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- 2011 Buick LaCrosse CXS; 2014 Buick Encore (wife's)
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.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.
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.(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.
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?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.
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.
abacomike said:isellhondas said:Yeah, Mike...Hang in there. Tough way to wind down a long life for sure.
I'll just have to grin an bear it!
Mike--sorry to hear that your dad is in a bad place. You made a promise to take care of him till the end so you can't back out now. Be strong and be comforted in the knowledge that you have friends here at Edmunds and we send our moral support and best wishes.Just got home. The hospital admitted him, but because of a lack of rooms, he is in a "holding room" awaiting a room upstairs.
He called me and wanted to know how I could have left him in the hospital all alone. Talk about putting me on a guilt trip! I was there over 8 hours with him - feeding him, keeping him warm, etc. and this is my payback! Life is just wonderful.
I was up with him beginning at 3:30 AM this morning. I give up. No matter what I do for him it just isn't enough.