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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,369
    edited June 16
    fintail said:

    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.

    Dad’s ‘78 Grand LeMans Safari had a hood ornament, a hood centreline chrome spear, and a fairly prominent center hood bulge. I think they actually did help guide you to stay entered in your lane, at least subconsciously.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • mb_enthusiastmb_enthusiast IllinoisPosts: 148
    What does it mean if there is an "unanswered" question in my dashboard, for lack of a better description?
    Two Mercedes plus an Audi, previously owned/leased BMWs, Volvos, and Volkswagens
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,707
    For about 10 years hood ornaments were all the rage, then came the gold packages! If you had both you were really styling. The used 82 Cadillac Cimarron that I bought in 85, the previous owner had a hood ornament installed on it and replaced the tires with wide white wall tires.It looked awful and my goal was to have it removed, and reverse the tires to show black walls. I guess the owner felt the need to shout Cadillac instead of J-car!

    2010 Pilot EXL-RES, 2013 Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL/Nav

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,707
    To all dads, Happy Father’s Day. Blessings to you and your family.

    2010 Pilot EXL-RES, 2013 Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL/Nav

  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 733
     Happy Father’s Day to all parents and grandfather’s out there. 
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 733
     Entrées three, you know you have our support in here go for it start looking and what the replacement might be more do a bunch of test drives, and report back to us we love reading all in here. 
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 733
     Very nice on all of the above pictures Corvette. 
  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 11,441
    edited June 16
    If you’re looking to sell old Apple gear, these guys are local to me and are great to work with. They usually are on the high side with their bids for your gear, too.

    Https://www.sellyourmac.com

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,231
    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.
    What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a punch?

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,700
    Very neat! 
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,858
    nyccarguy said:


    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.

    What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a punch?

    Unfortunately Carmax is calling over 42 people's bluffs and not lowering the price on the red S4 we are all watching and waiting for them to drop the price on. It's been on their San Jose lot's location for quite some time without a price drop.

    I think watching and "favoriting" the car hurts us (us being the 42 plus that have Favorited it). Less than 28K miles on a '15, as soon as they price drop-it; it'll sell. As long as we don't keep pinging their algorithm to hold off on the price drop because we keep looking at the website.

    Two biggest flaws are:

    1) NO Nappa Leather
    2) NO B&O sound system

    Other then that, appears to be loaded model.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '17 VW Golf Alltrack SE 4-Motion 1.8T, '16 Kia Optima LX 1.6T
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,231
    andres3 said:
    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.
    What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a punch?
    Unfortunately Carmax is calling over 42 people's bluffs and not lowering the price on the red S4 we are all watching and waiting for them to drop the price on. It's been on their San Jose lot's location for quite some time without a price drop. I think watching and "favoriting" the car hurts us (us being the 42 plus that have Favorited it). Less than 28K miles on a '15, as soon as they price drop-it; it'll sell. As long as we don't keep pinging their algorithm to hold off on the price drop because we keep looking at the website. Two biggest flaws are: 1) NO Nappa Leather 2) NO B&O sound system Other then that, appears to be loaded model.
    How long has it been on their lot?  Maybe they paid more than they should have.

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,910
    fintail said:

    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.

    Funny that you mention that. I recall my grandmother saying something similar the first time I drove her Lincoln Towncar (1991). She said, the best way to tell where the car is in your lane is to place the ornament just to the left of the fog line, or something like that. I scratched my head and decided that it was one way to do it! :)
    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: 12,910

    What does it mean if there is an "unanswered" question in my dashboard, for lack of a better description?

    If you're speaking of the dashboard for this site, the questions section is a limited scope area where a person can start a new thread by asking a question, and then the rest of us users wander through and try to point them in the right direction. When the original poster decides that a person has answered their question, they can mark it as "answered." So, that notification on your dashboard is just a way to get you to browse the open questions out there. ;)
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • mb_enthusiastmb_enthusiast IllinoisPosts: 148
    edited June 17
    I'm talking about this thing in the corner where a question will show up that has nothing to do with me...



    I'm dumb. I don't get it. It's some question about a Honda. Idk about Hondas.
    Two Mercedes plus an Audi, previously owned/leased BMWs, Volvos, and Volkswagens
  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 122,742

    I'm talking about this thing in the corner where a question will show up that has nothing to do with me...



    I'm dumb. I don't get it. It's some question about a Honda. Idk about Hondas.

    That is for the entire site. Some people just enjoy answering questions. Everyone sees that number.

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  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,590
    Growing up dad had a string of Olds 98's and Caddy Fleetwoods all of which had the 'bomb sight' on the hood. It was probably the 90 model Olds that was the first that didn't have it.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,707
    My parents had owned at least 6 cars between the two of them that had a hood ornament. When mom finally traded her 78 Olds 98 Regency for a 87 Ford Taurus that’s one of the first things she noticed, no hood ornament! She drove that car for about 10 years before trading it on a 98 Aurora w/sunroof and autobahn suspension. That is her favorite car to date, though she really liked her 98 w/astroroof. Though the Taurus was the top of line LX also with sunroof, she never liked it as much as she did her Oldsmobile’s.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,520
    For the time a loaded Taurus LX was fairly luxurious and had lots of features that similar model cars didn’t have available.  

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,717
    My grandma's Olds was also replaced by a Taurus. She also commented about the hood ornament, and the trunk height compared to her prior car.
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,369

    What does it mean if there is an "unanswered" question in my dashboard, for lack of a better description?

    The forums software used here moves in mysterious ways. Nobody seems to fully understand it or why it does certain things at certain times. Don't worry about it, you'll get used to it.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,085

    What does it mean if there is an "unanswered" question in my dashboard, for lack of a better description?

    When you create a discussion, you can designate it as a "question". People who post questions like, "Why won't my car start?" do that. So if you ever check any of the questions and you have an answer, post away! We have quite a collection of automotive knowledge around here :)

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  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 733
     Good to know about all of the above everybody commented on the software in these forums. How was everyone’s weekend? Yesterday just went to my grandmothers, then went to go visit my grandfather at the cemetery, six years since he passed. Yesterday, and we had a little barbecue, and my dad met us there since my parents are divorced, I’ve been for 14 years. Saturday I wanted to go to a car show, but I had no one to drive the car for me oh well there’s always another one, I’ve gone to a cruise night last Wednesday or usually go to started up couple four weeks ago   With my younger cousin and his friend, didn’t see anyone that I knew but whatever if they don’t come up to me and I don’t see them enough to recognize their voice I never would know they’re there anyway. Still job searching going to the gym twice a week enjoying life. 
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 733
     See everybody how pretty much perfect that comment above I just brought walas, have to make this a habit and just take my time and not rush and talk super super slow, and make sure there’s no noise around me.  Lol lol
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,700
    Can you tell I just ignore the notifications?


  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 733
    Lol @ Corvette 
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,700
    Now that I have better WiFi...


  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,601
    some interesting stuff there.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

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