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  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    nyccarguy said:

    I managed to stay away from the dealerships today.  Cleaned the Pilot inside & out with some help from the kiddos.  After I dried it off, I decided it needed a good wax job, so I busted out my Griot's Garage 6" random orbital and here's what happened:


    Show off ! ;)
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,618
    Yeah, but look at all those driveway cracks!

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

  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,369
    The grip on those tires must be unbelievable!
    2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring, 2014 Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback, 1999 Mazda Miata 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999.
  • breldbreld Posts: 4,410
    nyccarguy said:

    I managed to stay away from the dealerships today.  Cleaned the Pilot inside & out with some help from the kiddos.  After I dried it off, I decided it needed a good wax job, so I busted out my Griot's Garage 6" random orbital and here's what happened

    Looks great! I've always wanted one of those orbitals from Griot's - I assume you like it?

    2018 Audi Q7 - 2018 Audi A5 - 2017 Miata RF

  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,363
    Fintail, thanks for the reminder of the "Realistic" under dash tape player! A gift from my Dad when I got my driver's license. To augment the AM radio in the '71 Saab 99 he had a Realistic cassette player installed, complete with Realistic speakers in back. Pop in "Who's Next," and ready to cruise! Chicks dig faded red Saabs...

    '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.

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,243
    stickguy said:

    Yeah, but look at all those driveway cracks!

    My driveway has been in bad shape since I bought the house almost 5 years ago. This winter just made it awful! That's #3 on the to do list. Kitchen #1 is getting done this summer. The exterior needs painting (next summer) #2, and as you can see the driveway is completely shot (maybe next summer as well) #3.

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,243
    breld said:

    nyccarguy said:

    I managed to stay away from the dealerships today.  Cleaned the Pilot inside & out with some help from the kiddos.  After I dried it off, I decided it needed a good wax job, so I busted out my Griot's Garage 6" random orbital and here's what happened

    Looks great! I've always wanted one of those orbitals from Griot's - I assume you like it?
    Yes I'm happy with the orbital as well as every product I've ever bought from Griot's. The wheel cleaner, the Heavy Duty Wheel cleaner, Speed Shine, Best In show Wax, the Clay, the Machine Polish...

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,243
    fezo said:

    The grip on those tires must be unbelievable!

    If you look at it on an Apple product, it looks right:)

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

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,395
    nyccarguy said:


    If you look at it on an Apple product, it looks right:)

    Or just click on the picture to see it full size; that takes me to
    the normal version on my HP laptop.

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,864
    Called VW service just now, no news on my Golf, so looks like the '15 red Jetta will be staying for another night. Definitely like the push button start though can see it being a potential issue down the line. Has the same 1.8 as the Golf but seems a better fit in this vehicle and assuming it is a heavier vehicle since it's a bit longer in length...have been keeping it outside since don't want to have any issues with the garage door or the A3. Funny, the neighbor came over and asked my wife if I bought another vehicle, again!! She laughed and said no, just a loaner...besides, my vehicle always goes into the garage, always! Had all 4 vehicles home for the long weekend so I just let it sit and we used the kids vehicles...the Versa needed an oil change/rotation and an alignment check, got her a 3 year policy which came out to be well worth the price.
    Guy comes out and says the battery is "marginal" and as he starts with the price I ask him to check his computer and sure enough, we replaced it in September '13 so a new one is installed gratis! Glad I service the vehicles at the same place and keep all the receipts as not sure they would've looked if the kid went in by herself. She's almost at 72k and hoping to get this puppy up to 100k before we start looking, she drives a lot for her job so don't want her in something that continually breaks down.

    The Sandman :) B)


    P.S. Even though she likes Nissan, plan to show her the HR-V when the time comes as I think it'll be the perfect vehicle for her needs at that time. Also, would love one in the family to be honest!! And I plan to keep my Golf for a long while!!

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

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited May 2015

    nyccarguy said:


    If you look at it on an Apple product, it looks right:)

    Or just click on the picture to see it full size; that takes me to
    the normal version on my HP laptop.

    Clicking to full size doesn't help on my Lenovo laptop. And as near as I can tell, you can't reorient a photo here after it's been uploaded. But how would you know if it's "sideways" you're on an Apple? OS6 may have some help if anyone wants to play with it.

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,395
    stever said:

    Clicking to full size doesn't help on my Lenovo laptop.

    In Firefox and Chrome, clicking on the picture orients it normally. In IE 9 it stays sideways. Hmmmm.

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

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited May 2015
    Heh, not here, at least in Chrome. And if I click the photo in Chrome, I get a blank page. :p

    The "family" iPad is in Indiana today, so I can't mess with it. Guess I could turn the desktop on or play with it in Windows 10 on the old Thinkpad, but it's easier just to turn this laptop sideways. :D

    Drove by "auto row" here this morning and it was dead. Kind of early but still. And I think my neighbor who manages a car lot is home today - probably fried from the weekend sale.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,920

    plan to show her the HR-V when the time comes as I think it'll be the perfect vehicle for her needs at that time. Also, would love one in the family to be honest!! And I plan to keep my Golf for a long while!!

    It is WAY more fun to plan other people's purchases than your own, any way! B)

    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • thebeanthebean Parts UnknownPosts: 1,049
    Sandy, why do you think the push button start on the loaner would be an issue long-term?  Just curious.
    2015 Honda Accord EX, 2017 Honda Civic EX-T
  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,369
    Sure enough on my desktop clicking it gets me a right side up picture.

    My driveway looks a little better but has issues at the apron where I can't put most cars in without turning the car just so or end up scraping the bottom of the car. The Prius can't go in at all. That one's above the kitchen in priorities. Supposed to be mid-June. Solar gets installed starting July 1.
    2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring, 2014 Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback, 1999 Mazda Miata 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,618
    Camrys practically being given away. Offer on table for 3/36 leases, 1k OOP at inception for tax and dmv. $185/mo. This for an SE, MSRP $24,900.

    Kid may be getting one even if last on her wish list!

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

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,410
    @stickguy - wow! for the purpose of the car, sure is hard to pass on that kind of deal.

    2018 Audi Q7 - 2018 Audi A5 - 2017 Miata RF

  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,592
    stickguy said:

    Camrys practically being given away. Offer on table for 3/36 leases, 1k OOP at inception for tax and dmv. $185/mo. This for an SE, MSRP $24,900.

    Kid may be getting one even if last on her wish list!

    That is an incredible deal. For the purposes of basic transportation I don't see how you can beat that.

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,920
    Yeah, wow. That's pretty incredible. Almost tempts me to lease. LOL
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 114,160
    stick, you're killing me with this ... why aren't you picking out the color and signing the paperwork?

    Let's recap:

    You wanted a cheap lease (~ $200/mo). Sell the Volvo and payoff the RDX. You didn't have a particular make / model in mind, just 4 doors and some decent amenities.

    Your timeline was July/August - just in time for your daughter to return to school.

    You, foolishly :smile: decide to start looking in May, and now you've got an offer that is under your price point for a car that is a trim level above what you thought you'd get.

    Unless the daughter is willing to pay the delta between the Camry and the Legacy (what, $70-80 month?), you should take this deal. Heck, if I was offered that deal when my lease is up, I would jump on it as well.

    This is .75% of MSRP - I don't see many lease deals at that rate except on the Q40 and Q50, and I know that's out of your budget.

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    2016 VW Jetta 1.4T SE / 2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R / 2014 MINI Countryman S ALL4

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,392
    I may be crazy, but I actually LIKE the Camry in the SE model trim. I would be all over that deal if I were in your shoes.

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

  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 122,996
    edited May 2015
    It's two months too soon... I'd wait for the July programs, at least...

    Who buys a car in less than three months? ;)

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  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,369
    Well I did but actually needed a car. 

    Stick wouldn't feel right if he bought ahead of schedule.  He'd rather pay more for the lease in August. 
    2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring, 2014 Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback, 1999 Mazda Miata 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999.
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 114,160
    edited May 2015
    I dunno, guys .... it's been almost 4 hours since stick's last post, and he works from home, IIRC.

    Is it possible he's at the dealer getting a new Camry?

    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and let us know! Post a pic of your new purchase or lease!


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    2016 VW Jetta 1.4T SE / 2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R / 2014 MINI Countryman S ALL4

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,056
    Who takes 3 months to buy a car? :D
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,715
    nyccarguy said:

    I managed to stay away from the dealerships today.  Cleaned the Pilot inside & out with some help from the kiddos.  After I dried it off, I decided it needed a good wax job, so I busted out my Griot's Garage 6" random orbital and here's what happened:


    I must have received the cleaning vibes from you as I was doing a deep cleaning of our Pilot. Did some minor touch ups, cleaned the leather, nooks and crannies. A clean ride always drives better! I've been toying with my wife suggesting that it is time to trade. She is not amused, but I am.

    2010 Pilot EXL-RES, 2013 Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL/Nav

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,618
    you people are enablers, I hope you know that (my wife tells me to stay away from your kind).

    did not buy yet. But did look more. No major rush, since all the prices are good through end of month. But yes, the Camry is the cheapskate deal of the year.

    looked at and drove an Accord sport. was nice. Kid liked. will not be close to that price. If I bust my hump shopping, I might get a bite this weekend at $225. maybe. still, not bad.

    the better news (man, I love email negotiating!) is on the Mazda. I thought it would be a non-contender. But, I now have quote in hand for a 3i touring at $205/mo. Close enough at $20/mo to let her pick which she likes. And the 3 is her dream. That and the Subaru.

    honestly, how many 19 YO girls are going to fall in love with a Legacy? I guess this genetics thing might be for real. Sadly, I can't see that ever being close enough financially (I suppose I can just counter their offer when I get it (pending a return email) with "$225/mo, and I take it this weekend". If they say no, move on.

    so, tomorrow we are going out to drive the camry and 3 back to back. It has been a while since she drove the 3, and she only did the Camry on a few laps of the test track. Will be interesting to see, after driving a bunch of mid size cars (Legacy, Sonata, Accord and Camry) then hopping in a compact, if she is still going to be as gaga over it!

    My guess, is we pick one of 3 and Camry over the weekend and pull trigger. both are so cheap, why not? How much better could I possibly do in a few months, if not worse?

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,618
    well, continuing that thought, probably not much different, unless they start running out of inventory. waiting also gives me time to unload Volvo, and means we have it longer 3 summers from now (though Mazda does allow you to go month to month for 3 months at the end if you want).

    I keep thinking of doing nothing and just shipping her back in the Sonata (why did I get such a loaded car?) and finding something else for me. while it sounds like fun, if I am having trouble deciding with such a narrow requirements band, going to shop knowing I could get anything my not be conducive to making a decision (and may drive my wife insane!)

    I really was just intending to do legwork this week. wasn't quite expecting such strong deals!

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,618
    actually, it is only what, 5 weeks until July 4th weekend and July Programs. so not a big deal either way now or then.

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

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