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  • mb_enthusiastmb_enthusiast IllinoisPosts: 151
    CarMax was a lifesaver when getting rid of the one I traded. My preferred Mercedes dealership, where the car had been sitting disabled for two weeks offered me only $3k for the 2011 car. It was in significant disrepair, obviously, no doubt. However, before the front right air strut and motor went out, they had offered me $5k. CarMax had appraised it for $7k that same week.

    Fast forward to the collapse, the Mercedes dealership was able to lock the strut in place so that I could drive it to CarMax for another appraisal. CarMax reiterated its $7k offer.

    The vast majority of dealerships I contacted with while shopping were willing to match CarMax sight unseen. AutoNation also matched them. One Audi dealership even agreed to beat CarMax and AutoNation by $500. $3k vs $7k is a big difference to me...

    However, when I was selling my Phaeton, they offered me only $4k and I ended up selling it on eBay for $7k.
    Two Mercedes plus an Audi, previously owned/leased BMWs, Volvos, and Volkswagens
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,808
    No PP listing yet. Wanted to make it quick and easy. It will continue to sit till I get back from vacay.

    '18 BMW 330xi; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 47-car history and counting!

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,920
    qbrozen said:

    No PP listing yet. Wanted to make it quick and easy. It will continue to sit till I get back from vacay.

    When are you out? If soon or already, have a great trip!
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,920
    edited June 14
    stickguy said:

    Looks ok for a beater. As long as it was cheap!

    Started out that way: I paid $1,500 for it.

    However, since then, I put another $350 into it for tires (it came with a nearly new set of Blizzak, but summer tread was s-h-o-t. The detail was $200, and I will replace the struts/shocks and motor mounts before I hand it off (another $200). With this stuff done, it's a solid, comfortable car. No regrets.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,864
    Sounds like a cool trip...enjoy!!
    Went to CarMax when I bought the Golf and they offered $1K more than VW did for my Tucson. Saved the print out and after showing it to the VW dealer, they matched it and got a thousand more. Worked for me at the time since I knew selling at just over one year of ownership was ludicrous...but I just wanted out of the Tucson badly and the Golf just literally blew me away! Also, since the wife had just bought her A3 the week before, she opened the door to buying German and the rest is history. She's still happy even though it's an appliance to her, an expensive one, but still, an appliance. And the fact that it's been flawless, icing on the cake.
    Suydam, thanks for the advice about my MacBook Pro, I'll do just that and if the kid doesn't take it for a trade-in, will just get a check and bank it.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,864
    My lead driver came over to my temp office today and tried to get me back, been there a week now. Only issue is one of the workers in the new office was fired on Thursday when I was off. Don't know all the particulars but, the locks were all changed this afternoon, whatever that means! So, looks like my stay has gone from permanent, to semi-permanent to...who knows. Just know that my new office manager told me to get used to working there for awhile!
    Works for me as it's closer to home, maybe saves me 8 miles or so and I'm getting some more time in working to right before 8 till 6, if not longer. Even though we close at 6, folks still show up at 5:58 to either drop off or pick up a vehicle. So all the way around, this new office works for me. Even volunteered for tomorrow but was told "thanks, but you're not needed. But might need you an extra day during the week", which to me means Thursday since I've got plans Tuesday. Don't mind doing that extra day but not every week, every other week could work or better, every 3 weeks. Since I never know how my pain score will be from day to day, don't want to temp the fates as they know every other day is the perfect schedule for me. Taking it easy on Tuesdays and Thursdays just works for me and anyways, I do not want to work full time anymore, will do up to 30 if necessary. But after that, would rather not.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,240
    qbrozen said:
    xwesx said:
    No PP listing yet. Wanted to make it quick and easy. It will continue to sit till I get back from vacay.
    When are you out? If soon or already, have a great trip!
    Thanks!
    Flight leaves JFK tomorrow night and arrives in Madrid at 11am Sunday. 
    Awesome!  Have an incredible trip!  ¡Buen viajes!

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,538
    qbrozen said:
    xwesx said:
    No PP listing yet. Wanted to make it quick and easy. It will continue to sit till I get back from vacay.
    When are you out? If soon or already, have a great trip!
    Thanks!
    Flight leaves JFK tomorrow night and arrives in Madrid at 11am Sunday. 
    Enjoy! We leave for vacation today too... but much closer to home 

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,410
    qbrozen said:
    xwesx said:
    No PP listing yet. Wanted to make it quick and easy. It will continue to sit till I get back from vacay.
    When are you out? If soon or already, have a great trip!
    Thanks!
    Flight leaves JFK tomorrow night and arrives in Madrid at 11am Sunday. 
    Have an amazing time! 

    2018 Audi Q7 - 2018 Audi A5 - 2017 Miata RF

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,240
    tjc78 said:


    qbrozen said:


    xwesx said:

    qbrozen said:

    No PP listing yet. Wanted to make it quick and easy. It will continue to sit till I get back from vacay.

    When are you out? If soon or already, have a great trip!

    Thanks!
    Flight leaves JFK tomorrow night and arrives in Madrid at 11am Sunday. 

    Enjoy! We leave for vacation today too... but much closer to home 

    Where are you going?

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,240
    curirio said:

    Glad to see people with this sickness in other part of the world.
    I thought we only have this sickness in Dubai, lol.

    Hi there @curirio . Welcome to Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous. What are you driving now? What have you bought or sold in the last 18 months - 2 years?

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,538
    nyccarguy said:

    tjc78 said:


    qbrozen said:


    xwesx said:

    qbrozen said:

    No PP listing yet. Wanted to make it quick and easy. It will continue to sit till I get back from vacay.

    When are you out? If soon or already, have a great trip!

    Thanks!
    Flight leaves JFK tomorrow night and arrives in Madrid at 11am Sunday. 

    Enjoy! We leave for vacation today too... but much closer to home 

    Where are you going?

    Jersey Shore, Wildwood Crest

    Leaving in a few with Mom, my family, SIL and her two kids. Cars are jammed!

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 742
    TJC have an nice vacation!
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 742
    QB you and your family have an nice vacation. To as whell!
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 742
    Sandman. Glad to here all of the grate news on the job! Yes one day at an time! Glad all is also whell with the family!
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 742
    welcome. To the new member above!
  • thebeanthebean Parts UnknownPosts: 1,046
    Regarding selling Apple equipment back to Apple - I did this a few months ago when I upgraded my Mac Mini to a newer version. What I got back was a gift card good at the Apple Store and not a check. This is clearly stated on the Apple website, so I knew what I was getting before I sent the old unit in. Fine with me, as I used it on a new iPhone.
    2015 Honda Accord EX, 2017 Honda Civic EX-T
  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 122,981
    Same... $98 for my old iPad.

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  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,056
    edited June 15
    Yes,it’s a gift card. I used mine to get the Apple care warranty for my new MacBook Air. But if you didn’t want to do that it still gives you instructions for how to erase your hard drive.
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,702

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,702
    Type your commentPics from the Edsel and Eleanor Ford house grounds. They’re getting ready for a charity car show fundraiser tomorrow. 
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,702

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 113,973
    corvette said:

    Type your commentPics from the Edsel and Eleanor Ford house grounds. They’re getting ready for a charity car show fundraiser tomorrow. 

    My aunt and uncle had a wagon version of that Pontiac. They used it to pull a 23' travel trailer from PA to CA when they moved to the left coast in 1978. My cousin learned to drive in it - she had an unfortunate tendancy to "aim" it down the road and not make the small course corrections to keep it centered in the lane. That must have been exciting for oncoming traffic.

    The Pontiac was replaced with a Suburban after a few years.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,702

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,873
    So the VW hitting 30K miles is as great of a reason as any to trade it in and get another car and make a punch, right? I think I'm asking the right crowd here :smile:

    You know, in order to avoid the big 30K mile service job.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '17 VW Golf Alltrack SE 4-Motion 1.8T, '16 Kia Optima LX 1.6T
  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,734
    When I was a kid, my grandma had an Olds with a hood ornament. She said she liked this, as it helped her "drive straight down the middle of the road" or something like that, it helped her aim. I didn't quite get how that sounded like a good thing, and it still sounds funny. I suppose you could track the shoulder or fog line with the ornament.
    Michaell said:


    My aunt and uncle had a wagon version of that Pontiac. They used it to pull a 23' travel trailer from PA to CA when they moved to the left coast in 1978. My cousin learned to drive in it - she had an unfortunate tendancy to "aim" it down the road and not make the small course corrections to keep it centered in the lane. That must have been exciting for oncoming traffic.

    The Pontiac was replaced with a Suburban after a few years.

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,410
    andres3 said:
    So the VW hitting 30K miles is as great of a reason as any to trade it in and get another car and make a punch, right? I think I'm asking the right crowd here :smile: You know, in order to avoid the big 30K mile service job.
    Yes.  Absolutely.  ;)

    2018 Audi Q7 - 2018 Audi A5 - 2017 Miata RF

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