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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,256
    stickguy said:

    this is gorgeous. I would take this, even with the inferior transmission!

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/9W75pexw/2016-jaguar-f-type-convertible

    I always liked that English racing green.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,256
    I drove an XE the other day and it was a nice ride. You should pick that up for summer.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 175,022

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,671

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,498
    nyccarguy said:

    @xwesx - I know you got your wife a new Crosstrek, but missed the story and details behind it.

    Oh, she is in Ohio taking care of her mother. She had to fly down there because Canada is not letting US traffic through (except in extremely limited circumstances, and ours didn't qualify)... but she needed to have a vehicle. We looked into shipping her car, but the time and expense didn't really justify it, so I just bought her a cheap car to use while she's there.
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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,815

    qbrozen said:

    Too bad this is on the other side of the country. Actually, that's likely a good thing.

    I like the color, milage is ok too. Even the price is pretty good but you know that won’t last. What do you think that will go for?
    I’m thinking $7500-$8k.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,498
    edited January 20
    I sent my wife the plates yesterday. Beforehand, I asked her if it had screws for the rear plate. She sent the photo below, so I jokingly responded, "Whoa?! I buy you a car, and you immediately take it off-roading?!" Her response makes me wonder if she'll ever get my sense of humor. :disappointed:

    I ended up sending the plates with a set of stainless screws to secure the rear in all four corners.


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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,949
    @xwesx Has your wife been able to drive it much? Does she like it? I imagine her focus is taking care of her mom, which is wonderful and a blessing.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,498
    sda said:

    @xwesx Has your wife been able to drive it much? Does she like it? I imagine her focus is taking care of her mom, which is wonderful and a blessing.

    She only drives for appointments and supplies, so, no, not much. She also has this very odd thing of becoming quite attached to "her car," which was her 2010 Forester up until this last month, and has suddenly become her 2013 Forester. So the only thing I can really get out of her about how she like this one is, "it's fine. It's not my car, but it will do." Funny enough, all she could say about the 2013 Forester before she left was how she liked the 2010 better.

    Haha; I just chuckle and try not to point out how cyclical this preference is....
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,838
    wait until she bonds with the new one, and tells you to fly out and drive it home.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,949
    edited January 21
    My wife bonds with her vehicle as well. She loved our '10 Pilot but her cousin who had a troublesome Odyssey that required 2 transmission replacements after 100k scared my wife into thinking that would also happen with the Pilot. So after around 150k of fairly trouble free duty she thought it was time to let it go. She is now very attached to the Q5 and claims it is her favorite vehicle ever. I suspect we will cut bait on that one well before 150k.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,671
    Anything with 150k is subject to the same thinking!

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,498
    stickguy said:

    wait until she bonds with the new one, and tells you to fly out and drive it home.

    At this point, it may not come home, but I'd be pleased if she decided to hang onto it and we just kept it there in Ohio for our (increasingly regular) trips to the area.

    If her mother's health holds, I will likely take the kids down to visit this summer for a few months. So, if she wants me to take it home, then it would be a good time to swap cars. I really don't want to wrangle this type of lunacy again in the near future....
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,498

    Punch pending.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that we are adding another Explorer to the CCBA fleet! :)
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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,256
    xwesx said:

    Punch pending.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that we are adding another Explorer to the CCBA fleet! :)
    I was thinking of this as a replacement for the Chevy cargo van and to get back to a standard shift. Very basic truck but no fancy electronics to go kablooey.

    https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/d/pleasant-valley-2008-ford-f150-xl-rwd/7255710397.html

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,838
    I wouldn't mind that. Appeals to my quirky car gene. Seems like a good deal too considering what clean trucks go for. Great beater appliance, and should be very reliable and cheap to own. Go for it!

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,498
    edited January 21



    I was thinking of this as a replacement for the Chevy cargo van and to get back to a standard shift. Very basic truck but no fancy electronics to go kablooey.

    https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/d/pleasant-valley-2008-ford-f150-xl-rwd/7255710397.html


    Wow; nice find! That's a perfect runabout/hauler! It's like a 40-year-newer version of my pickup!
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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,815
    Huh. Am I just getting senile? I can't seem to recall a 6-cyl 4.2 Ford engine.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,524
    qbrozen said:

    Huh. Am I just getting senile? I can't seem to recall a 6-cyl 4.2 Ford engine.

    I always remembered a 4.0 6-cyl from the Ranger maybe?
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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,815

    qbrozen said:

    Huh. Am I just getting senile? I can't seem to recall a 6-cyl 4.2 Ford engine.

    I always remembered a 4.0 6-cyl from the Ranger maybe?
    Yes, and that was in the Stang, too.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,815
    wiki indicates it was Canadian?? Not sure if that means it was only in Canadian products or just manufactured there.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Essex_V6_engine_(Canadian)

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,838
    nope. Looks like that year came as a 4.2.

    The Ford is available with three engines: a 4.2-liter V6, a 4.6-liter V8 or a 5.4-liter V8.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,404
    Check for frame rust. 4.2 was the base engine.
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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,256
    qbrozen said:

    Huh. Am I just getting senile? I can't seem to recall a 6-cyl 4.2 Ford engine.

    Yeah, I never heard of it either. 202hp.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,256

    Check for frame rust. 4.2 was the base engine.

    The ad said it was a southern truck with no rust. That was the first thing that attracted my attention. But yeah, check for every kind of rust.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,838
    good thing about a truck like that. Real easy to slide under when it is sitting on the driveway and take a look under there.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,671
    Wow that truck is like something you would have seen in the early 80s. Virtually no options. Add me to the list of people that never heard of the 4.2. At first I thought it was a typo and they meant the 4.0.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 180,054

    xwesx said:

    Punch pending.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that we are adding another Explorer to the CCBA fleet! :)
    I was thinking of this as a replacement for the Chevy cargo van and to get back to a standard shift. Very basic truck but no fancy electronics to go kablooey.

    https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/d/pleasant-valley-2008-ford-f150-xl-rwd/7255710397.html

    I like that a lot

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,182
    On the F-150 ad:
    "Leather seats"

    :p:p:p
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,671
    corvette said:

    On the F-150 ad:
    "Leather seats"

    :p:p:p

    Oh yeah... nothing but the best. I wonder if it’s Corinthian.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,256
    corvette said:

    On the F-150 ad:
    "Leather seats"

    :p:p:p

    Maybe it’s ‘Pleather’ like in a Mercedes. :D Must be some high quality stuff because cloth was an extra cost option.

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,326
    Is Dodge really making a Hellcat Minivan?
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,498
    andres3 said:

    Is Dodge really making a Hellcat Minivan?

    Why not? They have a hellcat in every other genre they offer.
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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,182
    Received reimbursement from my auto insurance for the windshield calibration, including the dealer's bogus and undisclosed $12 "shop charge." Nothing on the rental, and the part that irks me is that they didn't acknowledge it in any way or explain why they thought they shouldn't have to pay. I wrote them a polite email to try to resolve it without much hassle on either of our parts.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,815
    andres3 said:

    Is Dodge really making a Hellcat Minivan?

    No.

    A fanboy photoshopped the image and it has been making the rounds the past month. The only way I believe they could even pull it off would be to take a Trackhawk and graft on a Pacifica body from the A-pillar back. The FWD-based Pacifica platform could not fit the drivetrain, I’m sure.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,256
    qbrozen said:

    andres3 said:

    Is Dodge really making a Hellcat Minivan?

    No.

    A fanboy photoshopped the image and it has been making the rounds the past month. The only way I believe they could even pull it off would be to take a Trackhawk and graft on a Pacifica body from the A-pillar back. The FWD-based Pacifica platform could not fit the drivetrain, I’m sure.
    I can’t imaging how that would be to drive. Even the 3.6L will spin the non limited slip front tire with little effort. Can you see a 700hp Hellcat motor sending the wheel flying off into space?

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,838
    For Roadburner.

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  • breldbreld Posts: 5,591
    What a great video. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire thing - usually I get a bit bored a third of the way through these longer videos and start skipping through.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,256

    Bad picture, but it's in my driveway. 2020 Explorer XLT.

    I love that color. Is that still ruby red metallic or are they calling it something else these days?

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,404
    @oldfarmer50,
    It's a little different than Ruby Red, called Rapid Red.
    Another bad pic from the sun side.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 14,556
    Solid red or metallic? Good color either way, hope it doesn't act as a ticket magnet.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,671
    edited January 23
    Congrats! @explorerx4

    Love the color!

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  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 1,994
    Nice. Looks like Race Red on the pickups.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 14,512
    Gorgeous color & congrats on the explorer!

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  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,882
    Looks great! Color is awesome!

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,815
    Damn! That Saab wagon went SO CHEAP! Again, very glad it was on the opposite coast.

    Anyway, they posted a perfect color combo manual I6 5-series. Too bad it is the base seats and has previous paintwork. Good with the bad, I suppose. https://carsandbids.com/auctions/KdOw6MMB/2006-bmw-530i-sedan

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,404
    I'd say it's kind of a candy red. Definitely not a metallic. Color is a $395 option.

    Not the best deal, but $200 over invoice, $2750 in rebates and 0% for 6 years.
    I could have paid cash, but I'm going to invest the amount I borrowed.

    Engine isn't the smoothest, but when I left the dealership I had 344 miles remaining on the tank.
    When I got home, about 20 miles, I still had 344 miles left, so I think it's going to be ok on gas.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,656
    Congrats on the Explorer, and I second the thought, don't speed on sunny days!
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