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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,691
    corvette said:



    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.

    I find it less concerning when the owner continues to hold onto it and drive it for years after.

    '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!

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,681
    qbrozen said:

    corvette said:



    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.

    I find it less concerning when the owner continues to hold onto it and drive it for years after.
    Agreed. If you see an accident on the carfax from November, then the car was traded in or sold in December or January, then there was a problem with how the car drives or was repaired.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,809
    After 10 years if it still looks and drives fine, not likely to be an issue.

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

  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 11,703

    He’s going to miss the GTI

    Yeah.....I think you’re right. I think he’s being “influenced” by the female in his life right now.

    Still, I’d consider either of those, if I was in the market.

    2018 Acura TLX 3.5 SH AWD A-SPEC
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,424

    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.
    This is accurate.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,800
    I've long joked that upmarket CUVs/SUVs, especially the RX, are designer handbags on wheels.



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

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,161
    Found this at the Grapevine Rest Stop parking lot. Definitely at least one vehicle I think @fintail would take home at the right price.

    @abacomike @driver100 might pick at least one of these too! @mb_enthusiast might take three!


    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,324
    corvette said:

    @xwesx considering a Model X to replace the Q7? How do those things fare in the extreme cold?

    No, not at all. I was just curious about *his* Model X. :D

    And, while the Cybertruck is intriguing, I would much rather have a Rivian offering if choosing between them.

    Speaking of the Q7, though.... just turned over 90,000 miles on the way home last night.

    And then, as if thumbing its nose at me, it wouldn't start this morning. I had to jump it with the Forester. Of course, it *was* -10F (~ -23C) this morning, but I had its engine warmed up, so that shouldn't have been an excuse.
    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: 13,324

    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: 13,324
    andres3 said:

    Found this at the Grapevine Rest Stop parking lot. Definitely at least one vehicle I think @fintail would take home at the right price.

    Wow. There's a LOT of money riding on that tractor!

    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,694
    Yeah, and out in the breeze at that. The "cars as art objects" set would sooner eat dirt than ship a car in something that isn't enclosed. Those of us who actually use our vehicles, especially where it snows and/or on gravel roads look at it differently.
    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,800
    Looks like a fresh load from Europe, as none of these are US-build models.

    I'd take the G, perhaps, if it isn't an AMG. Surprised the most expensive vehicle in the lot is at rear, where I'd imagine it might be more prone to damage.
    andres3 said:

    Found this at the Grapevine Rest Stop parking lot. Definitely at least one vehicle I think @fintail would take home at the right price.

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,324
    fintail said:

    Looks like a fresh load from Europe, as none of these are US-build models.

    I'd take the G, perhaps, if it isn't an AMG. Surprised the most expensive vehicle in the lot is at rear, where I'd imagine it might be more prone to damage.

    andres3 said:

    Found this at the Grapevine Rest Stop parking lot. Definitely at least one vehicle I think @fintail would take home at the right price.

    Helps the rugged image? :D
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 134,212
    West Coast either ships into Long Beach or Port Hueneme (Y-knee-me).

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,161
    Michaell said:

    West Coast either ships into Long Beach or Port Hueneme (Y-knee-me).

    I believe Audi ships to a San Diego port.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,800
    Somehow that's not how I describe the typical new AMG G buyer B)
    xwesx said:



    Helps the rugged image? :D

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,691
    I love this ad. "Repaired to original condition."
    OK, so original condition was misaligned panels, dented door, and shredded paint? I actually had to email the seller to ask if they had any AFTER pics. I'm not expecting a reply.
    Terrain for sale

    '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!

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,137
    That Terrain looks like it left the factory with white paint. Looks like a rattle can paint job. Painting over the chrome without prepping it, causing the paint to delaminate, is a nice touch.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,430
    Wow, that thing is trashed. How can they even put that ad up with a straight face.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,681
    qbrozen said:

    I love this ad. "Repaired to original condition."
    OK, so original condition was misaligned panels, dented door, and shredded paint? I actually had to email the seller to ask if they had any AFTER pics. I'm not expecting a reply.
    Terrain for sale

    That is worth $6,500 if there is a bag of $7,000 in cash in the back seat. Good lord! Are people THAT desperate?

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,942
    qbrozen said:

    I love this ad. "Repaired to original condition."
    OK, so original condition was misaligned panels, dented door, and shredded paint? I actually had to email the seller to ask if they had any AFTER pics. I'm not expecting a reply.
    Terrain for sale

    A little buff and that will clean up real nice.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,313

    qbrozen said:

    I love this ad. "Repaired to original condition."
    OK, so original condition was misaligned panels, dented door, and shredded paint? I actually had to email the seller to ask if they had any AFTER pics. I'm not expecting a reply.
    Terrain for sale

    A little buff and that will clean up real nice.
    Maybe a little but you'll ruin your buffer trying.

    jmonroe
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,424
    edited December 2019
    Good thing that they have the paper sheets to protect the floor carpet.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,681

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,809
    The color I like but prefer tan interior. And that’s a touring so lighter on options. A blue over tan stick GT would be perfect!

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,324
    qbrozen said:

    I love this ad. "Repaired to original condition."
    OK, so original condition was misaligned panels, dented door, and shredded paint? I actually had to email the seller to ask if they had any AFTER pics. I'm not expecting a reply.
    Terrain for sale

    Wow. That car has had a rough life! Only 86,000 miles, and it looks like it should be 286K. :(
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,608
    nyccarguy said:
    Hard enough to sell a Mazda 6 with a transmission most people can actually use. :laughing:

    That is a real deal I think.

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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,800
    Gran Detroit Farm and Country Turbo, John Hughes car casting genius at work.
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,313
    xwesx said:

    qbrozen said:

    I love this ad. "Repaired to original condition."
    OK, so original condition was misaligned panels, dented door, and shredded paint? I actually had to email the seller to ask if they had any AFTER pics. I'm not expecting a reply.
    Terrain for sale

    Wow. That car has had a rough life! Only 86,000 miles, and it looks like it should be 286K. :(
    Other than the guy selling it, who says it doesn't?

    jmonroe
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,691
    ab348 said:

    nyccarguy said:
    Hard enough to sell a Mazda 6 with a transmission most people can actually use. :laughing:

    That is a real deal I think.
    Red 6–spd sold in orlando auction for $12.5k. Asking price is OK but I bet they’d let it go for $15k.

    '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!

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,681
    qbrozen said:

    ab348 said:

    nyccarguy said:
    Hard enough to sell a Mazda 6 with a transmission most people can actually use. :laughing:

    That is a real deal I think.
    Red 6–spd sold in orlando auction for $12.5k. Asking price is OK but I bet they’d let it go for $15k.
    But it is a RARE 6-SPEED!

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,137
    edited December 2019
    qbrozen said:

    I love this ad. "Repaired to original condition."
    OK, so original condition was misaligned panels, dented door, and shredded paint? I actually had to email the seller to ask if they had any AFTER pics. I'm not expecting a reply.
    Terrain for sale

    “I see you have a theft recovery Terrain. Looks like the vandals spray painted it black, and even painted the trim. Do you have any pictures now that you’ve repaired it?” :D
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,691
    nyccarguy said:



    But it is a RARE 6-SPEED!

    You must be the seller. ;b

    As the buyer, I say "ew. nobody wants a manual."

    '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!

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,691
    Speaking of manuals, I blew my knee out last night at volleyball. I can't even walk on it right now. I couldn't help but think "having a manual would really suck right now." Not that I'm driving at the moment, but I did have to get myself home last night by driving with my left foot. Sure, I could have managed, in a pinch, to get home with a manual, but it would not have been smooth, and certainly not something I'd want to do if I didn't absolutely have to.

    '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: 34,809
    sorry to hear. Life as an aging athlete. And the right leg is a double whammy.

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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,608
    The left leg is what you need to drive a stick though. As someone with a bad left knee I could never deal with a clutch pedal now.

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,681
    qbrozen said:

    Speaking of manuals, I blew my knee out last night at volleyball. I can't even walk on it right now. I couldn't help but think "having a manual would really suck right now." Not that I'm driving at the moment, but I did have to get myself home last night by driving with my left foot. Sure, I could have managed, in a pinch, to get home with a manual, but it would not have been smooth, and certainly not something I'd want to do if I didn't absolutely have to.

    Ouch! Feel better!

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,115
    That totally sucks. Luckily my knees are both fine, the spine...not so hot!
    Like the Mazda and the color but not the manual. More of an auto tranny guy here. And I just hate the Mazda infotainment set-ups with the screen on top but the controls on the console area. Too confusing and one must take one's eyes off the driving to do certain things. Prefer all the controls up top, front and center.
    Lastly, read some great news in the latest Car & Driver. They had a pic of the new 2020 VW Golf and really liked it, a lot! It only grows about an inch and a half in length which is perfect. They've tweaked the headlights and tail lights and changed the interior a bit. A larger infotainment tablet style screen and the shifter is a lot smaller with no pull-up "e" brake like I have now. As much as I'm wanting one of the small CUV's from Hyundai or Kia, this new discovery has me changing my thinking a bit. Depending on the models that the U S market gets for the regular Golf's and their pricing, I could be talked into a new one if it drives better than the other ones on my short list. Definitely has changed direction for my new vehicle search. As much as I want one, might be best to wait till the second year production of whatever I look at. Have already done a first year model twice now, something I've said I'd never do again!
    All I know, the moment I saw the article, I was hooked!

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,691
    ab348 said:

    The left leg is what you need to drive a stick though. As someone with a bad left knee I could never deal with a clutch pedal now.

    I contend that you need BOTH legs to drive 3 pedals.

    '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!

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 134,212
    Got a text from my sister today. Apparently, my BIL's Infiniti G coupe gave up the ghost - cause unknown. Probably close to 200k.

    They will be looking to lease something - I don't think they agree on what it should be.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 718
    Hope your knee gets feeling better @qbrozen
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,608
    qbrozen said:

    ab348 said:

    The left leg is what you need to drive a stick though. As someone with a bad left knee I could never deal with a clutch pedal now.

    I contend that you need BOTH legs to drive 3 pedals.
    Nonsense, install a hand throttle and go to town. :wink:

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

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 718
    My mom was a paraplegic and driving her car with automatic transmission (obviously) and hand controls was more difficult than I thought it would be.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 142,458
    mjfloyd1 said:

    My mom was a paraplegic and driving her car with automatic transmission (obviously) and hand controls was more difficult than I thought it would be.

    I would think it would be very hard. I have an issue with my right thumb, and w---- my a-- is almost impossible, left-handed. ;)

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 142,458
    $331 for a new key fob for the Tacoma. :(

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 718
    That’s cheaper than the Kia one 😁
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,691
    ab348 said:

    qbrozen said:

    ab348 said:

    The left leg is what you need to drive a stick though. As someone with a bad left knee I could never deal with a clutch pedal now.

    I contend that you need BOTH legs to drive 3 pedals.
    Nonsense, install a hand throttle and go to town. :wink:
    Don’t forget the hand brake! ;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!

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,800
    edited December 2019
    Good luck with the knee. As I'm back on the ice, I've had my share of issues this year, but I mostly overdo it with the upper body - can make driving fun when it hurts to turn your head much, or can't lift an arm above shoulder height without much pain. I tweaked my left shoulder in a hard fall last Sunday, still a bit sore with some pops here and there, all I can think of is my insurance deductible (something something capitalism?), so I am optimistic it just needs time to recover. The pain isn't horrible, so I doubt anything is broken. Of course, I prefer to sleep on my left side, which is now irritating.

    Years ago when I had the E55, I accidentally sent a key fob through a wash cycle. It would start the car, but not unlock it. Cost around $200, IIRC.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,137
    kyfdx said:

    $331 for a new key fob for the Tacoma. :(

    Wait, what happened? Did you try a local locksmith? The G37 was only $150 for a (used) key fob, cutting the emergency key, and programming.
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