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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,103
    stickguy said:

    Oh, I’m sure I would hate it. But it’s so cheap, and probably the perfect spare car.

    Did I mention cheap?

    That has proven to not be a good enough reason on past deals. Oh, you end up getting them, but then it is just pick, pick, pick....
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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,241
    Hey, JRgo is having a fire sale. Better get in line quick.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 39,322
    Hoovie has a lot nicer stuff. Compared to him, JR is running a BHPH lot in a bad neighborhood.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,838
    edited September 17
    I'd be interested in the 9-5 if he's letting it go. I was really disappointed with the dyno run on the SRT-10.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 39,322
    I thought he got rid of that?

    I have not watched this episode yet. I assume he lists the cars he still has.

    I liked the Rampage.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,838
    stickguy said:


    I have not watched this episode yet. I assume he lists the cars he still has.

    I liked the Rampage.

    Correct. Rampage is gone unless I missed something. It was interesting. C30 is for sale on Autotempest (but I'm not tempted, +1 for self-control?). The Saab parts place sent him a zillion boxes of parts for the 9-5, and he said there's still stuff to be done on it, so no luck there.
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 162,355
    I wouldn't mind the C30, but the fact that he didn't do the timing belt annoys me.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,157
    edited September 17
    That price is completely delusional

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,071
    I don’t make the news,I just report it. They sound like someone who would be totally reasonable. Not.
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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,838
    Michaell said:

    I wouldn't mind the C30, but the fact that he didn't do the timing belt annoys me.

    There have been so many cars, I can't keep track. Was there a sticker indicating a recent-ish service on that one?
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 162,355
    corvette said:

    Michaell said:

    I wouldn't mind the C30, but the fact that he didn't do the timing belt annoys me.

    There have been so many cars, I can't keep track. Was there a sticker indicating a recent-ish service on that one?
    I can't remember, but a lot of comments on the ad noted that.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,241
    edited September 18
    stickguy said:

    Hoovie has a lot nicer stuff. Compared to him, JR is running a BHPH lot in a bad neighborhood.

    Yeah, but if you buy something off Hoovie and it breaks down (likely), you have to pay Johnny or Wizard to fix it. JR will probably fix it for free in your driveway.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,667
    Pictures of the 2021 Elantra:

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,667
    xwesx said:

    stickguy said:

    Oh, I’m sure I would hate it. But it’s so cheap, and probably the perfect spare car.

    Did I mention cheap?

    That has proven to not be a good enough reason on past deals. Oh, you end up getting them, but then it is just pick, pick, pick....
    Well, it is like a long-running TV series that eventually starts to recycle the same script ideas from the early seasons to keep the franchise alive once the writers have run out of gas. Lather, rinse, repeat. At least it gives us something to watch read... :D

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 167,910
    ab348 said:

    xwesx said:

    stickguy said:

    Oh, I’m sure I would hate it. But it’s so cheap, and probably the perfect spare car.

    Did I mention cheap?

    That has proven to not be a good enough reason on past deals. Oh, you end up getting them, but then it is just pick, pick, pick....
    Well, it is like a long-running TV series that eventually starts to recycle the same script ideas from the early seasons to keep the franchise alive once the writers have run out of gas. Lather, rinse, repeat. At least it gives us something to watch read... :D
    Are you saying this series has "jumped the shark"? :D

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,667
    More like the famous line "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". :cry:

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 39,322
    edited September 18
    Would have to see that Elantra in person to decide. But an N line manual could be interesting!

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 39,322
    I’d be real interested in this.

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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,532
    And stupid! How do you crash a car in an empty parking lot? By being stupid.
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 162,355
    kyfdx said:

    ab348 said:

    xwesx said:

    stickguy said:

    Oh, I’m sure I would hate it. But it’s so cheap, and probably the perfect spare car.

    Did I mention cheap?

    That has proven to not be a good enough reason on past deals. Oh, you end up getting them, but then it is just pick, pick, pick....
    Well, it is like a long-running TV series that eventually starts to recycle the same script ideas from the early seasons to keep the franchise alive once the writers have run out of gas. Lather, rinse, repeat. At least it gives us something to watch read... :D
    Are you saying this series has "jumped the shark"? :D
    Bonus trivia question - which series introduced us to this term?

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,838
    I can't remember, but I do remember it was a very neat website which was bought out by TV Guide (I think) and now no longer exists. Television Without Pity was also a great website for summaries, but is now defunct.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 167,910
    Michaell said:

    kyfdx said:

    ab348 said:

    xwesx said:

    stickguy said:

    Oh, I’m sure I would hate it. But it’s so cheap, and probably the perfect spare car.

    Did I mention cheap?

    That has proven to not be a good enough reason on past deals. Oh, you end up getting them, but then it is just pick, pick, pick....
    Well, it is like a long-running TV series that eventually starts to recycle the same script ideas from the early seasons to keep the franchise alive once the writers have run out of gas. Lather, rinse, repeat. At least it gives us something to watch read... :D
    Are you saying this series has "jumped the shark"? :D
    Bonus trivia question - which series introduced us to this term?
    Since I brought it up, I'll sit this one out.

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,056
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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,056

    And stupid! How do you crash a car in an empty parking lot? By being stupid.
    I'd wager a healthy combination of BOTH stupidity and incompetence behind the steering wheel.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 167,910
    andres3 said:
    Only if you really want it... and, you won't get it for $7K anyway.

    I sold an identical model (except for color) with just 36K miles in 2013... and got $5K for it.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,071
    edited September 18
    I'd buy it for $7k and daily drive it. Throw an updated headunit in with bluetooth and you're off to the races. Thing will last forever.

    EDIT: Agree with @kyfdx as well - you won't get it for $7k anyway.
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 39,322
    Happy days. The Fonz water skiing.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 39,322
    Legend would be going for double if it was a manual!

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,241
    ab348 said:

    Pictures of the 2021 Elantra:

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    image

    Hyundai has a knack for making the sides of their cars look interesting. I hope the interiors are nicer than the 2020s.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 39,322
    The sport was way nicer than what you likely had as a base rental spec

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,616
    Holy DLO fail, entire fake rear quarter window there, might even beat the 2012 Camry.
    ab348 said:

    Pictures of the 2021 Elantra:

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,241
    andres3 said:
    Yes but if sanity was a requirement, this board would be empty.

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  • mb_enthusiastmb_enthusiast IllinoisPosts: 223
    So...my 2017 Porsche Cayenne S is due for service today. According to the maintenance booklet (and on-board computer), she is only due for an engine oil and oil filter change. Since she is at 28k miles, I could conceivably do the spark plugs. But, according to the booklet, that isn't due until 30k miles and four years of service. She is going to be at three years of service on October 30th. I have an appointment at the Porsche Exchange in Highland Park, Illinois this afternoon for this and to resolve an issue that they caused months ago with the fuel pumps (they broke the clips on the rear bench seat in the process of replacing them).

    I called ahead and was quoted $825 by the Exchange. I then called Napleton Porsche Westmont (Westmont, IL) and Loeber Porsche (Lincolnwood, IL), which quoted me $1,400 and $495, respectively. The Exchange specifically stated that it wasn't a major service and therefore was "only" $825. Napleton told me that their $1,400 included oil and spark plugs. Aren't these people trying to rip me off before I even step foot in the dealership? :'(
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 162,355
    stickguy said:

    Happy days. The Fonz water skiing.

    Ding ding ding.

    I saw an article recently about Henry Winkler watching the show with his grandkids, having to explain to them his character.

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  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulPosts: 890
    mjfloyd1 said:

    qbrozen said:

    stickguy said:

    heck, if it was dark blue and had a stick, I would take it!

    Stop trying to steal my wife’s cars!
    Alright, here you go. Gets 50% of what you asked for. ;b
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    Why would a dealer drop the price $1700 in this market. Red flag.
    I don’t think that they dropped the price. They just got it and want someone to think that they are getting a great deal by slashing through higher prices
    This! Dealers around here are notorious for that.
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,103
    ab348 said:

    Pictures of the 2021 Elantra:

    That's a whole lot of 'yuck.' Hyundai cannot seem to rid themselves of the instinct for ugly, even though they curtailed it for a number of years.
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,103
    edited September 18


    I called ahead and was quoted $825 by the Exchange. I then called Napleton Porsche Westmont (Westmont, IL) and Loeber Porsche (Lincolnwood, IL), which quoted me $1,400 and $495, respectively. The Exchange specifically stated that it wasn't a major service and therefore was "only" $825. Napleton told me that their $1,400 included oil and spark plugs. Aren't these people trying to rip me off before I even step foot in the dealership? :'(

    Well, at least they detailed what the service includes! Just a la carte it and do what you're comfortable with them doing (and the amount you're spending).

    Hopefully they don't keep it for a month only to decide that it doesn't need any service/repair after all! That's what happened with my Q7 this past month. /sigh


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  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,730
    Michaell said:

    kyfdx said:

    ab348 said:

    xwesx said:

    stickguy said:

    Oh, I’m sure I would hate it. But it’s so cheap, and probably the perfect spare car.

    Did I mention cheap?

    That has proven to not be a good enough reason on past deals. Oh, you end up getting them, but then it is just pick, pick, pick....
    Well, it is like a long-running TV series that eventually starts to recycle the same script ideas from the early seasons to keep the franchise alive once the writers have run out of gas. Lather, rinse, repeat. At least it gives us something to watch read... :D
    Are you saying this series has "jumped the shark"? :D
    Bonus trivia question - which series introduced us to this term?
    Happy Days. Fonzie actually jumps sharks.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,071
    Great news about your dad, @mb_enthusiast. Prayers for his continued recovery.

    In other news I posted my i3 on leasehackr. Got tons of interest via private message. But I can’t bring myself to get rid of it. I like it too much.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,616
    I have a friend with a 14 E550 who recently had the same issue, even provided a pic of a wiring connector with oil coming out of it. Fortunately he was still under CPO warranty. Crazy, faults nobody would ever think of.



    My 2015 GL63 AMG misfired while getting groceries and my indie found oil in the engine wiring harness. Has been gone for two and a half weeks. I'm picking it up this afternoon after Zurich shelled out over $4k for the repair. That VSC has nearly paid for itself with this one incident.

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,662



    My 2015 GL63 AMG misfired while getting groceries and my indie found oil in the engine wiring harness. Has been gone for two and a half weeks.

    Shaking my head doesn't even begin to cover this.

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,056
    The Acura Legend has July 2020 registration CA plates.

    Anyone here such a CCBA they are a DMV expert? I have a feeling late fees, penalties, and more will be inflicted painfully upon a buyer who lives in California too. Or am I over-worried?
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 39,322
    How exactly does oil get in the wiring harness?

    Andre, can’t see how that matters. A problem for the current owner. If you buy it, need to register new anyway.

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  • mb_enthusiastmb_enthusiast IllinoisPosts: 223
    stickguy said:

    How exactly does oil get in the wiring harness?

    Andre, can’t see how that matters. A problem for the current owner. If you buy it, need to register new anyway.

    I don't understand it either. I've only heard of it on Mercedes-Benz engines and trucks (perhaps Mercedes too). :s
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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 991

    And stupid! How do you crash a car in an empty parking lot? By being stupid.
    That’s the problem. He thought it was an empty parking lot and didn’t notice the light poles with concrete bases because of all the tire smoke!
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,056
    edited September 18

    stickguy said:

    How exactly does oil get in the wiring harness?

    Andre, can’t see how that matters. A problem for the current owner. If you buy it, need to register new anyway.

    I don't understand it either. I've only heard of it on Mercedes-Benz engines and trucks (perhaps Mercedes too). :s
    In CA I'm used to getting the remainder of the 12-mo period for a negligible $15 "transfer" fee or something. The DMV does not reimburse or give refunds on registration costs, for example, my A4 had until January when I recently sold it to Vroom. I won't see a penny.

    However..... when Keystone Audi sold me the A4, they said I'd be getting a "NEW" registration. However, I bought in July, and in January, the DMV wanted the full boat of another year's registration. Thankfully, Keystone Audi refunded me nearly half of my prepaid DMV fees from the CPO purchase. I say "nearly" half because I'm suspicious some of my fees went to Late/Overdue/penalty fees and expenses.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 167,910
    mjfloyd1 said:

    And stupid! How do you crash a car in an empty parking lot? By being stupid.
    That’s the problem. He thought it was an empty parking lot and didn’t notice the light poles with concrete bases because of all the tire smoke!
    Reminds me of my high school parking lot when snow covered. A whole lot of damage done there.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,550
    Hopefully they don't keep it for a month only to decide that it doesn't need any service/repair after all! That's what happened with my Q7 this past month. /sigh

    You've got to be kidding! I would be less than happy.

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,056
    Anyone know if the legendary Acura Legend's used 91 or 87 octane? Might go 7050.
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