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Wife wants one, and I'm warming up to it...
Dodges always strong on style, but wish it had Versa sized payments, Nissan reliability, 530d driving character, and 520d fuel economy!
Maybe get a used Charger 3.5L w leather, his n hers climate control [love that in minivan], she says must be red or black!

The 2012 Charger is another car that hits a home run with subtle upgrades from last year, 3.6L included...292 horsies? Yessss!
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Nice car. Seems like a solid offering.

I would also check out the v6 Mustang (31 MPG, 305-HP V6 AND THE 26 MPG) and Camaro (312 horsepower Direct Injection V6 model with an EPA estimated 29 MPG) . Tons of good options.

The only thing I don't like about dodge, resale value.

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I'd snag the mustang before the charger. Ford is doing good things lately and that last mustang V6 is definitely one of them. But if the charger is what you want and you can afford it, then go for it! Life's short, you only live once so no regrets :)!
 

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I loooove the new Mustang! Drove neighbour's GT Convertible loaner. I know someone who sells GM locally too and I'd love to fling around a Camaro. Charger actually very family-friendly. Even has AC ducts for the rear! True, ya can't get v6 stick, but I haven't seen many issues w trannies on web or otherwise. And since they do depreciate quicker than most Nissans, we prefer used with some factory powertrain warranty left.
I would prefer not to buy until Versa paid off first, but we'll see...
And idk how to live without a minivan!!!?!?!?! Good thing dryer fits in V:)
Will it fit into the 2012 Charger?!?!?!?!?!? hmmmmm......
 

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Lol. You sound like my dad, he can't seem to part with the minivan either. He said he wants another one when Chuckie dies (hopefully soon; it's going on 14 years). Minivans hold a lot of stuff and people.


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Yeah, we finally got rid of our minivan 2 months ago after having one since 2001, and lets say, I do miss it. I wish we would have kept our 99 Caravan. It was paid for, and would be nice to have around, to haul people and stuff. Its getting kinda boring taking 2 cars every where when we pick up my grandparents. And when we buy something big, we question, "will it fit?" We are supposed to be taking a trip to Tennessee in february, and hoping to trade in my versa for a 2011 Altima by then, so we don't have to take 2 cars for a 4-hr trip. I sat in an Altima yesterday, and I am totally in love with it. I am 6.2 and 260lbs, and need something bigger. I have kinda out grew the versa in 2yrs. It sucks cause Ive got 2 months and its paid for, but I just cant keep it. Im too uncomfortable, and it hurts my back and leg being cramped now. I have long legs, lol. But thats life, and its been a great car, and hate to part with it. But I grew in 2 yrs. lol
 

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hoping to trade in my versa for a 2011 Altima by then, so we don't have to take 2 cars for a 4-hr trip. I sat in an Altima yesterday, and I am totally in love with it.
Make sure ya get the v6! Sat in Maxima yet? G25?:thumb2:
 

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Yeah, we finally got rid of our minivan 2 months ago after having one since 2001, and lets say, I do miss it. I wish we would have kept our 99 Caravan. It was paid for, and would be nice to have around, to haul people and stuff. Its getting kinda boring taking 2 cars every where when we pick up my grandparents. And when we buy something big, we question, "will it fit?" We are supposed to be taking a trip to Tennessee in february, and hoping to trade in my versa for a 2011 Altima by then, so we don't have to take 2 cars for a 4-hr trip. I sat in an Altima yesterday, and I am totally in love with it. I am 6.2 and 260lbs, and need something bigger. I have kinda out grew the versa in 2yrs. It sucks cause Ive got 2 months and its paid for, but I just cant keep it. Im too uncomfortable, and it hurts my back and leg being cramped now. I have long legs, lol. But thats life, and its been a great car, and hate to part with it. But I grew in 2 yrs. lol
That's the best part about Chuckie. After doing some house renovations this summer, he hauled a lot of stuff. However, we try to take my car now when we go out. Chuckie is very old and his interior looks like a cargo van right now. This weekend five of us will be going in the Versa to a family function. :D If I had to buy a minivan I'd buy the new Toyota Sienna. It is one hot minivan!
 

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That's the best part about Chuckie. After doing some house renovations this summer, he hauled a lot of stuff. However, we try to take my car now when we go out. Chuckie is very old and his interior looks like a cargo van right now. This weekend five of us will be going in the Versa to a family function. :D If I had to buy a minivan I'd buy the new Toyota Sienna. It is one hot minivan!
Yeah that sienna is pretty nice! I like minivans, but I like my cars too. lol
 

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Excuse the offtopic but any recalls or anything wrong with the I4 Altimas? I love all of them but I would prefer the I4(gas saver).
There was in I think 02-03. But its been fixed. I would consider that too.

Make sure ya get the v6! Sat in Maxima yet? G25?:thumb2:
Well. Im going for a price, and at this point we have bought 4 cars from modern nissan, and they are willing to make only $200 off any car I pick. The general sales manager pulls us into his office, and shows us what he paid, and what he is giving it to us for. So I get the lowest price possible, and then rebates. Im waiting for good rebates to come out. So I really dont wanna leave modern nissan. I really love the maximas, the neighbors across the street have an 09 and 10. When I did the specs of altima and maxima on nissanusa.com, the altima was bigger in the driver seat then the maxima. Plus its a little cheaper. But I am going for the V6. So I guess price dosent matter, but I think for what I get, the altima is a better value. So a 2011 Altima 3.5SR V6 with sport package, and SR premium package. That is my goal. Its about $30,800 msrp. But I figure they will take about $3500 off, so thats $27,300. Then a good rebate of about $3500 so thats $23,800. $10,000 for my V, and $500 down. So at the end its $13,300 will be financing. I know this past september they were doing $6000 rebates on altimas. So I think $3500 is possible. Ive done alot of research, and im ready to pick this up right now. But they dont have the colors I want, and no good rebate. They make better deals when the car is on their lot. So im looking for the dark blue, dark red, or grey. All with charcoal leather interior. I really want the dark red one, lol. But this is my plan. Hopefully the end of december, but if not I guess spring of 2011. They have good rebates in spring. I got $2000 off my versa in rebates in march of 2009. If not, I will settle for a altima 2.5SL with everything except technology package. I dont care for it. Im still trying to figure out if the SL is prewired for fogs though. Thats my only issue I have with the SL right now. Wish me luck!!!

Heres an idea of the SL but with the color I want. http://www.modernnissanofwinstonsalem.com/detail-2011-nissan-altima-4dr_sdn_i4_cvt_2_5_s-new-6210235.html
 

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There was in I think 02-03. But its been fixed. I would consider that too.
Well. Im going for a price, and at this point we have bought 4 cars from modern nissan, and they are willing to make only $200 off any car I pick. The general sales manager pulls us into his office, and shows us what he paid, and what he is giving it to us for. So I get the lowest price possible, and then rebates. Im waiting for good rebates to come out. So I really dont wanna leave modern nissan. I really love the maximas, the neighbors across the street have an 09 and 10. When I did the specs of altima and maxima on nissanusa.com, the altima was bigger in the driver seat then the maxima. Plus its a little cheaper. But I am going for the V6. So I guess price dosent matter, but I think for what I get, the altima is a better value. So a 2011 Altima 3.5SR V6 with sport package, and SR premium package. That is my goal. Its about $30,800 msrp. But I figure they will take about $3500 off, so thats $27,300. Then a good rebate of about $3500 so thats $23,800. $10,000 for my V, and $500 down. So at the end its $13,300 will be financing. I know this past september they were doing $6000 rebates on altimas. So I think $3500 is possible. Ive done alot of research, and im ready to pick this up right now. But they dont have the colors I want, and no good rebate. They make better deals when the car is on their lot. So im looking for the dark blue, dark red, or grey. All with charcoal leather interior. I really want the dark red one, lol. But this is my plan. Hopefully the end of december, but if not I guess spring of 2011. They have good rebates in spring. I got $2000 off my versa in rebates in march of 2009. If not, I will settle for a altima 2.5SL with everything except technology package. I dont care for it. Im still trying to figure out if the SL is prewired for fogs though. Thats my only issue I have with the SL right now. Wish me luck!!!

Heres an idea of the SL but with the color I want. http://www.modernnissanofwinstonsalem.com/detail-2011-nissan-altima-4dr_sdn_i4_cvt_2_5_s-new-6210235.html
I wish you well. Good idea to know what you want yet not get hooked on a particular unit. The power to walk away helps things work out better for you! Sales will really be slow in January too, so better for you, esp near end of month!
 

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Versa S 2009...they're nice. I drove the 2010 2.5 S...payment was too high at the time though. Are you trading the Versa for it?
Yeah. I really don't want too. Shes been great, only 2 more months of payments and she would be paid for. But I guess I grew a little more in the last 2yrs and I need something bigger. I sat in an Altima and loved it. So I need something that will fit me, and I wont be so uncomfortable when driving. So now I can start taking trips long distance and feel comfortable. I wish I didnt grow, I would love to keep her. Ive done so much, but yet again, the versa was my first Guinea pig car, and she was torn all to pieces, lol. But I had a great experience. Plus I dont really get all that great of MPG's, so if im gonna get anywhere between 20-26 mpgs, I should have a bigger car that gets that. Ill still be here. But the whole family moved up from versa's. My mom and dad traded there 09 versa for a 10 cube, and 10 sentra. Its a great car, and I recommend it to anyone.
 

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Sounds good, and I hear ya. I originally wanted an Altima but I couldnt afford the payments they offered. Do you have any spare parts that you wanna sell? :D
 

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Not at this time. Im not gonna do anything until the time comes.
 

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Yeah that sienna is pretty nice! I like minivans, but I like my cars too. lol
LOL!
Yes the minivans are nice; but I don't want to own one anytime soon. I like driving a small car. If I need to move something big, or make a big purchase, my dad will always have a minivan for me to borrow :D
 
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