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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 145,540

    I wouldn't expect you to "viggen" like it - I mean, that's what you have the ZHP for, right?

    Yeah... the ZHP is way above "Viggen" like.. 9.5 years of ownership. ;)

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  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,277
    Where do you charge the I3 and how long does it take?
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,044
    Right now it is on L1 charging at home for the day-to-day. On the occasions where I really run it down, I'll use a local fast charger. I am having an L2 charger installed in a couple weeks through a pilot program with Seattle City Light.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,044
    edited December 2019
    At least she alerts you when there is a light on? The engine could fall out of my wife's car and be a mile behind her on the road, and all she'd tell me is that it feels like it is driving funny.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,734
    qbrozen said:

    My wife will complain about everything when she rides in the beater. "it smells funny. it's making noise. why haven't you gotten rid of the dead body in the back?" It is nonstop. She doesn't understand the beater concept.

    Hell, she worries me when it comes to new cars. Last week, as she is going OUT the door: "I can't take the van because some light is on that means the car will quit." WHAT?! What light is that?! When did it come on and you didn't tell me? "I don't know. I don't think it is the engine light. It is something else. Bye!" Long story short, it was the check engine light for loose gas cap. Again.

    Then this morning, again as she is leaving, "the oil light is on in the BMW." What do you mean? Low oil? "I think it wants an oil change. So I can't drive it." Turns out it is the service indicator telling her, in plain English, that she will be due for an oil change in another 1500 miles.

    A good answer to that would be: "What BMW?"

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,734
    Mom & Dad are supposed to take delivery of their RX350 tonight. Since there were snow flurries earlier, I got the "I'm not getting the car tonight speech" from her. Knowing it is the last day of the program, I email the dealer and ask if we can sign the paperwork via pdf & give the rest of the DAS money over the phone, then physically pick up the car tomorrow. "No can do, but we can bring the RX350 directly to your house this evening." OK. Sure.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,212
    I’m lucky my wife remembers to tell me her car needs gas. Or even notices. Though she usually remembers when we are getting ready for bed!

    I assume she would tell me if a light came on or car started doing something odd. Maybe.

    If it broke down on her, she would tell me to start shopping, after she confiscated my car.

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,395


    Thanksgiving was nice. Spent part with dad in the rehab place and watched the Bears game. :) His memory was better. Had dinner with friends afterward. I had the best turkey and pumpkin roll I've ever had.

    Oh, those look tasty! Glad to hear that your father his headed in the right direction!
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,229
    Update - just opened the bottle of Maker's 46. I retract my earlier statement. It's a very good bourbon, but I think Four Roses Single Barrel is noticeably smoother.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 145,540
    Took the Tacoma in for service, today. My son dropped it off to me this morning, and took the Fit. When I got home with the Tacoma, I let him know.

    Doesn’t look like he is bringing the Fit back. 👀

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,044
    I believe in the biz that’s called Grand Theft Auto
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,212
    well, he did leave a trade in!

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

  • breld said:

    I'm gonna admit it - I like the newly revealed Mustang Mach-E.

    I know the potential sacrilege with Ford attaching the Mustang name to the vehicle, but I like the styling cues.

    The main thing that gives me pause is the pricing - $60k for a nicely equipped model (before incentives). Personally, I've assumed these new entrants into the EV world from the non-luxury brands would have to undercut Tesla. Not that they're available yet, but a nicely equipped long-range AWD Model Y is $53k.

    I'll be curious as to how VW prices its first ID model next year.

    I'm with you I really like the Mach-E's styling as well. I'm in the EV market and I've been going back and forth looking at all the different pricing options.

    If anyone's interested I've found a bunch of information on the Mach-E from this forum - https://www.macheclub.com/
  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWPosts: 2,845
    I would be afraid to buy a new model Ford the first year - a good lease, however.....
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,437
    Ordered winter shoes for the X, for the upcoming nordic and downhill ski season. They don't make the Michelin Xi3 like I had and liked on the Volvo in this size. So I went Nokian this time. Not cheap, but cheaper than ending up in a ditch in the north Cascades.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,751
    I put Blizzaks on the V90 last week and it fared very well through our latest storm.

    2019 Volvo V90 XC - 2019 MB GLC300 Coupe - 2014 BMW 228i

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,395
    edited December 2019
    tifighter said:

    Ordered winter shoes for the X, for the upcoming nordic and downhill ski season. They don't make the Michelin Xi3 like I had and liked on the Volvo in this size. So I went Nokian this time. Not cheap, but cheaper than ending up in a ditch in the north Cascades.

    Well, at least you "had to settle" for an excellent tire!

    Can you put after market wheels on Tesla vehicles? If so, can you also do alternate sizing on them? With the big rim craze still in full swing, I like to go -1 or -2 on my winter wheels.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,734
    The maintenance required message came up on my Tacoma’s dash, so I made an appointment to bring it in. I asked what’s included in the 1st service (5,000 miles) with Toyota Care. It is a tire rotation and fluid top off. The local dealer doesn’t have loaner cars, but they do rent cars out on the cheap side. It’s cold here and I don’t feel comfortable driving the Prelude with its worn out performance tires to work. Plus it saves my wife the trouble of having to drive across town to pick me up tonight and drop me off tomorrow. Only 5 miles each way, but can take close to 45/50 minutes round trip during rush hour. So for $34 and change including tax I rented a 2019 Camry SE with about 10K on the odometer. I don’t like what I’m about to say, but it isn’t half bad. I actually kind of like it.

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

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,046
    45-50 minutes to travel 10 miles? Painful. Almost as bad is our commute home in the evening which is about 25 miles typically taking an hour and a half or more. It wears on you.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,734
    It’s very congested where we are, especially during rush hour. The Toyota dealership is on the other side of I-95. It normally would be a 10 minute drive each way.

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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 49,099
    There's an X in my neighborhood with especially dbaggy black aftermarket wheels and "yellow wall" tires.
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,248


    Out of focus, but notable for two main reasons coming back from Buttonwillow the other week.

    I reset the gas computer as track mileage ruins the averages, and the car did as good as you can do with 350+ HP tuned and short 6-speed DSG gearing, over 28 MPG!

    Secondly, I averaged (AVERAGED) over 70 MPH on this almost 200 mile stint through Socal. On second thought, since the speed limit is 70 MPH (max) in CA, it must have occurred in Mexico, for the record.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,229
    edited December 2019
    xwesx said:

    With the big rim craze still in full swing, I like to go -1 or -2 on my winter wheels.

    I don't see the big OE rims going away anytime soon. I feel like the aftermarket tire market has caught up to the point where you can get relatively inexpensive tires (compared to OE tires) in most common sizes at a fairly reasonable price. People like the look, and I also think OE suspensions are now better tuned for a wider variety of wheel/tire sizes (versus 1-2 in the old days).
  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 11,796
    nyccarguy said:

    The maintenance required message came up on my Tacoma’s dash, so I made an appointment to bring it in. I asked what’s included in the 1st service (5,000 miles) with Toyota Care. It is a tire rotation and fluid top off. The local dealer doesn’t have loaner cars, but they do rent cars out on the cheap side. It’s cold here and I don’t feel comfortable driving the Prelude with its worn out performance tires to work. Plus it saves my wife the trouble of having to drive across town to pick me up tonight and drop me off tomorrow. Only 5 miles each way, but can take close to 45/50 minutes round trip during rush hour. So for $34 and change including tax I rented a 2019 Camry SE with about 10K on the odometer. I don’t like what I’m about to say, but it isn’t half bad. I actually kind of like it.

    My son is getting a little “itch”. Went with him to test drive a Camry v6 XSE. I concur with you. I was dully impressed. Why someone would buy a Lexus over the Camry V6 is beyond me.

    Not a sports car, but very refined with nice materials and all the Toyota reliability. He’s going to drive an Accord Sport 2.0T, also. Never thought he’d be willing to move from a GTI to one of those cars.
    2018 Acura TLX 3.5 SH AWD A-SPEC
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,044
    He’s going to miss the GTI
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,437
    xwesx said:

    tifighter said:

    Ordered winter shoes for the X, for the upcoming nordic and downhill ski season. They don't make the Michelin Xi3 like I had and liked on the Volvo in this size. So I went Nokian this time. Not cheap, but cheaper than ending up in a ditch in the north Cascades.

    Well, at least you "had to settle" for an excellent tire!

    Can you put after market wheels on Tesla vehicles? If so, can you also do alternate sizing on them? With the big rim craze still in full swing, I like to go -1 or -2 on my winter wheels.
    We have the factory 20" wheels; smallest you can go on the Performance is 19" to clear the brakes. Not sure if it is the same on the standard cars. I'll keep the winters on these wheels and get a different wheelset next spring for the other tires, but plan to stick with the 20" there too. The 22" is a little over the top for me...

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,840

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,573
    Not a huge surprise given sales. Pretty soon if you want a sedan it's going to have to be an import or luxury make.

    I'm surprised they couldn't have come up with some sort of good leasing program to get more sold. It's not a bad car by any means and the GS version is actually pretty nice IMO.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,798
    Once they sold Opel to PSA, I don't think they wanted to sell any. There was zero marketing. I really liked my 2011 Regal Turbo, but the updated 2018 model didn't appeal to me at all.

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

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 145,540
    ab348 said:

    Once they sold Opel to PSA, I don't think they wanted to sell any. There was zero marketing. I really liked my 2011 Regal Turbo, but the updated 2018 model didn't appeal to me at all.

    Same here in the states.. They made the lease program so bad, you couldn't even consider it.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,395
    tifighter said:

    xwesx said:

    tifighter said:

    Ordered winter shoes for the X, for the upcoming nordic and downhill ski season. They don't make the Michelin Xi3 like I had and liked on the Volvo in this size. So I went Nokian this time. Not cheap, but cheaper than ending up in a ditch in the north Cascades.

    Well, at least you "had to settle" for an excellent tire!

    Can you put after market wheels on Tesla vehicles? If so, can you also do alternate sizing on them? With the big rim craze still in full swing, I like to go -1 or -2 on my winter wheels.
    We have the factory 20" wheels; smallest you can go on the Performance is 19" to clear the brakes. Not sure if it is the same on the standard cars. I'll keep the winters on these wheels and get a different wheelset next spring for the other tires, but plan to stick with the 20" there too. The 22" is a little over the top for me...
    So, it sounds like aftermarket is an option. That's nice, even if there is not much flexibility in sizing. I do like to have all my tires mounted year-round. It reduces wear and tear on the tires, the rims, and on me! :D
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,437
    Yeah, I think Tire Rack alone has something like 30+ styles of aftermarket wheels for the X.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,229
    @xwesx considering a Model X to replace the Q7? How do those things fare in the extreme cold?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,840
    Maybe I need another hemi in my life.
    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/share/259150398

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,044
    I'd swap the equinox for that in a hot minute.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,840

    I'd swap the equinox for that in a hot minute.

    If only it had come up for sale a few mos ago. :(

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,044
    qbrozen said:

    I'd swap the equinox for that in a hot minute.

    If only it had come up for sale a few mos ago. :(
    So make the Equinox disappear.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,589
    The 2008 Magnum SRT has a bit more cohesive styling; if one ever turns up around me I'd be sorely tempted.

    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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,840

    The 2008 Magnum SRT has a bit more cohesive styling; if one ever turns up around me I'd be sorely tempted.

    it would just fail miserably as a winter beater for me. ;b

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,212
    not bad looking at all. I could try that if I needed a bad weather beater. I almost bought a 2005 3 series at that dealer, and just drove past it a week ago. TJC probably goes past that quite often too (well, maybe not so much going forward!)

    with the miles, price seems fair if it is as clean as it looks.

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,180
    Drove a hemi in a Challenger at work today. Another driver who followed me from West Palm Beach down to Ft. Lauderdale said he heard me the whole way, as he was only a few vehicles behind me on the turnpike. That sucker was a bit loud and even heard it over the radio set to a very high number!

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,180
    After two days, think this new Enterprise gig is a good fit. So much closer to home, took me about 8 minutes to get home tonight even with traffic. About 3 lights and then I come in behind the Audi dealer, the short cut. And driving less than 7 miles a day those days I do work as compared to the 60 I was doing at Hertz. Am starting to meet a few more folks now so in time, will get to know more by name. There's over 30 drivers so, a lot of folks to meet. And we all don't work the same schedule. Almost all are retired guys like me who work a couple to a few days a week. There's even three women I hear. I just got used to the younger folks I worked with at Hertz. And I only had a few days to say good-bye...it was kind of rushed as Enterprise needed me to start this week.
    All in all, the right move for me. No looking back now till I decide to retire again, maybe next year.

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,229
    edited December 2019
    qbrozen said:

    Maybe I need another hemi in my life.
    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/share/259150398

    @kyfdx this could be an option if your son doesn't bring back the Fit.

    The accident reported when it was less than two years old concerns me - that could have been a lot of damage and not totaled a two year old car.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,229
    Good luck with the new gig, Sandy!
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,551
    qbrozen said:

    My wife will complain about everything when she rides in the beater. "it smells funny. it's making noise. why haven't you gotten rid of the dead body in the back?" It is nonstop. She doesn't understand the beater concept.

    Hell, she worries me when it comes to new cars. Last week, as she is going OUT the door: "I can't take the van because some light is on that means the car will quit." WHAT?! What light is that?! When did it come on and you didn't tell me? "I don't know. I don't think it is the engine light. It is something else. Bye!" Long story short, it was the check engine light for loose gas cap. Again.

    Then this morning, again as she is leaving, "the oil light is on in the BMW." What do you mean? Low oil? "I think it wants an oil change. So I can't drive it." Turns out it is the service indicator telling her, in plain English, that she will be due for an oil change in another 1500 miles.

    My theory, for many women, is that a car is simply a closet on tires.

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 145,540
    corvette said:

    qbrozen said:

    Maybe I need another hemi in my life.
    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/share/259150398

    @kyfdx this could be an option if your son doesn't bring back the Fit.

    The accident reported when it was less than two years old concerns me - that could have been a lot of damage and not totaled a two year old car.
    Hmmm... I do like wagons. :p

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 137,813
    Ooo, I just peeked at that Magnum ad - AWD would work well here.

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