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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,604
    suydam said:

    so If parents don’t buckle up their kids that’s just too bad for those kids?

    Since the Safety Gestapo insists on protecting unbelted adult imbeciles the bags inflate much faster and even endanger children who are belted in.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,404

    So, interesting. I left the i3 at the airport for 3.5 days (Monday night to today midday) while traveling for a conference. Near zero parasitic draw. Range was 136 miles when I parked and exactly the same when I got back. Very impressed.

    Well, sure... consider the sheer size of that battery compared to the draw (and then compare to a typical 12V starting battery). I imagine it would take a whole lot of time with parasitic draw to have an appreciable effect on the range-to-empty. :D
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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,186
    fintail said:

    The fintail, which has a huge battery and virtually nothing running to drain the battery while idle, will fire right up after sitting for a month or two.

    The modern cars, however, hate a diet of only short drives, and send out low battery warnings if not taken for a 15+ minute/higher speed drive now and then.

    The battery in the Mustang complains after a month in storage but hasn’t failed to start...yet.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 145,784

    suydam said:

    so If parents don’t buckle up their kids that’s just too bad for those kids?

    I used to lay on the rear window deck of my mom’s 53’ Ford as she drove to the store and smoked cigarettes. I lived to tell about it. :D
    When I was 5, my mother would drop me off at a sitter, on her way to school (teacher). I would lay in the floorboard by the heat flow and go to sleep.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,267
    When the time comes, I could (maybe?) get the wife on board for a PU at that price. Or I just don’t ask her.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 145,784

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,267
    Closer to $290 without the loyalty, but still not bad for sign and drive.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,857
    kyfdx said:
    brokers have Tacomas WAY cheaper than that. And 2020s, to boot.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,060
    Re: parasitic draw, I think it is pretty impressive given that most of these cars (i3 included) have a good deal of always-on reporting about charging, remote capabilities.
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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,239
    Yeah, also, if it was cold, it seems like li-ion batteries sometimes lose their charge more quickly when the temps drop.
  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,727

    suydam said:

    so If parents don’t buckle up their kids that’s just too bad for those kids?

    I used to lay on the rear window deck of my mom’s 53’ Ford as she drove to the store and smoked cigarettes. I lived to tell about it. :D
    Thanks for the explanation for your behavior. Now, if only some of the others in here would come clean we'd be more tolerant of them too. :o

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  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,644
    qbrozen said:

    kyfdx said:
    brokers have Tacomas WAY cheaper than that. And 2020s, to boot.
    They're usually 24 months too.
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  • dad23dad23 ColoradoPosts: 463
    My folks had a Ford Country Squire station wagon when I was a kid, sat in the very back facing backward. I don't recall seat belts, just not being able to go far without getting car sick :'(
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,644
    stickguy said:

    When the time comes, I could (maybe?) get the wife on board for a PU at that price. Or I just don’t ask her.

    Based on her vehicle preferences you've shared, if you get one I would make sure it has the tonneau cover and sleeping bag option boxes checked :D
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 138,066
    dad23 said:

    My folks had a Ford Country Squire station wagon when I was a kid, sat in the very back facing backward. I don't recall seat belts, just not being able to go far without getting car sick :'(

    My folks had a VW Squareback - I don't know if it even had seatbelts. But, I do remember the license plate number - VVG 984. These were the original black & gold CA plates.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,267
    pensfan83 said:

    stickguy said:

    When the time comes, I could (maybe?) get the wife on board for a PU at that price. Or I just don’t ask her.

    Based on her vehicle preferences you've shared, if you get one I would make sure it has the tonneau cover and sleeping bag option boxes checked :D
    She would never drive it. And just insist we take her car everywhere.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,816
    stickguy said:

    pensfan83 said:

    stickguy said:

    When the time comes, I could (maybe?) get the wife on board for a PU at that price. Or I just don’t ask her.

    Based on her vehicle preferences you've shared, if you get one I would make sure it has the tonneau cover and sleeping bag option boxes checked :D
    She would never drive it. And just insist we take her car everywhere.
    You may be missing @pensfan83 's point. It's not a matter of her driving it. It is how doing stuff like that secretly tends to work out rather poorly on a much broader scale.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,404
    edited January 24
    Michaell said:

    dad23 said:

    My folks had a Ford Country Squire station wagon when I was a kid, sat in the very back facing backward. I don't recall seat belts, just not being able to go far without getting car sick :'(

    My folks had a VW Squareback - I don't know if it even had seatbelts. But, I do remember the license plate number - VVG 984. These were the original black & gold CA plates.
    My 69 Econoline did not have seat belts. I added lap belts to the captain chairs when I first started rebuilding it.

    I hate being in a vehicle without a seatbelt. I remember pulling many, if not all, of the stunts mentioned here as a young child. I recall one time even riding on the window sill, passenger door, of my step-father's early 70s Charger, holding onto the roof as he drove down the road at 55+. I was around five.

    Then, not long after that, sitting in the back seat of that same car, my mom was sitting in the parking lot of a bank. She went in to get cash, we stayed in the car. A couple minutes later, *wham*, the next thing I know I'm tossed bodily into the back of the driver seat in front of me. A pickup had backed into the rear quarter of her car, just behind me. Very low speed impact, maybe 5 mph, but it sure had an effect on me! I immediately got into the seat, clicked the belt, and have worn one every since.

    I recall harping on the rest of my family members to do likewise many, many times. I suspect that my parents started wearing theirs simply as a way to shut me up. Hahahhaha
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,267
    Oh, I would bombard her with information (potential schemes?) and eventually she will tell me to get whatever I want, just pick something and stop bothering her.

    Then I am in the clear!

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,060
    Looks like the X1 finally popped up for sale - no pictures yet: https://www.infinitiofbellevue.com/inventory/used-2016-bmw-x1-xdrive28i-awd-4d-sport-utility-wbxht3c35gp889867

    Took long enough to get through the lease return process. Asking price is less $800 less than our residual (before tax). No chance.
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  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,284
    Yes we all survived the driving practices of an earlier time. But that’s the point. We survived. Those who didn’t aren’t around to tell the tale.
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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,239
    If any of you Cincinnati-area peeps want free tickets to the Auto Expo, let me know. Chevrolet will give me two since I'm a high-falutin' Chevy Truck Legend.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 145,784
    corvette said:

    If any of you Cincinnati-area peeps want free tickets to the Auto Expo, let me know. Chevrolet will give me two since I'm a high-falutin' Chevy Truck Legend.

    Show is 5th-9th, and I’m out of town 4th-8th.. :(

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,267
    trying to convince the wife that a good option would be snagging a killer lease if one finally dropped in our lap. She is pretty fixated on just wanting to buy her own car instead of leasing. But I could probably work that out. Though would be a lot easier to just buy it, and forget about it for the next 7-10 years. As long as she finally settles on something affordable, no problem. But I had to have the discussion again (at least the princess is on my side on this one!) about a service loaner being the only way to buy an X3 or XC60.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,816
    Didn't you already go down the killer lease road and end up with something you weren't thrilled with?

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,267
    it needs to be on what she wants. that is the problem with bottom feeding lease prices. It usually isn't.

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  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,551
    Hope the Cinci show is better than Boston...

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,239
    edited January 25

    Hope the Cinci show is better than Boston...

    Apparently they sell beer, if that piques your fancy. Looks like they have more luxury makes than Louisville.
  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 11,796
    corvette said:

    If any of you Cincinnati-area peeps want free tickets to the Auto Expo, let me know. Chevrolet will give me two since I'm a high-falutin' Chevy Truck Legend.

    You’ve got mail!
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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,737
    This struck a chord with me when I saw it for the 1st time during the NHL All Star Game

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 49,116
    They didn't show the most accurate one, with the mom screaming like a banshee from the stands at an U10 game.

    Hyundai has an NHL deal in Canada, a few overplayed spots air during CBC games.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,737
    fintail said:

    They didn't show the most accurate one, with the mom screaming like a banshee from the stands at an U10 game.

    Hyundai has an NHL deal in Canada, a few overplayed spots air during CBC games.

    Lots of that going on this past weekend! My 10 year old son (the goalie) had a tournament. They went 1-1-1. He played great and I’m super proud of him.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 49,116
    Congrats to him. I think goalies often march to the beat of a different drum, and play for personal satisfaction rather than parental vicarious living more than other positions, flashy forwards especially.

    And maybe he'll stay with the game - I'm in my 40s and playing every weekend now, always a blast.




    nyccarguy said:



    Lots of that going on this past weekend! My 10 year old son (the goalie) had a tournament. They went 1-1-1. He played great and I’m super proud of him.

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,737
    stickguy said:

    pensfan83 said:

    stickguy said:

    When the time comes, I could (maybe?) get the wife on board for a PU at that price. Or I just don’t ask her.

    Based on her vehicle preferences you've shared, if you get one I would make sure it has the tonneau cover and sleeping bag option boxes checked :D
    She would never drive it. And just insist we take her car everywhere.
    Sounds vaguely familiar

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,737
    fintail said:

    Congrats to him. I think goalies often march to the beat of a different drum, and play for personal satisfaction rather than parental vicarious living more than other positions, flashy forwards especially.

    And maybe he'll stay with the game - I'm in my 40s and playing every weekend now, always a blast.






    nyccarguy said:



    Lots of that going on this past weekend! My 10 year old son (the goalie) had a tournament. They went 1-1-1. He played great and I’m super proud of him.

    That’s the thing with my kids and hockey. I never played! My 13 year old son said (after seeing a flyer after a school sponsored skating event) when he was 5 1/2 said: I want to learn to play hockey. He LOVES playing. It’s been close to 5 years since he scored a goal. He’s on the travel team, skates hard, & has had excellent coaches.

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  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,187
    Sounds like fun. Was never into sports in school but was on the swim team my junior year here in South Florida. I was usually dead last but I enjoyed swimming. We had a big swimming pool at our summer camp in Clinton Ct., and swam multiple times a day. Met my first true love while on the swim team, the woman I had planned to marry. But, things just didn't go as planned. Ah, such is life!
    Well, off to work on this brisk Sunday morning. 55 outside which is a bit chilly for us southeners!!

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,816
    fintail said:

    They didn't show the most accurate one, with the mom screaming like a banshee from the stands at an U10 game.

    Sadly, minor hockey culture can be quite toxic up here at times. I suppose the level of zealotry is matched by devotion to other sports in other areas. Parents often go over the edge. The amount of tax money used to build arenas for minor hockey here can boggle the mind. My city recently agreed in principle to renovate an ancient arena and is poised to spend $80 million on it to get 2 ice surfaces. They have also built a pair of aircraft-hangar-like 4-pad arenas at $40-$50 million apiece.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 138,066
    ab348 said:

    fintail said:

    They didn't show the most accurate one, with the mom screaming like a banshee from the stands at an U10 game.

    Sadly, minor hockey culture can be quite toxic up here at times. I suppose the level of zealotry is matched by devotion to other sports in other areas. Parents often go over the edge. The amount of tax money used to build arenas for minor hockey here can boggle the mind. My city recently agreed in principle to renovate an ancient arena and is poised to spend $80 million on it to get 2 ice surfaces. They have also built a pair of aircraft-hangar-like 4-pad arenas at $40-$50 million apiece.

    Are they still negotiating for a new stadium for the planned CFL franchise there?

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,816
    The city rejected the original pitch by the proponents and came back with some lukewarm support if they could propose a different site. It has been radio silence ever since.

    The CFL has got a snowball's chance of success here as it is not very popular locally. We could use a decent 10,000 seat outdoor stadium but the CFL types are talking about 20-25K seats and there is no real use for that here.

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  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,727
    ab348 said:

    The city rejected the original pitch by the proponents and came back with some lukewarm support if they could propose a different site. It has been radio silence ever since.

    The CFL has got a snowball's chance of success here as it is not very popular locally. We could use a decent 10,000 seat outdoor stadium but the CFL types are talking about 20-25K seats and there is no real use for that here.

    If all that is needed is seating for 10,000 why don't they just use lawn chairs for a couple bucks or tax the sport fans that bring their own 75 cents? :o

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,404
    edited January 26
    Buick just announced cancellation of the Regal. As with Ford, the GM brand will be SUV-only for MY21.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 49,116
    Parents are probably the driving force behind toxicity. I've long had the idea that youth sports should only involve parents if they are doing something with the team (and not cases where parents get together and buy teams to ensure their spoiled devilspawn can play). No screaming vicarious-living egoists in the stands. I spent most of my youth in a small town where, like in much of the country, football is king. It was a political pressure cooker to the point of being like a parody (and I am far from Texas). I wanted no part in it. And today we have the proliferation of for-profit sports "academies" (with suspect academics for most, I'd wager) where a 25K+++/year can be "invested" by parents looking for that college full ride or the unlikely pro dream, the same parents who somehow have the means to pay junior's way anyway. Via this relatively new phenomenon and the costs of playing in general, hockey isn't exactly rescuing any at-risk kids from the street - it was once a somewhat egalitarian working class ideal, not so much anymore.

    I'd be thrilled if we had municipal facilities like that here, as far as I know, there's only one city-operated ice sheet in the entire state (where in Canada, most little hamlets have one). The private sector doesn't do the best at providing such goods. Here they could just tax the offshore money laundering capital hiders/residency purchasers/"investors" and probably build it in a year.
    ab348 said:



    Sadly, minor hockey culture can be quite toxic up here at times. I suppose the level of zealotry is matched by devotion to other sports in other areas. Parents often go over the edge. The amount of tax money used to build arenas for minor hockey here can boggle the mind. My city recently agreed in principle to renovate an ancient arena and is poised to spend $80 million on it to get 2 ice surfaces. They have also built a pair of aircraft-hangar-like 4-pad arenas at $40-$50 million apiece.

  • fintailfintail Posts: 49,116
    It's the best game, I can see how kids become obsessed with it. I wanted to play when I was young, but spent most of my childhood hours from any ice surface, so I just watched it. Got into playing as an adult, and it is addictive, even with late games and going on a wild goose chase to find ice time. I think a lot of adult players are kind of living a second childhood.
    nyccarguy said:


    That’s the thing with my kids and hockey. I never played! My 13 year old son said (after seeing a flyer after a school sponsored skating event) when he was 5 1/2 said: I want to learn to play hockey. He LOVES playing. It’s been close to 5 years since he scored a goal. He’s on the travel team, skates hard, & has had excellent coaches.

  • fintailfintail Posts: 49,116
    The Encore is a SUV? B) I'd be curious to know Regal wagon sales - a hen's tooth on the road here, I see more late model Rolls-Royce.

    I suspect there will still be an impressive car line offered in China.
    xwesx said:

    Buick just announced cancellation of the Regal. As with Ford, the GM brand will be SUV-only for MY21.

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,239
    xwesx said:

    Buick just announced cancellation of the Regal. As with Ford, the GM brand will be SUV-only for MY21.

    Not a shock. There were no Buick sedans at the Louisville auto show.
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,816
    fintail said:

    And today we have the proliferation of for-profit sports "academies" (with suspect academics for most, I'd wager) where a 25K+++/year can be "invested" by parents looking for that college full ride or the unlikely pro dream, the same parents who somehow have the means to pay junior's way anyway. Via this relatively new phenomenon and the costs of playing in general, hockey isn't exactly rescuing any at-risk kids from the street - it was once a somewhat egalitarian working class ideal, not so much anymore.

    Years ago my niece married a real sports guy - he is a financial/investment advisor for a wealth management outfit so they do very well. Their son was enrolled in such a sports academy the year before last and from what I saw of their schedule the academic load must have been pretty light. He was on both the baseball and hockey teams and they traveled all over the place. God only knows how much it all cost. The saving grace was that the school went broke after his first year so he was forced to return to a regular school this year.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 145,784
    xwesx said:

    Buick just announced cancellation of the Regal. As with Ford, the GM brand will be SUV-only for MY21.

    That was pretty much a given, after GM sold Opel.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,186
    xwesx said:

    Buick just announced cancellation of the Regal. As with Ford, the GM brand will be SUV-only for MY21.

    I guess I missed them doing away with the Lacrosse too.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,816
    I think there were 2 of the current model Regal sold locally, one to a guy who worked at one of the GM dealers here. I saw a second one a few months ago offered for sale used. Have never seen one on the road here. Dealers here did not bring any in for stock. Have never seen a current GS model here either. Found one in Canada at a dealer in Toronto.

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