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2011 Ford Explorer, 2005 VW Passat, 2000 Honda Odyssey
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    Any recommendations on snow blowers? I am getting too old to be shoveling, I've determined after this past weekend - about 15" of snow from Saturday morning to Monday morning. Three separate shoveling shifts so I didn't have to clear it all at once.

    Looking on-line at Lowe's and see both gas and electric blowers. I don't have a huge driveway - maybe 30' or so, double wide, plus 50' of sidewalk I'm responsible for. I've got a single stage blower now, but it hasn't run in a few years. Thinking something a bit larger this time around.

    Brands, engine, features - I'm willing to listen.
    I have a 28 Craftsman 2 stage with an MTD motor. It's 3 years old and it's has been worth every penny this year. I like the pistol grip discharge adjustment and the auger lock. It also has power steering, 6 forward speeds and 2 reverse, and electric start. I wish it had a light but to get that I would've had to get the model with the heated handles.

    Here is more than anyone needs to know about snowblowers:

    http://todaysmower.com/the-best-snow-blowers-and-snow-throwers-for-2013-2014/
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    The dealer has to share the residual and money factor with you. The question you have to answer is are they bumping any? You can calculate a ballpark residual by looking at past residuals. You can figure out the interest rate by converting the money factor. Lastly, go to a credit union or bank and find out what they would lease the car for.
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    Hi, Rob:

    I'm heading to Sunday River with son (after State swim meet at MIT) Sunday for a couple of days of skiing. This is why we live in New England, to take advantage of all that the seasons have to offer. Snow, it's not just for shoveling! Good luck to both of us with our travels and outdoor endeavors! Hope we can get to Sunday River and lifts remain open...

    Where is the new MB dealer? All three of our cars are from Herb, I feel good knowing I'm helping send a poor billionaire's kids to college... :p
    The new Mercedes dealer is in Burlington just up the street from Herb's Porsche/Audi store. I was surprised that MB gave the store to an out of state dealer. I'm guessing that Herb and Prime already had 3 MB stores and they didn't want to give either more influence/control.

    Sunday River is a haul and it's usually cold. Enjoy. We just cancelled our camping trip for this weekend. Going camping in zero degree temps with a blizzard warning just isn't the safe thing to do. Although we have good gear and winter camping training, cancelling is the right call.
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    12 boy scouts and 5 adults will be tenting or building quinzees to sleep in. I will be in a tent as the thought of sleeping in a snow cave doesn't appeal to me. It is supposed to snow overnight on Saturday and then the expected low is -5F on Monday morning when we are coming home.
  • Re: Car Commercials, the good, the bad, and the annoying!

    Happy Valentine's Day from Ford:

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