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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,926
    nyccarguy said:


    I find the car doesn't transition between lanes as well as I'd like, especially on choppy pavement. It does "axle hop" over expansion joints. I've read that an upgraded rear anti-roll car works wonders for keeping the car planted. The stock upgraded rear anti-roll bar from the "IPL" cars fit as well as from Stillen & Hotchkis.

    How many miles on it again?
    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
    Henry Ford wasn't to bright to libel a group of Americans like he did and I know it effected the cars our family bought for many years. My grandparents would never own a Ford product though my folks leased a '66 Lincoln Continental and bought a '72 Lincoln Continental and a '72 Ford Torino GT, one of the worst operating vehicles we ever owned. I drove it home from the dealership and never made it as it had to be towed back to the dealer within a few miles. The '72 Mustang loaner we had for a few weeks is what they should've bought!
    We never ever thought about buying any German vehicle until a few years back when we finally decided to give it a try. Hell, they're both made in Mexico!
    But Henry was just plain dumb to alienate a certain group of folks who probably bought a lot of vehicles. Why would any businessman do something like that and it's still being discussed years later. Just seems foolish, but all hate is foolish...something we have to teach because it's not born within us.
    And a dumb mayor who by his actions made it bigger than it had to be. And whatever point he was trying to make has been lost and just makes him look ignorant. Sure, it was a stupid move on his part but just showed his ignorance for the world to see!

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

  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,737
    au1994 said:

    Is that the Chicago blizzard? I have vague memories of that. We were living in Arkansas at the time and still got some snow. We burned through all of our snow days and had to go a couple of Saturdays to make up. Talk about some unhappy kids; and teachers for that matter.

    I do remember my dad putting cinder blocks in the trunk of his car when it snowed. Not sure if it helped. RWD and V-8, not the best combo for snow!


    The caption posted on WBUR (Boston's NPR News Station) is, "Residents of Farragut Road in South Boston dig out cars from snowdrifts from the blizzard of '78. (AP)"

    Wiki uses that same image for their 1967 Chicago blizzard page. :)
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,824

    Our Vitara never looked like this.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,628
    That’s cause we got the Grand!

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,824

    Here is our rental

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,245
    @qbrozen

    how's the driving over there?

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,824

    One of the Peugeots I am rather smitten with. Yes, looks like an E-wagon.


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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,824
    stickguy said:
    That’s cause we got the Grand!
    I found on wiki that it “inspired” the suzuki, but have not found a direct connection. Any source on that? That one I took a pic of seems to be maybe a ‘91, which predates the grand vitara by quite a bit. 

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,824
    nyccarguy said:
    @qbrozen how's the driving over there?
    Honestly, very very easy. hairiest part was today when I tried to take us through the winding streets surrounding a castillo. I came to a dead end and had to make a u-turn on a street barely wider than the van is long. Yikes. 

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,864
    Just called with the bad news. It's in need of a new cable and another part which is not in stock. Gonna order it and will come back on Thursday to have it fixed. No sense missing work tomorrow when they can't promise it'll be done tomorrow afternoon as the part won't be in till after 1 pm. They said come pick it up and the $138 will be applied to the $570 plus tax bill! I'm in shock right now and times like these I wish I had a toy that could be used when the other two can't be used!
    Kinda sucks because it didn't always happen but eventually, it would have had to be fixed. So, bite the bullet now, or later on down the road. Hopefully this will be it until the end of 2019 and can possibly trade it in on a new 2020 model later on this year. Not the best scenario but one that'll have to do for the moment.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,628
    Any chance they can pin it on the accident? Worth a try submitting a claim.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,628
    I like the opel. Great family car.

    And the pug reminds me of a Regal wagon.

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

  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXPosts: 2,575
    stickguy said:

    Any chance they can pin it on the accident? Worth a try submitting a claim.

    Unless there was actual damage (bent sheet metal, etc) on the driver's door, then I would guess no.

    If there were any damage on that door, then probably yes.

    2018 Ford F150 XLT Crew Cab, 2016 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,628
    I know they replaced a door. Don't recall if it was that one though.

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,926
    stickguy said:

    I know they replaced a door. Don't recall if it was that one though.

    IIRC, the rear passenger door was replaced, but this issue is on the driver's door.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,875
    edited June 19
    nyccarguy said:


    andres3 said:

    I found another 4-year old S4 with lower miles in red. It's listed significantly cheaper than Carmax, but is in the East Bay Area of CA. Now I know why Carmax's model works so well!!!! For little money, you can take little risk ($300 to ship to SD).

    Are there people for hire that'll go look at a car for a few bucks? You really have to do an "Italian" tune up and hoon the Audi to make sure it works right.

    There's a blue S4 in Henderson, but more miles on that one.

    It seems like you are getting rid of your TTS which you love due to the escalating insurance rates.  Up until about 5 years ago, I was always given 1 quote for insuring the Prelude then was always asked:  “Wait.  Do you have?” And I would reply:  “Yes.  It is a Type SH.”  Which for the longest time had a higher rate.  Nobody likes to give insurance companies their hard earned money.  Just pay to play.  I’m guessing you can afford it.  If you don’t pay your insurance company the extra $800 per year (which i will admit is A LOT), then you are going to spend it on some random repair on this used S4 you seek out.  Of if you really want to ditch the TTS for another S4, then lease a new one that suits your specs.

    I ain't giving up on the TTS just yet!!! AIN is a word, LOL!

    I'm trading in the Alltrack for the S4 (should I move forward with this intoxicating plan!).

    That way it's not much more money, and I get a car I always wanted vs. what my wife wanted and no longer wants (Alltrack). Not only can I get the S4 I always liked, and had a good experience with, but I can buy an undamaged one.... except....

    Now I find out the rear bumpers been bashed twice on the Richmond CA random used car dealer Misano Red S4; hence the lower price tag. They claim the report says minor and rear bumper for both incidents. IF you have to take a hit, the rear's the spot to take it.... and of course the salesman says the car is a 9/10 with great rear bumper body work (can't even tell he says). Need to confirm it's one owner so far.... Also, this car has had a birthday at this dealer according to the Edmunds app (good app), due to greedy asking prices in the past (way down now).

    The San Jose Carmax red S4 is holding its price, but that one doesn't have the sound system upgrade (BIG VALUE), nor the supercharged badges upgrade (SMALL but of value to me). On the plus side, it has like 7K less miles, but on the negative side two owners but no accidents on the report.

    I'm debating taking the TTS off full insurance coverage to save $1,000/year. I have 6-months more payments, the bank will balk at me self-insuring, and the rate is 1.49%!!! Might not want to pay off a rate that low 6-mo. early. On the other hand, that rate isn't worth 500 bucks for 6 months. Still sleeping on this one.... I can keep comprehensive and still save huge....
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '16 Kia Optima LX 1.6T
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,875
    edited June 19
    nyccarguy said:

    andres3 said:

    I found another 4-year old S4 with lower miles in red. It's listed significantly cheaper than Carmax, but is in the East Bay Area of CA. Now I know why Carmax's model works so well!!!! For little money, you can take little risk ($300 to ship to SD).

    Are there people for hire that'll go look at a car for a few bucks? You really have to do an "Italian" tune up and hoon the Audi to make sure it works right.

    There's a blue S4 in Henderson, but more miles on that one.

    There is also an Audi Dealer who posts on Lease Hackr that's in Southern California. Maybe you can get in touch with him and he'll keep an eye out for anything incoming (new or off lease).
    My problem is I insist on an appropriate colored S4 (or any car for that matter). That means my next car will not be white, black, or any shade of gray/silver. That pretty much means I need to find a needle in a haystack when looking at Audi's.

    My insistence and inflexibility on color might be a good reason to pay the Carmax premium. Their model is good for people like me, and they come with a 30-day warranty. Trust me, I'll make sure if something's going to break, it'll break in those 30 days of hard life for the S4, and the bonus is I'll have a lot of fun trying to break it like I stole it!
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '16 Kia Optima LX 1.6T
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,926
    If you're still interested in the "dirty" car, just go check it out. It's not that far away! There's always a difference between somebody else buggering up a car and it happening while you own it. No matter how minor, it always hurts worse when it's your car at the time.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,702
    @nyccarguy , I think those Hankooks are OEM on some other makes. I'm surprised they've lasted you as long as they have.

    I'm planning on getting my new Coopers rotated once I get back home. I'm beginning to hear some noise on smooth pavement as if they are getting some irregular edge wear.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,245
    corvette said:
    @nyccarguy , I think those Hankooks are OEM on some other makes. I'm surprised they've lasted you as long as they have. I'm planning on getting my new Coopers rotated once I get back home. I'm beginning to hear some noise on smooth pavement as if they are getting some irregular edge wear.
    Don’t forget, I have a set of winter tires which I have mounted on the car from December - April.

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,245
    xwesx said:
    I find the car doesn't transition between lanes as well as I'd like, especially on choppy pavement. It does "axle hop" over expansion joints. I've read that an upgraded rear anti-roll car works wonders for keeping the car planted. The stock upgraded rear anti-roll bar from the "IPL" cars fit as well as from Stillen & Hotchkis.
    How many miles on it again?
    I just crossed the 50K mile barrier last week.

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

  • mb_enthusiastmb_enthusiast IllinoisPosts: 154
    omarman said:

    au1994 said:

    Is that the Chicago blizzard? I have vague memories of that. We were living in Arkansas at the time and still got some snow. We burned through all of our snow days and had to go a couple of Saturdays to make up. Talk about some unhappy kids; and teachers for that matter.

    I do remember my dad putting cinder blocks in the trunk of his car when it snowed. Not sure if it helped. RWD and V-8, not the best combo for snow!


    The caption posted on WBUR (Boston's NPR News Station) is, "Residents of Farragut Road in South Boston dig out cars from snowdrifts from the blizzard of '78. (AP)"

    Wiki uses that same image for their 1967 Chicago blizzard page. :)
    Based on those 1950s style buildings in the background, I would guess that it's Chicago. Boston doesn't have many of those buildings, but Chicago has a ton of them.
    Two Mercedes plus an Audi, previously owned/leased BMWs, Volvos, and Volkswagens
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,245
    xwesx said:
    If you're still interested in the "dirty" car, just go check it out. It's not that far away! There's always a difference between somebody else buggering up a car and it happening while you own it. No matter how minor, it always hurts worse when it's your car at the time.
    Agreed.  If the car is perfect other than the fact that the bumper has been hit, as long as it is priced appropriately, then go for it.

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,245
    andres3 said:
    I found another 4-year old S4 with lower miles in red. It's listed significantly cheaper than Carmax, but is in the East Bay Area of CA. Now I know why Carmax's model works so well!!!! For little money, you can take little risk ($300 to ship to SD). Are there people for hire that'll go look at a car for a few bucks? You really have to do an "Italian" tune up and hoon the Audi to make sure it works right. There's a blue S4 in Henderson, but more miles on that one.
    There is also an Audi Dealer who posts on Lease Hackr that's in Southern California. Maybe you can get in touch with him and he'll keep an eye out for anything incoming (new or off lease).
    My problem is I insist on an appropriate colored S4 (or any car for that matter). That means my next car will not be white, black, or any shade of gray/silver. That pretty much means I need to find a needle in a haystack when looking at Audi's. My insistence and inflexibility on color might be a good reason to pay the Carmax premium. Their model is good for people like me, and they come with a 30-day warranty. Trust me, I'll make sure if something's going to break, it'll break in those 30 days of hard life for the S4, and the bonus is I'll have a lot of fun trying to break it like I stole it!
    How much more is the CarMax car?  How much is their famed Doug DeMuro warranty?

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

  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 755
    @QB nice on all of the above!
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 755
    @sand. Man glad your car will be getting fixed 
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 755
    @ondrays3. Glad your are not giving. Up keep on fiting!
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 755
     At Sandman, sorry to hear about your past experience with Ford, but like anything it’s man-made it happens. 
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,245
    Glad to know I'm not the only one who does a solid 20K miles per year. Looks to be well maintained.

    https://yonkershonda.com/vehicle-details/used-2017-honda-ridgeline-rtl-e-5FPYK3F73HB003918

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

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