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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,156
    edited October 2021
    stickguy said:

    I love watching the car ninja tear into some of those.

    My favorite was when Hoovie pulled up in one of "the CHEAPEST" example of some BMW model in the country, and Ninja just gave him an exasperated look and said "why?"
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,993
    Fallen into a YouTube rabbit hole thanks to Harry’s Garage and the saga of his Lancia Fulvia Zagato. Harry likes Italian cars and British cars so you can imagine some of the rust repair horrors he deals with. Thankfully he has deep pockets and a stiff upper lip. Very enjoyable.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,952
    now for something completely different. this must be very rare, but it is kinda cool. I assume it went through the program/remediation updating.

    https://www.subaruofcherryhill.com/used/Volkswagen/2013-Volkswagen-Beetle+Convertible-cherry-hill-nj-20d52b1d0a0e09af69981ba17c656574.htm

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,134
    stickguy said:

    now for something completely different. this must be very rare, but it is kinda cool. I assume it went through the program/remediation updating.

    https://www.subaruofcherryhill.com/used/Volkswagen/2013-Volkswagen-Beetle+Convertible-cherry-hill-nj-20d52b1d0a0e09af69981ba17c656574.htm

    Didn’t those has a lot of electrical problems?

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,952
    a 10 YO VW? odds are.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,036
    A new-to-me rabbit hole:
    https://carfromjapan.com/

    '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 4xE. 62-car history and counting! MB Sprinter and '92 Nissan Gloria on the way!

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,134
    qbrozen said:

    A new-to-me rabbit hole:
    https://carfromjapan.com/

    I would worry that it would sit off the west coast for months waiting to be offloaded.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,036

    @oldfarmer50 said:
    I would worry that it would sit off the west coast for months waiting to be offloaded.

    I wouldn’t sweat that at all. Because I’m not on the west coast. ;b

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,682

    qbrozen said:

    A new-to-me rabbit hole:
    https://carfromjapan.com/

    I would worry that it would sit off the west coast for months waiting to be offloaded.
    Talk about Russian Roulette. :s

    jmonroe
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  • dad23dad23 ColoradoMember Posts: 769
    @breld, I've probably said this before, but she's a keeper!!!
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,476
    At least you're saving getting an Integra until tomorrow. I thought you might be going for the hat trick. :D
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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,815
    edited October 2021
    breld said:

    Also, my wife walks into my office this morning after perusing the new Motor Trend and exclaims, "You need to get one of these," as she opens up the magazine to a picture of the new Integra in the bright yellow/gold color. B)

    The stars and moon really aligned with y’all two didn’t they?

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,952

    At least you're saving getting an Integra until tomorrow. I thought you might be going for the hat trick. :D

    Well, they don’t come out until the spring, so forced to wait.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 15,864

    qbrozen said:

    A new-to-me rabbit hole:
    https://carfromjapan.com/

    I would worry that it would sit off the west coast for months waiting to be offloaded.
    I found your wife's van! It is, perhaps, too understated, but that is offset by the incredibly low price tag....

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,036

    @xwesx said:
    I found your wife's van! It is, perhaps, too understated, but that is offset by the incredibly low price tag....

    Classy RHD

    That is pretty fantastic. But $45k for a 1990? Oh hell no.

    '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 4xE. 62-car history and counting! MB Sprinter and '92 Nissan Gloria on the way!

  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,815
    xwesx said:

    qbrozen said:

    A new-to-me rabbit hole:
    https://carfromjapan.com/

    I would worry that it would sit off the west coast for months waiting to be offloaded.
    I found your wife's van! It is, perhaps, too understated, but that is offset by the incredibly low price tag....

    Classy RHD
    🤮

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,452

    @qbrozen said:

    @xwesx said:
    I found your wife's van! It is, perhaps, too understated, but that is offset by the incredibly low price tag....

    Classy RHD

    That is pretty fantastic. But $45k for a 1990? Oh hell no.

    The man knows what he has… :)

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,952
    Nice wheels. But 5,000 miles in 30 years? Not buying that!

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,646
    Le sigh. BMW needs a bunch of little, but important, safety stuff done (took in for oil change, coolant flush, and brake fluid flush). My wife is irritated and again suggested it needed to go.
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 206,404
    stickguy said:

    Didn’t you just buy her a Tesla? Some gratitude there.

    3 cars for 2 drivers = extra money needing to be budgeted for maintenance / insurance / registration.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,646
    stickguy said:

    Didn’t you just buy her a Tesla? Some gratitude there.

    Surely you jest.
    Michaell said:

    stickguy said:

    Didn’t you just buy her a Tesla? Some gratitude there.

    3 cars for 2 drivers = extra money needing to be budgeted for maintenance / insurance / registration.
    Yes. She knows logically. But it isn't something she appreciates or likes.
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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,815

    stickguy said:

    Didn’t you just buy her a Tesla? Some gratitude there.

    Surely you jest.
    Michaell said:

    stickguy said:

    Didn’t you just buy her a Tesla? Some gratitude there.

    3 cars for 2 drivers = extra money needing to be budgeted for maintenance / insurance / registration.
    Yes. She knows logically. But it isn't something she appreciates or likes.
    What kind of needs are we talking about?

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,646
    PS return hose is leaking - I can probably defer this to the spring.

    Front and rear brake hoses are cracked and leaking.

    Hood struts are blown (I already knew that).
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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,646
    I consider it an investment in the car and it really doesn't bug me. It's 17 years old, of course it needs stuff.

    My wife does not see it the same way.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,952
    Michaell said:

    stickguy said:

    Didn’t you just buy her a Tesla? Some gratitude there.

    3 cars for 2 drivers = extra money needing to be budgeted for maintenance / insurance / registration.
    and? I fail to see the problem here?

    Better than having 1 car for 2 people.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,646
    stickguy said:

    I consider it an investment in the car and it really doesn't bug me. It's 17 years old, of course it needs stuff.

    My wife does not see it the same way.

    Use my solution.

    Don't tell her what she doesn't need to know.
    The last time I took that approach I found a receipt for a deposit with Closets by Design...
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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,736

    PS return hose is leaking - I can probably defer this to the spring.

    Front and rear brake hoses are cracked and leaking.

    Hood struts are blown (I already knew that).

    You can probably buy the hood struts inexpensively on eBay or Rock Auto. I replaced them on the TL about 2.5 years ago and they are still fine. I watched a quick tutorial on U tube. Easy repair, took less than 10 min.

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,815
    edited October 2021

    PS return hose is leaking - I can probably defer this to the spring.

    Front and rear brake hoses are cracked and leaking.

    Hood struts are blown (I already knew that).

    2 of the 3 look like a DIY with some help from YouTube and maybe an extra set of hands. Wouldn’t jack around with the brake hoses but if you do it now it will be fine for another 17 years.

    I too took pride in doing things like this and other deferred maintenance on my ZHP. Admittedly when it became my DD it wasn’t as amusing.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,952
    order the parts from FCP Euro, and at least replace the easy ones. I agree, don't mess with brake lines.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,476
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,952
    so, had some fun today before the latest terrible Nor'easter weather rolled in.

    stopped at a local dealer to do a fellow poster a solid, and looked at a 2012 BMW 328i convertible for rny421. Found it parked in the front row, so easy to look at. Was interesting to drive one (I have not driven a 6 cylinder NA BMW in ages, or a manual trans one). Quite the trip back in time (as was the very old school dash and tech). Fun car, but just one that gave off a hard life vibe (this was not your rich guy, spoiled garage queen, unit from what I could tell).

    while I was there I asked about the new BRZ . Seems they have a couple allocated so I could order on if I really wanted to. Scheduled to build in December (hopefully) so maybe get it in January/February? Great time to have a car arrive running on summer performance tires (at least the limited has those). So I got a brochure and moved on.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,646
    Correct - I'm not messing with the brake lines - someone else can do that.

    Going to defer the PS stuff until spring and then look into it myself. Hood struts I'll let them do because its just parts cost basically - labor is next to nothing and I don't feel like dealing with it.
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 15,864
    stickguy said:

    order the parts from FCP Euro, and at least replace the easy ones. I agree, don't mess with brake lines.

    I disagree. Mess with the brake hoses! It's no big deal to bleed the system when you're done.

    That said, I don't think this is about $ for your wife; she's just looking for another excuse to strengthen her argument. ;)
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 207,899
    Even OEM hood struts aren't that bad... Under $100 for two.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,646
    Also for those suggesting DIY, I recently took on an expanded role at work - which has been great but lots more hours and random meetings. At least in the short term, I'm prioritizing my time with the family and on stuff around the house. So, I'm going to rely a bit more heavily on my indy for now for the ZHP.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,952
    breld said:

    We came to pick up the 330i and pivoted.

    I believe anything at this point. But sharp looking.

    enjoy it for the 3 months that you have it.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,952
    Bradd, thought of you today. While test driving the used BMW and chatting with the salesman he mentioned that he had (mostly unused in the garage) a 1999 Prelude. I think he said 99.

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 13,149
    I have a hard time keeping the TTS under 80 MPH!!!!!!

    I can't drive 55!

    Happy Halloween!
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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Member Posts: 6,082
    breld said:

    We came to pick up the 330i and pivoted.

    Congrats!

    Hoping to hear some details of the purchase and how it drives.
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