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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,813
    Z3 of course. Not positive if it is an Mcoupe. I can’t tell the years apart.

    I always loved those clown shoe models!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 17,090
    driver100 said:

    I saw one of these yesterday for the first time ever. Looked odd but kind of nice. I knew it was a BMW of course, but took a long time to figure out the year.

    Anyone know the model and year?
    Just noticed....I think you can figure out the model pretty easily!

    Z3 coupe but couldn't tell you the year.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,261
    stickguy said:

    Z3 of course. Not positive if it is an Mcoupe. I can’t tell the years apart.

    I always loved those clown shoe models!

    I like the name "Clown Shoe Model"....pretty well describes it. It is unique, and you know how I like big windows!
    Apparently they made these from 1996 to 2002, as far as I know just a simple Z3.
    Come on Snake......you got it but I left a big hint about what model it is.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,261
    edited November 2020
    THE DEFECT CAN RESULT IN A FIRE IN THE VEHICLE'S ENGINE COMPARTMENT, THUS INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

    No joking Sherlock!

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 17,090
    driver100 said:

    stickguy said:

    Z3 of course. Not positive if it is an Mcoupe. I can’t tell the years apart.

    I always loved those clown shoe models!

    I like the name "Clown Shoe Model"....pretty well describes it. It is unique, and you know how I like big windows!
    Apparently they made these from 1996 to 2002, as far as I know just a simple Z3.
    Come on Snake......you got it but I left a big hint about what model it is.
    Yeah it says Z3 on the back, you can see it in the picture.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 17,090
    driver100 said:

    THE DEFECT CAN RESULT IN A FIRE IN THE VEHICLE'S ENGINE COMPARTMENT, THUS INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

    No joking Sherlock!
    Sherlock is just another Johnny come lately.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,326

    nyccarguy said:

    When my wife & I first started dating, her Mom had an early ‘90s Plymouth Acclaim with somewhere around 200K miles. It lit itself on fire in the parking lot at work one day. That car was the epitome of garbage Chrysler engineering from that era. It squeaked, rattled, was constantly in the shop, something was always broken, body panels were misaligned...

    Yet it made it to 200k miles. I’d take a few rattles for that kind of longevity.
    Something tells me they could probably have leased a new car every 3 years for 200K miles for less dollars per mile though.
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,261
    edited November 2020
    I don't know if we showed this before....but, it is a slow day without much going on and people do find this girl fascinating. Her parent will give her a new C Class but she wants a $230,000 G Wagon. It is fun to watch her when Dr Phil tells her she should get a job to gain some self-confidence;

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,326

    Tesla recent recall was suspension parts problems.

    Current one this week is roofs popping off.




    https://www.thehour.com/business/article/Tesla-Recalls-more-than-9-500-Model-X-and-Model-15759944.php

    I could see Tesla saying that they were over the speed limit; had they obeyed the posted limit, the roof wouldn't have gone flying! :disappointed:

    Didn't Musk say "ICE cars burn and catch fire too" in defense of Tesla meltdowns.
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 1,993
    From the What a Genius Department:

    On the news this evening - a 20 year-old man ran out of gas on a major arterial. He called the police to report he ran out of gas. Then, a few minutes later, he called back and said he didn't need help. A police car went anyway and he was still there along the road - sitting in the stolen SUV. :o

    2020 Ascent Limited, 2020 Legacy Touring XT

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 17,090
    edited November 2020
    andres3 said:

    Tesla recent recall was suspension parts problems.

    Current one this week is roofs popping off.




    https://www.thehour.com/business/article/Tesla-Recalls-more-than-9-500-Model-X-and-Model-15759944.php

    I could see Tesla saying that they were over the speed limit; had they obeyed the posted limit, the roof wouldn't have gone flying! :disappointed:

    Didn't Musk say "ICE cars burn and catch fire too" in defense of Tesla meltdowns.
    Actually the guy who posted the video says that Tesla said that the roof was repaired by a third party body shop and that they are investigating the incident.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 25,399
    edited November 2020
    IF Musk said "ICE cars burn and catch fire too" in defense of Tesla meltdowns...

    Did Musk say that roofs fly off of ICE vehicles too?

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,249
    stickguy said:

    Hopefully Jones is good to play next week.

    Digital plates? Seems like a bad idea. People will just change them when they want to hide, like getaway car or electronic toll plate readers.

    James Bond was way ahead of them on changing plates.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 2,287

    stickguy said:

    Hopefully Jones is good to play next week.

    Digital plates? Seems like a bad idea. People will just change them when they want to hide, like getaway car or electronic toll plate readers.

    James Bond was way ahead of them on changing plates.

    And that Aston Martin did lose its top...on purpose.

    jmonroe

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,261
    edited November 2020
    Driver stopped today using a folding lawn chair as a drivers seat. It happens every once in awhile.

    In case you are wondering...it's a Ford Flex..........I wouldn't buy this car as a used car.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,326
    driver100 said:

    Driver stopped today using a folding lawn chair as a drivers seat. It happens every once in awhile.

    In case you are wondering...it's a Ford Flex..........I wouldn't buy this car as a used car.

    For some reason that reminds me of the front passenger seat that was a stool top in the movie "Death Proof."
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 11,429
    Yesterday, I went in to the dealership for a car wash and was greeted by the sales manager who sold me my E450. He mentioned to me that he had several 2021 E’s in stock. He took me into the parking garage and we took a spin in an E450 with that inline 6 cylinder with the electric hybrid power boost (adds about 25 hp).

    My first impressions were that the car handled and accelerated almost identically to my 2020 E450. The major changes I noticed was in the front and rear body (taillights and grille work) and in the new MBUX technology which resulted in fewer buttons and switches on the console. The new steering wheel was odd-looking and had way too many buttons and touch-sensitive stuff that would take a bit of time to master.

    I noticed that the MSRP was almost identical to mine and was actually a few hundred dollars less expensive to build than the 2020. I liked the gray leather interior which I would have selected if available in 2020.

    I liked the refreshed styling on the exterior but the interior is almost identical to my 2020. I am happy I got the 2020 because I always tend to shy away from new engines for the first year or two. I know this new inline 6 has been in production in a few of their other models.

    And NO, I am not buying a new car! In fact I like mine better in terms of styling - I am not sold on the VW look of the rear taillights. But, definitely lives up to the Mercedes quality from what I observed. 🤓😜

    2020 Mercedes E450 4MATIC Sedan

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 25,399
    edited December 2020
    abacomike said:


    And NO, I am not buying a new car!

    image

    Posted on Win 10 chrome by choosing file from local HD. The pull down menu
    worked okay.


    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,813
    I would never fault someone for flipping into a new car, if they really have the financial resources to do it. But I never understood just getting a slightly newer version of the same car. At least go try something different!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,261
    stickguy said:

    I would never fault someone for flipping into a new car, if they really have the financial resources to do it. But I never understood just getting a slightly newer version of the same car. At least go try something different!

    When I was looking for a 2015 car I was trading in my 2012 535. I liked the 2012 BMW so I started to look at a 2015, but it was exactly the same car as I had, and I already chose the color I wanted.......what was the point of trading for the same car? That steered me to the 2015 MB E Class, which suited me better.....felt right from the first time I sat in it. I wonder how many other people switch brands for that reason?

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,793
    @driver100 ...I have a hard time watching these types of videos of precocious and (allegedly) privileged “kids” who are so over the top materialistic. They’re lives going forward are going to be very difficult as reality sets in.

    Plus, any parent that even remotely entertains this sort of behavior should be brought up on charges of child abuse.
    2019 Kia Stinger GT2
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 14,544

    @driver100 ...I have a hard time watching these types of videos of precocious and (allegedly) privileged “kids” who are so over the top materialistic. They’re lives going forward are going to be very difficult as reality sets in.

    For a while in the early days of Twitter there was a very entertaining thing that you could see on Christmas morning of tweets by teenage kids complaining about how the expensive gifts their parents gave them were just not lavish enough. Sad.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 2,287
    edited December 2020
    ab348 said:

    @driver100 ...I have a hard time watching these types of videos of precocious and (allegedly) privileged “kids” who are so over the top materialistic. They’re lives going forward are going to be very difficult as reality sets in.

    For a while in the early days of Twitter there was a very entertaining thing that you could see on Christmas morning of tweets by teenage kids complaining about how the expensive gifts their parents gave them were just not lavish enough. Sad.
    That segment is the epitome of why I don’t watch reality TV. I can only be insulted so much. Another show made for the weak minded and every one in here knows I ain’t no Rhodes scholar.

    jmonroe



  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,633
    I think hp in the I6 is the same as the V6, and I'd expect an I6 to be smoother, but the V6 is a hard act to follow in that department. As far as I know, the only interior differences are the steering wheel, some ICE interface items, and the analog clock is now gone (which upsets traditionalists). Mind you, this is a facelift, not a new platform.

    I am still miffed at the elimination of the "luxury" (formal grille, hood ornament) for North America -spec E class, and now the only non-AMG wagon is the "all terrain" cladded thing.
    abacomike said:

    Yesterday, I went in to the dealership for a car wash and was greeted by the sales manager who sold me my E450. He mentioned to me that he had several 2021 E’s in stock. He took me into the parking garage and we took a spin in an E450 with that inline 6 cylinder with the electric hybrid power boost (adds about 25 hp).
    And NO, I am not buying a new car! In fact I like mine better in terms of styling - I am not sold on the VW look of the rear taillights. But, definitely lives up to the Mercedes quality from what I observed. 🤓😜

  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,633
    Apples don't fall far from trees, especially when it comes to the Marie Antoinette demographic. But with current tax policy and the solidity of dynastic wealth, unfortunately, they'll get away with it.

    @driver100 ...I have a hard time watching these types of videos of precocious and (allegedly) privileged “kids” who are so over the top materialistic. They’re lives going forward are going to be very difficult as reality sets in.

    Plus, any parent that even remotely entertains this sort of behavior should be brought up on charges of child abuse.

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,249

    @driver100 ...I have a hard time watching these types of videos of precocious and (allegedly) privileged “kids” who are so over the top materialistic. They’re lives going forward are going to be very difficult as reality sets in.

    Plus, any parent that even remotely entertains this sort of behavior should be brought up on charges of child abuse.

    You realize those shows are contrived and scripted, right? Didn’t you ever ask why anyone would go on a national show to be dressed down and made fun of?

    Because they are paid to act.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,249
    edited December 2020
    jmonroe1 said:

    ab348 said:

    @driver100 ...I have a hard time watching these types of videos of precocious and (allegedly) privileged “kids” who are so over the top materialistic. They’re lives going forward are going to be very difficult as reality sets in.

    For a while in the early days of Twitter there was a very entertaining thing that you could see on Christmas morning of tweets by teenage kids complaining about how the expensive gifts their parents gave them were just not lavish enough. Sad.
    That segment is the epitome of why I don’t watch reality TV. I can only be insulted so much. Another show made for the weak minded and every one in here knows I ain’t no Rhodes scholar.

    jmonroe



    So cynical. Next you’ll be telling us that the 90 day fiancé’s aren’t all gold diggers.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 14,544
    Bought a new phone last week (iPhone SE) and with it comes a free year of Apple TV. Now, I find most Tv unwatchable but thought there might be a chance this would be better given the source. So far it seems to be mostly a vehicle to sell/rent movies and TV shows/channels. The programming that comes with it is pretty uninteresting to me. I did watch the movie “On the Rocks” with Bill Murray and his scenes were good but the remainder was pretty flat. I began watching “The Morning Show” and almost gave up after the first two episodes which were awful, but stuck with it and #3 was better, so I’ll pick up that again soon.

    Apple TV is unlike Prime and some others in that they have very little older stuff you might recognize. Once the year is up, renewal seems doubtful.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • dino001dino001 Tampa, FLPosts: 5,904
    edited December 2020

    driver100 said:

    I saw one of these yesterday for the first time ever. Looked odd but kind of nice. I knew it was a BMW of course, but took a long time to figure out the year.

    Anyone know the model and year?
    Just noticed....I think you can figure out the model pretty easily!

    Z3 coupe but couldn't tell you the year.
    Late 90s or very early 00s. I remember seeing them at dealerships during that time. Kind of loved and hated them at the same time. The coupe was really like a hatchback, which was a great plus for utility, but it still looked very small, a bit like Miata's close cousin.

    2018 430i Gran Coupe

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,261

    @driver100 ...I have a hard time watching these types of videos of precocious and (allegedly) privileged “kids” who are so over the top materialistic. They’re lives going forward are going to be very difficult as reality sets in.

    Plus, any parent that even remotely entertains this sort of behavior should be brought up on charges of child abuse.

    I found the interview fascinating because I really didn't think such people existed. It did make me grateful that I had to work for what I have.....even if I drove a 1995 Oldsmobile I would feel better about myself than what that girl felt about herself. If a kid is given everything there is no joy, no feeling of accomplishment, no hard lessons to be learned. The hard knocks in life make us better people, and we learn from bad experiences and from hardship. btw, the mother ended up giving into the spoiled brat and ended up buying her the G wagon.
    Can you imagine being that brat's husband?
    Oldfarmer....I don't think all shows are fake.....there are enough real stories like this one for Dr Phil to work on.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • dino001dino001 Tampa, FLPosts: 5,904
    abacomike said:

    And NO, I am not buying a new car!

    Right....

    We should have a pool when Mike gets a new car.


    2018 430i Gran Coupe

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 1,217
    I’m channeling my inner @breld...
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 1,217
    edited December 2020

    IF Musk said "ICE cars burn and catch fire too" in defense of Tesla meltdowns...

    Did Musk say that roofs fly off of ICE vehicles too?

    Have any of these Tesla roofs that have flown off been factory installed or were they all replaced by a third party like the latest one that I read about. Also curious as to why the roof needed to be replaced by a third party to begin with
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 2,287
    driver100 said:

    @driver100 ...I have a hard time watching these types of videos of precocious and (allegedly) privileged “kids” who are so over the top materialistic. They’re lives going forward are going to be very difficult as reality sets in.

    Plus, any parent that even remotely entertains this sort of behavior should be brought up on charges of child abuse.

    I found the interview fascinating because I really didn't think such people existed. It did make me grateful that I had to work for what I have.....even if I drove a 1995 Oldsmobile I would feel better about myself than what that girl felt about herself. If a kid is given everything there is no joy, no feeling of accomplishment, no hard lessons to be learned. The hard knocks in life make us better people, and we learn from bad experiences and from hardship. btw, the mother ended up giving into the spoiled brat and ended up buying her the G wagon.
    Can you imagine being that brat's husband?
    Oldfarmer....I don't think all shows are fake.....there are enough real stories like this one for Dr Phil to work on.
    C’mon man, if you think the Dr. Phil show is legit, you need help.

    jmonroe
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 25,399
    edited December 2020
    @driver100 and others--

    Do I remember correctly that you bought a battery jumper and air compressor from Amazon last year?
    If so, what one was it and are you satisfied with it?

    My little air compressor just burned out, so I'm in the market for a compressor.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,813
    driver100 said:

    @driver100 ...I have a hard time watching these types of videos of precocious and (allegedly) privileged “kids” who are so over the top materialistic. They’re lives going forward are going to be very difficult as reality sets in.

    Plus, any parent that even remotely entertains this sort of behavior should be brought up on charges of child abuse.

    I found the interview fascinating because I really didn't think such people existed. It did make me grateful that I had to work for what I have.....even if I drove a 1995 Oldsmobile I would feel better about myself than what that girl felt about herself. If a kid is given everything there is no joy, no feeling of accomplishment, no hard lessons to be learned. The hard knocks in life make us better people, and we learn from bad experiences and from hardship. btw, the mother ended up giving into the spoiled brat and ended up buying her the G wagon.
    Can you imagine being that brat's husband?
    Oldfarmer....I don't think all shows are fake.....there are enough real stories like this one for Dr Phil to work on.
    if she comes with something like a new G wagon, then I will make it work.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 11,429
    We finally got some relief from the high temps we’ve endured this year. It didn’t get out of the mid-sixties this afternoon - not a cloud in the sky. It was so nice I opened up my panorama roof and really enjoyed the delightfully cool, sunny weather.

    Right now, it’s 54 degrees out with 50% humidity - this is what we live for down here in south Florida. 🤓😜

    2020 Mercedes E450 4MATIC Sedan

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,813
    I might come down. Yesterday it was close to 60 this time of night. Today, mid afternoon, was barely over 40 and overcast with winds. My ears froze taking my daily walk. I hate being cold. Which is why it is really strange that I am willing to let my wife talk me into moving back to upstate NY, Vermont or New Hampshire.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,261
    edited December 2020

    @driver100 and others--

    Do I remember correctly that you bought a battery jumper and air compressor from Amazon last year?
    If so, what one was it and are you satisfied with it?

    My little air compressor just burned out, so I'm in the market for a compressor.

    Imid, I bought a battery trickle charger the year before....it was a Battery Tender charger and they get excellent ratings and it is a favorite.
    I did get an air compressor and I can't seem to find it in our records, but it was yellow and cost about $25 to $30. It came in a nice case, took up very little room. But, there are lots of models that get good ratings and have similar features. I liked that it had a bright light and easy to read digital numbers. There was a similar one in red and it may have been this one;
    https://www.amazon.com/Helteko-Portable-Compressor-Pump-150PSI/dp/B07789PTPG/ref=sr_1_73_sspa?crid=33KO7LMTFTXW7&dchild=1&keywords=air+compressor&qid=1606878627&s=automotive-intl-ship&sprefix=Air+,aps,188&sr=1-73-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE2N0NLRExGMFhGOEsmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAxNDc1MzgyNDI1VjZNTFBDWVRKJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAwNzE2MDQzRUNXNUc4WjhGUkZEJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYnRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

    I think it is this one:
    Portable Air Compressor for Car Tires, 12V DC Digital Tire Inflator with LED diaplay, Auto Tire Pump with Emergency LED Flashlight, Pressure Gauge up to 150PSI for Cars, Bicycles and Other Inflatables
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089K7DYLD/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B089K7DYLD&pd_rd_w=TJfk6&pf_rd_p=7d37a48b-2b1a-4373-8c1a-bdcc5da66be9&pd_rd_wg=EmRBj&pf_rd_r=J0Y4NY8327W4EFVE1B96&pd_rd_r=4e4e4605-6fd0-4140-b039-afec34568b93&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzQU84S0I2VFFSQ1JOJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDY0NzU0MVlBMkEzN0tXTjk0OSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjc2MjY4OU9EUzFYMk1ZSEFSJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

    Lots to choose from, if it has the features you like and a good rating it will probably be fine.....mine worked just fine.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,261
    stickguy said:

    driver100 said:

    @driver100 ...I have a hard time watching these types of videos of precocious and (allegedly) privileged “kids” who are so over the top materialistic. They’re lives going forward are going to be very difficult as reality sets in.

    Plus, any parent that even remotely entertains this sort of behavior should be brought up on charges of child abuse.

    I found the interview fascinating because I really didn't think such people existed. It did make me grateful that I had to work for what I have.....even if I drove a 1995 Oldsmobile I would feel better about myself than what that girl felt about herself. If a kid is given everything there is no joy, no feeling of accomplishment, no hard lessons to be learned. The hard knocks in life make us better people, and we learn from bad experiences and from hardship. btw, the mother ended up giving into the spoiled brat and ended up buying her the G wagon.
    Can you imagine being that brat's husband?
    Oldfarmer....I don't think all shows are fake.....there are enough real stories like this one for Dr Phil to work on.
    if she comes with something like a new G wagon, then I will make it work.
    lol.......I don't think I could handle that for more than an hour...G Wagon or not!

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 28,261
    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    @driver100 ...I have a hard time watching these types of videos of precocious and (allegedly) privileged “kids” who are so over the top materialistic. They’re lives going forward are going to be very difficult as reality sets in.

    Plus, any parent that even remotely entertains this sort of behavior should be brought up on charges of child abuse.

    I found the interview fascinating because I really didn't think such people existed. It did make me grateful that I had to work for what I have.....even if I drove a 1995 Oldsmobile I would feel better about myself than what that girl felt about herself. If a kid is given everything there is no joy, no feeling of accomplishment, no hard lessons to be learned. The hard knocks in life make us better people, and we learn from bad experiences and from hardship. btw, the mother ended up giving into the spoiled brat and ended up buying her the G wagon.
    Can you imagine being that brat's husband?
    Oldfarmer....I don't think all shows are fake.....there are enough real stories like this one for Dr Phil to work on.
    C’mon man, if you think the Dr. Phil show is legit, you need help.

    jmonroe
    I tend to think it is real....if word got out it was made-up he would lose his credibility and his audience. Not everything is fake or a conspiracy you know? You can watch youtubes of the brat with her G Wagon and in one she put a dent in it.....I didn't watch it all...but I was told that she did get her G Wagon, and the link.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 17,090
    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    @driver100 ...I have a hard time watching these types of videos of precocious and (allegedly) privileged “kids” who are so over the top materialistic. They’re lives going forward are going to be very difficult as reality sets in.

    Plus, any parent that even remotely entertains this sort of behavior should be brought up on charges of child abuse.

    I found the interview fascinating because I really didn't think such people existed. It did make me grateful that I had to work for what I have.....even if I drove a 1995 Oldsmobile I would feel better about myself than what that girl felt about herself. If a kid is given everything there is no joy, no feeling of accomplishment, no hard lessons to be learned. The hard knocks in life make us better people, and we learn from bad experiences and from hardship. btw, the mother ended up giving into the spoiled brat and ended up buying her the G wagon.
    Can you imagine being that brat's husband?
    Oldfarmer....I don't think all shows are fake.....there are enough real stories like this one for Dr Phil to work on.
    C’mon man, if you think the Dr. Phil show is legit, you need help.

    jmonroe
    I tend to think it is real....if word got out it was made-up he would lose his credibility and his audience. Not everything is fake or a conspiracy you know? You can watch youtubes of the brat with her G Wagon and in one she put a dent in it.....I didn't watch it all...but I was told that she did get her G Wagon, and the link.
    You know that putting a dent in a G wagon can only improve the looks of that thing.

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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,616
    I tend to think it is real....if word got out it was made-up he would lose his credibility and his audience. Not everything is fake or a conspiracy you know?

    Not everything is fake. Just the part which is fake.

    Here's a link to Dr. Phil's credentialing and hospital privileges review. "Is Dr. Phil a board certified physician?"

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 17,090
    omarman said:

    I tend to think it is real....if word got out it was made-up he would lose his credibility and his audience. Not everything is fake or a conspiracy you know?

    Not everything is fake. Just the part which is fake.

    Here's a link to Dr. Phil's credentialing and hospital privileges review. "Is Dr. Phil a board certified physician?"

    I do believe that Dr. Phil has a PhD in Clinical Psychology so yes he is a doctor, just not a physician.

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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,616
    He has a doctorate in psychology but is not a licensed psychologist. So no, not a board certified physician. Agreed. And now back to the Doctor-But Not A Physician-Phil Show! :smile:
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  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,978
    edited December 2020
    fintail said:

    . . . when it comes to the Marie Antoinette demographic.

    Well, you can be a pain in the [non-permissible content removed] sometimes, but that is an excellent turn of phrase.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 17,090
    He is not licensed because he did not renew his license, but even if he was he still wouldn't be a physician. But he still has a doctorial degree so he can rightfully be called a doctor. Plus there is nothing in his show that would imply that doctor means physician.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 17,090

    fintail said:

    . . . when it comes to the Marie Antoinette demographic.

    Well, you can be a pain in the [non-permissible content removed] sometimes, but that is an excellent turn of phrase.

    Poor Marie got a bad rap, one of which she doesn't deserve.

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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,616
    Agreed again! Dr. Phil is practicing reality TV without a license. :smile:
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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,661

    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    @driver100 ...I have a hard time watching these types of videos of precocious and (allegedly) privileged “kids” who are so over the top materialistic. They’re lives going forward are going to be very difficult as reality sets in.

    Plus, any parent that even remotely entertains this sort of behavior should be brought up on charges of child abuse.

    I found the interview fascinating because I really didn't think such people existed. It did make me grateful that I had to work for what I have.....even if I drove a 1995 Oldsmobile I would feel better about myself than what that girl felt about herself. If a kid is given everything there is no joy, no feeling of accomplishment, no hard lessons to be learned. The hard knocks in life make us better people, and we learn from bad experiences and from hardship. btw, the mother ended up giving into the spoiled brat and ended up buying her the G wagon.
    Can you imagine being that brat's husband?
    Oldfarmer....I don't think all shows are fake.....there are enough real stories like this one for Dr Phil to work on.
    C’mon man, if you think the Dr. Phil show is legit, you need help.

    jmonroe
    I tend to think it is real....if word got out it was made-up he would lose his credibility and his audience. Not everything is fake or a conspiracy you know? You can watch youtubes of the brat with her G Wagon and in one she put a dent in it.....I didn't watch it all...but I was told that she did get her G Wagon, and the link.
    You know that putting a dent in a G wagon can only improve the looks of that thing.
    Ain’t that the truth. That is one vehicle I just don’t get. Not a fan.

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