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The SteveDave's of the world should be looking at slightly used luxury vehicles.

I just picked up a 2007 Lexus ES 350 for $8,500 cash.  It had 26K miles on it.

Damn, jealous.  Those older Lexus will run forever too.
Am also jealous. Pretty amazing to find a 13yo car with only 26K miles. Little old lady who kept it in her garage all the time?

i mean.  it's a lexus es 350. what are the chances that the previous owner isn't a 90 year old grandma, is less than zero possible in this case?

The es 350 is pretty common family car in Joco.  My guess is that the LS would be a more likely old lady car....husband dies and she just keeps driving it to church/temple, etc.

CarFax indicates family inheritance and quick trade.

Except for a scratch on the back bumper (appt next week) and some road rash on the wheels (deciding between local refurb or just ordering refurb'd wheels) car is in perfect condition.

Very jealous.  I would buy that car.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: $100
« on: February 26, 2021, 10:57:46 AM »
Wow, amazing thread.  :love:

If I had $100 I would buy an 31" extender to my battery powered yard tool system (e.g. pole saw).  Spring is around the corner, guys.

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: Tiger's back
« on: February 25, 2021, 01:48:22 PM »
Yeah, they're talking about the pain meds he was most likely prescribed!

Yep, and still not legal to drive on prescribed meds of that sort.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
« on: February 25, 2021, 05:44:19 AM »
Don't know how obtainable they are because they never sold a whole lot in the US, but:


looks like a european ford escort

Merkur XR4Ti

Built on the same platform as the Ford Tempo/Mercury Topaz but with cool ground efx and that kick ass wing in the back, plus it was turbo'd so it went like a bat outta hell.  In Europe it was called the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth but when Ford brought it to the US they couldn't call it that because of the GMC Sierra truck and Olds Cutlass Ciera.

Ford sold two different cars in the US under the Merkur badge, the XR4Ti (which, if sold today would retail at around $40k) and a midsized sedan called the Scorpio (roughly $60k).  Neither were very popular, probably due to the high price and also they were basically just Fords built in Germany.

Semi-interesting side note...the production staff on the popular 90's Jim Rome radio show was known as "The XR4Ti".  I believe Rome had one of these automotive masterpieces when he was in college.

He did and so did one of his producers back in the day. He still calls them the XR4Ti Crew.

He talked about how he basically wrote a business case to convince his dad that Jim should be able to get this car or something, and then the thing caught fire or melted down or something dramatic like that.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: New To Investing Thread
« on: February 24, 2021, 09:01:42 PM »
Jesus. We really are going to recreate the roaring speculating 20’s and the subsequent unfortunate 30’s, aren’t we.

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In the late 80's my dad bought a 1964 Chevy Belair from an old lady in Lyndon KS, which had 50,000 miles on it and we thought was pretty amazing at the time.

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: Tiger's back
« on: February 24, 2021, 05:13:33 PM »
It's a quote I read from the la county sheriff

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Sheriff Villanueva said only that Woods appeared to be driving at a “greater speed than normal” and that he did not seem to be impaired by drugs or alcohol. He added that because Woods did not seem impaired, “there was no effort to draw blood, for example, at the hospital.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/23/sports/golf/car-crash-tiger-woods-injuries.html

My guess is that there are a lot of people at Nike, etc. who are very happy that they did not draw blood.

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The SteveDave's of the world should be looking at slightly used luxury vehicles.

I just picked up a 2007 Lexus ES 350 for $8,500 cash.  It had 26K miles on it.

Damn, jealous.  Those older Lexus will run forever too.
Am also jealous. Pretty amazing to find a 13yo car with only 26K miles. Little old lady who kept it in her garage all the time?

i mean.  it's a lexus es 350. what are the chances that the previous owner isn't a 90 year old grandma, is less than zero possible in this case?

The es 350 is pretty common family car in Joco.  My guess is that the LS would be a more likely old lady car....husband dies and she just keeps driving it to church/temple, etc.

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The SteveDave's of the world should be looking at slightly used luxury vehicles.

I just picked up a 2007 Lexus ES 350 for $8,500 cash.  It had 26K miles on it.

Damn, jealous.  Those older Lexus will run forever too.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
« on: February 23, 2021, 10:56:46 AM »
Both the 90's Lincoln Continental and Town Car are tremendous.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Shows that have you by the balls, or vag...
« on: February 22, 2021, 08:49:25 PM »
Watched the first Ep of the Flight Attendant. Don't know yet. Got dark pretty quick and a bit silly. Mrs. SF wasn't that into it so we will see if we continue.

I bailed after the first one.  Watching some stressed out anxious alcoholic gal make horrible decisions <> fun.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
« on: February 22, 2021, 03:14:50 PM »
How would you bring in tailgating supplies? Drones?

That's what you put into the truck that you are tailgating next to.  See, the Smart car is merely to hold the spot next to the truck.  I suppose a Motor Cycle might work for this too, but sometimes they don't let motor cycles take up a whole spot and force them into a special area.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
« on: February 22, 2021, 11:59:40 AM »
Or, get two smart cars and go around parking them in one parking stall.  really just out there sticking it to the man.

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wrong thread, smart car talk in the other thread.  my bad.

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Or, get two smart cars and go around parking them in one parking stall.  really just out there sticking it to the man.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
« on: February 22, 2021, 11:57:56 AM »
I also think it would be fun to get a cheap Smart car.

You'd get more use out of a nice golf cart.

I'd use them for about the same purpose, probably.  :lol:

However, I've always wondered it it would partner well with tailgating.  You could pull it all the way into a spot right beside a regular truck, and then have all this room for tailgating behind the smart car.

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Thinking about getting a car. Wrangler maybe, IDK? It’s snowed like 2 feet here in the last two weeks and not melted so snow ability is necessary. Probably only drive a couple times a week, and not that many miles. Grocery store, golf course, gym basically. Wife has an SUV, we’ve had one car between us for 6 years, but I’d like to get a second.

I got a rav4 a couple of years ago and love it.

- Not super expensive
- its a toyota so it's reliable as F
- AWD so no issue in snow/dirt roads
- Perfect size between a car and not a giant SUV or Truck

i believe all this to be true but at the same time could never purchase or own or even just drive a rav4 because of the name. rav4? uh not thanks kimmie nicole.

The newer Rav4's look kinda tough :dunno:

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
« on: February 22, 2021, 11:51:34 AM »
I also think it would be fun to get a cheap Smart car. 

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Ugly, totally obtainable cars you want
« on: February 22, 2021, 11:45:36 AM »
I really want a Miata, but I do not think they are ugly.   :don'tcare: 

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Recent motion picture viewing - Add your own!
« on: February 22, 2021, 11:40:48 AM »
I saw Tenet and holy eff did I need subtitles. My head was already spinning because of how crazy the concept is, and then trying to follow the storyline on top of this crazy world Nolan built was overwhelming. Will watch again because of how much is revealed towards the middle and end of the movie, but hot damn. Still fun as eff just for the visuals and concept.

We watched Tenet last night, with sub-titles, and we rewound like 100 times to try and understand stuff better.   :lol:  It was a fun show, but made me feel dumb.

Actually my brain made me feel dumb, but the show was still fun.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Recent motion picture viewing - Add your own!
« on: February 22, 2021, 11:40:11 AM »
I saw Tenet and holy eff did I need subtitles. My head was already spinning because of how crazy the concept is, and then trying to follow the storyline on top of this crazy world Nolan built was overwhelming. Will watch again because of how much is revealed towards the middle and end of the movie, but hot damn. Still fun as eff just for the visuals and concept.

We watched Tenet last night, with sub-titles, and we rewound like 100 times to try and understand stuff better.   :lol:  It was a fun show, but made me feel dumb. 

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Signs of getting old
« on: February 20, 2021, 11:17:45 AM »
New slippers arrived from Amazon and it was the most excited I’ve been in weeks

Mine arrived Tuesday!

I am officially old, because I too get really excited about slippers.  I bought these at the start of Covid and they are wonderful.  I wear them as house slippers and also to the grocery store, etc. 

https://www.allbirds.com/products/mens-wool-loungers

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Kansas State Football / Re: Chris Dawson
« on: February 19, 2021, 06:22:06 PM »
Imagine making $400k to just stroll in and crank the App’ For Destruc’ cd each morning. Dream gig.


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I mean, I SUPPOSE, you probably have to have an assistant keep a spreadsheet up to date or something.  Have to know who has earned t-shirts or calendar pics or whatever.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: New To Investing Thread
« on: February 19, 2021, 12:18:37 PM »
this thread's evolution from taxadvantaged bogleheads to daytrading cryptobros has been a trip.

Still a boglehead  :don'tcare:

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Kansas State Football / Re: How good is Will Howard???
« on: February 19, 2021, 06:25:48 AM »
So, good news.  Indy is closer than Philly, so our search for adequate backup quarterback recruits might have just taken a turn for the better! 

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