samthepanda wrote: »
2nd Feb and im already so far behind! Story of my life at the moment. I should have started half marathon training last month for an event in May, but after starting January with another bout of pneumonia i am still struggling with walking at normal speed and feel pretty rubbish. I am checking in as promise to myself that things are going to improve. I really dont know at the moment if i will make that event (I was never aiming for fast, just faster than last years 3 hours) but if its ok i will be checking in cheering you on, and hopefully shouting loudly when i run my first couple of miles. You are all awesome!
autumnblade75 wrote: »
Started the month with 5 miles. Spent half the day car shopping. Didn't buy anything, but all the dealerships are closed on Sundays, here in Illinois, so I'll be carpooling to work this week. Next week, that driver is on vacation, and while I can probably arrange something, I'm feeling a little pressured to hurry the car shopping. I have a list of 10 vehicles to look at on Monday, but of the 4 we tried to look at, 3 sold before we could get to see them. We did test drive a Kia Rio5, but it had no pep, and the muffler was pretty loud. If we could have convinced ourselves that the two were related, I might have still bought it...
So, does anyone have any recommendations for make and model? I'm looking for a wagon or hatchback, preferably with roof racks, needs to get at least 25 mpg, and 4-wheel disc brakes are a HUGE bonus? To the best of my knowledge, all of that combined seems to indicate my dream car would be a Ford Focus ZXW. Why they only put 4-wheel disc brakes on the one trim style is beyond me. I'm investigating Nissan Versa, Hyundai Accent, Honda Fit, some Mazdas and the VW Jetta Sportwagen. But seriously open to suggestions.
Like I said, the dealerships are closed, so at least there will be no car shopping to distract me from a run later today - I think at least 7 miles.
Teresa502 wrote: »
@autumnblade75 - sorry I have no car shopping advice. It's a process that I absolutely loathe!
PastorVincent wrote: »
@autumnblade75 Frankly I just want to replace my current Jeep with a bigger newer one. Preferably in black. With a lift kit and a hard top. So I guess I am not much help. Good luck!
shanaber wrote: »
@autumnblade75 - Love my Subaru Outback! My daughter has a Forrester with almost 200k miles on it that is still running great, it has made multiple cross country trips and Seattle to So CA. They are great cars but I am not sure about the brakes.
mbaker566 wrote: »
I have a versa but they have drum brakes in back(2009). I like it. No trouble with it in a year.
I liked the Mazda 3 but that particular car had front end issues so i got the versa
I was looking at the crosstrek or crosstour. Cuz all wheel drive and midwest winters. Not sure about the back breaks
Tramboman wrote: »
@autumnblade75 I usually go with the vehicle that's most convenient to get serviced. Back when I was young, I did a lot of regular maintenance myself, but I'm not so young anymore. We've been driving Jeep Compasses for the last few years and have had zero issues.
Scott6255 wrote: »
@autumnblade75 cars are like running shoes...such a personal choice. But in all the vehicles I have owned, my current 2003 Toyota Tacoma has been the best, most reliable. Have had it almost 17 years, not once has it gone in the shop. I just do regular maintenance, and it just keeps going (now that I have said that out loud I hope I haven't jinxed it 😲)
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