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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,389
    Red vehicle owners are kindred spirits.

    :)
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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,624

    Happy Birthday @stickguy

    Re: red cars
    I’ve had several burgundy. One of my favorite exterior colors. (89 MGM, 98 Olds 88, 09 Genesis, 2017 Enclave)

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,682

    Happy Birthday, Stick. Although will it be without a new car?!

    considering my last new car only has 1,300 miles on it, yes.

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

  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZMember Posts: 5,287
    stickguy said:

    well, if a dealer wants a good survey, they should give good service and experience.

    This pretty much falls into the "duh" category, not that it matters.

    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZMember Posts: 5,287
    Michaell said:

    @cdnpinhead - I coulda had it shipped, but I couldn't bear the thought of you going crazy with that decision.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    You can't imagine how much I don't really care. I enjoy seeing cars being driven as opposed to being collected. I don't see a lot of that around here.

    Sorry.
    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • greg128greg128 Member Posts: 499
    henryn said:

    Michaell said:

    Order in ... expected punch in 8-10 months.

    This is for an ID.4, correct?
    Looks like they will be making them in Tennessee so you won't have to worry about it winding up in the bottom of the ocean like a bunch of VW EV's on their way from Germany a few months back.

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 204,930
    greg128 said:

    henryn said:

    Michaell said:

    Order in ... expected punch in 8-10 months.

    This is for an ID.4, correct?
    Looks like they will be making them in Tennessee so you won't have to worry about it winding up in the bottom of the ocean like a bunch of VW EV's on their way from Germany a few months back.

    The GM of the VW dealership mentioned that on Tuesday when I talked with him.

    I suspect most VW dealers in North America will be glad to see that line get up and running ASAP.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,409

    @Michaell said:
    Looks like I'm flying to CA in a few weeks to visit my family (first visit with the granddaughter!) and bring the Sonata back to CO.

    I'm having my sister get a new head unit put in with CarPlay compatibility so I won't be bored out of my mind on the drive home.

    @cdnpinhead - I coulda had it shipped, but I couldn't bear the thought of you going crazy with that decision.

    Wait just a minute. I thought we were going to vote and as a group decide how people retrieved their vehicles? 🤣😂

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 13,105
    stickguy said:

    benjaminh said:

    stickguy said:

    kyfdx said:

    stickguy said:

    corvette said:

    Today's insanity: Found a slightly used Maverick XLT, incorrectly labeled as a Maverick XL. Ecoboost AWD, CoPilot 360, bed cover, bed liner, heated seats (so I'm assuming it has the XLT Luxury package). I'm guessing it stickered around $30k. Cars.com says it's a bargain at $43k, and that the market price is closer to $53k.

    I really like my Lariat, but if somebody offers me $40k for it, I am taking it and going shopping!
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    Troublemaker. I’m actually afraid to try it! Wouldn’t do it anyway until I figure out our moving situation. Or my next one arrives!
    What's the latest update of when your hybrid Maverick arrives? At that point you should be able to get a nice profit on one of them.
    I have heard nothing. Based on the forums I assume September maybe at best. I would actually prefer to get bumped to 2023 but I doubt it’s happening.
    I always figure 10% extra for CA.
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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,772
    I'm a past member as well.

    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

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,623

    I'm a past member as well.

    What year and 5 version is that? Sharp. Automatic, not. A good friend had a black 76 525 (?) Automatic. He bought it cheap. It was a good runner and I really enjoyed driving it. It had a really nice balance of ride and handling. He wished it was a manual as the automatic blunted performance. IIRC at 70 mph it was around 4K rpm.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,772
    sda said:

    I'm a past member as well.

    What year and 5 version is that? Sharp. Automatic, not. A good friend had a black 76 525 (?) Automatic. He bought it cheap. It was a good runner and I really enjoyed driving it. It had a really nice balance of ride and handling. He wished it was a manual as the automatic blunted performance. IIRC at 70 mph it was around 4K rpm.
    It's an E28; a1987 535is- the "s" denoting the M Technic airdam and rear spoiler, sport suspension and sport seats.

    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

  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXMember Posts: 3,626
    edited April 27
    I have owned in the past two red cars and one red truck. Nothing currently though.

    This was my last red car. I eventually sold it as I could not stop the slow leaks through those chrome rims, and I couldn't find any replacement wheels that I liked for less than $1,200.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 204,930
    We had our radon detection system installed when we moved into our house 4 years ago.

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  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXMember Posts: 3,626
    Radon levels are generally very low in this part of the world (Houston). If you're curious, look at the map here.

    https://geodata.epa.gov/Radon/
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 204,930
    Looks like a great time!

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,590

    So awesome!

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,682
    more fun than my job!

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 206,952
    That's really cool. I did a BMW track day at KY Speedway in 2020. Hit 141 mph in an M8 Competition at the end of the straight (with me driving). 617 hp, though.

    The Cayman is just about my favorite car, but I'd have been all over that Ferrari ride.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 206,952
    pensfan83 said:

    BMW is out of hibernation as of today so I'll add to the red car parade soon. Inspection runs out on Saturday. Oops 🤦‍♂️

    I'll just wait for @pensfan83 to post pictures of my red car.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,409

    @cdnpinhead said:
    Thank you for your consideration.

    You can't imagine how much I don't really care. I enjoy seeing cars being driven as opposed to being collected. I don't see a lot of that around here.

    Sorry.

    I hope I get a pass. I used an online buying program and traded crv for crv hybrid. Indiana to California is a long way and I have a job…

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,364
    For 2023, Toyota is releasing a manual Supra. Only 500 units for the U S. They'll go quick.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,682
    I would not mind having one.

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,309
    2001 Black Type SH Prelude with 162,000 miles just popped up on FB marketplace for $4,500. Next town over from me. I messaged the seller to see if the clutch had been changed and any required Timing Belt maintenance had been performed. He responded: "Yes. A few months ago."

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,682
    I am intrigued.

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

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,682
    But seems cheap if it just had $3k of major maintenance done.

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

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,682
    Looks like a used car lot!

    Sharp looking Volvo though.

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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,877
    qbrozen said:

    162k miles. It won’t be pretty, I’m sure.

    BTW, pics of volvo finally. Dealer had it back to us same day. Changed the evap purge valve and line.


    Why did that police cruiser follow you home? :p

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaMember Posts: 2,260
    nyccarguy said:

    2001 Black Type SH Prelude with 162,000 miles just popped up on FB marketplace for $4,500. Next town over from me. I messaged the seller to see if the clutch had been changed and any required Timing Belt maintenance had been performed. He responded: "Yes. A few months ago."

    That '01 EBP Prelude with 236K sold for $7,700.
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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,309

    @pensfan83 said:
    That '01 EBP Prelude with 236K sold for $7,700.

    Wow. And that was on BAT with their crazy fees.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2022 Highlander XLE AWD, 2022 Wrangler Unlimited 4Xe

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,309

    Since we can’t post MP ads here:



    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2022 Highlander XLE AWD, 2022 Wrangler Unlimited 4Xe

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,309

    And 2 more:


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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,389
    Boy, if that Prelude runs and drives at all, that would be a steal in today’s market. I would have to think being a manual transmission car mitigates some of the enthusiasm, as the group who’d like this car can’t drive them.

    Keep us posted if you make a run at it.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 206,952
    No title? Hmmm

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,772

    :( > @kyfdx said:

    That's really cool. I did a BMW track day at KY Speedway in 2020. Hit 141 mph in an M8 Competition at the end of the straight (with me driving). 617 hp, though.

    The Cayman is just about my favorite car, but I'd have been all over that Ferrari ride.

    I did the same event; my run group was full of complete cowards who would barely drive over 100. The fastest I saw was 117.

    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

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,364
    That Prelude hasn't been registered long, maybe a couple of years, if that's the real plate for it.
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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,309

    That Prelude hasn't been registered long, maybe a couple of years, if that's the real plate for it.

    My thoughts exactly. Both plates on my MY '22 SUVs have the new 2 letters & 5 number configuration.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2022 Highlander XLE AWD, 2022 Wrangler Unlimited 4Xe

  • breldbreld Member Posts: 6,155

    @tifighter said:
    On paper, this interests me. Then I think about trying to buy a limited run Supra. At a Toyota dealer. A root canal would feel like a vacation.

    I just emailed the salesperson at the dealership where I bought my Supra a couple years ago. We’ll see.

    2021 Polestar 2 - 2022 M340i - 2022 X5 - 2021 Bronco - 2004 330i ZHP

  • breldbreld Member Posts: 6,155

    @roadburner said:
    :( > @kyfdx said:

    That's really cool. I did a BMW track day at KY Speedway in 2020. Hit 141 mph in an M8 Competition at the end of the straight (with me driving). 617 hp, though.

    The Cayman is just about my favorite car, but I'd have been all over that Ferrari ride.

    I did the same event; my run group was full of complete cowards who would barely drive over 100. The fastest I saw was 117.

    Oh you would’ve hated me on the go kart track yesterday. In my group, the fastest lap was right around 60 seconds. My fastest lap…90 seconds! 😀

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  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZMember Posts: 5,287
    Michaell said:

    Looks like I'm flying to CA in a few weeks to visit my family (first visit with the granddaughter!) and bring the Sonata back to CO.

    @cdnpinhead - I coulda had it shipped, but I couldn't bear the thought of you going crazy with that decision.

    Yeah, lesson learned. The last time I got such a response was when I had the temerity to suggest that people should be able and willing to change a fuse in their car without consulting "the guy."

    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,590
    edited April 28
    I've said this before, but one of my favorite pass times is judging people's life choices without any context.

    Also when I first moved in to our new house, our neighbors thought I was into something nefarious because of how often I changed cars. Once I explained to them lease hacking and my obsession with cars, it made much more sense. Well no, it did not, but now they don't worry about it.
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 204,930
    Looks like a great time!
    breld said:

    @tifighter said:

    On paper, this interests me. Then I think about trying to buy a limited run Supra. At a Toyota dealer. A root canal would feel like a vacation.

    I just emailed the salesperson at the dealership where I bought my Supra a couple years ago. We’ll see.


    I wondered if you were going to do that.

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,504
    kyfdx said:

    pensfan83 said:

    BMW is out of hibernation as of today so I'll add to the red car parade soon. Inspection runs out on Saturday. Oops 🤦‍♂️

    I'll just wait for @pensfan83 to post pictures of my red car.
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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,623
    edited April 28


    After my wife and I married in 99 we moved into a house we had built. At the time I drove a 98 Mazda Millenia and the wife a 97 Altima GXE 5sp. Because I previously had a 96 Millenia, I quickly tired of the 98 and traded it in late 99 for a 98 Cadillac Catera (no comments please). My wife never really cared for the Altima especially as it was a rushed replacement for her 240 SX which had burned in a house fire before we married. Soon we bought her a new a 99 Passat 1.8t 5sp. I sold the Catera to CarMax and bought a new 00 Jetta GLX VR-6 which I eventually sold to my SIL. My wife was pregnant with our daughter and we were trying to cut down our monthly outlay. I bought a cheap used 99 Cutlass GLS. I was debating whether to put a sunroof in it and instead found a very clean 00 Intrigue GL with 13k and fully loaded w/sunroof and the 3.5 Shortstar V6. It was a sweet car, yet about a year later I found an 01 Aurora 4.0 that had my name on it. In the meantime we traded the Passat to do a 24 mo lease on an 03 Honda Odyessey to transport half the house and our daughter around. One of my neighbors questioned my sanity. lol. I just laughed and explained my love of cars. I've had many cars since, but my pace of trading has slowed considerably. My passion for cars is still strong and intact.

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