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Old 09-02-2018, 07:25 PM   #11
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I never remotely understood the point of these unless off-road driving is the plan.
Many of us "enjoy" our sports or sporty cars on the streets. Would they be better at a track? Yeah, but if it appeals to folks, which it does in a big way (all that imagery of conquering waterfalls and boulder-y mountains), so be it.

I need a good awd/4x4 system that I can trust on snowy highways (40-50mph on packed) and deep unplowed snow in parking lots/country lanes. That's where clearance helps as well. The climate is different from DC to NYC and then again to NYC to Boston and then again to the north... So while I questioned FC's LR4 back in the day, I see it as a solid choice for year-round Boston to Montreal capability.

After many winters of minor damage with low clearance, I had several bumpers/valences/whatevers in a row that were damaged by hard ice piles.

I've considered a Wrangler. Once I sat in one (must have been a 2018 model), I passed.
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:33 PM   #12
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Iím not into these cars but the kids seems to think theyíre cool ... I want to ship her A4 down to her but going back and forth 4 times a year I could just lease her one of these and not have to deal with it ... the lease deals on these jeeps are pretty amazing.
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:27 AM   #13
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Wait. She already has an A4?
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:49 AM   #14
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Wait. She already has an A4?
Yeah, I think I posted it here somewhere, itís a 2018 ... beautiful car !!
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:22 AM   #15
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Coincidentally from my FB feed yesterday.



This picture keeps going through my mind, are these things really prone to rolling ? Iíve got to research this a little more.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:34 AM   #16
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Yeah, I think I posted it here somewhere, itís a 2018 ... beautiful car !!
And she needs a second car...why?
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Old 09-03-2018, 01:59 PM   #17
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And she needs a second car...why?
Itís not that she needs a second car itís that I want her to have a car at school to drive to the airport, do her errrands, etc. I am very uncomfortable with her having to take an Uber to get around being she is an 18 year old girl and I really donít like her asking a friend hence a guy for a ride plus the airports are a 1 hour drive which REALLY makes me nervous if she were to take an Uber.

The original plan was to ship her car down to school, then when checking into the costs I realized I could just get her a car for school and it would be pretty close to the same dollars plus reality setting in I also realized that having a New Audi sitting in Florida on campus is not really a great idea ...

This is my whole being a protective Dad thing kicking in ... Iíve just read too many stories about women taking Uberís and now the driver stalks them being the driver has their contact information and knows where they live, their phone number, etc.
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Old 09-03-2018, 02:06 PM   #18
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It’s not that she needs a second car it’s that I want her to have a car at school to drive to the airport, do her errrands, etc. I am very uncomfortable with her having to take an Uber to get around being she is an 18 year old girl and I really don’t like her asking a friend hence a guy for a ride plus the airports are a 1 hour drive which REALLY makes me nervous if she were to take an Uber.

The original plan was to ship her car down to school, then when checking into the costs I realized I could just get her a car for school and it would be pretty close to the same dollars plus reality setting in I also realized that having a New Audi sitting in Florida on campus is not really a great idea ...

This is my whole being a protective Dad thing kicking in ... I’ve just read too many stories about women taking Uber’s and now the driver stalks them being the driver has their contact information and knows where they live, their phone number, etc.
Does the Amtrak car train from NYC to Florida still exist?

Edit: Runs from Lorton, VA to Sanford, FL, wherever that is. https://www.amtrak.com/auto-train
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Does the Amtrak car train from NYC to Florida still exist?

Edit: Runs from Lorton, VA to Sanford, FL, wherever that is. https://www.amtrak.com/auto-train

I did the auto train when I first met my wife and we took my dads new at the time NSX to his house in Florida ... it was the run you suggested above ... Virginia to Florida

Anyway iím going to call the local dealers tomorrow and see about getting her a nice sedan, from what I read on the internet Iím not really comfortable with the Jeep for highway driving where the speed limit is 70mph.

I did rent a Hyundai Sonata in Florida last year and really liked it.
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I have a Hyundai sonata rental right now and maybe it's because it's the base stripper version but it is horrible in every way.
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