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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,280
    That one is down into the budget range where the monthly nut won’t freak her out. And she does want all the nice goodies. And looks new enough to get her to accept CPO.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,280
    Too bad it didn’t pop up on carvana. That would have been too easy!

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,590
    Since I've made a couple of payments and put a couple thousand miles on my Tacoma, I've got a little more to say about it.

    It is completely different than anything else I've ever owned/leased, but I really LOVE it. It is well screwed together. No squeaks or rattles. The ride is still on the stiff side. I'm used to it though. Maybe the suspension has settled.

    It doesn't beg to be driven like the Infiniti. The Toyota V6 is no slouch though. The passing power is there when I need it.

    Most days I'm driving around with an empty bed. The few times I've really needed it, it has come in very handy. Parking hasn't been as much of an issue as I thought. MPG has been decent. I'm averaging between 17 & 19 mpg on RUG.

    The clock is ticking. Less than 2 years to go ;)

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,999
    qbrozen said:

    BTW, I looked up 2010-2012 Equinoxes with under 125k within 100 miles of me, and none with clean titles are under $7k. So I could always list it for $5995. LOL.

    Hahaha... What would your wife say to that?
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,735
    Congrats to your mom, @tjc78! Glad it went well.

    How disconnected sales folks are from the rest of the market is actually unbelievable.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,280
    As long as he turns a profit, what’s not to like?

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,027
    The cooler temps have finally arrived, was 55 last night and will be again tonight.
    My iPhone has been having some issues as of late but went into full exorsist mode yesterday at work. Starting by itself, won't turn on, turning off by itself...just crazy [non-permissible content removed]. And my lead was trying to call me, showed but didn't ring, just weird. Going to the Apple store at 4:30 to see if they can diagnose the issue and if not, get a refurbished unit. Under warranty till 12/2019 so still have time to get it taken care of. Really like the XR and don't want an 11 to be honest. Waiting for the 2020 model as think they'll be major changes like a usb-c cord and 5G ready. Just not ready for a newer iPhone as of yet but will see what they say. Just need a working gps for Hertz. The guy at Enterprise said it wasn't necessary which surprised me.
    As for Enterprise, still no word if I'm 100% hired. Paperwork is complete and no drug test needed. Hate this uncertainty but have decided one thing, I really really want to get it and work closer to home. Would make things so much simpler if I could be closer. Hopefully will get word by beginning of next week. Already was given the week of December 23rd off from Hertz so I can go to Orlando. Made Enterprise awre of my plans at the interview so there'd be no issue. He said if I could be back a bit early, the 27th, it would be a whole lot better so if hired, will just come back a day or two early.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,285
    Waiting for the 2020 model as think they'll be major changes like a usb-c cord and 5G ready.

    My wife's 11 PRO Max has both of those.

    I think I have to finally retire my 7 Plus. Battery life is getting dismal and the home button is getting flaky. It's been a good run (3 years). It's also slightly bent so it's had a hard life.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,256
    stickguy said:

    browsing around, this is the exact Santa Fe we would get if the wife decided to move ahead. This happens to be a slightly used one, but really did not change for 2020, so 7 months won't wipe out all the new car smell!

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/790881595/overview/

    That is distinctly not red. Didn't you say she wanted a red one? Or was the pointing out of it in the commercial just to say she wanted that model?
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,280
    She liked the blue better.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,280
    I’m debating phone upgrade too. Also have a 7 and battery not what it used to be. But I don’t want a payment so will nurse it along. And one day stop at apple and impulse buy!

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,999
    I have a 6s. Had a new battery installed earlier this year, and it runs iOS 13 really well. I had planned to upgrade next year, as I assume it won't receive iOS 14, but Apple has been continuing to fix security issues on iOS 12 devices (like my iPad mini 2), so if they keep that up, I may hold onto it a little longer. I would love to see them change over to USB-C on all iPhones/iPads.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,285
    USB C for which end? The phone end or charger/comp end? The 11 Pro is USB-C on the charger/computer end already.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 137,396
    Upgraded to an 8, this Spring (from a 5!)

    My son just upgraded from X to 11 pro (max? not sure).
    Ridiculous...

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,423
    Now that I'm used to it, I like my XS quite a bit.

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,423
    tjc78 said:

    That's typical shifting behavior. I've driven a few of those Equinox's as rentals and that is what I remember.

    Thank you!

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWPosts: 2,809
    edited November 19
    kyfdx said:

    Upgraded to an 8, this Spring (from a 5!)

    My son just upgraded from X to 11 pro (max? not sure).
    Ridiculous...


    Our yung-uns need to have the latest and greatest :) .
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 137,396
    carnaught said:

    kyfdx said:

    Upgraded to an 8, this Spring (from a 5!)

    My son just upgraded from X to 11 pro (max? not sure).
    Ridiculous...


    Our yung-uns need to have the latest and greatest :) .
    Speaking of that..

    He is 25 yrs old. Really into cycling. Yesterday, he was rear-ended by a car. Fortunately, looks like just bruises and road rash, and really sore. But, it trashed the rear wheel on his bike, and his derailleurs (electronic shifting), and maybe some other issues. I stopped buying the bikes, once he got in college, so I had no idea what he had in this one. He built it himself, when he would see parts he really liked, at a discount (carbon fiber frame).

    Dropped off his bike today, and he asked the owner of the shop what it would cost to replace it. The answer: $10K!!

    Asked him how much he had in it.. uh.. about $6K. Unreal. :o

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,999
    edited November 19
    tjc78 said:

    USB C for which end? The phone end or charger/comp end? The 11 Pro is USB-C on the charger/computer end already.

    The phone end. They’ve started switching the high end iPads to have USB-C on the device (and all MacBooks now charge via USB-C), I just wish they’d switch everything over to be consistent and help people avoid charger cable insanity.

    Since I charge most of my devices overnight, the "rapid charge" functionality isn't that useful to me. The last MacBook I set up for somebody else, I never unboxed the charger, just charged it up with a regular 12w USB charger and a USB-A to USB-C cable.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,735
    kyfdx said:

    carnaught said:

    kyfdx said:

    Upgraded to an 8, this Spring (from a 5!)

    My son just upgraded from X to 11 pro (max? not sure).
    Ridiculous...


    Our yung-uns need to have the latest and greatest :) .
    Speaking of that..

    He is 25 yrs old. Really into cycling. Yesterday, he was rear-ended by a car. Fortunately, looks like just bruises and road rash, and really sore. But, it trashed the rear wheel on his bike, and his derailleurs (electronic shifting), and maybe some other issues. I stopped buying the bikes, once he got in college, so I had no idea what he had in this one. He built it himself, when he would see parts he really liked, at a discount (carbon fiber frame).

    Dropped off his bike today, and he asked the owner of the shop what it would cost to replace it. The answer: $10K!!

    Asked him how much he had in it.. uh.. about $6K. Unreal. :o
    I hope he received the driver's insurance information and opens a claim - both for the bike as well as for any injuries that might develop. He is very lucky it wasn't worse.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,027
    My newer MacBook Air has the usb-c cable which I like cause either way one plugs it in, it works. I have so many lightning cords now that they'll be useless once all the iPhones switch over to usb-c connectors. You'd be surprised how many cords folks leave behind and other drivers who have android phones seem to always throw me any lightning cords they come upon.
    The Apple store took me early and tweaked a few things and sent me on my way. The diagnostics were all within specs and no rational reason for the meltdown yesterday. Did suggest I use one of my softer cases so the side buttons will work better. The cover I've been using is super hard plastic, great for protection, but the Apple tech even he felt how the side buttons weren't responding as they should. Simple fix as I've got a couple cases at home, all softer. Picked up a few cases on OfferUp at ridicuouosly low prices. So now, I swap them out every so often.
    Boca store in the Town Center was crazy busy with so many folks. But the Apple techs all wear the same shirts and are easy to spot. Got there about 50 minutes early, said no problem and within 8 minutes, I was with a tech. Did a bunch of tweaks to my XR and then did some kind of diagnostic using a tablet device. Came back as running perfetly so after a few questions and changing of settings that were wrong and could've caused yesterdays issues, I was on my way. Already walking in my door at 4:30, so glad I went up early as going home traffic was starting to ramp up to a fevered pitch.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,256
    Well, Sandy, here's hoping that the device behaves itself for a while now!
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,256
    I still do not do cell phones, but I'm considering getting one for my son next year after he is 16. It's shocking to me how much these things cost! The phone aspect, though, is pretty cheap. It would likely cost me less to have a cell than to keep my land line... at least before I factor the device itself into the cost equation.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • breldbreld Posts: 4,617
    kyfdx said:

    carnaught said:

    kyfdx said:

    Upgraded to an 8, this Spring (from a 5!)

    My son just upgraded from X to 11 pro (max? not sure).
    Ridiculous...


    Our yung-uns need to have the latest and greatest :) .
    Speaking of that..

    He is 25 yrs old. Really into cycling. Yesterday, he was rear-ended by a car. Fortunately, looks like just bruises and road rash, and really sore. But, it trashed the rear wheel on his bike, and his derailleurs (electronic shifting), and maybe some other issues. I stopped buying the bikes, once he got in college, so I had no idea what he had in this one. He built it himself, when he would see parts he really liked, at a discount (carbon fiber frame).

    Dropped off his bike today, and he asked the owner of the shop what it would cost to replace it. The answer: $10K!!

    Asked him how much he had in it.. uh.. about $6K. Unreal. :o
    My brother is an avid cyclist and has an addiction to bicycle purchases in the same vein as I have my own obsessions. :)

    There are a few cars I have purchased that cost less than some of his bikes.

    2019 Volvo V90 XC - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,390
    breld said:


    My brother is an avid cyclist and has an addiction to bicycle purchases in the same vein as I have my own obsessions. :)

    There are a few cars I have purchased that cost less than some of his bikes.

    Well, we all have our weaknesses.

    I have been a fan of the band Steely Dan for a while. Back about 15-20 years ago they had a very entertaining early website that was largely their own creation and both Walter Becker and Donald Fagen wrote a lot of the content. Becker had the nickname "Gearslut" because he could not stop buying guitars and amps.

    He died in 2017 and recently his estate auctioned off literally hundred of pieces of equipment. It brought in $3.3 million, virtually all of it just guitars and amplifiers.

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,027
    Steely Dan, first heard them while I was at Tulane in late 1972 and have been an avid fan ever since. Those two made absolutely phenomanel music together Felt as bad when Walter died as I did when Karen did back in the early 80's!
    Love my iPhone and hopefully, things will be fine now. Need a gps for work and have all my music in my iTunes on the phone.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,027
    Got my renewal bill for Sirius/XM for 2020 and they want almost $250!! that's f'ing nuts, no way in h-ll am I going to pay that much. My top limit id $90/year plus taxes/royalties. That's it so gonna have to play the game again. And if it don't work, will just wait a few months as I might be ready to buy a new vehicle in early to mid 2020, so will get it on the new one. Turns out all the vehicles on my short list have Sirius so we're good there. As much as I love the variety on the 12 or so stations I have in my favorites, could take a few months off and use the iPod/iPhone to listen.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,999
    edited November 19
    xwesx said:

    I still do not do cell phones, but I'm considering getting one for my son next year after he is 16. It's shocking to me how much these things cost! The phone aspect, though, is pretty cheap. It would likely cost me less to have a cell than to keep my land line... at least before I factor the device itself into the cost equation.

    If you have good native T-mobile service and can connect to WiFi at most of your destinations (work, home, school), it’s hard to beat Mint. I pay $180 / year for service and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. If I’m traveling internationally, $20 or $30 in international roaming gets me enough bits to survive until I can buy a SIM card that’s native to whatever foreign country I’m in.

    The devices are not cheap, if you prefer (as I do) to keep something which still receives security updates. I think Android’s official policy is three years from device release date; Apple doesn’t put anything in writing but tends to support their devices longer.

    The two strategies I’ve used in the past are to either buy a recently released flagship device, *or* the next most recent device (heavily discounted), just after a new flagship is released. I’m fairly careful with my devices, but I have friends who break a phone every 6-12 months, so it might be different if you’re buying for someone who is more haphazard.

    The cell phone insurance my credit card includes is not available to me because I don’t have a monthly cell phone bill, and that’s one of the requirements.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,735
    I'll also add that the performance of your phone as it ages also has to do with the apps you're using. If your company installs mobile device management software or you use memory intensive applications, you may start to feel your device age faster than others. I generally get 2-3 years before mine are feeling painfully slow.

    I have the XS now. It's fine. Entirely too expensive, but I like the camera.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,999

    If your company installs mobile device management software or you use memory intensive applications, you may start to feel your device age faster than others.
    ...
    Entirely too expensive, but I like the camera.

    That's the reason I have a work computer on my desk, but also a personal laptop, tablet, and my phone. My company installs spyware on the work computer, but can't on my personal devices. It's nice to have another screen, which is my official excuse. :D

    The camera on the 6s is good, but I'd like something a little better. I also have a great DSLR, so the camera alone isn't a great excuse to upgrade my phone.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,280
    I work from home and just have my iPad on the desk for personal surfing. My work laptop is squeaky clean. Maybe a few views of an article on MSN (which for some reason is the default homepage). An odd choice since most of the links from there are restricted.

    some people use work machine for all kinds of surfing, and even stuff like home banking, which I would never do.

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,999
    stickguy said:


    some people use work machine for all kinds of surfing, and even stuff like home banking, which I would never do.

    I did, before they put spyware on all the machines. They used to only have three licenses for it and only installed it on the remote workers' machines.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,285
    The spyware really doesn’t matter, any good network guy can see your traffic without ever touching your PC.

    I won’t do banking at work, but certainly log on here a few times a day. If ever questioned I would counter with them going after all the smoke break abusers!

    My office is the last door before the lunchroom/smokers area and the abuse is off the charts. Some go out 5 times or more a day. I don’t know how they get anything done.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,999
    tjc78 said:

    The spyware really doesn’t matter, any good network guy can see your traffic without ever touching your PC.

    No, they can't--I use a VPN if I'm doing anything sensitive.

    One of the recent hires is constantly taking a smoke break--gets their work done, but has to stay late in order to do so. I prefer not smoking and leaving at 5:00. :p
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,735
    I keep a personal computer on my desk at home next to my work one, as well.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,285
    VPN... yeah that’s one way to do it!

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,186
    tjc78 said:

    Waiting for the 2020 model as think they'll be major changes like a usb-c cord and 5G ready.

    My wife's 11 PRO Max has both of those.

    I think I have to finally retire my 7 Plus. Battery life is getting dismal and the home button is getting flaky. It's been a good run (3 years). It's also slightly bent so it's had a hard life.

    I have the 6s. Got a new battery for $29 and it works great again. I’m keeping it until I really need a new one. Instead I replaced my iPad (battery cannot be replaced) for less than half the cost of a new phone. Love my new iPad and will just keep on truckin with the older phone as long as it can still be updated.
    If I remember, you didn’t buy that phone new, isn’t that right?
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    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,285
    No it was brand new. I’ve actually never gotten 3 years out of any phone.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,617
    My A5 just showed up on Echopark's website. They "shipped" it down to Colorado Springs, which I'm curious as to how that decision is made.

    It's listed for $37,239...they paid me $35,000 for it. How does that business model work?

    I mean...it works for me.

    2019 Volvo V90 XC - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,617
    May have found the future replacement for the wife's Alltrack.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29851066/vw-id-space-vizzion-concept-ev-revealed/

    2019 Volvo V90 XC - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 130,183
    breld said:

    May have found the future replacement for the wife's Alltrack.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29851066/vw-id-space-vizzion-concept-ev-revealed/

    That's sharp looking. Size of your V90, eh?

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,280
    2022 launch? That is what, 4-5 cars down the line?

    and the Audi probably needed nothing. Take it in, detail it, put it on the lot, sell at that price, and make a quick $2K profit.

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,999
    kyfdx said:


    Look! It’s an SHO! B)

    The extremely rare LX trim level SHO. :p
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,423
    soooo... yeah. Not happy with the Equinox right now. That whirring noise I mentioned is pretty bad. But it ONLY happens when the weight of the car is shifting forward. Accelerates and cruises serenely. Its just under braking and under a certain speed that I get the noise. I can lessen it a bit if I shift to neutral before braking, but just a little. hmmmm...

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,735
    qbrozen said:

    soooo... yeah. Not happy with the Equinox right now. That whirring noise I mentioned is pretty bad. But it ONLY happens when the weight of the car is shifting forward. Accelerates and cruises serenely. Its just under braking and under a certain speed that I get the noise. I can lessen it a bit if I shift to neutral before braking, but just a little. hmmmm...

    Sell. Sell. Sell.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,110
    edited November 20
    qbrozen said:

    soooo... yeah. Not happy with the Equinox right now. That whirring noise I mentioned is pretty bad. But it ONLY happens when the weight of the car is shifting forward. Accelerates and cruises serenely. Its just under braking and under a certain speed that I get the noise. I can lessen it a bit if I shift to neutral before braking, but just a little. hmmmm...

    The stereotype "cheapquinox" wasn't invented by me, nor Trump. I can tell you my GM loving in-laws traded that one in and didn't like it. The GM fans are rather forgiving, I just stay away, far away.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • breldbreld Posts: 4,617
    stickguy said:

    2022 launch? That is what, 4-5 cars down the line?

    and the Audi probably needed nothing. Take it in, detail it, put it on the lot, sell at that price, and make a quick $2K profit.

    Correct, the Audi didn't need anything, but that still seems like a slim profit.

    They also accepted the car with the winter wheel set - they are OEM Audi wheels, but I know for a fact the dealership group where I leased the Volvo wanted the stock S-line wheels on it. I should be able to net another $500 or so out of the extra wheels set, so that's nice.

    2019 Volvo V90 XC - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

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