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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,854
    edited August 25
    stickguy said:

    I should have gotten a shore house back when we first started going. And it was still theoretically affordable.

    at this point, at minimum, I need to find a lot cheaper town than SH to look at!

    Wildwood Crest isn’t too bad ... condos around 275 ish

    Wife wants Seapointe Village ... nearly 400K with $500 month association fees. Um, no.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 121,524
    tjc78 said:

    stickguy said:

    I should have gotten a shore house back when we first started going. And it was still theoretically affordable.

    at this point, at minimum, I need to find a lot cheaper town than SH to look at!

    Wildwood Crest isn’t too bad ... condos around 275 ish

    Wife wants Seapointe Village ... nearly 400K with $500 month association fees. Um, no.
    I had a cousin who had a 1-bedroom condo in Margate. Got to spend the night there once, in a previous wife-time.

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,957
    abacomike said:

    andres3 said:

    berri said:

    You just upped the game from civil to criminal!

    I considered, and still do consider the unreliability of my '95 Neon to have been criminal fraud by the designers, engineers, assemblers, management/ownership, and builders of the car.
    Where have I heard this before - sounds familiar! 😩
    Not enough times I'm sure :)
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    tjc78 said:

    stickguy said:

    I should have gotten a shore house back when we first started going. And it was still theoretically affordable.

    at this point, at minimum, I need to find a lot cheaper town than SH to look at!

    Wildwood Crest isn’t too bad ... condos around 275 ish

    Wife wants Seapointe Village ... nearly 400K with $500 month association fees. Um, no.
    that is cheap. Cross the bridge to the north if you want real sticker shock!

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,854
    edited August 25
    Waaaayyyyyout of our price range

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    wait, you just got a fancy Volvo, but can't afford $1,000,000 for a 50x80 piece of sand with no house on it?

    That math is hard to believe!

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,319
    stickguy said:

    I should have gotten a shore house back when we first started going. And it was still theoretically affordable.

    at this point, at minimum, I need to find a lot cheaper town than SH to look at!

    Go shopping after the next hurricane.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,854
    stickguy said:

    wait, you just got a fancy Volvo, but can't afford $1,000,000 for a 50x80 piece of sand with no house on it?

    That math is hard to believe!

    Ha ha... I just got a good lease, I spoke to someone not long ago paying nearly the same amount for a loaded Camry!

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    I still find lease prices fascinating, how wildly different cars (and stickers) can end up costing the same, and sometimes the much nicer unit is real dollar cheaper. And since you are just "renting" it, only the payment matters.

    I still browse Honcker just to see what is being pushed. Right now on deals of the day, there is a Compass Lattitude and Forester sport. Almost the exact same MSRP, but the Sube is $386 and the Jeep $191. Though $700 more up front so effectively about $170 less per month. Or a CRV EX-L in the middle at $273, so still $100 less per month (and that stickers for a couple grand more).

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,854
    A very good friend of mine was paying $500 a month for a fully loaded RAV4 limited for his wife.

    I told him he needs to shop elsewhere if that’s his payment budget.

    He just got her a CRV, I would hate to see that lease. I didn’t ask!

    I’m done offering help...

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  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,422
    I've made offers so many times to help people and no one really takes me up on it so I've stopped offering.
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    I was surprised to see a CRV that (relatively) cheap on Honcker. When I shopped them last December, lease prices were decidedly mediocre. Guess they have units to move! I mentioned it to the wife, and she asked "isn't that the one with the bad engine?" Which I finally figured out meant the CVT that she did not care for. So I think a CRV is not on her list.

    I do have people take me up on offer to help. Sometimes they even listen and end up with deals I sketch out (rough parameters). I helped (with lots of trade value input from QB) my SIL get an RDX 3 years ago. that lease is up in October/November, and she is bugging me to come up and help play the bad cop in her shopping (she needs no help grinding on her own!). I think I will stay home and just supply suggested pricing on whatever she is interested in. Likely a new RDX to fit what she wants, even though she will have to accept a much, much higher payment. So we shall see. Saw her at the beach in July and gave her a short shopping list to look at.

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  • berriberri Posts: 10,138
    Current CRV has had several recalls while improved competition has come out, so maybe it makes some sense.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    I was OK with how it drove, and it was very functional and practical, but I could not overcome the gas in the oil issue. Even though I would have leased it, still bugged me.

    there is not much in that class now that I am really interested in. Did like the CX5. Rav 4, looks good, but from what I have read, not for us. Wife won't like the Forester. Nix to the Rogue. The Santa Fe could work (though I think of it as a size up) but gets pricey to get a nice one with the turbo motor. Not doing Kia version.. Not a Jeep fan. She won't consider a Ford, and I don't like the Equinox. And I think that is about it.

    Wife somehow became a badge snob anyway. Never should have bought her an Acura!

    Actually though, even for the "mainstream" brands, by the time you upgrade to the trim level and option packages to get all the goodies you want, MSRP is approaching the near luxury level anyway. And sometimes leasing, the fancier car can cost less per month.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,854
    Saw her at the beach in July and gave her a short shopping list to look at.

    When will she have time to test drive 17 mid size SUVs? B)

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,319
    stickguy said:

    I was OK with how it drove, and it was very functional and practical, but I could not overcome the gas in the oil issue. Even though I would have leased it, still bugged me.

    there is not much in that class now that I am really interested in. Did like the CX5. Rav 4, looks good, but from what I have read, not for us. Wife won't like the Forester. Nix to the Rogue. The Santa Fe could work (though I think of it as a size up) but gets pricey to get a nice one with the turbo motor. Not doing Kia version.. Not a Jeep fan. She won't consider a Ford, and I don't like the Equinox. And I think that is about it.

    Wife somehow became a badge snob anyway. Never should have bought her an Acura!

    Actually though, even for the "mainstream" brands, by the time you upgrade to the trim level and option packages to get all the goodies you want, MSRP is approaching the near luxury level anyway. And sometimes leasing, the fancier car can cost less per month.

    You could always get the 2.4L motor. I hear the oil/gas problem was only on the 1.5L turbo.

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  • berriberri Posts: 10,138
    The current Hyundai Santa Fe is actually decent. Ironically, some reviewers preferred its non turbo 4 stating the turbo was too punchy (or something like that). The Santa Fe is nice inside, so maybe your wife would like it.
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,319
    berri said:

    The current Hyundai Santa Fe is actually decent. Ironically, some reviewers preferred its non turbo 4 stating the turbo was too punchy (or something like that). The Santa Fe is nice inside, so maybe your wife would like it.

    Is that the engine jointly developed with Chrysler and Mitsu?

    176hp seems a bit weak for a car that can weight over 3700 pounds.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,858


    You could always get the 2.4L motor. I hear the oil/gas problem was only on the 1.5L turbo.

    How's that? I thought the CRX only came with the 1.5T?

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  • berriberri Posts: 10,138
    The base CRV LX still uses the old 2.4L non turbo four banger while the other models use the smaller turbo.
  • berriberri Posts: 10,138
    I think HyunKia engines are developed and unique to HyunKia.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    fintail said:

    It has a Hagerty agreed value policy for $7500. Realistically, I should take such a price, as I have seen nicer ones bring less, but at the same time, mine is a great color, is roadworthy, and is a desirable model (fuel injected). But would I sell for that? Likely not - the car has far too much sentimental value now, and I'd be stricken with seller's remorse until the end. The car was my everyday car when I was a student, and it holds a lot of memories of people and events long in the past. I've also "known" the car since I was maybe 14, as I lived in a small town, and would see it out on the road now and then. The car is also immense fun for the money it takes to keep it on the road, driving it is a very content experience, and it gets positive attention like few other cars.

    stickguy said:

    just curious, but as it sits, what do you think it would sell for if you decided to?

    oh, I never expected you would sell. I was really just curious what it is realistically worth.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    tjc78 said:

    Saw her at the beach in July and gave her a short shopping list to look at.

    When will she have time to test drive 17 mid size SUVs? B)

    short list for her, not me!

    after talking to her, and knowing her opinions and predjudices, it really is a short list. Pretty much get a new RDX to eat the beaten up over miles on her current RDX. there isn't much else that would fit her criteria really, even without factoring in having an Acura lease turn in. Now, if she was willing to drive a Murano or something like that, different story!

    Basically a brand snob that won't buy German. Really cuts down the options.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314

    stickguy said:

    I was OK with how it drove, and it was very functional and practical, but I could not overcome the gas in the oil issue. Even though I would have leased it, still bugged me.

    there is not much in that class now that I am really interested in. Did like the CX5. Rav 4, looks good, but from what I have read, not for us. Wife won't like the Forester. Nix to the Rogue. The Santa Fe could work (though I think of it as a size up) but gets pricey to get a nice one with the turbo motor. Not doing Kia version.. Not a Jeep fan. She won't consider a Ford, and I don't like the Equinox. And I think that is about it.

    Wife somehow became a badge snob anyway. Never should have bought her an Acura!

    Actually though, even for the "mainstream" brands, by the time you upgrade to the trim level and option packages to get all the goodies you want, MSRP is approaching the near luxury level anyway. And sometimes leasing, the fancier car can cost less per month.

    You could always get the 2.4L motor. I hear the oil/gas problem was only on the 1.5L turbo.
    no way we are buying a base model (LX) CRV. that is a non starter!

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    berri said:

    The current Hyundai Santa Fe is actually decent. Ironically, some reviewers preferred its non turbo 4 stating the turbo was too punchy (or something like that). The Santa Fe is nice inside, so maybe your wife would like it.

    it is a nice car. I think I would take the punchy engine to get a lot more power.

    we definitely will take a look at one. Could be an RDX replacement for 10k less money.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    the current Hyundai motors have nothing to do with Mitsubishi. It is all them.

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

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 121,524
    stickguy said:

    tjc78 said:

    Saw her at the beach in July and gave her a short shopping list to look at.

    When will she have time to test drive 17 mid size SUVs? B)

    short list for her, not me!

    after talking to her, and knowing her opinions and predjudices, it really is a short list. Pretty much get a new RDX to eat the beaten up over miles on her current RDX. there isn't much else that would fit her criteria really, even without factoring in having an Acura lease turn in. Now, if she was willing to drive a Murano or something like that, different story!

    Basically a brand snob that won't buy German. Really cuts down the options.
    Infiniti QX50?
    Lexus NX300?

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,314
    I should suggest an NX. forgot all about those. Odd, since that was my 2nd choice if I did not get the TLX!

    Infiniti could work. One of her favorite previous leases was the pouncing panther Infiniti (the midsized one, which I can't recall the model name),

    one issue is she will be over miles, and have a big of "patina" on it, so likely has to eat a fair bit of cash to just give it back and walk away. At least getting another Acura, that should all get swept under the rug.

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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,858
    stickguy said:

    berri said:

    The current Hyundai Santa Fe is actually decent. Ironically, some reviewers preferred its non turbo 4 stating the turbo was too punchy (or something like that). The Santa Fe is nice inside, so maybe your wife would like it.

    it is a nice car. I think I would take the punchy engine to get a lot more power.

    we definitely will take a look at one. Could be an RDX replacement for 10k less money.
    They have been getting some bad press up here. Fires and engine failures across the lineup for Hyundai, along with lots of exploding glass sunroofs on the Santa Fe.

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