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» Bought two cars in 2016 !
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 Posted: Dec 29 2016, 12:12 PM
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Hello all, I know it has been awhile. Other projects and work has really taken a toll on my time. I had quite a bit of car things happen in 2016.

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My poor 2011 Ford Fiesta SES, that I bought right off the truck in early 2011, was rear ended with my 16 year old daughter driving it. She just got her license and a month later, a Chevy Malibu rear ended her. She was okay, but the car had $6500 in damage. It didn't take long for the insurance company to total it. Last I heard, it sold at auction and will be checking online to see where it ends up.

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So I went out looking for a Mazda 3 because I thought it was a good car for a teenager. We ended up with a loaded 2011 Mazda 3 S Grand Touring with all the toys. It has a 2.5L and it is fast! I didn't want to buy a grandma car for her, so this fits the bill. Has 77K on it and the price was pretty good.

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This 2015 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid was my car to replace the Fiesta. It has a 2.0L 4 and an electric motor. This car is smooth and is a pleasure to drive to work. Fairly quick off the line but no rocket. I only have to fill the gas tank twice a month and get about 600 miles on a full tank in the summer.

The Thunderbird spent a lot of the summer broken because of my lack of time. This summer, I will be fixing the wheel bearings and doing some kind of wheel/tire project. I am debating if I am going with 15" rims again or getting new rims for the 16".

What do you think?

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Haha 600 miles per tank! That's great! I love the Mazda 3's. I was looking at one when I bought my Kia, the Kia won purely for the gas mileage and the price tag, instead of taking out a small loan I had enough to pay cash for the Kia with 78k miles. smile.gif

Good to hear from you, I haven't been active at all on here or any other car sites in the last year or so. Starting my own small business... I though it would be easy right, make your own hours, work from your own home/garage.. LMFAO... I haven't worked this many 16 hr days since my last job... but at least I am enjoying doing what I am doing now and I get to see the kids every day!

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2003 Ford Ranger- keeper, was my moms
2004 Ford Taurus- rescue/DD, sold
2008 Kia Rio- new beater, still drive the aspire!!!
1987 F-150- brought back to life, fishing truck/boat hauler!
1987 Suzuki Dual Sport- fun bike, sold
1993 Festiva- Fiona, DD, sold
2003 Predator 90- PuddleJumper, kids killed it dead
1997 Aspire- Peaspire, R&R, sold
1997 Aspire- Babyspire, DD, given to cousin
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