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Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Mike and I am the owner of a new 2018 Corolla iM. Just picked this up Friday. bought as a commuter and a vehicle for my 16 yr old to drive to school. Looking to "adjust" a few things on the car. I purchased this because I was looking for another Scion xB (used to have an 09) but couldnt find a decent one with good miles for a reasonable price. Found the iM and couldn't pass up the $2k rebate and decent price.
 

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Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Mike and I am the owner of a new 2018 Corolla iM. Just picked this up Friday. bought as a commuter and a vehicle for my 16 yr old to drive to school. Looking to "adjust" a few things on the car. I purchased this because I was looking for another Scion xB (used to have an 09) but couldnt find a decent one with good miles for a reasonable price. Found the iM and couldn't pass up the $2k rebate and decent price.
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Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Mike and I am the owner of a new 2018 Corolla iM. Just picked this up Friday. bought as a commuter and a vehicle for my 16 yr old to drive to school. Looking to "adjust" a few things on the car. I purchased this because I was looking for another Scion xB (used to have an 09) but couldnt find a decent one with good miles for a reasonable price. Found the iM and couldn't pass up the $2k rebate and decent price.
Lucky kid, I made my 3 daughters buy their own cars. I've always believed that any new driver should have a used car first. I'm happy with how it turned out. They are all in their 20's now and have told me that it helped them to appreciate the value of the money and the car itself. ;)
 

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Lucky kid, I made my 3 daughters buy their own cars. I've always believed that any new driver should have a used car first. I'm happy with how it turned out. They are all in their 20's now and have told me that it helped them to appreciate the value of the money and the car itself. ;)
Lucky kid, naw, deserving kid... 4.2 GPA in HS. College recruited Lacrosse Player... I'd say hes a great kid. Kid has no free time and attends private school that doesn't bus, so this actually helps me out with not having to drive him to school. Plus its not his car, its mine, he just gets to drive it to school. I drive a 2010 Tundra, wife has a 2016 Highlander.

I remember my first 2 cars... Cost me more in repairs than this iM will cost me and they didnt last as long as this car will last. It was a financial decision. Didn't want to spend more on fixing cars than buying them.
 

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Lucky kid, naw, deserving kid... 4.2 GPA in HS. College recruited Lacrosse Player... I'd say hes a great kid. Kid has no free time and attends private school that doesn't bus, so this actually helps me out with not having to drive him to school. Plus its not his car, its mine, he just gets to drive it to school. I drive a 2010 Tundra, wife has a 2016 Highlander.

I remember my first 2 cars... Cost me more in repairs than this iM will cost me and they didnt last as long as this car will last. It was a financial decision. Didn't want to spend more on fixing cars than buying them.
I don't doubt that he is deserving, my kids were too but I've seen so many kids get to drive new cars and don't appreciate them. My kids used to always say how kids acted so very differently around friends then they did their parents. I'm not saying that yours does but most 16 year olds don't need to drive a new car. My youngest drives my older 2007 Corolla CE that her and my middle daughter learned to drive a stick on. I bought it used and it's still a very nice car. They got to use it as your kid gets to but she wanted to buy it so I sold it to her for $2k even though I could have easily sold it for $6k. The point of it was to teach her the value of money. She had a 4.0 GPA in running start, not sure how you get a 4.2 GPA since a 4.0 is as high as the scale goes. She started nursing school at 19 and graduates later this year. She also works a part time job at a rehab facility as a CNA. So very proud of her as you are your son. All 3 of my daughters are in nursing school and my oldest just graduated and passed her boards! She's so excited to finally be able to make very good money!
 

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I don't doubt that he is deserving, my kids were too but I've seen so many kids get to drive new cars and don't appreciate them. My kids used to always say how kids acted so very differently around friends then they did their parents. I'm not saying that yours does but most 16 year olds don't need to drive a new car. My youngest drives my older 2007 Corolla CE that her and my middle daughter learned to drive a stick on. I bought it used and it's still a very nice car. They got to use it as your kid gets to but she wanted to buy it so I sold it to her for $2k even though I could have easily sold it for $6k. The point of it was to teach her the value of money. She had a 4.0 GPA in running start, not sure how you get a 4.2 GPA since a 4.0 is as high as the scale goes. She started nursing school at 19 and graduates later this year. She also works a part time job at a rehab facility as a CNA. So very proud of her as you are your son. All 3 of my daughters are in nursing school and my oldest just graduated and passed her boards! She's so excited to finally be able to make very good money!
Why you hating??? I just came on here to introduce myself and then you bash my parenting. I don't remember asking your opinion on how to raise my kid. You obviously don't know much about grading. 4.2 Weighted GPA. its called honors and AP Classes. Honors: A = 4.5 B = 3.5 AP: A = 5 B = 4. He currently is in STEM for BioMedical (in HS) and is a member of NHS and his schools Honors institute. Plays Football and Lacrosse at the Varsity level.

That's great you have smart kids. My son knows the value of a dollar and how to earn it. Again... I didn't ask you how to raise my kid. My son appreciates everything he EARNS. He volunteers 100+ hours a year for various charities. He coaches lacrosse to younger underprivileged kids. I'd appreciate it if you minded your own business. Now go away please... You obviously have to push buttons and I didn't come here to fight internet trolls.
 

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Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Mike and I am the owner of a new 2018 Corolla iM. Just picked this up Friday. bought as a commuter and a vehicle for my 16 yr old to drive to school. Looking to "adjust" a few things on the car. I purchased this because I was looking for another Scion xB (used to have an 09) but couldnt find a decent one with good miles for a reasonable price. Found the iM and couldn't pass up the $2k rebate and decent price.

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Why you hating??? I just came on here to introduce myself and then you bash my parenting. I don't remember asking your opinion on how to raise my kid. You obviously don't know much about grading. 4.2 Weighted GPA. its called honors and AP Classes. Honors: A = 4.5 B = 3.5 AP: A = 5 B = 4. He currently is in STEM for BioMedical (in HS) and is a member of NHS and his schools Honors institute. Plays Football and Lacrosse at the Varsity level.

That's great you have smart kids. My son knows the value of a dollar and how to earn it. Again... I didn't ask you how to raise my kid. My son appreciates everything he EARNS. He volunteers 100+ hours a year for various charities. He coaches lacrosse to younger underprivileged kids. I'd appreciate it if you minded your own business. Now go away please... You obviously have to push buttons and I didn't come here to fight internet trolls.
You did great raising your kids. You did a good job :)
 

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Why you hating??? I just came on here to introduce myself and then you bash my parenting. I don't remember asking your opinion on how to raise my kid. You obviously don't know much about grading. 4.2 Weighted GPA. its called honors and AP Classes. Honors: A = 4.5 B = 3.5 AP: A = 5 B = 4. He currently is in STEM for BioMedical (in HS) and is a member of NHS and his schools Honors institute. Plays Football and Lacrosse at the Varsity level.

That's great you have smart kids. My son knows the value of a dollar and how to earn it. Again... I didn't ask you how to raise my kid. My son appreciates everything he EARNS. He volunteers 100+ hours a year for various charities. He coaches lacrosse to younger underprivileged kids. I'd appreciate it if you minded your own business. Now go away please... You obviously have to push buttons and I didn't come here to fight internet trolls.
I'm not hating at all. I thought that we were having an interesting discussion. As I was trying to explain my point of view from your response. We all have different points of view, I just didn't expect an overreaction like this response after we had several cordial responses back and forth. I even commented positively about your son. My view was easy as my wife and I bought paid for our own college education while younger and bought our own cars too so this is why we both believed in that same path for our kids. As I said, it sounds like your son has done great, congrats. I've just seen more kids that got new cars from parents that didn't give a **** and I've known many that regretted doing it later.

Just remember that it's very hard to clearly "read" intent and what people are trying to say in a post.
We could have had this discussion in person and you never would have felt like I was "hating" because I'm not. I was just discussing your point that you brought up. That's what people do in forums, right or wrong.

Your son sounds like a good kid. Just realize that I didn't bring up the subject, I just responded to it. We all have different experiences and respond accordingly. Our schools only use a 4.0 maximum, no matter the class so that's why I asked. That's all I was doing but you responded with all of the aggression. I was curious as I've never seen that. And FYI, without knowing all you seemed to be doing was bragging how great he was and that you could afford a new car for your kid. Many people will take that as a dig toward them if they mention it or not. I'm not a troll, I enjoy my cars and enjoy the forums I'm on. I've gotten to know many people through the various forums over the years so no need to start insulting me. So I didn't try to push any buttons, and if I did that wasn't my intent and I apologize.

This forum is about our Corolla iM, not our kids.
 
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Haha sorry late reply. Don't really log in too often unfortunately.

I got the car from Centennial Toyota late 2016. You?
Got mine from Centennial as well. I've bought or leased 5 cars there. I have a great person I deal with. Her name is Daisy. She beat everyone's price hands down and SUPER LOW pressure. She also knows I'm a yeller. :) so she only calls me when she has a good deal.
 

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Got mine from Centennial as well. I've bought or leased 5 cars there. I have a great person I deal with. Her name is Daisy. She beat everyone's price hands down and SUPER LOW pressure. She also knows I'm a yeller. :) so she only calls me when she has a good deal.
Haha that's awesome, the iM was the second car we got from them. I get along with a couple of the mechanics there, pretty cool staff working there.
 

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Got mine from Centennial as well. I've bought or leased 5 cars there. I have a great person I deal with. Her name is Daisy. She beat everyone's price hands down and SUPER LOW pressure. She also knows I'm a yeller. :) so she only calls me when she has a good deal.
Haha that's awesome, the iM was the second car we got from them. I get along with a couple of the mechanics there, pretty cool staff working there.
Always nice when you have a dealership you can trust
 
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