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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 42,549
    the GLC will be on the list in a few years if we decide to replace the RDX. Along with the next RDX whenever that finally shows up.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 42,549
    nice looking Volvo. My favorite color combo for one. But man, a lot of money for a used one.

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  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkMember Posts: 3,838
    @nyccarguy nice nice so you saw your first type R Friday ight nice nice have to see one in person still! got to see the new Acord on Saturday at the dealer had an bunch there not an fan nice interior tho! got the T Bird back on Saturday! if you go on my face book can see picks and stuff sounds so nice now! has to go back to the shop few things that should have bin rite discovered after getting it home wher not!
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkMember Posts: 3,838
    @stickguy nice nice so Sanata is gon! and you got the wifes seal of approval on the new one nice nice!
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkMember Posts: 3,838
    @Mr_Shiftright nice nice glad your frends found the car that they liked and wanted and are happy!
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkMember Posts: 3,838
    @mjfloyd1 sorry to hear about all of your problems with that place and the corvette you have so they took it back? hoping this place whair my thunderbird was for 2 munths being fixed will fix the problems that should have never bin when whent to pick up the car on Saturday! we shal see they say they will!
  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 8,574
    Question for those a little older than I am... Did the tax laws (or the interpretation of them) used to be such that you could just write off all operating expenses for a car, assuming it was at least partly used for business? Gas, oil, tires, brakes, etc.? I'm thinking of the 1950s. Found some old tax records which suggested that might be the case.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 8,574
    edited November 2017
    Ugh, just figured out something this weekend. The Mustang has a monthly XM Basic subscription, while the Tahoe has a 6-month XM Select subscription. Discovered the Frank Sinatra channel on the Tahoe, which is pretty cool. Not available on the Mustang. :@

    Also, went to a consignment store to meet a girl for our first date. Took the Mustang. While waiting for her to arrive, the "lady" who parked next to me slammed the rear passenger door of her Durango into the Mustang's front fender. I blew the horn and yelled at her, and she acted like she hadn't done anything. People just can't deal with being called out on their bad behavior. (I would have given her a real Chicago Hello had I not been waiting for a lady friend to arrive.) Will have to practice my touch up paint skills thanks to that idiot. :(
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 42,549
    I got an email from XM that they want to add the Elantra to my XM account (because it is on the same email address). I don't think so. will wait until late January, and play the game to keep it cheap. I eventually gave up and added the Sonata as a 2nd car on the main account (the RDX) to simplify things. At some point will just do the same for the new car. But not now. Need to call them to drop the Sonata, and just have them credit the balance to the account. The Jetta is on it's own account still, and that is paid for up past when the lease expires.

    Vette, true about the different levels. The trial I have is "all access", but the old car has a more basic plan. Not sure what I will end up after the 3 months, but I believe the discount offers you talk them into are for lower level plans. The Elantra has a bunch of extras from XM which I assume require all access (weather, gas stations, some other stuff) though nothing you can't get off your phone apps.

    reminds me. Need to try out car play this week. Baby steps.

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  • breldbreld Member Posts: 5,829
    carnaught said:

    breld said:

    I’m trying to wait until next year, but I really like this particular XC90.  Love the color combo, and it’s equipped with everything I want, plus the B&W stereo, which is a $3,200 upgrade new.

    And I think I would want to go with a 2017, figuring it’s one model year to work some bugs out. 

    Seems to be priced well too.  

    This Vroom concept is interesting.  Sort of a carmax without a physical shop.  They focus on late model, low mileage vehicles. Shipping is included into the price, as is “return” shipping if you don’t like it for any reason, within 7 days and 250 miles.

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/717922436/overview/

    @breld, nice Volvo. What car would/will this car replace?

    The Volvo would be an upgrade (of sorts) to the Durango.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 14,835
    corvette said:

    Ugh, just figured out something this weekend. The Mustang has a monthly XM Basic subscription, while the Tahoe has a 6-month XM Select subscription. Discovered the Frank Sinatra channel on the Tahoe, which is pretty cool. Not available on the Mustang. :@

    Also, went to a consignment store to meet a girl for our first date. Took the Mustang. While waiting for her to arrive, the "lady" who parked next to me slammed the rear passenger door of her Durango into the Mustang's front fender. I blew the horn and yelled at her, and she acted like she hadn't done anything. People just can't deal with being called out on their bad behavior. (I would have given her a real Chicago Hello had I not been waiting for a lady friend to arrive.) Will have to practice my touch up paint skills thanks to that idiot. :(

    How'd the date go?

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  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkMember Posts: 3,838
    @corvette sad peapol are crazy would never hit my car door or anyone elces car door that I am in in to an nother car. wow so the mustang has XM
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkMember Posts: 3,838
    @breld, think you will be getting that Volvo before the end of the year! lollollol
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkMember Posts: 3,838
    @corvette how did the date go?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 29,494
    corvette said:

    Ugh, just figured out something this weekend. The Mustang has a monthly XM Basic subscription, while the Tahoe has a 6-month XM Select subscription. Discovered the Frank Sinatra channel on the Tahoe, which is pretty cool. Not available on the Mustang. :@

    Also, went to a consignment store to meet a girl for our first date. Took the Mustang. While waiting for her to arrive, the "lady" who parked next to me slammed the rear passenger door of her Durango into the Mustang's front fender. I blew the horn and yelled at her, and she acted like she hadn't done anything. People just can't deal with being called out on their bad behavior. (I would have given her a real Chicago Hello had I not been waiting for a lady friend to arrive.) Will have to practice my touch up paint skills thanks to that idiot. :(

    You didn't get her insurance info??

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 8,574
    Date went well other than that! 
  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWMember Posts: 3,136
    edited November 2017
    Sirius/XM is doing things a little different now. When I called to cancel my traded car’s service, they asked me if i replaced it. When I told them, I ended up adding the new car to my account, and applying the credit to the 6 mo. plan for $34, including all fees. This will go into effect when the 6 mo. free plan expires.

    I always set a reminder on my smartphone to call 1-2 days before a paid subscription expires so I will not automatically get renewed at the more expensive rate. Now, this phone call allows me to renew at the special rate, or I tell them I’ll cancel.
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,673
    edited November 2017
    @mjfloyd1 sorry to hear about all of your problems with that place and the corvette you have so they took it back? hoping this place whair my thunderbird was for 2 munths being fixed will fix the problems that should have never bin when whent to pick up the car on Saturday! we shal see they say they will!
    I still have the corvette. I’ve replaced the alternator (rebuilt actually since was correct 63 part), voltage regulator, bought correct starter, replaced with correct radiator and hoses, put in correct distributor, intake manifold and carburator. I also put on the correct mechanical fuel pump. That was a joy when the fuel line clamp came off sending fuel down my arm, into my armpit and down my side into my underwear. My language was quite colorful. 

    There is is a really nice guy in Orlando who sold me the correct carburator that he rebuilt himself. He sends how to PDF’s of about anything you can think of. Next stop is a new transmission side plate with brass bushings to quell leaks and replace shifting forks. Then pull dash and gauges since the tachometer needle performed an exorcism on itself. 
  • rayainswrayainsw Member Posts: 3,124
    '... into my underwear. My language was quite colorful.'
    LOL
    I'll bet.
    - Ray
    Not messing with stuff like that anymore ...
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 15,088
    mjfloyd1 said:

    I ended up filing a Better Business Bureau complaint after Mershon's (Springfield OH) was unable to correct the starting issues (failed alternator, voltage regulator and starter) and coolant leak after having the car (1963 corvette) on two separate occasions for over a month and a half. Thankfully I had a written service sheet. The manager Bob said "sorry it's a 50 year old car" after having the car for a month and sending it back with the same problems. I got a check for about $1550 within days of filing the complaint.

    If you are looking at a car at Mershon's, proceed with caution. Interesting folks.

    Sorry, it's a 50-year-old car?! If anything, they should be even more ashamed of themselves! There are what, fifteen wires in the car? :D
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 15,088
    breld said:
    Love the color combo, too. Those headrests in the front look painful, though. I wonder if that is the secret "stare at your belly" setting? :s
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,715
    Not to mention with that simple tech, it would probably be cheaper to replace the radiator and alternator/voltage regulator/starter than to fight it and settle for $1550. I guess they roll the dice and hope the new buyer backs down.
  • tifightertifighter WAMember Posts: 2,877
    The Seattle Auto show is this weekend. Any of you PNW peeps going? Breld, you can come too...

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 7,853
    My punch of the day is for 4 seats to Hamilton here in Seattle in February. Was able to get in before the Ticketmaster site crashed.

    Probably the fastest I've spent $830...

    @tifighter - totally forgot about about the auto show here - I'm hoping to go, but TBD.
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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonMember Posts: 20,350
    I don't frequent this forum but I was wondering if that gal from Alaska is still around Akangl was her handle. She used to go through new cars like I go through socks!
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 190,036

    I don't frequent this forum but I was wondering if that gal from Alaska is still around Akangl was her handle. She used to go through new cars like I go through socks!

    She posts infrequently - every few months or so - but we have a new champ in town.

    His name is @breld, and between him and his wife, they have bought, I think, 8 cars in the last 12-15 months. He lives here in Denver, so we get together frequently for lunch and, on occasion, a test drive or two.

    Nobody comes close.

    Remind us again what's in your fleet now? I think you said something in a different thread about buying a new Civic sedan not too long ago....

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  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkMember Posts: 3,838
    @corvette glad to hear that the date whent whell!
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkMember Posts: 3,838
    @mjfloyd1 glad you still have the Corvette! will take you sum time but you will slolly get it sorted out! just do as much as you can your selfe! and find an nother shop to bring it to when neaded! they are going to pick up my 61 Thunderbird tomero so they say to put the stearing wheele on the rite way and fix the stif shift lever and put the tirn signal stalk back on and fix my horne that does not work and work when I braught it to them two munths ago! also my fule gage worked before and was going to ajust the carb my selfe since gave this place extra week to do it after my full new custom exzost was put on car runs fine at itle and when driving but when you let off the gass at stop sighn or just stoping car dies! starts up alwas rite away! when sitting for an bit when getting cold has trouble starting witch never had before! other than those things witch they will fix car is nice! rust free and under coaded they did that for me to and love it!
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkMember Posts: 3,838
    @mjfloyd1 and yes shore your wher saying a lot of things not going to rite hear when the fule line clamp came off and you had gass running down your arm!
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkMember Posts: 3,838
    @xwesx I am with you they should be ashamed of them selves!
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkMember Posts: 3,838
    @breld nice colors on that Volvo so when are you picking it up! lollollol
  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 29,494
    xwesx said:
    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/717922436/overview/
    Love the color combo, too. Those headrests in the front look painful, though. I wonder if that is the secret "stare at your belly" setting? :s
    Intersting observation. Based on the 2nd row, I'd imagone the front headrests are in some sort of tilt position. I find that alone interesting since Volvo has historically had fixed headrests that tilt forward in an accident only. The leather also looks rather wrinkly for only 17k miles. Hmmmm...

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  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 5,873
    Drove the Volvo S90 again last Friday back to our office as Dollar/Thrifty had trouble renting it. Drove very nice but the tech took too long to figure out, still not sure I did it right! Same with the HVAC system, just not intuitive. Luckily, the infotainment center and the a/c stuff is pretty easy peasy in my Golf. Got my radio knobs which are something I must have in any vehicle as I hate pushing on screens and getting finger marks on it all. Time most manufacturer's get that and go back to simplicity in these things.
    Will be hitting 36K within a couple of weeks and hard to believe that'll be three years old next month. As of now, gonna keep it because it's official as of Sunday, we're having another wedding in the Sandman family! Sometime in later 2018 but haven't been told the exact date yet. Hoping they can attach it to a Monday holiday weekend as it'll be a Sunday wedding for sure.

    The Sandman :)B)

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 190,036

    Drove the Volvo S90 again last Friday back to our office as Dollar/Thrifty had trouble renting it. Drove very nice but the tech took too long to figure out, still not sure I did it right! Same with the HVAC system, just not intuitive. Luckily, the infotainment center and the a/c stuff is pretty easy peasy in my Golf. Got my radio knobs which are something I must have in any vehicle as I hate pushing on screens and getting finger marks on it all. Time most manufacturer's get that and go back to simplicity in these things.
    Will be hitting 36K within a couple of weeks and hard to believe that'll be three years old next month. As of now, gonna keep it because it's official as of Sunday, we're having another wedding in the Sandman family! Sometime in later 2018 but haven't been told the exact date yet. Hoping they can attach it to a Monday holiday weekend as it'll be a Sunday wedding for sure.

    The Sandman :)B)

    The recent wedding was for your son, right?

    This next one is for one of your daughters, so the bill will be much bigger, I suspect!

    Nevertheless, congratulations on the upcoming nuptials.

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  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkMember Posts: 3,838
    @sandman_6472 all good news in the up cumming year next year! same hear young guy hear around your kids ages and wish things would go back to being simple nobs no mor tuch screans for everything!
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,673
    xwesx said:

    mjfloyd1 said:

    I ended up filing a Better Business Bureau complaint after Mershon's (Springfield OH) was unable to correct the starting issues (failed alternator, voltage regulator and starter) and coolant leak after having the car (1963 corvette) on two separate occasions for over a month and a half. Thankfully I had a written service sheet. The manager Bob said "sorry it's a 50 year old car" after having the car for a month and sending it back with the same problems. I got a check for about $1550 within days of filing the complaint.

    If you are looking at a car at Mershon's, proceed with caution. Interesting folks.

    Sorry, it's a 50-year-old car?! If anything, they should be even more ashamed of themselves! There are what, fifteen wires in the car? :D
    I think that you have to have a conscience to feel shame. I suspect that they were just angry because they had to take profit off of the books.
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,673
    @Marcothecarguy1986 - so far I've done (and unfortunately sometimes re-done) all the work myself. Good luck with your T Bird!
  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,085
    mjfloyd1 said:

    @Marcothecarguy1986 - so far I've done (and unfortunately sometimes re-done) all the work myself. Good luck with your T Bird!

    I think we can all relate on tackling the same problems with our cars more than once. ;)
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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 7,853
    2 years today with the GTI. Time really does fly.
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 190,036

    2 years today with the GTI. Time really does fly.

    Happy anniversary! You still enjoy driving it every day?

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 42,549
    I'm at 12 days! Almost 125 miles (though it started with 40). I might need gas before Christmas at this pace.

    Used CarPlay last night to navigate. Really slick product. Worked great. Just wish it ran google maps, or at least waze. But apple maps is much Better than nothing.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 190,036
    stickguy said:

    I'm at 12 days! Almost 125 miles (though it started with 40). I might need gas before Christmas at this pace.

    Used CarPlay last night to navigate. Really slick product. Worked great. Just wish it ran google maps, or at least waze. But apple maps is much Better than nothing.

    I don't mind using Apple Maps with CarPlay. Have you tried using Siri yet?

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 7,853
    @Michaell - I do still love it. Occasionally my eyes wander towards something that would be a bit more roomy inside, but for the money, I doubt I could find something I like better.
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  • breldbreld Member Posts: 5,829
    @28firefighter - congrats on the GTI anniversary.  They are such great cars - it is indeed difficult to find the same combination at that price.  

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  • anonymousposts1anonymousposts1 Canton, GAMember Posts: 18
    Long time, no post. Good to see the same ole crew hanging around and punching their cards! Gee and I have been busy having kids (up to three now) and working too much so our car buying ways have slowed down. .
  • tifightertifighter WAMember Posts: 2,877
    Blast from the past alert! Congrats on the brood...

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 42,549
    New ID and everything. Welcome back. Congrats (I think?) on the extra kiddies!

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 8,574
    Nice to hear from you guys! 
  • anonymousposts1anonymousposts1 Canton, GAMember Posts: 18
    Thanks guys! Congrats are in order, mostly .. lol. New ID required, it had been too long since I last logged in and I no longer had the old email address. I recently quit my 18 year career in automotive retail and we are in the process of getting our own dealer license. Should be fun!! 
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 42,549
    Good way to feed the addiction I guess. So good luck.

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