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Title: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 09:38:28 AM
So mine is on it's last leg. We've all known I bought a lemon for years. 2002 VW. It's only at 130,000 miles, but I've plugged so much $ into this POS. I feel like I just need it to get me through June (wedding), but the risk/reward is a bit terrifying. Like, every time I slow down and come to a stop light, it kicks back hard. When I have ppl in it, they feel like they're about to die, because they're not used to it. I figure I can do one last oil change tomorrow and get some crap tighten and then give it ago. What's the longest you went holding onto a POS?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 23, 2016, 09:40:42 AM
If I were you, I would drive it until it needs a repair you're unwilling to pay for. If something happens and there's a $1700 estimate to get it going again, punt. Until then, keep on with this ride
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 09:43:39 AM
To fix the kickback issue, it was going to be $700 about 3 months ago. I took it into my trusted guys and they tightened and said: "If you're planning on getting a new car soon, I wouldn't blow $700 on fixing this". I was shocked, but they tightened it up enough until it's just became a problem again now.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: kso_FAN on March 23, 2016, 09:44:39 AM
Our past two vehicles we drove until they basically died or were at least on life support.

First a couple years ago a 2000 Ranger pick up that was at 190K and was overheating with several other problems. We were able to trade it in on a 2010 Tacoma which has been fantastic. It just went over 100K miles, but its got a lot of life left.

Then my wife's Caravan with 185K started falling apart in the last 6-8 months. Finally traded it in a couple weeks ago on a 2015 Civic.

I've generally been a "drive it until it dies" person, but I'm not sure I'll go quite that far with our next round of vehicles.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 23, 2016, 09:45:03 AM
My car has around 120k, I've had it for 5 years and the sole repair on it in that time was $430. You should get something like that
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 09:47:14 AM
Our past two vehicles we drove until they basically died or were at least on life support.

First a couple years ago a 2000 Ranger pick up that was at 190K and was overheating with several other problems. We were able to trade it in on a 2010 Tacoma which has been fantastic. It just went over 100K miles, but its got a lot of life left.

Then my wife's Caravan with 185K started falling apart in the last 6-8 months. Finally traded it in a couple weeks ago on a 2015 Civic.

I've generally been a "drive it until it dies" person, but I'm not sure I'll go quite that far with our next round of vehicles.
That's how I am too. I'm very practical with this stuff. Ms. wacky is already tired of all the problems with it and I don't blame her, but I also don't want a car payment anytime soon. Not having one has felt amazing.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: meow meow on March 23, 2016, 09:47:34 AM
what are they "tightening"?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: WillieWatanabe on March 23, 2016, 09:48:37 AM
I usually go until i can't trust it. If i have to worry about getting stranded somewhere, time to cut bait.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: WillieWatanabe on March 23, 2016, 09:48:50 AM
what are they "tightening"?

muffler gasket.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: asava on March 23, 2016, 09:52:24 AM
Currently my beater car has somewhere around 249,000. Need a new tranny soon, but should be good for a little while longer.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: CNS on March 23, 2016, 09:54:08 AM
At 178k on my truck. It's only 8 yrs old, though.  Plan to get to 250k, then park it as a third vehicle and get a crossover or smaller car.

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Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 09:55:33 AM
what are they "tightening"?

muffler gasket.
Yeah, they tried to explain it to me. But talking cars with me is like trying to teach Spanish to a 2 year old. Just beady eyes and staring off into the distance.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Bill Clarahan on March 23, 2016, 10:09:44 AM
I have an '88 Chevy PU 4 x 4 with around 675K, current engine has around 275K, tranny rebuilt twice.  She's a peach.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: AppleJack on March 23, 2016, 10:11:04 AM
Currently at 101k. I want a new truck really bad, and part of me wants to to trade in my current Lambo while I can still get a decent return. But car payments are stupid and I don't like them.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: asava on March 23, 2016, 10:19:24 AM
I have an '88 Chevy PU 4 x 4 with around 675K, current engine has around 275K, tranny rebuilt twice.  She's a peach.

For a guy named Bill Carahan, you sure drive a crap vehicle.
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Post by: hemmy on March 23, 2016, 10:23:43 AM
2002, 170k. Got it 4 years old for $3,300. If I could find a 4 year old car at that price to replace it I would jump on it but sadly not gonna happen.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 23, 2016, 10:25:10 AM
That's how I am too. I'm very practical with this stuff. Ms. wacky is already tired of all the problems with it and I don't blame her, but I also don't want a car payment anytime soon. Not having one has felt amazing.

Having a new car with updated technology feels amazing too.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 10:30:36 AM
That's how I am too. I'm very practical with this stuff. Ms. wacky is already tired of all the problems with it and I don't blame her, but I also don't want a car payment anytime soon. Not having one has felt amazing.

Having a new car with updated technology feels amazing too.
Yes. I think that's what i'm looking forward to. I don't need to pinch pennies like I use to. I wouldn't mind having a little luxury in my life.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: kso_FAN on March 23, 2016, 10:37:46 AM
That's how I am too. I'm very practical with this stuff. Ms. wacky is already tired of all the problems with it and I don't blame her, but I also don't want a car payment anytime soon. Not having one has felt amazing.

Having a new car with updated technology feels amazing too.
Yes. I think that's what i'm looking forward to. I don't need to pinch pennies like I use to. I wouldn't mind having a little luxury in my life.

It is nice. The Civic we just bought is just the LX model, not the high end, but it still has lots of cool modern stuff. Also, it was still a new 15, one of a couple they had left, so with getting new 16s on the lot they gave us a really good deal. Drove it off the lot with only 11 miles on it which was pretty cool.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 10:41:18 AM
 :thumbs: Sounds awesome!
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: meow meow on March 23, 2016, 10:55:50 AM
wacky, you deserve some luxury in your life, treat yo self.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 10:59:28 AM
I feel ya, bud! :cheers:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Bill Clarahan on March 23, 2016, 11:01:44 AM
I have an '88 Chevy PU 4 x 4 with around 675K, current engine has around 275K, tranny rebuilt twice.  She's a peach.

For a guy named Bill Carahan, you sure drive a crap vehicle.

Not my only vehicle, and it's Clarahan, to you
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: asava on March 23, 2016, 11:02:21 AM
I have an '88 Chevy PU 4 x 4 with around 675K, current engine has around 275K, tranny rebuilt twice.  She's a peach.

For a guy named Bill Carahan, you sure drive a crap vehicle.

Not my only vehicle, and it's Carahan, to you

WHATEVER, CARAHAN.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: The Big Train on March 23, 2016, 12:21:41 PM
How far have you gone...

Now that that's taken care of, my Ferrari has like 108k on it and it's gonna keep going for a long time I think
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on March 23, 2016, 01:07:35 PM
what are they "tightening"?

muffler gasket.
Yeah, they tried to explain it to me. But talking cars with me is like trying to teach Spanish to a 2 year old. Just beady eyes and staring off into the distance.

I'm pretty sure there are some two year olds that have a better grasp on Spanish than you do on English.  :lol:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Fedor on March 23, 2016, 01:16:36 PM
what are they "tightening"?

muffler gasket.
Yeah, they tried to explain it to me. But talking cars with me is like trying to teach Spanish to a 2 year old. Just beady eyes and staring off into the distance.

I'm pretty sure there are some two year olds that have a better grasp on Spanish than you do on English.  :lol:
Probably cars as well.  Wacky, when you say "kickback" do you actually mean "backfire"?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: mocat on March 23, 2016, 01:16:45 PM
Yes this particular thread was brutal
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: cfbandyman on March 23, 2016, 01:26:27 PM
I'm at about 125k with my '06 Pontiac G6. It still runs, ok, but definitely starting to show signs of age. I plan on using it until the Tesla Model 3 comes out in late 2017 (but most likely late) 2018. Putting my reservation for it down next week too  :gocho: I was planning on getting a new car anyways in about 2017/18 anyways, so this coincides well. IMO I'm fine with anyone wanting to drive a car until it doesn't drive anymore, but I would like to get a new one every 10-12 years or so. I think it's nice to get upgraded to some new tech, better ride, and something that might fit your lifestyle better, and removing a potentially major headache from your life before it becomes one.

For reference, I drove my dad's car ('93 Infiniti J30 that he got from a old lady who basically only used it to go to the store) when I turned 16 until I graduated HS in '07 and got my now current car. He had that car for about 5 years before I drove it, and it was also just about time for it to go too. It had about 150k on it, you really had to baby it to get it going in the winter, and the leather was really starting to wear in it, also not having a CD player sucked (then). Getting my G6 at that point was pretty sweet upgrade at the time, and was perfect for driving to and from K-State, and it was better on gas mileage.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: mocat on March 23, 2016, 01:27:38 PM
Cars are the worst
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Post by: steve dave on March 23, 2016, 01:30:36 PM
Enjoy this thread title
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Brock Landers on March 23, 2016, 01:39:20 PM
I am firmly on Team Drive It Until It Dies.  Every car I've owned made it past 200k and only one of them truly died on me so I have been pretty lucky in that sense.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 01:58:01 PM
what are they "tightening"?

muffler gasket.
Yeah, they tried to explain it to me. But talking cars with me is like trying to teach Spanish to a 2 year old. Just beady eyes and staring off into the distance.

I'm pretty sure there are some two year olds that have a better grasp on Spanish than you do on English.  :lol:
Probably cars as well.  Wacky, when you say "kickback" do you actually mean "backfire"?
:curse: To both of you! I mean I'll be driving and putting on the gas and then it feels like big foot just punched the front of my car and then it starts accelerating until big foot hits my car again randomly. Feels dangerous in traffic, because sometimes the kickback is so strong, it shuts off the car.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 23, 2016, 02:01:20 PM
I'm more confused now than before the explanation
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: mhkpasa on March 23, 2016, 02:04:03 PM
I'm more confused now than before the explanation

 :confused: :confused: Are we interpreting that the transmission slips/shifts really hard?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 02:04:51 PM
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT, GUYS! IT FEELS REALLY rough ridin' WEIRD AND DANGEROUS!!!  :curse:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on March 23, 2016, 02:07:49 PM
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT, GUYS! IT FEELS REALLY rough ridin' WEIRD AND DANGEROUS!!!  :curse:

Sounds like you don't know how to drive a car with a manual transmission.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: meow meow on March 23, 2016, 02:11:21 PM
i'd like to hear more about these "trusted" guys that you take your car too
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 02:11:32 PM
I've been doing it for years, this is the only car that has ever done this, because Germany!!!
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 02:12:48 PM
i'd like to hear more about these "trusted" guys that you take your car too
Family friends. They've been around for years!!! Grandpa, to father, to son. http://www.donovansservice.com/?PageData=111841
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 23, 2016, 02:13:40 PM
I'm more confused now than before the explanation

 :confused: :confused: Are we interpreting that the transmission slips/shifts really hard?

Slipping gears is my guess
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Emo EMAW on March 23, 2016, 02:26:33 PM
Does a foot punch or kick?  Asking for a Spanish speaking 2 year old.   :confused:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Institutional Control on March 23, 2016, 02:46:25 PM
Three years is about enough time In a car before getting a new one.


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Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Brock Landers on March 23, 2016, 02:47:41 PM
I'm pretty sure he was referring to Big Foot, not a "big foot". 
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 03:00:01 PM
I'm pretty sure he was referring to Big Foot, not a "big foot".
Yeah
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: AbeFroman on March 23, 2016, 03:09:20 PM
My last car hit 100k the week before some idiot texted and drove into the back of it. Got a nice check and a car with 40 miles on it
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Post by: ChiCat on March 23, 2016, 03:12:04 PM
lol @ wacky thinking a muffler gasket is a real thing
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 03:15:24 PM
 :dunno:
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Post by: Mrs. Gooch on March 23, 2016, 03:20:06 PM
I'm pretty sure he was referring to Big Foot, not a "big foot".
Yeah

OMG. I didn't even consider that possibility.
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Post by: asava on March 23, 2016, 03:26:34 PM
Wait, you guys don't lease? LOL. Good job idiots, investing in a depreciating asset is a great way to go about life. I'm sure you all have no problem lighting piles of money on fire to keep warm in the winter either.
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Post by: Emo EMAW on March 23, 2016, 03:28:02 PM
I got 260k on my '06 Tacoma and it's ride or die nah mean?
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Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 23, 2016, 04:01:02 PM
Wait, you guys don't lease? LOL. Good job idiots, investing in a depreciating asset is a great way to go about life. I'm sure you all have no problem lighting piles of money on fire to keep warm in the winter either.

1. Cars are not an investment.  They are transportation.
2. If you drive a lot, leases will eff you.
3. If you like to have a new car every 2-3 years, have good credit, and don't exceed the mileage limits, then leasing is the best choice.  If you don't fit those criteria, or you want a car that's actually fun or you want to customize, then don't lease.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: asava on March 23, 2016, 04:07:00 PM
Wait, you guys don't lease? LOL. Good job idiots, investing in a depreciating asset is a great way to go about life. I'm sure you all have no problem lighting piles of money on fire to keep warm in the winter either.

1. Cars are not an investment.  They are transportation.
2. If you drive a lot, leases will eff you.
3. If you like to have a new car every 2-3 years, have good credit, and don't exceed the mileage limits, then leasing is the best choice.  If you don't fit those criteria, or you want a car that's actually fun or you want to customize, then don't lease.

I usually only drive the ferrari inbetween trips to the heli pad and home, so you have some valid points.
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Post by: Emo EMAW on March 23, 2016, 04:08:50 PM
Wait, you guys don't lease? LOL. Good job idiots, investing in a depreciating asset is a great way to go about life. I'm sure you all have no problem lighting piles of money on fire to keep warm in the winter either.

1. Cars are not an investment.  They are transportation.
2. If you drive a lot, leases will eff you.
3. If you like to have a new car every 2-3 years, have good credit, and don't exceed the mileage limits, then leasing is the best choice.  If you don't fit those criteria, or you want a car that's actually fun or you want to customize, then don't lease.

I usually only drive the ferrari inbetween trips to the heli pad and home, so you have some valid points.

You need a 4 season rig durangocat.
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Post by: Missouriscribe on March 23, 2016, 04:11:14 PM
drove my 2001 Hyundai from mile 9 to 230,000. Really wanted 300k but I knew that was greedy.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Emo EMAW on March 23, 2016, 04:32:29 PM
Now that I think about it the earliest I've given up on a car is 232,000, back in ought-6 when I traded in my '95 Honda Accord for the Taco.  Previous to that my '78 Mercedes 240D had over 250k on it before the odometer quit working.
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Post by: puniraptor on March 23, 2016, 05:11:33 PM
Young children have a superior capacity to learn languages.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 23, 2016, 05:13:51 PM
I'm pretty sure he was referring to Big Foot, not a "big foot".
Yeah

OMG. I didn't even consider that possibility.

Because it isn't
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2016, 05:22:58 PM
The act of "big foot" (the character) punching my car is what I meant guys. Sheesh.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 23, 2016, 05:26:30 PM
The act of big foot?  :confused:
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Post by: mocat on March 23, 2016, 05:33:46 PM
My last car hit 100k the week before some idiot texted and drove into the back of it. Got a nice check and a car with 40 miles on it

That is great Abe
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Post by: pissclams on March 23, 2016, 05:35:31 PM
My last car hit 100k the week before some idiot texted and drove into the back of it. Got a nice check and a car with 40 miles on it

That is great Abe

in what way is losing your car and having to wait for an insurance check and then dealing with replacing your previous car that was wrecked by some fuckstick rear ending you, "great" ?
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Post by: asava on March 23, 2016, 05:38:49 PM
My last car hit 100k the week before some idiot texted and drove into the back of it. Got a nice check and a car with 40 miles on it

That is great Abe

in what way is losing your car and having to wait for an insurance check and then dealing with replacing your previous car that was wrecked by some fuckstick rear ending you, "great" ?

not to mention the latent physical effects lying in wait, or the i'm sure mental trauma that goes along with living through something like that. feel for you abe. if you ever need someone to talk to, just pm me.
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Post by: Mrs. Gooch on March 23, 2016, 06:10:05 PM
My last car hit 100k the week before some idiot texted and drove into the back of it. Got a nice check and a car with 40 miles on it

That is great Abe

in what way is losing your car and having to wait for an insurance check and then dealing with replacing your previous car that was wrecked by some fuckstick rear ending you, "great" ?

not to mention the latent physical effects lying in wait, or the i'm sure mental trauma that goes along with living through something like that. feel for you abe. if you ever need someone to talk to, just pm me.

When I got rear ended it cause me to be freaked out any time a car was quickly approaching from behind for quite a while. Abe was probably similarly traumatized.
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Post by: asava on March 23, 2016, 06:12:49 PM
My last car hit 100k the week before some idiot texted and drove into the back of it. Got a nice check and a car with 40 miles on it

That is great Abe

in what way is losing your car and having to wait for an insurance check and then dealing with replacing your previous car that was wrecked by some fuckstick rear ending you, "great" ?

not to mention the latent physical effects lying in wait, or the i'm sure mental trauma that goes along with living through something like that. feel for you abe. if you ever need someone to talk to, just pm me.

When I got rear ended it cause me to be freaked out any time a car was quickly approaching from behind for quite a while. Abe was probably similarly traumatized.

Really a very common issue. Feel for you. But, hey, he got a "free" car out of it, so that is super nice. So #blessed, Abe.
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Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 23, 2016, 07:38:24 PM
I'm jealous of you people that got a sense of anxiety from being rear-ended.

All I got was a giant hassle from the insurance company, a bulging disc and pinched nerve in my back which are going to require surgery, and an ongoing lawsuit.
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Post by: The Big Train on March 23, 2016, 07:50:42 PM
we wouldnt expect anything less from you
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Post by: asava on March 23, 2016, 11:41:22 PM
Man, TCUHornedFrog is tough!
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Post by: slobber on March 24, 2016, 08:06:47 AM

I am firmly on Team Drive It Until It Dies.  Every car I've owned made it past 200k and only one of them truly died on me so I have been pretty lucky in that sense.
Doesn't sound like you are very firm on this if you have only done it once.


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Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: slobber on March 24, 2016, 08:08:55 AM

what are they "tightening"?

muffler gasket.
Yeah, they tried to explain it to me. But talking cars with me is like trying to teach Spanish to a 2 year old. Just beady eyes and staring off into the distance.

I'm pretty sure there are some two year olds that have a better grasp on Spanish than you do on English.  :lol:
Probably cars as well.  Wacky, when you say "kickback" do you actually mean "backfire"?
:curse: To both of you! I mean I'll be driving and putting on the gas and then it feels like big foot just punched the front of my car and then it starts accelerating until big foot hits my car again randomly. Feels dangerous in traffic, because sometimes the kickback is so strong, it shuts off the car.
where and what are you putting the gas on?


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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 08:19:22 AM
 :shakesfist: I'm a great driver, ass hats. I just dropped off my car and told "my guy" to do whatever he needs to do to get that thing through the finish line (June).
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Post by: pissclams on March 24, 2016, 10:23:56 AM
:shakesfist: I'm a great driver, ass hats. I just dropped off my car and told "my guy" to do whatever he needs to do to get that thing through the finish line (June).

i realize you're getting married soon but if you need a car that badly, what's waiting 2 months going to accomplish?
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Post by: wetwillie on March 24, 2016, 10:32:25 AM
I'd sell the beast on Craigslist for whatever you can get and carpool or something until then.  That death trap might kill you before you even make it to June.
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Post by: pissclams on March 24, 2016, 10:36:08 AM
i wouldn't recommend carmax other than i think they will basically accept any type of trade in.  better than just towing the car away as junk.
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Post by: 8manpick on March 24, 2016, 10:54:21 AM

:shakesfist: I'm a great driver, ass hats. I just dropped off my car and told "my guy" to do whatever he needs to do to get that thing through the finish line (June).

i realize you're getting married soon but if you need a car that badly, what's waiting 2 months going to accomplish?

Wedding $$ gifts maybe?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: kso_FAN on March 24, 2016, 10:54:31 AM
If the costs of repairs are too high, make sure you can drive the thing to a car lot and if it runs enough to do that you should get at least 1k trade in value and maybe more. It gives you another negotiation point so you can go back and forth on the price and on the trade in value and usually the dealer will work with one or the other to get you somewhere near what you want.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: meow meow on March 24, 2016, 10:56:58 AM
I just can't reconcile wacky saying how he's slaying it at working with him telling his guys to make sure the ole deathtrap runs for 3 months.  =mods=?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: slobber on March 24, 2016, 11:06:10 AM
Wacky, if you are already broke due to the wedding, how are you going to afford a car payment after the wedding? I know your credo is NO CONSEQUENCES, but I just want to make sure you take a second to think about getting a car payment on the back end of being broke.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: meow meow on March 24, 2016, 11:12:15 AM
probably missed it, but why aren't mrs wacky's parents paying for this wedding with their bbq fortune?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 11:13:40 AM
They are paying for it. And it's not bbq how they got their $. They use to be the main dairy supplier in KC, back in the day. Only thing i'm paying for is the honeymoon, because I want to feel like a man of some sorts.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 11:14:36 AM

:shakesfist: I'm a great driver, ass hats. I just dropped off my car and told "my guy" to do whatever he needs to do to get that thing through the finish line (June).

i realize you're getting married soon but if you need a car that badly, what's waiting 2 months going to accomplish?

Wedding $$ gifts maybe?
Yeah. Joint accounts, being cheap, etc.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 11:16:44 AM
I just can't reconcile wacky saying how he's slaying it at working with him telling his guys to make sure the ole deathtrap runs for 3 months.  =mods=?
Wedding ring bans, honeymoon, paid for my guys suits and shoes, student loans take a good portion of one of my checks, etc.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 11:18:46 AM
Wacky, if you are already broke due to the wedding, how are you going to afford a car payment after the wedding? I know your credo is NO CONSEQUENCES, but I just want to make sure you take a second to think about getting a car payment on the back end of being broke.
I have amazing credit. I have plenty of wiggle room for a new car payment. Problem is, i'm just a cheap ass. I seriously would rather see the $ in my account, then use it. It's a weird thing. However, when i'm out with my friends, i'm very generous. I don't understand the way i'm processed. brb. doing chipotle.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: slobber on March 24, 2016, 11:19:58 AM
I just can't reconcile wacky saying how he's slaying it at working with him telling his guys to make sure the ole deathtrap runs for 3 months.  =mods=?
Wedding ring bans, honeymoon, paid for my guys suits and shoes, student loans take a good portion of one of my checks, etc.
Proud of you. Good job.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: meow meow on March 24, 2016, 11:24:10 AM
I just can't reconcile wacky saying how he's slaying it at working with him telling his guys to make sure the ole deathtrap runs for 3 months.  =mods=?
Wedding ring bans, honeymoon, paid for my guys suits and shoes, student loans take a good portion of one of my checks, etc.

well that's nice of you, no further questions your on her
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Skipper44 on March 24, 2016, 11:30:10 AM
I just can't reconcile wacky saying how he's slaying it at working with him telling his guys to make sure the ole deathtrap runs for 3 months.  =mods=?
Wedding ring bans, honeymoon, paid for my guys suits and shoes, student loans take a good portion of one of my checks, etc.
Wacky, you guys will probably buy a house and want to have kids, right?  You need to go ahead and buy yourself a car you will be happy with sooner instead of later.

I doubt a minivan is ever in the cards for the Wacky08s so my advice is get yourself a nice SUV that you will get you thru the next 10 years of first house projects and then hauling around all the babies & baby stuff.  It will never be easier to pay for it than it will be in the next year or two.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: slobber on March 24, 2016, 11:31:56 AM
I just can't reconcile wacky saying how he's slaying it at working with him telling his guys to make sure the ole deathtrap runs for 3 months.  =mods=?
Wedding ring bans, honeymoon, paid for my guys suits and shoes, student loans take a good portion of one of my checks, etc.

well that's nice of you, no further questions your on her
I bet Wacky bought Zoot suits. That would be a very wacky thing to do.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: meow meow on March 24, 2016, 11:33:40 AM
or go buy a cheap Honda accord or some crap that's reliable, and when you have kids in 2 or 3 years, trade it for something bigger since you'll likely both be making more than you are today, and all the wedding expenses are behind you
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: pissclams on March 24, 2016, 11:40:21 AM
if you can't afford a new (different) car now, you won't be able to afford one in 2 months
you can do whatever you want with wedding gift money, but buying a used honda seems like a pretty bad choice

and if you think that you're going to have more free reign with your finances after getting married, good luck with that

man the eff up and go finance a honda if you can't buy one outright, it's quite the adult decision and mrs wacky will be impressed
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Skipper44 on March 24, 2016, 11:41:35 AM
or go buy a cheap Honda accord or some crap that's reliable, and when you have kids in 2 or 3 years, trade it for something bigger since you'll likely both be making more than you are today, and all the wedding expenses are behind you
ya gotta be careful playing that game, wait too long and you are at the "move to the bigger, more expensive 2nd house" stage with an even smaller vehicle budget. 
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: slobber on March 24, 2016, 11:45:13 AM
or go buy a cheap Honda accord or some crap that's reliable, and when you have kids in 2 or 3 years, trade it for something bigger since you'll likely both be making more than you are today, and all the wedding expenses are behind you
ya gotta be careful playing that game, wait too long and you are at the "move to the bigger, more expensive 2nd house" stage with an even smaller vehicle budget.
That is why you should start out in a huge house. Just go all out. It'll be a pain in the ass, but then you can down size and make a bunch of money when you sell the huge house.

(Is this the thread where people talk about bad financial decisions they are about to make and then everyone else encourages them not to make that bad financial decision, but here is a different bad financial decision you should make?)
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: meow meow on March 24, 2016, 11:57:06 AM
or go buy a cheap Honda accord or some crap that's reliable, and when you have kids in 2 or 3 years, trade it for something bigger since you'll likely both be making more than you are today, and all the wedding expenses are behind you
ya gotta be careful playing that game, wait too long and you are at the "move to the bigger, more expensive 2nd house" stage with an even smaller vehicle budget.

if you're moving to a bigger 2nd house to where you can't afford upgrading your Honda accord, you're a giant dumbass
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 11:57:38 AM
or go buy a cheap Honda accord or some crap that's reliable, and when you have kids in 2 or 3 years, trade it for something bigger since you'll likely both be making more than you are today, and all the wedding expenses are behind you

Don't do this. 
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 11:58:29 AM
Ok guys, sheesh.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 12:01:01 PM
Ok guys, sheesh.

Cheap Hondas are cheap for a reason.  Honda carries a premium in the used car market (it's unjustified for the most part IMO).

Don't buy an SUV either.  They suck.  Don't buy a minivan.  They suck more than SUVs. 

Buy a Camaro SS or a Mustang GT.  Any kids you have will be small at first so they don't need leg room.  This will allow you to enjoy life before eventual kids ruin it.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: pissclams on March 24, 2016, 12:06:32 PM
the last two cheap Hondas that I bought went +100k miles after purchasing with the biggest maintenance issue being a new alternator
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Skipper44 on March 24, 2016, 12:07:28 PM
the last two cheap Hondas that I bought went +100k miles after purchasing with the biggest maintenance issue being a new alternator
you didn't change the timing belts?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 12:08:15 PM
the last two cheap Hondas that I bought went +100k miles after purchasing with the biggest maintenance issue being a new alternator

When was the last time you purchased a cheap honda? Also, what is cheap to you?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: pissclams on March 24, 2016, 12:12:37 PM
the last two cheap Hondas that I bought went +100k miles after purchasing with the biggest maintenance issue being a new alternator
you didn't change the timing belts?
you know what, you're right.  the accord that had the alternator go also had the timing belt break while I was driving it...no engine damage done but obvs had to replace it


I spent $1200 on the accord and $2000 on the civic
the distributor died on the civic but was easy to replace as was the radiator
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Skipper44 on March 24, 2016, 12:14:35 PM
the last two cheap Hondas that I bought went +100k miles after purchasing with the biggest maintenance issue being a new alternator
you didn't change the timing belts?
you know what, you're right.  the accord that had the alternator go also had the timing belt break while I was driving it...no engine damage done but obvs had to replace it


I spent $1200 on the accord and $2000 on the civic
the distributor died on the civic but was easy to replace as was the radiator
ya, the timing belts (and weak ass transmissions on the SUVs & Vans) are Honda's only downside as the ultimate driving appliance
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 12:17:15 PM
I've probably spent close to $6000 in repairs on this car and it only has 130,000 miles on it.  :lol:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Skipper44 on March 24, 2016, 12:18:11 PM
I've probably spent close to $6000 in repairs on this car and it only has 130,000 miles on it.  :lol:
what did you pay for it?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 12:20:20 PM
I've probably spent close to $6000 in repairs on this car and it only has 130,000 miles on it.  :lol:

Volkswagens are expensive as eff to own.  They carry a BMW-like premium on parts and labor without having the quality of BMW. 
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 12:22:17 PM
Well, after some jackass spun me into a 180 turn on 69 highway into the rough ridin' median, blowing up my car, I got right around 10 K back from the insurance company. I had 4K left on the car loan. paid that off and had 6 K left. I bought this VW with only 70,000 miles on it at the time for $9,500. It had two previous owners tho. I should have known.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Skipper44 on March 24, 2016, 12:29:04 PM
seriously, buy yourself a nice 4runner now and try and get it paid off before you have kids and the Mrs stops/reduces her working. You will have something dependable and big enough for the family that will run forever if you just keep the oil changed. 
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 12:32:35 PM
Yeah, I know it's a little thing, but I need something with leg space. I know 'Clams feels me on this one. Ms Wacky already bought a Tahoe last year, so we're good on the big vehicle for future kids. I need something for just me mainly. :)
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 12:35:29 PM
Yeah, I know it's a little thing, but I need something with leg space. I know 'Clams feels me on this one. Ms Wacky already bought a Tahoe last year, so we're good on the big vehicle for future kids. I need something for just me mainly. :)

A Mustang GT or Camaro SS has plenty of leg space for the driver.

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Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 12:37:28 PM
Or you could look at the Ford Focus ST (or the RS if you can get your hands on one).

Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: AbeFroman on March 24, 2016, 12:39:29 PM
My last car hit 100k the week before some idiot texted and drove into the back of it. Got a nice check and a car with 40 miles on it

That is great Abe

in what way is losing your car and having to wait for an insurance check and then dealing with replacing your previous car that was wrecked by some fuckstick rear ending you, "great" ?

not to mention the latent physical effects lying in wait, or the i'm sure mental trauma that goes along with living through something like that. feel for you abe. if you ever need someone to talk to, just pm me.

I coped. I'm not a FP. Insurance check came within a week, and of course I had a decent rental in the meantime. It didn't make it free, but it was a quick and easy way to upgrade than "team drive it till it dies", got me more money than a shitty lowball offer for a trade-in or the hassle of selling the car to some idiot.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 12:40:16 PM
I always wanted a mustang, until my friend came into town and it snowed over night, and myself and about 4 other guys had to push his ass up some big hill, because it just can't do it in the snow. It changed my prospective on mustangs after that.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: The Big Train on March 24, 2016, 12:42:20 PM
Not jumping on puni's hellantra is really coming back to bite you in the ass
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 12:44:02 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: IPA4Me on March 24, 2016, 12:45:55 PM
I drive them until they're nearly dead too. Ridgeline is 8 yo with 165k. Prius C is four years old with 123k (made a killing on mileage reimbursement for two years).

I drive a company provided Ford Escape now. Very comfortable. Decent fuel economy (25-30mpg). 29k in ten months. I'd recommend if you don't want a car.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Tobias on March 24, 2016, 12:53:20 PM
wacky, i think it's time for you to join your pal tobias in the "i don't give a crap about cars, just don't look embarrassing and be super easy to maintain" club and hop yourself into a honda accord
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 12:55:26 PM
 :thumbs: That's exactly who I am, Tobias. I think we're onto something here. I'll start looking. Thanks for all the pro tips!
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Skipper44 on March 24, 2016, 12:59:42 PM
wacky, i think it's time for you to join your pal tobias in the "i don't give a crap about cars, just don't look embarrassing and be super easy to maintain" club and hop yourself into a honda accord
don't do it to yourself Wacky, Tobias will still be enjoying his single digit commute in 'itch mhk while you are doing the 435 hell tour after you buy the house in Western Shawnee to be near the mrs fam

 

Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 01:00:53 PM
 :ohno: That all sounds way too close to home.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: slobber on March 24, 2016, 01:55:21 PM
I am proud of the practical nature of many of my gE friends ITT.


Gonna win 'em all! (using Tapatalk)
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on March 24, 2016, 02:10:30 PM
I wouldn't listen to the people telling you to buy an SUV because you might have kids in the future.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 02:29:51 PM
Honda Accords are extremely beige.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 24, 2016, 02:34:07 PM
This tcu poster is gross white trash  :Yuck:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Emo EMAW on March 24, 2016, 02:34:51 PM
I put a LeBra on my Honda Accord and that crap was tits.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 02:39:14 PM
This tcu poster is gross white trash  :Yuck:

Incorrect.  I like fun cars.  I dislike boring and shitty handling cars.  I do hate SUVs.  People that own them usually drive around with the vehicle empty 99% of the time. 

The Camaro SS and Mustang GT are great values on the $ spent per awesomeness scale.  BMW makes some good cars but if Wacky is complaining about cost of owning the VW, then BMW isn't for him because they're even worse (Mercedes too).

Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 02:40:04 PM
I put a LeBra on my Honda Accord and that crap was tits.

 :sdeek:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 24, 2016, 02:40:44 PM
White

Trash
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 02:43:11 PM
White

Trash

And what do you drive?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 24, 2016, 02:48:22 PM
An empty suv
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Emo EMAW on March 24, 2016, 02:48:47 PM
I was going to guess Dodge Dakota for lib.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 24, 2016, 02:49:33 PM
I would guess a Dodge Dakota for you  :sdeek:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 02:49:51 PM
An empty suv

white trash
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 02:51:10 PM
Wacky,

If you insist on buying a boring Accord then at least get something like a Triumph Street Triple to go with it so you don't bore yourself to death. 
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 02:52:20 PM
I'll look into all options listed. I appreciate everyone's time on the matter.

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Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 24, 2016, 02:53:25 PM
Wacky,

If you insist on buying a boring Accord then at least get something like a Triumph Street Triple to go with it so you don't bore yourself to death.

So white trash dallas suburbey
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 02:57:10 PM

So white trash dallas suburbey

No, that would apply if I recommended a Ducati Monster or Harley Soft-tail/lowrider/anything other than the VROD. 
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: mocat on March 24, 2016, 02:59:47 PM
My friend had a nice mazda3 with leather and whatnot and it was only a couple years old. He moved to dallas and received crap nonstop from coworkers for driving a mommy car. I mean which party is white trash in that story?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: TCUHornedFrog on March 24, 2016, 03:02:04 PM
My friend had a nice mazda3 with leather and whatnot and it was only a couple years old. He moved to dallas and received crap nonstop from coworkers for driving a mommy car. I mean which party is white trash in that story?

I currently drive a Mazda Speed3.  I'm getting rid of a 2008 Mazda 3.  They're great cars and even with the lower trim options they're more fun to drive than an Accord.

Dallas is overpopulated with assholes that think bigger vehicles make them better drivers.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: pissclams on March 24, 2016, 03:04:26 PM
i'd rather drive the new honda accord sport over a mazda
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Emo EMAW on March 24, 2016, 03:06:09 PM
THIS is combofanning season!  :combofan:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: pissclams on March 24, 2016, 03:07:27 PM
wacks, have you considered buying a Can-Am Spyder?  you can pick them up used for under $9k and you'd be a true boner-causer.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: KCFDcat on March 24, 2016, 03:35:30 PM
I have a '10 dodge ram 1500 with bout 50k on it.

my last car was a 96 jeep grand cherokee that died at about 325k. it was a dream car as far as maintenance is concerned. didn't spend more than $500 on any single repair. I had the headliner replaced in it b/c it started to fall off, that was honestly the most expensive repair I had done. I learned a lot about cars as I did almost all the maintenance on it myself. flush the tranny, change the oil, replace break fluid/pads, even replaced the radiator once. it was a fun car. I don't feel like I can do that stuff with my truck now, too many electronics and insanely expensive things I could break if I do something wrong.

TLDR: in my experience jeeps run forever and are great vehicles.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 03:41:11 PM
wacks, have you considered buying a Can-Am Spyder?  you can pick them up used for under $9k and you'd be a true boner-causer.
:love:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on March 24, 2016, 03:44:01 PM
wacks, have you considered buying a Can-Am Spyder?  you can pick them up used for under $9k and you'd be a true boner-causer.
:love:

OMG do you know how dangerous that is going to be when you are texting?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Skipper44 on March 24, 2016, 03:49:09 PM
I have a '10 dodge ram 1500 with bout 50k on it.

my last car was a 96 jeep grand cherokee that died at about 325k. it was a dream car as far as maintenance is concerned. didn't spend more than $500 on any single repair. I had the headliner replaced in it b/c it started to fall off, that was honestly the most expensive repair I had done. I learned a lot about cars as I did almost all the maintenance on it myself. flush the tranny, change the oil, replace break fluid/pads, even replaced the radiator once. it was a fun car. I don't feel like I can do that stuff with my truck now, too many electronics and insanely expensive things I could break if I do something wrong.

TLDR: in my experience jeeps run forever and are great vehicles.
you can still do almost all that on your truck still, most of the things you listed have change much but you should be enjoying that sweet 6,000 lb GVWR tax write off anyways.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: KCFDcat on March 24, 2016, 03:50:15 PM
wacks, have you considered buying a Can-Am Spyder?  you can pick them up used for under $9k and you'd be a true boner-causer.
:love:

OMG do you know how dangerous that is going to be when you are texting?

waks next car:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sSrtQHa2_Nc/UDfSYTlHt7I/AAAAAAAAAPg/GrZmPLK7XBA/s1600/orange+T-rex+motorcycle.jpg)
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 03:51:27 PM
Could you imagine, guys? Seeing me role up to one of our PAK's in that? Taking off my aviators and just big bossing it?  :gocho:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: KCFDcat on March 24, 2016, 03:52:18 PM
I have a '10 dodge ram 1500 with bout 50k on it.

my last car was a 96 jeep grand cherokee that died at about 325k. it was a dream car as far as maintenance is concerned. didn't spend more than $500 on any single repair. I had the headliner replaced in it b/c it started to fall off, that was honestly the most expensive repair I had done. I learned a lot about cars as I did almost all the maintenance on it myself. flush the tranny, change the oil, replace break fluid/pads, even replaced the radiator once. it was a fun car. I don't feel like I can do that stuff with my truck now, too many electronics and insanely expensive things I could break if I do something wrong.

TLDR: in my experience jeeps run forever and are great vehicles.
you can still do almost all that on your truck still, most of the things you listed have change much but you should be enjoying that sweet 6,000 lb GVWR tax write off anyways.

yeah, i suppose. mostly it's due to my time constraints now, and I felt much less concerned about messing up a $2,000 car than I do about my somewhat new $30,000 truck.

what is this write off? how much $ have I been losing by not using it?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Skipper44 on March 24, 2016, 03:53:05 PM
I have a '10 dodge ram 1500 with bout 50k on it.

my last car was a 96 jeep grand cherokee that died at about 325k. it was a dream car as far as maintenance is concerned. didn't spend more than $500 on any single repair. I had the headliner replaced in it b/c it started to fall off, that was honestly the most expensive repair I had done. I learned a lot about cars as I did almost all the maintenance on it myself. flush the tranny, change the oil, replace break fluid/pads, even replaced the radiator once. it was a fun car. I don't feel like I can do that stuff with my truck now, too many electronics and insanely expensive things I could break if I do something wrong.

TLDR: in my experience jeeps run forever and are great vehicles.
you can still do almost all that on your truck still, most of the things you listed have change much but you should be enjoying that sweet 6,000 lb GVWR tax write off anyways.

yeah, i suppose. mostly it's due to my time constraints now, and I felt much less concerned about messing up a $2,000 car than I do about my somewhat new $30,000 truck.

what is this write off? how much $ have I been losing by not using it?
you can write off $25k in the first year  :sdeek:
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Post by: KCFDcat on March 24, 2016, 03:55:40 PM
I have a '10 dodge ram 1500 with bout 50k on it.

my last car was a 96 jeep grand cherokee that died at about 325k. it was a dream car as far as maintenance is concerned. didn't spend more than $500 on any single repair. I had the headliner replaced in it b/c it started to fall off, that was honestly the most expensive repair I had done. I learned a lot about cars as I did almost all the maintenance on it myself. flush the tranny, change the oil, replace break fluid/pads, even replaced the radiator once. it was a fun car. I don't feel like I can do that stuff with my truck now, too many electronics and insanely expensive things I could break if I do something wrong.

TLDR: in my experience jeeps run forever and are great vehicles.
you can still do almost all that on your truck still, most of the things you listed have change much but you should be enjoying that sweet 6,000 lb GVWR tax write off anyways.

yeah, i suppose. mostly it's due to my time constraints now, and I felt much less concerned about messing up a $2,000 car than I do about my somewhat new $30,000 truck.

what is this write off? how much $ have I been losing by not using it?
you can write off $25k in the first year  :sdeek:

wut? even if bought used? my tax guy mumped me!
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Post by: Skipper44 on March 24, 2016, 03:57:14 PM
gotta be new
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Post by: KCFDcat on March 24, 2016, 03:58:19 PM
gotta be new

oh ok. I was about to get real pissed.
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Post by: Skipper44 on March 24, 2016, 03:58:27 PM
also supposed to be 100% biz only so you will need to buy a Harley or old convert as your personal vehicle
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Post by: KCFDcat on March 24, 2016, 04:00:27 PM
also supposed to be 100% biz only so you will need to buy a Harley or old convert as your personal vehicle

oh, I bought this vehicle long before I had a business. But I'll know for the future!
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on March 24, 2016, 04:05:08 PM
I sold my seXterra for more than it was initially purchased for with a blown head gasket  :D
Drove it for 10 years  :driving: spending a lot of money on a car seems silly to me
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Post by: slobber on March 24, 2016, 04:05:25 PM

Could you imagine, guys? Seeing me role up to one of our PAK's in that? Taking off my aviators and just big bossing it?  :gocho:
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 24, 2016, 04:05:50 PM



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Post by: Skipper44 on March 24, 2016, 04:06:52 PM
I sold my seXterra for more than it was initially purchased for with a blown head gasket  :D
Drove it for 10 years  :driving: spending a lot of money on a car seems silly to me
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on March 24, 2016, 04:10:15 PM
I sold my seXterra for more than it was initially purchased for with a blown head gasket  :D
Drove it for 10 years  :driving: spending a lot of money on a car seems silly to me
(http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/iceman.gif)
bought it salvaged, had it fixed at the tech school. sold to some idiot who's girlfriend use to have/love one
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Post by: Skipper44 on March 24, 2016, 04:13:52 PM
I sold my seXterra for more than it was initially purchased for with a blown head gasket  :D
Drove it for 10 years  :driving: spending a lot of money on a car seems silly to me
(http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/iceman.gif)
bought it salvaged, had it fixed at the tech school. sold to some idiot who's girlfriend use to have/love one
you are the exact opposite of Wacky, automotively speaking
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on March 24, 2016, 04:14:32 PM
Schrute up I always say!

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Post by: Mrs. Gooch on March 24, 2016, 04:23:56 PM
Could you imagine, guys? Seeing me role up to one of our PAK's in that? Taking off my aviators and just big bossing it?  :gocho:

 :D
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Post by: 8manpick on March 24, 2016, 10:28:36 PM

if you can't afford a new (different) car now, you won't be able to afford one in 2 months
you can do whatever you want with wedding gift money, but buying a used honda seems like a pretty bad choice

and if you think that you're going to have more free reign with your finances after getting married, good luck with that

man the eff up and go finance a honda if you can't buy one outright, it's quite the adult decision and mrs wacky will be impressed

Maybe wacky is going to get like $75k in wedding cash and he can just pay straight cash on a new BMW come July
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Post by: pissclams on March 24, 2016, 10:50:01 PM
i hadn't thought of that, might not be a bad idea to go that route.  he'll prob get an X3 though :lol:  omg an X3 LOL
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 25, 2016, 08:25:56 AM
Guys, I spent $40 with my guy yesterday to tighten everything, check the levels, and change the oil. It feels like a totally new car now. Crisis averted. No kickback either. I'll bump this thread back in a year.  :Woot: :thumbsup:
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Post by: slobber on March 25, 2016, 08:41:21 AM
Congrats Wacky. Your plan worked out perfectly!
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 25, 2016, 08:49:40 AM
 :thumbs: #NoConsequences
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Post by: The Big Train on March 25, 2016, 08:56:03 AM
And no text messages to distract you either!
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 25, 2016, 08:57:08 AM
And no text messages to distract you either!
Like a boss!  :cheers:
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 15, 2016, 02:06:02 PM
It finally broke down for good fellas. Gonna tow this bitch somewhere and buy something this week.  :ohno:
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Post by: mocat on November 15, 2016, 02:09:10 PM
this thread title is the best
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Post by: pissclams on November 15, 2016, 02:43:17 PM
i wonder why kind of car that wacks is going to get
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 15, 2016, 03:04:10 PM
Something reasonable, but efficient. Here are some early candidates.

http://www.kbb.com/cars-for-sale/435230197/?totalresults=4&index=1&atcmake=ford&atcmodel=edge&searchtype=all&zipcode=&bodystyle=suv&color=black&drive=awd&pricerange=0-17000&distance=50&r=299265430226785200

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/677646686/overview/

http://www.kiadealers.com/kansas-city/certified/Kia/2014-Kia-Sorento-541ab65a0a0e0a6b0cf40ddb1d8d7e3f.htm

http://www.hendrickchevroletkc.com/VehicleDetails/used-2012-Honda-Accord_Sedan-EX_L_Automatic_Sedan-Duluth-GA/2867291073
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Post by: steve dave on November 15, 2016, 03:06:15 PM
ford edge, lol wut
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Post by: Institutional Control on November 15, 2016, 03:11:18 PM
Guys, I just broke 30k miles. Time to start looking. Thinking of going back to Toyota even though my F150 has been really good to me.


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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 15, 2016, 03:13:19 PM
ford edge, lol wut
Mrs. Wacky suggested it. I have no idea what i'm doing.  :blush:
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 15, 2016, 03:18:05 PM
Also, Mrs. wacky wants a lot of say, because she was like: "You might be hauling around our baby in 4 years. I want to make sure it's not a death trap like the last one".

 :runaway:

I knew this day would come, but hearing it out loud is super  :ohno:
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Post by: Emo EMAW on November 15, 2016, 03:19:53 PM
Kids are great wacky. 
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Post by: Mrs. Gooch on November 15, 2016, 03:23:11 PM
Also, Mrs. wacky wants a lot of say, because she was like: "You might be hauling around our baby in 4 years. I want to make sure it's not a death trap like the last one".

 :runaway:

I knew this day would come, but hearing it out loud is super  :ohno:

Get something with a lot of leg room for the kid in the back or you are going to have SD's problem of the annoying kid kicking your seat.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 15, 2016, 03:23:59 PM
Kids are great wacky.
Oh, i'm sure. Just want to finish paying off these student loans first.

Also, Mrs. wacky wants a lot of say, because she was like: "You might be hauling around our baby in 4 years. I want to make sure it's not a death trap like the last one".

 :runaway:

I knew this day would come, but hearing it out loud is super  :ohno:

Get something with a lot of leg room for the kid in the back or you are going to have SD's problem of the annoying kid kicking your seat.
:thumbs:
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Post by: IPA4Me on November 15, 2016, 04:30:26 PM
Kids are great wacky.
Oh, i'm sure. Just want to finish paying off these student loans first.

Also, Mrs. wacky wants a lot of say, because she was like: "You might be hauling around our baby in 4 years. I want to make sure it's not a death trap like the last one".

 :runaway:

I knew this day would come, but hearing it out loud is super  :ohno:

Get something with a lot of leg room for the kid in the back or you are going to have SD's problem of the annoying kid kicking your seat.
:thumbs:
Ford Taurus is a nice family sedan. Grab a three year old corporate lease return with 50K miles for $13-15K.
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Post by: Skipper44 on November 15, 2016, 07:26:11 PM
Kids are great wacky.
Oh, i'm sure. Just want to finish paying off these student loans first.

Also, Mrs. wacky wants a lot of say, because she was like: "You might be hauling around our baby in 4 years. I want to make sure it's not a death trap like the last one".

 :runaway:

I knew this day would come, but hearing it out loud is super  :ohno:

Get something with a lot of leg room for the kid in the back or you are going to have SD's problem of the annoying kid kicking your seat.
:thumbs:
before you buy anything borrow a rear facing car seat and base, put it in all three backseat locations and decide if you can stand riding in both front seats. 

If Mrs Wacky is a safety nazi borrow a Brittax or add 6 inches, those suckers are huge
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Post by: pissclams on November 15, 2016, 07:32:31 PM
here you go wacks, -  Link to your dream car (http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?zip=66118&modelCode1=H2&showcaseOwnerId=0&mmt=%5BAMGEN%5BH2%5B%5D%5D%5B%5D%5D&showcaseListingId=0&startYear=1981&sortBy=derivedpriceASC&makeCode1=AMGEN&firstRecord=0&endYear=2017&searchRadius=0&listingId=436779088&Log=0)

your welcome, she's a beaut and a steal at only 190k miles
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 15, 2016, 07:55:50 PM
 :ROFL:
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 15, 2016, 07:56:36 PM
Kids are great wacky.
Oh, i'm sure. Just want to finish paying off these student loans first.

Also, Mrs. wacky wants a lot of say, because she was like: "You might be hauling around our baby in 4 years. I want to make sure it's not a death trap like the last one".

 :runaway:

I knew this day would come, but hearing it out loud is super  :ohno:

Get something with a lot of leg room for the kid in the back or you are going to have SD's problem of the annoying kid kicking your seat.
:thumbs:
before you buy anything borrow a rear facing car seat and base, put it in all three backseat locations and decide if you can stand riding in both front seats. 

If Mrs Wacky is a safety nazi borrow a Brittax or add 6 inches, those suckers are huge
:thumbs:
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 23, 2016, 06:41:48 PM
Ended up with a 2014 Honda Accord  :driving:
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Post by: steve dave on November 23, 2016, 06:57:31 PM
Good choice wacky
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 23, 2016, 07:44:07 PM
 :thumbs:
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Post by: puniraptor on November 23, 2016, 07:49:25 PM
My new pro tip is to not spend more than $1000.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 23, 2016, 09:01:35 PM
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 24, 2016, 01:21:21 AM
Fwiw, I'm driving this baby like a bitch.
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Post by: slackcat on November 24, 2016, 06:28:30 AM
fuckin' ay!!
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Post by: pissclams on November 24, 2016, 05:00:14 PM
that's a good looking whip, try not to get drunk and drive it straight into a brick wall
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 24, 2016, 05:13:06 PM
 :thumbs:
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Post by: Tobias on November 24, 2016, 05:51:47 PM
wacky, i think it's time for you to join your pal tobias in the "i don't give a crap about cars, just don't look embarrassing and be super easy to maintain" club and hop yourself into a honda accord

congrats wacks
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on November 24, 2016, 05:53:15 PM
i would probably drive a honda accord
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on November 24, 2016, 06:58:51 PM
wacky, i think it's time for you to join your pal tobias in the "i don't give a crap about cars, just don't look embarrassing and be super easy to maintain" club and hop yourself into a honda accord

congrats wacks
:Woohoo: :thumbs: It's pretty great lib
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Post by: halfEmpty on November 24, 2016, 07:09:18 PM
Not a bad ride at all. Gets me wondering about the rear seat roominess in that car as I also suffer from the kid kicking the back of the drivers seat and the extra large baby carseat behind the other.  Since I own a VW Diesel and they will be buying it back from me shortly I guess I'm in the car market again.  I hate buying cars.
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Post by: pissclams on November 24, 2016, 07:11:02 PM
i have had a civic and an accord, both lasted well into the +200k mile mark
they're fun to work on too

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Post by: Dugout DickStone on November 26, 2016, 08:30:15 AM
wacky, i think it's time for you to join your pal tobias in the "i don't give a crap about cars, just don't look embarrassing and be super easy to maintain" club and hop yourself into a honda accord

congrats wacks

The word
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Post by: KCFDcat on November 26, 2016, 03:35:52 PM
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on November 26, 2016, 06:40:06 PM
Is that a minivan?
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Post by: kim carnes on November 26, 2016, 07:12:51 PM
That thing was custom made for grandparents
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Post by: steve dave on November 26, 2016, 07:25:15 PM
Guy I work with has one of those kcfdc, I liked riding it it iirc
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Post by: KCFDcat on November 26, 2016, 07:34:37 PM
My father in law has one and it is comfortable AF. It's for the wife and she likes it, so that's the way it is.


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Post by: pissclams on November 26, 2016, 08:00:48 PM
wouldn't you rather have a cpo on a cadillac?  ya cmax has a warranty but it's not the same
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Post by: KCFDcat on November 27, 2016, 07:51:08 AM
wouldn't you rather have a cpo on a cadillac?  ya cmax has a warranty but it's not the same

It has <10,000 miles on it. Guess I'm just not that concerned about a warranty. The factory power train warranty is still valid.
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Post by: pissclams on November 27, 2016, 10:53:12 AM
wouldn't you rather have a cpo on a cadillac?  ya cmax has a warranty but it's not the same

It has <10,000 miles on it. Guess I'm just not that concerned about a warranty. The factory power train warranty is still valid.

not concerned about a warranty on a used car??  you should be.
the car has <10k miles on it now.  that's not the point. you should be worried about when it has 50k+ miles on it. 

like cadillac says about their cpo warranty- you're not buying the cars past, you're buying its future

but as you pointed out, it looks like cadillac allows for a 6 year/70k mile limited powertrain (the expensive stuff) transferable which covers you from most things except misuse.  you should be fine, but you also have no idea what the previous owner did in that vehicle.

just reading about it, the cpo offers bumper to bumper for 6/70  while the non cpo is powertrain 6/70.
not a huge $$ risk for you, you should be good to go
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Post by: KCFDcat on November 27, 2016, 09:11:47 PM
wouldn't you rather have a cpo on a cadillac?  ya cmax has a warranty but it's not the same

It has <10,000 miles on it. Guess I'm just not that concerned about a warranty. The factory power train warranty is still valid.

not concerned about a warranty on a used car??  you should be.
the car has <10k miles on it now.  that's not the point. you should be worried about when it has 50k+ miles on it. 

like cadillac says about their cpo warranty- you're not buying the cars past, you're buying its future

but as you pointed out, it looks like cadillac allows for a 6 year/70k mile limited powertrain (the expensive stuff) transferable which covers you from most things except misuse.  you should be fine, but you also have no idea what the previous owner did in that vehicle.

just reading about it, the cpo offers bumper to bumper for 6/70  while the non cpo is powertrain 6/70.
not a huge $$ risk for you, you should be good to go

We really don't plan on keeping this, or any, vehicle for more than 4 years, which will still be within the power train warranty.

Anyways, we didn't end up getting it today, because it was a transfer from stl, and it didn't get here today for some reason. Now mrs kcfd is having second thoughts so we may not end up buying it anyways.
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Post by: IPA4Me on February 26, 2017, 06:04:27 AM
Picked up a 2014 Impala 2LT this weekend. Not bad for under $20K and no luxury label on the auto insurance. Lets see if I enjoy this ride for a good 200K miles. I had 175K on the Ridgeline that I recently totaled.
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Post by: SdK on February 26, 2017, 07:23:39 AM
I'm still back in March and this thread is making me laugh. Thanks to all who contributed
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Post by: mocat on February 26, 2017, 07:32:41 AM
The title is bitb
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Post by: SdK on February 26, 2017, 07:39:27 AM
I think this is the 3rd time this has been said. Congrats Wacky. :D
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Post by: IPA4Me on February 26, 2017, 08:54:14 AM
The title is bitb
That is some creative titling.
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Post by: Emo EMAW on February 26, 2017, 09:43:59 AM
So the 4wd on my Taco broke last Tgiving 2015.  Dealer wanted 3200 to fix, other shop wanted like 2800.  Decided to wait.  And what do you know it started working again this fall. 
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Post by: cDubya on February 26, 2017, 09:45:21 AM
My first car was an '84 Honda Accord 4 door. I was 16 and ended up running that thing well over 200K miles. Best car ever.

 So, yeah, congrats Wacks!
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Post by: Tobias on February 26, 2017, 10:00:11 AM
The title is bitb

absolutely
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 26, 2017, 12:00:22 PM
So the 4wd on my Taco broke last Tgiving 2015.  Dealer wanted 3200 to fix, other shop wanted like 2800.  Decided to wait.  And what do you know it started working again this fall.

 :thumbs:
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Post by: SdK on February 26, 2017, 05:14:25 PM
I once owned a 93 Honda civic hatch back and I made a dumb choice and drove drunk and ended up racing down vattier and jumped the round about. Car sruvived. I also used to take my prelude out into my mom's field and jump the hill and whip kitties. Prelude survived. What I'm saying is that Honda makes a great product that does more than its designed to. Hating on Honda just shows you know nothing about cars. I've also owned a passport and now drive a civic. Only thing that ever happens is that the drain cap leaks.
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Post by: Emo EMAW on February 26, 2017, 07:01:26 PM
I remember watching a dude hop that roundabout but he was being chased by cops.
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Post by: sonofdaxjones on February 26, 2017, 09:15:35 PM
I drive a 2003 Toyota Camry XLE with 235k on it.  Still runs great. 

Kid "stole" my 2011 Camry. The '03 is a better car.


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Post by: steve dave on February 27, 2017, 06:12:29 AM
I think I'm going to get a new Q7
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Post by: IPA4Me on February 27, 2017, 06:26:46 AM
Lil SD couldn't kick my seat
 
:)
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Post by: pissclams on February 27, 2017, 07:20:27 AM
i have a friend who just totaled her brand new q7 while driving down ward parkway, got t-boned at an intersection w/ her and her daughter in the vehicle. audi went off the road and into a big brick fence post thing.  everyone was OK! except the car.  so i guess they're pretty safe is the message. 

she replaced it with an audi
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Post by: steve dave on February 27, 2017, 09:53:10 AM
that's good news clams
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 27, 2017, 09:56:57 AM
I think this is the 3rd time this has been said. Congrats Wacky. :D
:thumbs: Thanks! 'Clams complimented me on my car the other day too. Feels good to get on the highway and not have to worry if your car is going to stalle during traffic or not.  :D
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Post by: Tobias on February 27, 2017, 09:58:47 AM
ain't no kickback :thumbs:
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on February 27, 2017, 09:59:10 AM
ain't no kickback :thumbs:
You got that right!  :cheers:
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 27, 2017, 09:59:48 AM
I once owned a 93 Honda civic hatch back and I made a dumb choice and drove drunk and ended up racing down vattier and jumped the round about. Car sruvived. I also used to take my prelude out into my mom's field and jump the hill and whip kitties. Prelude survived. What I'm saying is that Honda makes a great product that does more than its designed to. Hating on Honda just shows you know nothing about cars. I've also owned a passport and now drive a civic. Only thing that ever happens is that the drain cap leaks.
who was hating on Hondas?  :dunno:
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Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 27, 2017, 10:00:31 AM
I've went close to 300,000 miles on an old GMC truck that I drove in high school. Never had another vehicle that I felt like driving much past 100k.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: ShellShock on February 27, 2017, 10:01:30 AM
Currently driving an 03 Impala (~200k miles) and am looking to upgrade in April. Narrowed it down to:

2017 - GMC Acadia
2017 - Cadillac XT5
2017 - Buick Enclave

I'm leaning toward the XT5 currently, but the wife is worried about the reduced seating capacity between it and the Buick/GMC.

Thoughts? Experiences?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 27, 2017, 10:02:17 AM
Currently driving an 03 Impala (~200k miles) and am looking to upgrade in April. Narrowed it down to:

2017 - GMC Acadia
2017 - Cadillac XT5
2017 - Buick Enclave

I'm leaning toward the XT5 currently, but the wife is worried about the reduced seating capacity between it and the Buick/GMC.

Thoughts? Experiences?

How many kids are you hauling around?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: ShellShock on February 27, 2017, 10:10:40 AM
Currently driving an 03 Impala (~200k miles) and am looking to upgrade in April. Narrowed it down to:

2017 - GMC Acadia
2017 - Cadillac XT5
2017 - Buick Enclave

I'm leaning toward the XT5 currently, but the wife is worried about the reduced seating capacity between it and the Buick/GMC.

Thoughts? Experiences?

How many kids are you hauling around?

None...yet
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Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 27, 2017, 10:11:28 AM
I would get the Cadillac XT5, ShellShock.
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Post by: ShellShock on February 27, 2017, 10:13:29 AM
I would get the Cadillac XT5, ShellShock.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: pissclams on February 27, 2017, 10:15:30 AM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 27, 2017, 10:26:38 AM
Someone must have scared away that Bigfoot
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Post by: Skipper44 on February 27, 2017, 11:03:28 AM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings
how much different is the M2 vs a 335 anyways?  Isn't your M3 a V8?   I would keep that and by a daily, my neighbor just bought an off lease '14 335ix for $29k that supposedly has some dealer performance tune that puts over 400hp and doesn't effect the warranty at all. 
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Post by: pissclams on February 27, 2017, 11:28:58 AM
the m2 is a very different vehicle than the e9x m3, it's basically the next generation m3.  not really comparable to the 335 in any way .  it's time to get out of the m3 while i can still get max value and before 1st round of repairs start, which on an m vehicle are $$$.  tires alone are $2k
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Post by: ednksu on February 27, 2017, 11:32:26 AM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings
how much different is the M2 vs a 335 anyways?  Isn't your M3 a V8?   I would keep that and by a daily, my neighbor just bought an off lease '14 335ix for $29k that supposedly has some dealer performance tune that puts over 400hp and doesn't effect the warranty at all.

Dinan use to be warranty covered.  Much more effective tunes for way less money out there though. 
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Post by: ednksu on February 27, 2017, 11:34:26 AM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings

If you are all :kstategrad: have you considered euro delivery?
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Post by: SdK on February 27, 2017, 11:35:17 AM
I remember watching a dude hop that roundabout but he was being chased by cops.
I was going to drive to Wamego to see a girl but chose not too and turned around. I was being an idiot.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: SdK on February 27, 2017, 11:37:11 AM
I think this is the 3rd time this has been said. Congrats Wacky. :D
:thumbs: Thanks! 'Clams complimented me on my car the other day too. Feels good to get on the highway and not have to worry if your car is going to stalle during traffic or not.  :D
Yes. I drove a Mercury Zephyr for a while that didn't have reverse. It felt good to not have to deal with pushing my car out of parking spots at times. Hondas are good cars. And you're white Accord is super sweet.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: SdK on February 27, 2017, 11:39:01 AM
I once owned a 93 Honda civic hatch back and I made a dumb choice and drove drunk and ended up racing down vattier and jumped the round about. Car sruvived. I also used to take my prelude out into my mom's field and jump the hill and whip kitties. Prelude survived. What I'm saying is that Honda makes a great product that does more than its designed to. Hating on Honda just shows you know nothing about cars. I've also owned a passport and now drive a civic. Only thing that ever happens is that the drain cap leaks.
who was hating on Hondas?  :dunno:
Probably no one. It was probably all in my mind. I just wanted to tell those stories. I'm trying to stop being mean to people on here when I'm unhappy. I think it was an attempt to get some anger out and also not be the bad person I've been on here lately.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: pissclams on February 27, 2017, 11:47:49 AM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings

If you are all :kstategrad: have you considered euro delivery?

do not want
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: ednksu on February 27, 2017, 11:51:18 AM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings

If you are all :kstategrad: have you considered euro delivery?

do not want

¿Por qué?
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: pissclams on February 27, 2017, 12:04:56 PM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings

If you are all :kstategrad: have you considered euro delivery?

do not want

¿Por qué?

it's really not an option.  the model is sold out and i'm going to end up buying from a dealer with in stock inventory.  euro delivery is set up during the ordering process.  also, i'm just not that big of a car dork.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: steve dave on February 27, 2017, 12:25:11 PM
Let's talk about why the Q7 is the current front runner for the steve dave shitloads of kids hauler around'er and sd daily driver also.

A) three rows. I only have 2 kids (and only ever will) but sometimes have like a babysitter or family member to drive around as well.
B) 2nd row is big. less kicking my seat from this 3 year old that's the size of a massive 5 year old with long kicking legs.
C) looks cool. not like a jumbo SUV that looks like a pickup truck. more like an embiggen'd station wagon
D) has like technology out the ass and a good stereo and crap
E) feels fancy AF when you sit in it
F) built in sun shades in the second row
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 27, 2017, 12:33:43 PM
F seems like a deal sealer to me
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Post by: Emo EMAW on February 27, 2017, 12:35:50 PM
The other day I picked up Lil Emo and we hit some sun and he very dramatically shoved his hands in his face and screamed I'M BLIND.  So ya F seems cool. 
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Post by: steve dave on February 27, 2017, 12:36:48 PM
yep, and the after market ones suck complete ass and always fall off or something.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: steve dave on February 27, 2017, 12:48:43 PM
it's stuff like this that gives me a parent boner these days

Quote
Q7 and Car Seats
The Q7 gets rave reviews for its capability to hold car seats. There are complete LATCH connections on all five of the Q7's rear seats. All of the anchor attachment points are easy to locate and use. There is also plenty of room for the car seats in any seating position, without the need to slide other seats forward and take away legroom from adults sitting up front.

 :love:  :drool:
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 27, 2017, 12:50:28 PM
Why don't they just make normal seats that fit kids. So weird
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: pissclams on February 27, 2017, 01:15:46 PM
the rules in kansas now are that you kid has to be in a car seat until they're like 12 or something kind of redicu
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: ben ji on February 27, 2017, 01:19:05 PM
I drive a 2003 Toyota Camry XLE with 235k on it.  Still runs great. 

Kid "stole" my 2011 Camry. The '03 is a better car.


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My brother had a 04 Camry XLE and he put a trailer hitch on it. Pulled a trailer around a couple of times a month for about 7 years.

Eventually the engine gave out while pulling that trailer going up a hill on the interstate....245k miles.
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Post by: slackcat on February 27, 2017, 01:20:09 PM
Currently driving an 03 Impala (~200k miles) and am looking to upgrade in April. Narrowed it down to:

2017 - GMC Acadia
2017 - Cadillac XT5
2017 - Buick Enclave

I'm leaning toward the XT5 currently, but the wife is worried about the reduced seating capacity between it and the Buick/GMC.

Thoughts? Experiences?

We have an Acadia, what a rough ridin' boat.  Hard to see behind or on either side, a real bitch to park, sluggish handling, driving with the windows down creates this thumping from the airflow around the vehicle which will give you a headache.  Other than that, nice ride.
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Post by: sonofdaxjones on February 27, 2017, 01:36:00 PM
I drive a 2003 Toyota Camry XLE with 235k on it.  Still runs great. 

Kid "stole" my 2011 Camry. The '03 is a better car.


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My brother had a 04 Camry XLE and he put a trailer hitch on it. Pulled a trailer around a couple of times a month for about 7 years.

Eventually the engine gave out while pulling that trailer going up a hill on the interstate....245k miles.

Pretty good for pulling a trailer around. 

My other car is a 2008 Honda Pilot.  Pretty decent ride.  It has 135k miles. 


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Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: kim carnes on February 27, 2017, 02:11:25 PM
Let's talk about why the Q7 is the current front runner for the steve dave shitloads of kids hauler around'er and sd daily driver also.

A) three rows. I only have 2 kids (and only ever will) but sometimes have like a babysitter or family member to drive around as well.
B) 2nd row is big. less kicking my seat from this 3 year old that's the size of a massive 5 year old with long kicking legs.
C) looks cool. not like a jumbo SUV that looks like a pickup truck. more like an embiggen'd station wagon
D) has like technology out the ass and a good stereo and crap
E) feels fancy AF when you sit in it
F) built in sun shades in the second row

The price is shockingly reasonable
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on February 27, 2017, 02:15:14 PM
the rules in kansas now are that you kid has to be in a car seat until they're like 12 or something kind of redicu

Yeah, kids in like 6th or 7th grade are riding around in car seats.
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Post by: steve dave on February 27, 2017, 02:15:32 PM
Let's talk about why the Q7 is the current front runner for the steve dave shitloads of kids hauler around'er and sd daily driver also.

A) three rows. I only have 2 kids (and only ever will) but sometimes have like a babysitter or family member to drive around as well.
B) 2nd row is big. less kicking my seat from this 3 year old that's the size of a massive 5 year old with long kicking legs.
C) looks cool. not like a jumbo SUV that looks like a pickup truck. more like an embiggen'd station wagon
D) has like technology out the ass and a good stereo and crap
E) feels fancy AF when you sit in it
F) built in sun shades in the second row

The price is shockingly reasonable

I KNOW!
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: ednksu on February 27, 2017, 02:47:07 PM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings

If you are all :kstategrad: have you considered euro delivery?

do not want

¿Por qué?

it's really not an option.  the model is sold out and i'm going to end up buying from a dealer with in stock inventory.  euro delivery is set up during the ordering process.  also, i'm just not that big of a car dork.

I think I'm just wired a bit differently.  If I was going to go for a performance car like that, especially for the coin, I'd rather order it. And a chance to then drive it on the autobahn?  Man that just sounds fantastic.  I'm sure you'll enjoy a nicely equipped one from the dealer, not like you can order a stripped down M (aside from the lol track car m4 gts).  Are you in KC going through Baron?  I've walked around there a couple times and they've had a great mix of real enthusiast dealers. 
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Post by: pissclams on February 27, 2017, 03:40:56 PM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings

If you are all :kstategrad: have you considered euro delivery?

do not want

¿Por qué?

it's really not an option.  the model is sold out and i'm going to end up buying from a dealer with in stock inventory.  euro delivery is set up during the ordering process.  also, i'm just not that big of a car dork.

I think I'm just wired a bit differently.  If I was going to go for a performance car like that, especially for the coin, I'd rather order it. And a chance to then drive it on the autobahn?  Man that just sounds fantastic.  I'm sure you'll enjoy a nicely equipped one from the dealer, not like you can order a stripped down M (aside from the lol track car m4 gts).  Are you in KC going through Baron?  I've walked around there a couple times and they've had a great mix of real enthusiast dealers. 

no, not baron.  they had a couple of preorders that were sold like a year before production began.  you can't order these cars is my point, the line is beyond production estimates the last time i checked, which is to say sometime in 2018 would be my delivery date.
there's so few options available on the m2 that most that are hitting dealers are fully equipped.  more than likely i will get mine from a bmw dealer in california and just have them ship it sight unseen

mrs clams did order her porsche that way though, it took like 6 months to be built and delivered but porsche is a different beast and you can spec those things out for days.
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Post by: catastrophe on February 27, 2017, 04:31:08 PM
Let's talk about why the Q7 is the current front runner for the steve dave shitloads of kids hauler around'er and sd daily driver also.

A) three rows. I only have 2 kids (and only ever will) but sometimes have like a babysitter or family member to drive around as well.
B) 2nd row is big. less kicking my seat from this 3 year old that's the size of a massive 5 year old with long kicking legs.
C) looks cool. not like a jumbo SUV that looks like a pickup truck. more like an embiggen'd station wagon
D) has like technology out the ass and a good stereo and crap
E) feels fancy AF when you sit in it
F) built in sun shades in the second row

I am just now starting to look at SUVs in this style.  Is the 20-25 MPG good for these kinds of cars?  Also, I'm assuming makes like Audi are a pain to get serviced.  Am I wrong?
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Post by: steve dave on February 27, 2017, 05:07:11 PM
Why would it be a pain to get serviced?
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Post by: catastrophe on February 27, 2017, 05:30:06 PM
Just if the parts are more proprietary/expensive and if an average mechanic doesn't typically deal with it (making you go through the dealer for everything).  I assume this is the case with most foreign luxury brands but I've never actually owned one myself.
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Post by: Tobias on February 27, 2017, 05:36:21 PM
ms tobias' old pos vw was a beating to have in nck, don't miss that at all
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Post by: kim carnes on February 27, 2017, 05:55:25 PM
Just if the parts are more proprietary/expensive and if an average mechanic doesn't typically deal with it (making you go through the dealer for everything).  I assume this is the case with most foreign luxury brands but I've never actually owned one myself.

U just take it to the dealer.  if it breaks, it's covered by warranty.
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Post by: steve dave on February 27, 2017, 06:25:47 PM
I take every car I've ever owned to the dealer for everything. I'm not taking my sled to some POS jiffy lube.
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Post by: Skipper44 on February 27, 2017, 09:29:21 PM
Let's talk about why the Q7 is the current front runner for the steve dave shitloads of kids hauler around'er and sd daily driver also.

A) three rows. I only have 2 kids (and only ever will) but sometimes have like a babysitter or family member to drive around as well.
B) 2nd row is big. less kicking my seat from this 3 year old that's the size of a massive 5 year old with long kicking legs.
C) looks cool. not like a jumbo SUV that looks like a pickup truck. more like an embiggen'd station wagon
D) has like technology out the ass and a good stereo and crap
E) feels fancy AF when you sit in it
F) built in sun shades in the second row

I am just now starting to look at SUVs in this style.  Is the 20-25 MPG good for these kinds of cars?  Also, I'm assuming makes like Audi are a pain to get serviced.  Am I wrong?
low 20s highway and mid teens city is about best case for the typical 3 row SUV with a V6 and all wheel drive.  there are a few Diesels from the Germans and the Volvo and Toyota hybrids that might do a bit better.
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Post by: sonofdaxjones on February 27, 2017, 11:15:55 PM
Literally the biggest eff ups I've ever experienced when trying to maintain a car were at dealerships. 

Brand new Honda Prelude: Opps, sorry we forgot to refill the oil.   

Brand New Fully Loaded Nissan Maxima:   Sorry we had a recall on air bags and then didn't put the steering wheel back on right. 

Brand New Ford Explorer (V8 and loaded):   Sorry we messed up your AWD and traction control. 

Brand New Honda Pilot:  Sorry we messed up your TPMS

Brand New Volvo C70 Convertible:  Opps, sorry we messed up your roof mechanism

 :facepalm:

 
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Post by: catastrophe on February 27, 2017, 11:28:13 PM
Same here.  Actually just paid $700+ for a bunch of routine maintenance at the dealer and when I opened the trunk I saw loose screws just sitting in the bottom of it.  Couldn't be bothered to actually screw them back in.

Plus, I love being able to take my car to a reputable local (competent) mechanic who I can actually trust to tell me what needs fixing and who is completely up front about costs.  I've never experienced that level of trust at a dealer.
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Post by: Gooch on February 28, 2017, 08:05:32 AM
Just if the parts are more proprietary/expensive and if an average mechanic doesn't typically deal with it (making you go through the dealer for everything).  I assume this is the case with most foreign luxury brands but I've never actually owned one myself.

U just take it to the dealer.  if it breaks, it's covered by warranty.
This is correct. Buy the extended warranty upfront. Trade in when warranty ends. Rinse and Repeat. They can't eff you on service when they are footing the bill.
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Post by: Emo EMAW on February 28, 2017, 08:16:13 AM
My wife's Honda Accord had to have the upper block replaced because it was burning oil.  Only like 100k miles.  eff Honda right now.
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 28, 2017, 09:09:10 AM
My wife's Honda Accord had to have the upper block replaced because it was burning oil.  Only like 100k miles.  eff Honda right now.
probably should've taken a little better care of it
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Post by: Emo EMAW on February 28, 2017, 09:31:25 AM
Well, troll noted, but she takes it to Honda every 5k and she drives like a lady.  She takes very good care of her car.  This is a known issue, you should Google it.  Honda covered 90% of the cost but we're now 1000+ miles since the fix and it's still burning oil, about a liter every 1000 miles.  They can't figure it out. 


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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on February 28, 2017, 09:32:41 AM
How often does she take it to honda?
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 28, 2017, 09:47:19 AM
may begin to experience higher than normal oil consumption if they have regularly been revved hard with a cold engine using low-quality gas

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/05/honda-accord-cr-v-warranties-extended-for-excess-oil-consumption/index.htm

sounds like mrs emo....
Title: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Tobias on February 28, 2017, 09:51:01 AM
is her pedal foot gE standard issue or dainty?
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Post by: Skipper44 on February 28, 2017, 09:56:20 AM
  more than likely i will get mine from a bmw dealer in california and just have them ship it sight unseen

That sounds like a pay sticker transaction - Did you buy your M3 new?   Finally, you should live dangerously and get a quadrifoglio #yolo
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Post by: pissclams on February 28, 2017, 10:14:53 AM
  more than likely i will get mine from a bmw dealer in california and just have them ship it sight unseen

That sounds like a pay sticker transaction - Did you buy your M3 new?   Finally, you should live dangerously and get a quadrifoglio #yolo

i'll pay msrp, nothing much beyond that. more and more dealers are finally starting to hit that range now that we're in year 2 of the vehicle

http://blog.caranddriver.com/double-or-nothing-some-bmw-dealers-are-marking-up-the-m2-big-time/
^woof but ya it's seen crazy demand and eff century bmw (and vista) and a few others


bought my m3 used w/ 15k miles on it + 2 yrs on the warranty

i don't like those alfas at all

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Post by: Emo EMAW on February 28, 2017, 10:33:41 AM
may begin to experience higher than normal oil consumption if they have regularly been revved hard with a cold engine using low-quality gas

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/05/honda-accord-cr-v-warranties-extended-for-excess-oil-consumption/index.htm

sounds like mrs emo....

She only ever uses top tier gasoline.  Having previously worked in the industry she's a gasoline snob.  It's an issue, they have admitted as such.  I believe there was even a class action.
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 28, 2017, 10:35:40 AM
well then she needs to quit racing for pinks with the other moms on cold days
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Post by: 8manpick on February 28, 2017, 10:36:29 AM
I think I'm going to get a new Q7

Wife's lease is up soon... I tried to influence it towards Audi, but she is set on another X3  :blank:
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Post by: Skipper44 on February 28, 2017, 10:39:50 AM
well then she needs to quit racing for pinks with the other moms on cold days
if you're not first in the car pick up line you are last!
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Post by: pissclams on February 28, 2017, 10:47:58 AM
I think I'm going to get a new Q7

Wife's lease is up soon... I tried to influence it towards Audi, but she is set on another X3  :blank:

show her the gle43 amg   :love:
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Post by: 8manpick on February 28, 2017, 11:03:40 AM
I think I'm going to get a new Q7

Wife's lease is up soon... I tried to influence it towards Audi, but she is set on another X3  :blank:

show her the gle43 amg   :love:
Looks awesome. Also almost twice as much $$.
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Post by: Emo EMAW on February 28, 2017, 11:36:56 AM
well then she needs to quit racing for pinks with the other moms on cold days

Mrs Emo is a saint and I won't have you insinuating some sort of wild streak. 
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on February 28, 2017, 12:31:45 PM
cant spell saint without aint
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Post by: Emo EMAW on February 28, 2017, 01:17:38 PM
You have left me no choice, sir.

I challenge you to a duel!
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Post by: treysolid on March 01, 2017, 04:53:54 PM
Just last month got rid of my 2002 Chevy Prizm w/ ~130k mi for a 2015 Mazda 3 hatchback w/ 20k. Prizm was great - everyday driver for 13 years with no engine or transmission problems. Fingers crossed the hatchback is the same.
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Post by: chum1 on March 04, 2017, 11:54:48 AM
I think I started an early midlife crisis. Been checking dealer inventory on these.

1. Ford Focus RS
2. Subaru WRX STI
3. Hyundai Genesis Coupe

 :driving:
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 04, 2017, 12:02:47 PM
I'm torn between getting another suv or downsizing to a focus/fushion
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Post by: pissclams on March 04, 2017, 12:14:08 PM
would love you to get the subaru, and here's why
i will mock you relentlessly go cats
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Post by: Kat Kid on March 05, 2017, 07:01:46 PM
Getting premium gasoline is a waste of money according to an article I read, and my gut instincts. Is there any reason to use premium in a Honda?


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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 05, 2017, 07:03:26 PM
not unless honda recommends it
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Post by: chum1 on March 05, 2017, 07:36:56 PM
According to a scientific study I read an article on, the only time it makes a difference is if you (1) have a high performace engine that is (2) operating under high performance conditions. Otherwise, no measurable difference.
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Post by: pissclams on March 05, 2017, 08:02:35 PM
high combustion engines need it
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Post by: puniraptor on March 05, 2017, 08:11:34 PM
high compression engines need it to perform, but modern engines have computer controlled timing that will let you burn lower octane without any damage
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Post by: Emo EMAW on March 06, 2017, 07:40:51 AM
My wife's old X5 would flip out if you put regular 87 in there.  Basically would shut down like she was out of gas. 
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Post by: Skipper44 on March 06, 2017, 08:39:22 AM
Always premium if it has a turbo or supercharger
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Post by: steve dave on March 06, 2017, 08:43:48 AM
Read you owners manual. If it says recommended you don't HAVE to have it but if it says required you do.
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Post by: AppleJack on March 23, 2017, 11:04:59 AM
Is it bad when my Lambo just shuts off while I'm driving it?
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 23, 2017, 11:06:08 AM
I would return it
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Post by: Tobias on March 23, 2017, 11:06:33 AM
what's the kickback sitch?
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Post by: SdK on March 23, 2017, 11:08:00 AM
Swap it for a Ferrari. Is this even a real question?
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2017, 11:08:25 AM
AJ bought my lemon.  :D
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Post by: mocat on March 23, 2017, 11:09:50 AM
Is it bad when my Lambo just shuts off while I'm driving it?

probably alternator
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Post by: Tobias on March 23, 2017, 11:10:48 AM
AJ bought my lemon.  :D

the ultimate #blessed
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on March 23, 2017, 11:11:45 AM
Literally
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Post by: AppleJack on March 23, 2017, 11:12:40 AM
Brand new Lambos aren't cheap. Basically I want a new one but I don't want a car payment.

My Lambo has 3 camshaft sensors. I think those are stupid.
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Post by: SdK on March 23, 2017, 11:13:05 AM
Make sure your distributor cap is distributing.
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Post by: Institutional Control on March 23, 2017, 12:49:08 PM
Is it bad when my Lambo just shuts off while I'm driving it?

Have you tried bringing a kid along with you to blow into the ignition interlock?
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Post by: SdK on March 23, 2017, 01:01:13 PM
Lol
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Post by: AppleJack on March 24, 2017, 09:16:47 AM
Brand new Lambos aren't cheap. Basically I want a new one but I don't want a car payment.

My Lambo has 3 camshaft sensors. I think those are stupid.

Yep, it was the cam sensors.
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Post by: catastrophe on April 10, 2017, 05:31:50 PM
Anyone purchased a certified pre-owned car that used to be a rental, or have any good reason not to? I was skeptical about the idea, but it is true that the records should be well kept and maintenance performed regularly, which is a plus. Warming up to the idea now.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 10, 2017, 05:49:05 PM
I bought a convertible mustang that used to be a rental. I never had any abnormal problems with it. I was initially apprehensive, but the low miles sold me. I eventually totaled it  :thumbs:
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Post by: pissclams on April 11, 2017, 07:55:11 PM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings

ordered it today, ~3 months until delivery  :babywillie:
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Post by: puniraptor on April 12, 2017, 12:51:53 AM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings

ordered it today, ~3 months until delivery  :babywillie:

so does how far have you went stop counting now or at delivery?
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Post by: mocat on April 12, 2017, 07:55:53 AM
i say at delivery; he's still gotta have went to work every day with the old one until then
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Post by: Skipper44 on April 12, 2017, 07:56:24 AM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings

ordered it today, ~3 months until delivery  :babywillie:
did you get a test drive? 
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Post by: pissclams on April 12, 2017, 09:03:48 AM
like 90% of buyers, i did not.  there's nothing that says i have to buy it if i don't want it when it gets here though
i've sat in the m240 and it's the same cabin so whatevs
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Post by: chum1 on April 12, 2017, 09:08:46 AM
0-60 in 4.0. Jesus. These cars are getting out of control.
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Post by: The Big Train on April 12, 2017, 12:41:58 PM
Are you gonna put bigger rims and/or spinners on it 'clams?
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Post by: Gooch on April 12, 2017, 01:04:35 PM
Get these 'clams

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Post by: Tobias on April 12, 2017, 01:13:12 PM
spring for the aftermarket window roller up things
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Post by: IPA4Me on April 12, 2017, 02:02:26 PM
0-60 in 4.0. Jesus. These cars are getting out of control.
Ya. That's quick. My car is 6.2 seconds and can be a challenge to handle.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 12, 2017, 02:14:22 PM
Hate to see what happens when it snows and you have to drive that son of a bitch home from mci
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Post by: SdK on April 12, 2017, 02:21:05 PM
Feel sorry for people that have never driven fast cars itt
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Post by: Cire on April 12, 2017, 02:22:07 PM
my truck is 16 years old but only has 100,000k.  Has been paid off for 13 years.

Going for 200k 32 years.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 12, 2017, 02:30:29 PM
Mine is an 04 with 135k. I feel in my gut that within the next year there is going to be a repair that costs more than the thing is worth.

I've been looking at some crap, trying to decide what I want, but god damn they make super ugly suv's now. There are a few sedans I'm interested in, but I really like having 4wd and being above traffic a bit. Quite the pickle
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Post by: pissclams on April 12, 2017, 02:41:00 PM
(https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Zrl20FWnXvVmp69ArUr8SJ2H8Dc=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/8323021/Toyota_FT_4x_Concept__5_.jpg)

toyota ft 4x
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Post by: Mrs. Gooch on April 12, 2017, 02:42:01 PM
That looks like it should be in a Lego movie.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 12, 2017, 02:42:53 PM
Good example of a super ugly suv
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Post by: _33 on April 12, 2017, 02:55:54 PM
My transmission was slipping in my Dodge Dakota pickup truck so I took it in and they told me it was the transmission and it would be $2300 to rebuild, so I took it to a different place to get another estimate and he told me it was not the transmission but only a sensor of some kind that was making it slip and replacing the sensor was only $180.  It just goes to show you some mechanics are pieces of crap liars and some are good.
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on April 12, 2017, 03:06:19 PM
Mine is an 04 with 135k. I feel in my gut that within the next year there is going to be a repair that costs more than the thing is worth.

I've been looking at some crap, trying to decide what I want, but god damn they make super ugly suv's now. There are a few sedans I'm interested in, but I really like having 4wd and being above traffic a bit. Quite the pickle
I think this is a hot piece of A

(https://carsoid.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2017-Ford-Bronco-Rendering-2-750x423.jpg)
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Post by: Gooch on April 12, 2017, 03:19:00 PM
The top better come off or it is a complete fail by Ford.
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on April 12, 2017, 03:20:55 PM
agreed
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Post by: steve dave on April 12, 2017, 03:26:27 PM
mrs. dave wouldn't let me get a Q7 because it was too small inside for hauling shitloads of kids hillbilly style. I now own a gigantic huge truck thing that gets 18 MPG on the highway and has about 190 HP more than I would ever want in a vehicle and can tow 8,500 lbs which I will never use. It's like driving a giant cow farmer truck.

(http://blogmedia.dealerfire.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/336/2016/08/Gun-Metallic-2017-Armada-_o.jpg)
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Post by: steve dave on April 12, 2017, 03:31:50 PM
counterpoint: lil sd can stick his legs straight out and not kick the crap out of the back of my seat
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on April 12, 2017, 03:49:47 PM
counterquestion: how big of nuts are hanging on that thing
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Post by: steve dave on April 12, 2017, 04:27:42 PM
This thing rumbles like a giant monster truck so I will be purchasing size: large color: purple
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on April 12, 2017, 04:29:08 PM
one day I hope you back into a Prius with those bad boys just tea bagging the crap out of it and then haul ass out of there
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Post by: Trim on April 12, 2017, 04:29:33 PM
crap, I forgot to post but it'd probably have been too late anyway.  My buddy got some used tesla through whatever recycling program they have.  It's sedan looking but with a hatchback, and that's where the extra row of seats are.  So you put your kids in that thing and they're facing backwards.  No kicking the back of your seat.  All the stuff you'd throw in the trunk goes under the hood where an engine would've been.
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Post by: Skipper44 on April 12, 2017, 04:58:32 PM
The top better come off or it is a complete fail by Ford.
it will look like this and basically be a cheaper alternative to a 4runner

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--xleTUmSi--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/shplothuekvt0q6ivwxx.jpg)
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Post by: pissclams on April 12, 2017, 06:43:58 PM
Mine is an 04 with 135k. I feel in my gut that within the next year there is going to be a repair that costs more than the thing is worth.

I've been looking at some crap, trying to decide what I want, but god damn they make super ugly suv's now. There are a few sedans I'm interested in, but I really like having 4wd and being above traffic a bit. Quite the pickle
I think this is a hot piece of A

(https://carsoid.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2017-Ford-Bronco-Rendering-2-750x423.jpg)

this wasn't even designed by ford, just some graphic designer bronco lover

skipper is right, that ugly thing is the new bronco (according to jalopnik)
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Post by: pissclams on April 12, 2017, 06:45:47 PM
mrs. dave wouldn't let me get a Q7 because it was too small inside for hauling shitloads of kids hillbilly style. I now own a gigantic huge truck thing that gets 18 MPG on the highway and has about 190 HP more than I would ever want in a vehicle and can tow 8,500 lbs which I will never use. It's like driving a giant cow farmer truck.

(http://blogmedia.dealerfire.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/336/2016/08/Gun-Metallic-2017-Armada-_o.jpg)

the internet tells me that vehicle is a nissan armada.  it looks very big. 
good news is that it will probably survive a nuclear blast on norad.  bad news is that you'll only get about 3 miles from ground zero before it runs out of gas and the radioactive fallout gets you. 
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Post by: steve dave on April 12, 2017, 07:01:43 PM
Confirmed. And it's not one of those shitty imports that are manufactured in the USA. Made in Konichiwa Tokyo.
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Post by: pissclams on April 12, 2017, 07:14:51 PM
at this point it's probably just varying degrees of "damn it" for you anyway so i guess no reason to fight it if that's what mrs sd wants

my current v8 gets around 15 mpg and it really sucked when gas was $4 a gallon and i don't even drive much.  hopefully fracking stuff still works great for cheap gas like last two years
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Post by: sys on April 12, 2017, 07:17:32 PM
i'd like to get one of those old cars that is pretty to look at, but i don't want people to look at me when i drive.
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Post by: sys on April 12, 2017, 07:18:49 PM
also i've never cleaned the inside or outside of any car i've ever owned, so it'd probably not stay super pretty.
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Post by: Skipper44 on April 12, 2017, 07:29:45 PM
also i've never cleaned the inside or outside of any car i've ever owned, so it'd probably not stay super pretty.
get a cool old truck or jeep

I want a beater 1st gen Blazer (the one where the whole roof comes off) as a fun/haul crap around/winter vehicle
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Post by: sys on April 12, 2017, 07:32:35 PM
i have an old suv and a not as old car that are both good for not washing.  sometimes i just think it'd be neat to have a pretty car.
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Post by: steve dave on April 12, 2017, 07:35:53 PM
also i've never cleaned the inside or outside of any car i've ever owned, so it'd probably not stay super pretty.
get a cool old truck or jeep

I want a beater 1st gen Blazer (the one where the whole roof comes off) as a fun/haul crap around/winter vehicle

protip: that thing will be absolute dogshit in winter weather
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Post by: pissclams on April 12, 2017, 07:52:59 PM
also i've never cleaned the inside or outside of any car i've ever owned, so it'd probably not stay super pretty.
i like to clean my car, it's probably similar to doing lawn work or something
you get all this stuff out and make a big mess in the driveway and then you clean it all up and put the stuff all away with in the garage and get all hot and gross then chug a drink and are tired but then it looks great and so it feels good
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Post by: steve dave on April 12, 2017, 07:56:31 PM
also i've never cleaned the inside or outside of any car i've ever owned, so it'd probably not stay super pretty.
i like to clean my car, it's probably similar to doing lawn work or something
you get all this stuff out and make a big mess in the driveway and then you clean it all up and put the stuff all away with in the garage and get all hot and gross then chug a drink and are tired but then it looks great and so it feels good

great vivid description
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 12, 2017, 08:01:09 PM
feel free to do any of my yard work or car cleaning 'clams
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Post by: Cire on April 12, 2017, 08:03:41 PM
My commute is one mile.  I'm not in my car more than 2 minutes per day. It gets super filthy


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Post by: Emo EMAW on April 12, 2017, 08:17:41 PM
Ugh getting in/out of cars is exhausting.  I couldn't handle a 2 minute commute. 
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Post by: chum1 on April 12, 2017, 08:24:22 PM
Oh, man. The car that SD thinks is a giant boat is called "Armada." It's a whole rough ridin' fleet! Hahahaha.
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Post by: sys on April 12, 2017, 08:25:27 PM
i can't tell you how to live your life, pissclams.
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Post by: SdK on April 12, 2017, 08:27:53 PM
SdK sis drives a '16 Yukon Denali on 24s. She's a stud boss mom.

SdK may get jealous of her ride from time to time.

:)
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Post by: tdaver on April 12, 2017, 10:11:10 PM
I don't trust either of our vehicles to go some places that I want to go.  I "need" something with 4wd and decent clearance, not an AWD crossover.  Also should be new enough and reliable enough to not be concerned about getting stranded in the middle of the desert 300-400 miles away from home.  What should I do?

1) Trade in my car for a 4Runner or something similar.  This is the way I was leaning, but my car is just about perfect 99% of the time.  Reliable, good MPG for commute, AWD for the many snow days and for driving up the canyon to ski. But should be easy to sell for same reasons and because it's a make everyone drives out here.

2) Trade in mrstdaver's minivan for Tahoe or something similar.  4Runner size won't do here, need the extra space for the main family hauler. 

3) Get a cheapish third vehicle.  I don't want to do this. 

Think I answered my own question.  #2 it is.  Does that Armada beast boat come in 4wd?
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Post by: Trim on April 12, 2017, 10:15:35 PM
Apply some cc thread synergy and rent the big vehicle you need on those 1% of times that your car isn't perfect.
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Post by: The Big Train on April 12, 2017, 10:15:59 PM
I think Range Rover is the way to go.  If you have ever watched their commercials they seem like a very reliable car for off road(vision quest) adventures.  IDK what your price range is but maybe sell whatever you have and get a tiny house and RR and call it good?
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Post by: tdaver on April 12, 2017, 10:33:51 PM
Apply some cc thread synergy and rent the big vehicle you need on those 1% of times that your car isn't perfect.

Good idea.  Especially here in the interim until I decide for sure.
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Post by: _33 on April 12, 2017, 11:08:33 PM
Sometimes at work I park right behind a coworkers F250 and it looks like a baby truck following the mama truck.  Pretty adorable.
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Post by: steve dave on April 13, 2017, 06:11:55 AM
I don't trust either of our vehicles to go some places that I want to go.  I "need" something with 4wd and decent clearance, not an AWD crossover.  Also should be new enough and reliable enough to not be concerned about getting stranded in the middle of the desert 300-400 miles away from home.  What should I do?

1) Trade in my car for a 4Runner or something similar.  This is the way I was leaning, but my car is just about perfect 99% of the time.  Reliable, good MPG for commute, AWD for the many snow days and for driving up the canyon to ski. But should be easy to sell for same reasons and because it's a make everyone drives out here.

2) Trade in mrstdaver's minivan for Tahoe or something similar.  4Runner size won't do here, need the extra space for the main family hauler. 

3) Get a cheapish third vehicle.  I don't want to do this. 

Think I answered my own question.  #2 it is.  Does that Armada beast boat come in 4wd?

Yes, of course. It's got better off road chops than a stupid canadian Tahoe.
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Post by: GregKSU1027 on April 13, 2017, 12:06:38 PM
I think Range Rover is the way to go.  If you have ever watched their commercials they seem like a very reliable car for off road(vision quest) adventures.  IDK what your price range is but maybe sell whatever you have and get a tiny house and RR and call it good?
Hard pass on range rovers

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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on April 13, 2017, 12:19:11 PM
Smdh greg
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Post by: yoga-like_abana on April 13, 2017, 01:24:23 PM
its time we hard passed on greg and his attitude
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Post by: Institutional Control on April 13, 2017, 01:29:18 PM
I put some 20 in rims on my wife's Ford and it looks just a Range Rover. BAM! Range Rover for 1/3 the price.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 25, 2017, 11:18:46 AM
I bought a car this week. What an unpleasant experience
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Post by: Tobias on May 25, 2017, 11:22:30 AM
someone really does need to put that system on trial
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Post by: mocat on May 25, 2017, 11:38:50 AM
I bought a car this week. What an unpleasant experience

what's your new sled look like
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 25, 2017, 11:46:14 AM
A 10yr update on the old whip
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 25, 2017, 05:51:28 PM
A Nissan is a wrinkle I absolutely did not see coming
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Post by: puniraptor on May 25, 2017, 06:10:41 PM
someone jacked the badge off my beems  :shakesfist:

alternative explanation is that it just decomposed off this POS (which I kinda like no)
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Post by: nicname on May 25, 2017, 07:15:34 PM
I've been seeing a lot more Hummers driving around lately. I thought they went the way of the dinosaur with high gas prices. The stagnation must have brought them back into the fold.

I put a lot of miles on cars these days (all highway), and am already looking for a new whip to be purchased in a couple years. As an avid manual transmission junkie, it's getting harder to find a non-compact, non-sports car that fits the mold.

Original plan was just to update the current car '13 VW CC, but they got rid of their manual trannies in '15 i think (doing the push button or paddle i dunno).
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Post by: pissclams on June 21, 2017, 09:29:05 AM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings

ordered it today, ~3 months until delivery  :babywillie:

 :Woot:  my car finally hit the production line yesterday  :Woot:
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on June 21, 2017, 09:35:27 AM
 :emawkid:
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Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on June 21, 2017, 10:49:50 AM
I want to buy an F-150, likely an XLT. Only requirements are back up camera and 4 wheel drive.
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Post by: Emo EMAW on June 21, 2017, 10:54:35 AM
My trusty steed now has 275k on it.  I was going for 300 but honestly think it can go quite a bit further.  No self limitations ya know.  Anyway wacky that's how far I've went and hope to went further.
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Post by: pissclams on June 21, 2017, 10:59:32 AM
I want to buy an F-150, likely an XLT. Only requirements are back up camera and 4 wheel drive.

the fed government mandated back up camera as standard on MY18+
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 21, 2017, 11:01:24 AM
I want to buy an F-150, likely an XLT. Only requirements are back up camera and 4 wheel drive.

Built right here in the kansas city metro
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on June 21, 2017, 11:02:43 AM
I want to buy an F-150, likely an XLT. Only requirements are back up camera and 4 wheel drive.

the fed government mandated back up camera as standard on MY18+
I was confused with mine when I first got it (never had one before), because Mrs. Wacky's beeps and turns red when you're too close. Mine doesn't make a noise. When I first started driving it, I think I was getting closer to cars than what I thought.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 21, 2017, 11:04:59 AM
You probably have the alarm off, mine has like 5 different alarm options
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Post by: ben ji on June 21, 2017, 11:08:15 AM
03 Toyota Corolla with 175k, just pure hot steamy sex.
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on June 21, 2017, 11:08:58 AM
You probably have the alarm off, mine has like 5 different alarm options
Hmm. I'll look into that.
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Post by: ben ji on June 21, 2017, 11:10:28 AM
03 Toyota Corolla with 175k, just pure hot steamy sex.

But wait, there is more! Her nickname is "The Black Pearl" and I always make sailing jokes when my buds are riding with me! "Three sheets to the wind!" "The black pearl sails tonight" "Got delayed in a squall but if the wind picks up should be there in 5 min!"

SO MUCH FUN
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Post by: steve dave on June 21, 2017, 08:21:49 PM
lil sd and I went to cars III saturday. was pretty good. heard it was incred but it was only pretty good. WAY better than II but I is still the king. Much closer to I than II so that went a long way. I enjoyed it. 4 "nachos" out of 5.
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Post by: pissclams on July 28, 2017, 03:03:18 PM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings

ordered it today, ~3 months until delivery  :babywillie:

 :Woot:  my car finally hit the production line yesterday  :Woot:

on a boat headed to the port of baltimore
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Post by: mocat on July 28, 2017, 03:04:50 PM
 :driving:
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Post by: Brock Landers on July 28, 2017, 03:11:11 PM
My 'yota needs a new set of tires soon and the rear struts are about shot.  For that much money I might as well buy a new sled right?  Or should I suck it up and let a freshly maintained 'yota rack up tens of thousands of more miles?
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Post by: meow meow on July 28, 2017, 03:31:53 PM
sometimes you just gotta ask yourself "how far do i want to go before getting a new one?"
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Post by: Institutional Control on July 28, 2017, 03:34:38 PM
I've had the F150 for 2 years now but I'm going to resist my temptation to buy another one. My new goal is get 80k miles on a car before I even consider trading it in.
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Post by: Brock Landers on July 28, 2017, 04:37:08 PM
sometimes you just gotta ask yourself "how far do i want to go before getting a new one?"

I asked myself this hard hitting and introspective question and as it turns out I have not went far enough before getting a new one.  I should be the one to carry this baby across the 200k mile threshold.
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Post by: Pete on July 28, 2017, 06:50:15 PM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings

ordered it today, ~3 months until delivery  :babywillie:


Clams, come over and let's go do donuts in the Shawnee Mission South parking lot.
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Post by: pissclams on July 29, 2017, 10:51:40 AM
pretty soon i'm going to trade in my M3 for an M2, very excited.  the feisty thing about it is that when i purchase the M2 i will never even have test driven one and chances are i will not have seen the vehicle i'm buying in person.  #internetofthings

ordered it today, ~3 months until delivery  :babywillie:


Clams, come over and let's go do donuts in the Shawnee Mission South parking lot.

op 5-0 ain't no joke
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Post by: 420seriouscat69 on July 31, 2017, 09:54:19 AM
Hey @Pete, if we were to have kids and they went to HS where our new house is, they'd go to Shawnee Mission South.  :peek:
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: ben ji on July 31, 2017, 12:48:51 PM
sometimes you just gotta ask yourself "how far do i want to go before getting a new one?"

I asked myself this hard hitting and introspective question and as it turns out I have not went far enough before getting a new one.  I should be the one to carry this baby across the 200k mile threshold.

What kind of Yota is it? My 03 corolla has 180k on it and needs new struts but I'm YOLO'n to get it past the 200k mark then onto another car.
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Post by: Brock Landers on July 31, 2017, 01:40:46 PM
sometimes you just gotta ask yourself "how far do i want to go before getting a new one?"

I asked myself this hard hitting and introspective question and as it turns out I have not went far enough before getting a new one.  I should be the one to carry this baby across the 200k mile threshold.

What kind of Yota is it? My 03 corolla has 180k on it and needs new struts but I'm YOLO'n to get it past the 200k mark then onto another car.

06 Camry.  Has about 185k, so I figure I'm too close to the magical 200k threshold to give up on it now.
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Post by: meow meow on July 31, 2017, 02:11:03 PM
sometimes you just gotta ask yourself "how far do i want to go before getting a new one?"

I asked myself this hard hitting and introspective question and as it turns out I have not went far enough before getting a new one.  I should be the one to carry this baby across the 200k mile threshold.

What kind of Yota is it? My 03 corolla has 180k on it and needs new struts but I'm YOLO'n to get it past the 200k mark then onto another car.

06 Camry.  Has about 185k, so I figure I'm too close to the magical 200k threshold to give up on it now.

sounds like you know just how far you want to go before getting a new one
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Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on August 02, 2017, 11:48:07 AM
Just rolled over 90k on my Fusion. Approaching 10yr birthday. I drive this car like a grandma so I'm hoping to get at least 5 more years out of it. Nothing sexy at all about this car but I just don't want to buy a new one until electrics are much more prevalent and affordable.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on August 02, 2017, 11:50:40 AM
I pictured kdub in an Acura
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Post by: Pete on August 02, 2017, 12:09:32 PM
Hey @Pete, if we were to have kids and they went to HS where our new house is, they'd go to Shawnee Mission South.  :peek:


South side!
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Pete on August 02, 2017, 12:11:10 PM
Just rolled over 90k on my Fusion. Approaching 10yr birthday. I drive this car like a grandma so I'm hoping to get at least 5 more years out of it. Nothing sexy at all about this car but I just don't want to buy a new one until electrics are much more prevalent and affordable.


I agree.  I like the 2018 Acura RLX, for example, so that should be a perfect choice for me in 2021 or so.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on August 02, 2017, 12:24:06 PM
Just get that explorer limited you crave
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Post by: Skipper44 on August 02, 2017, 12:31:23 PM
Just get that explorer limited you crave
platinum or gtfo
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on August 02, 2017, 02:27:09 PM
Acura is solid HENRY, but I liked the Fusion Hybrid. Maybe low end HENRY. Cars just aren't something I splurge on. Too much money for a depreciating asset and the more luxury you buy the worse the value.
Title: Re: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Pete on August 02, 2017, 06:20:43 PM
Acura is solid HENRY, but I liked the Fusion Hybrid. Maybe low end HENRY. Cars just aren't something I splurge on. Too much money for a depreciating asset and the more luxury you buy the worse the value.


RL's (RLX now) are solid old balls, not Henry (I had to look that up, btw), IMO.  I am kinda old balls, and I have one.  So, facts.
Title: Cars.... How far have you went before getting a new one?
Post by: Pete on October 18, 2017, 06:57:21 PM
On one hand, I’d like to get a different car, but on the other hand I can’t decide what I want.  Nothing really gets me super excited.

I want a sedan with luxurious interior, and I’d prefer like 300 hp but that’s not a huge deal.  And great tech.  Needs to have all the cool crap.   And, must be used.

I have been eyeballing the Infinity Q50 sport, Hyundai Genesis sedan with all the crap on it, Cadillac CTS, and Lexus ES 350 (maybe a GS, but those are much pricier).  The BMW 5 series might be OK.  I dislike Audi’s and am not a huge Mercedes fan.  Sadly, I don’t really like any current Acura.

Nothing really “fits.”
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Post by: Trim on October 18, 2017, 07:04:27 PM
Come this January, I'll have went less than 50K miles in 8 years, with only round 10K of that in the last 3 years.  At that pace, I am hoping I never have to get a new car again.
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Post by: mocat on October 18, 2017, 07:40:06 PM
On one hand, I’d like to get a different car, but on the other hand I can’t decide what I want.  Nothing really gets me super excited.

I want a sedan with luxurious interior, and I’d prefer like 300 hp but that’s not a huge deal.  And great tech.  Needs to have all the cool crap.   And, must be used.

I have been eyeballing the Infinity Q50 sport, Hyundai Genesis sedan with all the crap on it, Cadillac CTS, and Lexus ES 350 (maybe a GS, but those are much pricier).  The BMW 5 series might be OK.  I dislike Audi’s and am not a huge Mercedes fan.  Sadly, I don’t really like any current Acura.

Nothing really “fits.”

The q50 is so hot
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Post by: Pete on October 18, 2017, 07:58:02 PM
I do like that car, and the Q70 too.
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Post by: Pete on October 18, 2017, 07:58:54 PM
The rough ridin' Genesis has like everything on it tho.  That think looks like a heck of a deal.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on October 18, 2017, 08:11:31 PM
Suv Pete
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Post by: SdK on October 18, 2017, 08:20:46 PM
428i Gran Coupe
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Post by: IPA4Me on October 18, 2017, 08:34:44 PM
The rough ridin' Genesis has like everything on it tho.  That think looks like a heck of a deal.
Friend has one. Very nice car. Fun to drive.

Not an import guy. Just my preference. I'm in a 2014 Impala with 2LT package. Fast and comfortable. I've driven 20K+ since February. Absolutely love it.

Big effin engine. Leather and suede. Heated seats. Tons of room. I'm talking ten dead bodies in the trunk room plus a large rear seating area. All the other cool stuff on a loaded car.

The only downside is shitty Chevy nav that requires OnStar. Newer models have changed that I believe. I just use my phone.
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Post by: Pete on October 18, 2017, 08:43:40 PM
Suv Pete


I’m not an SUV guy.  I like a smooth ride, low road noise, and bells and whistles. 
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Post by: Pete on October 18, 2017, 08:44:52 PM
The rough ridin' Genesis has like everything on it tho.  That think looks like a heck of a deal.
Friend has one. Very nice car. Fun to drive.

Not an import guy. Just my preference. I'm in a 2014 Impala with 2LT package. Fast and comfortable. I've driven 20K+ since February. Absolutely love it.

Big effin engine. Leather and suede. Heated seats. Tons of room. I'm talking ten dead bodies in the trunk room plus a large rear seating area. All the other cool stuff on a loaded car.

The only downside is shitty Chevy nav that requires OnStar. Newer models have changed that I believe. I just use my phone.


I have rented a couple 2017 premiums with National this year.  I really liked them.  It’s a good car.  But if I am going GM, I am going Caddy.
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Post by: Skipper44 on October 18, 2017, 09:17:26 PM
Suv Pete


I’m not an SUV guy.  I like a smooth ride, low road noise, and bells and whistles.
you should make like McConaghey and get a Connie
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on October 18, 2017, 09:18:42 PM
The new one is sexy af
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Post by: Skipper44 on October 18, 2017, 10:06:03 PM
hell yeah it is - you can get almost the same thing for a lot less cash in the Platinum Explorer but it doesn't have anywhere near the swag
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Post by: Skipper44 on October 18, 2017, 10:17:07 PM
the most practical thing would be to churn 2 year old Genisii until you hit the 100,000 mark on the powertrain warranty but why settle for Harold when Wooderson is available
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Post by: michigancat on October 18, 2017, 10:22:31 PM
Acura is solid HENRY, but I liked the Fusion Hybrid. Maybe low end HENRY. Cars just aren't something I splurge on. Too much money for a depreciating asset and the more luxury you buy the worse the value.
Used electrics are dirt cheap. No incentives and just enough uncertainty in the reliability to make for pretty great deals. I mean yeah keep that fusion going but a Leaf as a second car is pretty great.
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Post by: nicname on October 18, 2017, 11:44:54 PM
Come this January, I'll have went less than 50K miles in 8 years, with only round 10K of that in the last 3 years.  At that pace, I am hoping I never have to get a new car again.

Damn. I've driven 28k miles in like 11 months. It's all highway tho.
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Post by: Pete on October 19, 2017, 05:48:39 AM
hell yeah it is - you can get almost the same thing for a lot less cash in the Platinum Explorer but it doesn't have anywhere near the swag


Those continentals are cool, but pricy.  I don’t want to spend that much.  The 2017 MKZ is kinda cool, because they fixed that front end pointy look, and they now look a lot like a continental.   

Whatever I get, I am buying used, and there just aren’t enough model years of either of those out yet to get a good deal on a gently used one.
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Post by: pissclams on October 19, 2017, 07:52:45 AM
on a gently used one.

omg off to the pet peeves thread  :cheese:
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Post by: SdK on October 19, 2017, 08:33:37 AM
on a gently used one.

omg off to the pet peeves thread  :cheese:
I checked. He really went.
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Post by: Pete on October 19, 2017, 11:48:53 AM
Never in a million years would I have guessed that phrase to have been objectionable.

I want a car that is used, but appears to have been well taken care of.
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Post by: pissclams on October 19, 2017, 11:50:55 AM
Never in a million years would I have guessed that phrase to have been objectionable.

I want a car that is used, but appears to have been well taken care of.

"re-imagine" gets me riled up too
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Post by: kso_FAN on October 19, 2017, 11:52:16 AM
I still adore this thread title.
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Post by: Pete on October 22, 2017, 10:36:00 AM
OK, eff it.  I am going performance car.  My loving wife just signed up for 5 more years of mini-van, and gave me the clearance for whatever on mine.   :fatty:

Clams!  Need suggestos
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Post by: Pete on October 22, 2017, 10:36:43 AM
...early leader in the clubhouse is the Lexus IS 350, with the 300hp v6.
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Post by: mocat on October 22, 2017, 10:41:56 AM
lexus is bitb at everything
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Post by: Pete on October 22, 2017, 10:55:48 AM
lexus is bitb at everything

I mean every single "best luxury..." category for every year is just a bunch of Lexus'.  Kinda dominate the lists.  Seem to be cheaper to have serviced than BMW to, but I could be wrong on that....I don't know much about BMW's.  The BMW 3 series is at the top of all of the lists as well.  On that one, the 335 V6 is the one I think I'd want. 
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Post by: mocat on October 22, 2017, 11:04:05 AM
The is350 sure seems smaller than the q50 but apparently it's not
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Post by: steve dave on October 22, 2017, 11:06:42 AM
get one of those matthew mcconaughey lincolns

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/aeAXi5ShQ90/hqdefault.jpg)
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on October 22, 2017, 11:12:40 AM
Acura is very lol
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Post by: Pete on October 22, 2017, 11:40:42 AM
Acura is very lol

I have really loved Acura over the years, but the newest in the TL and RL just don't do it for me anymore.  Can't really put my finger on it.  They are super reliable, and a lot better value than the other luxury cars....you get more car for the money kind of thing.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on October 22, 2017, 01:21:24 PM
I'd choose whatever looks the coolest
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Post by: SdK on October 22, 2017, 01:30:05 PM
...early leader in the clubhouse is the Lexus IS 350, with the 300hp v6.
I already told you what to do. 428i Gran Coupe. Good grief.
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Post by: Trim on October 22, 2017, 01:34:17 PM
Come this January, I'll have went less than 50K miles in 8 years, with only round 10K of that in the last 3 years.  At that pace, I am hoping I never have to get a new car again.

Damn. I've driven 28k miles in like 11 months. It's all highway tho.

Noticed the other day I was way off on this.  It's going to be less than 45K in 8 years, and probably more like 7-8K in the last 3 years.
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on October 22, 2017, 05:18:42 PM
Acura is very lol

I have really loved Acura over the years, but the newest in the TL and RL just don't do it for me anymore.  Can't really put my finger on it.  They are super reliable, and a lot better value than the other luxury cars....you get more car for the money kind of thing.

It's the standard "my first real job" car out of a 4 year.  Nothing wrong per se, just see lots getting on the highway at Shawnee.  Not a grown up guy car
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Post by: Pete on October 22, 2017, 05:30:17 PM
Acura is very lol

I have really loved Acura over the years, but the newest in the TL and RL just don't do it for me anymore.  Can't really put my finger on it.  They are super reliable, and a lot better value than the other luxury cars....you get more car for the money kind of thing.

It's the standard "my first real job" car out of a 4 year.  Nothing wrong per se, just see lots getting on the highway at Shawnee.  Not a grown up guy car


I think you are perhaps right that they are getting more common, but wrong on the value proposition. I tried a boat load of cars today, and the damn Acura’s are still the best cars top to bottom for the money, in my opinion.

The TLX and RLX are pretty great cars.  I am not sure what is a more grown up guy car than a car that tops the charts on reliability, has all the best tech, and can come with a 300hp V6. 

The ILX is the smaller one, maybe that’s what you mean?  You can’t confuse any of the Acura’s with a regular Honda or Toyota...they are far superior than those.
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Post by: Pete on October 22, 2017, 05:31:32 PM
There isn’t much of anything out there that I like better than my current RL.  I will end up getting SOMETHING, but meh city in the sedan market right now.
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Post by: Pete on October 22, 2017, 05:34:10 PM
The hilarious thing about many of the SUV’s right now is that they have maybe 2 inches more ground clearance than sedans.  They aren’t “off road vehicles,” and yet they cost like $10K more than a sedan and have a worse ride, a louder cabin, and worse gas mileage.  I just don’t get it.  If I want a truck I am getting a F150 or a Silverado or something.
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Post by: Pete on October 22, 2017, 05:34:26 PM
Get off my lawn.
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on October 22, 2017, 05:43:13 PM
Agreed they are very affordable and sensible.  If that's the look you want just get an impala or whatever chevy is making in that line
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Post by: Trim on October 22, 2017, 05:51:19 PM
Since nothing’s jumping out to you, why not take a flyer on a Tesla?
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Post by: chum1 on October 22, 2017, 06:28:18 PM
You know what jumped out to me as sexy? That Alfa Romeo Giulia.
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Post by: Pete on October 22, 2017, 07:21:11 PM
Agreed they are very affordable and sensible.  If that's the look you want just get an impala or whatever chevy is making in that line

I am curious why you believe those brands are comparable.  I check all these car review websites and none ever group those together.  What are all of them missing that you have figured out?
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Post by: Dugout DickStone on October 22, 2017, 07:25:05 PM
Don't read the websites or magazines.  Just based on who drives what.  As I said, acuras are good sedans
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Post by: pissclams on October 22, 2017, 07:53:28 PM
You know what jumped out to me as sexy? That Alfa Romeo Giulia.

pieces of crap
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Post by: mocat on October 22, 2017, 10:15:50 PM
si, pezzi di merda
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Post by: Tobias on October 22, 2017, 10:40:55 PM
sounds like a message from harry manback
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Post by: IPA4Me on October 23, 2017, 06:21:17 AM
Agreed they are very affordable and sensible.  If that's the look you want just get an impala or whatever chevy is making in that line

I am curious why you believe those brands are comparable.  I check all these car review websites and none ever group those together.  What are all of them missing that you have figured out?
You can drive my loaded Impala. I'll be in Cleveland this week. Biz trip?
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Post by: michigancat on October 23, 2017, 07:48:47 AM
A Tesla Model S would be great, Pete.
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Post by: mocat on October 23, 2017, 07:52:11 AM
sounds like a message from harry manback

 :Woohoo:
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Post by: Skipper44 on October 23, 2017, 12:17:18 PM

I think you are perhaps right that they are getting more common, but wrong on the value proposition. I tried a boat load of cars today, and the damn Acura’s are still the best cars top to bottom for the money, in my opinion.


Did you drive any Lexus GS or Infiniti Q (the old M series) models?  The ES Lexus is just a more old ballzier version of the Acuras.  The G series Infinitis are a bit smaller than the RL you have now but that may not matter.

I think those are your only options that make sense if you are looking used.  The guys that I know that buy used German cars all have a good independent shop that they really trust but significant service is an if not a when.
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Post by: hemmy on October 23, 2017, 04:17:24 PM
2002, 170k. Got it 4 years old for $3,300. If I could find a 4 year old car at that price to replace it I would jump on it but sadly not gonna happen.

187k now, all kinds of odd noises.
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Post by: Pete on October 28, 2017, 07:48:33 AM
...early leader in the clubhouse is the Lexus IS 350, with the 300hp v6.
I already told you what to do. 428i Gran Coupe. Good grief.

So, I sort of took your advice.  I checked this car out, and really liked it.  But, then my wife said "Hey, I want to trade in my fancy SUV for a mini van" even though she just got her fancy SUV like a year ago and prior to that always had mini-vans since birth of kids.  So, she was like YOLO! (but to me), and encouraged me to go the 428 or 435 COUPE route! I suspect that she wanted to offset her mini-van.  But, COUPE, can you believe it?!?  I was like "holy crap!"  Getting clearance, at my age, from your wife to buy a sports coupe is like nuts, man.  So, I looked at them, and like them, but I just couldn't get passed how much of a pain in the ass it would be every time my kids wanted to get out of the car, when I was carrying more than one kid.  I am not the primary kid drop off guy, but let's face it, I have to do that a bunch even though that isn't the plan. 

Long story short, I got the 535 with AWD, cold weather package for the steering wheel heater and rear seat heaters and fancy backup camera sensor setup.  Black on black. It's used (of course), but only 25K miles.  I am delighted!
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Post by: IPA4Me on October 28, 2017, 08:39:36 AM
Sounds like a fantastic purchase.
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Post by: steve dave on October 28, 2017, 08:55:29 AM
...early leader in the clubhouse is the Lexus IS 350, with the 300hp v6.
I already told you what to do. 428i Gran Coupe. Good grief.

So, I sort of took your advice.  I checked this car out, and really liked it.  But, then my wife said "Hey, I want to trade in my fancy SUV for a mini van" even though she just got her fancy SUV like a year ago and prior to that always had mini-vans since birth of kids.  So, she was like YOLO! (but to me), and encouraged me to go the 428 or 435 COUPE route! I suspect that she wanted to offset her mini-van.  But, COUPE, can you believe it?!?  I was like "holy crap!"  Getting clearance, at my age, from your wife to buy a sports coupe is like nuts, man.  So, I looked at them, and like them, but I just couldn't get passed how much of a pain in the ass it would be every time my kids wanted to get out of the car, when I was carrying more than one kid.  I am not the primary kid drop off guy, but let's face it, I have to do that a bunch even though that isn't the plan. 

Long story short, I got the 535 with AWD, cold weather package for the steering wheel heater and rear seat heaters and fancy backup camera sensor setup.  Black on black. It's used (of course), but only 25K miles.  I am delighted!

sounds hot pete, congrats!
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Post by: SdK on October 28, 2017, 10:25:03 AM
...early leader in the clubhouse is the Lexus IS 350, with the 300hp v6.
I already told you what to do. 428i Gran Coupe. Good grief.

So, I sort of took your advice.  I checked this car out, and really liked it.  But, then my wife said "Hey, I want to trade in my fancy SUV for a mini van" even though she just got her fancy SUV like a year ago and prior to that always had mini-vans since birth of kids.  So, she was like YOLO! (but to me), and encouraged me to go the 428 or 435 COUPE route! I suspect that she wanted to offset her mini-van.  But, COUPE, can you believe it?!?  I was like "holy crap!"  Getting clearance, at my age, from your wife to buy a sports coupe is like nuts, man.  So, I looked at them, and like them, but I just couldn't get passed how much of a pain in the ass it would be every time my kids wanted to get out of the car, when I was carrying more than one kid.  I am not the primary kid drop off guy, but let's face it, I have to do that a bunch even though that isn't the plan. 

Long story short, I got the 535 with AWD, cold weather package for the steering wheel heater and rear seat heaters and fancy backup camera sensor setup.  Black on black. It's used (of course), but only 25K miles.  I am delighted!
Holy crap, Pete. I'm very happy for you. I've been drooling over this black on black 435i at the Topeka dealership. I figured with kiddos the 428i Gran Coupe would be more up the family alley.

Consider this post my begging to ride with you somewhere.
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Post by: SdK on October 28, 2017, 10:26:26 AM
I got too excited and posted before reading it all. I thought you got the 435i. Either way. I'm jealous and happy for you all at the same time.
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Post by: pissclams on October 28, 2017, 12:23:05 PM
pete, let’s race
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Post by: SdK on October 28, 2017, 12:27:24 PM
Can you two wait a couple years So I can get that 435? Kthanks.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on October 28, 2017, 12:30:17 PM
I'll race you geeks but only in the snow
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Post by: pissclams on October 28, 2017, 01:20:20 PM
Can you two wait a couple years So I can get that 435? Kthanks.
ya l will wait.  until the 4 series is in my rear view mirror and i’m drifting $2k worth of Michelins to the rims.
but ya i’ll wait
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Post by: SdK on October 28, 2017, 01:25:46 PM
Can you two wait a couple years So I can get that 435? Kthanks.
ya l will wait.  until the 4 series is in my rear view mirror and i’m drifting $2k worth of Michelins to the rims.
but ya i’ll wait
I appreciate that. This won't just be a drag race right? I mean, what would be the point.
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Post by: pissclams on October 28, 2017, 02:24:35 PM
not sure, actually.
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Post by: Cire on November 23, 2017, 01:27:59 PM
Uhg

Haven't had a car payment in 5 years and now the wife's transmission is crapping out.




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Post by: Cire on November 23, 2017, 01:29:36 PM
Looking at explorers.

Also for the first time I've thought "there is too much computery stuff and I don't want to learn how to do this "


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Post by: chum1 on November 23, 2017, 01:50:51 PM
Yeah. Some days, I'm like, "I need a cool new car." Others, I'm like, "IDGAF. Maybe this car will last 25 years."
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on November 23, 2017, 02:55:56 PM
Cire, I have a 14 Explorer limited ama
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Post by: Pete on November 23, 2017, 04:16:41 PM
Cire, I have a 14 Explorer limited ama

I like those a lot. 
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Post by: Dlew12 on November 23, 2017, 11:17:48 PM
looking at some jeeps
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Post by: Tobias on November 23, 2017, 11:29:53 PM
do they not make sexterras anymore?
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Post by: mocat on November 24, 2017, 12:46:19 AM
Cire, I have a 14 Explorer limited ama
How many much mileages does it get?
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Post by: IPA4Me on November 24, 2017, 05:45:18 AM
looking at some jeeps
@Gooch is a recent purchaser. Maybe he'll share some shopping tips.
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Post by: Cire on November 24, 2017, 08:47:39 AM
Found a 13 limited, offered 3k for our 07 xlt so we'll probs buy it.

Sun roof moon roof.

I drive an 01 f150 that I hate but has been an absolute warhorse.


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Post by: pissclams on November 24, 2017, 01:56:27 PM
...early leader in the clubhouse is the Lexus IS 350, with the 300hp v6.
I already told you what to do. 428i Gran Coupe. Good grief.

So, I sort of took your advice.  I checked this car out, and really liked it.  But, then my wife said "Hey, I want to trade in my fancy SUV for a mini van" even though she just got her fancy SUV like a year ago and prior to that always had mini-vans since birth of kids.  So, she was like YOLO! (but to me), and encouraged me to go the 428 or 435 COUPE route! I suspect that she wanted to offset her mini-van.  But, COUPE, can you believe it?!?  I was like "holy crap!"  Getting clearance, at my age, from your wife to buy a sports coupe is like nuts, man.  So, I looked at them, and like them, but I just couldn't get passed how much of a pain in the ass it would be every time my kids wanted to get out of the car, when I was carrying more than one kid.  I am not the primary kid drop off guy, but let's face it, I have to do that a bunch even though that isn't the plan. 

Long story short, I got the 535 with AWD, cold weather package for the steering wheel heater and rear seat heaters and fancy backup camera sensor setup.  Black on black. It's used (of course), but only 25K miles.  I am delighted!
so what’s the story
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on November 24, 2017, 03:06:33 PM
Cire, I have a 14 Explorer limited ama
How many much mileages does it get?

16 :gocho:
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Post by: Pete on November 24, 2017, 03:11:34 PM
...early leader in the clubhouse is the Lexus IS 350, with the 300hp v6.
I already told you what to do. 428i Gran Coupe. Good grief.

So, I sort of took your advice.  I checked this car out, and really liked it.  But, then my wife said "Hey, I want to trade in my fancy SUV for a mini van" even though she just got her fancy SUV like a year ago and prior to that always had mini-vans since birth of kids.  So, she was like YOLO! (but to me), and encouraged me to go the 428 or 435 COUPE route! I suspect that she wanted to offset her mini-van.  But, COUPE, can you believe it?!?  I was like "holy crap!"  Getting clearance, at my age, from your wife to buy a sports coupe is like nuts, man.  So, I looked at them, and like them, but I just couldn't get passed how much of a pain in the ass it would be every time my kids wanted to get out of the car, when I was carrying more than one kid.  I am not the primary kid drop off guy, but let's face it, I have to do that a bunch even though that isn't the plan. 

Long story short, I got the 535 with AWD, cold weather package for the steering wheel heater and rear seat heaters and fancy backup camera sensor setup.  Black on black. It's used (of course), but only 25K miles.  I am delighted!
so what’s the story


What do you mean?  I got the 535 instead of the 435, mostly because I am just too old balls and would get grumpy if I had to flip seats forward to let people (kids being dropped off and picked up) get in and out. 
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Post by: Pete on November 24, 2017, 03:12:29 PM
Also, it’s pretty fast.  Faster than my RL was and it had a 6 cylinder.  It’s definitely faster than I needed.
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Post by: pissclams on November 24, 2017, 03:45:32 PM
wondering how you like it
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Post by: Pete on November 24, 2017, 04:00:39 PM
wondering how you like it


I really like it a lot.  My only criticism so far is that the radio doesn’t have enough presets, but the fact that you can make them phone numbers to dial is a lot of fun.

I am sure it doesn’t handle even close to as well as a 2, 3 or 4 series, but I do t mind.  I like straight forward acceleration the most, and that just for merging and passing, or going from 30 to 50+ on Metcalf in a hurry.
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Post by: pissclams on November 24, 2017, 06:49:34 PM
we should go do donuts together
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Post by: KCFDcat on December 23, 2017, 10:41:01 AM
After a year of indecision mrs KCfd finally decided she wanted an explorer. Grabbed one last night.


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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on December 23, 2017, 12:06:05 PM
 :thumbs:
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Post by: Institutional Control on December 23, 2017, 01:05:56 PM
I like the Explorers. Mrs Batt BcKee wanted one as well, I got her an Edge.


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Post by: KCFDcat on December 23, 2017, 06:49:22 PM
After driving this beast all around town today I’ve decided it s a pretty great vehicle. The “lane keep” function is a little annoying on city streets but whatev. Will be interest to see how long it takes me to get used to the automatic parallel park feature. The first time I tried it was pretty weird.


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Post by: pissclams on December 23, 2017, 07:25:18 PM
After driving this beast all around town today I’ve decided it s a pretty great vehicle. The “lane keep” function is a little annoying on city streets but whatev. Will be interest to see how long it takes me to get used to the automatic parallel park feature. The first time I tried it was pretty weird.


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you should be able to toggle it on/off
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on December 23, 2017, 08:24:06 PM
You have to toggle it on in the first place and it would only be annoying if you don't use your blinker smdh KCFDcat
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Post by: Skipper44 on December 23, 2017, 09:02:19 PM
It's weird as hell on the highway too
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Post by: Pete on December 23, 2017, 10:04:26 PM
I rented an LTZ Tahoe in the Philadelphia area one week for work, and it had that lane keep notification stuff turned on.  The area I was in had like teeny tiny little lanes, and I was making that rough ridin' alarm work over time.  I had no idea how shitty I was at maintaining the lane.  Turns out I drive like I’m hammered when I am sober.  Go Cats.
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Post by: Pete on December 23, 2017, 10:07:23 PM
For more than just that reason, I have learned that I am actually a really terrible driver.  I don’t think that was always the case, but maybe it was.  I am terrible now, that’s for sure. 

However, I have better (safer) intentions nowadays.  Maybe I am just a terrible defensive driver and I was actually a decent offensive driver when I was younger and more selfish?
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Post by: Pete on December 23, 2017, 10:08:09 PM
I probably should have bought a Volvo.
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Post by: TheHamburglar on September 04, 2018, 12:41:42 PM
I have a 2009 Corolla with 207k on it.  I drive about 100 miles a day & 500 mile trips regularly.  I don't want to buy a new car.  I also don't want to spend a lot trying to figure out what's wrong with this one.

When I drive down the highway it randomly loses about half its RPMs and drops to 50.  It will build back up to 60 for a mile or so, then jumps back up to 70 easily or back down to 50.  When it's topping out at 50/60 the gas pedal gives very little resistance.  It feels like a car ran off air pressure that pressures up & runs great, then runs out of pressure & has no power for 1-2 minutes while repressuring back up.  It will also lose RPMs and sometimes die at red lights.

If the best option is to go buy a new car to run into the ground again, that's fine.  I want to do what's the most cost effective long term, but I also feel like I should be able to get to 250k/300k before getting something else to run into the ground.

Advice?
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Post by: IPA4Me on September 04, 2018, 12:52:21 PM
Take it Toyota shop and let them run diagnostics. Should be able to tell you what is wrong. Decide from there. Nine years and 200K is a good run.

Maybe slide into another Toyota. Just put my daughter in a 18 Camary. Enjoyable ride. Should get her through grad school and beyond.
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Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on September 04, 2018, 01:23:25 PM
So one of my cars (a Ford) is subject to the Takata airbag recall. They still don't have a replacement part so in the meantime they're paying for a rental car. I've been rolling around in a 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid for nearly 3 months now. My wife and I take turns driving it based on whomever has more driving that day. We've put over 5,000 miles on it already. Got a call from my dealership the other day to "apologize for the delay" in getting the part. "To help make it right," they said they could get me a good trade-in value for my current car if I was interested in buying a new one. I told her no thanks. I'm gonna ride this rental into the ground, and I'll do the same with own car once they've got it fixed. I'm holding out until there's a good selection of reasonably priced EVs.
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Post by: Dlew12 on September 04, 2018, 01:28:01 PM
i'm buying a car tomorrow.  a nice tasteful sedan. 
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Post by: IPA4Me on September 04, 2018, 01:39:46 PM
What ya getting?
i'm buying a car tomorrow.  a nice tasteful sedan.
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Post by: Dlew12 on September 04, 2018, 01:41:27 PM
2015 infinit q50
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Post by: ChiCat on September 04, 2018, 02:04:34 PM
2015 infinit q50

sexy car
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Post by: 8manpick on September 04, 2018, 02:29:38 PM
I've been thinking of getting a car lately. Wife has one that I use some, but I haven't had one in 4 years. Since we got a dog, there have been several times where it would have been nice to have multiple cars.

Not sure what to get though.
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Post by: pissclams on September 04, 2018, 02:30:38 PM
I have a 2009 Corolla with 207k on it.  I drive about 100 miles a day & 500 mile trips regularly.  I don't want to buy a new car.  I also don't want to spend a lot trying to figure out what's wrong with this one.

When I drive down the highway it randomly loses about half its RPMs and drops to 50.  It will build back up to 60 for a mile or so, then jumps back up to 70 easily or back down to 50.  When it's topping out at 50/60 the gas pedal gives very little resistance.  It feels like a car ran off air pressure that pressures up & runs great, then runs out of pressure & has no power for 1-2 minutes while repressuring back up.  It will also lose RPMs and sometimes die at red lights.

If the best option is to go buy a new car to run into the ground again, that's fine.  I want to do what's the most cost effective long term, but I also feel like I should be able to get to 250k/300k before getting something else to run into the ground.

Advice?

vacuum leak?
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Post by: Dlew12 on September 04, 2018, 04:09:49 PM
2015 infinit q50

sexy car
for a sexy man (me)
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Post by: IPA4Me on September 04, 2018, 04:10:13 PM
I have a 2009 Corolla with 207k on it.  I drive about 100 miles a day & 500 mile trips regularly.  I don't want to buy a new car.  I also don't want to spend a lot trying to figure out what's wrong with this one.

When I drive down the highway it randomly loses about half its RPMs and drops to 50.  It will build back up to 60 for a mile or so, then jumps back up to 70 easily or back down to 50.  When it's topping out at 50/60 the gas pedal gives very little resistance.  It feels like a car ran off air pressure that pressures up & runs great, then runs out of pressure & has no power for 1-2 minutes while repressuring back up.  It will also lose RPMs and sometimes die at red lights.

If the best option is to go buy a new car to run into the ground again, that's fine.  I want to do what's the most cost effective long term, but I also feel like I should be able to get to 250k/300k before getting something else to run into the ground.

Advice?

vacuum leak?
No check engine light mentioned. Never seen a vacuum leak on a modern without a check engine. Part of emissions compliance.
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Post by: IPA4Me on September 04, 2018, 04:10:34 PM
2015 infinit q50

sexy car
for a sexy man (me)
Hot car. Enjoy!
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Post by: HerrSonntag on September 04, 2018, 04:15:01 PM
I have a 2009 Corolla with 207k on it.  I drive about 100 miles a day & 500 mile trips regularly.  I don't want to buy a new car.  I also don't want to spend a lot trying to figure out what's wrong with this one.

When I drive down the highway it randomly loses about half its RPMs and drops to 50.  It will build back up to 60 for a mile or so, then jumps back up to 70 easily or back down to 50.  When it's topping out at 50/60 the gas pedal gives very little resistance.  It feels like a car ran off air pressure that pressures up & runs great, then runs out of pressure & has no power for 1-2 minutes while repressuring back up.  It will also lose RPMs and sometimes die at red lights.

If the best option is to go buy a new car to run into the ground again, that's fine.  I want to do what's the most cost effective long term, but I also feel like I should be able to get to 250k/300k before getting something else to run into the ground.

Advice?

vacuum leak?
No check engine light mentioned. Never seen a vacuum leak on a modern without a check engine. Part of emissions compliance.
Standard or automatic transmission?
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Post by: puniraptor on September 04, 2018, 06:28:17 PM
it is certainly one or a combination of the following: plugs, o2 sensor, MAF

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Post by: TheHamburglar on September 04, 2018, 06:58:31 PM
Sorry, forgot the check engine light is on, but it just gives a generic emissions code.  It's been giving that for a few years & 60k & everyone said don't spend money until you have an issue. Then it gave an ignition coil error.  Changed that & no improvement except the ignition code is gone.  Next it was suggested I change the evap solenoid since it's cheap/easy & no change.

Automatic. 

Also, new thing on drive home today.  Shortly after it started to lose speed with the cruise on, it started revving 1000 RPM over normal but barely maintained 50 the higher RPMs.


Do they normally charge for a diagnostic check?  My fear is is since it's a generic code I'll get into a downward spiral of $400 here and $300 there.  I figured I'd come here & explain the symptoms.  Everyone else I talk to just heard the first thing I say, then goes after that.

I guess my main question is am I crazy for thinking 207k miles isn't enough to constitute "running into the ground."
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Post by: Chingon on September 04, 2018, 07:04:13 PM
Doesn't Auto zone check the codes for free?
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Post by: TheHamburglar on September 04, 2018, 07:12:39 PM
Doesn't Auto zone check the codes for free?

Yeah, but a generic code that doesn't tell you anything.
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Post by: Skipper44 on September 04, 2018, 07:12:57 PM
Can you manually put the transmission in to 3rd or 4th, cruise down the highway at 60 mph and still lose rpms?
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Post by: puniraptor on September 04, 2018, 07:16:26 PM
do all 3 of the things i said and it will be fixed, promise

make sure to disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the computer
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Post by: TheHamburglar on September 04, 2018, 07:31:38 PM
do all 3 of the things i said and it will be fixed, promise

make sure to disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the computer

Will do.
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Post by: IPA4Me on September 04, 2018, 08:19:32 PM
Your off the shelf odb only reads the generic.

If puni fix doesn't work, pay the diagnostic fee. Their computer is worth more than your car. :)

I just went through similar issue with an Audi. My guy only had an odb reader. Couldn't read other specific codes that the standard reader doesn't detect. Import shop dialed in the fix. I paid the diagnostic and sold it.
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Post by: puniraptor on September 04, 2018, 09:06:04 PM
do all 3 of the things i said and it will be fixed, promise

make sure to disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the computer

Will do.

they go together because bad plugs and/or bad MAF will kill your o2 sensor

i havent googled your car at all so cannot speak to how easy/diffucult/expensive this might be.
 
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Post by: puniraptor on September 04, 2018, 09:07:15 PM
and bad o2/maf will kill your plugs

its an automobile human centipede situation
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Post by: Pete on March 30, 2019, 12:30:43 PM
This looks kinda fun, but i would likely never take it off road.

https://jalopnik.com/the-2020-jeep-gladiator-costs-35-040-to-62-310-heres-1833680540
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Post by: mocat on June 03, 2019, 11:21:32 AM
my 05 with 150k needs a new AC and this is the last straw for me. would have liked to squeeze another year out of it but it wasn't meant to be. car shopping is super fun and also the worst thing in the world
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Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2019, 11:31:26 AM
I am very good at it if you need to contract out your negotiation work.


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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 03, 2019, 11:34:10 AM
I'm making 'clams haggle my next one. I hate it so much.
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Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 03, 2019, 11:35:52 AM
my 05 with 150k needs a new AC and this is the last straw for me. would have liked to squeeze another year out of it but it wasn't meant to be. car shopping is super fun and also the worst thing in the world

What kind of car are you looking for?
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Post by: Kat Kid on June 03, 2019, 12:33:57 PM
How many more miles does my 2007 Honda Accord with 140k miles have in her?
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 03, 2019, 12:35:01 PM
100k
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Post by: Kat Kid on June 03, 2019, 12:36:22 PM
That is a great answer and I really hope it is true!
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Post by: mocat on June 03, 2019, 12:54:04 PM
my 05 with 150k needs a new AC and this is the last straw for me. would have liked to squeeze another year out of it but it wasn't meant to be. car shopping is super fun and also the worst thing in the world

What kind of car are you looking for?

jeeps and 4runners. i've been in a car-based awd crossover for 7 years and it's like just give me the real thing now please
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Post by: chum1 on June 03, 2019, 01:07:04 PM
There's a 2020 Ford Bronco coming out soon! Top and doors will be removable like a Wrangler.
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Post by: DaBigTrain on June 03, 2019, 01:08:52 PM
I got a new car a couple months ago and I like it a lot!
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Post by: pissclams on June 03, 2019, 01:25:21 PM
i'm one of the best car negotiators and purchasers of anyone that i know.  probably the best in the united states ((am the best)).    :cool:
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Post by: mocat on June 03, 2019, 02:08:03 PM
my 05 with 150k needs a new AC and this is the last straw for me. would have liked to squeeze another year out of it but it wasn't meant to be. car shopping is super fun and also the worst thing in the world

What kind of car are you looking for?

jeeps and 4runners. i've been in a car-based awd crossover for 7 years and it's like just give me the real thing now please

i also like volvo xc wagons
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Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 03, 2019, 02:09:47 PM
That is a great answer and I really hope it is true!

Another 100K easy.

Keep the oil change, change the timing belt every 100K (or believe it's just a Honda gimmick to get you to pay for an expensive repair since Honda's supposedly don't need any repairs . . . which reminds me of the time when Acura was just a couple of years old and a friend bought one from a dealership that was also a GM dealer.   The GM service bays were full of nearly new GM cars and the Acura service bays were empty despite the fact they'd sold a crap ton of Acura's from day one).

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Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 03, 2019, 02:12:19 PM
my 05 with 150k needs a new AC and this is the last straw for me. would have liked to squeeze another year out of it but it wasn't meant to be. car shopping is super fun and also the worst thing in the world

What kind of car are you looking for?

jeeps and 4runners. i've been in a car-based awd crossover for 7 years and it's like just give me the real thing now please

i also like volvo xc wagons

If you want more of a real thing I'd go with the 4runner myself, unless you're talking Cherokee . . . otherwise I wouldn't touch a Jeep.

 
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Post by: bucket on June 03, 2019, 02:17:04 PM
my 05 with 150k needs a new AC and this is the last straw for me. would have liked to squeeze another year out of it but it wasn't meant to be. car shopping is super fun and also the worst thing in the world

What kind of car are you looking for?

jeeps and 4runners. i've been in a car-based awd crossover for 7 years and it's like just give me the real thing now please

i also like volvo xc wagons

Didn't realize you were a family man, mocat.
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Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2019, 02:17:53 PM
I had a 2012 Grand Cherokee Limited and loved it. Perfect size.


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Post by: mocat on June 03, 2019, 02:23:44 PM
my 05 with 150k needs a new AC and this is the last straw for me. would have liked to squeeze another year out of it but it wasn't meant to be. car shopping is super fun and also the worst thing in the world

What kind of car are you looking for?

jeeps and 4runners. i've been in a car-based awd crossover for 7 years and it's like just give me the real thing now please

i also like volvo xc wagons

Didn't realize you were a family man, mocat.

i don't have any children (except my dog LOL) but i do seem to always be hauling crap or tailgating or camping or whatever and i can't go back to a sedan now
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Post by: mocat on June 03, 2019, 02:26:51 PM
my 05 with 150k needs a new AC and this is the last straw for me. would have liked to squeeze another year out of it but it wasn't meant to be. car shopping is super fun and also the worst thing in the world

What kind of car are you looking for?

jeeps and 4runners. i've been in a car-based awd crossover for 7 years and it's like just give me the real thing now please

i also like volvo xc wagons

If you want more of a real thing I'd go with the 4runner myself, unless you're talking Cherokee . . . otherwise I wouldn't touch a Jeep.

 

the only jeep you would get is a cherokee?
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Post by: mocat on June 03, 2019, 02:28:01 PM
my 05 with 150k needs a new AC and this is the last straw for me. would have liked to squeeze another year out of it but it wasn't meant to be. car shopping is super fun and also the worst thing in the world

What kind of car are you looking for?

jeeps and 4runners. i've been in a car-based awd crossover for 7 years and it's like just give me the real thing now please

i also like volvo xc wagons

Didn't realize you were a family man, mocat.

i don't have any children (except my dog LOL) but i do seem to always be hauling crap or tailgating or camping or whatever and i can't go back to a sedan now

also i don't put many miles on per year so gas mileage does not matter at all to me
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Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2019, 02:29:38 PM
Yeah, no crap. Mrs Dave drives that many in 2 years.


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Post by: mocat on June 03, 2019, 02:30:53 PM
I had a 2012 Grand Cherokee Limited and loved it. Perfect size.


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yes the GC is in the mix
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Post by: Dlew12 on June 03, 2019, 02:47:14 PM
You know what J.E.E.P. stands for right?




Just Empty Ever Pocket

 :lol:
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Post by: mocat on June 03, 2019, 02:51:47 PM
what about

The One You Ought To Avoid

?

 :ohno:
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Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 03, 2019, 02:53:04 PM
my 05 with 150k needs a new AC and this is the last straw for me. would have liked to squeeze another year out of it but it wasn't meant to be. car shopping is super fun and also the worst thing in the world

What kind of car are you looking for?

jeeps and 4runners. i've been in a car-based awd crossover for 7 years and it's like just give me the real thing now please

i also like volvo xc wagons

Didn't realize you were a family man, mocat.

i don't have any children (except my dog LOL) but i do seem to always be hauling crap or tailgating or camping or whatever and i can't go back to a sedan now

also i don't put many miles on per year so gas mileage does not matter at all to me

Oops, Wrangler . .  no Cherokee
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Post by: mocat on June 03, 2019, 02:55:41 PM
Oops, Wrangler . .  no Cherokee

that makes more sense. cherokees look like rental cars imo

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Post by: IPA4Me on June 03, 2019, 02:57:09 PM
New Cherokees are cheap crap IMO. Had a couple different rentals (^^^ as noted above). They sucked.
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Post by: chum1 on June 03, 2019, 03:03:38 PM
The list of non-truck vehicles for serious off-roading that almost no one actually does is very short. Wrangler, 4Runner, Land Rover (?), 2020 Bronco.
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Post by: mocat on June 03, 2019, 03:13:07 PM
coloradoans (?) drive their crosstreks absolutely everywhere, it's astounding
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Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2019, 03:13:19 PM
I had a 1997 Wrangler Sahara in college and it was so horny. Top, doors, anything off. It was a hornwagon.


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Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2019, 03:13:45 PM
That was my favorite sled OAT.


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Post by: mocat on June 03, 2019, 03:15:40 PM
got dang that sounds fun
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Post by: mocat on June 03, 2019, 03:16:13 PM
no way i would have been able to safely wield all that horn power in college
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Post by: chum1 on June 03, 2019, 03:18:26 PM
See, I've been considering just getting BOTH a Crosstrek AND a used Wrangler for about the same as I'd pay for a Grand Cherokee or 4Runner.
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Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2019, 03:23:19 PM
Do that imo


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Post by: puniraptor on June 03, 2019, 05:53:32 PM
junked my 1995 323i and picked up a 2005 116i
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Post by: IPA4Me on June 03, 2019, 06:42:02 PM
Well crap. Wrecked the Impala today.  Now shopping for something else.

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Post by: WillieWatanabe on June 03, 2019, 08:49:24 PM
I had a 2012 Grand Cherokee Limited and loved it. Perfect size.


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wife has a 2014 GC Summit. Highly recommend to anyone
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Post by: 8manpick on June 04, 2019, 07:19:54 AM
Well crap. Wrecked the Impala today.  Now shopping for something else.

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I think you have to get a new Cherokee now
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Post by: Pete on June 11, 2019, 09:24:50 AM
I am starting to shop for a car to buy next spring/summer. I sold my BMW (was filled with guilt on that purchase because I wasn’t investing as much as I should) and have been driving a car that I will give to my daughter next Spring.  Anyone have any good idea on used cars that have a boat load of options?  I have never bought new, and don't plan to start now. I want adaptive cruise control, a really big info screen thing, heated seats, heated steering wheel, smart key, the works.  Kinda eyeballing Hyundai and Kia...never thought I'd say that! Also, I don't care about SUV's so I'd rather not pay extra for an SUV vs car.
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Post by: Spracne on June 11, 2019, 09:33:20 AM
Tesla Model S.
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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 11, 2019, 09:37:32 AM
SUV but I was in a Kia SUV Rental and it impressed me quite a bit. I've read that they decided to upgrade quality in the new models and this thing was quiet as crap on the highway and had all the features you listed. Definitely changed my mind about Kia.
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Post by: Pete on June 11, 2019, 09:45:14 AM
Tesla Model S.

Too pricey
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Post by: Pete on June 11, 2019, 09:48:24 AM
SUV but I was in a Kia SUV Rental and it impressed me quite a bit. I've read that they decided to upgrade quality in the new models and this thing was quiet as crap on the highway and had all the features you listed. Definitely changed my mind about Kia.

IKNOWRITE!

I am seriously considering an Optima SXL, for example.  That K900 is badass but only RWD AND KANSAS WINTERS OMG!

I am in old man land now on cars.  I want the options that I want, a very comfy and quiet ride, reliable,  and I no longer give two fucks about “brand” from a coolness perspective. 
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Post by: pissclams on June 11, 2019, 10:05:45 AM
sounds like pete is looking for a 1978 camero
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Post by: IPA4Me on June 11, 2019, 10:55:15 AM
Toyota Avalon would suit your needs.
 
Should be able to grab a three year old model for a good price.

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Post by: tdaver on June 11, 2019, 12:53:50 PM
Going to need a new family hauler ASAP.  Give me some suggestions.  Must haves are AWD and three row seating.
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Post by: sonofdaxjones on June 11, 2019, 01:02:49 PM
Going to need a new family hauler ASAP.  Give me some suggestions.  Must haves are AWD and three row seating.

Neighbor works for a Toyota dealership and always bringing home cars, he brought home a new Highlander which was nice.   A friend got a new Honda Pilot which he likes.
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Post by: Skipper44 on June 11, 2019, 02:16:05 PM
Going to need a new family hauler ASAP.  Give me some suggestions.  Must haves are AWD and three row seating.
Explorer Sport or Platinum w/ the twin turbo V6 is easily the best performance/$ - Platinum is about $50k and I think you can get a sport around $45k
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Post by: pissclams on June 11, 2019, 02:35:28 PM
$50k on a ford?  come on broheim
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Post by: steve dave on June 11, 2019, 02:52:58 PM
Going to need a new family hauler ASAP.  Give me some suggestions.  Must haves are AWD and three row seating.

I have an 2018 Armada (graphite color, 30k’ish miles) and it is too big. It also drinks gas like it’s crazed for booze and the gas is booze. Can’t park it without doing like 5 point turnabouts. It’s giant and comfy and feels fancy (for a Nissan), and powerful AF (395 hp, can tow 8,500) and I’m willing to part with it to you for a very fair price so slide into those DMs. I’m going to get a medium sized SUV instead like I should have when I bought this giant thing.


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Post by: chum1 on June 11, 2019, 02:57:48 PM
Redesign of the Grand Cherokee comes out in the fall (or thereabouts). First redesign since 2010!
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Post by: Skipper44 on June 11, 2019, 03:21:53 PM
$50k on a ford?  come on broheim
eh, its only a couple grand more than the equivalent Highlander but the extra 100 ft-lbs of torque is priceless for victory at the LeMans on 135th
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Post by: Skipper44 on June 11, 2019, 03:30:59 PM
SUV but I was in a Kia SUV Rental and it impressed me quite a bit. I've read that they decided to upgrade quality in the new models and this thing was quiet as crap on the highway and had all the features you listed. Definitely changed my mind about Kia.

IKNOWRITE!

I am seriously considering an Optima SXL, for example.  That K900 is badass but only RWD AND KANSAS WINTERS OMG!

I am in old man land now on cars.  I want the options that I want, a very comfy and quiet ride, reliable,  and I no longer give two fucks about “brand” from a coolness perspective.
Hyundai Genesis 80 with AWD like this one is hard to beat - even better if you can find a private sale as they have 4/50k full warranty and 10/100k powertrain standardhttps://www.carmax.com/car/17262951 (https://www.carmax.com/car/17262951)
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Post by: tdaver on June 11, 2019, 05:45:04 PM
Going to need a new family hauler ASAP.  Give me some suggestions.  Must haves are AWD and three row seating.

I have an 2018 Armada (graphite color, 30k’ish miles) and it is too big. It also drinks gas like it’s crazed for booze and the gas is booze. Can’t park it without doing like 5 point turnabouts. It’s giant and comfy and feels fancy (for a Nissan), and powerful AF (395 hp, can tow 8,500) and I’m willing to part with it to you for a very fair price so slide into those DMs. I’m going to get a medium sized SUV instead like I should have when I bought this giant thing.


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Not going to get tied down with a boat like that.  Looking more at the Ascent, Highlander, Pilot types.
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Post by: mocat on June 11, 2019, 06:26:42 PM
The new passport is kinda cool
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Post by: Chingon on June 11, 2019, 07:35:18 PM
Can't go wrong with an Outback. 
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Post by: Pete on June 11, 2019, 07:35:54 PM
SUV but I was in a Kia SUV Rental and it impressed me quite a bit. I've read that they decided to upgrade quality in the new models and this thing was quiet as crap on the highway and had all the features you listed. Definitely changed my mind about Kia.

IKNOWRITE!

I am seriously considering an Optima SXL, for example.  That K900 is badass but only RWD AND KANSAS WINTERS OMG!

I am in old man land now on cars.  I want the options that I want, a very comfy and quiet ride, reliable,  and I no longer give two fucks about “brand” from a coolness perspective.
Hyundai Genesis 80 with AWD like this one is hard to beat - even better if you can find a private sale as they have 4/50k full warranty and 10/100k powertrain standardhttps://www.carmax.com/car/17262951 (https://www.carmax.com/car/17262951)

Yep, the Genesis (prolly a 2015 or 2016) is the leader in the clubhouse for me.  They have more options than you can shake a stick at.
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Post by: TheHamburglar on June 11, 2019, 10:30:43 PM
I'm about to hit 225k on my Corolla.  After changing 2 ignition coils and the alternator I think I'll hit 300k. The hardest part might be paying to put new tires on a car with over 250k.
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Post by: WonderMeal on June 11, 2019, 11:23:50 PM
Need to buy a new-to-her sedan for @MrsWondermeal. She wants a hybrid (~40+ mpg), only drives in the city to and from work. Will probably go with a Fusion Hybrid from a rental car sales place because we can buy it online and be done with it. Have done this before and had no issues.

We both feel very Pete-ish about cars, and will take any other recommendos.
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Post by: steve dave on June 12, 2019, 06:38:26 AM
If you buy a former rental be aware that it has been driven and treated like a rental


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Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on June 12, 2019, 08:18:49 AM
My second car was a former rental convertible mustang  :drool:

I test drove a 16 fusion and it's a very fun car but ultimately too cramped for me. Then I went to the 16 taurus and liked it a lot. Extremely comfortable and great ride (one of the best Uber cars from a passenger standpoint too). Was trying to downsize and ended up getting an explorer anyway, but would definitely reco either of those.
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Post by: pissclams on June 12, 2019, 09:01:28 AM
the idea that former rental cars are more risky than non-rentals is a myth.  these are cars that are maintained more regularly than non-rentals and the large majority of people aren't taking them off-road and doing flips and stuff.


if i was looking to move cargo, i would look at the audi all road
i know, a station wagon clams?!!  but they're pretty dope, so anyway
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Post by: meow meow on June 12, 2019, 09:14:09 AM
i love ramping crap with rental cars.  curbs, speed bumps, you name it.
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Post by: Brock Landers on June 12, 2019, 09:14:35 AM
I'm about to hit 225k on my Corolla.  After changing 2 ignition coils and the alternator I think I'll hit 300k. The hardest part might be paying to put new tires on a car with over 250k.

My Camry hit 225k last month and the rear struts are pretty much shot.  Any chance I'm replacing those now?  Hell naw.  I did put new tires and an alternator in it last year tho, that's probably all the care it's going to get other than oil changes.
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Post by: kslim on June 12, 2019, 09:26:51 AM
we bought a new subaru cross trek last year after my repeated "we need something bigger once the kids start sports" low and behold she looks at me after softball practice last night and sure as crap says "we should have gotten something a little bigger huh?" rough ridin' women
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Post by: mocat on June 12, 2019, 09:42:44 AM
rental cars are generally gross and there's a reason they get rid of them after 1 year and 40k miles or whatever, but by all means go be richard gere in pretty woman
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Post by: steve dave on June 12, 2019, 10:04:11 AM
we bought a new subaru cross trek last year after my repeated "we need something bigger once the kids start sports" low and behold she looks at me after softball practice last night and sure as crap says "we should have gotten something a little bigger huh?" rough ridin' women

Classic broad with a vagina move here


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Post by: mocat on June 12, 2019, 10:05:50 AM
if i was looking to move cargo, i would look at the audi all road
i know, a station wagon clams?!!  but they're pretty dope, so anyway

these are great. also the volvo v60 xc
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Post by: tdaver on June 12, 2019, 10:23:57 AM
we bought a new subaru cross trek last year after my repeated "we need something bigger once the kids start sports" low and behold she looks at me after softball practice last night and sure as crap says "we should have gotten something a little bigger huh?" rough ridin' women

How is a crosstrek bigger than what you had?  Were you driving a mini?
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Post by: kslim on June 12, 2019, 10:45:23 AM
we bought a new subaru cross trek last year after my repeated "we need something bigger once the kids start sports" low and behold she looks at me after softball practice last night and sure as crap says "we should have gotten something a little bigger huh?" rough ridin' women

How is a crosstrek bigger than what you had?  Were you driving a mini?
its four seats with little storage space, its not big at all

(https://mystrongad.com/seo-specials/som-crosstrek-specials.jpg)

we had a chevy traverse
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Post by: tdaver on June 12, 2019, 12:13:31 PM
Now I get it.  I thought you were saying the crosstrek was your “something bigger” but turned out to be not big enough (hence my WTF?), not that she vetoed something bigger and got the crosstrek instead.
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Post by: wELLsculptedbrows on June 13, 2019, 12:23:18 PM
i'm one of the best car negotiators and purchasers of anyone that i know.  probably the best in the united states ((am the best)).    :cool:

Please provide insight as to how I should negotiate the purchase of a new Honda ... Insight.

TIA
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Post by: Dr Rick Daris on June 13, 2019, 02:35:35 PM
The new passport is kinda cool

totally totaled my car over the weekend. went with mocat's advice here and got a passport.
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Post by: 8manpick on June 13, 2019, 02:37:46 PM
The new passport is kinda cool

totally totaled my car over the weekend. went with mocat's advice here and got a passport.
Hope everyone is okay in the RowdyyBoy family
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Post by: Dr Rick Daris on June 13, 2019, 03:09:14 PM
The new passport is kinda cool

totally totaled my car over the weekend. went with mocat's advice here and got a passport.
Hope everyone is okay in the RowdyyBoy family


apparently it isn't. i did not get a passport. i got a pilot. tbi from accident? drugs?
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Post by: 8manpick on June 13, 2019, 03:34:19 PM
You could probably return it for the passport still
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Post by: DaBigTrain on November 09, 2019, 09:00:55 AM
:frown:

$7k for a new transmission seems like a crap shoot. So I’m in the market now for a new whip.
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Post by: mocat on November 09, 2019, 09:52:01 AM
That's not what crap shoot means
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Post by: DaBigTrain on November 09, 2019, 01:26:13 PM
That's not what crap shoot means

There’s not many people that can organically get a nickname that truly sticks and defines who they are.  You sure do fit into that category tho Chodecat
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Post by: meow meow on November 09, 2019, 01:27:50 PM
Had to double take and realize tbt is now wacky 1.5
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Post by: Spracne on November 09, 2019, 02:43:36 PM
Lol
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Post by: Institutional Control on November 09, 2019, 03:00:07 PM
Somebody check IP addresses!


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Post by: pissclams on November 10, 2019, 10:59:37 AM
:frown:

$7k for a new transmission seems like a crap shoot. So I’m in the market now for a new whip.
that blows,
what are you thinking about getting
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Post by: DaBigTrain on November 10, 2019, 11:15:11 AM
:frown:

$7k for a new transmission seems like a crap shoot. So I’m in the market now for a new whip.
that blows,
what are you thinking about getting

Yeah it does, the ‘clams mobile I had I thought would last longer than a year. I’m picking up my new ‘clams mobile on Wednesday tho. :D