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  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,268
    Plug in hybrid, Level 1? Not much effect at all.
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    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,805
    edited January 16
    I believe the Ioniq draws 12 amps. I actually just ordered stuff to install a dedicated outlet for it. Of course, surgery is coming up Monday, so I'll have to move my butt if I want to install it anytime soon.

    The generator and automatic-transfer switch weren't too bad. $3299 shipped to my driveway. I then had to spend a few hundred bucks on wire and a car battery. So figure $3500 or so. If it was just me, I certainly wouldn't spend that kind of money for something that doesn't get used all that much, but the wife and kids are a PITA.

    '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!

  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,699
    qbrozen said:

    I believe the Ioniq draws 12 amps. I actually just ordered stuff to install a dedicated outlet for it. Of course, surgery is coming up Monday, so I'll have to move my butt if I want to install it anytime soon.

    The generator and automatic-transfer switch weren't too bad. $3299 shipped to my driveway. I then had to spend a few hundred bucks on wire and a car battery. So figure $3500 or so. If it was just me, I certainly wouldn't spend that kind of money for something that doesn't get used all that much, but the wife and kids are a PITA.

    12 amps ain't nothin. Your electric dryer can pull 12 amps so can your toaster. I hate to be the one to tell you this but your Ionig is the definition of an appliance on four wheels. :p

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis V8 with Ultimate Package and '18 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,805
    jmonroe said:

    qbrozen said:

    I believe the Ioniq draws 12 amps. I actually just ordered stuff to install a dedicated outlet for it. Of course, surgery is coming up Monday, so I'll have to move my butt if I want to install it anytime soon.

    The generator and automatic-transfer switch weren't too bad. $3299 shipped to my driveway. I then had to spend a few hundred bucks on wire and a car battery. So figure $3500 or so. If it was just me, I certainly wouldn't spend that kind of money for something that doesn't get used all that much, but the wife and kids are a PITA.

    12 amps ain't nothin. Your electric dryer can pull 12 amps so can your toaster. I hate to be the one to tell you this but your Ionig is the definition of an appliance on four wheels. :p

    jmonroe
    ain't breakin nothin to me. It is exactly why I only pay $159/mo.

    '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!

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,621
    qbrozen said:

    I believe the Ioniq draws 12 amps. I actually just ordered stuff to install a dedicated outlet for it. Of course, surgery is coming up Monday, so I'll have to move my butt if I want to install it anytime soon.

    The generator and automatic-transfer switch weren't too bad. $3299 shipped to my driveway. I then had to spend a few hundred bucks on wire and a car battery. So figure $3500 or so. If it was just me, I certainly wouldn't spend that kind of money for something that doesn't get used all that much, but the wife and kids are a PITA.

    We got a quote for a generator install several years ago and I think it was over $5,000 so we passed. Fortunately we've never had to go more than 12 hours or so w/o power.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,699
    qbrozen said:

    jmonroe said:

    qbrozen said:

    I believe the Ioniq draws 12 amps. I actually just ordered stuff to install a dedicated outlet for it. Of course, surgery is coming up Monday, so I'll have to move my butt if I want to install it anytime soon.

    The generator and automatic-transfer switch weren't too bad. $3299 shipped to my driveway. I then had to spend a few hundred bucks on wire and a car battery. So figure $3500 or so. If it was just me, I certainly wouldn't spend that kind of money for something that doesn't get used all that much, but the wife and kids are a PITA.

    12 amps ain't nothin. Your electric dryer can pull 12 amps so can your toaster. I hate to be the one to tell you this but your Ionig is the definition of an appliance on four wheels. :p

    jmonroe
    ain't breakin nothin to me. It is exactly why I only pay $159/mo.
    That's still a lot of money for a toaster. :'(

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis V8 with Ultimate Package and '18 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,805
    I tried driving my toaster and it broke. You get what you pay for.

    '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: 6,017
    jmonroe said:


    That's still a lot of money for a toaster. :'(

    jmonroe

    Our family plan for our phones is more expensive than that...
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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,017
    I've been periodically researching options that would power our home and allow us to function off the grid for an extended period of time - e.g. in the event of an earthquake. That latter requirement basically eliminates natural gas, propane, etc as a potential fuel because of the expectation that (1) natural gas will be broken/shutdown, and (2) travel to buy propane will be impossible, assuming there was even any left to buy.

    Basically only leaves Solar, which brings along it's own bag of issues in a cloudy climate.
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  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,699

    jmonroe said:


    That's still a lot of money for a toaster. :'(

    jmonroe

    Our family plan for our phones is more expensive than that...
    You can't drive those either.

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis V8 with Ultimate Package and '18 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,740
    Alright - just got off the phone with the service manager at the dealership. They determined that the pressure plate failed (I won't pretend to know what that is - I'm sure you all can educate me) and, as such, the repair/replacement will be covered.

    @michaell, @jpp75 and I have had long text conversations about what the consequence really should be for VW, but at the end of the day, covering the repair is probably the appropriate response.

    2019 Volvo V90 XC - 2019 MB GLC300 Coupe - 2018 VW GTI

  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 1,497
    breld said:

    Alright - just got off the phone with the service manager at the dealership. They determined that the pressure plate failed (I won't pretend to know what that is - I'm sure you all can educate me) and, as such, the repair/replacement will be covered.

    @michaell, @jpp75 and I have had long text conversations about what the consequence really should be for VW, but at the end of the day, covering the repair is probably the appropriate response.

    I remember when that happened on my old Chevy. Pedal stayed down. We jacked it up in the alley and replaced it. It took about an hour.

    2020 Ascent, 2018 Legacy 3.6R

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,119
    edited January 16
    It’s unfortunate to happen. Likely a defective part. And absolutely should be covered. Would have been a non issue really, if the service advisors had not jumped the gun.

    So you end up right where you should have, warranty repair and not goodwill.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,805
    breld said:

    Alright - just got off the phone with the service manager at the dealership. They determined that the pressure plate failed (I won't pretend to know what that is - I'm sure you all can educate me) and, as such, the repair/replacement will be covered.

    @michaell, @jpp75 and I have had long text conversations about what the consequence really should be for VW, but at the end of the day, covering the repair is probably the appropriate response.

    it basically houses the clutch plate. It bolts up to the transmission housing.

    '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: 7,200
    @qbrozen good luck with surgery!
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,268
    jmonroe said:

    qbrozen said:

    I believe the Ioniq draws 12 amps. I actually just ordered stuff to install a dedicated outlet for it. Of course, surgery is coming up Monday, so I'll have to move my butt if I want to install it anytime soon.

    The generator and automatic-transfer switch weren't too bad. $3299 shipped to my driveway. I then had to spend a few hundred bucks on wire and a car battery. So figure $3500 or so. If it was just me, I certainly wouldn't spend that kind of money for something that doesn't get used all that much, but the wife and kids are a PITA.

    12 amps ain't nothin. Your electric dryer can pull 12 amps so can your toaster. I hate to be the one to tell you this but your Ionig is the definition of an appliance on four wheels. :p

    jmonroe
    That’s with a a level 1charger at the slowest charge. Level 2 of course much faster and fast chargers better yet. Level 1 is perfectly adequate for a plug in with limited range. It will cost you very little to charge and you Won’t need to buy gas in town. And a cheap lease. If it’s like my Volt it’s nice to drive as well. Win win!
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  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,728
    "The generator and automatic-transfer switch weren't too bad. $3299 shipped to my driveway."

    What manufacturer did you go with? Generac, Kohler, or what? I'm seriously considering an 8 or 10 kW setup here at the cabin, which is all that's needed to keep the refrigerator, boiler, water heater and the lights on. I don't need the dryer to be included, and the stove's propane. I'll definitely pay a pro to get it up and running, so am interested in how your system works out. My next-door neighbor has a Generac, and there are several other places with generators within a couple of blocks. When it's 10-15 deg F, it's peace of mind to not be dependent on Arizona Public Service to get things working again, especially in three feet of snow with more falling.
    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,133
    I watched this video about a generator the other day.
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,129
    edited January 17
    OK, explain this:

    https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/2017-FORD-SHELBY-GT350-238332

    Sold for $77k with 28 actual miles. MSRP was around $68k.

    Certainly one of my dream cars but if I had the hot pants for it to that degree I would have bought it new for $68k or better yet buy a new 2020.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 732

    OK, explain this:

    https://www.classic.com/a/barrett-jackson-scottsdale-2019-ln1kbpB/lots/2017-ford-shelby-gt350-liberty-walk-custom-ln16mvW/

    Sold for $77k with 28 actual miles. MSRP was around $68k.

    Certainly one of my dream cars but if I had the hot pants for it to that degree I would have bought it new for $68k or better yet buy a new 2020.

    When I click on it, it says sold $51700.

    What an ugly body kit...
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,129
    edited January 17
    mjfloyd1 said:

    OK, explain this:

    https://www.classic.com/a/barrett-jackson-scottsdale-2019-ln1kbpB/lots/2017-ford-shelby-gt350-liberty-walk-custom-ln16mvW/

    Sold for $77k with 28 actual miles. MSRP was around $68k.

    Certainly one of my dream cars but if I had the hot pants for it to that degree I would have bought it new for $68k or better yet buy a new 2020.

    When I click on it, it says sold $51700.

    What an ugly body kit...
    Yeah, I posted the wrong link. I’ll try to find the right one but I just saw it on the Motor Trend channel.

    Ok here’s the right link:

    https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/2017-FORD-SHELBY-GT350-238332

    I think the price listed includes all auction fees too.

    I’ll fix it in my original post too.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,119
    and if you scroll down a couple, there is a 1974 Pinto sold at $18K. Incredible.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,805

    "The generator and automatic-transfer switch weren't too bad. $3299 shipped to my driveway."

    What manufacturer did you go with? Generac, Kohler, or what? I'm seriously considering an 8 or 10 kW setup here at the cabin, which is all that's needed to keep the refrigerator, boiler, water heater and the lights on. I don't need the dryer to be included, and the stove's propane. I'll definitely pay a pro to get it up and running, so am interested in how your system works out. My next-door neighbor has a Generac, and there are several other places with generators within a couple of blocks. When it's 10-15 deg F, it's peace of mind to not be dependent on Arizona Public Service to get things working again, especially in three feet of snow with more falling.

    Here is my setup. Of course, its $100 less now. Lol.

    https://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com/Briggs-&-Stratton-40626-Standby-Generator/p102543.html

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 732
    stickguy said:

    and if you scroll down a couple, there is a 1974 Pinto sold at $18K. Incredible.

    When is the last time that you saw a perfect two tone pinto?😂
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,200
    @qbrozen interesting! Did you run the gas line yourself?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,119
    they weren't perfect when they rolled out of the showroom.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,805
    edited January 17
    corvette said:

    @qbrozen interesting! Did you run the gas line yourself?

    Yes.

    I've run a few gas lines in this house. Shortly after moving in, I called "a guy" to get a quote on running a line to my garage for the heater, about 25 feet, and one to the patio for the grill. He said it would be $2k!! That's just insane. So I did it myself for less than $200. Thankfully, I had the luck of running 3/4" pipe to the patio, so when I wanted to add a line for the generator 2 years later, I just T'd off that.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 732
    stickguy said:

    they weren't perfect when they rolled out of the showroom.

    Well you have to overlook the exploding gas tank deal
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,200
    One of the Ubers I took to a wine bar last night was a 2014 Jeep Wrangler with a stick shift. You never forget you're in a truck. The stiff ride of my Tahoe Z71, but a hundred times worse, and extremely noisy. The engine (I think they had the Pentastar by then) seemed to provide good torque. In that price range, I think I'd buy a 4Runner or Tacoma instead.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,119
    A strippo is $56k+? Ouch. I love that at that price, under premium options, they list a BU camera (required by law now anyway). And Bluetooth.

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

  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 11,779
    Thanks for the impressions, Ray. Sounds like the one you ordered is really nice. Can't wait for you to take delivery!
    2018 Acura TLX 3.5 SH AWD A-SPEC
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,719
    corvette said:

    One of the Ubers I took to a wine bar last night was a 2014 Jeep Wrangler with a stick shift. You never forget you're in a truck. The stiff ride of my Tahoe Z71, but a hundred times worse, and extremely noisy. The engine (I think they had the Pentastar by then) seemed to provide good torque. In that price range, I think I'd buy a 4Runner or Tacoma instead.

    Who thinks it is a good idea to have a 6 speed Wrangler as an uber?

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,119
    I hope it was at least an unlimited.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,805
    nyccarguy said:

    corvette said:

    One of the Ubers I took to a wine bar last night was a 2014 Jeep Wrangler with a stick shift. You never forget you're in a truck. The stiff ride of my Tahoe Z71, but a hundred times worse, and extremely noisy. The engine (I think they had the Pentastar by then) seemed to provide good torque. In that price range, I think I'd buy a 4Runner or Tacoma instead.

    Who thinks it is a good idea to have a 6 speed Wrangler as an uber?
    The person who has to cough up $500/mo for one. :'(

    '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: 137,004
    qbrozen said:

    nyccarguy said:

    corvette said:

    One of the Ubers I took to a wine bar last night was a 2014 Jeep Wrangler with a stick shift. You never forget you're in a truck. The stiff ride of my Tahoe Z71, but a hundred times worse, and extremely noisy. The engine (I think they had the Pentastar by then) seemed to provide good torque. In that price range, I think I'd buy a 4Runner or Tacoma instead.

    Who thinks it is a good idea to have a 6 speed Wrangler as an uber?
    The person who has to cough up $500/mo for one. :'(
    I was sort of thinking the same thing.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,200
    stickguy said:

    I hope it was at least an unlimited.

    It was. Uber requires at least four doors and capability of holding at least five people. The back seat was far from spacious, though.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 144,931
    corvette said:

    stickguy said:

    I hope it was at least an unlimited.

    It was. Uber requires at least four doors and capability of holding at least five people. The back seat was far from spacious, though.
    People see them and think "cool SUV". Nope, still a Wrangler. I couldn't live with one, I don't think.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,119
    I would not mind a 2 door, manual, T top hardtop of older vintage, as my spare “fun” car. But not for something I drove a lot or long distances.

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  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 3,040
    Addendum to my M340i impressions above:
    "In SPORT and SPORT+ modes, which can be activated via the Driving Experience Control switch, the valve-controlled exhaust system generates a particularly distinctive sound."
    This feature works EXACTLY as I would have specified.
    Just enough sound to notice, when driven normally.
    Just enough added 'distinctive sound' when I want.
    - Ray
    Had an aftermarket exhaust on my 2007 'Vette . . .
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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,017
    @rayainsw - Really love the M340 and really love your build. Looking forward to your official punch!

    In other news, this popped up on CL...
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/federal-way-bmw-330xi/7057335965.html

    Missing a lot of information around maintenance, but not a bad deal if you want the Sport Pack on an E90 and avoid the issues with the turbo.
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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,719
    stickguy said:

    I would not mind a 2 door, manual, T top hardtop of older vintage, as my spare “fun” car. But not for something I drove a lot or long distances.

    My best friend has a 2 Door Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock with a 6-SPEED stick. He bought it because he got sick and tired of dumping money into the 1990 Z28 Camaro he bought. It also helped that his friend & business partner had this Wrangler that he wanted to part ways with. His business partner was willing to sell him the Wrangler for what he got for the Z28 Camaro. So he got it for an excellent price.

    By best friend's daily driver is a 2017 GMC Sierraa 1500 Denali. He LOVES his truck for long trips. He LOVES how much stuff for work (he owns a few restaurants) it holds, but it is BIG. He has gotten use to the Jeep and it's simplicity. He drives the Wrangler a lot more than he thought he would. So much so that it is helping him stay within his lease miles.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,119
    an older guy in my neighborhood has a nice simple wrangler that he seems to use every day (I assume driving to work). Black 2 door, not sure the vintage but after they went back to round lights. I would say a couple generations ago, maybe 2000-2005? But that is a manual. I like it.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,805

    @rayainsw - Really love the M340 and really love your build. Looking forward to your official punch!

    In other news, this popped up on CL...
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/federal-way-bmw-330xi/7057335965.html

    Missing a lot of information around maintenance, but not a bad deal if you want the Sport Pack on an E90 and avoid the issues with the turbo.

    Damn. Awesome find, IMHO.

    '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: 6,017
    qbrozen said:

    @rayainsw - Really love the M340 and really love your build. Looking forward to your official punch!

    In other news, this popped up on CL...
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/federal-way-bmw-330xi/7057335965.html

    Missing a lot of information around maintenance, but not a bad deal if you want the Sport Pack on an E90 and avoid the issues with the turbo.

    Damn. Awesome find, IMHO.
    I’m tempted. Sorely tempted. I’d be more tempted if it was RWD.
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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,200


    Missing a lot of information around maintenance, but not a bad deal if you want the Sport Pack on an E90 and avoid the issues with the turbo.

    @roadburner - correct me if I'm wrong, but I think SP on the AWD E90s doesn't include sport suspension.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,017
    I believe that is correct - it is an appearance package vs. sport suspension.
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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,805
    the seats are far far more important, though.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,017
    Apparently the cooling system was overhauled for the E90 vs. the E46, so that is less of a concern. Still potential for valve cover gasket and oil pan gasket leaks.
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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,767
    kyfdx said:

    People see them and think "cool SUV". Nope, still a Wrangler. I couldn't live with one, I don't think.

    Lots of people buy them and discover the same thing. That's why there are usually plenty of them on used car lots.

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