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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
  • 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)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Have found that white works on some vehicles better than others. Love the white on our A3 but not so much on a Golf. Not a fan of white but the funny thing is we've had three white vehicles now...the current A3, the wife's '85 Olds Cutlass Supreme and my '96 Toyota Corolla DX. Never have done black yet but living in such a hot climate, doubt we'd ever do. Love the red Golf's I've seen but think it might draw a cop easier than most other colors. The minute I saw the blue Golf I have now, just knew that was the one though I thought the stock alloys took away from it. The Joda wheels I ended up with make it look so much nicer especially when clean. Have gotten many compliments while pumping gas since they were put on.
    Not sure what I'll do next time...guess it'll depend on the vehicle I choose to drive. And right now, have no clue!!! Just know that I'm thrilled with what I have now and honestly, think this is the happiest I've ever been with what I'm driving!!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    Why piss on the guys parade Bean? He buys what he likes and doesn't care what it'll cost down the road. As long as he can pay for it, no problem. We ended up in a similar situation back in December of 2014 and also ended up owning an Audi and a VW. After having domestics, Japanese and Korean in the stables at one time or another, we both decided to check out German ownership this time around. But again, we both knew going in that it would be a bit more costly and the potential for issues would be far greater. But that was our choice and we're enjoying it.
    Always take the high road with folks, especially those you don't know, and be positive. Most folks don't like negativity of any sort and to be sarcastic just makes things worse. Usually saying something positive is the best course, something that has always worked for me! Just something to think about going forward!

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

    Ended up with a Samsung 40" LED for $230.00 plus tax. Wife looked up info about distances from the t v and our room is just too small for a 48" or 50", fine for the 40". She was against the "Smart" version saying it's just another thing to break and why would you want to use your computer on the bigger screen. Duh!!! I'm a guy and guys like doing that kind of [non-permissible content removed]. But to keep harmony and peace, I caved, got the 40" and with it being the last one available, I was super happy with the price. Price was $279 but if I would get a B B card, it would knock $40.00 off the price. Got the card but didn't have to use it which was great as I wanted it on another card for the points.
    Kid flies in Wednesday night and Thursday late morning he'll(we'll) get things moved and hooked up. No matter what, I'm thrilled as I got what I wanted...finally. Looking at the wall right now, the 48" would've been a bit much to be honest. Unfortunately, our family room is rectangularish, not squarish, which creates a seating issue and a viewing problem. For folks on the couch to see, the front chairs need to be configured a certain way. The larger sets just wouldn't work at the end of the day so we went just slightly smaller. Never realized how large the 48"-50" sets really are and it was a big wake up call in the store.
    Anyways, it's sitting in the front hall ready for the master to do his thing. And it's really a family gift since it's going in the family room for all to see. I am a happy camper tonight!!!

    The Sandman :) B)
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