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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,812
    Love the car. Hate the color combo.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,812
    Always nice when a purchase makes you happy.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,522
    @kyfdx the damage to the rear is interesting because the paint meter readings look pretty consistent all around. Guessing a fender bender.
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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,389
    edited November 2020
    I'm still sitting on my car fund money.
    Still looking at new and hoping used prices will drop.
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,812
    damage to rear could easily be just a bumper cover issue. I don't even count those as paintwork!

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,248
    Speaking of the good old days:

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-dodge-charger-12/

    A little crusty and the wrong engine but might be nice to cruise around in.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 14,508

    Speaking of the good old days:

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-dodge-charger-12/

    A little crusty and the wrong engine but might be nice to cruise around in.

    318 CI V8 with a 3 speed automatic and a whopping 230 horsepower? 0 - ...

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,812
    not a bad looking old car. No, not fire breathing, but for cruising around on a nice Sunday or doing a local cars and coffee, perfectly fine. The 318 isn't that much of a dog, at least compared to the slant 6 it also came with!

    and if you want to spruce it up, easy to do (to that engine, or drop in the monster of your choice).

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,174
    15+ months until the Tundra lease ends (possibly six months longer if I'm offered an extension), and I'm already brainstorming replacements. Leasing another Tundra is a definite possibility, if they're still leasing as well. I'd also consider something well-used but in good condition, like a Land Cruiser (like @au1994 ) / Sequoia / LX570, or a 4Runner (like @dad23 ) / GX470.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,389
    @corvette,
    I guess you are into nostalgia. ;)
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,812
    there is a new Tundra in the works. Not sure if it will be out by then though, or close enough to make the deals good on the dinosaur version!

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,812
    I just have an aversion to replacing one car with a newer version of the same thing. Might as well keep the old one! And if it is a lease, it should be a law that you have to try something new!

    and I don't count replacing the old RDX with a new RDX as that, since it was a complete clean-sheet redesign, and only the badge was the same.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,174

    @corvette,
    I guess you are into nostalgia. ;)

    There are things about my 2009 Tahoe that I still miss.
    stickguy said:

    there is a new Tundra in the works. Not sure if it will be out by then though, or close enough to make the deals good on the dinosaur version!

    The redesign is supposed to arrive in 2021 as a 2022 model, I think. I doubt there will be any leftover 2021s by the time my lease is up, but hopefully, there will be good deals available on the new ones.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,812
    are you driving a 1960s beetle with a compression issue?

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,813

    Your definition of winter beater and mine are different. Unless it sells for the current $300 bid.
    Not terribly far from me. Maybe I'll be bold and throw a grand at it. :)

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,813
    whoops.


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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,812
    qbrozen said:

    whoops.


    buy it, fix it all up, then let me know when you get tired of it so I can buy it from you.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,812
    got bored, so did some browsing (online of course) at one of my regular spots. Lots of recent new inventory.

    I like this one. If it just had a 5 speed (and I know that it is probably better suited to the automatic but I have my standards!) I might really look at it to buy. Looks really clean for one of these, and miles reasonable.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2000-ford-ranger-supercab_126_wb_xl-used-1ftyr14v5ytb07365.html

    This one is gorgeous. I got real excited to see it, ready to run up there tomorrow, until seeing the deal breaker. One of these with a slushbox, should be against the law.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2007-mazda-mx~5_miata-2dr_convertible_automatic_grand_touring-used-jm1nc26f370133690.html

    and finally, no pictures, and seems a bit pricey (though quite likely the MSRP was way higher than I would expect) , but this could be a cool thing to have.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2015-mini-cooper_s_countryman-all4-used-wmwzc5c50fwt37886.html

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,522
    I’m seriously tempted in the $7k-$9k range. I bet it goes for way more, though.
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 174,902
    stickguy said:

    got bored, so did some browsing (online of course) at one of my regular spots. Lots of recent new inventory.

    I like this one. If it just had a 5 speed (and I know that it is probably better suited to the automatic but I have my standards!) I might really look at it to buy. Looks really clean for one of these, and miles reasonable.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2000-ford-ranger-supercab_126_wb_xl-used-1ftyr14v5ytb07365.html

    This one is gorgeous. I got real excited to see it, ready to run up there tomorrow, until seeing the deal breaker. One of these with a slushbox, should be against the law.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2007-mazda-mx~5_miata-2dr_convertible_automatic_grand_touring-used-jm1nc26f370133690.html

    and finally, no pictures, and seems a bit pricey (though quite likely the MSRP was way higher than I would expect) , but this could be a cool thing to have.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2015-mini-cooper_s_countryman-all4-used-wmwzc5c50fwt37886.html

    That MINI seems a lot like my daughters, option wise. Hers stickered for something like $36-37K.

    It's a 2014 with just over 40,000 miles, and her dealer sent a buy bid of $8600 a few weeks ago. $18K for one year newer and 16,000 less miles seems way overpriced.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,813

    I’m seriously tempted in the $7k-$9k range. I bet it goes for way more, though.

    For the 114k-mile, decade-old X3? $7k? Really? I think you are saying that only because it is 3500 miles away and you'll never actually have to follow through. LOL.

    '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 53-car history and counting!

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 14,508
    stickguy said:

    got bored, so did some browsing (online of course) at one of my regular spots. Lots of recent new inventory.

    I like this one. If it just had a 5 speed (and I know that it is probably better suited to the automatic but I have my standards!) I might really look at it to buy. Looks really clean for one of these, and miles reasonable.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2000-ford-ranger-supercab_126_wb_xl-used-1ftyr14v5ytb07365.html

    This one is gorgeous. I got real excited to see it, ready to run up there tomorrow, until seeing the deal breaker. One of these with a slushbox, should be against the law.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2007-mazda-mx~5_miata-2dr_convertible_automatic_grand_touring-used-jm1nc26f370133690.html

    and finally, no pictures, and seems a bit pricey (though quite likely the MSRP was way higher than I would expect) , but this could be a cool thing to have.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2015-mini-cooper_s_countryman-all4-used-wmwzc5c50fwt37886.html

    Stick - forget about the whole “Miata with an automatic equals revocation of one’s man card” for just a minute. It’s “your” color combination & its $12K. Maybe less. If you drive it for a year or 2, you’ll loose what? $2K at the most? Maybe $3K?

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,522
    I like what I like!
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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,248
    nyccarguy said:

    Speaking of the good old days:

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-dodge-charger-12/

    A little crusty and the wrong engine but might be nice to cruise around in.

    318 CI V8 with a 3 speed automatic and a whopping 230 horsepower? 0 - ...
    Well, I did say it was the wrong engine. I had a ‘69 Plymouth twin to the Charger with the same engine. It was the 320 ft.lbs. of torque that mattered. It would never be a threat to a 440 or even a 383 but I ruined many a tire with burnouts.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,339
    As I've said before, I have trouble keeping a beater, I've fixed a few cosmetic issues on the Clubman because I hate to look at cracked or faded trim- I even bought a used ISOFIX cover on eBay to replace a missing door on one of the mounts.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,248
    stickguy said:

    got bored, so did some browsing (online of course) at one of my regular spots. Lots of recent new inventory.

    I like this one. If it just had a 5 speed (and I know that it is probably better suited to the automatic but I have my standards!) I might really look at it to buy. Looks really clean for one of these, and miles reasonable.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2000-ford-ranger-supercab_126_wb_xl-used-1ftyr14v5ytb07365.html

    This one is gorgeous. I got real excited to see it, ready to run up there tomorrow, until seeing the deal breaker. One of these with a slushbox, should be against the law.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2007-mazda-mx~5_miata-2dr_convertible_automatic_grand_touring-used-jm1nc26f370133690.html

    and finally, no pictures, and seems a bit pricey (though quite likely the MSRP was way higher than I would expect) , but this could be a cool thing to have.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2015-mini-cooper_s_countryman-all4-used-wmwzc5c50fwt37886.html

    I would like that Ranger but near $6k for a 20 year old 100k+ mile truck seems a bit much. Alas those go for the craziest of money.

    Yeah, a Miata without a stick is a waste.

    I drove a Mini the other day and they are the roomiest small car made. Sharp handling but I didn’t think it was terribly fast. Also a car that probably is best with a stick.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,812
    nyccarguy said:

    stickguy said:

    got bored, so did some browsing (online of course) at one of my regular spots. Lots of recent new inventory.

    I like this one. If it just had a 5 speed (and I know that it is probably better suited to the automatic but I have my standards!) I might really look at it to buy. Looks really clean for one of these, and miles reasonable.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2000-ford-ranger-supercab_126_wb_xl-used-1ftyr14v5ytb07365.html

    This one is gorgeous. I got real excited to see it, ready to run up there tomorrow, until seeing the deal breaker. One of these with a slushbox, should be against the law.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2007-mazda-mx~5_miata-2dr_convertible_automatic_grand_touring-used-jm1nc26f370133690.html

    and finally, no pictures, and seems a bit pricey (though quite likely the MSRP was way higher than I would expect) , but this could be a cool thing to have.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2015-mini-cooper_s_countryman-all4-used-wmwzc5c50fwt37886.html

    Stick - forget about the whole “Miata with an automatic equals revocation of one’s man card” for just a minute. It’s “your” color combination & its $12K. Maybe less. If you drive it for a year or 2, you’ll loose what? $2K at the most? Maybe $3K?
    I don't even know if that price for a 2007 is good or not. But, I don't want a sportscar with an automatic, so even if it won't depreciate much, what's the point? Not like it has any practical value!

    It isn't a "man card" issue. I wouldn't want one if I was a woman either!

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,812
    though if it comes down to $8,995 during a Christmas week snowstorm, I could be persuaded to change my mind. I could always flip it to one of my kids!

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,812
    I sent the link to my son to tease him. I know he can't buy it now, and doesn't need another car for a year or so until his lease runs out. But one of his concepts was getting a fun sports car along with a truck of some sort for carrying crap and winter duty.

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  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulPosts: 905
    stickguy said:

    this popped up on cars and bids. I love it. Already doing well, and I suspect it will end up getting to be quite a bit higher. Looks super clean. An old guy near me has one, but it is a red base model (5 speed though) and looks really worn and beat. But still funky.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/9aQPb67m/1994-honda-civic-del-sol-si

    Had a 1993 del Sol in the family (my now-ex-wife was the primary driver) back in 2001-02... really fun and unique little car!
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  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,881
    edited November 2020

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 1,217
    stickguy said:

    I just have an aversion to replacing one car with a newer version of the same thing. Might as well keep the old one! And if it is a lease, it should be a law that you have to try something new!

    and I don't count replacing the old RDX with a new RDX as that, since it was a complete clean-sheet redesign, and only the badge was the same.

    I suspect the Tundra will be a fresh design. The current one has been around for a long time.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 179,942
    qbrozen said:

    I’m seriously tempted in the $7k-$9k range. I bet it goes for way more, though.

    For the 114k-mile, decade-old X3? $7k? Really? I think you are saying that only because it is 3500 miles away and you'll never actually have to follow through. LOL.
    I'm thinking $11K-$13K

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,174

    As I've said before, I have trouble keeping a beater, I've fixed a few cosmetic issues on the Clubman because I hate to look at cracked or faded trim- I even bought a used ISOFIX cover on eBay to replace a missing door on one of the mounts.

    Same, and that's one of the things that makes leasing attractive to me. With a used car, I figure spending at least a few hundred fixing cosmetic issues right out of the gate, plus things I discover later.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,813
    au1994 said:
    I may be wrong, but I think that is still the N54 engine, in which case near 140k miles is a nonstarter, IMHO.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,813
    edited November 2020
    kyfdx said:

    qbrozen said:

    I’m seriously tempted in the $7k-$9k range. I bet it goes for way more, though.

    For the 114k-mile, decade-old X3? $7k? Really? I think you are saying that only because it is 3500 miles away and you'll never actually have to follow through. LOL.
    I'm thinking $11K-$13K
    I did not realize that is a dealer who bought the car at auction. Seriously? That site just lost a TON of cred, IMHO. Anyway, dealer paid $6200 for it.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,813
    edited November 2020
    Decided I had to post a comment on the auction. I wonder what kind of storm I started for myself

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,812
    you see quite a few dealers there. usually try and position it as having recently bought from original owner or some such. Definitely want you to assume they are someone like chasing classic cars that finds something privately and brings it back to recommission before selling.

    just running your used car lot auction hoopties, that is what craigslist is for!

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,813
    Oh, sure, I know there are dealers. But I agree it should be those who seek out special cars from owners and can give the background on them and provide records. Buying from auction and reselling immediately is just garbage.

    '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 53-car history and counting!

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 14,508
    qbrozen said:

    au1994 said:
    I may be wrong, but I think that is still the N54 engine, in which case near 140k miles is a nonstarter, IMHO.
    This dealer seems to specialize in rare BMW Wagons. Not too long ago they had a 330xi Wagon that had an original sticker price of over $70K.

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  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,881
    qbrozen said:

    au1994 said:
    I may be wrong, but I think that is still the N54 engine, in which case near 140k miles is a nonstarter, IMHO.
    Yes, last year for the N54 I believe.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,522
    That is really disappointing regarding the X3 having been picked up at auction a couple weeks ago. There was a time where this particular seller was excellent about finding these rare cars and restoring them cosmetically and mechanically to near-new shape. No chance that happened over the course of 2 weeks.

    Regarding the E61 535, yes it is an N54 - I'd look for an 06-07 E61 with the N52 - won't be as fast, but much less to go wrong.
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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,174
    Anyone looking for a project car? I'm sure you could knock out its entire list of needs in a weekend. :D
  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,881
    corvette said:

    Anyone looking for a project car? I'm sure you could knock out its entire list of needs in a weekend. :D

    Lol, yeah. Just pop down to the Autozone on the corner and they’ll have everything you need.

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