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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,553
    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    True of any product, you can spend a lot or a little. Only you can decide what is of value to you. Why waste your money on an M5 when a Corolla will also take you to your destination?

    Cars and watches, I like 'em.

    I don’t think that’s a fair comparison. If a Corolla offered similar performance to an M5 for 1/4 the cost people would never buy an M5. A Timex tells the same time as a Rolex for a lot less.

    I get your point though, it’s your money to do with as you wish.
    The Rolex may tell the same time, but, I imagine, there is a feeling you get wearing a Rolex that you won't get wearing a Timex......not that I would actually know.
    But, I do know, a Rolex would be made right, it would feel really nice on the arm, and it looks great too.....the Timex, not so much.
    Not to beat this horse to death but I imagine the feeling you get when wearing a Rolex, is that you've paid too damn much to know what time it is.

    jmonroe
    When you wear a Rolex time is not important to you....you have to wave it in front of your face and make a big deal pretending you are looking at the time......flashing the watch in front of everyone so they notice you wear a Rolex. Otherwise, what is the point.
    With a Timex you look at the time when no one is looking at you.
    Lol... there was a lyric in a pop song years ago...

    Rolling up your sleeve so I can see the Rolly (Rolex) thing

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,628
    Driver, I did find a watch like that some years ago and bought it to be my "fancy" watch to wear with suits, etc. really thin leather belt, and ultra thin contoured watch part. really fit perfectly and did not stick out at all. I just don't wear watches now.

    I did have a Timex chronograph style too for daily use. they are both (and the old gold Seiko I got from my wife when we got married) in the nightstand drawer, I am sure all with dead batteries.

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,078

    Regarding the Focus transmission, I read they redesigned most troublesome part of it, then discontinued the car.

    Pretty dumb in my opinion. If they got the problem fixed why not just call the next generation by a different name and at least have one fuel efficient sedan. Admittedly, I don’t have access to Ford’s financials so maybe the Focus was a money loser, but still...

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,078
    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    True of any product, you can spend a lot or a little. Only you can decide what is of value to you. Why waste your money on an M5 when a Corolla will also take you to your destination?

    Cars and watches, I like 'em.

    I don’t think that’s a fair comparison. If a Corolla offered similar performance to an M5 for 1/4 the cost people would never buy an M5. A Timex tells the same time as a Rolex for a lot less.

    I get your point though, it’s your money to do with as you wish.
    The Rolex may tell the same time, but, I imagine, there is a feeling you get wearing a Rolex that you won't get wearing a Timex......not that I would actually know.
    But, I do know, a Rolex would be made right, it would feel really nice on the arm, and it looks great too.....the Timex, not so much.
    Not to beat this horse to death but I imagine the feeling you get when wearing a Rolex, is that you've paid too damn much to know what time it is.

    jmonroe
    When you wear a Rolex time is not important to you....you have to wave it in front of your face and make a big deal pretending you are looking at the time......flashing the watch in front of everyone so they notice you wear a Rolex. Otherwise, what is the point.
    With a Timex you look at the time when no one is looking at you.
    I think you’re right. The guy with the Timex doesn’t want anyone to know lest they try to rob him of the 10 grand he still has in his pocket. :D

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,628
    I get an occasional unsolicited comment from people that like my TLX too. The red really makes a difference.

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

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 962
    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    It seems there are more watches and models of watches than there are people on the earth. I like watches, but, since I can only wear one at a time I find my everyday one and one for sports (a Timex because it takes a licking and keeps on ticking....well going since they have batteries these days) is enough. Guess I could wear one on each arm and get 4 of them :p

    WOW, "wear one on each arm and get 4 of them". Can you send a pic of yourself again? Don't worry about the striped shirt, we're only interested in counting your appendages. :o

    jmonroe
    I have 2 now...and wear them both on the same arm at different times (one for regular use, one for sports)
    If I wear a watch on each arm I will need 2 X 2 = 4 watches.
    You're original post said, "wear ONE on each arm and get 4 of them". That sounds like you have more than 2 arms. 4 to be exact. So now you're back-peddling and telling us you're normal. Really? :o

    jmonroe
    I didn't backpedal. I knew what I meant.....like the formula says. It is just that my thinking is so far advanced from most people they can't keep up. :p
    Let me correct that, when dealing with you most people have a hard tIme keeping DOWN. :'(

    jmonroe
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 962

    My day was made today.

    I was out in the convertible this morning and as I was stopped at a light the guy in the car next to me shouted out “that’s a nice car”. I thanked him and went on my way with a smile.

    This is the second time in two weeks that I’ve received unsolicited compliments on the car. I’m wondering if it’s because it’s now so old that nobody knows what it is and thinks it’s something exotic. Anyway it’s nice to get praise on a bargain purchase.

    The only thing better would be compliments from pretty young women.♥️😍 Guess I’ll have to buy a black Altima for that.

    I know this post was for my benefit. At least you got a complement on your car. When I got complements on that black Altima it was a rental that I had when Mrs. j's old 2012 Legacy was in the shop having the right front fender replaced because a jacked-up pickup hit it in a kids hockey arena parking lot and taking off. That cost me 500 bucks out of my pocket to get it fixed.

    FWIW, that black Altima was an Enterprise car. If you want more complements, you have no excuse for not knowing where to get your hands on one. Then again maybe you don't want to do that because you might get more complements on it than your Stang. What a letdown that would be. :'(

    jmonroe
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,078
    jmonroe1 said:

    My day was made today.

    I was out in the convertible this morning and as I was stopped at a light the guy in the car next to me shouted out “that’s a nice car”. I thanked him and went on my way with a smile.

    This is the second time in two weeks that I’ve received unsolicited compliments on the car. I’m wondering if it’s because it’s now so old that nobody knows what it is and thinks it’s something exotic. Anyway it’s nice to get praise on a bargain purchase.

    The only thing better would be compliments from pretty young women.♥️😍 Guess I’ll have to buy a black Altima for that.

    I know this post was for my benefit. At least you got a complement on your car. When I got complements on that black Altima it was a rental that I had when Mrs. j's old 2012 Legacy was in the shop having the right front fender replaced because a jacked-up pickup hit it in a kids hockey arena parking lot and taking off. That cost me 500 bucks out of my pocket to get it fixed.

    FWIW, that black Altima was an Enterprise car. If you want more complements, you have no excuse for not knowing where to get your hands on one. Then again maybe you don't want to do that because you might get more complements on it than your Stang. What a letdown that would be. :'(

    jmonroe
    Enterprise car you say? So if I wear my Enterprise cap while I drive the vert all the girls will throw themselves on the hood? :p

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

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 962

    jmonroe1 said:

    My day was made today.

    I was out in the convertible this morning and as I was stopped at a light the guy in the car next to me shouted out “that’s a nice car”. I thanked him and went on my way with a smile.

    This is the second time in two weeks that I’ve received unsolicited compliments on the car. I’m wondering if it’s because it’s now so old that nobody knows what it is and thinks it’s something exotic. Anyway it’s nice to get praise on a bargain purchase.

    The only thing better would be compliments from pretty young women.♥️😍 Guess I’ll have to buy a black Altima for that.

    I know this post was for my benefit. At least you got a complement on your car. When I got complements on that black Altima it was a rental that I had when Mrs. j's old 2012 Legacy was in the shop having the right front fender replaced because a jacked-up pickup hit it in a kids hockey arena parking lot and taking off. That cost me 500 bucks out of my pocket to get it fixed.

    FWIW, that black Altima was an Enterprise car. If you want more complements, you have no excuse for not knowing where to get your hands on one. Then again maybe you don't want to do that because you might get more complements on it than your Stang. What a letdown that would be. :'(

    jmonroe
    Enterprise car you say? So if I wear my Enterprise cap while I drive the vert all the girls will throw themselves on the hood? :p
    No, NO, NO, it's the car. NOT the hat and certainly NOT you. :'(

    jmonroe
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,078
    jmonroe1 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    My day was made today.

    I was out in the convertible this morning and as I was stopped at a light the guy in the car next to me shouted out “that’s a nice car”. I thanked him and went on my way with a smile.

    This is the second time in two weeks that I’ve received unsolicited compliments on the car. I’m wondering if it’s because it’s now so old that nobody knows what it is and thinks it’s something exotic. Anyway it’s nice to get praise on a bargain purchase.

    The only thing better would be compliments from pretty young women.♥️😍 Guess I’ll have to buy a black Altima for that.

    I know this post was for my benefit. At least you got a complement on your car. When I got complements on that black Altima it was a rental that I had when Mrs. j's old 2012 Legacy was in the shop having the right front fender replaced because a jacked-up pickup hit it in a kids hockey arena parking lot and taking off. That cost me 500 bucks out of my pocket to get it fixed.

    FWIW, that black Altima was an Enterprise car. If you want more complements, you have no excuse for not knowing where to get your hands on one. Then again maybe you don't want to do that because you might get more complements on it than your Stang. What a letdown that would be. :'(

    jmonroe
    Enterprise car you say? So if I wear my Enterprise cap while I drive the vert all the girls will throw themselves on the hood? :p
    No, NO, NO, it's the car. NOT the hat and certainly NOT you. :'(

    jmonroe
    Well that’s disappointing. :'(

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

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 962

    jmonroe1 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    My day was made today.

    I was out in the convertible this morning and as I was stopped at a light the guy in the car next to me shouted out “that’s a nice car”. I thanked him and went on my way with a smile.

    This is the second time in two weeks that I’ve received unsolicited compliments on the car. I’m wondering if it’s because it’s now so old that nobody knows what it is and thinks it’s something exotic. Anyway it’s nice to get praise on a bargain purchase.

    The only thing better would be compliments from pretty young women.♥️😍 Guess I’ll have to buy a black Altima for that.

    I know this post was for my benefit. At least you got a complement on your car. When I got complements on that black Altima it was a rental that I had when Mrs. j's old 2012 Legacy was in the shop having the right front fender replaced because a jacked-up pickup hit it in a kids hockey arena parking lot and taking off. That cost me 500 bucks out of my pocket to get it fixed.

    FWIW, that black Altima was an Enterprise car. If you want more complements, you have no excuse for not knowing where to get your hands on one. Then again maybe you don't want to do that because you might get more complements on it than your Stang. What a letdown that would be. :'(

    jmonroe
    Enterprise car you say? So if I wear my Enterprise cap while I drive the vert all the girls will throw themselves on the hood? :p
    No, NO, NO, it's the car. NOT the hat and certainly NOT you. :'(

    jmonroe
    Well that’s disappointing. :'(
    It was meant to be. B)

    jmonroe
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,340

    driver100 said:

    It seems there are more watches and models of watches than there are people on the earth. I like watches, but, since I can only wear one at a time I find my everyday one and one for sports (a Timex because it takes a licking and keeps on ticking....well going since they have batteries these days) is enough. Guess I could wear one on each arm and get 4 of them :p

    Ya only got one butt, but 3 cars!
    You can only drive one car at a time but you can wear multiple watches at the same time.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,340
    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    True of any product, you can spend a lot or a little. Only you can decide what is of value to you. Why waste your money on an M5 when a Corolla will also take you to your destination?

    Cars and watches, I like 'em.

    I don’t think that’s a fair comparison. If a Corolla offered similar performance to an M5 for 1/4 the cost people would never buy an M5. A Timex tells the same time as a Rolex for a lot less.

    I get your point though, it’s your money to do with as you wish.
    The Rolex may tell the same time, but, I imagine, there is a feeling you get wearing a Rolex that you won't get wearing a Timex......not that I would actually know.
    But, I do know, a Rolex would be made right, it would feel really nice on the arm, and it looks great too.....the Timex, not so much.
    Not to beat this horse to death but I imagine the feeling you get when wearing a Rolex, is that you've paid too damn much to know what time it is.

    jmonroe
    For what Rolex's go for you can hire someone to wear a Timex and ask him what time it is.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 962

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    True of any product, you can spend a lot or a little. Only you can decide what is of value to you. Why waste your money on an M5 when a Corolla will also take you to your destination?

    Cars and watches, I like 'em.

    I don’t think that’s a fair comparison. If a Corolla offered similar performance to an M5 for 1/4 the cost people would never buy an M5. A Timex tells the same time as a Rolex for a lot less.

    I get your point though, it’s your money to do with as you wish.
    The Rolex may tell the same time, but, I imagine, there is a feeling you get wearing a Rolex that you won't get wearing a Timex......not that I would actually know.
    But, I do know, a Rolex would be made right, it would feel really nice on the arm, and it looks great too.....the Timex, not so much.
    Not to beat this horse to death but I imagine the feeling you get when wearing a Rolex, is that you've paid too damn much to know what time it is.

    jmonroe
    For what Rolex's go for you can hire someone to wear a Timex and ask him what time it is.
    That could work but if I could afford a Rolex, I wouldn't talk to people who wear a Timex. :@

    jmonroe

  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,756
    You know, you can pick up a nice looking used Rolex for a couple grand. They aren't too insane.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,641
    edited July 12
    Since Driver100 posted he has 4 arms, I think it's time to call the Men in Black. :)
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,435
    stickguy said:

    I just find most of these watches to be way too big/bulky/heavy. I don't have a really wide wrist either so they tend to be particularly poorly suited for me.

    You need a good designer watch....super thin. If made right it fits your wrist like a glove....perfectly conforms.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,435

    My day was made today.

    I was out in the convertible this morning and as I was stopped at a light the guy in the car next to me shouted out “that’s a nice car”. I thanked him and went on my way with a smile.

    .

    The Mustang is really more of a "Guys" car.....so, I think those compliments are actually aimed at you.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,435
    stickguy said:

    Driver, I did find a watch like that some years ago and bought it to be my "fancy" watch to wear with suits, etc. really thin leather belt, and ultra thin contoured watch part. really fit perfectly and did not stick out at all. I just don't wear watches now.

    I did have a Timex chronograph style too for daily use. they are both (and the old gold Seiko I got from my wife when we got married) in the nightstand drawer, I am sure all with dead batteries.

    Stick....there are some things I still like. One is a watch, and another is a real newspaper. Then I can glance through and find the stories I want to read. I can fold it up and take it with me. I can look at the ads and see if they are of interest to me. Another thing I like is still having a land line. I also like a real clock, not a digital one.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWPosts: 2,730
    edited July 12
    driver100 said:

    stickguy said:

    Stick....there are some things I still like. One is a watch, and another is a real newspaper. Then I can glance through and find the stories I want to read. I can fold it up and take it with me. I can look at the ads and see if they are of interest to me. Another thing I like is still having a land line. I also like a real clock, not a digital one.

    “And, these are a few of your favorite things”.

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,553
    A newspaper ??? What’s that?

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,364
    We now have six electric charging stations in my work garage. Today, it was a Tesla 3 dealership, 3 red, two blue, one black. Didn't note what was docked at the four outdoor stations.

    Check engine light came on last night. Code reads an issue with the EVAP system, probably not the gas cap. Hopefully only a couple hundred dollar fix. Or, is it cheaper to just buy a new car?

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,435
    carnaught said:

    driver100 said:

    stickguy said:

    Stick....there are some things I still like. One is a watch, and another is a real newspaper. Then I can glance through and find the stories I want to read. I can fold it up and take it with me. I can look at the ads and see if they are of interest to me. Another thing I like is still having a land line. I also like a real clock, not a digital one.

    “And, these are a few of your favorite things”.

    Yes, I am a simple man.
    Knock it off JMonroe...no comments from you :@

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,399
    edited July 12
    Just came back from Kroger picking up a chicken for dinner.


    In the checkout lane was a 5-6 year old in a Superman outfit with the BIG S design on the front.
    He was entertaining his younger brother sitting in the cart's child seat with exaggerated Superman
    actions.

    I would like to have taken a picture to post here because it would have been perfect. I thought
    of Driver100 when I saw him.

    I didn't notice if he was wearing a watch.





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

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 962

    We now have six electric charging stations in my work garage. Today, it was a Tesla 3 dealership, 3 red, two blue, one black. Didn't note what was docked at the four outdoor stations.

    Check engine light came on last night. Code reads an issue with the EVAP system, probably not the gas cap. Hopefully only a couple hundred dollar fix. Or, is it cheaper to just buy a new car?

    You know it ain't cheaper but you'll smile more. :p

    jmonroe
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 962
    driver100 said:

    carnaught said:

    driver100 said:

    stickguy said:

    Stick....there are some things I still like. One is a watch, and another is a real newspaper. Then I can glance through and find the stories I want to read. I can fold it up and take it with me. I can look at the ads and see if they are of interest to me. Another thing I like is still having a land line. I also like a real clock, not a digital one.

    “And, these are a few of your favorite things”.

    Yes, I am a simple man.
    Knock it off JMonroe...no comments from you :@
    I wasn't going to say nothin. :o

    jmonroe
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,641
    Evap problem might be covered under the emissions warranty. Usually longer than the basic vehicle warranty.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,078
    driver100 said:

    My day was made today.

    I was out in the convertible this morning and as I was stopped at a light the guy in the car next to me shouted out “that’s a nice car”. I thanked him and went on my way with a smile.

    .

    The Mustang is really more of a "Guys" car.....so, I think those compliments are actually aimed at you.

    The Mustang isn’t a convertible, I was driving the 20 yo Sebring.

    I did have a NYS trooper pull up along side the Mustang once and ask me if I wanted to trade for his patrol car.

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

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,369
    Daughter arrived in Florida today - Boynton Beach. I am relieved she arrived safely - it’s a long drive (1300+ miles). When I spoke with her, she was still unloading the truck her friend drove down for her. She starts work on Monday morning.

    I asked her to join me for dinner tomorrow night, but I haven’t heard back from her yet. Good to have a child close instead of spread out all over the country. Also happy she found an apartment so she didn’t have to move in with me with her cat.

    2018 Mercedes S450

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