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  • sterlingdogsterlingdog North CarolinaPosts: 6,984

    I hope that DRIVER AND FEZO see this post. A few days ago there was a discussion about the use of the terms "fewer" and "less". I had quite a surprise today. While in my favorite grocery store, which is managed by a former student of mine, he called me over to the service desk. He announced that he had something to show me. We walked over to the Express Lane and he pointed to a new sign which read "12 items or fewer". He told me that he had never forgotten some of the fine points that I had taught him in school. Was I proud of him? No, just bursting at the seams!

    Richard

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 24,730

    @sterlingdog said:
    I hope that DRIVER AND FEZO see this post. A few days ago there was a discussion about the use of the terms "fewer" and "less". I had quite a surprise today. While in my favorite grocery store, which is managed by a former student of mine, he called me over to the service desk. He announced that he had something to show me. We walked over to the Express Lane and he pointed to a new sign which read "12 items or fewer". He told me that he had never forgotten some of the fine points that I had taught him in school. Was I proud of him? No, just bursting at the seams!

    Priceless. Has to be satisfying.

    Is there any chance he's a reader of our forum here and read the review of the rule?

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 24,730

    Buying an ELR? Here's a good review of an electric vehicle with a backup engine so you're never stranded. I was surprised by the quality of the discussion in his review.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • sterlingdogsterlingdog North CarolinaPosts: 6,984

    @imidazol97 said:

    Actually, it was just a weird coincidence. You can imagine my surprise.

    Richard

  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,233

    @imidazol97 said:
    Buying an ELR? Here's a good review of an electric vehicle with a backup engine so you're never stranded. I was surprised by the quality of the discussion in his review.

    So, this is the $70K version of the Volt! Interesting!

    2019 Kia Stinger GT2
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,622

    @graphicguy said:
    So, this is the $70K version of the Volt! Interesting!

    I don't see the link, but every review (including my reaction) was that Caddy goofed big time on the pricing of this good looking toy. Most "experts" expected it to be priced in the $50k range vs. $76. You can get a Volt around here for ~$30k, before tax incentive. One Caddy dealer is advertising $15k discounts on all ELRs.

    Reviews of the ELR have been underwhelming. Nice looks and interior, though. But 2x the price of a Volt and half the practicality?

    '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.

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 15,267

    @roadburner said:

    "Would age me"

    What's the joke? The Buick service lounge is god's waiting room?

    My son drives a Buick LeSabre and he's only 29. Then again, his grandfather was the original owner. :s

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 15,267

    @laurasdada said:
    All fine choices, GG. Personal preferences, but A6 and XF were the two contenders for me. Ultimately, overall experience, including price and "uniqueness" of the XF won out. Not a regret, so far.

    Going to Jag dealer tonight for presentation of the F-Type coupe and RR Sport. F-Type coupe being my cup of tea.

    Those Jags I see in commercials look really cool. I like when the villain from Sherlock Homes says "it's good to be bad". TaTa has really done a good styling job.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 15,267

    @graphicguy said:
    Pretty amazing considering the RX8 was a mid-level sports car, not meant to have a lux car paint job.

    Speaking of colors this us what I'm thinking of in a Mustang if I get one:

    http://carsreview201.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2015-ford-mustang-colors.jpg

    I also like this color blue on that particular Mitsu.

    http://1-photos4.ebizautos.com/new-2013-mitsubishi-outlander_sport-es-9347-9649475-1-400.jpg

    Thinking of replacing my wife's navy blue PT Cruiser with that.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,249
    edited June 2014

    @oldfarmer50 said:
    What's the joke? The Buick service lounge is god's waiting room?

    The fact of the matter is, I simply despise driving big soft luxo-cruisers of ANY make. More than once I've mentioned that when I drive a new 5 Series I can only think: "Old Man's Car"...
    I believe I have also mentioned that since I was 18 or so I have been told that I will tire of small(mostly imported) sports/high performance cars and will want an obese domestic slushbox equipped four wheeled marshmallow. I'm now 57 and I have yet to discover my inner old fogey; out of the current cars that I'm considering, none weigh over 3,400 pounds or are longer than 176".

    Note that I believe that being an old fogey is much, MUCH more a state of mind than being of a particular age. I know old fogeys who are in their twenties, they are already committed to an excruciating future(for me anyway) of piloting soul-murdering appliances that are about as exciting as watching C-Span at 3:00 AM...

    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

  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,233

    @oldfarmer50 said:
    I'm feeling that yellow 'Stang.

    RB....couldn't agree more.

    LD....thinking GM was "hoping" that the tech would carry the Caddy? Tough sale when the Volt is a tough sale for $40K less.

    2019 Kia Stinger GT2
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,512

    that one does like nice in Yellow.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,249
    edited June 2014

    Well, after a two year hiatus my bike is coming out of the garage today. I tweaked my left knee pretty bad a couple of years ago(a small tree fell on it. Don't ask ;) ) and it finally feels solid enough for me to try riding again. Here's hoping it starts so that I can warm it up and at least get the oil changed...

    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

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,548

    RB, We are waiting to hear back from you, as a demonstration that you survived your 'bike' ride.

    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,249

    @explorerx4 said:
    RB, We are waiting to hear back from you, as a demonstration that you survived your 'bike' ride.

    Weather and family obligations kept it in the garage. This week's projects include waking up the bike and putting the James Barone Racing rear anti-roll bar on the Mazdaspeed.

    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

  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,831
    edited June 2014

    Hey, RB, you need to move over to the new board. This one's not long for this world.

    http://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/18576/general/x/buying-and-selling-cars-post-your-experiences?new=1

    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,249

    Thanks!!!

    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

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 24,730

    Will the last person out please turn off the lights and close the door?

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 16,263
    "Click"

    "Slam"

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 24,730

    Just checking back to make sure we didn't lock anyone inside when we locked the door.
    Goodbye folks.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 16,263
    You know you ruined a perfectly good last post.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,655

    I thought I heard the closing of the door,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but then it opened again :)

  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,376

    Just checking in from Cooperstown and the Hall of Fame. A dad and one daughter trip. Ended up spending more time and money than planned but every second is worth it. I tear up at Robert Clementie's plaque such a loss. I know a fair deal about Clemente but there's plenty to learn.

    Meanwhile my platelets are heading down. Doc moved the appointment from late august to the first Monday of July. I think I've got a low grade. Persistent infection. I expect all to be well, but we keep losing the survivor friends and I know I'm an experiment so I do get nervous. Still expect me to still be here I. 30 years from now. Maybe by then they'll make me a host..

    2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring, 2014 Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback, 1999 Mazda Miata 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999.
  • rbirns1rbirns1 Posts: 286

    I'm all for the new thread. I always thought this title was for sales guys telling stories.

  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,098

    Good job locking it up, Snake. We just have some lock-pickers around, that's all. Guess it's to be expected with the variety of folks who've been hanging out here.
    I'll have the last word on this momentous occasion.

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