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  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Alamogordo, NMPosts: 7,615
    jmonroe - mine's a mystery, yep. Oh well...I always like a great mystery!

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490

    xwesx said:

    You're saying they react Sort of like southerners who see their first snow accumulate on everything like up here in the North...

    For me, it isn't the snow as much as the drivers that cause amazement when I see snow in the "south." I remember a run through Buffalo, NY, during a record (for the time) snowstorm in 2001. I was horrified at the ineptitude displayed by the "local" NY populace. I thought these people saw snow on a regular basis! /cries
    But they have AWD so snow and ice can be ignored...until they hit something.
    For some folks, it's hard to understand that only four little patches of rubber are holding your car on the road. Even if you're driving an Army 6X6, everything depends on that patch of tire.

    AWD helps you accelerate where 2WD cannot. That's all it does.
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,806
    edited August 2018
    My neighbors work for the same company and get company cars.  '16 and '17 Jetta SEL.  The company utilized  TDIs until they were bought back.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,191
    My dad passed in August 1991; he wasn't a real car guy, but he did own a few Mustangs, a Torino GT(with the shaker hood), and a Mark VII LSC. He also had a 1973 V8 Bronco which I inherited- a truly miserable vehicle- I think the people that have fond memories of them today must have been doing some serious mind-altering drugs at the time they drove or owned them.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,600
    edited August 2018
    Michaell said:



    45 years ago today, my folks bought the car that I would learn to drive in. On August 12, 1973 we went to Lunsford Toyota on Oxnard Blvd and picked out a brown Toyota Corona as our new car for my mom. I think they paid $2900 for it. That car lasted 8 years, and I have quite a few memories of it. I remember my mom being able to fill the gas tank with $5. I remember adding a cassette deck to it so I could play the latest songs in it. I remember taking my driving test in it. I also remember the day when I was involved in an accident on my way to high school that ultimately totaled it.

    August 12, 1973 also happened to be my dad's 38th birthday. He would have been 83 today. I've been thinking about, and missing him, quite a lot these past few days.

    Happy birthday, dad!

    Those Toyotas looked pretty nice for their time. Your dad must have been adventurous to buy a very early Toyota. I think most people were pretty skeptical of Toyotas in the early days. I remember one rumor that if you scratched the paint off of a Toyota you would find they were made of tomato juice cans. Not nice, but, that is what they "jokingly" said.

    My dad loved cars...he could even fix them....unlike me. He also loved gadgets like crystal radios, transistor radios, early TVs but especially cars. He would have loved to drive a modern car with all the new toys.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 117,155
    driver100 said:

    Michaell said:



    45 years ago today, my folks bought the car that I would learn to drive in. On August 12, 1973 we went to Lunsford Toyota on Oxnard Blvd and picked out a brown Toyota Corona as our new car for my mom. I think they paid $2900 for it. That car lasted 8 years, and I have quite a few memories of it. I remember my mom being able to fill the gas tank with $5. I remember adding a cassette deck to it so I could play the latest songs in it. I remember taking my driving test in it. I also remember the day when I was involved in an accident on my way to high school that ultimately totaled it.

    August 12, 1973 also happened to be my dad's 38th birthday. He would have been 83 today. I've been thinking about, and missing him, quite a lot these past few days.

    Happy birthday, dad!

    Those Toyotas looked pretty nice for their time. Your dad must have been adventurous to buy a very early Toyota. I think most people were pretty skeptical of Toyotas in the early days. I remember one rumor that if you scratched the paint off of a Toyota you would find they were made of tomato juice cans. Not nice, but, that is what they "jokingly" said.

    My dad loved cars...he could even fix them....unlike me. He also loved gadgets like crystal radios, transistor radios, early TVs but especially cars. He would have loved to drive a modern car with all the new toys.
    Before the Toyota, they owned VWs - an early 60's Beetle and a '68 Squareback. The Squareback had an engine failure which put them in the market.

    I remember going with my dad to the Mazda lot and looking at both the RX-2 and RX-3, so he was pretty adventerous when it came to my mom's cars. Even though my dad drove a '70 Chevy pickup, I don't think he ever considered a domestic brand for my mom.

    The Toyota was replaced with a '72 MB 220 diesel, which my mom hated every day they owned it.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,627
    These last few posts brought back a funny memory for me. Back around 1969 or so I got a subscription to Road Test magazine. It claimed to be different from R&T, C&D and Motor Trend in that it did not take advertising from car manufacturers. It was a fairly bare-bones publication but I liked their different point of view.

    One of the things that they did early on was test a lot of those new Japanese cars that were just making an impact. They seemed to generally love them and gave most of them favorable reviews. One I recall clearly was the Mazda 808, the piston-engine version of the RX-3, which they raved about. We had a newly-minted Mazda dealer in town - the typical style back then of being in a converted service station - and when the parents were in car-buying mode around 1971 I talked them into going to look at one there because it came in a station wagon version, which Dad thought would be useful in his real estate business.

    Aside from the small size, what struck both them and me the most was how cheap everything seemed, from the thickness of the metal and the sound the doors made when closing, to the plasticky seat and door panel upholstery, pretty much everything. They didn't even bother taking one for a drive after sitting in and looking at them in the small showroom, and I couldn't really disagree. It made me wonder a bit about Road Test magazine.

    Later on I saw a letter to the editor complaining about their bias towards Japanese cars they reviewed. The author said that he had sent them a cheque for a subscription and when the cancelled cheque came back from the bank it had a cancellation stamp from the Bank of Tokyo. It made me wonder just how independent they actually were.

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

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,403
    Will be driving my son and grandson to the airport in a few hours. Boy, did the time fly - 3 nights and off they go.

    We had dinner last night at NYY Steak House (same restaurant as the one at Yankee Stadium) and then went over to GameStop. Troy (grandson) just had to have a few games for his player at home so I melted and bought him a few. Those things are darn expensive - $60.00 each. Ouch.

    So, we are going to have some lunch here at my condo and soon I will be all alone once again. Quiet is nice after the last three days - but will miss them both dearly. :'(

    2018 Mercedes S450

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,726
    edited August 2018
    Toyota's were pretty mainstream by 73. That was the gas crisis era.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • berriberri Posts: 10,057
    The gov tariffs imposed on Japanese cars led to them putting plants in the US, which led to them expanding their product lines into most everything Detroit did. I wonder if the D3 regret that decision in retrospect?
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,868
    The rains from the Everglades just passed by us during the last 1/2 hour. Yesterday, we were stuck in Publix buying groceries and the skies opened up like a hurricane. Found out that the "bag folks" aren't allowed to take the groceries to ones vehicle when it's thundering with lightning, it's a safety hazard for them, which I get. Ended up pulling the Golf over to the front door area which has a small covered area while the oldest threw the bags into the back seat. The storm followed us home but luckily the garage was empty so we pulled right in.
    With our crazy rainy season since the end of May, haven't had to turn on my sprinklers yet. Was going to last Wednesday as it got a bit dry, but it's been raining everyday since so they remain off. Better to let Mother Nature do her thing!!

    The Sandman :) B)

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,082
    Michaell said:



    45 years ago today, my folks bought the car that I would learn to drive in. On August 12, 1973 we went to Lunsford Toyota on Oxnard Blvd and picked out a brown Toyota Corona as our new car for my mom. I think they paid $2900 for it. That car lasted 8 years, and I have quite a few memories of it. I remember my mom being able to fill the gas tank with $5. I remember adding a cassette deck to it so I could play the latest songs in it. I remember taking my driving test in it. I also remember the day when I was involved in an accident on my way to high school that ultimately totaled it.

    August 12, 1973 also happened to be my dad's 38th birthday. He would have been 83 today. I've been thinking about, and missing him, quite a lot these past few days.

    Happy birthday, dad!

    I learned to drive on a Toyota Corona! My mom bought hers in 1969. Had to go all the way to LA to get it. It was a great car that was basically handed down from one family member to the next.
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,592
    I sent Kirstie an e-mail at the address she left a few days ago. I can still get on here with my ancient laptop that used my old e-mail address from work and skips the sign-in screen, given how I saved the page I want to return to. Anyway, it seems that the perfect storm of a new laptop, different e-mail address and this new logon thing looks like it'll be a challenge to sort out. I should probably seek out the board that discusses it. At least I can communicate here. I'm totally locked out on my new laptop.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,299
    I sent Kirstie an e-mail at the address she left a few days ago. I can still get on here with my ancient laptop that used my old e-mail address from work and skips the sign-in screen, given how I saved the page I want to return to. Anyway, it seems that the perfect storm of a new laptop, different e-mail address and this new logon thing looks like it'll be a challenge to sort out. I should probably seek out the board that discusses it. At least I can communicate here. I'm totally locked out on my new laptop.
    Can you go into your profile and change your email address from your old corporate email address to your current gmail?

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,726
    @cdnpinhead,
    For the new 'Insider' login, I used my old Edmunds email address with a new password.
    Still have to go to 'site map' and switch to categorized view(kind of upper right on screen).
    Then look for forums.
    Other than the new sign in, it's the same way I always get here after being forced to log in.
    Hope it helps.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,870
    CD, might be easier to just sign up with an active email address, and become CDPINHEAD2 or some such. Unless you care about your post count, or badges earned. If not, you will be up and running, and everyone will still know who you are.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,299
    stickguy said:
    CD, might be easier to just sign up with an active email address, and become CDPINHEAD2 or some such. Unless you care about your post count, or badges earned. If not, you will be up and running, and everyone will still know who you are.
    Or he could become azpinhead

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,627
    Writing this on my iPad because I am suddenly locked out of here on my PC where I registered and had no problem posting until just now. It auto-fills my correct email and new password but returns "email authentication fails" when I try to log in. What the H*** is going on?

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

  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,592
    edited August 2018
    I'm afraid that if I mess with the account that works I'll be completely shut out. Time will tell. Finding the boards that I follow in the brave new world could be difficult, as opposed to just going to "My Bookmarks." Nothing compared to Mike in FL or any number of others, but the last month has contained more change than I care for -- just little stuff, but lots of it.
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,627
    The odd thing about my situation is that I am logged into the other parts of Edmunds as it greets me in the top right corner of the screen with my name, but it won't let me into the forums.

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

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 20,225
    When I read about yet another change I just figured my Edmunds days were over considering what happened lat time. I will be forever in debt to Karen who got me through this and assigned me a new password which, of course isn't good any longer.

    But....alas...I did my best to follow the instructions and I'm back in with a shiny new password. About 20 years ago when they made a MAJOR change lost all of my seniority including a week of vacation pay and any vesting that I had at the time....GONE! I don't think I could go through that again. Oh, the agony!
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,592
    Well, @isell, if you can make this work, it gives me hope.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,676
    Nice post @Michaell

    I learned to drive on several cars.

    Mom’s 92 Caravan (base model)
    Stepdad’s 83 Chrysler Eclass (it talked!)
    Pop’s 93 Town Car Cartier
    My 89 Grand Marquis LS

    Last car my Dad owned was an 87 Shadow ES Turbo two door. Black over grey. He passed March of 92 @ 42 years old. Before the Shadow he had an 86 Shelby Charger.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,627
    tjc78 said:

    Nice post @Michaell

    I learned to drive on several cars.

    Mom’s 92 Caravan (base model)
    Stepdad’s 83 Chrysler Eclass (it talked!)
    Pop’s 93 Town Car Cartier
    My 89 Grand Marquis LS

    Last car my Dad owned was an 87 Shadow ES Turbo two door. Black over grey. He passed March of 92 @ 42 years old. Before the Shadow he had an 86 Shelby Charger.

    Wow, way too young. That must have been so hard on you.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,870
    I mostly learned to drive on the family Volvo. a 1969 144 4 speed. A few drives in the HS driver's ed downsized Caprice. and some time in a neighbor's super beetle 4 speed. Oh, and my Grandmother's VW 412 wagon. that was an Automatic. And the most evil car I ever drove.

    You can see why I am not fond of American land yachts!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,486
    edited August 2018
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    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,486
    ab348 said:

    The odd thing about my situation is that I am logged into the other parts of Edmunds as it greets me in the top right corner of the screen with my name, but it won't let me into the forums.

    Did you get a welcome email to the address under which you registered with Insider?

    In my case, I'd do a cookie cleaning using a couple of programs I have, then start over logging in. I'd have to log back into Insider. And I think one time I had to log back into Forums, but another time I didn't have to log into forums.

    I use the cookie et al cleaners because a couple of sites I visit limit how many free stories you can view. Clearing everything takes away however they keep a record of my visits, so I start with a clean slate after a couple of days.

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

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,486
    edited August 2018
    ab348 said:

    Writing this on my iPad because I am suddenly locked out of here on my PC where I registered and had no problem posting until just now. It auto-fills my correct email and new password but returns "email authentication fails" when I try to log in. What the H*** is going on?

    Another possibility is that the auto-fill is not putting in the password you want. I've had that trouble with a Malibu forum I frequent.

    Another technique might be to log in using another browser. I have Chrome, Firefox, and Edge on this computer. So I can switch to another one if there's a problem in Chrome, e.g..

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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,627
    It is the correct password because I cleared it after the first rejection and entered it manually. And besides, it logged me in as an "Insider".

    I only use Firefox so I am not changing just for here.

    The original re-registration last week worked fine, with the welcome email requesting confirmation, which also worked when I responded to it.

    Something is very messed up here. It was working until mid-afternoon when I left the house for a while, and when I returned it wanted me to log into the forums and it would not work.

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

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