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      04-15-2019 02:03 PM #226
      Quote Originally Posted by unhappymeal View Post
      Yes they do! The Charger deal fell through due to dealership shenanigans, but that turned out being okay. We found a beautiful 2017 GS-F with 36,000 km in Ultrasonic Blue Mica for $52,000 a few hundred kilometres from us. If all goes well, we will be picking it up this Saturday when I get back from Vancouver. I didn't think things would go this way, but after she drove the Chargers her mindset became "I want a V8". I suppose that should come as no shock to everyone here who has driven or owned a car with 8 cylinders or more.

      Now to figure what I do with the Miata...
      Awesome, hope it goes well! Keep us posted.
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      04-16-2019 09:06 AM #227
      I looked in Ontario, and there is one GS-F for sale right now.
      A 2016 model listed for $69,990.

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      04-16-2019 11:06 AM #228
      Quote Originally Posted by Karl_1340 View Post
      I looked in Ontario, and there is one GS-F for sale right now.
      A 2016 model listed for $69,990.
      That one has 16,000 km and is a private sale. The one I found was at a Toronto Lexus dealership and they pulled the listing when I put a deposit down.
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      05-03-2019 05:43 PM #229
      Quote Originally Posted by Karl_1340 View Post
      I looked in Ontario, and there is one GS-F for sale right now.
      A 2016 model listed for $69,990.
      You were right. The deal was way too good to be true. I got to the dealership to look at the car. Oh, there's $10k of damage on its Carfax to the rear end. Looked around the sides: rotors are glazed, it needs new pads and the Michelin PSS tires are down to 4/32. How someone manages to do that in 36,000 km, is quite frankly, impressive.

      I took out a 2019 STI and wow that car has come a long way. The suspension is substantially smoother, it's noticeably more quiet, it finally has decent infotainment and dealerships are willing to let them go for several grand under MSRP. They have even managed to fix some of the ECU/timing weirdness in the 2.5k - 3.5k range when it's coming on/off boost. I won't lie, I really, really enjoyed driving it. The car feels alive in the same way that things like the Evora, Exige and Miata feel alive. I really enjoyed the sensation of feeling the diffs engage and the steering pushing back when the front-end was washing out. It's something that I haven't felt in most cars you can buy today.

      My only concern is I might have buyer's remorse as the 2021 STI is going to be on SGP and it's apparently a spectacular platform.
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      05-03-2019 05:54 PM #230
      Quote Originally Posted by unhappymeal View Post
      You were right. The deal was way too good to be true. I got to the dealership to look at the car. Oh, there's $10k of damage on its Carfax to the rear end. Looked around the sides: rotors are glazed, it needs new pads and the Michelin PSS tires are down to 4/32. How someone manages to do that in 36,000 km, is quite frankly, impressive.

      I took out a 2019 STI and wow that car has come a long way. The suspension is substantially smoother, it's noticeably more quiet, it finally has decent infotainment and dealerships are willing to let them go for several grand under MSRP. They have even managed to fix some of the ECU/timing weirdness in the 2.5k - 3.5k range when it's coming on/off boost. I won't lie, I really, really enjoyed driving it. The car feels alive in the same way that things like the Evora, Exige and Miata feel alive. I really enjoyed the sensation of feeling the diffs engage and the steering pushing back when the front-end was washing out. It's something that I haven't felt in most cars you can buy today.

      My only concern is I might have buyer's remorse as the 2021 STI is going to be on SGP and it's apparently a spectacular platform.
      From Charger to GS-F to STI. I thought I was the only one that shopped like this.

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      05-03-2019 05:58 PM #231
      Quote Originally Posted by UncleJB View Post
      From Charger to GS-F to STI. I thought I was the only one that shopped like this.
      My criteria right now are: 4 wheels, 4 seats, sounds like fun? If yes, it's in the cards. My wife is going to take out a S60 this weekend to see if we place an order for a V60. I am lobbying her to try the Stinger GT.

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      05-03-2019 06:28 PM #232
      I know it's breaking some rules but I also think the SQ5 is the best graduation from a Golf R in all ways.

    9. 05-03-2019 06:38 PM #233
      Quote Originally Posted by unhappymeal View Post
      You were right. The deal was way too good to be true. I got to the dealership to look at the car. Oh, there's $10k of damage on its Carfax to the rear end. Looked around the sides: rotors are glazed, it needs new pads and the Michelin PSS tires are down to 4/32. How someone manages to do that in 36,000 km, is quite frankly, impressive.

      I took out a 2019 STI and wow that car has come a long way. The suspension is substantially smoother, it's noticeably more quiet, it finally has decent infotainment and dealerships are willing to let them go for several grand under MSRP. They have even managed to fix some of the ECU/timing weirdness in the 2.5k - 3.5k range when it's coming on/off boost. I won't lie, I really, really enjoyed driving it. The car feels alive in the same way that things like the Evora, Exige and Miata feel alive. I really enjoyed the sensation of feeling the diffs engage and the steering pushing back when the front-end was washing out. It's something that I haven't felt in most cars you can buy today.

      My only concern is I might have buyer's remorse as the 2021 STI is going to be on SGP and it's apparently a spectacular platform.

      I'll just leave this here:

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      05-03-2019 06:47 PM #234



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      05-03-2019 07:01 PM #235
      Quote Originally Posted by MonsterM View Post
      Hahaha, I knew you'd jump in. I'm eating shoe, but there are still a lot of cars in the running. I was really skeptical, but the 2019 tuning on the STI is spot on. It feels so dialed in compared to the past. Crazy throttle tip in? Gone. Weird timing issues with the turbo in the low-to-mid range? Gone. Bouncy suspension? Gone. Obscene NVH? Gone. ****ty infotainment? Nope, CarPlay and AA are in place. Clutch still is heavier than average and bites down low, but it's not Z car bad. Shifter is notchy, but great feel. It's not Miata good, but it has to deal with a lot more torque. Chapeau Subaru, the STI feels really, really good now.

      I was also shocked by the visibility. It's been a while since I drove a STI, but wow. So much glass! Compared to the cars I've been driving (ATS, BRZ, Miata RF, C-TR, Chargers, various Lexus), it's like being in a fish tank.
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      05-05-2019 06:12 AM #236
      Quote Originally Posted by unhappymeal View Post
      My only concern is I might have buyer's remorse as the 2021 STI is going to be on SGP and it's apparently a spectacular platform.
      If that's the case, then the '19 STI is not a bad car to trade up to the '21 if you find you like it so much. There will always be a contingent of Subaru owners who thinks that the new model has lost the plot, and the WRX/STI always has obscene resale - which has always been weird to me especially since dealers seem to deal at or slightly below MSRP. Makes a short-term new purchase seem reasonable, actually.

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      07-11-2019 03:26 PM #237
      Update: We put deposit down on a 2017 G90 V8 Ultimate with 37,000 km. If all goes well, I will be picking it up on Monday.

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      07-11-2019 03:32 PM #238
      Quote Originally Posted by unhappymeal View Post
      Update: We put deposit down on a 2017 G90 V8 Ultimate with 37,000 km. If all goes well, I will be picking it up on Monday.
      Is that an Infiniti?
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      07-11-2019 03:36 PM #239
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Is that an Infiniti?
      Genesis G90. My wife and I decided to go full old man luxobarge (though it actually handles and rides better than the 7-series and S90 we tested as a reference).

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      07-11-2019 03:42 PM #240
      Quote Originally Posted by unhappymeal View Post
      Genesis G90. My decided to go full old man luxobarge (though it actually handles and rides better than the 7-series and S90 we tested as a reference).
      Ah. I'm glad I asked. I hear they're pretty damn good!


      How long 'til the baby arrives? My wife was pregnant with both of ours through August. Not. Fun. It was like sleeping next to a blast furnace. I can only imagine what it was like for her.
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      07-11-2019 03:47 PM #241
      Genesis makes some relaxing ass cars. Congrats!

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      07-12-2019 01:18 AM #242
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Ah. I'm glad I asked. I hear they're pretty damn good!


      How long 'til the baby arrives? My wife was pregnant with both of ours through August. Not. Fun. It was like sleeping next to a blast furnace. I can only imagine what it was like for her.
      She's six months long. The bed is intolerably warm and we hit a near record 33 C here a few days ago. She is not comfortable or happy--at all. Oh, and she's developed a fondness for grilled meat, but it has to be done on charcoal.
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      07-12-2019 01:22 AM #243
      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      Genesis makes some relaxing ass cars. Congrats!
      Yeah, the G90 was serene. The area of Ontario I was in has essentially every dealership lined up on a strip with huge volumes of vehicles for a 3 km stretch. We were able to test everything in the same class (and a class below) on the same day on the same roads. The G90 had the lowest cabin noise followed by the S-Class. Oddly enough, the Lexus LS500 had a higher average dB than the 550i M Sport and E43 AMG. I think Lexus has swung too hard in the other direction.

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      07-12-2019 08:23 AM #244
      Congrats on the car. And the wife's new found love for grilled meat.

      My daughter was born in August two weeks late in one of the hottest summers I can remember. I don't know how my wife did it.

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      07-12-2019 08:51 AM #245
      Quote Originally Posted by UncleJB View Post
      Congrats on the car. And the wife's new found love for grilled meat.

      My daughter was born in August two weeks late in one of the hottest summers I can remember. I don't know how my wife did it.
      It's crazy. I don't know how women do it. All I can do is answer the call for "STEAK!". I think this is the most red meat she's ever eaten in her life. She was pescetarian when I met her.

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      07-12-2019 08:57 AM #246
      Quote Originally Posted by unhappymeal View Post
      It's crazy. I don't know how women do it. All I can do is answer the call for "STEAK!". I think this is the most red meat she's ever eaten in her life. She was pescetarian when I met her.
      There is no rhyme or reason just have to buckle up and take the ride.

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      07-12-2019 09:26 AM #247
      Quote Originally Posted by unhappymeal View Post
      She's six months long. The bed is intolerably warm and we hit a near record 33 C here a few days ago. She is not comfortable or happy--at all. Oh, and she's developed a fondness for grilled meat, but it has to be done on charcoal.
      My wife went shopping for a minivan when she was almost 8 months pregnant with our second during a hot July. She had a sedan and my oldest had to be buckled into the center seat which was exceedingly difficult for her at that stage and unbearably hot if the car sat outside. When she test drove the minivan she plunked down the seat, strapped it in from a standing position then the toddler crawled into the seat by herself and my wife simply leaned in and buckled her in. She was sold on high-riding minivans at that moment!

      Oh, and that was the only time in her life where she wanted/craved root beer. She won't touch it now, so don't hold out too much hope for the steak fascination after the baby comes. Sorry.


      Quote Originally Posted by UncleJB View Post
      There is no rhyme or reason just have to buckle up and take the ride.
      Very much this. My wife's third trimester (and what I call the fourth after the baby was born) were horrible. She's never been meaner, and that's saying something! It's one of the reasons we stopped at two kids. I didn't know until years later that she wanted a third. C'est la vie. :/ I don't know if our marriage would've survived that one more time, though!
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      07-12-2019 09:35 AM #248
      Quote Originally Posted by unhappymeal View Post
      She's six months long. The bed is intolerably warm and we hit a near record 33 C here a few days ago. She is not comfortable or happy--at all. Oh, and she's developed a fondness for grilled meat, but it has to be done on charcoal.
      I don't know how to tell you this, but your wife is turning into a beefy American man.
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      My wife wanted a SUV with a manual transmission. I suggested a Wrangler, she said no way, too masculine

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      07-13-2019 04:51 PM #249
      It passed the PPI with flying colours. Tires are brand new OEM Continentals and brakes are at about 80%. The only question is if I buy the OEM Genesis extended warranty. The car is two years old with 37,000 km on the clock. It gets the balance of the Genesis comprehensive (5 years/74,000 km) and the balance of 10 years / 100,000 km power train. The Hyundai OEM extended warranty would go out to 140,000 km at a cost of $3,300. Not sure if I should buy it as it seems steep.

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      07-23-2019 07:09 PM #250
      Picked it up last Friday and we took a 220 km road trip to the Kawartha Lakes. A few observations:

      -Everyone was very, very comfortable and remarked on how quiet it was.
      -It really absorbs bumps with aplomb.
      -The dealership kindly (or perhaps unkindly) put a brand new set of OEM Continental ContisportContacts on the car. They are fairly loud compared to my preferred tires that I usually run (Michelin Super Sport PS4).
      -Fuel economy was surprisingly good. I averaged 9 L / 100 km for the 440 km drive. It's about 20% more over the Miata for the same distance covered, but that's not bad for a car with 4x the horsepower, nearly double the mass and the ability to seat 4 in sumptuous comfort. Bonus points in that it takes 87 octane and only gains 10 horsepower going to premium. I am guessing the exhaust system is super restrictive.
      -The Tau V8 is smooth and barely audible, but it has a nice growl when you get on it. It's the perfect engine for the car.
      -The car has presence and generates unsolicited attention. I've had 5 random people come up to me since Friday to ask about the car. Comments have ranged from "I cannot believe this is Hyundai!" from an older gentlemen with a new BMW M5 to a wasted college girl coming up to us as we were leaving a restaurant to ask if it was Bentley. Having said to that, I am used to getting asked questions about my car as my previous one was the Miata RF.
      -I am still getting used to how long the car is. The longest car I have had to date was an E46 chassis BMW and this is nearly three feet longer.-
      -There are a few whiffs of cheapness where they shouldn't be: plastic paddle shifters and the creakiness of the plastic rear view mirror immediately jumped out at me. I know they had to lower costs somewhere, but you really shouldn't do it in key touch points. For a comparison, our Golf R has plastic paddle shifters but they are silent and the rear view mirror is rock solid and silent in adjustment.
      -No CD player on 2017s. I should've done my homework better, but wow. Premium sound systems demand premium sound sources. I will be investing in a massive USB key and putting FLAC rips on it (confirmed that the head unit supports FLAC, MP3, WAV AND WMA).
      -The Lexicon system is fantastic. It has wonderful clarity, good sound stage and a good amount of bass. I prefer it to the Mark Levinson system which is pretty muddy until you get into higher volume levels.
      -The ventilated seats are a bit underwhelming. Having said that, most manufacturers have underwhelming ventilated seats as they usually just blow air. I think it's either FCA or Lexus who are novel and have ones that do the inverse and vacuum air away from the seat, which works really well.
      -Qi wireless charging stops when playing audio over bluetooth. I don't know if it's a G90 problem or a Samsung problem.
      -My wife noticed that I am way more relaxed on this car after a long drive in it than the Miata.
      -The black paint has tonnes of metallic flake, but you wouldn't know it because it's be raining non-stop here.

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