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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,308

    @qbrozen said:
    Yep, that's the one. As you can see, they want ABSURD prices for used ones (not like anything is reasonable these days).
    I thought that ... but then looked at the specs. The Suburban has no more interior space than the van. 121 total cu ft in the Suburban vs 144 in the T&C. The smallest Transit (not Connect) is 225.
    Hey, we just bought her a condo. Where does it end? :b

    I’d like to see you top that off by getting her a new vacuum cleaner to maintain it. :'(

    jmonroe

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,048

    @nyccarguy said:

    @28firefighter said:

    @nyccarguy said:
    Not good news. I started up the Prelude today. I planned on taking it on some local errands. It started up, but I couldn’t get it into gear at all.

    Think it is related to the flooding or something else?

    Flooding. Car glides through the gears when it is off. Upon startup it won’t shift into gear. Thinking the 2 plates maybe seized together…

    Ugh. I’m sorry, man. What a crummy development.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,952

    @qbrozen - happy wife, then you at least have a chance at happiness :)

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,952

    @nyccarguy - I hope you can get the quaalude up and running/driving. :)

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 194,801
    qbrozen said:

    stickguy said:

    Get a used passenger Transit, and work your magic spiffing it up.

    I assume she basically wants something like this?

    https://www.gmcconversionvans.com/inventory/2016-ford-conversion-van-explorer-limited-se-rwd-hi-top-1ftye9zv5gkb47081

    Yep, that's the one. As you can see, they want ABSURD prices for used ones (not like anything is reasonable these days).
    au1994 said:

    Suburban would probably fit the bill but they get $$ in a hurry.

    I thought that ... but then looked at the specs. The Suburban has no more interior space than the van. 121 total cu ft in the Suburban vs 144 in the T&C. The smallest Transit (not Connect) is 225.
    Michaell said:


    After everything you’ve bought, you’ll deny her this?

    Hey, we just bought her a condo. Where does it end? :b
    To quote from your signature line…

    55 car history and counting

    Long way to go for her to catch up. :wink:

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 18,902
    edited September 26
    nyccarguy said:

    Not good news. I started up the Prelude today. I planned on taking it on some local errands. It started up, but I couldn’t get it into gear at all.

    Was it stuck in park? My son’s friend left his car in our barn and now we have no start and stuck in park. Code Po700 TCM.

    But wait, yours is a manual so never mind.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,575
    I certainly hope not, since it is a stick!

    sounds like something in the clutch is stuck or broke.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,048

    That is absolutely awesome news!

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,308
    nyccarguy said:

    Let’s all raise a glass and toast to @roadburner ! He sent me an article that guided me on “unsticking” a clutch after a car has been partially underwater as my Prelude was. I read it a few times and figured “what do I have to lose?”

    I started the car in gear and it slowly started to lurch forward. I kept my foot on the clutch and drove about a block in 1st gear until I could shift. Then I took a joyride around to make sure all the fluids heated up properly! It’s alive!

    Thank-you again Bailey so much!

    I told him to send that article to you. B)

    All kidding aside, there’s lots of knowledge in here.

    It wouldn’t hurt to change the fluid now.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 8,815

    I was about to ask which of the fluids were likely to be contaminated. Glad you got it unstuck, though!

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,575
    almost sounds like when your parking brake gets frozen on.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 12,689

    Wow, that’s awesome.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 4,860
    edited September 27
    I love that early 70s (73?) BMW CS. What a fantastic car.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,048
    Great photos!
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,575
    Looks like fun. Some fantastic looking cars there.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,575
    Here’s one to rival the Ohio houses. 5 garage garage and the workshop looks great. Taxes only 11k, cheap for NY!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3-Hunter-Hill-Rd_Ballston-Lake_NY_12019_M49272-34941

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 15,779
    stickguy said:

    Here’s one to rival the Ohio houses. 5 garage garage and the workshop looks great. Taxes only 11k, cheap for NY!

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3-Hunter-Hill-Rd_Ballston-Lake_NY_12019_M49272-34941

    That doesn't seem like a bad deal though I don't know the location at all. It looks like a "transitional" style, i.e. in the period of transitioning from 50 shades of beige to 50 shades of gray. ;)

    I've been thinking about kitchen design trends a lot lately and am a bit stumped. Woodgrain like in that house seems to be out of fashion these days, but I really am unsure if a white or white/gray kitchen like you see on all the home improvement shows would be something I'd want either. I am beginning to think I should set a trend of my own and get cabinets in a nice painted finish that are actually a color of some sort.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,575
    It’s a nice area. Close to civilization and a real goo school district b

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 29,886
    But you have to live in upstate NY, AKA South Canada.
    Yeah, I know, some y'all are there. I'm just kidding. Sort of.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 16,424
    @qbrozen,
    It looks more like mid state on the map, kind of between Albany and Saratoga.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,575
    NYC people think “upstate” begins in Rockland or Westchester. People in Albany consider themselves capital district, and upstate is north of them.

    And people in the middle get offended when not called central NY.

    I consider that house upstate though. Wasn’t my idea to move there, but that’s where most of the family is!

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,192

    @sda said:
    I love that early 70s (73?) BMW CS. What a fantastic car.

    It looks like a Euro 3.0 CSi; there are no side marker lights or reflectors and I can see the D-Jetronic intake. Beautiful cars but values are going off the charts.

    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: 2018 330i xDrive

  • breldbreld Member Posts: 5,917
    stickguy said:

    didn't you get a Tesla already? Don't see it in your summary there. I would assume it just means that you did not get to doing it yet, though entirely possible you already got rid of it!

    Is the Mini still around, or is it just the Tesla, Polestar and XC60? as if that isn't enough for 2 people!

    We have the Tesla...I should update my signature line I suppose.

    Vroom picked up the MINI last week and had the funds in our account a few days later, so that's all done.

    I don't really think my wife will get something else in the meantime...but I like the fact that's where her mind goes when there's a 2-3 month delay on the delivery of her Audi. :)

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  • tifightertifighter WAMember Posts: 2,931

    @sda said:

    I love that early 70s (73?) BMW CS. What a fantastic car.

    It looks like a Euro 3.0 CSi; there are no side marker lights or reflectors and I can see the D-Jetronic intake. Beautiful cars but values are going off the charts.


    Hey @roadburner - new topic: is the S55 crank hub a real thing of concern?

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 29,886
    stickguy said:

    NYC people think “upstate” begins in Rockland or Westchester. People in Albany consider themselves capital district, and upstate is north of them.

    And people in the middle get offended when not called central NY.

    I consider that house upstate though. Wasn’t my idea to move there, but that’s where most of the family is!

    I sure as hell don't want to move somewhere with MORE snow at this point in my life.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,048
    @breld did you lease or buy the Y?
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  • breldbreld Member Posts: 5,917

    @breld did you lease or buy the Y?

    We bought it.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 15,779
    More recalls, this time from Ford, both of them dealing with the Mach-E and its glass:

    https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2021-ford-mustang-mach-e-glass-sealant-recall

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,438
    I’m searching cars.com nationwide for the Land Cruiser to pop up. It was going to auction no doubt as CarMax wouldn’t be keeping anything that age with that many miles.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,575
    almost pushed the button last night on another Pro 4x. I should really stop checking the app before going to bed, it keeps me from getting to sleep! A new one popped up about an hour away. Had convenience and tech but missing the roof/stereo upgrade (fine on a lease of a PU). $43,350 MSRP, 24 payments of $419 with 0 DAS (just first payment).

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 15,779
    stickguy said:

    almost pushed the button last night on another Pro 4x. I should really stop checking the app before going to bed, it keeps me from getting to sleep! A new one popped up about an hour away. Had convenience and tech but missing the roof/stereo upgrade (fine on a lease of a PU). $43,350 MSRP, 24 payments of $419 with 0 DAS (just first payment).

    I didn’t know that the roads in your part of NJ were so bad as to require such a machine.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,575
    actually, in a lot of places they are. A lot smoother to drive on the grass or dirt.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 4,860
    breld said:

    The wife's MINI is listed as available soon on Vroom...

    https://www.vroom.com/inventory/mini-hardtop-2-door-2020-WMWXR9C05L2M09122

    Purchased from Carvana last November with all of 1,600 miles on it for $32,900, sold to Vroom 10 months and 11k miles later for $32,263...and now listed with 12k miles on it for $37,499. :o

    Incredible all around. Inexpensive to own, current asking price. Wow

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,952

    @breld said:
    The wife's MINI is listed as available soon on Vroom...

    https://www.vroom.com/inventory/mini-hardtop-2-door-2020-WMWXR9C05L2M09122

    Purchased from Carvana last November with all of 1,600 miles on it for $32,900, sold to Vroom 10 months and 11k miles later for $32,263...and now listed with 12k miles on it for $37,499. :o

    I hope Mrs @breld doesn’t see that Mini. It has all the right options :)

  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWMember Posts: 3,166
    @breld, still confused. What goes when you get get the Audi? I guess any one of the fleet is a candidate.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 8,815
    ab348 said:


    I didn’t know that the roads in your part of NJ were so bad as to require such a machine.

    I've been in Boston the past couple of days, taking public transportation when I can, and it's amazing the city buses don't fall apart after a year or two of shuddering over some of the potholes.
  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,192
    tifighter said:

    @sda said:

    I love that early 70s (73?) BMW CS. What a fantastic car.

    It looks like a Euro 3.0 CSi; there are no side marker lights or reflectors and I can see the D-Jetronic intake. Beautiful cars but values are going off the charts.

    Hey @roadburner - new topic: is the S55 crank hub a real thing of concern?

    I think it's way overblown(no pun intended) personally. It affects a small percentage of cars, primarily cars with aggressive tunes. Some people believe the DCT contributes as it can shift as quick as 1-50 ms, but there's no statistical data to back that up.

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  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 5,991
    Picked up an air filter & cabin air filter at VW today and will ask my mechanic to install both when he has the hood open on Thursday My co-worker said he could do both but since my mechanic will already have the hood open, might as well ask him to do it. This way, I know it's done right and I can move on. Since I've decided to keep it for another year or so, might as well keep it running right. Still haven't done the coolant or spark plugs but will inquire on Thursday if the are needed right now or if they can wait awhile.
    Also made an appointment for the kids Hyundai for the next oil change and recall that needs to be done in the trunk. Will have the car here the weekend of the 9th as we're going up to Orlando to see the newlyweds & have the party we missed out on last October when they tied the knot. Took a couple of days off at Toyota so will do it on the 11th. This way I know it's done and she can drive worry free for the next year. The following week I'll finally get to the new sneakers for the Audi, which my guy at Tires Plus says they have in stock.
    Speaking of tires, am very happy with my Goodyear Eagle GT's after owning them just over 2 years. Wearing just fine with regular rotations and even though they don't have much mileage on them, am very pleased with how they handle in both wet & dry conditions. Only my second time with Goodyear tires, had RS-A's on the 2006 Honda Civic, but am very impressed so far with them.

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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Member Posts: 5,877
    One of my local Subaru dealers is taking orders at msrp for any Subaru. He says it seems to take about 2-3 months at this point from order to delivery. It does let you create just the car you want. It's interesting that most brands are charging extra for some colors, but on the Outback it looked like all the colors were the standard charge.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,575
    charging extra for paint colors always rubbed me the wrong way.

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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Member Posts: 5,877
    Honda didn't charge extra for colors until about a year ago, but now red costs an extra $395. For an Acura red costs an extra $500. BMW charges 550 for red. Mazda charges $595 for their Soul Red. And Tesla charges $2000 extra for red.



    In contrast, Subaru still gives you red at just the regular price.

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,308

    @benjaminh said:
    Honda didn't charge extra for colors until about a year ago, but now red costs an extra $395. For an Acura red costs an extra $500. BMW charges 550 for red. Mazda charges $595 for their Soul Red. And Tesla charges $2000 extra for red.

    In contrast, Subaru still gives you red at just the regular price.

    That Red Subie looks like Mrs. j’s ‘18 Legacy except hers has the beige interior that looks a lot better than the black IMO.

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • breldbreld Member Posts: 5,917

    @carnaught said:
    @breld, still confused. What goes when you get get the Audi? I guess any one of the fleet is a candidate.

    The Tesla is meant as the stopgap. Though you’re right…by then anything could be a candidate.

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  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 5,527
    benjaminh said:

    Honda didn't charge extra for colors until about a year ago, but now red costs an extra $395. For an Acura red costs an extra $500. BMW charges 550 for red. Mazda charges $595 for their Soul Red. And Tesla charges $2000 extra for red.



    In contrast, Subaru still gives you red at just the regular price.

    That's weird. Here in Canada all colors except silver or grey are only $300 more. Nissan used to that for the past 10+ years iirc. Their only free color was black.

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,308

    @roadburner said:
    I've been monitoring a G42 2 Series Forum and the chip shortage is affecting HUD availability as well as SXM tuners. The cars are delivered as "SXM ready" which means the customer will have to add the tuner later at extra cost. Too bad the chip debacle doesn't affect sunroof availability instead...

    What’s the problem? Are you afraid the the roof will leak and the music will get out? :s

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
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