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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,669

    tjc78 said:

    I took an on ramp pretty fast in the EQ the other day. My son noticed and said I was way over the limit posted for the ramp. Luckily he didn’t tell his mother!

    When I take a corner "briskly" my wife rarely looks up from he Kindle. The only thing she doesn't like is my participation in the Stoplight Grand Prix. My son knows not to mention those escapades.
    While I don’t engage in any street racing I have been known to take a corner a bit faster than the posted limit. That panics my oldest son who is not a car guy so I have to be satisfied doing it on my own.

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  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 19,094
    When I clicked on your link I didn't see any truck and trailer. I saw a cop handcuffing a shopping cart to the door handle of a nasty woman's car.

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Member Posts: 7,560

    I have lured another BMW CCA member over to the Dark Side; he was looking at an M340i and wound up in a C43 at my suggestion. Another guy on the list is also looking at an M340i and I think I might be able to convince him to join me as well.

    BWA HA HA HA!

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    Such vengeance.

    jmonroe
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  • tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,923

    @stickguy
    I didn’t realize the size difference between a Ram and a Maverick.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,550
    lot of compensation going on there it seems!

    but yes, the Maverick is not small by any objective measure. FS pickups are just absurdly huge now.

    I saw a could of generation old Silverado today. GMT400 maybe. standard cab, short bed stepside. A sport model I think. Looked tiny compared to a modern version. The front end, not just the cab and bed.

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  • corvettecorvette Member Posts: 10,265
    I checked the dashcam I finally installed Maverick, and discovered it is not recording. The last images were from when I had the Tundra. Looking at the manual, I realized that it is designed not to record if it is connected to a computer as an external drive. D'oh! I have it plugged in to the Maverick's built-in USB port, so I'm sure it thinks it's connected as a drive. Since the wiring is already run, I ordered a USB data blocker, which should give it straight 5v with no data (and thus no capability to think it's connected to a computer).
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Member Posts: 7,560

    tjc78 said:

    I took an on ramp pretty fast in the EQ the other day. My son noticed and said I was way over the limit posted for the ramp. Luckily he didn’t tell his mother!

    When I take a corner "briskly" my wife rarely looks up from he Kindle. The only thing she doesn't like is my participation in the Stoplight Grand Prix. My son knows not to mention those escapades.
    While I don’t engage in any street racing I have been known to take a corner a bit faster than the posted limit. That panics my oldest son who is not a car guy so I have to be satisfied doing it on my own.
    When my son was a toddler I drove him to daycare in my 5 speed manual 1984 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. The daycare was at the end of a very twisting two lane. No airbags, so my son's car seat was installed in the front passenger seat. One day my wife took him to daycare in her Pathfinder where he rode in the center of the back seat. After she turned on to the road to the daycare he said, "Mommy, nobody is in front of you." My wife asked him why he said that and he said, "Because you can go fast!" "Does Daddy go fast?" she asked. He answered, "Yeah, Daddy goes FAST!"
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    And that was your first father/son talk. :'(

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis Ultimate just like jmonroe's. '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,669
    ab348 said:

    When I clicked on your link I didn't see any truck and trailer. I saw a cop handcuffing a shopping cart to the door handle of a nasty woman's car.

    Well, that’s strange. The video I shared shows pretty clear a truck pulling a utility trailer camping in the left lane.

    Maybe because it’s international your system defaults to something else.

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  • tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,923

    @stickguy said:
    lot of compensation going on there it seems!

    but yes, the Maverick is not small by any objective measure. FS pickups are just absurdly huge now.

    I saw a could of generation old Silverado today. GMT400 maybe. standard cab, short bed stepside. A sport model I think. Looked tiny compared to a modern version. The front end, not just the cab and bed.

    LoL. I admit I’m one of those truck drivers who nearly never use anywhere near the capacity! I do love all the interior room though.

    2023 Mercedes EQE 350 4Matic / 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn, Built to Serve

  • corvettecorvette Member Posts: 10,265
    Got the dashcam working in the Maverick. As suspected, the infotainment was connecting to it as a storage device, and that inhibited it from recording. A USB data blocker accessory fixed that issue. I hope that doesn't make the (now longer) plug assembly extend far enough back that I hit it when reaching for the shift knob, but we'll see.

    The Volt is a different story. I bought a dashcam hardwire kit from Amazon that includes a fuse tap. The fuse tap had some fitment issues in this application, but seemed to work. When I started running the wiring, I discovered that I couldn't remove the A-pillar trim (apparently you just have to pull extremely hard, but I pulled as hard as I was comfortable, and it wouldn't budge). The infotainment USB ports in the Volt are always on, although I suspect there is some sort of battery drain protection that kicks in at a certain point. I later discovered that, unlike every other GM vehicle I and anyone I know has owned, the 12V outlet is switched. So I just need a long USB cable (ordered from Amazon) and should be able to route it on the passenger side.
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Member Posts: 7,560

    On another board people were commenting on the IIHS report whining about the design of the front ends of full-size pickups and their effect on pedestrians when involved in collisions. I commented that pedestrian safety standards for vehicles were an unwarranted interference with the law of natural selection. That got the ball rolling.

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    I guess these pedestrian whiners would like vehicles to have foam front ends. I was taught to look both ways, twice. When you come right down to it, you don’t have to pick a fight with pickups of any size, a Yugo will get the job done.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis Ultimate just like jmonroe's. '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,795

    On another board people were commenting on the IIHS report whining about the design of the front ends of full-size pickups and their effect on pedestrians when involved in collisions. I commented that pedestrian safety standards for vehicles were an unwarranted interference with the law of natural selection. That got the ball rolling.

    YES!!!!! :D
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,550

    My son saw this today while out walking. He said it’s been under a car cover for a long time so he did not know what it was until now. They had an estate sale a few weeks ago so likely an old guys baby which is now an orphan.

    Looks super clean though.

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 57,168
    That Lincoln would be right up @tjc78 s alley. Looks no newer than 1984 maybe.
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,550

    He said it was an 84

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  • tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,923
    edited November 2023

    I like that a lot. 84 sounds right, it’s definitely not 85+.

    Signature Series too!

    2023 Mercedes EQE 350 4Matic / 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn, Built to Serve

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,669
    edited November 2023
    jmonroe1 said:

    On another board people were commenting on the IIHS report whining about the design of the front ends of full-size pickups and their effect on pedestrians when involved in collisions. I commented that pedestrian safety standards for vehicles were an unwarranted interference with the law of natural selection. That got the ball rolling.

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    I guess these pedestrian whiners would like vehicles to have foam front ends. I was taught to look both ways, twice. When you come right down to it, you don’t have to pick a fight with pickups of any size, a Yugo will get the job done.

    jmonroe
    You haven’t lived until you’ve done a 12 hour shift moving cars in an airport garage. Adults, kids, dogs all running out in front of you from between cars or wandering behind your rear bumper as you try to back into parking slots. I mean, what do they think those lights are on the back of cars?

    Last week i had it out with one of our rental agents who ran behind my car as i backed up. Missed her by inches Her response was “well, i had to check out the car behind you”. I told her that really wasn’t the point, was it, and she said “don’t worry, you wouldn’t have hit me, I’m quick”. Clueless.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,669
    stickguy said:

    My son saw this today while out walking. He said it’s been under a car cover for a long time so he did not know what it was until now. They had an estate sale a few weeks ago so likely an old guys baby which is now an orphan.

    Looks super clean though.

    I’ll be right over.😄

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2013 Ford F-150, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,550
    well, it is only about 15 minutes from you so give them a call!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD, 2023 Maverick hybrid Lariat luxury package.

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Member Posts: 7,560
    stickguy said:

    well, it is only about 15 minutes from you so give them a call!

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    That car looks like it’s in amazing shape. More than likely the tires are dry rotted or close to it. It would be interesting to know what it sells for.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis Ultimate just like jmonroe's. '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 32,945

    @stickguy said:
    My son saw this today while out walking. He said it’s been under a car cover for a long time so he did not know what it was until now. They had an estate sale a few weeks ago so likely an old guys baby which is now an orphan.

    Looks super clean though.

    How much?

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  • tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,923

    I’m gonna guess $7500

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,550
    no price on the sign. If you want to know, give them a call!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD, 2023 Maverick hybrid Lariat luxury package.

  • corvettecorvette Member Posts: 10,265
    If you have to ask, you can't afford it!
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Member Posts: 19,320
    My monitor isn't good enough to read the phone #.
    I read FOR SALE. ;)
    2023 Ford Explorer ST, 91 Mustang GT vert
  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 19,094
    207-4631? @stickguy can give you the area code I couldn’t quite make out.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,550
    312-307-6621

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD, 2023 Maverick hybrid Lariat luxury package.

  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 19,094
    stickguy said:

    312-307-6621

    Hope nobody used my wrong try at deciphering the number! ;)

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 237,123

    867-5309? B)

    Tommy TuTone in Feb, 2020

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  • MichaellMichaell Moderator Posts: 241,289
    edited November 2023
    I saw Tommy TuTone play at Disneyland for my Grad Nite, in 1982.

    Of course, either the year before or the year after, they had U2 at the park.

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  • breldbreld Member Posts: 6,710
    Michaell said:

    I saw Tommy TuTone play at Disneyland for my Grad Nite, in 1982.

    Of course, either the year before or the year after, they had U2 at the park.

    I've had a few co-workers attend the U2 show at The Sphere...sounds like quite the experience.

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  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,795
    Wow. You must have added a lot of electrons during that interval.... ?
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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Member Posts: 7,560
    xwesx said:

    Wow. You must have added a lot of electrons during that interval.... ?

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    Either that or he’s a typical EV owner that exaggerates. Then again it could be a decimal point problem. B)

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis Ultimate just like jmonroe's. '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 17,358
    I plug it in every night. I had driven 477 miles and I filled up with 4.44 gallons of Shell V-Power 93; according to the OBC only 79 miles were driven using the IC motor.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Member Posts: 19,320
    edited November 2023
    He's got that fabled 100 MPG carburetor. :D
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  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 19,094

    I plug it in every night. I had driven 477 miles and I filled up with 4.44 gallons of Shell V-Power 93; according to the OBC only 79 miles were driven using the IC motor.

    So, your honor, let the record show that you got a rousing 17.79 miles per gallon of gas and an unknown number of miles per kw/h. 👨‍⚖️

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  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,795

    I plug it in every night. I had driven 477 miles and I filled up with 4.44 gallons of Shell V-Power 93; according to the OBC only 79 miles were driven using the IC motor.

    I imagine it is still a substantial cost savings versus gasoline-only operation during that interval!
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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Member Posts: 16,431

    @xwesx said:
    I imagine it is still a substantial cost savings versus gasoline-only operation during that interval!

    I know it’s not free, but it definitely doesn’t cost nearly as much as filling up every week. On his last tank, my son drove 666.7 miles before he had to fill up again. He would have been able to go further if the jeep hadn’t gone into FORM. I want to say that’s the first time we’ve filled up in about a month.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 17,358
    Horses for courses, as the Brits like to say. At the end of the day I drove it to work as well as a couple of longer jaunts over the course of a month and I had to buy less than 4.5 gallons of fuel. When I has the i3 REx I also plugged it in every night and I really didn't notice much difference in my electric bill, and the same has been true so far with the 4xe.
    I'll be the first to admit that I have the optimum daily commute for this particular PHEV. If you drive 75-100 miles per day it would not be a good choice. In my case I needed a relatively compact vehicle with true off-road capability- so that meant either a Bronco, a Defender 100 or a Wrangler. The local Ford and LR dealers are less than exemplary, and my TJ served me well for over 21 years- so it was easy an easy decision to remain loyal to the marque.

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  • corvettecorvette Member Posts: 10,265
    nyccarguy said:

    I know it’s not free, but it definitely doesn’t cost nearly as much as filling up every week.

    Exactly, also, the cost is somewhat hidden by the fact that it's part of your electric bill, which varies from month to month, so it's less likely to be noticeable.
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Member Posts: 7,560
    corvette said:

    nyccarguy said:

    I know it’s not free, but it definitely doesn’t cost nearly as much as filling up every week.

    Exactly, also, the cost is somewhat hidden by the fact that it's part of your electric bill, which varies from month to month, so it's less likely to be noticeable.
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    To get more accurate monthly readings, owners of EV’s should ask their utility to install new meters with more decimal points. :|

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 17,358
    Comparing my October 2023 electric bill to my October 2022 bill shows that I paid $28.15 more in 2023. I've often seen larger differences from year to year, so it will be interesting to see the November bill.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Member Posts: 16,431

    My biggest problem with the Wrangler is what to replace it with at the attractive $508 per month price point. My plan from the beginning was to try and get out of it sometime at the end of year 2. Month 24 of my 36 month lease will be at the end of March. Perfect time to sell/trade my bright blue, 4 door, 4WD convertible, with a power top. Besides the large property tax bill I received from my city I have no complaints.

    What to replace it with? Another Wrangler 4xe with not so many options is certainly a possibility. There seems to be deals (right now, things could change by then) on Accords. A few brokers have Hybrid Touring Accords at $4K off which has them leasing around $450 per month including tax, I was browsing the lot of the Toyota dealer when my truck was in for service last week. I saw a white Camry SE AWD with heated seats & steering wheel that had a $32.5K sticker. With an upcoming redesign, there might be deals to be had on outgoing models.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Member Posts: 16,431

    I’ve learned a lot from driving my base no option Tacoma SR for the past 5,500 miles. It actually drives better than the $42K + TRD Sport I had a few years ago. My commute is just terrible. There used to be light traffic in the AM and moderate traffic on the way home with some bad days sprinkled in. Now my 32 mile drive in takes an hour. That’s leaving before 6:30 AM. The ride home takes between 1 hour & 15 minutes to 1 hour and a half.

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