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Recent on-line ad

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:54 pm

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Re: Recent on-line ad

Post by lake_wrangler » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:27 am

Two questions:

1) What vehicle brand uses a trident as its logo?
2) Just what makes these crossovers perfect for seniors?

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Re: Recent on-line ad

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:23 am

1. That's a Maserati.

2. I don't know
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Re: Recent on-line ad

Post by jwhouk » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:52 am

That is a Maserati Levante. Starts at US$77,545. The high-end version is $171,475. It's essentially a Jeep Cherokee that got a Ferrari base engine dropped in it.
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Re: Recent on-line ad

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:53 am

jwhouk wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:52 am
That is a Maserati Levante. Starts at US$77,545. The high-end version is $171,475. It's essentially a Jeep Cherokee that got a Ferrari base engine dropped in it.
Yep. Someone just searched "crossover" and picked an interesting-looking picture for a scam ad.
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Re: Recent on-line ad

Post by Warrl » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:24 pm

Well, if I were designing a car specifically for seniors...

* the seats would be higher than in a typical sedan, but not as high as in a typical SUV

* the seats would be more bench-like, less bucket-like

* the floor in front of the seats would be low

* the door openings would be bigger, particularly in the area of both legroom and headroom

* the steering column would unlock and flip way out of the way, up and toward the passenger side, and then easily lock back to exactly the same position (which might be adjustable, but you would NOT have to adjust after every time you unlocked it)

* a powered, sliding back-seat door on each side would be nice, so people can load and unload their own walkers

* the floor of the cargo area (trunk, or back of van/SUV) would be higher, to ease bending over and picking stuff up

* plenty of headroom over the cargo area when opened

Last summer we had to replace our car, and we rejected every van and SUV we looked at because my lady's mother would not have been able to get in and out. (So, naturally, she's now temporarily-we-hope in a wheelchair and can't get in and out of the car we bought.)

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Re: Recent on-line ad

Post by lake_wrangler » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:55 am

You make very intelligent points, as to what would make a good vehicle for a senior.

Essentially, it's everything this pictured vehicle is not... :lol:
(Not to mention the price, given the brand, which would be way out of reach of a fixed-income senior... :roll: )

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Re: Recent on-line ad

Post by Dave » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:16 am

lake_wrangler wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:55 am
You make very intelligent points, as to what would make a good vehicle for a senior.

Essentially, it's everything this pictured vehicle is not... :lol:
(Not to mention the price, given the brand, which would be way out of reach of a fixed-income senior... :roll: )
The pictured vehicle seems as if it would be appropriate for a very small subset of "seniors": those belonging to the wealthy 1% (or maybe the über-wealthy .1%), for whom price is no object, and for whom prestige and "show" are more important than actual usability.

In other words, it's for those with more dollars than sense.

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Re: Recent on-line ad

Post by Bookworm » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:39 pm

We bought a Mazda 5 minivan. Yes, I know it's currently out of production, but there are a lot out there. Sliding rear doors, not a big as a minivan, four captains chairs plus a third row bench seat.
I'll get a life when it's proven and substantiated to be better than what I'm currently experiencing.

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Re: Recent on-line ad

Post by lake_wrangler » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:47 am

Dave wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:16 am
In other words, it's for those with more dollars than sense.
I "cents" a disturbance in the pun jar... as if millions of pennies cried out and went out of circulation... :P

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Re: Recent on-line ad

Post by Dave » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:24 am

lake_wrangler wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:47 am
I "cents" a disturbance in the pun jar... as if millions of pennies cried out and went out of circulation... :P
(Dave places a few rare steel pennies into the Pun Jar, in honor of the car's steel frame)

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Re: Recent on-line ad

Post by jwhouk » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:37 am

Too bad it's all aluminum now. Your steel pennies do have more magnetism than those Maseratis though.
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Re: Recent on-line ad

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:49 pm

The best thing that ever came out of Maserati was the Citroen SM, and it Had Problems.

Especially the one Burt Reynolds parked in the Savannah River.
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Re: Recent on-line ad

Post by Typeminer » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:15 am

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:49 pm
The best thing that ever came out of Maserati was the Citroen SM, and it Had Problems.

Especially the one Burt Reynolds parked in the Savannah River.
I've had cars I wanted to park in rivers.

And an old friend used to sing a ditty she sorta stole from Neil Young:

"Down by the river
I shot my Volvo"
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