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    sdasda Member Posts: 7,008
    Enjoy the Tiguan. Preaching to the choir, do oil changes with the correct VW oil every 5k instead of 10k. My 18 Passat has a similar version of the E888 engine and takes Ow20 synthetic VW spec 508 oil.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

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    corvettecorvette Member Posts: 10,294
    Congrats on the Tiguan!

    I don't think I mentioned here, but on my recent road trip, the Maverick had two tanks that were right at 31 MPG, one at 28, and one at 26. I think the 26 MPG one involved some headwind headed out of Philly and a lot of stop and go driving. Not bad for something with such a square-ish frontal area. EPA rating on the AWD model is 22 city, 29 highway.
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    tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,977

    Congrats on the Tiguan !!

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

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    mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 3,296

    Congrats on the VW Tiguan.
    Pictures or it didn’t happen.

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    oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,756
    corvette said:

    Congrats on the Tiguan!

    I don't think I mentioned here, but on my recent road trip, the Maverick had two tanks that were right at 31 MPG, one at 28, and one at 26. I think the 26 MPG one involved some headwind headed out of Philly and a lot of stop and go driving. Not bad for something with such a square-ish frontal area. EPA rating on the AWD model is 22 city, 29 highway.

    That’s great milage, much better than the old style Ranger I was searching for which is about the same size (4.0L 15 city 20 highway). Strangely, my 2013 F-150 with the 3.7L is rated at 16-21 mpg. which I guess is pretty good considering it’s 1300 pounds heavier.

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

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    jmonroe1jmonroe1 Member Posts: 7,646
    mjfloyd1 said:

    Congrats on the VW Tiguan.

    Pictures or it didn’t happen.

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    I believe him. o:)

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis Ultimate just like jmonroe's. '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
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    tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,977

    @oldfarmer50 said:
    That’s great milage, much better than the old style Ranger I was searching for which is about the same size (4.0L 15 city 20 highway). Strangely, my 2013 F-150 with the 3.7L is rated at 16-21 mpg. which I guess is pretty good considering it’s 1300 pounds heavier.

    If I break 15 on the Ram it was a good tank

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

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    fintailfintail Member Posts: 57,235

    Saw a fairly rare bird out driving this morning - an E63 S AMG wagon. Looked to be of the @fintail era, so maybe 4-5 years old max.

    They were, predictably, hauling you-know-what given the lack of traffic. Bold move given that I passed no less than 6 unmarked WSP cars in 20 miles of driving.

    Pre-facelift cars will be MY 2018-20. As far as I know, no outwardly discernable differences between years.
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    oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,756
    tjc78 said:

    @oldfarmer50 said:

    That’s great milage, much better than the old style Ranger I was searching for which is about the same size (4.0L 15 city 20 highway). Strangely, my 2013 F-150 with the 3.7L is rated at 16-21 mpg. which I guess is pretty good considering it’s 1300 pounds heavier.

    If I break 15 on the Ram it was a good tank


    I’m averaging about 16.4 in mostly city driving.

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

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    pensfan83pensfan83 Member Posts: 2,575

    Toured Daytona Intl Speedway on this trip. Highly recommend.













    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2022 Acura MDX Type S Advance - 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road - 2006 BMW 330Ci ZHP
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    roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 17,416
    Congrats on the Tiguan.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport-2020 C43-2021 Sahara 4xe-1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica
    Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i
    Son's: 2018 330i xDrive

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    jmonroe1jmonroe1 Member Posts: 7,646

    Finally properly detailed. Claybar, Cut, polish, wax, ceramic.


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    Looks good from here. How long did that take you?

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis Ultimate just like jmonroe's. '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
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    pensfan83pensfan83 Member Posts: 2,575

    @28firefighter said:
    Finally properly detailed. Claybar, Cut, polish, wax, ceramic.


    Looks great. What was the product lineup?

    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2022 Acura MDX Type S Advance - 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road - 2006 BMW 330Ci ZHP
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    28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,411
    edited April 14

    So. I don’t have an orbital, so I farmed out the polish and wax. Today was a rinse to get the pollen off.

    2018 BMW M240i Convertible, 2015 Audi Q5 TDI
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    28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,411

    To answer your question, my standard wash is Meguiars wheel cleaner (works wonders), a chemical guys PH neutral foaming wash, which I use to two bucket it. Then I dry and use griots ceramic spray on wax and RainX to protect.

    2018 BMW M240i Convertible, 2015 Audi Q5 TDI
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    tifightertifighter Member Posts: 3,612

    That reminds me that I saw this the other day and took a pic for RB. Obviously not for the ti, but for
    that Prius C with its hood up in the background.

    23 Civic Type-R / 22 MDX Type-S / 21 Tesla Y LR / 03 Montero Ltd

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    xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,826
    I dunno. I like that first-gen CR-V! :D
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
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    28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,411
    Who wouldn't be? I mean look at the efficienzzzyyyy. No cap.
    2018 BMW M240i Convertible, 2015 Audi Q5 TDI
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    tifightertifighter Member Posts: 3,612

    Also from the same day -


    A J30 stuffed into a Civic was the winner for me. Or that Toyota truck in the second pic with a 1JZ in it. People are creative…

    23 Civic Type-R / 22 MDX Type-S / 21 Tesla Y LR / 03 Montero Ltd

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    xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,826
    Oh, darn. I thought for sure that last photo was going to be the CR-V's engine bay. :(
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
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    nyccarguynyccarguy Member Posts: 16,480
    edited April 15
    I had a very close call on Saturday night. I had to pick up my 12 year old daughter from a Bat Mitzvah which ended at 11:45 PM. The place was in town, maybe 10-15 minutes from my house. I always drive extra cautiously late at night because of the deer population. I was in the Tacoma. The road I was on had a 25 mph speed limit. I wasn't going much faster than that. As the road curved to the right, I noticed a previous generation MDX barreling towards me in my lane at a very high rate of speed. Luckily the road was wide enough and I was going slow enough that I was able to pull off to the right and stop as he swerved back into his lane and avoided hitting me head on (offset). As the MDX swerved I saw his back end start to wiggle, but it stayed planted. Very scary.

    The black arrow indicates the direction I was traveling:


    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2022 Highlander XLE AWD, 2022 Wrangler Sahara 4Xe, 2023 Toyota Tacoma SR 4WD

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    xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,826
    Yikes! Nutballs are everywhere. Glad you were okay!
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
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    mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 3,296

    @tifighter said:
    Also from the same day -


    A J30 stuffed into a Civic was the winner for me. Or that Toyota truck in the second pic with a 1JZ in it. People are creative…

    Judging by the bonnet, it doesn’t quite fit😂

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    28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,411
    Very scary, @nyccarguy - glad you're OK. This is why speed limits and rules about driving for conditions need to exist, because inevitably someone thinks it doesn't apply to them. If one person, the likelihood is a tragedy can be avoided.
    2018 BMW M240i Convertible, 2015 Audi Q5 TDI
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    pensfan83pensfan83 Member Posts: 2,575

    Very scary, @nyccarguy - glad you're OK. This is why speed limits and rules about driving for conditions need to exist, because inevitably someone thinks it doesn't apply to them. If one person, the likelihood is a tragedy can be avoided.

    There are many drivers who expect to go 80 MPH everywhere all the time and they get incredibly irate when they get into an accident and/or are told they are not driving appropriately for conditions.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2022 Acura MDX Type S Advance - 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road - 2006 BMW 330Ci ZHP
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    jmonroe1jmonroe1 Member Posts: 7,646
    @nyccarguy, good to hear you are OK. There seems to be more folks that drink and drive today than ever. Couple that with texting while driving and it’s a wonder there aren’t more accidents. I guess we have to be lucky to avoid not being in the wrong place at the wrong time because safe driving, on our part, isn’t always enough.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis Ultimate just like jmonroe's. '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
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    sdasda Member Posts: 7,008
    That is one of my biggest gripes, not driving for conditions, following too closely and aggressively changing lanes back and forth. Defensive driving is a must.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

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    laurasdadalaurasdada Member Posts: 4,760
    It's scary for us pedestrians, too. Walking doggie at noon, sidewalk ends, have to turn right and walk about 10 feet on the rural road to get to sidewalk continuation. Usually a non-event, not today. Woman in an older Rav4 is driving on the wrong side of the road, had my spidey-sense (ok, looking both ways before hitting the road) not kicked in...
    As she passed us and swerved back to the US driving standard side of the road, I saluted her for her quick reactions.
    Glad no NYC/Stamford folks or vehicles were hurt.

    '21 Dark Blue/Black Audi A7 PHEV (mine); '22 White/Beige BMW X3 (hers); '20 Estoril Blue/Oyster BMW M240xi 'Vert (Ours, read: hers in 'vert weather; mine during Nor'easters...)

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    MichaellMichaell Moderator Posts: 242,581
    edited April 15

    All you lease hackers out there. $14-16k of incentives on the bZ4X. A member in Colorado just posted a $74/mo deal - and the CO tax credit wasn’t used for that number.

    EDIT - that may have been incorrect. The $5k CO credit makes this a roughly $200-250/mo. Still good for an almost $50k MSRP

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    stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,699
    I would take that in a hot sec and dump the RDX for cash. I'm sure the wife would learn to love it.

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

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    qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 33,002
    I don't think it could be cheap enough to have to look at it in my driveway

    '11 GMC Sierra 1500; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c; '20 S90 T6; '22 MB Sprinter 2500 4x4 diesel; '97 Suzuki R Wagon; '96 Opel Astra; '08 Maser QP; '11 Mini Cooper S

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    qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 33,002
    fingers crossed for this one! Yeah, it is RHD and the 4-cyl, but good grief that is gorgeous!




    '11 GMC Sierra 1500; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c; '20 S90 T6; '22 MB Sprinter 2500 4x4 diesel; '97 Suzuki R Wagon; '96 Opel Astra; '08 Maser QP; '11 Mini Cooper S

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    stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,699
    I like it. too bad about the RHD though.

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

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    corvettecorvette Member Posts: 10,294
    edited April 15
    In that MSRP range, I prefer the styling of the ID.4, but that's a tempting lease rate on the bZ4X. I'd rather not have a second car payment, though.
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    stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,699
    $72 a month barely qualifies. might save money not buying gas! would be perfect for our 2nd car, since I have to remember to go drive it occasionally to keep the battery charged.

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

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    explorerx4explorerx4 Member Posts: 19,402
    We drove back to OH from West of Madison WI today.
    Had the cruise set on 77 as much as possble and got passed at least a hundred times until south of Chicago.
    I'm thinking this will be of interest.
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1993-bmw-m5-touring-15/
    2023 Ford Explorer ST, 91 Mustang GT vert
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    stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,699
    oh, that is like a dream car! Getting pricey already.

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

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    qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 33,002

    @stickguy said:
    oh, that is like a dream car! Getting pricey already.

    Did you see what the seller paid for it! WHAT?!

    '11 GMC Sierra 1500; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c; '20 S90 T6; '22 MB Sprinter 2500 4x4 diesel; '97 Suzuki R Wagon; '96 Opel Astra; '08 Maser QP; '11 Mini Cooper S

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    stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,699
    edited April 15
    no, missed that.

    yowzers, 59K!

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

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    roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 17,416
    Hopefully it's a real M5 Touring.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport-2020 C43-2021 Sahara 4xe-1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica
    Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i
    Son's: 2018 330i xDrive

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    stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,699
    there was a vin decode in the comments that I think proved it.

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

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    qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 33,002

    There is a manual S4 Avant near me for $13k with 80k miles. I’d gladly take that for a fraction of the cost of that M5. I know it doesn’t compare, but for the price difference, I could manage.

    Looks like I am an Alfa owner again. I didn’t get an email, but the car shows on my win page with a sale price a little over my limit. This is the 2nd time they took it upon themselves to push my bid higher on my behalf. I capped at $2200 and they went to $2296.

    '11 GMC Sierra 1500; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c; '20 S90 T6; '22 MB Sprinter 2500 4x4 diesel; '97 Suzuki R Wagon; '96 Opel Astra; '08 Maser QP; '11 Mini Cooper S

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    tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,977

    @qbrozen said:
    There is a manual S4 Avant near me for $13k with 80k miles. I’d gladly take that for a fraction of the cost of that M5. I know it doesn’t compare, but for the price difference, I could manage.

    Looks like I am an Alfa owner again. I didn’t get an email, but the car shows on my win page with a sale price a little over my limit. This is the 2nd time they took it upon themselves to push my bid higher on my behalf. I capped at $2200 and they went to $2296.

    Maybe there is a small cushion there to prevent sniping?

    Either way. Gorgeous car!!!

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

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