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sandman_6472

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sandman_6472
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Coral Springs, FL
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Vehicle(s) that interest me
Compact luxury vehicles and crossovers
More about me
Have loved automobiles since I was about 3 and that love grows every year!!!
Vehicle(s) I currently own
2015 Golf SE/ 2015 Audi A3/ 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/ 2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch
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  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Got an interview at a local dental supply place that turned me down back in 2013, saw their ad on Craigslist. Sent over my resume and reminded the guy he didn't hire me way back when but he said to come on in and talk. It's pretty close to the house so will stop by Monday at 7:30 a m and talk. Would cut out all the tolls and over 3/4 of the drive time which is appealing. As much as I love Hertz, I'm tired of the schlep down there and the long 10 hour days. Plan is to work until end of 2017 or mid 2018...I really wanna stop working!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Yes, drive safely and enjoy my state! Haven't been up to Orlando in awhile now, miss doing those day trips of a couple years ago. Not sure if those companies I worked for are still doing much business as haven't seen any of them in a few months now. Summers were always slow so will see what happens come the winter. Could see doing a run or two each week while still going to Hertz on my three day/week schedule.

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    I know what it's like to drive something you really don't like anymore, real torture. That's why I never looked back when I swapped the Golf for the Tucson. A good vehicle...just the wrong one for me at the time. Shame, as I really wanted a Tiguan in the first place. Lesson learned, get what you really want the first time and be done with it!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Ended up getting the color keyed metal door edge guards for my Golf...color keyed in the Silk Blue color and definitely help when parking in the garage. Many times the wife parks her A3 a bit on my side so if I do happen to tap her car opening my front door, does no damage. One of the clear plastic ones that her salesman got for her has already fallen off and is gone to highway heaven. The other three are a bit discolored now and look ratty so think she's going to do what I did. Thought I could get the rubberized ones that we used to get but seems that VW doesn't stock them, only the metal ones. Worth the price to me and looks decent.
    20K service went off without a hitch and have decided to stick with the 87 octane and live with the lag whenever it happens. Very happy with it still!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    At work on Monday, the powers that be made a big change in the drivers schedules. They did it in a piss poor way and a few others were talking about quitting. Must admit that the way they threw it on us was rather poorly done but such is life.
    Basically, from now on, one driver will have to work from our location at the Honda store from 10 to 4 and maybe the whole day. The guy who did it Monday was super unhappy about it since he lives south and left his vehicle at our office. I volunteered for Tuesday and since I live north of the dealership, I drove right there. Since they open at 7:30, I was there to open and it wasn't that bad. Just have to pick up customers at the nearby Hyundai store and return them there when needed. Also, have to pick up customers from home when needed and also taking them back home. Was busy but sat a good part of the time. At about 3:30, the rest of the group came to pick me us so we could move vehicles to the other offices. Got back about 5:45 and was told I could go home.
    Really wasn't that bad to be honest and cut off about 10 minutes of my driving time. Got a feeling that in the next few days, they're going to cut it back to the originally mentioned six hours, 10 to 4. Not sure when I go again but would rather do it on a day when I'm off the next day, which would be Tuesdays. I will pursue this with the boss when I go back on Friday. As things are going now, I'm basically staying all day the three days and getting about 28 hours/week. Better than the 24 I was doing!!

    The Sandman :) B)
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