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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,867
    The S60 and S90 drive very similar to each other. The 90 is a touch softer and you feel the added weight.

    @laurasdada have you tried an S60 or S90. The R-design trim is pretty sporty and can be very well equipped.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,891
    kyfdx said:

    stickguy said:

    My wife found an appointment yesterday morning and got her first shot in the afternoon.
    Also got the 2nd shot scheduled while getting the first shot. Just luck, really.
    I'll be done with my medication next week and have a couple of follow up tests the week after.
    Then I'll look for a shot.

    In NJ they don’t let you leave without scheduling your 2nd shot. A nice process. That mega site was a well oiled machine. Very impressed.
    Local hospital does the mass vaccination site, near here.
    I think they were doing about 64 jabs per hour when we were there. Looks like they are set up to do twice that, if they had the vaccine supply.
    Saw the hoopla over Ohio-ans going to Covington, KY for the COVID shot. I never heard whether the great State of Kentucky allowing those from OHIO to get the vaccine, but heard some were initially turned away, and then allowed to actually get it.

    Was wondering about the outcome of that.
    2019 Kia Stinger GT2
  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,891
    qbrozen said:

    CCBA time...
    I am pleasantly surprised by the color and wheels. Way nicer in person.



    Oh my....I LOVE that color! Please, show us the rest!
    2019 Kia Stinger GT2
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,315
    edited March 5

    kyfdx said:

    stickguy said:

    My wife found an appointment yesterday morning and got her first shot in the afternoon.
    Also got the 2nd shot scheduled while getting the first shot. Just luck, really.
    I'll be done with my medication next week and have a couple of follow up tests the week after.
    Then I'll look for a shot.

    In NJ they don’t let you leave without scheduling your 2nd shot. A nice process. That mega site was a well oiled machine. Very impressed.
    Local hospital does the mass vaccination site, near here.
    I think they were doing about 64 jabs per hour when we were there. Looks like they are set up to do twice that, if they had the vaccine supply.
    Saw the hoopla over Ohio-ans going to Covington, KY for the COVID shot. I never heard whether the great State of Kentucky allowing those from OHIO to get the vaccine, but heard some were initially turned away, and then allowed to actually get it.

    Was wondering about the outcome of that.
    Supposedly it was an issue in the zip code database where the system thought certain OH zip codes were in KY and thus eligible to get vaccinated in KY. The rule has generally been that if you get a confirmed appointment, you will not be turned away. I think 1,000 or so Ohioans got vaccinated in Northern KY. I think they have asked the feds to allocate KY 1,000 doses out of OH's allotment, but I doubt anything will come of that.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 184,527

    kyfdx said:

    stickguy said:

    My wife found an appointment yesterday morning and got her first shot in the afternoon.
    Also got the 2nd shot scheduled while getting the first shot. Just luck, really.
    I'll be done with my medication next week and have a couple of follow up tests the week after.
    Then I'll look for a shot.

    In NJ they don’t let you leave without scheduling your 2nd shot. A nice process. That mega site was a well oiled machine. Very impressed.
    Local hospital does the mass vaccination site, near here.
    I think they were doing about 64 jabs per hour when we were there. Looks like they are set up to do twice that, if they had the vaccine supply.
    Saw the hoopla over Ohio-ans going to Covington, KY for the COVID shot. I never heard whether the great State of Kentucky allowing those from OHIO to get the vaccine, but heard some were initially turned away, and then allowed to actually get it.

    Was wondering about the outcome of that.
    Basically, not allowed

    But, the goal is to stick as many as possible, and it looks like the supply is going to really ramp up, this month. Also, as you know, it's one big metro area, here. And, the vaccine is paid for. In another couple of weeks, as long as you have an appointment, it's likely no one will care.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,357
    Yeah, as soon as they finally get the supply chain stuffed full, all the craziness goes away and everyone can just make an appointment and go. Hopefully pretty soon.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,315
    One for @roadburner ...



  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,357
    Based on the rear tires I’m real curious what’s under the hood.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,614
    edited March 5
    stickguy said:

    Based on the rear tires I’m real curious what’s under the hood.

    Definitely tubbed and is that a roll bar I see inside. Should be an exciting trip down to the coffee shop.

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

  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,770
    tjc78 said:

    The S60 and S90 drive very similar to each other. The 90 is a touch softer and you feel the added weight.

    @laurasdada have you tried an S60 or S90. The R-design trim is pretty sporty and can be very well equipped.

    Hi: I think, as a Saab guy, I've never really considered Volvos! But the S60 is a nice piece of work, I've actually started looking at the T8 (plug in). I think Costco had a Volvo deal recently, and I missed it...
    There are so many good choices, including S90. I think I'm just kinda stuck in neutral, dealing with a couple of estates and selling/buying condos.

    A fond, but bittersweet adieu to my '13 Jaguar XF. And so, I present this laurel, and hearty handshake to the new boss; '21 Audi A7 PHEV. '09 Jag XK , '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco ; all special to me. And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... I've yet to buy a car I didn't like. Although, do I really want to drive a car that would have someone such as me as its owner?

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,671

    stickguy said:

    Based on the rear tires I’m real curious what’s under the hood.

    Definitely tubbed and is that a roll bar I see inside. Should be an exciting trip down to the coffee shop.
    Bit of a cruel treatment for such a car. However, if it saved it from the scrapyard, I guess there's no harm in it.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 184,527
    stickguy said:

    Based on the rear tires I’m real curious what’s under the hood.

    LS, for sure. ;)

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  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,768
    I'm not posting this video to someone make it about Tesla-

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=EotuxCptcM4

    I'm posting it because I can't figure out why VW has so much trouble with products for the US market. They always talk about wanting to grow US market share, then they do stuff like this. The navigation stuff should never made it out of QC testing...it's going to frustrate so many first time EV, and maybe VW, buyers.

    18 Tesla X Performance / 21 Tesla Y LR / 11 BMW Z4 6MT

  • breldbreld Posts: 5,684
    I’ve seen that ID4 video and others that reflect similar thoughts.

    Sounds like it’s a decent compact SUV for someone who has never driven an EV before. Which is really faint praise.

    2018 X3 M40i - 2020 MINI JCW Hardtop - 2020 Leaf

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,671
    tifighter said:

    I'm not posting this video to someone make it about Tesla-

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=EotuxCptcM4

    I'm posting it because I can't figure out why VW has so much trouble with products for the US market. They always talk about wanting to grow US market share, then they do stuff like this. The navigation stuff should never made it out of QC testing...it's going to frustrate so many first time EV, and maybe VW, buyers.

    Great review; EE always does a good job of blending the technical into a down-to-earth delivery. Unreal issues regarding the charging and navigation, though. That's a major blunder on VW's part. I wonder if this is also true with other electric VAG offerings? He didn't go into the issues that the eGolf owner experienced, but it seems like it might be a frustration for more than just ID.4 drivers.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,867

    tjc78 said:

    The S60 and S90 drive very similar to each other. The 90 is a touch softer and you feel the added weight.

    @laurasdada have you tried an S60 or S90. The R-design trim is pretty sporty and can be very well equipped.

    Hi: I think, as a Saab guy, I've never really considered Volvos! But the S60 is a nice piece of work, I've actually started looking at the T8 (plug in). I think Costco had a Volvo deal recently, and I missed it...
    There are so many good choices, including S90. I think I'm just kinda stuck in neutral, dealing with a couple of estates and selling/buying condos.

    I really enjoy my S60. Mine is an Inscription trim so not overly sporty, but it’s plenty fast and handles well for being FWD. Well more accurately FWD biased AWD.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • breldbreld Posts: 5,684
    I’m on day 3 of my extended test drive of @jpp75’s Tesla Model 3.

    And I’m test driving a Mach E this afternoon. The dealership I called only has a standard RWD version for their demo, but should still give me a good feel to compare an contrast to the Tesla.

    2018 X3 M40i - 2020 MINI JCW Hardtop - 2020 Leaf

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,315
    tifighter said:

    ...I can't figure out why VW has so much trouble with products for the US market. They always talk about wanting to grow US market share, then they do stuff like this.

    It sounds like they set a launch date in stone, then shipped whatever beta version was available on that date. At least Ford has (infamously) issued stop sale orders to quickly correct last minute issues on new products. The horsepower figure seems low for having a curb weight well over 4,000 pounds.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,613
    I'm annoyed with the ID.4 just watching the video. And these are just the issues he uncovered during a press drive - what is going to show up after 5-6 months as is classic with VW first year models?
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2007 BMW 530xi Touring 6MT (on loan), 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,768
    And this is after the whole ID3 launch screwfest in Europe. What is going on over there?

    18 Tesla X Performance / 21 Tesla Y LR / 11 BMW Z4 6MT

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 179,758
    qbrozen said:



    Oh my....I LOVE that color! Please, show us the rest!

    Well. I took a video, but I’m not sure I can share it? Gonna try this “attach file” thing.

    Nope. That didn’t work. How about this?
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wg3yzlscgzu3fgb/Video Mar 04, 8 57 18 AM.mov?dl=0

    Turn the sound UP! :)
    NICE!!!

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,357
    sharp looking car. Nice sound.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 14,853
    Like those wheels!

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

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 4,112
    The video on the VW ID.4 does very little to sway me to go electric. It is a decent looking car but that's about it.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,671
    qbrozen said:



    Oh my....I LOVE that color! Please, show us the rest!

    Well. I took a video, but I’m not sure I can share it? Gonna try this “attach file” thing.

    Nope. That didn’t work. How about this?
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wg3yzlscgzu3fgb/Video Mar 04, 8 57 18 AM.mov?dl=0

    Turn the sound UP! :)
    Weak sauce! I thought you were getting a muscle car?! :p
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,984
    A Camaro solves exactly none of my vehicle needs or problems at the moment and I was really never a fan. But dang, that sound is intoxicating.

    2008 Toyota Land Cruiser White over Tan
    2017 BMW X1 Jet Black over Mocha

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,357
    sda said:

    The video on the VW ID.4 does very little to sway me to go electric. It is a decent looking car but that's about it.

    didn't make me want to run out, but overall, I see the bar moving forward quite a bit. Getting really close with the new network. Really sounded more like a VW issue, not an EV issue. The Mach E, with easy charging on that network, could be viable.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,315
    stickguy said:

    The Mach E, with easy charging on that network, could be viable.

    Yes. And the fact that a Ford works better than a VW with a charging network that VW designed and built is probably the most VW thing ever.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,973
    Since that worked, how bout a couple in car. One with windows down, I notice you can’t hear the popping and gurgling on deceleration. You can hear better with windows up. Of course, neither is a very accurate audio depiction. But you can imagine it makes one want to keep stabbing the throttle.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/tslpt9utmkl31z6/Video Mar 05, 5 16 18 PM.mov?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/eio7h8fnl0ma5ru/Video Mar 05, 5 10 17 PM.mov?dl=0

    Impressions are that it is far from practical. I’m not enamored with it but it is fun. The seating and view are far far better than I remember from the first gen of this style. No visibility issues to speak of.

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  • breldbreld Posts: 5,684
    @qbrozen - thanks for sharing the videos. If a picture is worth a thousand words, those videos are priceless.

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  • breldbreld Posts: 5,684
    Just got back from the Mach E test drive and overall was very impressed. Naturally, I drove there and back in the Model 3, so it was nice to have the direct comparison.

    Overall, I would say the driving experience is very similar between the two, with that being a huge compliment to the Ford. The Tesla has more of the “push you in the back of your seat” feel, but the Ford was very quick, and again, this was the standard range RWD (single motor) trim. So the gap in acceleration should lessen with the AWD version.

    Regenerative braking feels equal between the two, so one-pedal driving is a similar experience (not so much in something like the ETron).

    Comfort on the road is also similar, with perhaps a slight edge to the Ford. Despite some reviews I’ve read, I find the Model 3 (19” wheels) ride to be quite plush, and the Ford even a tad more so. And I’m using plush in a positive way (comfort-wise) - both feel quite sporty in handling.

    Biggest difference is clearly the approach on the interior and controls. Tesla has gone their own way with the minimalistic approach. I found it a bit annoying at first, but after a few days of acclimating to it, I can appreciate it. It’s quite sleek and futuristic.

    The Ford is done very well - competitive with other modern cars, but not trying to reinvent anything. I really appreciate the inclusion of Apple CarPlay and SiriusXM, which are absent from the Tesla.

    So, I just think it’s great to have options. Having another EV that performs as well as a Tesla, but offers a different take on style is a nice thing, with more options on the horizon.

    2018 X3 M40i - 2020 MINI JCW Hardtop - 2020 Leaf

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,315
    edited March 5
    @breld - Thanks for the review. I had no idea that Tesla didn't support CarPlay. I guess if I had one, I'd be sticking ye olde iPhone 6s on a vent mount like I did in the Tahoe and G37.

    I am likely to upgrade the phone in the fall when the iPhone 13 is released, for a few reasons. The 6s is getting low on storage, and it seems to struggle with responsiveness on certain apps. I'd love a better built-in camera. And it's likely not to receive OS updates beyond iOS 14, although it may receive security updates for a year or two going forward, and MegaCorp recommends (but doesn't require) that we use something with currently supported hardware. I'm impressed that the 6s is in its sixth year of service and still runs the current OS, and also amazed that it was a flagship phone at the time I bought it. The current equivalent is the SE, which is the base model.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,357
    in VWs defense (not often anyone says that...) in the comments to that video, someone pointed out that you could just tap the phone and start the charging. I noticed they had the little sign on the charge like you see at a checkout where to tap your card, so no need to go through all the steps. I don't think having to tap a card key or you phone to kick things off is a big hardship. Though plug and go I guess is better!

    at least VW gives you 3 years free charging. Could make a lease really cost effective. No need to even use your own electricity if you don't want to!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,768
    @breld thanks for the write-up. Are you saying that a Mach-E is as sporty in the handling department as a Model 3? I might expect a comparison to a Y, but not a 3. That would be a surprise.

    As for Carplay, I have never missed it from my old car, as I find the Tesla infotainment is so good.

    Lastly on Sirius, I had no idea. I mainly use Spotify or if I must radio, then TuneIn, so I've never checked into this. Turns out S/X have it, but 3/Y do not.

    Too bad your couldn't try charging them. Is the dealer on board with regular pricing, or is there some kind of ADM going on?

    18 Tesla X Performance / 21 Tesla Y LR / 11 BMW Z4 6MT

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,768
    stickguy said:

    in VWs defense (not often anyone says that...) in the comments to that video, someone pointed out that you could just tap the phone and start the charging. I noticed they had the little sign on the charge like you see at a checkout where to tap your card, so no need to go through all the steps. I don't think having to tap a card key or you phone to kick things off is a big hardship. Though plug and go I guess is better!

    at least VW gives you 3 years free charging. Could make a lease really cost effective. No need to even use your own electricity if you don't want to!

    I thought the charging was secondary to the navigation. If GPS routed me to a L2 charger on a trip as the solution, I'd probably burst a vain or something.

    18 Tesla X Performance / 21 Tesla Y LR / 11 BMW Z4 6MT

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,357
    oh, that navigation issue was absurd. I was just talking about his diatribe about having to open an app and make a few swipes to charge.

    they definitely need to improve the routing to consider the speed of the charger (and ideally use their own network, unless that part was intentional to save money?)

    there are apps you can use outside the cars navi though.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • breldbreld Posts: 5,684
    tifighter said:

    @breld thanks for the write-up. Are you saying that a Mach-E is as sporty in the handling department as a Model 3? I might expect a comparison to a Y, but not a 3. That would be a surprise.

    As for Carplay, I have never missed it from my old car, as I find the Tesla infotainment is so good.

    Lastly on Sirius, I had no idea. I mainly use Spotify or if I must radio, then TuneIn, so I've never checked into this. Turns out S/X have it, but 3/Y do not.

    Too bad your couldn't try charging them. Is the dealer on board with regular pricing, or is there some kind of ADM going on?

    I can’t say I’ve pushed either the Model 3 I have on loan or the Mach E particularly hard in turns, but I just thought both performed well in that regard given the low center of gravity they have. I’m sure the Model 3 is superior given it’s height. And yes, I took the opportunity to borrow the Model 3 to approximate the Model Y experience.

    I have become very accustomed to CarPlay, so I’ve paid particularly attention to how the same functions work in the Tesla. At first blush, I was disappointed, but after spending more time with it, I think it would be fine, and there are even some functions I like better on the Tesla.

    I haven’t reached out to any other Ford dealers, but this one was recently acquired by a one-price local dealership network that I am familiar with, so I decided to start there. Their one price is MSRP with no markups or forced accessories, so that’s a good starting point. Naturally, they have no inventory available for sale, and couldn’t really pin down specific timing for an order.

    I did pose the idea of a GT trim to my wife and she wasn’t opposed to it. 😀

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 4,112
    qbrozen said:

    Since that worked, how bout a couple in car. One with windows down, I notice you can’t hear the popping and gurgling on deceleration. You can hear better with windows up. Of course, neither is a very accurate audio depiction. But you can imagine it makes one want to keep stabbing the throttle.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/tslpt9utmkl31z6/Video Mar 05, 5 16 18 PM.mov?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/eio7h8fnl0ma5ru/Video Mar 05, 5 10 17 PM.mov?dl=0

    Impressions are that it is far from practical. I’m not enamored with it but it is fun. The seating and view are far far better than I remember from the first gen of this style. No visibility issues to speak of.

    My Passat will blow you away and sounds better. Not. Great sounding car. Have fun and be safe.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,614
    edited March 5
    breld said:

    I’m on day 3 of my extended test drive of @jpp75’s Tesla Model 3.

    And I’m test driving a Mach E this afternoon. The dealership I called only has a standard RWD version for their demo, but should still give me a good feel to compare an contrast to the Tesla.

    I’ll be interested in your impressions. Oh, never mind, I read down further.

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,614
    qbrozen said:



    Oh my....I LOVE that color! Please, show us the rest!

    Well. I took a video, but I’m not sure I can share it? Gonna try this “attach file” thing.

    Nope. That didn’t work. How about this?
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wg3yzlscgzu3fgb/Video Mar 04, 8 57 18 AM.mov?dl=0

    Turn the sound UP! :)
    Great exhaust note. I had to spend money to replace the wimpy OEM Mustang exhaust.

    Was that you or the Russian guy backing it out?

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 184,527
    @qbrozen Congrats! What a great lease deal. Bang for your buck.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 14,587
    breld said:

    Just got back from the Mach E test drive and overall was very impressed. Naturally, I drove there and back in the Model 3, so it was nice to have the direct comparison.

    Overall, I would say the driving experience is very similar between the two, with that being a huge compliment to the Ford. The Tesla has more of the “push you in the back of your seat” feel, but the Ford was very quick, and again, this was the standard range RWD (single motor) trim. So the gap in acceleration should lessen with the AWD version.

    Regenerative braking feels equal between the two, so one-pedal driving is a similar experience (not so much in something like the ETron).

    Comfort on the road is also similar, with perhaps a slight edge to the Ford. Despite some reviews I’ve read, I find the Model 3 (19” wheels) ride to be quite plush, and the Ford even a tad more so. And I’m using plush in a positive way (comfort-wise) - both feel quite sporty in handling.

    Biggest difference is clearly the approach on the interior and controls. Tesla has gone their own way with the minimalistic approach. I found it a bit annoying at first, but after a few days of acclimating to it, I can appreciate it. It’s quite sleek and futuristic.

    The Ford is done very well - competitive with other modern cars, but not trying to reinvent anything. I really appreciate the inclusion of Apple CarPlay and SiriusXM, which are absent from the Tesla.

    So, I just think it’s great to have options. Having another EV that performs as well as a Tesla, but offers a different take on style is a nice thing, with more options on the horizon.

    That’s just wonderful. Can you post some WOT videos of you driving the Supra like @qbrozen did? That’s what we want to see & hear;)-

    Nice write up on the Ford vs Tesla electric cars.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,973

    qbrozen said:



    Oh my....I LOVE that color! Please, show us the rest!

    Well. I took a video, but I’m not sure I can share it? Gonna try this “attach file” thing.

    Nope. That didn’t work. How about this?
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wg3yzlscgzu3fgb/Video Mar 04, 8 57 18 AM.mov?dl=0

    Turn the sound UP! :)
    Great exhaust note. I had to spend money to replace the wimpy OEM Mustang exhaust.

    Was that you or the Russian guy backing it out?
    I’m behind the camera. Ha.

    ‘21 Camaro LT1, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 54-car history and counting!

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,666
    edited March 5
    Still trying to decide on the new iPhone 13. Like my XR, a lot, but think I might just want the new 13 to just take the dive once I find one for the price I want to pay. I got my XR, 8 Plus & 6s Plus from the OfferUp app and have been very satisfied. Both the 6S and 8 were unlocked but come to find out from the guy who sold it to me that the XR was just a "sim unlocked phone" which is different than a factory unlocked one. It was originally a Sprint iPhone purchase but it works on my AT&T sim card. We did put a T-Mobile sim card in and the phone brought up all my buddies info, so it now works on all 3 providers phone lines. But as we all now know, T-Mobile and Sprint are now one company. One last issue with my XR, if I do a factory re-set, it'll basically become a brick. So, will be getting my XR unlocked correctly next week so it will work on any network, which makes sense as I will want to sell it at some point.
    Called the Apple store and they will buy my phone back but it does involve some steps. I thought I could just walk into their store and trade it in right there but when I called, was told that's not exactly how it works. So, first things first. Will get mine unlocked. Then, I'll weigh my options with another being to just keep it another year and gt the 12 once the new 13 comes out in the fall of this year. Liking this idea since up to now, I've never been an early adapter when it comes to any tech. Have always been about a year out which I have no problem with. And as I'm putting this all down in words, makes me think that I'll just go this route. Makes the most sense as I'm super happy with the current XR.
    Think I should've just gone with the iPhone 3 back in 2013 but I stupidly listened to the Radio Shack guy when I asked what was the easiest cell phone on the market at that time. He steered me to an android one when I should've gone straight to Apple! Glad I finally made the switch as now all my devices are Apple products and they all work seamlessly together. I was even able to move everything over from my 8 Plus to my XR without any help from my tech genius daughter. Somehow, I got it all done with only one hitch which she got me through at the end.

    (P.S. This next time with the 12, going to go with the blue color, my favorite. The last three have been white, all nice, but time for a change. Luckily, I like the blue color. Regardless, I always use a case to protect it plus a screen protector. They all look the same as the day they were bought as I do try & take good care of them. Sure, I do drop them every so often but the cases have done an excellent job of protecting them and keeping them looking & working great.)

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,973
    Well, since you brought it up, I have to ask why you’d switch so often? What does the new model offer over your XR? I have an XR now, but I upgraded from a 6+. I keep mine until they really need replacing. Otherwise, it seems like going from a 2018 Corolla to a 2020 Corolla.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 184,527
    qbrozen said:

    Well, since you brought it up, I have to ask why you’d switch so often? What does the new model offer over your XR? I have an XR now, but I upgraded from a 6+. I keep mine until they really need replacing. Otherwise, it seems like going from a 2018 Corolla to a 2020 Corolla.

    His wife has the same question. ;)

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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,891
    corvette said:

    kyfdx said:

    stickguy said:

    My wife found an appointment yesterday morning and got her first shot in the afternoon.
    Also got the 2nd shot scheduled while getting the first shot. Just luck, really.
    I'll be done with my medication next week and have a couple of follow up tests the week after.
    Then I'll look for a shot.

    In NJ they don’t let you leave without scheduling your 2nd shot. A nice process. That mega site was a well oiled machine. Very impressed.
    Local hospital does the mass vaccination site, near here.
    I think they were doing about 64 jabs per hour when we were there. Looks like they are set up to do twice that, if they had the vaccine supply.
    Saw the hoopla over Ohio-ans going to Covington, KY for the COVID shot. I never heard whether the great State of Kentucky allowing those from OHIO to get the vaccine, but heard some were initially turned away, and then allowed to actually get it.

    Was wondering about the outcome of that.
    Supposedly it was an issue in the zip code database where the system thought certain OH zip codes were in KY and thus eligible to get vaccinated in KY. The rule has generally been that if you get a confirmed appointment, you will not be turned away. I think 1,000 or so Ohioans got vaccinated in Northern KY. I think they have asked the feds to allocate KY 1,000 doses out of OH's allotment, but I doubt anything will come of that.
    kyfdx said:

    kyfdx said:

    stickguy said:

    My wife found an appointment yesterday morning and got her first shot in the afternoon.
    Also got the 2nd shot scheduled while getting the first shot. Just luck, really.
    I'll be done with my medication next week and have a couple of follow up tests the week after.
    Then I'll look for a shot.

    In NJ they don’t let you leave without scheduling your 2nd shot. A nice process. That mega site was a well oiled machine. Very impressed.
    Local hospital does the mass vaccination site, near here.
    I think they were doing about 64 jabs per hour when we were there. Looks like they are set up to do twice that, if they had the vaccine supply.
    Saw the hoopla over Ohio-ans going to Covington, KY for the COVID shot. I never heard whether the great State of Kentucky allowing those from OHIO to get the vaccine, but heard some were initially turned away, and then allowed to actually get it.

    Was wondering about the outcome of that.
    Basically, not allowed

    But, the goal is to stick as many as possible, and it looks like the supply is going to really ramp up, this month. Also, as you know, it's one big metro area, here. And, the vaccine is paid for. In another couple of weeks, as long as you have an appointment, it's likely no one will care.
    Good to know that worked out for the better all the way around. I’m hearing more and more people finding COVID appointments more regularly around these parts, where a couple of weeks ago all I heard was grumbling about not being able to get the vaccine.

    @kyfdx ...and, I concur, this entire area, on both sides of the River has always seemed one big cohesive.metro area to me.
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