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bwia
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Jaguar XJ
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I like money
Vehicle(s) I currently own
2011 Buick LaCrosse CXS; 2014 Buick Encore (wife's)
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    Downloaded Windows 10 to my 2-year old Toshiba Laptop. It's an upgrade from Windows 8.1.


    I'm debating trying to upgrade my 9-year old HP Pavilion laptop(AMD Turion ML37 (2 GHz)) to 10 if it will try.
    Currently Win XP Pro version used for Media Center. I have a copy of Win 7 that I can try installing on it first.

    As for my other two laptops, I think I'll clone each one to a spare hard drive. Then if I don't like Win 10, I can just clone my original drive back onto each.

    No worries; you'll like (love) Win 10 but that 9-year old HP has to go. RIP
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    Actually, the S Class I like the least is about a 2010 model like one of my neighbors has. I have only ever seen him in it, and he is probably 5 ft 8. What he needs this giant car for I don't know. His house is nice but is about 60 years old, I have never seen his car go out or go into the garage, and I doubt if it would fit anyway.
    Hey Driver, aren't you a tad judgmental? The man has BIG car because he can afford it and an older home because of its charm and coziness. Be a good neighbor and offer to help him clean his garage so he can park his car inside.
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    (Directed to CCBA and Buying and Selling cars boards)
    Guys, I agree that we are all entitled to our opinions, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and that we are getting too PC these days. Whomever said it is not bullying I experienced, that is only correct because it was not directed specifically at me. I didn't say I was bullied but said "kind of felt" like one who was. If someone wore braces but a nearby crowd ridiculed having braces, even though it's not personal, how would that person feel? It my case, it was like my car buddies were kicking dirt my way. Yes, some car-people are sensitive to comments because, whether right or wrong, they consider their car as an extension of themselves. That said, I don't think we should be afraid of offending someone by having a different opinion, or be afraid of not being PC, as long as it's not egregious. Our lives, work, and even hearing the news today can be stressful enough, so in my leisure time being in a place where some personal values are being trashed isn't a place I want to hang around. If you disagree with me, or think I need to "grow a couple", that's fine, this is where I'm at. With all that, know that I truly appreciate the supportive comments, and, for that reason, I'm still here.
    Like Mike, I too missed your post on buying a new Lexus. I do not read the CCBA thread so I missed the banter. Nonetheless, congrats on your new wheels and enjoy the ride.
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    In a day I never thought would really happen, the local Toyota dealer,who had diagnosed excessive oil consumption in our 07 Camry with 156K on it. We knew it had the problem but got an unsolicited letter last March saying to get it tested. We knew it used excessive oil but this was a surprise. We tested positive and they said they would correct the problem no matter the mileage. They took it today and said to expect three days. If it can be fixed with rings they'll do the. Otherwise they'll replace the engine. I'm stunned.

    Meanwhile they gave us a 14 Camry as a loaner.


    That's crazy! Your car isn't even that bad and they are ready to fix it or replace the engine....GG's car is undriveable and GM won't budge. What is the world coming to.
    In September 2014, Forbes wrote "General Motors didn't hire Johan de Nysschen to run Cadillac as a shrinking violet." But apparently Johan did not get the memo as overall Cadillac's June sales were down (-3.1%). Do you think GG's travails documented here may have anything to do with that outcome?

    The SRX was the only gainer, +23.5 percent
    The ATS was down (-6.2%)
    The CTS was down (-29.4%)
    The XTS was down (-14.5%)
    The Escalade was (-20.2%)

    By contrast, all the foreign brands sales were up in June. Go figure.

  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    abacomike said:
    Yeah, Mike...Hang in there. Tough way to wind down a long life for sure.
    Just got back from the hospital - urologist said he is scheduled Thursday for a TURP on his prostate.  First I heard of that plan.  Good grief - what more are they going to do to that poor man.  Surgeon won't be back in town until Wednesday - so I won't know anything more definitive until then.  And my brother is leaving Monday or Tuesday so I'll be all alone again to face the uncertainties.

    I'll just have to grin an bear it!
    As a WWII veteran, shouldn't your dad be getting the best VA care possible? --- just wondering. 
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