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Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

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  • @ Sandman, that’s right I figured probably the spinal issues kept you from going all these years, I hope you’re able to go with the wife in the middle daughter this year though. Hey if she wants another accident on the road whatever she likes if she sees something at the auto show that she likes great. And eventually once the venue comes out, you definitely have to check them out. Nice on your older daughter going back to work with a goodwill starting Tuesday, but she worked couple years back and loved it. Well Sharee has 11,000 miles on the cruise how long has he had it not even a year right? Hard drama is hard to avoid who wants it but happen sometimes just life it’s a machine have to Put up with it at times unavoidable yet, some brands might have a little more than others but trust me we will do. We’ve been pretty lucky with Hyundai, my dad Senat is still going strong who has almost 200,000 miles on it and he drives it in the Bronx in New Jersey weekly. It’s a 2009, that we got in 2008 new. So he got his money‘s worth out of it, Peter off couple of years ago so eventually it’s going to buy something used some SUVE. He probably will go with Hyundai and Kia again I think as of right now but we’ll see. Kiersten out or use the RDX was saying my dad asked about the RDX are used one probably like what stick my house, I was looking online for him and found him a few nice cool mileage used ones too. So we shall see.
  • @zwest Nice on your brother getting a new Camaro that he always wanted. He bought it or list it? Does he live in Alaska somewhere near you, or elsewhere?
  • Yeah and all these lease numbers that people are getting these days are insane when is a buy a nice slightly used car you’re better off makes more sense. Probably always did just now more so than ever. or buy something that you can afford the monthly payments on paid off and keep it till the wheels fall off literally for a bunch of years. But it’s hard to do in here ha ha Ha.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,754
    edited October 2019
    corvette said:

    xwesx said:

    Oof. My brother just purchased a 2020 Camaro SS 1LE. He's been itching to make a move like this for years now, and he finally just had to pull the trigger. B)

    Nice! Is he in Alaska? That doesn't seem like a very Alaska-friendly car!
    No, he is in North Carolina. He bought it as a "weekender," so he can pick and choose the best times to use it. He has a Cruze for his daily driver.

    Oh, and @marcogallo1986, he purchased. When he told me about it and shared details, I had to scrape my jaw off the floor. :D
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,390
    Just came back from a lunch with my retired co-workers at the Boca Raton post office. Saw some folks I hadn't seen in over nine years and seems a whole larger group shows up monthly. About 15 of us came so the group is usually closer to thirty folks. Lots of laughter and catching up. Saw a couple folks I didn't care for way back then but was cordial so all was good. A nice way to spend a couple of hours. Seems like I'm in the minority as I'm still holding down a part time gig, most of the others just enjoy their lives having fun or attending to family business. A few are dealing with older parents that need care from them so glad we're past that as I know from experience, it ain't easy when the parent becomes the kid again. I thank G-d for my Hertz gig after hearing some of their stories!

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 153,097
    qbrozen said:

    YESSS!!! New tool arrived today. Used it to tell the Chevy about its new steering angle sensor and now all is right with its brain and zero warnings or codes are present. Woohoo!! Gotta wonder what the neighbors think when they see a man in his driveway with his arms up in the air in triumph.

    Signaling a touchdown?

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,618
    @qbrozen what tool was that?
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,754
    qbrozen said:

    YESSS!!! New tool arrived today. Used it to tell the Chevy about its new steering angle sensor and now all is right with its brain and zero warnings or codes are present. Woohoo!! Gotta wonder what the neighbors think when they see a man in his driveway with his arms up in the air in triumph.

    Fantastic! That is such a great feeling. Congrats!
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,731
    edited October 2019
    corvette said:

    @qbrozen what tool was that?

    I got the Foxwell NT510.
    https://www.foxwelltech.com/product/item-169.html
    $129 brand new from ebay

    '03 F250 7.3, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 52-car history and counting!

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,980
    edited October 2019
    qbrozen said:

    corvette said:

    @qbrozen what tool was that?

    I got the Foxwell NT510.
    https://www.foxwelltech.com/product/item-169.html
    $129 brand new from ebay
    That's what I have as well! Only used it once so far but it seems pretty intuitive.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC - 2006 BMW 330Ci ZHP
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,731
    pensfan83 said:

    qbrozen said:

    corvette said:

    @qbrozen what tool was that?

    I got the Foxwell NT510.
    https://www.foxwelltech.com/product/item-169.html
    $129 brand new from ebay
    That's what I have as well! Only used it once so far but it seems pretty intuitive.
    It was easy enough to poke around in, but I was getting worried it would not do what I needed. Took me about 20 mins of methodically clicking through each menu to find the SAS. I know it reports to the BCM, but it was not in that menu of this tool. I forget now where it was, I believe maybe the transmission menu, of all places. I know it isn’t a prepopulated menu, and the tool is only reporting back what it finds as it scans modules, but I’d venture a guess what it was translating as “transmission” was not the transmission at all. Something along those lines.

    '03 F250 7.3, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 52-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,947
    that tool is cool. I should get one. Other than the fact that I have no actual need for it, and probably would never use it. But that never stopped me before!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,618
    qbrozen said:

    corvette said:

    @qbrozen what tool was that?

    I got the Foxwell NT510.
    https://www.foxwelltech.com/product/item-169.html
    $129 brand new from ebay
    Hmm, how does that compare to the Bluedriver I bought a week or so ago? I know the Bluedriver doesn't do programming (like the Foxwell does), but does have repair information available for specific codes. Does the Foxwell let you get into the various specific modules like the Bluetooth/Onstar? I had a VAG-COM back when I had my first Jetta, and you could capture a lot of data and do a lot of programming with it.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,428
    qbrozen said:

    corvette said:

    @qbrozen what tool was that?

    I got the Foxwell NT510.
    https://www.foxwelltech.com/product/item-169.html
    $129 brand new from ebay
    I have the same scanner loaded with BMW/Mini?RR software. Between it and the Carly app I can scan, diagnose, and code- as well as register batteries, reset AT adaptations, etc.

    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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,795
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,995
    As that era comes into its own, that Prelude might not be a crazy thing to buy and hold. I notice it was sold new locally, too.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,795
    I just can’t help but think it’s wasted sitting that much. But yes, I think this would be one to hold. It’s basically a Honda museum piece.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,731
    corvette said:



    Hmm, how does that compare to the Bluedriver I bought a week or so ago? I know the Bluedriver doesn't do programming (like the Foxwell does), but does have repair information available for specific codes.

    That is pretty much the difference. I needed the ability to register sensors.

    '03 F250 7.3, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 52-car history and counting!

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 14,106
    I wish my car still looked like that. Wow!

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,980

    I just can’t help but think it’s wasted sitting that much. But yes, I think this would be one to hold. It’s basically a Honda museum piece.

    That's my thought. The car is a blast to drive but I'd be afraid of driving that anywhere.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC - 2006 BMW 330Ci ZHP
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,947
    Bradd, if you never street parked it and only drove about 230 miles per year, it would!

    seems like a waste, and at that price, something for a museum. So no reason for any normal person on CL to buy it.

    That one seems like a BaT special.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,110
    I see it still has its original tires, which makes me wonder if it still has its original engine oil and coolant as well. Do these have a cam belt? If so it is no doubt original as well.

    Could be great, or could be a time bomb I suppose.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,580
    Buy it, put in garage, rub it with a diaper.

    The minute you start driving it the value goes down and things break.

    Agreed BAT would fetch stupid money for that car.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,110

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,580
    No real surprise there. When was the last time anyone saw one?

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,618
    edited October 2019
    I cross shopped the M37/M56 before I bought the G. The flat seats on the larger car killed it for me. If I wanted to slide off the edge of my seat, I'd take an aggressive corner in the Tahoe.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,995
    That's the dilemma. If you want a gem that might appreciate, you have to waste it. This car with 200K, even in pristine condition, is worth a fraction. But it won't get the oohs and aahs this thing will bring in another 5-10 years.

    And yeah, I'd bet a lot this has a timing belt, maybe something to look into to be safe.

    I just can’t help but think it’s wasted sitting that much. But yes, I think this would be one to hold. It’s basically a Honda museum piece.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 158,859
    Very sad that no one got to enjoy driving that vehicle... and, now, they never will.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,995
    Last updated when, 2010/11? Infiniti letting a product age out again, without CUVs they'd be gone. I see more late model Rolls-Royce than these larger models , I am astounded the sales figures passed 3 digits, and I am suspicious of the claim. The real rarity is the LWB model, answering a question for the US market asked by the Chinese market, a hen's tooth.

    ab348 said:
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,618
    @qbrozen hmm... I'm going to return the Bluedriver to Amazon and may check the Foxwell out.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,618
    edited October 2019
    fintail said:

    Infiniti letting a product age out again, without CUVs they'd be gone.

    The QX80 I rented in Tampa is their flagship SUV and did not have CarPlay or blind spot monitoring. :o
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,795
    edited October 2019
    It's funny. I love looking at time piece cars in museums and at car shows, but cannot imagine being the person who owns it and basically never drives it. Perhaps because I'll never view any car as an investment and always as a depreciating asset meant to be used up.
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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,580
    The QX80 I rented in Tampa is their flagship SUV and did not have CarPlay or blind spot monitoring. :stuck_out_tongue:

    Infiniti is stingy with the BSM, you almost always need to have a fully loaded example to get it. IMO that should be made standard equipment on anything in that class of vehicle.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • 20 fire fighter, wow that’s a rare find but I wouldn’t want it, you got to enjoy these cars not let him sit like that that’s not good for all the seals and everything. The timing belt has to be done regardless of all the mileage it’s Robert it breaks down, drive belts to Empire‘s. The tires too so you got a put some money into it even though it has under 6000 miles. And probably change the coolant and transmission fluid to and brake fluid. That’s the stuff you have to do regardless the mileage. And oil.
  • @ Send man, glad you got to spend some time with your coworkers are used to work with at the post office yesterday. They get together once a month that’s awesome.
  • @qb The tools you got to fix equinox and I would is back to perfect sounds awesome I saved a link for it for $129 not bad for a good scan tool they can get into every module. Does it have a talking function so I’d be able to use it? I should look into that.
  • Happy Friday everyone, what’s everyone up to for the weekend? Anyone doing any car looking. Hope everyone had an awesome week.
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,599
    qbrozen said:

    corvette said:



    Hmm, how does that compare to the Bluedriver I bought a week or so ago? I know the Bluedriver doesn't do programming (like the Foxwell does), but does have repair information available for specific codes.

    That is pretty much the difference. I needed the ability to register sensors.
    Happy to hear it worked for you. Given all of those types of widgets on the market, what made you choose that one? I know you said you wanted registration capability but how did you sift though all of them with that feature?

    jmonroe
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 153,097

    Happy Friday everyone, what’s everyone up to for the weekend? Anyone doing any car looking. Hope everyone had an awesome week.

    Only if @breld invites me out again.

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  • dad23dad23 ColoradoPosts: 498
    Only if @breld invites me out again.


    You could tag along with us ;) We might be out and about hitting some lots this weekend!
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 14,106

    Happy Friday everyone, what’s everyone up to for the weekend? Anyone doing any car looking. Hope everyone had an awesome week.

    Have a fantastic weekend @marcogallo1986 . No car shopping for me, but my Mom is on the hunt. Originally she had her heart set on a 2019 Porsche Macan, but the lease payment comes out to be just too high for her liking. She test drove a Cadillac XT5 yesterday afternoon and liked it. She is scheduled to test drive a Lexus RX350 on Saturday AM.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,609

    It's funny. I love looking at time piece cars in museums and at car shows, but cannot imagine being the person who owns it and basically never drives it. Perhaps because I'll never view any car as an investment and always as a depreciating asset meant to be used up.

    I don't know. Let's say $20k brings it home. Someone keeps it as a fun car for 5 years, puts another 10k miles on it. Don't we think this would get at least $20k on BAT five years from now with 15k miles?

    18 Tesla X Performance / 18 Tesla 3 Performance / 11 BMW Z4 "the horse"

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 153,097
    dad23 said:

    Only if @breld invites me out again.

    You could tag along with us ;) We might be out and about hitting some lots this weekend!

    Always happy to offer an opinion and help someone spend their money!

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,947
    Bradd, either of those options will certainly save on maintenance costs!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • dad23dad23 ColoradoPosts: 498
    edited October 2019
    I could probably use some opinions/suggestions, feel like I'm all over the board looking at options...

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 153,097
    dad23 said:

    I could probably use some opinions/suggestions, feel like I'm all over the board looking at options...

    We should talk before hitting the lots.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,947
    We have nothing special planned this weekend, so I’ll arrange an errand outing that conveniently passes a couple dealers I want to stop at. And a brewery.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,947
    dad23 said:

    I could probably use some opinions/suggestions, feel like I'm all over the board looking at options...

    Now we’re talking! What are the basic criteria?

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 14,106
    stickguy said:

    Bradd, either of those options will certainly save on maintenance costs!

    I'm hoping she takes a liking to the RX.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

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