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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,595
    @stickguy - there are going to be some very enticing off lease luxury cars hitting the market in 2 years or so.  GS350s, E350s - that might force me to buy used.

     There's also the WRX Limited I'll be able to comfortably afford with a nice down payment from equity in my Legacy next year since I've started making extra principle payments and the Pilot payments "come off the books" in May.

    There's also the TLX V6 SH AWD (mouthful) that is leasing right now with lease cash, a low money factor, and an unusually low (for Acura) 50% residual after 36 months/15K per year.

    I do talk myself into keeping my Legacy on a weekly basis.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,444
    stickguy said:
    thinking about that LR some more (just checked out the ad again). Does look nice. but if one of the selling points is some Volvo underneath, why not just get the Volvo? Other of course than the extra cost! this does seem pretty cheap though for the miles. If it is legit, gives quite a decent cushion for contingencies. Plus you can wrench yourself.
    I thought of that, too, but it is much better looking than an XC90. 

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,753
    nyccarguy said:
    I do talk myself into keeping my Legacy on a weekly basis.
    I was doing that with the Mazda. And then dieselgate hit and I caved. I'm not proud. 

    (Who am I kidding, where am I writing this, of course I'm proud.)
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,595
    You upgraded very nicely from your Mazda!  How's the GTI treating you?

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,319
    Bradd, I am really looking forward to it. Not only will (obviously) the Sonata lease be off the books, the RDX will be paid off by then too. But most importantly, I will make the final tuition payment I will ever make right at the same time! So the stars should be aligned to finally get whatever we actually want.

    something like that lightly used lexus could hit the sweet spot. Or the MB that keeps calling me. or something else.

    I really need to start looking now, because it might take me 2 years to figure out what I want!

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,595
    A neighbor of mine has a drop dead gorgeous Boxster S - Blue w/ Beige Leather, & a blue top.  It is just stunning from every angle, in every light, the right wheels, red brake calipers, sounds nasty in the AM & sexy at night.

    one day last week I'm playing hockey in the driveway with my boys.  I see him cruising down the street.  I stop him and tell him what a gorgeous car he has.  Super nice guy.  He told me it was his "im done paying for college" present.

    new shoes go on the Pilot tomorrow!

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,753
    GTI is wonderful. Almost 500 miles and no issues - not a single rattle which I consider nothing short of a miracle. I've never enjoyed driving so much. 

    The DSG in this car really is wonderful.  Some of the long-term tests have ragged on it for being unsure in stop and go traffic, making the experience jerky. I haven't found that to be the case at all, especially when compared with my CC. 

    Only one close call with the Washington State Patrol, but he took the Mustang GT that was tailgating me, instead.  Funny enough, I was in isell's neck of the woods when it happened. 
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 130,376
    stickguy said:
    This car. I really like this car. Too bad I don't need a car. But, in 2 years a nice clean low mile off lease 2015 could be waiting for me! http://www.royaleasing.com/detail-2013-lexus-gs_350-4dr_sedan_awd-used-14384839.html
    I like that GS, but isn't a comparable G37 or Q50 going to be cheaper?

    I'm trying to hold off any serious shopping until next summer, but now that the new Civics are starting to become available, I may have to go test drive an EX-T just to see how I like it.

    So many choices.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,309
    edited November 2015
    @stickguy
    I'm actually glad there aren't pictures of that 07 LTC...28K miles and only 10K. I bet I could buy it for 9K and get 3K for my Merc.

    Perfect color combo and 07 is a good year for those.... must not look again.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,375

    GTI is wonderful. Almost 500 miles and no issues - not a single rattle which I consider nothing short of a miracle. I've never enjoyed driving so much. 

    The DSG in this car really is wonderful.  Some of the long-term tests have ragged on it for being unsure in stop and go traffic, making the experience jerky. I haven't found that to be the case at all, especially when compared with my CC. 

    Only one close call with the Washington State Patrol, but he took the Mustang GT that was tailgating me, instead.  Funny enough, I was in isell's neck of the woods when it happened. 

    I wish my local VW dealers weren't quite so sketchy; I'd like to consider a Golf R.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

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

    oh, still waiting on pictures (as of now, but should be up soon), but one for TJC and OldFarmer to fight over.

    http://www.royaleasing.com/detail-2007-lincoln-town_car-4dr_sedan_signature-used-14405418.html


    Last year, into this year, I was looking for something just like that Lincoln Town Car. My main two contenders were the Town Car, and the Cadillac DTS. I wound up with a 2006 DTS, one owner, new car trade in, with 35k miles. Cost me almost exactly what they're asking for that Town Car. The Town Car is a little bigger, a little smoother on the highway, and slower.

    If you start having problems, the Town Car (being pretty much a Crown Vic / Grand Marquis) is going to be a lot easier / cheaper to fix!
    2018 Ford F150 XLT Crew Cab, 2016 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,309
    DTS is certainly quicker and a more up to date vehicle.  For the long haul, however, I'd go with the Town Car. 

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,595
    Anybody interested in a 1982 320i - Polaris Silver - 5 Speed - 79,500 original miles - 1 owner car - NY Craig's List - i know the owner

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,319
    Yes. And it would likely be a bad idea!

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,319
    Michael, yes, a G37 would be cheaper. But not that much. And I consider the GS to be a class up, plus it is bigger. And had more goodies.

    More E class than C class

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

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,375
    edited November 2015
    E21 3ers are great cars, if not the most exciting to drive. Rust is the main thing to watch out for. The M10 four will run forever and the K-Jetronic FI is no big deal. Of course the 1982 North American 320i is actually a 318i; one of the first times BMW didn't follow its numbering system- in this case to humor stupid customers...

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    320i --Not BMWs finest hour and perhaps the most unloved BMW ever. It would have to be dirt cheap, in the $2500 range. Rather dull to drive but sturdy enough. Weaknesses include air leaks in the EFI system and heater core leaks.
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,036
    edited November 2015
    Drove a newish SLK 250 the other morning and liked it, a lot! Have always liked MB especially the 2005 to 2007 C Class Sports. See a lot of these and the next generation on the lots down here and even did a free test drive a few years back when the wife won a free detail at a local MB store. Took the detail for the Civic and did a test drive while waiting. I was in lust back then but German makes weren't really on the radar back then. And again, after driving that 328i a few months back at work, loved it so much knew that eventually, I'd be going down this road. At this stage in my life, the Golf just checks all my boxes especially the mileage one since my commute is 59 miles round trip the 3 days /week I do work. Once I retire again in like another 4 years, can see myself getting a C Class or a 328i just to putt around in to do my errands. Definitely want all the lux goodies going forward plus the fun ride something the German brands seem to have in spades.
    Don't get me wrong, really like the Japanese/Korean vehicles I've been driving lately but just something about an Audi, BMW or MB that puts that big [non-permissible content removed] grin on my face and don't mind paying for it in a CPO unit eventually. Have nixed the idea of trading the 2015 for a 2016 model as it really makes zero sense and even with the dealer cash right now, don't think it's possible to swing it for less than $4.5K. Better to keep the cash, wait another few years until I decide to stay home full time and get my 4 door lux vehicle. If I could do the Golf swap for around $2.5K all in, might seriously consider it but from looking at the available inventory, not enough SE's on the ground yet and am taking this as a signal from above that I need to stay the course.
    Though, it would be fun to get a 2016 and start with 5 or so miles on the clock!!!

    The Sandman :)B)

    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: 5,036
    Have gotten a few new Renegade's in the fleet lately and really anxious to try one for a leisurely trip. The size seems just about right and after having driven a few Jeep Cherokee's this week, like how they drive plus the interior ain't too bad. Like the smaller Renegade size also though that maybe an optical illusion to me. We end up going over to the nearby Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge dealer whenever I do work to pick up our rentals so I know it's just a matter of time. Seems like our business is picking up there and at the nearby Lexus store since we lost BMW to Sixt but since they are both closer to us, all is good. We even have a few Lexus rides in the fleet that we end up with every so often. Did like the IS250 much better than the 200CT though the IS and ES are very similar. That SLK I had to return to MIA was one of our "Dream Car" rentals but those don't come into our shop that often.
    Luckily, my lead driver knows I really love cars so when something really nice comes in, he seems to make sure I get it to take where ever...he knows that I am eternally grateful for this to. I am usually the first to volunteer at work and think he does appreciate this as some of the others [non-permissible content removed] about some of the work. Not me, all I need to know is where am I going and off I drive!

    The Sandman :)B)

    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: 5,036
    Uber has finally, finally come into the Ft. Lauderdale/West Palm Beach area and am almost done with the registration. Figure since I'm only going in 3 days a week, might as well do something some of those other days. And the flexibility with Uber seems to be a perfect fit. Another driver does it in Miami and says he does pretty well. One driver hardly comes in anymore since he does Uber and another company called Red Cap, where you drive the owners vehicle. Like the idea of getting paid by the mile and for tolls and such where no cash changes hand and one can work as much, or as little, as they want. Since I'm not getting the amount of hours I'd like, this might be the alternative to what I want...a bigger weekly paycheck. Not touching the retirement accounts plus renovating the house a bit makes this something worthwhile at this time. Would prefer more hours at Hertz truthfully, but this ain't happening yet so onto Plan B! Looking to start the second week of December, after our boy and his lady come pay us a visit.

    The Sandman :)B)

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,259
    edited November 2015
    I am not sure what effect this may have, if any, on you, but keep in mind that you may need to consider the toll of commercial use of your vehicle. In some states, you have to register your vehicle as "for hire" as well as carry commercial (taxi) insurance coverage.

    So, more wear and tear along with higher operating costs (potentially).
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  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,863
    xwesx said:

    I am not sure what effect this may have, if any, on you, but keep in mind that you may need to consider the toll of commercial use of your vehicle. In some states, you have to register your vehicle as "for hire" as well as carry commercial (taxi) insurance coverage.

    So, more wear and tear along with higher operating costs (potentially).

    I concur. Check with your insurance. Some are offering coverage for Uber/Lyft drivers for an additional charge. Some will cancel you if you do Uber/Lyft. Uber/Lyft insurance doesn't cover you when to go to pickup the fare, only once they are in your car. Also track those miles so you can deduct them. If you don't itemize, you can't deduct them. Lastly, put 13.5% aside to pay the social security tax on those earnings.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 137,855
    robr2 said:

    xwesx said:

    I am not sure what effect this may have, if any, on you, but keep in mind that you may need to consider the toll of commercial use of your vehicle. In some states, you have to register your vehicle as "for hire" as well as carry commercial (taxi) insurance coverage.

    So, more wear and tear along with higher operating costs (potentially).

    I concur. Check with your insurance. Some are offering coverage for Uber/Lyft drivers for an additional charge. Some will cancel you if you do Uber/Lyft. Uber/Lyft insurance doesn't cover you when to go to pickup the fare, only once they are in your car. Also track those miles so you can deduct them. If you don't itemize, you can't deduct them. Lastly, put 13.5% aside to pay the social security tax on those earnings.
    Good point... my updated policy from State Farm pretty much rules out any coverage, while using the car for transporting passengers for hire.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 137,855

    320i --Not BMWs finest hour and perhaps the most unloved BMW ever. It would have to be dirt cheap, in the $2500 range. Rather dull to drive but sturdy enough. Weaknesses include air leaks in the EFI system and heater core leaks.

    Given the competition in the '77-'83 time frame, the 320i was a great car, though typically over-priced.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,595
    Doing my Costco shopping while getting the new shoes on the Pilot.  As I'm dropping it off, I see a sign that says $70 instant rebate on any set of 4 Bridgestone or Michelin tires (11/20 - 11/30).  I bought my tires on 11/17 (Costco.com).  Walked up to the customer service desk.  Asked politely if I qualify for the rebate.  Sure sir.  No problem.  I love this store.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 137,855
    nyccarguy said:

    Doing my Costco shopping while getting the new shoes on the Pilot.  As I'm dropping it off, I see a sign that says $70 instant rebate on any set of 4 Bridgestone or Michelin tires (11/20 - 11/30).  I bought my tires on 11/17 (Costco.com).  Walked up to the customer service desk.  Asked politely if I qualify for the rebate.  Sure sir.  No problem.  I love this store.

    We put new Bridgestones on the X3 at Costco, on Saturday..

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  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,632
    nyccarguy said:
    Doing my Costco shopping while getting the new shoes on the Pilot.  As I'm dropping it off, I see a sign that says $70 instant rebate on any set of 4 Bridgestone or Michelin tires (11/20 - 11/30).  I bought my tires on 11/17 (Costco.com).  Walked up to the customer service desk.  Asked politely if I qualify for the rebate.  Sure sir.  No problem.  I love this store.
    I agree with you Bradd, but I can never find a parking space at my local Costco.  And when I need gas, I try to get there before 9:00 AM or I have a 20 minute wait at the pumps.

    If I get lucky and find a spot, the place is so crowded I end up waiting 20 minutes to check out.  This store is just too small and parking inadequate for the droves of people shopping at the Pompano Beach outlet.  There are other stores in South Florida, but if I have to buy frozen or refrigerated food, by the time I get home, the food is warm.

    They need to move the store to a much larger location.  Too bad, I love Costco but I can't get in the store between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. :disappointed: 

    2018 Mercedes S450

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited November 2015
    Executive members can call Costco for a code that takes $60 off the tire installation in addition to the current $70 coupon for four Bridgestone or Michelin tires.

    $49 jump starter at Amazon today only. $150 off. Sort of iffy reviews. (link)
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    edited November 2015
    That's damning it with faint praise, sounds like. I thought it was the height of BWM corporate cynicism--"let's see how much the yuppies would pay for the BMW name". The 320i is BMW's Cimmaron IMO. I swear, I only beat up on 3 BMW models from their entire history---the 320i, the Bavaria and the late 90s BMW 7 series. The rest I adore. Okay, okay, maybe not so much the 528e, but I'm working with that one and the Flying Shoe. :)
    kyfdx said:

    320i --Not BMWs finest hour and perhaps the most unloved BMW ever. It would have to be dirt cheap, in the $2500 range. Rather dull to drive but sturdy enough. Weaknesses include air leaks in the EFI system and heater core leaks.

    Given the competition in the '77-'83 time frame, the 320i was a great car, though typically over-priced.
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,036
    Will definitely check into that. Still not 100% sold on doing this but this gives me something to really think about!

    The Sandman :)B)

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

  • berriberri Posts: 10,166
    edited November 2015
    Pretty sure auto insurance will not cover you when you are driving Uber or any other "for money" situation unless you specifically insure for that.

    Costco is like Amazon, good customer service. That's why I don't think Sam's can compete head to head.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,006
    I've never been blown away by Amazon's customer service. Costco? Part of customer service is trying to prevent your customers from acting feral in the aisles, and having short check out lines. They fail on both counts.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 137,855
    @Mr_Shiftright Well, I disagree about the 320i.

    But, I'll give you the Bavaria and every "e" engine in the mid-80s!

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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 11,596
    Sandy...from a customer perspective, I love me some Uber. I was in Austin, TX for buinsess last week. Couldn't get an Uber driver to the place I was staying one day since it was so far out. Cabbed it. Cabbie was 2X the cost of Uber, and part of that was because he got lost taking me to the convention center. How on earth do you not know how to get to one of the largest buildings in your city and be a taxi driver? Befuddles me.

    Uber, on the other hand, friendly and interesting drivers to talk to. No money changes hands. No tips. Better service. Cheaper. What's not to like?

    Every Uber driver I talk to, loves doing it. As you mention, they work the hours they want, whenever they want, and as much or as little as they feel.

    Go to any taxi stand at any major city and mention you're just waiting for your Uber ride and be ready for a verbal onslaught of how un-American you are, in addition to being cursed into the firey depths for your choice.
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  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 7,918
    edited November 2015
    corvette said:

    I've never been blown away by Amazon's customer service. Costco? Part of customer service is trying to prevent your customers from acting feral in the aisles, and having short check out lines. They fail on both counts.

    Wow, that has never been my experience at Costco or with Amazon. What city are you in?

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Ah, what can I say other than that I drove a 320i across country when it was 4-5 years old, and was mightily unimpressed. It did make it, though, so that's something. Like any other sub-par offering from a car company, you can add mods and aftermarket stuff to make a decent car out of it.

    Very often when I hear "no, no, it was a good car, and I drove one for XXXX thousand miles" I'm apt to inquire about how they dealt with the known issues of that model, and invariably many owners have already corrrected, (at their own expense), many of the factory faults.
    kyfdx said:

    @Mr_Shiftright Well, I disagree about the 320i.

    But, I'll give you the Bavaria and every "e" engine in the mid-80s!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,319
    Well, brads 320i (ok his friends) is 30?years old. So probably has all the bugs worked out by now!

    Bradd should post a link to that ad. N

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    edited November 2015
    I see pretty nice ones in the SF Bay Area for $2500--$4000 asking prices, and running ones for as little as $1000--but cosmetically challenged. The earlier 2002 model, for a nice one, seems to run about $8500.
  • I see pretty nice ones in the SF Bay Area for $2500--$4000 asking prices, and running ones for as little as $1000--but cosmetically challenged. The earlier 2002 model, for a nice one, seems to run about $8500.

    Yes.

    Please give me a '73 2002tii for Christmas.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    edited November 2015
    Oh well, a Tii is gonna cost you. That's a nice car. But alas, at least $30K on up for good ones.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,006
    houdini1 said:
    I've never been blown away by Amazon's customer service. Costco? Part of customer service is trying to prevent your customers from acting feral in the aisles, and having short check out lines. They fail on both counts.
    Wow, that has never been my experience at Costco or with Amazon. What city are you in?
    Louisville. They are opening a second Costco soon, which may alleviate the crowdedness of the one we have now. 
  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 7,918
    LOL, kinda reminds me of Yogi Berra talking about restaurants. He said something like, " Nobody goes to that restaurant any more because it is too crowded".

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,567
    Costco is a cool place, but people seem to become even more oblivious than usual once they get ahold of one of of those giant carts. Just blindly stumble around. And the parking lots in the Seattle area, wow.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,259
    Same thoughts on Costco. I love it, but I hate it. I think that the only reason I bother going there is because we shopped there the whole time I was growing up. The location in Richland, Washington, has been there a long, long time, back when Costco membership was restricted to government employees, if I recall correctly. I remember the building was very nondescript from the outside and COMPLETELY no-frills inside.

    We went once a month, and my dad tended to spend upwards of $1,000 each time (this was in the '80s, remember). I'll never forget the dual checker process, with one guy struggling mightily to get everything back on a single flatbed like we had it as he called out the endless string of six-digit numbers to the keyer, who was lighting that key pad on fire!

    611614.... 611614. 848201.... 848201.

    Nowadays, though, I will only go if I can get there within fifteen minutes of opening. I get in and get out as quick as I can. Usually, if I don't take too long to get my things, I can hit the checkout stands within an hour of opening and don't have to wait more than one or two sales ahead. The total lack of CC support (aside from Amex) is a big turn-off for me.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,567
    I'm a Costco within-15-minutes-of-opening shopper too. And I always park so I can get out quickly. That reminds me, I'll need to go there within a couple weeks. Fun time of year for it.
  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 7,918
    Maybe going to Costco early is the key. Being retired we always go early on weekdays and never on weekends.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,375
    kyfdx said:

    @Mr_Shiftright Well, I disagree about the 320i.

    But, I'll give you the Bavaria and every "e" engine in the mid-80s!

    My Bavaria wasn't a bad car; the major bugaboo was rust- but that was true for almost any car built in the '70s. The M30 engine was tough as nails- and so was the rest of the drivetrain. The A/C was marginal, again par for the course with imported cars in the'70s.Some E3s got a bad rap about driveability or cooling issues, but you cured that with judicious desmogging(eliminating the vacuum retard on the distributor and fitting a later viscous clutch 9 blade fan worked wonders).
    The eta engines simply weren't what BMW owners expected or wanted- a low revving motor with a bit more low end torque paled in comparison to a 3.5 liter M30. That said, the so-called "Super eta" from the 1988 model year is actually pretty decent.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    The catalytics-in-manifold were a big problem on Bavarias, also a noisy car, and lots of body roll. Kind of an overstuffed Blivet of a car, if you ask me. Just a tarted up old 2800.
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,499
    I'll be filling up at Costco this evening. I go Friday nights usually, gas, pizza, stock up for the weekend/week. Crowd's rarely a problem. But, weekends? Fuggedaboutit!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    I hope the Great Turkey (with all apologies to Linus VanPelt) leaves a shiny new Jag F-Type under the Thanksgiving cornucopia for me!!!

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,863
    fintail said:

    I'm a Costco within-15-minutes-of-opening shopper too. And I always park so I can get out quickly. That reminds me, I'll need to go there within a couple weeks. Fun time of year for it.

    Aren't you a single guy? How many 12 packs of underwear can one person buy?

    I go to BJ's here in the Boston area. I like going there on Saturday around noon. It's so much fun. :s
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