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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafster
    Damn, you put 100K miles ina 3 y/o car?

    Yep, actually, I put 100,166 miles on it during 29 months of actual driving. Home to work = 140 miles round trip 5 or 6 days a week, plus a few vacations and groceries, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rafster
    Sorry to hear though... looks like you stepped up in the world of cars...
    I dunno. The Impala is larger and has a couple of options not available on the Kia, but the Kia had a 10 yr, 100K mile warranty, and 5-star safety rating with a 6 or 8 airbags. And actually, the Kia holds the road MUCH better. Going 75 - 85 mph in the pouring rain, passing semi trucks and never once did it ever hydroplane, or even get a little bit loose. I could even take the 25mph exit ramp @ 60-65 and not get loose. In short, I already miss my Kia. But I went ahead and bought a used car (60,000 miles) to keep my insurance cost down.
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    One of the other systems analysts just bought a used BMW a few weeks ago, and he was the one relieving me. The storm came during shift change, so we both got caught. His insurance gave him an estimate of $3200. I nearly busted a gut laughing, because his bimmer is black, and they think they're gonna do paintless dent repair on it.

    They are gonna eat so much on his car, because he'll keep taking it back until he cant find a single mark on it. They'll wish they had totalled his before he's done with them.
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    Somebody at the plant actually grabbed a camera and snapped a few shots. Can't post pics of the vehicles, but here's some of the hail taken about an hour after the storm.
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    Wow, only 100k miles in 3 years?

    I do that in about a year or 18 months


    Quote Originally Posted by Rafster
    Damn, you put 100K miles ina 3 y/o car?

    Rafster

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    Owed $11.5k on a car with over 100k miles?!!?!
    70 Mile commute one way?!?!?!?!

    I guess your loan is justified by the gas prices lately...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatO
    Owed $11.5k on a car with over 100k miles?!!?!
    70 Mile commute one way?!?!?!?!

    I guess your loan is justified by the gas prices lately...
    I bought it new. It only had 59 miles on it when I got it. I bought it for the comfort and warranty, since I had intended to drive it until the wheels fell off. The hail storm and insurance had other ideas, though.

    Until the hail damage, it still looked just like the day I drove it off the lot. Drove like it, too. I was on my third set of Michelins. (they are only 40,000 mile tires, but VERY sticky)
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