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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,145
    ab348 said:

    What's the difference between a flipper and a curbstoner?

    I know up here the DMV is constantly chasing down the latter for failure to have a dealer license.

    In my state you can sell 5 cars a year without a license.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen incurable addictMember Posts: 31,818

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,591
    edited December 2021

    Got the lease extension letter from US Bank. No mention of waiving the dispo fee, or any other specific terms, other than the max extension of six months. I’ll try to call them next week.

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,573

    @kyfdx said:
    Technically, yes. :D

    Let’s not get “technical” about this. 😧

    jmonroe

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,699

    To everyone who celebrates - Merry Christmas!

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,699

    @Michaell said:
    Saw my stepson and his wife for the first time in over a year today. Turns out they totaled their 2020 Tucson Ultimate a couple of months ago, and had to replace it. Decided to stick with what works, except they upgraded to a 2022:

    Also an Ultimate trim, so fully loaded. We didn’t talk price, but suffice it to say they didn’t get a great deal.

    He did mention that the issues with their old car were addressed with the makeover.

    They are happy! That’s all that matters (and they can afford the payment).

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 215,315
    nyccarguy said:

    @Michaell said:

    Saw my stepson and his wife for the first time in over a year today. Turns out they totaled their 2020 Tucson Ultimate a couple of months ago, and had to replace it. Decided to stick with what works, except they upgraded to a 2022:

    Also an Ultimate trim, so fully loaded. We didn’t talk price, but suffice it to say they didn’t get a great deal.

    He did mention that the issues with their old car were addressed with the makeover.

    They are happy! That’s all that matters (and they can afford the payment).


    I know my stepson works 20-30 hours of overtime each week; I don’t think the payment is a problem.

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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,599
    qbrozen said:
    Fun car, with all the right “stuff”. Look at the service history, though. If it’s missing some service, probably need to take a pass. But, if the service is there, it’s some of the most fun you’ll have with your clothes on.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 47,382

    High maintenance but super fun

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  • qbrozenqbrozen incurable addictMember Posts: 31,818

    That Milano sold for $8900 yesterday, not to me. Seller couldn’t even tell me if the AC works. Low miles don’t mean everything on an old Italian car, so I let it go.

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  • rayainswrayainsw Member Posts: 3,177
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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,145
    Michaell said:

    Saw my stepson and his wife for the first time in over a year today. Turns out they totaled their 2020 Tucson Ultimate a couple of months ago, and had to replace it. Decided to stick with what works, except they upgraded to a 2022:



    Also an Ultimate trim, so fully loaded. We didn’t talk price, but suffice it to say they didn’t get a great deal.

    He did mention that the issues with their old car were addressed with the makeover.

    How did the old one get totaled? I hope some old guy in a sleigh didn’t hit them.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,145
    stickguy said:

    High maintenance but super fun

    Buy a case of oil.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 14,577

    @Michaell said:
    Saw my stepson and his wife for the first time in over a year today. Turns out they totaled their 2020 Tucson Ultimate a couple of months ago, and had to replace it. Decided to stick with what works, except they upgraded to a 2022:

    Also an Ultimate trim, so fully loaded. We didn’t talk price, but suffice it to say they didn’t get a great deal.

    He did mention that the issues with their old car were addressed with the makeover.

    That looks nice in black!!

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,573

    @oldfarmer50 said:
    Buy a case of oil.

    Make that a 55 gallon drum. :'(

    jmonroe

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,852

    @Michaell said:
    Saw my stepson and his wife for the first time in over a year today. Turns out they totaled their 2020 Tucson Ultimate a couple of months ago, and had to replace it. Decided to stick with what works, except they upgraded to a 2022:

    Also an Ultimate trim, so fully loaded. We didn’t talk price, but suffice it to say they didn’t get a great deal.

    He did mention that the issues with their old car were addressed with the makeover.

    Am I remembering right that their previous car was totaled, too?

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  • qbrozenqbrozen incurable addictMember Posts: 31,818

    Thanks.
    I had no idea it was 3800 lb.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,852

    So who got a car with a bow for Christmas?

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  • tifightertifighter WAMember Posts: 3,302
    No car, but Elon Claus left some nice stocking stuffers in the v11 update-

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,852

    I don’t understand this software update. They took away my main screen shortcuts for front and rear defrost and heated seats with no option to customize and put them back.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 215,315

    Michaell said:

    Saw my stepson and his wife for the first time in over a year today. Turns out they totaled their 2020 Tucson Ultimate a couple of months ago, and had to replace it. Decided to stick with what works, except they upgraded to a 2022:



    Also an Ultimate trim, so fully loaded. We didn’t talk price, but suffice it to say they didn’t get a great deal.

    He did mention that the issues with their old car were addressed with the makeover.

    How did the old one get totaled? I hope some old guy in a sleigh didn’t hit them.
    Nope. Daughter-in-law ran a red and got t-boned by a new Jeep - the guy was driving it home from the dealer.

    :facepalm

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 215,315

    @Michaell said:

    Saw my stepson and his wife for the first time in over a year today. Turns out they totaled their 2020 Tucson Ultimate a couple of months ago, and had to replace it. Decided to stick with what works, except they upgraded to a 2022:

    Also an Ultimate trim, so fully loaded. We didn’t talk price, but suffice it to say they didn’t get a great deal.

    He did mention that the issues with their old car were addressed with the makeover.

    Am I remembering right that their previous car was totaled, too?


    I’d have to think about that. I know they’ve totaled a couple of other cars over the years.

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  • tifightertifighter WAMember Posts: 3,302

    I don’t understand this software update. They took away my main screen shortcuts for front and rear defrost and heated seats with no option to customize and put them back.

    Yeah, you have to swipe up from the temperature reading now. Or use voice commands, I guess.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 16,215
    nyccarguy said:


    I almost bought a 2015 Passat TDi instead of the Legacy. That would have been great. I loved the way the Passat drove and the diesel would have been great for my daily slog, but I wanted AWD. I’ve also always been hesitant about VW reliability (even under warranty). If I would have bought that Passat new, I would have cashed in on dieselgate. Instead, I bought a Subaru that I drove for a whole 2 1/2 years very slowly.

    Even though reliability wouldn't have been an issue on yours given the buyback opportunity, it's certainly an issue!

    My newest on the Q7 is that it failed to start last night after a short stop (about an hour). The way it's behaving, I suspect the engine is locked for some reason. Maybe a hydrolock? It seemed to be running perfectly smooth before I shut it off.

    I'm not sure, but I need to drag it home so I can start tearing into it. I don't think it is a minor issue this time around.... Sadly, we are in for a major snow dump (estimates vary between 10 and 20 inches by Monday), so getting it here is going to be a significant undertaking.
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 16,215
    Michaell said:



    Nope. Daughter-in-law ran a red and got t-boned by a new Jeep - the guy was driving it home from the dealer.

    :facepalm


    Yikes! She's fortunate to be okay; hopefully she pays better attention in the future.
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  • ventureventure Central PAMember Posts: 2,503
    xwesx said:

    nyccarguy said:


    I almost bought a 2015 Passat TDi instead of the Legacy. That would have been great. I loved the way the Passat drove and the diesel would have been great for my daily slog, but I wanted AWD. I’ve also always been hesitant about VW reliability (even under warranty). If I would have bought that Passat new, I would have cashed in on dieselgate. Instead, I bought a Subaru that I drove for a whole 2 1/2 years very slowly.

    Even though reliability wouldn't have been an issue on yours given the buyback opportunity, it's certainly an issue!

    My newest on the Q7 is that it failed to start last night after a short stop (about an hour). The way it's behaving, I suspect the engine is locked for some reason. Maybe a hydrolock? It seemed to be running perfectly smooth before I shut it off.

    I'm not sure, but I need to drag it home so I can start tearing into it. I don't think it is a minor issue this time around.... Sadly, we are in for a major snow dump (estimates vary between 10 and 20 inches by Monday), so getting it here is going to be a significant undertaking.
    * * *

    Wow. Good luck with that. It doesn't sound good.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 6,318
    @xwesx Between you and @andres3 your mechanical issues with the Audis is not giving me the warm and fuzzies about long term ownership of our Q5 or VW. I hope it isn’t a serious problem. Bah humbug!

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,591
    @xwesx I really hope it's not that! Engine swaps are difficult enough (unless you're a YouTube star), but I can't imagine trying to do one in very cold temperatures.
  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 3,002
    Merry Christmas to all that celebrate!

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 215,315
    xwesx said:

    Michaell said:



    Nope. Daughter-in-law ran a red and got t-boned by a new Jeep - the guy was driving it home from the dealer.

    :facepalm


    Yikes! She's fortunate to be okay; hopefully she pays better attention in the future.
    More to the story. Apparently, her eyes were looking forward to the next light on the street, which did turn green. Just not the light at the intersection she was currently at.

    Remember, she's a brain cancer survivor, so a faux pas every now and again should be expected.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,145
    Michaell said:

    Michaell said:

    Saw my stepson and his wife for the first time in over a year today. Turns out they totaled their 2020 Tucson Ultimate a couple of months ago, and had to replace it. Decided to stick with what works, except they upgraded to a 2022:



    Also an Ultimate trim, so fully loaded. We didn’t talk price, but suffice it to say they didn’t get a great deal.

    He did mention that the issues with their old car were addressed with the makeover.

    How did the old one get totaled? I hope some old guy in a sleigh didn’t hit them.
    Nope. Daughter-in-law ran a red and got t-boned by a new Jeep - the guy was driving it home from the dealer.

    :facepalm
    Oh the humanity! :'(

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,591
    @nyccarguy - basement looks great! And that is a very nice looking gaming chair in front of the TV.
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,145
    xwesx said:

    nyccarguy said:


    I almost bought a 2015 Passat TDi instead of the Legacy. That would have been great. I loved the way the Passat drove and the diesel would have been great for my daily slog, but I wanted AWD. I’ve also always been hesitant about VW reliability (even under warranty). If I would have bought that Passat new, I would have cashed in on dieselgate. Instead, I bought a Subaru that I drove for a whole 2 1/2 years very slowly.

    Even though reliability wouldn't have been an issue on yours given the buyback opportunity, it's certainly an issue!

    My newest on the Q7 is that it failed to start last night after a short stop (about an hour). The way it's behaving, I suspect the engine is locked for some reason. Maybe a hydrolock? It seemed to be running perfectly smooth before I shut it off.

    I'm not sure, but I need to drag it home so I can start tearing into it. I don't think it is a minor issue this time around.... Sadly, we are in for a major snow dump (estimates vary between 10 and 20 inches by Monday), so getting it here is going to be a significant undertaking.
    Hydrolocked? What would cause that other than driving it through deep water? Even some of those cars with internal water pumps only dump water into the coolant.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,145
    nyccarguy said:

    Not a punch, but the painters/sheet rockers got the job done this week.


    Man, I’m jealous. My basement looks like a twister went through it.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,145
    I’m watching a Mecum auction from Kissimmee FL. right now and it looks like the Resto mod is the big thing now. While original restoration cars are going for less than $100k, some of the resto-mod equivalents are into the $300k range.

    I wonder, are these cars a good hedge against inflation?

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,573

    @nyccarguy said:
    Not a punch, but the painters/sheet rockers got the job done this week.


    Very nice. That looks like a nice place for a gathering of your poster buddies.

    Good luck with it.

    jmonroe

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,573

    @oldfarmer50 said:
    I’m watching a Mecum auction from Kissimmee FL. right now and it looks like the Resto mod is the big thing now. While original restoration cars are going for less than $100k, some of the resto-mod equivalents are into the $300k range.

    I wonder, are these cars a good hedge against inflation?

    Who knows? Buy one and let us know how good of an investment it is in 10 years.

    jmonroe

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,684
    edited December 2021
    Michaell said:

    Michaell said:

    Saw my stepson and his wife for the first time in over a year today. Turns out they totaled their 2020 Tucson Ultimate a couple of months ago, and had to replace it. Decided to stick with what works, except they upgraded to a 2022:



    Also an Ultimate trim, so fully loaded. We didn’t talk price, but suffice it to say they didn’t get a great deal.

    He did mention that the issues with their old car were addressed with the makeover.

    How did the old one get totaled? I hope some old guy in a sleigh didn’t hit them.
    Nope. Daughter-in-law ran a red and got t-boned by a new Jeep - the guy was driving it home from the dealer.

    :facepalm
    That's too bad. I hope no one was seriously hurt.

    The service manager at my local Chevy store had cuts on his face and walked and talked funny when I was in a couple weeks ago. He had 4 cracked ribs among other things. He had Trouble talking and breathing. Back problems. Suing the parents of driver and the driver of the car that T-boned him in his wife's Acura MDX. He felt were he not in the Acura, which protected him with airbags, he would have been worse off.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 215,315

    Michaell said:

    Michaell said:

    Saw my stepson and his wife for the first time in over a year today. Turns out they totaled their 2020 Tucson Ultimate a couple of months ago, and had to replace it. Decided to stick with what works, except they upgraded to a 2022:



    Also an Ultimate trim, so fully loaded. We didn’t talk price, but suffice it to say they didn’t get a great deal.

    He did mention that the issues with their old car were addressed with the makeover.

    How did the old one get totaled? I hope some old guy in a sleigh didn’t hit them.
    Nope. Daughter-in-law ran a red and got t-boned by a new Jeep - the guy was driving it home from the dealer.

    :facepalm
    That's too bad. I hope no one was seriously hurt.

    The service manager at my local Chevy store had cuts on his face and walked and talked funny when I was in a couple weeks ago. He had 4 cracked ribs among other things. He had Trouble talking and breathing. Back problems. Suing the parents of driver and the driver of the car that T-boned him in his wife's Acura MDX. He felt were he not in the Acura, which protected him with airbags, he would have been worse off.
    To my knowledge, no injuries sustained in the collision.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,591
    edited December 2021
    Ford must have forgotten to give Motor Trend a ringer from the Maverick press fleet. They clocked a 7-second 0-60 in a 2.0T with the FX4 and towing packages (the latter of which has a shorter final drive which should improve performance). Inexplicably, their FWD hybrid tester did the 0-60 sprint in 7.6 seconds.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 16,215
    Michaell said:



    More to the story. Apparently, her eyes were looking forward to the next light on the street, which did turn green. Just not the light at the intersection she was currently at.

    Remember, she's a brain cancer survivor, so a faux pas every now and again should be expected.

    I've done that before, and I don't even have the excuse of surviving brain cancer! Thankfully, I didn't end up running the red, but it was a near (and embarrassing) thing.
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 16,215



    Hydrolocked? What would cause that other than driving it through deep water? Even some of those cars with internal water pumps only dump water into the coolant.

    Well, I'm not sure. Like I said, it was running just fine (or seemed like it) before I shut it off, so I can't imagine. However, the way it sounds when I try to start it is the exact same as an engine that won't turn (as opposed to a low battery), and it made no difference at all when I set up a jump. I will need to do more testing before I can know with any certainty.

    The issue I mentioned before, about the coolant seeping at the EGR valve, apparently can have the side effect of hydrolocking the engine if it lets go in a big way due to the location, which is at the top of the engine, inside the intake, and is located in such a way that if coolant were to leak, it can possibly go into the cylinders. I'm hoping not, but then, if it was, that might be easier than just some mystery. Other possibilities include a locked starter motor. Again, would be odd to just go from fine to dead in one cycle, but I suppose stranger things still have happened.

    Either way, it's a little :(
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 16,215
    jmonroe1 said:



    Very nice. That looks like a nice place for a gathering of your poster buddies.

    Good luck with it.

    jmonroe

    I was thinking the same thing! We need to set a date. :D
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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,591
    There is a Ford dealer in Des Moines offering factory orders at $3,000 off MSRP on Mavericks through January 31. Tempting!
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,573

    @xwesx said:
    I was thinking the same thing! We need to set a date. :D

    OK, let’s make it New Years Eve. I’ll bring the chips and you bring the dip. Now we’ll wait and see who else is coming and what they’re bringing.

    FWIW, I go first on the air hockey thingy.

    jmonroe

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 14,577

    @nyccarguy
    Glad to see you are on the way to getting the basement back to pre-flood condition. It’s looking good.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,145
    xwesx said:



    Hydrolocked? What would cause that other than driving it through deep water? Even some of those cars with internal water pumps only dump water into the coolant.

    Well, I'm not sure. Like I said, it was running just fine (or seemed like it) before I shut it off, so I can't imagine. However, the way it sounds when I try to start it is the exact same as an engine that won't turn (as opposed to a low battery), and it made no difference at all when I set up a jump. I will need to do more testing before I can know with any certainty.

    The issue I mentioned before, about the coolant seeping at the EGR valve, apparently can have the side effect of hydrolocking the engine if it lets go in a big way due to the location, which is at the top of the engine, inside the intake, and is located in such a way that if coolant were to leak, it can possibly go into the cylinders. I'm hoping not, but then, if it was, that might be easier than just some mystery. Other possibilities include a locked starter motor. Again, would be odd to just go from fine to dead in one cycle, but I suppose stranger things still have happened.

    Either way, it's a little :(
    I don’t blame you for being miffed. Could you pull the plugs and see if you can turn it over with a wrench on the crank? A least that way if it is hydrolocked you won’t be totally destroying the motor.

    You have to wonder what engineer would design engine parts where that could happen.

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