Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

1270927102712271427152740

Comments

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,483
    edited May 23
    Congrats stickguy,
    We've been throwing out/donating/giving away stuff for over a couple of months.
    Also, cleaning/fixing/replacing/painting for at least the last month.
    Guy is coming to take pictures tomorrow.
    House goes on the market in about 2 weeks.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,956
    Thanks all. New place does have a basement. Half finished (about 500 SF) with egress window and full bath. Big plus. Plenty of storage and workbench space in the other half, and potential to make another big room, not that we need it.

    We have been slowly thinning the place out since last fall. Pace is about to drastically Pick up.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,761

    @stickguy said:
    Thanks all. New place does have a basement. Half finished (about 500 SF) with egress window and full bath. Big plus. Plenty of storage and workbench space in the other half, and potential to make another big room, not that we need it.

    We have been slowly thinning the place out since last fall. Pace is about to drastically Pick up.

    One thing I’m so happy we have is the full bathroom in the basement. Very convenient if we have guests so they don’t have to share the upstairs hall bath with my kids.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • breldbreld Member Posts: 6,170
    Did I miss it...what's the garage/vehicle parking situation at the new house @stickguy?

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

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,483
    COVID in the northeast seems to hit harder than other parts of the country.
    I wear a mask anytime I go inside a public building.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 13,149
    mjfloyd1 said:

    I’m waiting on comments about taking $7000 out of an IRA to buy a hot tub…🙃

    Would have been a better financial move back in December 2021 for sure!!!!!!
    '15 Audi Misano Red Pearl S4, '16 Audi TTS Daytona Gray Pearl, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,688
    @stickguy, good luck with the move. Hope the new place is everything you and Mrs. @stickguy wanted. Man, I don’t envy you though; I think I’d rather rehab a house than move out of one.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZMember Posts: 5,310
    stickguy said:

    Given our abundance of stuff (not mine!) and the owner of said stuff having emotional attachment issues, this may be painful.

    I don't envy you your next few weeks/months. I live with a borderline hoarder, so feel your pain. Hang in there!

    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,142

    @graphicguy said:

    I’m still amazed at people buying used cars for a price that is over what they cost new. It’s amazing to me what I’m seeing used cars sell for overall, right now. It’s worse than the price gouging on new cars, and that’s pretty bad, currently.

    Based on my prior experience I should have known better, but I checked out the Mach 1 inventories of a few SC Ford dealers; most all were charging $4k to $5k over MSRP for cars with over 2k miles on them. And they were the base models at that.


    That is so depressing.

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,142
    stickguy said:

    Wish us luck people. We just had an offer accepted on a house up near old farmer. Clock is ticking on getting this place ready to list then get ready to move.

    Given our abundance of stuff (not mine!) and the owner of said stuff having emotional attachment issues, this may be painful. Hopefully worth it in the end.

    That’s great news. I won’t even question why you want to live here but congratulations.

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

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,483
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,142

    COVID in the northeast seems to hit harder than other parts of the country.
    I wear a mask anytime I go inside a public building.

    I hear monkey pox was just detected in NYC. Better break out the full body condom. :o

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

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,455

    I’m> @explorerx4 said:

    And that’s a 2021. Crazy

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,956
    Yup.this place is smaller
    breld said:

    Did I miss it...what's the garage/vehicle parking situation at the new house @stickguy?

    2 car garage with a single door. pretty roomy. big enough driveway to park 2 cars side by side. So not getting extra garage space (that was always a long shot). But I will make do. at least it isn't a lot of acreage to shovel!

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,362

    Congrats @stickguy !

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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,994
    stickguy said:

    Yup.this place is smaller

    breld said:

    Did I miss it...what's the garage/vehicle parking situation at the new house @stickguy?

    2 car garage with a single door. pretty roomy. big enough driveway to park 2 cars side by side. So not getting extra garage space (that was always a long shot). But I will make do. at least it isn't a lot of acreage to shovel!
    The more important question is: do you have a jumbo-sized snowblower? Or maybe get a snowplow attachment for the Maverick!

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,956
    I have snow shovels. Shorter driveway, should be enough.

    Maybe a younger neighbor will take pity on the seniors and blow off the driveway!

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

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,737
    stickguy said:

    I have snow shovels. Shorter driveway, should be enough.

    Maybe a younger neighbor will take pity on the seniors and blow off the driveway!

    Your local Mr Haney has you covered.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 207,907
    Car shopping story:

    Someone hit my wife's friend's car, while parked. Totaled it.
    2010 RAV4 with 80K miles
    Insurance paid her $14,600.

    Now shopping for another used crossover. $25K-$27K range, OTD, including taxes.

    Shewww.... maybe the worst time in history to shop for a car. So far, the best candidate is FWD 2017 Nissan Rogue with 23K miles. About $27K. :/

    Edmunds Price Checker
    Edmunds Lease Calculator
    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!

    Edmunds Moderator

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,362
    kyfdx said:

    Car shopping story:

    Someone hit my wife's friend's car, while parked. Totaled it.
    2010 RAV4 with 80K miles
    Insurance paid her $14,600.

    Now shopping for another used crossover. $25K-$27K range, OTD, including taxes.

    Shewww.... maybe the worst time in history to shop for a car. So far, the best candidate is FWD 2017 Nissan Rogue with 23K miles. About $27K. :/

    Wow. That's rough.

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

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,737
    It maybe worth spending a bit more and buying new and not a 5yr old car. Locally you can buy a new VW Taos nicely equipped, roomy like the Rogue for around $28-29k.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,163
    edited May 24
    sda said:

    It maybe worth spending a bit more and buying new and not a 5yr old car.

    That's what I was thinking, if they can find one they can get for MSRP. Payout on the 12+ year old RAV4 seems generous.
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,142
    ab348 said:

    stickguy said:

    Yup.this place is smaller

    breld said:

    Did I miss it...what's the garage/vehicle parking situation at the new house @stickguy?

    2 car garage with a single door. pretty roomy. big enough driveway to park 2 cars side by side. So not getting extra garage space (that was always a long shot). But I will make do. at least it isn't a lot of acreage to shovel!
    The more important question is: do you have a jumbo-sized snowblower? Or maybe get a snowplow attachment for the Maverick!
    More importantly does he have an appointment with a good rust proofing shop?

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

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,956
    Definitely buy new.

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

  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,459
    kyfdx said:

    Car shopping story:

    Someone hit my wife's friend's car, while parked. Totaled it.
    2010 RAV4 with 80K miles
    Insurance paid her $14,600.

    Now shopping for another used crossover. $25K-$27K range, OTD, including taxes.

    Shewww.... maybe the worst time in history to shop for a car. So far, the best candidate is FWD 2017 Nissan Rogue with 23K miles. About $27K. :/

    Might want to look at one of those Mitsubishi Outlander Sports. Have never driven one, but an acquaintance just bought one. His ‘97 Lincoln dropped a transmission. It needed numerous and sundry other things, too. One of the few times where it wasn’t worth repairing in today’s crazy market.

    He kicked tires on a bunch of used vehicles. As noted, their prices are more outrageous than new vehicles.

    The Mitsubishi came in at $26K, all in. Not my cup ‘o tea, but it seemed to be well equipped. Plus, from what I understand, they come with a generous new car warranty.

    Might be worth a look-see!
    2022 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,956

    ab348 said:

    stickguy said:

    Yup.this place is smaller

    breld said:

    Did I miss it...what's the garage/vehicle parking situation at the new house @stickguy?

    2 car garage with a single door. pretty roomy. big enough driveway to park 2 cars side by side. So not getting extra garage space (that was always a long shot). But I will make do. at least it isn't a lot of acreage to shovel!
    The more important question is: do you have a jumbo-sized snowblower? Or maybe get a snowplow attachment for the Maverick!
    More importantly does he have an appointment with a good rust proofing shop?
    I don’t go out when roads are salty.

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

  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,459
    @rayainsw …..Get well soon. Hope it’s a brief and non-eventful recovery!
    2022 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,483
    @stickguy,
    Just go to the carwash once a month in the winter. You should be fine.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,816
    Ugh…We may be in the same situation as @kyfdx’s wife’s friend. My MiL hydroplaned yesterday and hit a guardrail nearly head-on. She slid through the grass so that scrubbed some speed and no airbags deployed.

    She’s fine but her 2015 Forester Premium is not. Entire front is smashed and I noted that the passenger fender pushed back into the door. Last I remember it was somewhere around 80k miles as well.

    She is on a fixed income so we would have to make due with whatever Progressive pays out if it is indeed totaled.
    I’m guessing that would be in the 14-16k range and a quick search says we are looking at an older CUV with more miles. She needs AWD where she lives and due to mobility, the added height of an CUV for ingress/egress.

    2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe Granite Crystal over Saddle
    2017 BMW X1 Jet Black over Mocha
    2011 BMW 328i Jet Black over Tan

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,483
    I'm pretty shocked the airbags didn't deploy in that collision. It looks like it was a pretty hard one.
    Glad she is OK.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,816
    I was too. Only thing I can think is the ‘guardrail’ is actually the wire type fence you see in the background.

    2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe Granite Crystal over Saddle
    2017 BMW X1 Jet Black over Mocha
    2011 BMW 328i Jet Black over Tan

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,994


    Might want to look at one of those Mitsubishi Outlander Sports. Have never driven one, but an acquaintance just bought one. His ‘97 Lincoln dropped a transmission. It needed numerous and sundry other things, too. One of the few times where it wasn’t worth repairing in today’s crazy market.

    I was just about to suggest a Mitsu look-see as well. Not because their vehicles are great, but because I recently saw a post that stated they are one of the few manufacturers with something close to normal inventory. I guess that is an unexpected side effect of people forgetting you are still in the car business.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,994

    @stickguy,
    Just go to the carwash once a month in the winter. You should be fine.

    Automatic car washes use recycled water for at least part of the wash cycle, which in the winter is full of dissolved salt. I would advise caution on that strategy.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,994
    stickguy said:

    I have snow shovels. Shorter driveway, should be enough.

    Maybe a younger neighbor will take pity on the seniors and blow off the driveway!

    Just remember that upstate NY is not the same as the balmy climes of New Jersey. You will soon come to hate snow and snow shovels.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • laurasdadalaurasdada Member Posts: 4,031
    Congrats and good luck, Stick.
    Ray, hopefully a full, painless recovery now that the worst is over.
    AU, glad MIL is OK.

    Was in NYC over the weekend, masks were certainly not the rule, other than the small theater we were in. So, fingers and immune system crossed for us.

    A fond, but bittersweet adieu to my '13 Jaguar XF. And so, I present this laurel, and hearty handshake to the new boss; '21 Audi A7 PHEV. '09 Jag XK , '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco ; all special to me. And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... I've yet to buy a car I didn't like. Although, do I really want to drive a car that would have someone such as me as its owner?

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,142
    edited May 24

    kyfdx said:

    Car shopping story:

    Someone hit my wife's friend's car, while parked. Totaled it.
    2010 RAV4 with 80K miles
    Insurance paid her $14,600.

    Now shopping for another used crossover. $25K-$27K range, OTD, including taxes.

    Shewww.... maybe the worst time in history to shop for a car. So far, the best candidate is FWD 2017 Nissan Rogue with 23K miles. About $27K. :/

    Might want to look at one of those Mitsubishi Outlander Sports. Have never driven one, but an acquaintance just bought one. His ‘97 Lincoln dropped a transmission. It needed numerous and sundry other things, too. One of the few times where it wasn’t worth repairing in today’s crazy market.

    He kicked tires on a bunch of used vehicles. As noted, their prices are more outrageous than new vehicles.

    The Mitsubishi came in at $26K, all in. Not my cup ‘o tea, but it seemed to be well equipped. Plus, from what I understand, they come with a generous new car warranty.

    Might be worth a look-see!
    Mitsu has been using the same CVT transmissions as Nissan. Might want to research reliability before buying especially if his last car died from tranny failure.

    The Outlanders I’ve driven have nice interiors and lots of electronic features. The only negative is a tendency to wander in lane on the highway. The Outlander Sport is a smaller cheaper verson and not as nice.

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,362
    rayainsw said:

    I know I have missed a lot here in the past few days.
    COVID sent me to the ER Saturday night.
    [ Yup, Vaccinated & Boosted. ]
    VERY un-fun experience.
    Seem to be on the mend.
    - Ray
    Hope everyone here is doing MUCH better than me...

    Get better soon my friend!

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,142
    stickguy said:

    ab348 said:

    stickguy said:

    Yup.this place is smaller

    breld said:

    Did I miss it...what's the garage/vehicle parking situation at the new house @stickguy?

    2 car garage with a single door. pretty roomy. big enough driveway to park 2 cars side by side. So not getting extra garage space (that was always a long shot). But I will make do. at least it isn't a lot of acreage to shovel!
    The more important question is: do you have a jumbo-sized snowblower? Or maybe get a snowplow attachment for the Maverick!
    More importantly does he have an appointment with a good rust proofing shop?
    I don’t go out when roads are salty.
    So…you only plan on driving in July? :*

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

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 13,149
    edited May 24
    nyccarguy said:

    @iluvmysephia1 said:

    90K miles and 0-60 in 9.7 seconds…. Let that soak in for a few minutes.

    I don't get what you mean. You're thinking the engine is shot already?

    You mentioned something about buying a “fun” car. 0-60 in 9.7 seconds isn’t my idea of fun. That’s all I was saying.


    8.8 in the Kia is actually moving, but 9.7 is a turd, even for a turtle. I believe the Neon was 8.8 from 1995, only 27 years ago.

    Of course, the Neon's 0-60 time was often INFINITY, because Chrysler life.
    '15 Audi Misano Red Pearl S4, '16 Audi TTS Daytona Gray Pearl, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,142
    au1994 said:

    Ugh…We may be in the same situation as @kyfdx’s wife’s friend. My MiL hydroplaned yesterday and hit a guardrail nearly head-on. She slid through the grass so that scrubbed some speed and no airbags deployed.

    She’s fine but her 2015 Forester Premium is not. Entire front is smashed and I noted that the passenger fender pushed back into the door. Last I remember it was somewhere around 80k miles as well.

    She is on a fixed income so we would have to make due with whatever Progressive pays out if it is indeed totaled.
    I’m guessing that would be in the 14-16k range and a quick search says we are looking at an older CUV with more miles. She needs AWD where she lives and due to mobility, the added height of an CUV for ingress/egress.

    Kia Sportage AWD starts around $25K for some trims.

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

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,737
    ab348 said:


    Might want to look at one of those Mitsubishi Outlander Sports. Have never driven one, but an acquaintance just bought one. His ‘97 Lincoln dropped a transmission. It needed numerous and sundry other things, too. One of the few times where it wasn’t worth repairing in today’s crazy market.

    I was just about to suggest a Mitsu look-see as well. Not because their vehicles are great, but because I recently saw a post that stated they are one of the few manufacturers with something close to normal inventory. I guess that is an unexpected side effect of people forgetting you are still in the car business.
    The local Mitsubishi dealers are adding insane market adjustment mark ups. No thanks.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,362
    andres3 said:

    nyccarguy said:

    Gorgeous '98 Type SH with 63K miles just sold for $27K

    https://carsandbids.com/auctions/3yXjWEP7/1998-honda-prelude-type-sh

    $27,000 is S4 money at that mileage. And were talking 7 years old rather than 24. Even after being burned; I'd take my chances on the S4 at that money. Don't get me wrong, I like the Prelude, but it is a 4-cylinder motor with FWD.

    How much was this Prelude when new?

    Gives me an idea, Honda should resurrect the Prelude to beat the BRZ and be a RWD 2023 Prelude.
    Sticker price was $26K & change when new. A $27,000 S4 doesn't interest me. I like the S4 and think it is a cool car. At it's price point and given my personal perception and experience with Audi products, I'd make sure it would be something I lease well within the boundaries of Audi's 4 year/50K warranty. Without even looking, I'm quite sure it would cost more to lease than my 4Xe Wrangler and the S4 doesn't come with a power retractable roof that opens up 3/4 of the way back:)

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,362
    edited May 24
    Anybody see how the 40th Anniversary 4Runner is equipped?

    Forget it. Just a Jazzed up SR5, not even a premium

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,761

    @nyccarguy said:
    Anybody see how the 40th Anniversary 4Runner is equipped?

    Forget it. Just a Jazzed up SR5, not even a premium

    Yeah, I don’t get that miss. Why wouldn’t they offer it on the higher trim packages.

    I also see a lot of criticism of “only” 17” wheels

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,761

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,688
    @rayainsw, hope you get passed this very soon and back to your old self.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,956
    Off road rigs should have smaller wheels and bigger sidewalls.

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

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,956
    Also I already hate snow and snow shovels. I might be spending a lot of time inside. My office will be in a nice side space in finished basement. Which also has a full bath, big screen TV and I plan to add a little bar. I could stay down there for months if my wife will deliver food!

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

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,688
    @au1994, good to hear your MIL is OK. As expensive and inconvenient as a car accident is, walking away unharmed is more important.

    We know you’ll help your MIL find a suitable replacement car but don’t think for a minute you’re going to get credit for that punch. B)

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
Sign In or Register to comment.