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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,300
    stickguy said:

    You are definitely not the target buyer of a Volvo brick wagon with a 4 banger and manual trans. But those people are out there.

    OK, are any of them in here?

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,967
    Nice! I want that in my next house.

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  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 6,424
    edited November 2021
    It's official...no longer work as a Toyota shuttle diver! Went in at 10 this morning and handed back my 3 shirts and thanked them for the opportunity they gave me but now, I need some time for me to work on my health issues. Driving customers around the area is not something I need to be doing right now. Haven't had a real vacation in almost 2 years, being in bed last week does not count as vacation time. Better to leave on a positive note I felt with no negativity needed. I feel like a giant weight has been lifted from my shoulders to be honest...it was the right move!
    The had two pre-sold 2022 Corolla Cross CUV's in the back. Nice vehicle but the sticker had a "$3995 Admin Fee" tacked on to the other bogus fees!! Are they f'ing nuts??? That's totally outrageous to be honest. Obviously, some folks are paying it as both are already pre-sold. Got a feeling they're going to sell a whole bunch of these C C's going forward. A bit smaller than the Rav4 and we all know how popular those are. And sure there are many like me that want to sit up a bit but want a smaller package due to tight parking in major cities around the globe. Figure I'm going to wait a bit till things get back to pre-covid conditions where there are no chip issues and dealers have plenty in inventory. The fact that these early builds are coming in without the JBL audio package is just fine to as I'm not wanting one quite yet. Talk to me a year from now and think I'll be ready to purchase.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,640
    @breld

    Bravo! The garage floor looks spectacular!

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,810

    That floor is amazing. And the garage.

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,960
    edited November 2021
    breld said:

    Just had to share my excitement over getting the garage floor coating done at the new house (we closed last Friday and will move in this Monday).

    They’re lightly sanding down the floor as I write this, with the final clear coat going in today. Should be ready for vehicles by the end of the weekend.




    That looks great! Time to fill it up. If you’ll just provide access to that line of credit, I’ll pop over to Bat and Cars & Bids to get that started for you.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 16,132
    edited November 2021
    rny421 said:

    stickguy said:

    Hey, we have someone looking for something like this! Love the color and looks clean and well maintained. Looks a lot nicer than the ratty 3 series.

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/KDVaak8v/2013-bmw-128i-convertible


    Me?? I like the size of the 1 series, but for some reason I don't like the frond end :-/
    Me either. I think it is the kidney in the grille. :D
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 16,132

    BMW Classic Car Club of America Lowcountry Tour:

    Nice! There are some serious oldies there.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 212,376
    stickguy said:

    I want that garage.

    I don’t even care if there is a house attached. Though my wife probably does.

    In the upper right of the last picture, you can see the garage door opener you were asking about.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 16,167
    edited November 2021

    @xwesx said:
    Nice! There are some serious oldies there.

    The 3.0 CS coupes are sweet and one friend had the 502 shipped from Portland OR. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica
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  • breldbreld Member Posts: 6,342
    Michaell said:

    stickguy said:

    I want that garage.

    I don’t even care if there is a house attached. Though my wife probably does.

    In the upper right of the last picture, you can see the garage door opener you were asking about.
    Right - I forgot @stickguy had asked about that…


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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,967
    Thanks. Cool design.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,967
    edited November 2021
    Edmunds dude (I like his style of reviewing) just did a head to head Maverick vs. Santa Cruz test. Mostly as expected. Maverick more trucky, Santa Cruz more car like with more comfort and less utility.

    But mostly, with the turbo, way way more expensive. Depending on options and configuration, can be 10-14k the way Hyundai packages the 2.0t engine. More gadgets of course, but not everyone can handle $41k for AWDturbo with moonroof, but you can get that for $26-29k on the Maverick and still get BLIS, heated seats and wheel, etc.

    I sat in a SC. it was nice. Never drove one though. I heard the base motor is very pokey and not very efficient. A bad combo.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 17,538

    @kyfdx said:
    That's not a garage; it's a showroom!!!

    With the number of vehicles breld turns over in a year I don't know why he doesn't get a dealer license and some dealer plates from the DMV just to cut down on the hassle of registering them all. And now he has a facility he can point to as proof.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 14,386

    @breld
    Amazing. I can’t wait to do the epoxy in my garage. Need to de-clutter first and install some shelves.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn, Built to Serve

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,967
    I just need to move first. Not spending the money here. Then decide on epoxy or race deck tiles. My BIL did those, and they are pretty neat.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 212,376

    Lots of light in that garage.

    We were commenting on that last weekend. The opaqueness of the garage doors certainly helps.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,967
    Stopped with the wife last night to show her the Maverick I drove. But it got sold and they had no others on the lot. She didn’t really care though got the usual “it’s your car” comment.

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,300
    ab348 said:

    @kyfdx said:

    That's not a garage; it's a showroom!!!

    With the number of vehicles breld turns over in a year I don't know why he doesn't get a dealer license and some dealer plates from the DMV just to cut down on the hassle of registering them all. And now he has a facility he can point to as proof.


    Edmunds has to fix this site. @xwesx said that not @kyfdx.

    I do agree that @breld should get a dealers license since it ain’t fair that a guy off the street can get away with that.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • mrwhipple311mrwhipple311 Central OhioMember Posts: 52
    --Punch Averted--
    Found a Maverick on a lot today and went to check it out. Not ordering.

    The deal breaker for me is that I tend to sprawl in my driving position and the console comes too far into the space for the right leg. Not comfortable for me.

    Its a shame as I was really excited about the truck, size is right - I still drive an old S10 much of the time. Feautres are cool but...
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,599
    edited November 2021
    xwesx said:

    breld said:

    Just had to share my excitement over getting the garage floor coating done at the new house (we closed last Friday and will move in this Monday).

    They’re lightly sanding down the floor as I write this, with the final clear coat going in today. Should be ready for vehicles by the end of the weekend.

    What the....

    That's not a garage; it's a showroom!!!

    At the speed Breld goes through cars, it likely will have faster turnover times than many showrooms had before the car shortage hit...

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  • qbrozenqbrozen incurable addictMember Posts: 31,628
    edited November 2021

    Whoops. Wrong thread.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,967
    Where the heck is that?

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,300
    stickguy said:

    Where the heck is that?

    That was a guy that doesn’t know where he is. I think he might have wanted to talk about dishwashers.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,631

    Clearly moving right along at 700-800 RPM and no boost

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 16,132
    andres3 said:

    Sometimes, I drive my Audi so fast, I have to zoom out the navigation a bit so the screen doesn't move the arrow of my position so quickly.


    In all seriousness, sometimes I have to zoom out as far as it will go to get the full scope (or most of it, anyway) of my entered driving route.
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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,300
    andres3 said:

    Sometimes, I drive my Audi so fast, I have to zoom out the navigation a bit so the screen doesn't move the arrow of my position so quickly.


    And that is how you make your engine die.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,854

    Drove a Kona recently and was pretty meh to be honest. Drove a Soul S today also and it's a decent vehicle but again, a bit meh. Guess I'll keep looking while doing nothing until the chip issue is resolved or find something else. Best to just squirrel as much cash away as I can & hunker down to wait. Having the Enterprise gig lets me try most vehicles out there so eventually, that moment of clarity will emerge and I'll pounce on whatever it is that speaks to me. Figure I can find something decent for my car and like $28K cash, just need to be patient which ain't a problem with the lack of inventory.

    What engine is in the Soul S? To be honest, after 2019 they expanded the trim levels so much I never could figure out what trim got what. When I bought mine they had the silly Base, + and ! trim level designations but it made it easy to remember that corresponded to 1.6L, 2.0L and 1.6L turbo.

    I like the 2.0L in mine, enough power for a grocery getter.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,854
    stickguy said:

    and here is something completely different. Can cover my "practical hauler" and "get a manual for some fun to drive" all in one car! Plus it is cool. And no, I don't have the tools or experience to keep up with it!

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/3OAVAZnj/1987-volvo-740-gle

    With that mileage I’d drive it right to the repair shop….and leave it. :s

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,854
    breld said:

    Just had to share my excitement over getting the garage floor coating done at the new house (we closed last Friday and will move in this Monday).

    They’re lightly sanding down the floor as I write this, with the final clear coat going in today. Should be ready for vehicles by the end of the weekend.




    So you bought Hoovie’s house? No wonder he had to unload all his cars.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,854

    It's official...no longer work as a Toyota shuttle diver! Went in at 10 this morning and handed back my 3 shirts and thanked them for the opportunity they gave me but now, I need some time for me to work on my health issues. Driving customers around the area is not something I need to be doing right now. Haven't had a real vacation in almost 2 years, being in bed last week does not count as vacation time. Better to leave on a positive note I felt with no negativity needed. I feel like a giant weight has been lifted from my shoulders to be honest...it was the right move!
    The had two pre-sold 2022 Corolla Cross CUV's in the back. Nice vehicle but the sticker had a "$3995 Admin Fee" tacked on to the other bogus fees!! Are they f'ing nuts??? That's totally outrageous to be honest. Obviously, some folks are paying it as both are already pre-sold. Got a feeling they're going to sell a whole bunch of these C C's going forward. A bit smaller than the Rav4 and we all know how popular those are. And sure there are many like me that want to sit up a bit but want a smaller package due to tight parking in major cities around the globe. Figure I'm going to wait a bit till things get back to pre-covid conditions where there are no chip issues and dealers have plenty in inventory. The fact that these early builds are coming in without the JBL audio package is just fine to as I'm not wanting one quite yet. Talk to me a year from now and think I'll be ready to purchase.

    Is that $4k mark up in addition to the traditional $1,000 Florida doc fee rip off?

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

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 212,376
    Nissan is now offering an 18 month lease on the 2022 Frontier.

    Pro 4X RV is 94% for 10k

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,967
    edited November 2021
    Never heard of that before. I’m still mad I didn’t grab the cheap 24 month deal when it was out there.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 16,132
    stickguy said:

    Never heard of that before. I’m still made I didn’t grab the cheap 24 month deal when it was out there.

    Meh; look on the bright side: You're still saving money!!!!
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 212,132
    stickguy said:

    Never heard of that before. I’m still mad I didn’t grab the cheap 24 month deal when it was out there.

    S 4X4 Crew Cab 18 mo, 10K yr.

    98% residual

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 212,132
    .00213 MF and 98% residual

    $40,000 MSRP
    $42,000 adjusted CAP

    $329/mo.+tax

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,960
    Thats a strong deal.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 212,132
    au1994 said:

    Thats a strong deal.

    Assuming you can get that deal

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 212,132
    Most of the units in my area have a sticker around $38K

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,967
    S is pretty low rent, but that is cheap.

    The pro 4x is loaded up. Rodo doesn’t even have the 18 month term yet, and dealers there have really jacked up the payment on that.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 16,167

    For me it would have to be a Pro 4X.

    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; 2018 330i xDrive

  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 16,167

    Some other cars appearing for the HHI Concours:

    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; 2018 330i xDrive

  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 16,167

    The weather has taken a bad turn; rain and wind are forecast for tomorrow, so the Legends of the Autobahn event has been postponed until Sunday. Problem is, we are scheduled to head home Sunday morning. I hate to ask my assistant to cover for me for an extra day and on top of that we have no motel reservations for Sunday night.

    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; 2018 330i xDrive

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,967
    Do the event, drive through the night!

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