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  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Just nailed down another iPhone 7+ for personal use. It took a week or so to get used to the size. But I wouldn't want anything else, now.
    I could never go back to a smaller phone. With an Otterbox it is a bit big for your pocket, but 90% of the time it is sitting on my desk at work. Wife just got the 7+ from a Samsung Note. She is having a little bit of a hard time adjusting, but overall likes it.

    One of the biggest "problems" about Iphone is the need to use Itunes. With Android you plug it into your PC and can drag and drop any files you want as if it was a thumb drive.

    OTOH getting a new Iphone all you do is plug it in, Launch Itunes and select "Restore from Backup" and everything comes over. Nice.

    On the car front, I'm really liking the Elantra. I couldn't be happier with it for a second car. We have been splitting the usage and while it isn't the luxo barge the Enclave is it performs nicely. We have a year left with the Enclave and are totally in the woods with what will replace it. I still think we need an SUV with two kids in car seats and a double stroller, but time will tell. I have all intentions to ride out the lease until the end as I doubt there will be any equity in it to trade out.
  • Re: I spotted an (insert obscure car name here) classic car today!

    tjc--are you talking about the deep dish wheels on the '77? They were optional. Like on this '78 Merc brochure cover. Mercury/1978 Mercury.jpg?m=1371772383
    No, not those. If you look close on the yellow convertible above those are turbine style wheels. I didn't think they were available on full size Fords until at the earliest 78
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Thanks everyone. Just picked it up. I'm surprised I like it as much as I do.

    @stickguy $250 was total out of pocket. Everything else was all rolled in. 35 payments left.

    Here is a few pics. Naturally it was raining and the car is already dirty.

  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    So we have another punch, project cheap lease is done. Count me in for a 2017 Elantra SE w/tech. Silver/grey

    Sticker was 21,210. Thanks to a 3500 lease incentive, we settled on $250 down and 210 month 36/10. I got there at 6:30, walked the lot, test drove and paperwork signed out the door by 9:10. I'm picking it up to day at lunch, after they detail it and remove the pinstripe.

    I don't think I left much on the table. From what I can see these numbers are pretty much the advertised deal but on a car that stickers for $1300 more. I was the only one in the dealer. Pictures later.
  • Re: I spotted a NEW (insert make/model) today!

    I feel like the front ends are getting almost cartoonish on some cars right now. It reminds me of how crazy fins got in the late 50s. Something has to give. At least GM seems to be going away from the trend.
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