & AWD is about all you get for an extra $10k. The Accord Touring is a better value. I got the TLX because it just felt right to me. Purely an emotional decision. It has been a perfect car for me. It isn't a luxury vehicle like an ...
by LadyIJ
Thu May 12, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Comfortable Vehicle Front Seats
Replies: 105
Views: 19388

Re: Comfortable Vehicle Front Seats

Yes, please see my post "bought the wrong car" what a nightmare. My 2003 Honda Accord, my husband's older Pathfinder, my daughter's 2008 Jeep - all WONDERFUL seats. It is so hard to find a nice comfy and yet supportive seat. For those of us with back problems, it's a nightmare. I bought an Acura TSX...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 10, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

I suggest you talk with a physical therapist about your problem. They may be able to recommend some adjustments that will help your back. It could be seat cushion or lumbar back support. I have a degenerative disc in my lower back. It flared up after a long ride in a rental car about 20 years ago. ...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 10, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

That "Now is a better deal" thing is a scam and a well known tactic. Also if you are going make the trade, make sure that you insist on doing 2 different transactions (2 different negotiations): 1- selling your car 2- buying the other car. 2 set of paper work... 2 everything... Combining the 2 tran...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 10, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

Good for you on your Honda, but, I had a 2003 Accord and I was on the 3rd transmission when I traded it in. The 3rd one I had to pay 40% only because Honda agreed to pay - they didn't have to. My point being, it is really a crap shoot - you just happened to get lucky - there's no guaranty any great...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 09, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Comfortable Vehicle Front Seats
Replies: 105
Views: 19388

Re: Comfortable Vehicle Front Seats

I bought a 2013 TSX - thought the seats were great and found out they are too hard and they are not plush enough in the mid back - maybe the back is too short for my long torso. My step-daughter's 2000 Grand Cherokee has seats to die for, my 2003 Honda Accord had great plush seats. Anyone have any u...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 09, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

You bought a "certified pre-owned vehicle". Translate: you bought a used car. If you got it for a decent price, perhaps you could sell it on the open market and recoup your investment, or something close to it. Maybe even more if you are really lucky. That should make hubby really happy. If you rea...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 09, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

Maybe it will make you feel better to realize that you would have spent over a thousand bucks to rent the car for half a month. Right, I mean life is expensive. The best thing is I now got my husband to understand that I will need to trade it in. That was the worst part - he didn't want to hear me....
by LadyIJ
Mon May 09, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

BMW's have great seats. In NJ when you take a Honda out for a test drive they literally allow you to drive it around the block. I have experienced this at a few different dealerships. Consider this a lesson learned and make a decision and move on. Thanks but my frugality and perhaps portfolio does ...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 09, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

The problem is even with just a few miles on the car, once its titled in you name they can not sell it as a new vehicle any more, they have to sell it as used. At this point if you cannot live with the current car all you can due it take your loss and move on. I would first try and see what the ori...
by LadyIJ
Fri May 06, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

Sorry to hear you didn't like the car. I had something similar happen. Bought a 2015 Honda Accord - liked the look, features, engine etc. While I did test drive on several occasions I didn't do any long term driving. After a couple weeks I hated how it felt! I scoured the web for solutions and here...
by LadyIJ
Fri May 06, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how much cash do you carry in your wallet?
Replies: 152
Views: 20610

Re: how much cash do you carry in your wallet?

$0 to $10 - I like to use credit and debit card so everything is recordable.
by LadyIJ
Thu May 05, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to buy my sig other from the DOG for Mothers Day
Replies: 16
Views: 2307

Re: What to buy my sig other from the DOG for Mothers Day

That's so sweet. How about a little picture frame with the dog's photo - or better yet, you and the pup?
by LadyIJ
Wed May 04, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

Is it possible that you haven't adjusted the seat and/or steering wheel in your car properly? no, I wish it would be that easy. It's just not right for me. Which Acura did you get? I just bought a 2016 TLX and it is very low and not the easiest car to get into and much less easy to get out of. I wo...
by LadyIJ
Wed May 04, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who else hates choosing a car?
Replies: 150
Views: 21489

Re: Who else hates choosing a car?

Folks, I always buy a brand new Nissan Altima. I bought my Third Nissan Altima in 2014. I have 2 Nissan Altima at the moment: 2006 and 2014. So, I have no idea why is it so hard for people to choose a car. I know exactly what I want: the latest Nissan Altima. KlangFool I've admired the design - bea...
by LadyIJ
Wed May 04, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who else hates choosing a car?
Replies: 150
Views: 21489

Re: Who else hates choosing a car?

Folks, I always buy a brand new Nissan Altima. I bought my Third Nissan Altima in 2014. I have 2 Nissan Altima at the moment: 2006 and 2014. So, I have no idea why is it so hard for people to choose a car. I know exactly what I want: the latest Nissan Altima. KlangFool I've admired the design - bea...
by LadyIJ
Wed May 04, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

You might consider the Toyota Avalon instead of the ES 350. They share the same platform and engine. The Avalon is actually only about an inch longer. And it is $5K less than the Lexus. I rented An Avalon for a business trip last September and then again for a Spring Training vacation in Phoenix in...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who else hates choosing a car?
Replies: 150
Views: 21489

Re: Who else hates choosing a car?

LadyIJ, I don't have a Lexus but I can surely comment on seat comfort. Since hardware became a part of my spine, seat comfort rocketed to my #1 consideration in a car (I am the exception, however). In fact, I sold my Acura RSX for that reason (the seat was -ok- but the ride was way too stiff, once ...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: Bought wrong car - Revision - ES350 advice

Bad back sufferer here and also purchased a new car that killed my back/neck/shoulders. I was seriously at the point that I was going to have to sell the car back to the dealer. I couldn't move my neck the next day if I spent too long in the car, the seat was just too low, and my back hated me. I w...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: Bought wrong car - Revision - ES350 advice

FWIW, my son is an automobile junky and told me a while back that Volvos have seats designed by orthopedic specialists. I found this on the web: http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/the-best-vehicles-for-drivers-with-back-pain.html If you decide on another vehicle, it may be worth checking them out. Y...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: Bought wrong car - Revision - ES350 advice

Did you think about replacing the seat with an aftermarket seat of some sort? Or taking it to a specialty upholstery shop who can make adjustments to the cushioning/bolstering for you? Also the existing seat might break-in for you, kind of like a new pair of shoes that might hurt for a little bit. ...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who else hates choosing a car?
Replies: 150
Views: 21489

Re: Who else hates choosing a car?

I am having similar car selections issues as well. Got rid of my old comfortable Jeep GC in 2013 and replaced it with new Subaru Outback. The old Jeep was great in the snow and mountains and was comfortable but got poor MPG. Well the Subaru gets good MPG and is good in the snow and mountains but is...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who else hates choosing a car?
Replies: 150
Views: 21489

Re: Who else hates choosing a car?

I just buy used Lexuses. They are really inexpensive around where I live. Everybody else has a new one, so finding a used one is a piece of cake. I have found a Lexus very practical in terms of gas (20 mpg in city) and maintenance (don't maintain it). They just go and go. Then again, I live about 3...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who else hates choosing a car?
Replies: 150
Views: 21489

Re: Who else hates choosing a car?

Yes, I absolutely HATE buying a new car - see my post about buying the wrong car. What a nightmare. :oops:
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: Bought wrong car - Revision - ES350 advice

Did you think about replacing the seat with an aftermarket seat of some sort? Or taking it to a specialty upholstery shop who can make adjustments to the cushioning/bolstering for you? Also the existing seat might break-in for you, kind of like a new pair of shoes that might hurt for a little bit. ...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: Bought wrong car - Revision - ES350 advice

What model is did you buy? I want to make sure to avoid it myself. 2013 Acura TSX - it's discontinued now. I should have looked at the TL. I will take a look at the TLX (new model) but think it will have the same issue with less padding in seats and hard to climb out of - it's almost like you're in...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: Bought wrong car - Revision - ES350 advice

Suggest you first rent whatever car you are planning to buy. It's about the only way to make a good assessment, which will take a few days. Much of the ergonomic problem with modern cars comes from government mandates for safety, crash test scores, etc. Not that that's a bad thing, but driver comfo...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: Bought wrong car - Revision - ES350 advice

Will ES 350 solve your too low problem? As I commented on the other thread, based on published specs, ES 350 is just half an inch higher. You may be better off getting a crossover if seat height is an issue. Sorry for not being more specific - I think so. I had the Accord and it was fine. Even thou...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Bought wrong car - Revision - ES350 advice

[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek] For all of you who are kindly recommending seat cushion, new seats in the car, asking whether it's adjustable: It's an Acura technology - many adjustments. The seats are not conformed right for my back and the car is too low. I can trade in and...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

KlangFool wrote:http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/2013-n ... seats.html

OP,

My Nissan Altima has the new upgraded "Zero Gravity Seat". You may want to check this out.

KlangFool
I tried it, it's kind of hard. I love that car though.
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

When you are looking at your options also be sure to factor in sales tax and car registration fees since swapping to a different car could cause you to pay those again. Do you have a spouse that could use that car? If so would you be Ok being a passenger in it? When you trade a car in to a dealer, ...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

BE REALLY CAREFUL. The other car may not be a lot better than the Acura. I did not find the Lexus SUV much better than the Acura SUV. All the newer model cars have hard small seats IMO. I've looked at tons of cars and am very frustrated. The older model cars from the 1990s and early 2000s have good...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

If I'm reading this correctly, the OP bought a used car. The dealer bought this car for wholesale and sold it to the OP for a profit most likely. The dealer is not going to give up that locked in profit no matter what, so they will not take the car back and return the money. There are some independ...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

It's also too low to the ground and harder to get in and out of than the Lexus ES350. I'm just trying to see how not to take a real bath on a car I've had for 15 days. If you are particular in your vehicles, my suggestion for the next go around is to rent the same vehicle you want to buy for a week...
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

sls239 wrote:Is it possible that you haven't adjusted the seat and/or steering wheel in your car properly?
no, I wish it would be that easy. It's just not right for me.
by LadyIJ
Tue May 03, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

I suggest you talk with a physical therapist about your problem. They may be able to recommend some adjustments that will help your back. It could be seat cushion or lumbar back support. I have a degenerative disc in my lower back. It flared up after a long ride in a rental car about 20 years ago. ...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 02, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

Is it ONLY the seats - not the car? You can buy after market seats far less that the haircut you would take on swapping cars..... Have you thought about trying some of those and have someone retro fit them to the car? It is under warranty and that would mess it up - also it seems to be low enough t...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 02, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

What model did you get, and which package? Did you get Sport seats or any other options? Which part of the seat is uncomfortable? There are a few ways to fix this if you like the rest of the car. A good car upholsterer or customizer can add or remove seat foam to make things more comfortable. You m...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 02, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

Is it ONLY the seats - not the car? You can buy after market seats far less that the haircut you would take on swapping cars..... Have you thought about trying some of those and have someone retro fit them to the car? It is under warranty and that would mess it up - also it seems to be low enough t...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 02, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

Why do you assume that the Lexus will be any better on your back? It'd be a shame if you went through all the hassle of trading cars only to end up with the same problem. Something has to work better - my old car I traded in was wonderfully comfortable. I will test drive and test drive though - bel...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 02, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

I can sympathize with your situation.i purchased a new vehicle a couple of months ago because the engine blew in my old vehicle. I felt rushed to purchase a vehicle and I'm not sure I chose the right vehicle for me. The vehicle I bought is nice but I should have gotten what I really wanted the firs...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 02, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

unexpected consumer items are one reason to save and invest. go ahead and change cars. A few thousand dollars of a mistake wont change your overall retirement. Just make sure you really get it right the next time. I think you are wise and that's my thinking too - It just helps to hear someone voice...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 02, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

Re: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

The problem is even with just a few miles on the car, once its titled in you name they can not sell it as a new vehicle any more, they have to sell it as used. At this point if you cannot live with the current car all you can due it take your loss and move on. I would first try and see what the ori...
by LadyIJ
Mon May 02, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days
Replies: 156
Views: 26795

I bought the wrong car - know it after 15 days

OK, researched ad nauseum - I chose the wrong car. My back is killing me - too hard to get in and out. wrong seats for my back. YES, I did test drive the model more than once and I sat in them about three different times. The dealership's owner owns both Acura and Lexus across the street. I talked t...
by LadyIJ
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a new car
Replies: 56
Views: 9141

Re: Buying a new car

P.S. Perhaps I put the local dealership at a disadvantage since I did go through a salesman there who would have had to have got a commission. Perhaps it would have been better to do my test driving farther from home. In any case, the local dealership has been happy to do any warranty work over the...
by LadyIJ
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Withdrawal Strategies for Larger Purchases after Retiring
Replies: 39
Views: 3970

Re: Withdrawal Strategies for Larger Purchases after Retiring

Addressing the main Q of withdrawal strategy: I have large majority of my assets in tax-deferred accounts, so I manage my taxable retirement income to be roughly the same or a bit more each year in retirement. RMDs will start for me in 2020, so I maintain a projection of how that, in addition to fu...