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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,634

    It actually hasn't been driven yet this year except out of the garage into the driveway for a variety of reasons to date, but it will be out and about pretty soon. We have had virtually no Spring and only in the last couple of weeks have we had more than the odd day where you would want to drive with the windows down. It's been horrible here.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,874

    hopefully the roses are for her.

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

  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,610

    A balmy 90 degrees and high humidity here in Charlotte for a lacrosse tournament. Wet undies are not pleasant 😕

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek Limited Venetian Red over Black
    2017 BMW X1 Jet Black over Mocha

  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 846

    @breld nice on the flowers for the wife!

  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 846

    Nice all on all of the different. Weather. Reports!!

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,299

    The roses are for his wife because he had to leave her there!

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

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,806
    edited June 22

    Yep, and thunderstorms now. What location is the tournament? I am near south Charlotte, about 8 miles south of Ballantyne, just over the border in SC. Hopefully you are enjoying your visit.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,874

    90 and humid? Perfect!

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

  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,610

    A balmy 90 degrees and high humidity here in Charlotte for a lacrosse tournament. Wet undies are not pleasant 😕

    Good visit to Lake Norman. Games didn’t go our way, 1-2 on the first day with one of the L’s a nail biter.

    On a car note, the X1 did 33 mpg in horrible stop and go construction traffic on the way up.

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek Limited Venetian Red over Black
    2017 BMW X1 Jet Black over Mocha

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,683
    edited June 22

    Oh heck no ... I just can’t.

    What temp does your house A.C. get it down to?

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra (for a little longer) / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,746

    Sounds like he should've bought her a car so she could get home.

  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,592

    My wife and I are headed for AK and are currently in Toad River, BC. Beautiful morning leaving Ft. St. John, but rain by the time we got here. The Forester is holding up well and will turn 40K tomorrow; it's 29 months old.

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,299

    Have an awesome trip! Post some photos if you get a chance!

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,998


    I love that trip! The road through that area is particularly fun, as it still has some "last century" character to it through there.

    There's a turnout along the road near TR that has a creek running next to it with an old beaver dam through the middle. Really fun stop over the years. Back in 2007, the dam was active, and since then it has fallen to disrepair. It is fun to see how nature takes its course over the spanning years.

    I hope you have a wonderful trip! We are having a reasonably nice summer up here so far!

    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,592

    I did this trip 12 years ago, but had to do 600 - 800 mile days to make it fit into the two weeks I had available. My wife isn't interested in that kind of auto travel, so opted for a trip to Hawaii with her sister. I only just got into AK, then went up through Chicken to Dawson City & back down, Had planned to use the Cassiar hwy to go back down, but there was a major slide on it, so had to go down the way I came up, at least as far as the cutoff to Hudson's Hope, where I headed down to Prince George. This trip is set up for max 400 mile days, so we're both doing it this time.

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 117,235

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  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXPosts: 2,575

    The Ranger is a rear wheel drive, and the Elantra is a front wheel drive. The idea of an engine swap between the two is the very definition of silly.

    2018 Ford F150 XLT Crew Cab, 2016 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXPosts: 2,575


    I have the thermometer set on 73. A little wasteful perhaps, but I like it, and I can afford it, so ...

    2018 Ford F150 XLT Crew Cab, 2016 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 846

    @pinhead you and your wife have an. Nice trip!

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,746

    That is an insane engine swap proposal, especially considering I think a V8 will fit in the Ranger’s engine bay.

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,299

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,746
    edited June 24

    Got back from the UP of Michigan and Duluth, MN this afternoon. The G37 is still an excellent road trip vehicle. 25-27 MPG per the onboard computer on every tank. I was planning on at least 2,000 miles, but it looks like I covered over 2,500 miles last week. About 500 miles shy of the 6,000 mile tire rotation recommended by Discount Tire, so I'll probably go ahead and bring it in. At 5,500 miles on the new Coopers, the rears are wearing measurably quicker than the fronts.

    Hit Aldi on the way in and then headed off to my local watering hole, which I've missed for the past week-plus, then mowed my front yard and did laundry. Adulting is no fun.

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,299

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,942

    couple more lookers from Spain


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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,942

    AMG A class is very sharp

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,874

    I like the mazda

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

  • mb_enthusiastmb_enthusiast IllinoisPosts: 158

    There are few things more apt to put into perspective how meaningless cars can be than having your last parent nearly die. This past week and the weekend, I spent all of my waking moments terrified of the prospect of being alone (no siblings, no grandparents, no significant other, no children, and no mother), and losing the person that I care most about—my father.

    I thought I was reliving the same experience I had with my mother. I thought, '2.0,' 'This is it,' and 'Not in a million years did I think this would happen to me by 25.' Same hospital, same ICU, and same health problem—sepsis. Shuffling back and forth between home and hospital. Crying and waiting for what seemed like the inevitable. On Saturday, there was a miracle. My father, a physician himself, was able to survive emergency surgery (actually on Wednesday), stop dialysis, get off the ventilator, and wake up for the first time since Wednesday. He has a long road, and is still pretty ill. But he's moving back from the cliff, and so am I.

    The week before last, much of my free time was spent shopping Porsches. The son of two doctors. How silly.

    Two Mercedes plus an Audi, previously owned/leased BMWs, Volvos, and Volkswagens
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,634

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

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