Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!





Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Did you get a great deal? Let us know in the Values & Prices Paid section!
Meet your fellow owners in our Owners Clubs

Edmunds Members - Cars and Conversations

1314531463148315031513186

Comments

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,726
    @fintail,
    Location looked not too bad, but house very small and kind of strange mix of old/new.
    Used to have a couple of the same of the over the vanity light.
    Light bulbs probably cost more than the fixture.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,910
    Of course, the little postwar bungalow is of literal zero value other than maybe as a short term rental until permits and plans are made for the replacement. This won't be a parentally-aided flip, it will be replaced by something larger and potentially tacky or cliched, the mcmodern box and faux farmhouse are very trendy among those flush with cash around here.

    @fintail,
    Location looked not too bad, but house very small and kind of strange mix of old/new.
    Used to have a couple of the same of the over the vanity light.
    Light bulbs probably cost more than the fixture.

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,676
    edited July 22
    I think the heat may have taken out the Elantra’s battery.

    It seemed a little slow to crank this morning and when I passed the wipers to clean the windshield they were s l o w.

    By the time I got to the office they were back to normal speed. We put about 125 miles on it yesterday running some errands and then doing a couple wine tastings in Hammonton, NJ and it seemed fine. Outside temps were reading 103.

    It wouldn’t surprise me. The 08 Elantra’s battery was dead in two years and IIRC the my replaced the ‘09 Genesis’s battery in the first year. I guess Hyundai uses crap batteries.

    I’m hoping I’m wrong. Only 3 payments left on the lease and I would rather not drop $100 on it.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,394
    fintail said:

    Isn't that one of those lakes that catches on fire now and then? B)

    Nope that was the Cuyahoga river in Cleveland.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,394
    tjc78 said:

    I think the heat may have taken out the Elantra’s battery.

    It seemed a little slow to crank this morning and when I passed the wipers to clean the windshield they were s l o w.

    By the time I got to the office they were back to normal speed. We put about 125 miles on it yesterday running some errands and then doing a couple wine tastings in Hammonton, NJ and it seemed fine. Outside temps were reading 103.

    It wouldn’t surprise me. The 08 Elantra’s battery was dead in two years and IIRC the my replaced the ‘09 Genesis’s battery in the first year. I guess Hyundai uses crap batteries.

    I’m hoping I’m wrong. Only 3 payments left on the lease and I would rather not drop $100 on it.

    I seem to remember getting 5 years, give or take, on the OEM batteries on our Hyundais.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,676
    That's what I would expect, just not what I've seen. I hope I'm wrong...like I said car goes back soon and I'd hate to put a battery in now.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • berriberri Posts: 10,057
    Heat is a killer for batteries and other electronics.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,870
    No issues on our sonata during the lease. Didn’t keep my Elantra long enough to even wear off the new car smell!

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

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,403
    berri said:

    Heat is a killer for batteries and other electronics.

    You are correct, berri. When I lived in Palm Desert CA, I used to go through a battery every 18-24 months. The average daytime heat in the Mojave Desert (Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, etc.) during the months of June through October is 105+ degrees and at night it stays in the 90’s. It hits 115+ degrees often.

    My Mercedes Dealer told me it was the extreme heat. Luckily, they honored warranties.

    2018 Mercedes S450

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,032
    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    Michaell said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    @jmonroe1,
    You are rehabbing that house like you are going to live in it, not flip it.

    You make a good point. When this flipping thing started, my Son had to create a company for tax purposes and to be able to buy from wholesalers. Since it has his name on it, he wants people to associate that name with a quality house for future business. I told him I don't plan to do this kind of stuff in the future. His response to that was, "after a small break with this house you'll want to do it again. This is what will keep you young". He's dead wrong, this flip house has convinced me that I belong in retirement. :@

    jmonroe
    Maybe you need to be a 50% partner to keep you motivated
    Better yet, if I decide to become a snowbird in Florida this winter then decide to live there permanently, he'll forget all about me and look for a younger partner. ;)

    jmonroe

    I wouldn't recommend the Tampa/St Petes area....you probably like something more on the East coast. Just trying to be helpful ;)
    I guess you're trying to tell me the Gulf Coast ain't big enough for the two of us. That's fine with me because I'm familiar with the East Coast and if I move that is where I'll probably go. I'm pretty sure the East Coast is big enough for @abacomike and I. Sure would be a shame if Mike had to leave that area since he's been there so long.

    FWIW, I have a cousin who moved to the Sarasota area a few years ago and has given me a standing offer to come for an extended stay to try out that area before committing to which coast I should move to, if and when I do decide to make the move. I think it's only fair to warn you not to come down if I take up my cousins offer. I'd hate to see you waste your airfare money that year. :@

    jmonroe
  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,403
    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    Michaell said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    @jmonroe1,
    You are rehabbing that house like you are going to live in it, not flip it.

    You make a good point. When this flipping thing started, my Son had to create a company for tax purposes and to be able to buy from wholesalers. Since it has his name on it, he wants people to associate that name with a quality house for future business. I told him I don't plan to do this kind of stuff in the future. His response to that was, "after a small break with this house you'll want to do it again. This is what will keep you young". He's dead wrong, this flip house has convinced me that I belong in retirement. :@

    jmonroe
    Maybe you need to be a 50% partner to keep you motivated
    Better yet, if I decide to become a snowbird in Florida this winter then decide to live there permanently, he'll forget all about me and look for a younger partner. ;)

    jmonroe

    I wouldn't recommend the Tampa/St Petes area....you probably like something more on the East coast. Just trying to be helpful ;)
    I guess you're trying to tell me the Gulf Coast ain't big enough for the two of us. That's fine with me because I'm familiar with the East Coast and if I move that is where I'll probably go. I'm pretty sure the East Coast is big enough for @abacomike and I. Sure would be a shame if Mike had to leave that area since he's been there so long.

    FWIW, I have a cousin who moved to the Sarasota area a few years ago and has given me a standing offer to come for an extended stay to try out that area before committing to which coast I should move to, if and when I do decide to make the move. I think it's only fair to warn you not to come down if I take up my cousins offer. I'd hate to see you waste your airfare money that year. :@

    jmonroe
    The Gulf Coast and the East Coast both have their positive attributes and their negatives. If I had the financial resources to move from the Southeast Coast, I definitely would! It is just too congested here. I would prefer the East Central or Northeast Coast. My brother lives in an ideal location - Ponte Vedra which is about 20 miles north of St. Augustine and about 20 miles south of Jacksonville. The climate there (Ponte Vedra) is very different than the Southeast or Southwest coastal areas. It gets pretty cold up there during the winter. But summers are about the same as we get down here.

    My daughter is now acclimating to the heat and humidity. She was used to 80's during the summer - now it's mid 90's every day with lows in the low to mid 80's. You get used to the heat and humidity - you go from your air-conditioned residence to your air-conditioned car to an air-conditioned grocery or food store and/or shopping mall.

    Worst place to be during the summers is the Orlando area - hotter and more humid up there and traffic is a nighmare.

    2018 Mercedes S450

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,627
    I visited Central Florida once in June and the heat was pretty bad. But I visited Williamsburg a couple of times, once also in June, and that Virginia steam heat was worse than Florida for me.

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

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,600
    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    Michaell said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    @jmonroe1,
    You are rehabbing that house like you are going to live in it, not flip it.

    You make a good point. When this flipping thing started, my Son had to create a company for tax purposes and to be able to buy from wholesalers. Since it has his name on it, he wants people to associate that name with a quality house for future business. I told him I don't plan to do this kind of stuff in the future. His response to that was, "after a small break with this house you'll want to do it again. This is what will keep you young". He's dead wrong, this flip house has convinced me that I belong in retirement. :@

    jmonroe
    Maybe you need to be a 50% partner to keep you motivated
    Better yet, if I decide to become a snowbird in Florida this winter then decide to live there permanently, he'll forget all about me and look for a younger partner. ;)

    jmonroe

    I wouldn't recommend the Tampa/St Petes area....you probably like something more on the East coast. Just trying to be helpful ;)
    FWIW, I have a cousin who moved to the Sarasota area a few years ago and has given me a standing offer to come for an extended stay to try out that area before committing to which coast I should move to, if and when I do decide to make the move. I think it's only fair to warn you not to come down if I take up my cousins offer. I'd hate to see you waste your airfare money that year. :@

    jmonroe
    Actually, if you go to Sarasota between Nov 1st and March 20 2020, let me know. I would love to bring the C250 over for a good waxing.
    No seriously, I would come down and we could get together....that would be fun!

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,032
    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    Michaell said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    @jmonroe1,
    You are rehabbing that house like you are going to live in it, not flip it.

    You make a good point. When this flipping thing started, my Son had to create a company for tax purposes and to be able to buy from wholesalers. Since it has his name on it, he wants people to associate that name with a quality house for future business. I told him I don't plan to do this kind of stuff in the future. His response to that was, "after a small break with this house you'll want to do it again. This is what will keep you young". He's dead wrong, this flip house has convinced me that I belong in retirement. :@

    jmonroe
    Maybe you need to be a 50% partner to keep you motivated
    Better yet, if I decide to become a snowbird in Florida this winter then decide to live there permanently, he'll forget all about me and look for a younger partner. ;)

    jmonroe

    I wouldn't recommend the Tampa/St Petes area....you probably like something more on the East coast. Just trying to be helpful ;)
    FWIW, I have a cousin who moved to the Sarasota area a few years ago and has given me a standing offer to come for an extended stay to try out that area before committing to which coast I should move to, if and when I do decide to make the move. I think it's only fair to warn you not to come down if I take up my cousins offer. I'd hate to see you waste your airfare money that year. :@

    jmonroe
    Actually, if you go to Sarasota between Nov 1st and March 20 2020, let me know. I would love to bring the C250 over for a good waxing.
    No seriously, I would come down and we could get together....that would be fun!

    Not for me. All of a sudden you've changed your tune. You're beginning to sound like a gun fighter who's lost his nerve. :D

    jmonroe
  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,376
    jmonroe1 said:

    fezo said:

    So, I buy the 3. My youngest daughter, 17, has likely never seen me but a car in state. I bring it home and she says "You bought a car in New Jersey?" Totally baffled.

    Today I get a $10 check in the mail from the dealership saying I overpaid the state fees. Cool.

    Gee, this must be the third or fourth post from you in a week. What happened? Did Edmunds new system kidnap you or what?

    FWIW, they're not nice guys. They have to refund over payments or they'd be fined by the state. I'll bet they didn't apologize for screwing you with their doc fee. :D

    jmonroe
    I don't do doc fees. I figure out what an acceptable out the door price is and stick to it. I tell them they can juggle the numbers however they want, as long as the bottom line equals my offer.
    2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring, 2014 Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback, 1999 Mazda Miata 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999.
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,032
    fezo said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    fezo said:

    So, I buy the 3. My youngest daughter, 17, has likely never seen me but a car in state. I bring it home and she says "You bought a car in New Jersey?" Totally baffled.

    Today I get a $10 check in the mail from the dealership saying I overpaid the state fees. Cool.

    Gee, this must be the third or fourth post from you in a week. What happened? Did Edmunds new system kidnap you or what?

    FWIW, they're not nice guys. They have to refund over payments or they'd be fined by the state. I'll bet they didn't apologize for screwing you with their doc fee. :D

    jmonroe
    I don't do doc fees. I figure out what an acceptable out the door price is and stick to it. I tell them they can juggle the numbers however they want, as long as the bottom line equals my offer.
    Sounds like the ole fez we know. It seems we've taught you well in here. If you stick around I'm sure you'll learn even more. B)

    jmonroe
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,726
    A couple of years ago, I saw some Burning River Surf Club tee shirts in a store.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,600
    edited July 22
    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    Michaell said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    @jmonroe1,
    You are rehabbing that house like you are going to live in it, not flip it.

    You make a good point. When this flipping thing started, my Son had to create a company for tax purposes and to be able to buy from wholesalers. Since it has his name on it, he wants people to associate that name with a quality house for future business. I told him I don't plan to do this kind of stuff in the future. His response to that was, "after a small break with this house you'll want to do it again. This is what will keep you young". He's dead wrong, this flip house has convinced me that I belong in retirement. :@

    jmonroe
    Maybe you need to be a 50% partner to keep you motivated
    Better yet, if I decide to become a snowbird in Florida this winter then decide to live there permanently, he'll forget all about me and look for a younger partner. ;)

    jmonroe

    I wouldn't recommend the Tampa/St Petes area....you probably like something more on the East coast. Just trying to be helpful ;)
    FWIW, I have a cousin who moved to the Sarasota area a few years ago and has given me a standing offer to come for an extended stay to try out that area before committing to which coast I should move to, if and when I do decide to make the move. I think it's only fair to warn you not to come down if I take up my cousins offer. I'd hate to see you waste your airfare money that year. :@

    jmonroe
    Actually, if you go to Sarasota between Nov 1st and March 20 2020, let me know. I would love to bring the C250 over for a good waxing.
    No seriously, I would come down and we could get together....that would be fun!

    Not for me. All of a sudden you've changed your tune. You're beginning to sound like a gun fighter who's lost his nerve. :D

    jmonroe
    ....and I thought I would have got a free dinner out of it! But, then again, it wouldn't be worth the one hour drive, probably take me to a Taco Bell, and some excuse about forgetting to bring the wax! :@ (Car wax that is)

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,202
    driver100 said:

    How cool is this feature?

    Talk about open concept!
    Make your house into a bar, and it only costs $1.5 mill.
    I don't get that, do people sit there and talk and drink and look at the water all day?
    I would assume that swatting flies would take up a good portion of your time.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,676
    Hmm... maybe I spoke too soon. Car was fine tonight. Car started fine and wipers normal speed.

    Maybe battery just got a little drained with the heat yesterday.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • thebeanthebean Parts UnknownPosts: 1,086
    Do you think we will ever see quirky or low profit autos like the Honda Element or a really small GM/Ford pickup or Toyota Tercel 4WD wagon again from mainstream companies? It seems that auto makers aren’t going to mfg anything that won’t sell in large numbers. Not to mention only limited exterior/interior colors. What’s out there now is not enough to get me in the showroom to spend my hard-earned cash.
    2015 Honda Accord EX, 2017 Honda Civic EX-T
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,600
    tjc78 said:

    Hmm... maybe I spoke too soon. Car was fine tonight. Car started fine and wipers normal speed.

    Maybe battery just got a little drained with the heat yesterday.

    Or taking it out charged up the battery again, but, it could fail again. Maybe get it tested if you know have an honest garage. Or hope it keeps going until you take it in, but could cost more than $100 if it fails at an inconvenient time.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,676
    It still has roadside assistance with Hyundai. I’m riding it out, chances are it’s gone by end of Sept / Early Oct anyway.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • berriberri Posts: 10,057
    Is that gone because of your Jersey neighborhood, or because you'll replace it before winter B)
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,202
    tjc78 said:

    Hmm... maybe I spoke too soon. Car was fine tonight. Car started fine and wipers normal speed.

    Maybe battery just got a little drained with the heat yesterday.

    If your electric accessories were slow when the car was running it might be something other than your battery. Correct me if I’m wrong but doesn't equipment like wipers work off the alternator once the car is started?

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,202
    My Ford dealer is at it again. This time they are offering a new 2019 Mustang GT for only $43 more a month than my current payment. This is the same 60 month loan with a below market 1.9% rate. I haven’t run the actual numbers yet but it sounds kind of tempting.

    I’ve got 10 payments left on the 2015 and I’m sure they aren’t factoring that into their offer.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,676
    berri said:

    Is that gone because of your Jersey neighborhood, or because you'll replace it before winter B)

    Lol, the latter. Lease due back 11/6

    @oldfarmer50
    Not quite sure, but no doubt it cranked slowly and the wipers were really slow until about 10 mins of driving.

    It was fine tonight, driving in a thunderstorm with wipers, lights and AC running.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • berriberri Posts: 10,057
    Actually, I always enjoyed visiting Jersey. There are lots of pretty areas, good food and contrary to stereotypes, I've met many nice people there.
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 117,155
    berri said:

    Actually, I always enjoyed visiting Jersey. There are lots of pretty areas, good food and contrary to stereotypes, I've met many nice people there.

    +1

    My godparents lived there, and I have fond memories of the area.

    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and let us know! Post a pic of your new purchase or lease!


    MODERATOR

    2016 VW Jetta 1.4T SE / 2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R / 2014 MINI Countryman S ALL4

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,676
    berri said:

    Actually, I always enjoyed visiting Jersey. There are lots of pretty areas, good food and contrary to stereotypes, I've met many nice people there.

    I like it here in Jersey (right outside Philly). I’m not sure I’d be happier anywhere else. I’ve been just about everywhere in the US, and home is my favorite despite the high cost of living.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

Sign In or Register to comment.