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Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

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  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    That 68 Mustang has to be the same one I saw parked on RT 73 the other day with a for sale sign on it.

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,644
    Taxing rebates is normal for leases, in most states. It's treated just like a down payment.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    $199 a month is about 3 fill ups so yeah, free car almost.

    Crazy. They are really gambling on demand for used EVs but that's there risk, not yours.
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 6,470
    "...she wants a cooler car..."

    Around here pharmacists are making $75k right out of school. Let her buy her own cool car and maybe one for you too. ;)

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 6,470
    edited January 2013
    Torino--other than being the wrong color it looks just like the one on TV. And you said you didn't like orange cars.

    Miata---Sounds like it needs a lot of work but those cars go for crazy prices.

    Mustang---that is one of the best years for Mustangs. Not a bad price but what's the milage? Could be someone's burned out hot rod.

    Dart---take it from me, if the brake lines are rusted it has more than "some" rust.

    Mustang---looks like a complete restoration. Call Gas Monkey Garage.

    Cop car---my buddy used to buy them at the state auction. He spent more time under them than in them. Those cars lead very rough lives.

    Cheap drop top---such a good buy that it sold already. What was it?

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 6,470
    "...somebody should be jailed..."

    How about this:

    http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/3441305401.html

    Death penalty?

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

  • dieselonedieselone Posts: 5,650
    Checked out fine at the dealer, but they are all freaked out that it needs a new oil pan gasket, or the world as we know if might come to an end.

    of course, they tell him at the end, after the oil was changed, instead of asking prior if we wanted to drop the pan! So by then, it would involve another visit anyway.

    I looked in the road where he has been parking, and it looks dry. So my guess, it is seeping but not enough to really matter.


    My Ford dealer told me my Expedition needs a front differential seal. That was 3 years and 60k miles ago and it hasn't left a drop of oil on the garage floor yet. Sure, you can see where there has been some seepage, but not enough to make a drop. I'm not losing any sleep over it;)
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,115
    Used Leafs appear to be going for around $21-23k on eBay. Many of them have very, very low mileage. Not sure I would buy one without a battery health report from the Nissan dealer, though. Also, there is no charging infrastructure in my state, so I'd only be able to use it as a local car.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,458
    it actually looked familiar to me too, but it could have been that I saw it on CL in the past.

    I like looking at the local cars, and figuring out where the pics were taken. Sometimes I have seem them already.

    The best was the Volvo I just missed out on that from the pix, I knew was parked outside the repair shop my daughter's boyfriends father owns.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (daughter stole that one), and 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,458
    the work on the miata I don't think was that bad. New windshield is pretty cheap, and the other stuff could be DIY IIRC.

    the droptop was a Cavalier that did not look too bad. Maybe a '95? But for $995, how much can you expect?

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (daughter stole that one), and 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again)

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 6,470
    That Miata is looking better. This is what you get for $2000 in my area:

    http://albany.craigslist.org/cto/3541126951.html

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

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,481
    That Miata is looking better. This is what you get for $2000 in my area:

    In 1993 I paid $1500 for a 1984 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe(with three pedals of course ;) ). It was pretty clean over all- and a friend opined that "If you pay $1500 for a car and it is all one color, then you got a great deal."

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,713
    A 5-speed 84 Turbo? That has to be stupendously rare today.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,458
    a "little" rust? Only by scankytown standards (I spent 4 years in Schenectady.)

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (daughter stole that one), and 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again)

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,481
    A 5-speed 84 Turbo? That has to be stupendously rare today.

    I'd say so; it was actually a very nice car for it's time. I sold it to the son of a friend in 1998 and he loved it- and still has it.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,481
    edited January 2013
    1997 328is

    Owned by a local CCA member...

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,458
    looks nice for the money, even if I don't know what have the stuff is.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (daughter stole that one), and 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again)

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,577
    I've always loved the E36 coupe. That's the car that made me fall in love with BMWs.

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,115
    Too many mods for my taste, but on the plus side, you can wear a different set of wheels and tires to work every day.
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 6,470
    "...only by scankytown standards..."

    Ha ha locally it's known as Scamectady because of all the title flippers. :lemon:

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,325
    Was thinking about it yesterday and I think taxing the rebate is probably right. HOWEVER, I wonder if it matters what the rebate is. For instance, a customer rebate? Yes. But a manufacturer-to-dealer rebate? No. At least, that's what I would think proper.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,325
    100k warranty on the battery.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,458
    I would say at least 95K more than you will need!

    and in Joisey, rebates to the customer have always been taxed. They are netted out of the deal after the taxes are figured (kind of like your DP). But getting into a dealer incentive is not, since that goes into the dealer selling price.

    Thinking back, with all the new cars I have bought over the years, I don't think I have gotten one that had an actual rebate.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (daughter stole that one), and 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again)

  • We are convinced this Odyssey is jinxed so we are hunting for a new family hauler. Our 1st choice was another used Odyssey, preferably a 2008-2010 EX with less than 50k. They are surprisingly hard to find and the ones we do find are near $20,000-$23,000 ... Seems high to us.

    So we are now looking at a 2013 Sienna. They have a $269 lease deal right now which seems like a good deal. Just not sure which way to go.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,458
    I can't keep up. Didn't you just get rid of 1 odyssey for a different one? And now the new one is bothering you?

    What exactly is wrong to make you think it is jinxed? mechanical failures (could just be a bad unit) or extraneous items like accidents (in which case you are making it up!)?

    Better off with a cheap lease most likely, since a nice low-mile used one that old is going to sell for a ridiculous price, too close to new to make sense buying it.

    Kind of glad we are done with the minivan phase, though it would certainly have some in handy at Christmas for our week long tour of the families!

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (daughter stole that one), and 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again)

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,644
    Was thinking about it yesterday and I think taxing the rebate is probably right. HOWEVER, I wonder if it matters what the rebate is. For instance, a customer rebate? Yes. But a manufacturer-to-dealer rebate? No. At least, that's what I would think proper.

    That's correct.. dealer cash doesn't show up in the deal... It just lowers the price... and, in most cases, shouldn't be taxed..

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    If that's minor damage I'd hate to see what major damage looks like!
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,663
    Have you looked at the Edge yet? Most folks seem to like it for some reason. I guess a Highlander is a bit too small for what y'all need but I sure like 'em. The new Sante Fe Sport is also a really nice one but you'd probably look at the full sized Sante Fe I guess. I know anything from Dodge/Chrysler is not even being considered but maybe their leases might be doable.
    I just really like the Highlander and think it's a notch above what Honda makes but prefer Honda products overall. So far, my 1st Honda is holding up well and will be in our stable for many years to come.

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,481
    Too many mods for my taste, but on the plus side, you can wear a different set of wheels and tires to work every day.

    The only thing I'd really want to check out is the suspension; I've ridden in some coilover equipped cars and they rode AND handled great- others have had both a miserable ride and iffy handling.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 6,470
    "...which way to go..."

    I would never buy a Honda used because the strong resale value makes getting a bargain impossible. I would go with a new one. A lease would be a good idea for the same reason, less depreciation.

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

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