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Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,559
    well, my initial impression was too expensive, but that one does look super nice, and the GT-S is the model too have. Too bad about the AT though...

    but, if you want one, that looks like the one to have. maybe you can shave a bit off, but if you want one for 1/2 that price, expect a rat.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 6,005
    "...I can retire from the 2nd job..."

    As someone who's had 2 jobs since 1984 I hope you get your wish. So many people aren't willing to work even one job any more. My hat is off to you.

    I forget, what car do you use for the delivery job. I was going to suggest to my son a similar job but he drives a Buick LaSabre. His 3.8L can get 30mpg on long trips but local delivery would be less.

    2009 PT Cruiser, 2008 Eclipse, 1995 Mark VIII, 1988 GMC Van

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 6,005
    edited January 2013
    "...low miled, babied, never seen rain..."

    You're singing my song. Is this the guy in Amsterdam? I might be up for a drive.

    The S2000 rides like a school bus and I'd have to get in with a shoe horn but that's one heck of a Honda.

    2009 PT Cruiser, 2008 Eclipse, 1995 Mark VIII, 1988 GMC Van

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,559
    at this point, to keep the fleet afloat I might need to be looking for a 2nd job. Really couldn't see being a delivery guy though.

    what I really need is a job I can do from home during the day, while I am getting paid to do my "real" job. There is always some down time in there, that I should be able to use more productively than watching episodes of Graveyard Carz and wheeler dealers off the DVR!

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,559
    the shoehorn part (and pinchy side bolsters) along with the low slung aspect are what put me off it. Well, that and coming up with the $. I did ask if he would do BHPH but he did not bite!

    But, yeah, this is in Amsterdam. And he is OCD about cars, so I can guarantee if you want one of these, this one should be high on the list!

    silver over the red leather. Probably about 30K on the clock, if that. And "in the wrapper" as the saying goes.

    not sure of the price though, but not expecting it to be cheap. And he did give my over BIL (his brother) dibs too. That one said he is interested, but I cant possibly see it working logistically or financially for a bunch of reasons. Plus, he is a big guy, and I am not sure 6'1", at least 240 is going to work too well in that!

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,000
    "what I really need is a job I can do from home during the day, while I am getting paid to do my "real" job."

    Just outsource your own job overseas like this guy did.
  • There are 5 Leafs that park in the garage where I leave my C30 across the street from my apartment -- they are there in the morning when I leave for work but gone when I get home at night, so I assume they are commuters either for the express bus to downtown Seattle or for the business district near my apartment.

    Either way, I seem to be seeing them all over around Seattle. More hybrids as well, but no surprise there. Like you, Stick, I never let either of the cars in the fleet get below 1/4 of a tank and leave home to get to the airport so I have 2 hours when I get there. The range anxiety thing is not something I'd be willing to deal with.
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 6,005
    I looked up that vehicle here on Edmunds. You said it was the first model year which means it's a 2000MY with 30k miles. In outstanding condition Edmunds say private party is slightly over $7500. That's not a bad price. It actually seems low relatively speaking. I mean people are asking $8k for a 2000 Celica.

    I wonder if the electric company would understand me not paying the bill for a few months?

    2009 PT Cruiser, 2008 Eclipse, 1995 Mark VIII, 1988 GMC Van

  • au1994au1994 Posts: 732
    Put me down for an even 30. I will even contribute one myself. The lease on my 328i coupe is up at the end of the summer so I'll be in the market, but aren't we always??

    2013 335i Sport Line Alpine White over Coral Red w/Black Trim

    2005 330cic ZHP Monaco Blue over Natural Brown w/Black Trim

  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,476
    One will be mine.
    - Ray
    Lease up on the BMW
    before year end...
  • michaellmichaell Posts: 4,300
    My pizza delivery car is an '06 Saturn ION with 83K miles. Cosmetically not in the greatest shape but everything works and I get 23-25 MPG in what is mostly city driving.

    As far as second jobs go, this one isn't too bad. $5.25/hr plus tips plus $.75 for each delivery. Over 4.5 years I've averaged $16.49/hr all in. Not too many jobs where you work 10-15 hours a week at that pay rate. I'm averaging about $565/mo in tips + delivery fee alone ... the $5.25/hr pay goes directly into a savings account.

    We have a new driver at work who alternates between a Ford F-150 and a 4-door Jeep Wrangler (jacked up on what look to be 33-35" tires). I gotta believe the LeSabre will get better mileage than either one of those.

    I've separated the punch list into 2012 and 2013 ... so, I'll need y'all to tell me about what you bought / leased and when you acquired it. I know andre got the Ram last year ... and breld the X3 and A5. Need specifics and dates.

    Updated Information (along with more punch guesses for 2013):

    2012 Punch List:
    03/22/12 nyccarguy 2011 BMW 328xi (lease)
    12/17/12 mark156 2013 Honda CR-V EXL w/ nav
    12/23/12 anon 2013 Honda Accord

    2013 Punch List:
    01/08/13 breld 2011 BMW 335xi
    01/11/13 steine13 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT (lease)
    01/15/13 breld 2010 BMW 328xi wagon
    01/18/13 qbrozen 2013 Nissan Leaf (lease)
    01/19/13 anon 2013 Toyota Sienna (lease)

    Punch guesses:
    Michaell 15-17
    Stickguy 25
    Qbrozen 28
    Au1994 30
    Nyccarguy 38
    Ateixeira 40
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    edited January 2013
    hmmm... 2012... I think that was a light year after 4 in 2011 and 5 in 2010. Only the '98 Volvo. I'm not sure the exact date. It was September.

    EDIT: oops. I was wrong. It was August 5, according to my post in this forum.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • michaellmichaell Posts: 4,300
    edited January 2013
    Added q's Volvo to the 2012 punches:

    2012 Punch List:
    03/22/12 nyccarguy 2011 BMW 328xi (lease)
    08/05/12 qbrozen 1998 Volvo S70
    12/17/12 mark156 2013 Honda CR-V EXL w/ nav
    12/23/12 anon 2013 Honda Accord

    2013 Punch List:
    01/08/13 breld 2011 BMW 335xi
    01/11/13 steine13 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT (lease)
    01/15/13 breld 2010 BMW 328xi wagon
    01/18/13 qbrozen 2013 Nissan Leaf (lease)
    01/19/13 anon 2013 Toyota Sienna (lease)

    Punch guesses:
    Michaell 15-17
    Stickguy 25
    Qbrozen 28
    Au1994 30
    Nyccarguy 38
    Ateixeira 40
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    That engine NEEDS the stick, if any car does.
  • breldbreld Posts: 1,120
    We had 4 in 2012:

    2/15/12 2012 BMW X3
    2/28/12 2009 Honda Odyssey
    7/31/12 2011 Audi A5
    8/20/12 2007 VW Beetle (for daughter)

    I do have a goal to stick with the 2 we've already bought in 2013 and leave it at that.

    2014 Passat - 2010 328xi M-sport wagon manual - 2008 A3 - 2009 Ody

  • michaellmichaell Posts: 4,300
    Thanks, breld! You planning on attending the Denver Auto Show this year?

    Added breld's punches from 2012:

    2012 Punch List:
    02/15/12 breld 2012 BMW X3
    02/28/12 breld 2009 Honda Odyssey
    03/22/12 nyccarguy 2011 BMW 328xi (lease)
    07/31/12 breld 2011 Audi A5
    08/05/12 qbrozen 1998 Volvo S70
    08/20/12 breld 2007 VW Beetle
    12/17/12 mark156 2013 Honda CR-V EXL w/ nav
    12/23/12 anon 2013 Honda Accord

    2013 Punch List:
    01/08/13 breld 2011 BMW 335xi
    01/11/13 steine13 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT (lease)
    01/15/13 breld 2010 BMW 328xi wagon
    01/18/13 qbrozen 2013 Nissan Leaf (lease)
    01/19/13 anon 2013 Toyota Sienna (lease)

    Punch guesses:
    Michaell 15-17
    Stickguy 25
    Qbrozen 28
    Au1994 30
    Nyccarguy 38
    Ateixeira 40
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,476
    Please add my guess = 39?
    Thanks!
    - Ray
    38 + mine, late in the year.....
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,194
    Bought a new 2012 Buick LaCrosse AWD in November.
  • michaellmichaell Posts: 4,300
    Updated:

    2012 Punch List:
    02/15/12 breld 2012 BMW X3
    02/28/12 breld 2009 Honda Odyssey
    03/22/12 nyccarguy 2011 BMW 328xi (lease)
    07/31/12 breld 2011 Audi A5
    08/05/12 qbrozen 1998 Volvo S70
    08/20/12 breld 2007 VW Beetle
    11/xx/12 jayrider 2012 Buick LaCrosse AWD
    12/17/12 mark156 2013 Honda CR-V EXL w/ nav
    12/23/12 anon 2013 Honda Accord

    2013 Punch List:
    01/08/13 breld 2011 BMW 335xi
    01/11/13 steine13 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT (lease)
    01/15/13 breld 2010 BMW 328xi wagon
    01/18/13 qbrozen 2013 Nissan Leaf (lease)
    01/19/13 anon 2013 Toyota Sienna (lease)

    Punch guesses for 2013:
    Michaell 15-17
    Stickguy 25
    Qbrozen 28
    Au1994 30
    Nyccarguy 38
    Rayainsw 39
    Ateixeira 40
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,559
    my 3 (or 4?)

    2/15/12 - 2007 Volvo S40
    8/31/12 - 2013 Acura RDX AWD
    *9/12/12 - Took the first RDX back, and got the one they were supposed to give us, so count the 2 as 1 punch.
    12/21/12 - 2000 Acura Integra LS

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

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