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Author Topic: If I buy one of these, can we start a Maxi-Car forum?  (Read 342 times)
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« on: February 13, 2018, 08:51:46 AM »


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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 10:05:53 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 05:40:18 PM »

There's already a section for maxi-land barges. It called the harley forum
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 05:57:49 AM »

Bruce that's cold even for me!  JB and Bruce this strikes a sensitive note with me.  Tonight in the last fifteen minutes I signed a contract to buy a 2004 Toyota Solara Convertible.  On the one hand it's a "Cage", on the other hand at least it doesn't have a regular roof.  Seriously, I had a little extra dough which shocks me as I'm in the middle of $7,500.00 of dental work.  So I got a bug to own a convertible.  Also my Subaru was hit by a truck in the summer and had $3,500.00 in body damage for which I took the money, but didn't fix the cosmetic damage to the car.

So it began with a guy listing a Mercedes CL 500 convertible on the Advrider site and I more and more wanted to buy it.  When I was ready to buy it the seller sold it the day before.  So then I asked friends and they told me that I was lucky to miss the Mercedes as the upkeep would have killed me.  So then I decided to look at Mazda Miatas.  After doing a national search and a lot of research I discovered that I'd only be happy with a 2009 or newer touring edition with the hard fold-able roof.  I only found one in my price range that had close to reasonable mileage and was an 09 touring edition.  It was in Louisiana and the seller was a miserable bastard who tried to fool me with pictures that hid damage.  So I told him to keep his car and the horse that towed it in.

Then I thought my desires through more and decided that I could be happy with a Toyota Solara Convertible after I researched them.  This car isn't a roadster at all, more like a Toyota Camry made into a convertible.  It's good sides are that it has a nearly indestructible soft roof with a glass window and one of the highest customer satisfaction and best maintenance record of any car on the road.  Also it's softer, quieter, more comfortible and smoother than a roadster so that the ride cross country to the good roads will be better and the ride for my passenger (lady friends will be better).  I also kept in mind that I have three motorcycles for hooliganism.

So, I did my search for Toyota Solaras and found a 2004 Se in Florida that has 71.500 miles.  It has had only one owner for it's life, not a scratch or imperfection on it, and a perfect clean carfax.  The dealer that took it in yesterday is very nice and agreed to take a refundable $250.00 deposit until I can get down to buy it.  If for any reason I think they are giving me less than advertised they say in writing that I can take my deposit and walk.  I think this means that they are confident that there won't be a problem.  I'm paying $5,600.00 all in including all charges and taxes.





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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 06:51:23 PM »

JB, that would qualify for the “maxi” designation.
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 05:28:19 AM »

LOL my parents had one of these in a champagne color.  Cool car.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 05:41:46 PM »

I would like to park alongside of it with our Smart car.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 05:46:41 PM »

I would like to park alongside of it with our Smart car.

I'm not sure but it may, just, fit in the glove compartment.
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 05:52:08 PM »

Nah, the Smart goes in the trunk to replace the spare tire.
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 08:31:47 PM »

Nah, the Smart goes in the trunk to replace the spare tire.

I thought the monkey went there.
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