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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,420
    this is one that QB should have been all over.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/KZDYRGLN/1989-laforza

    I wouldn't mind this Andre mobile. If it came with a long warranty. Love the color.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/KPYzaRX2/2015-audi-s4-premium-plus

    I also love this one as a toy. Including the colors.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/30AgMbVV/1997-bmw-z3

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,263
    My advice to mb_e's friend: WFH.
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, TBD
  • breldbreld Posts: 5,464
    nyccarguy said:

    Did you guys see the 200K mile Integra Type R on Cars & Bids? $15K & climbing

    @stickguy - there’s a Black/Beige 2000 Lexus SC300 with your name on it. Under 50K miles.

    Wow! I saw the listing for the Type R but didn’t even click on it. Can’t believe it’s getting that much attention with 200k miles.

    2018 X3 M40i - 2020 Supra - 2020 MINI JCW Hardtop - 2020 Leaf

  • breldbreld Posts: 5,464
    @stickguy - I like that S4 too. I think that color must be an Audi special order color (Audi Individual Color or something like that).

    2018 X3 M40i - 2020 Supra - 2020 MINI JCW Hardtop - 2020 Leaf

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,962

    A friend of ours worked as a rental company shuttle driver for a while, but because he was reliable, they rode him hard, so he quit. He didn't need the income.

    I’m not sure I understand that. The company abused him or his fellow drivers?

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,420
    my assumption was since he was good, they had him work all the time.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,609
    stickguy said:

    this is one that QB should have been all over.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/KZDYRGLN/1989-laforza

    I wouldn't mind this Andre mobile. If it came with a long warranty. Love the color.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/KPYzaRX2/2015-audi-s4-premium-plus

    I also love this one as a toy. Including the colors.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/30AgMbVV/1997-bmw-z3

    Geesh, I must have some kinda crazy rep around here. I wouldn’t touch that nightmare.

    '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!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,420
    must have been all those RHD oddballs you posted.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,156
    nyccarguy said:

    @roadburner - I know it’s out of the running, but I saw an Orange Stinger this AM. That’s a great color for that car!

    I wouldn't rule out a used GTS at the right price; it's the last of the AWD Stingers that isn't saddled with grand touring tires that cause the top speed to be cut to under 150 mph. Ridiculous- even my four cylinder X1 can hit 146...

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,089
    100PercentJake cracks me up: "I'm going to take my new socket... Don't lose things, cause it's expensive to go buying the same thing over and over, when you keep losing it! I thought that getting a shop and a toolbox would prevent that somewhat, but apparently the problem was me all along! *shrugs* I just lose things! Wonderful!"
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,420
    he is funny. Still has the slightly decrepit, looks like living paycheck to paycheck while keeping junkers afloat, vibe going. What they have before the Youtube channel starts generating revenue, and they buy an R8.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,476
    qbrozen said:

    stickguy said:

    this is one that QB should have been all over.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/KZDYRGLN/1989-laforza

    I wouldn't mind this Andre mobile. If it came with a long warranty. Love the color.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/KPYzaRX2/2015-audi-s4-premium-plus

    I also love this one as a toy. Including the colors.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/30AgMbVV/1997-bmw-z3

    Geesh, I must have some kinda crazy rep around here. I wouldn’t touch that nightmare.
    80s Ford drivetrain and Italian electronics. What could go wrong?

    The Fox body Continental exterior mirrors, along with a Ford parts bin mirror switch are a nice touch.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,962
    tjc78 said:

    qbrozen said:

    stickguy said:

    this is one that QB should have been all over.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/KZDYRGLN/1989-laforza

    I wouldn't mind this Andre mobile. If it came with a long warranty. Love the color.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/KPYzaRX2/2015-audi-s4-premium-plus

    I also love this one as a toy. Including the colors.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/30AgMbVV/1997-bmw-z3

    Geesh, I must have some kinda crazy rep around here. I wouldn’t touch that nightmare.
    80s Ford drivetrain and Italian electronics. What could go wrong?

    The Fox body Continental exterior mirrors, along with a Ford parts bin mirror switch are a nice touch.
    That sounds like a modern day Chrysler.

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

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,263
    @oldfarmer50,
    It was supposed to be part time job(a couple of days a week?) but they kept scheduling him just about every day.
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, TBD
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,609
    stickguy said:

    must have been all those RHD oddballs you posted.

    Like this one that just got reduced to 9995? Man, turbodiesel and blue leather. What a great vehicle.

    Difference is, this one would be reliable.
    https://www.japaneseclassics.com/vehicle/1991-mitsubishi-pajero-2-5td/

    '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!

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,576
    When I first started at Hertz back in 2014, I was hired for 25 hours but that eventually went up to 5 days/week until I got my promised transfer. It was really too much as I just didn't want to work full time anymore. Similar thing happened at Enterprise last year, hired for 25 hours but it got to be unlimited hours during February and most of March before the furlough.
    Right now, back to 3 days/week but would consider a fourth day maybe every other week. Did tell my big boss that since we don't celebrate, I could work on the 25th if they needed an extra body. Some offices are open 365 days a year so vehicles will be needed. Always worked the 25th at the post office as it's usually super busy with Express Mail.
    Not afraid to work but do have to listen to my body and how my spinal issues will be each day. Luckily, it's been behaving so haven't had to miss any work days. At Hertz, I did have to switch some of my work days when I really couldn't walk without intense pain. But was much easier to switch days there.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,476
    edited December 2020
    qbrozen said:

    stickguy said:

    must have been all those RHD oddballs you posted.

    Like this one that just got reduced to 9995? Man, turbodiesel and blue leather. What a great vehicle.

    Difference is, this one would be reliable.
    https://www.japaneseclassics.com/vehicle/1991-mitsubishi-pajero-2-5td/
    I remember that one. Good looking truck. Painfully slow I’d imagine, right?

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 177,234
    Pre-turn-in lease inspection..

    $605 grand total for damage. Not as bad as I feared.

    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,420
    No it isn’t.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,476
    U.S. Bank, right? I know they can be a PITA. They didn’t ding me at all on my 2012 LaCrosse, but there was a mark in the leather from the dog and I thought they may have gotten stupid about it.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 177,234
    tjc78 said:

    U.S. Bank, right? I know they can be a PITA. They didn’t ding me at all on my 2012 LaCrosse, but there was a mark in the leather from the dog and I thought they may have gotten stupid about it.

    I can't complain. Busted Taillight housing was $180 of it. And, evidently the rear bumper cover is cracked, along with it (which I didn't notice). That was another $250.

    I was more worried about the front, as he had a parking lot incident, but they only hit that up for $170 more. I'm guessing there is close to $500 damage there.

    There was another $150 of minor stuff that was waived.

    Supposedly, when I extended the lease, that included a waiver of the disposition fee ($695). That was told to me verbally, so we'll see.

    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!

    Edmunds Moderator

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,609
    tjc78 said:

    qbrozen said:

    stickguy said:

    must have been all those RHD oddballs you posted.

    Like this one that just got reduced to 9995? Man, turbodiesel and blue leather. What a great vehicle.

    Difference is, this one would be reliable.
    https://www.japaneseclassics.com/vehicle/1991-mitsubishi-pajero-2-5td/
    I remember that one. Good looking truck. Painfully slow I’d imagine, right?
    I'd imagine so. Would look fantastic with some offroad lights and a roof basket with spare tire(s).

    '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!

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,609
    Oh, wait, wait .... THIS is awesome! Love the color.
    https://www.japaneseclassics.com/vehicle/1990-nissan-safari-panel-truck/

    '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!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,420
    That is cool. I just couldn’t deal with RHD.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 14,300
    Saw my first M-B A220 on the road in the wild, looks like a 9/10 scale C-Class, good-looking car except for a very stubby rear end. I checked one out on the M-B Canada website and they do get pricey in a hurry. Pretty much everything is optional, even heated seats, not a good move in the Canadian market.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,476
    Let us know about the dispo fee.... that’s interesting.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,476
    That Nissan is like a Pathfinder and a Bronco had a baby. Very cool.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,365
    qbrozen said:

    Oh, wait, wait .... THIS is awesome! Love the color.
    https://www.japaneseclassics.com/vehicle/1990-nissan-safari-panel-truck/

    Yes! :D
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,703
    Did this get posted already?

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2011-bmw-328-46-2/

    If Stick doesn't snap this up after all his bellyaching about only awd ones out there...

    18 Tesla X Performance / 18 Tesla 3 Performance / 11 BMW Z4 6MT

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,420
    Yup. That’s perfect. Other than the price. But that is equipped just right, and looks “in the wrapper” as Terry used to say. The prior auction had it bid to $29,600, and from where it’s already at, likely getting there again. Way out of my budget!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,420
    I did see this. Also very cool and low miles. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2006-mini-cooper-s-jcw-6/

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,962
    edited December 2020

    @oldfarmer50,
    It was supposed to be part time job(a couple of days a week?) but they kept scheduling him just about every day.

    Oh, I see, they killed the goose so to speak. Short sighted of them. Some old timers have an incredible work ethic so I can see an employer trying to take advantage of that. Imagine, an employee who actually shows up on time and works without complaint for low pay.

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,962
    qbrozen said:

    Oh, wait, wait .... THIS is awesome! Love the color.
    https://www.japaneseclassics.com/vehicle/1990-nissan-safari-panel-truck/

    It’s a shame Nissan can’t do that kind of quality today.

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

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,263
    @oldfarmer50,
    Yes, he is a great guy, very handy and volunteers a lot. Wife says he has a DB4. I haven't seen it, but would like to.
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, TBD
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,089

    qbrozen said:

    Oh, wait, wait .... THIS is awesome! Love the color.
    https://www.japaneseclassics.com/vehicle/1990-nissan-safari-panel-truck/

    It’s a shame Nissan can’t do that kind of quality today.
    Nissan is very pleased to be able to offer you this in 2021:



  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,420
    My son texted me a picture of a new Seltos that a friend of his just got. Medium gray color. Pretty sharp looking car actually.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 14,300
    A couple of days ago I had some business to do at a place adjacent to the local Hyundai dealer. I had some time so I took a quick look at their new car inventory. They had a surprising number of sedans on the lot, quite unlike a lot of other dealers, mostly the new Elantra and Sonata. Really odd-looking styling, especially on the Elantra with the “folded triangle” body sides. But what struck me most was how they looked when you saw a bunch of them all parked side by side, all of those frowny catfish-mouth front ends. Not attractive at all.

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,576
    The Seltos is really a very nice CUV but is bigger in person that what a picture shows. Saw one in the mall and was very surprised at how big it really is Mentioned it to the wife how I really did like it but she thought it was just too darn big.
    Saw the new 2021 Golf GTI on a YouTube video today and liked it, more than I thought I would. Like the alloys but the lowest size they come in are 18", I'm just getting used to having 17" wheels on my Golf. Prefer a smaller tire but would like a taller sidewall. And as we now know, the 2021 VW Golf ain't coming to the U S, which I think is a big mistake but guessing they think the GTI will pick up some sales.

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,089
    edited December 2020
    qbrozen said:

    corvette said:

    qbrozen said:

    Oh, wait, wait .... THIS is awesome! Love the color.
    https://www.japaneseclassics.com/vehicle/1990-nissan-safari-panel-truck/

    It’s a shame Nissan can’t do that kind of quality today.
    Nissan is very pleased to be able to offer you this in 2021:



    Are you going to pine for it for a year and never actually do anything about it but get your knickers in a bunch when nobody else thinks it is the car to end all cars?
    Careful, now! There's a Mitsubishi dealer within spitting distance of me. Lots of Mirages on the lot.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,420

    The Seltos is really a very nice CUV but is bigger in person that what a picture shows. Saw one in the mall and was very surprised at how big it really is Mentioned it to the wife how I really did like it but she thought it was just too darn big.
    Saw the new 2021 Golf GTI on a YouTube video today and liked it, more than I thought I would. Like the alloys but the lowest size they come in are 18", I'm just getting used to having 17" wheels on my Golf. Prefer a smaller tire but would like a taller sidewall. And as we now know, the 2021 VW Golf ain't coming to the U S, which I think is a big mistake but guessing they think the GTI will pick up some sales.

    funny, I thought the picture made it look bigger than it is, so I just looked it up. 172" long, so certainly not big by most standards. Seems to fit your maximum length requirement!

    The turbo model is going to be pretty quick too, and has lots of goodies. That powertrain was very snappy in my Elantra sport.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,089
    Anyone else notice that Toyota is making its lineup slower in the quest for hybridization?

    2020 Toyota Sienna (3.5 liter V6)
    296 HP
    0-60 6.9 seconds

    2021 Toyota Sienna (4 cyl. hybrid)
    243 HP
    0-60 7.9 seconds

    2014 Toyota Venza (3.5 liter V6)
    268 HP
    0-60 6.7 seconds

    2021 Toyota Venza (4 cyl. hybrid)
    219 HP
    0-60 7.6 seconds

    This is progress?
  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulPosts: 904
    fintail said:

    WA maybe does it right - plates stay with car for life (unless you get a special plate). No dealing with returning anything.

    Plates stay with the car in Kentucky as well. Whenever I traded anything in before the plate transferred to the new vehicle. And until I got to Kansas where we paid actual property tax on our vehicles, plates didn't have to be turned in. So my collection of plates includes IN, IL, MO, but not KS or NC or the vehicles traded in KY.
    2015 Acura RDX AWD / 2013 VW Jetta 2.5SE
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,953
    ab348 said:

    But what struck me most was how they looked when you saw a bunch of them all parked side by side, all of those frowny catfish-mouth front ends. Not attractive at all.

    I think you can Toyota for that, along with the lemming situation regarding styling these days.

    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,420
    corvette said:

    Anyone else notice that Toyota is making its lineup slower in the quest for hybridization?

    2020 Toyota Sienna (3.5 liter V6)
    296 HP
    0-60 6.9 seconds

    2021 Toyota Sienna (4 cyl. hybrid)
    243 HP
    0-60 7.9 seconds

    2014 Toyota Venza (3.5 liter V6)
    268 HP
    0-60 6.7 seconds

    2021 Toyota Venza (4 cyl. hybrid)
    219 HP
    0-60 7.6 seconds

    This is progress?

    I will give up 1 second in those ranges to double the gas mileage. I won't notice the second, but I definitely will notice the $.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,089
    edited December 2020
    stickguy said:

    corvette said:

    Anyone else notice that Toyota is making its lineup slower in the quest for hybridization?

    2020 Toyota Sienna (3.5 liter V6)
    296 HP
    0-60 6.9 seconds

    2021 Toyota Sienna (4 cyl. hybrid)
    243 HP
    0-60 7.9 seconds

    2014 Toyota Venza (3.5 liter V6)
    268 HP
    0-60 6.7 seconds

    2021 Toyota Venza (4 cyl. hybrid)
    219 HP
    0-60 7.6 seconds

    This is progress?

    I will give up 1 second in those ranges to double the gas mileage. I won't notice the second, but I definitely will notice the $.
    I understand, but it seems like reviewers have noticed a lack of oomph... The first generation Venza didn't have a hybrid, but the Highlander hybrids up until 2020 had the V6. Looks like the 2020 Highlander Hybrid has an I4 and reduced performance compared to the base V6, like the Avalon (and also the Lexus ES, I think).
  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,325
    I saw a number of A sedans in Seattle, I think Hertz and Sixt both had them in their fleet.

    Everything is optional - that's the German way. Some things end up as "mandatory" (as I call it) options, as you'll never find a car on the lot without them - heated seats is likely in that category. That means the low prices touted in the ads technically don't exist (although none of these cars sell for MSRP anyway).
    ab348 said:

    Saw my first M-B A220 on the road in the wild, looks like a 9/10 scale C-Class, good-looking car except for a very stubby rear end. I checked one out on the M-B Canada website and they do get pricey in a hurry. Pretty much everything is optional, even heated seats, not a good move in the Canadian market.

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,420
    can you order to spec? Or does MB not allow that?

    I have been following the TFL saga on youtube about their new Defender. They are currently on their 3rd (the first one made it 120 miles before a CEL came on that proved impossible to resolve, and the 2nd never made it out of the dealership after they cut a wiring harness trying to install a winch). #3 already gave a suspension error message at 125 miles (but it went away!)

    anyway, point of the story, they wanted a base one to do off road stuff with. And that just did not exist in this country. So they had to custom order to get a base model with only off roading options (complete with the 4 banger engine, and steel wheels). So impossible to find a comparable replacement (they ended up with an SE with the 6/hybrid engine and lots more options).

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,420
    clicked on this place (for the garage space and lot!) and man, talk about a time capsule to the late 60's. At least the preserved it like a museum. I can imagine the looks my wife would give me if I took her for a tour of this place. Could do a lot with the space I'm sure, but it is going to suck down a huge amount of money to do it.

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/25-Valleyview-Dr_Albany_NY_12208_M32983-69301

    Probably not too far from the farmer.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,437
    That house is easily worth $750-$1.5+ as-is depending on the neighborhood up here.

    That said...oy.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2007 BMW 530xi Touring 6MT (on loan), 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
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