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robr2 ·

Here is where useless stuff goes.


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

    Gas tax should funnel directly into a) repairing infrastructure used by vehicles, and b) repairing the environmental damage done to extract the product. That way you get a double benefit for your money.
    Funding transit is a benefit to drivers as well. 35 million trips a day are taken via transit systems. Imagine the traffic if all those trips were done by car?
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    Last night, my wife and I along with my SIS and BIL took in in-laws out for dinner to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. They are still so much in love after all this time.
  • Re: Entry Level Luxury Performance Sedans

    Just Zainoed up the 535-, the Dark Graphite really looks amazing with the Zaino.
    Tints going on this weekend-20% rear and 30% front.

    It's TINT!!!
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences


    Nyccarguy said aid it all!   as for those posters who responded to my "expedite" post, Mercedes originally promised me they would expedite delivery to my dealer ASAP!  Well, they promised the world and delivered nothing!!!.

    You don't know that. "P" Stands for "possible", Mike. You don't exactly know what IS possible. You may think you know what "possible" is, but there are much bigger forces. Again, to me such a big facility, so many different people involved, many of whom do not work (not even indirectly) for Mercedes... My experience of dealing with large entities tells me the more you try to make them move faster, the slower they often get.

    I can see your frustration, but I also think some of that is really self-imposed. Also I'll ask again - knowing your patterns, who are you going to buy your next car in a year or two from now? Cadillac? Lexus? BMW? Audi? You (or somebody you know) have had some sour experiences with every one of those guys, or you didn't like their product. Perhaps Kia, or Hyundai then?
    I agree with you.

    Mike - you need to sit back and take some deep breaths. You are starting to sound like there is some conspiracy by MB against you. Keep in mind that you are dealing with what I like to call a "First World Problem." Put it in perspective - it's a car. A new $50K car. It's not a kidney. It's not a child in a war zone. It's not persecution by an evil dictator. It's steel and plastic and rubber and right now you have a pretty nice one. There would be millions of people willing to switch places with you in a heartbeat if this was their biggest problem.

    Peace Out.
  • Re: Houses cost too much!

    It looks like the owner was trying to sell it at $1.9 and then the bank foreclosed. The bank is probably just trying to get out of it what they are owed,

    Besides, the jump in value from $350K to $1.7 million over six months in early 2012 makes no sense. There has to be a mistake somewhere there or whatever bank loaned the money thought there were 4 houses like that on the 40 acre lot.