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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 12,778
    driver100 said:

    Being a fan of the 70's E cars, I appreciate the tribute, but think the current Challenger is a bit to chunky. All the 60/70's pony cars chunked up in today's iterations, but to me the Mustang is probably the leanest of the bunch


    Is the Challenger that big because they didn't have a smaller platform they could use? They are pretty nice, but, they lose something by being so big and bulky, for a "pony" car.

    Based on the 300 platform I believe.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2009 PT Cruiser, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 12,778
    henryn said:

    Talking about the Pacifica -- what I don't get is if you're going to build a people / junk hauler, why use conventional doors instead of the sliding doors on a minivan? Those things are the greatest invention since sliced bread.

    I think the new version does have them.


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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,606
    Well, yes, but the new version isn’t actually the new version. Its a new T&C with the Pacifica name slapped on. No idea why. If AWD were an option, it would make a little more sense to me.

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

  • berriberri Posts: 9,750
    If I could get some years back to when my kids were still in college, I'd still drive a minivan. All that hauling people or goods between home and campus, I don't think even a Suburban could swallow up as much. The weight and good tires meant no real issues in winter snow in the minivan either. In fact, I think it was better overall balanced than the crossovers I've owned. I haven't driven the new Pacifica van, and the two I owned back in those days were a Ford and then a Honda. I have to imagine the Pacifica drives and rides better than the old Town & Country or Caravan I've driven as rental cars did though.
  • berriberri Posts: 9,750
    sda, I like that color. Like silver, it doesn't show dirt. Plus you are not stuck with a grey or black interior like in silver cars. A beige or similar interior just seems more spacious visually and seems cooler in hot weather as well.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,047
    edited January 7
    I previously posted this saga on my Facebook page and thought this group would appreciate it as well. The author of these posts hails from a BMW forum that shall remain nameless(in order to protect the ignorant). Here is his first unedited post- from June 2018:

    So im driving in thr canyons and i know im lazy and stipid and havent gotten my rear brakes fhanged for months like 5000 miles overdue and out of warranty. I was waiting to get money to get warranty on it but its still time away.

    So im driving the canyons going 85/90 mph and then suddenly hear a npise and something falls in my car . I thought it was a rock but then i stopped and chrck and it was a piece of my m235 rotor. When i saw it i was shoked i cant beliebe nor understand how the rotor flew off and somehow managed to fly out and forward and get this.. my sunroof was open and it came inside the car and hit my shoulder nearly missing my head.

    Im so grateful and lucky to be alive. I cannot believe i almost could have been seriously injured had that hit my head. I dont know what to thonk. I know its my fault for being stupid and not getting my brakes fixed but still i cannpt believe nor have i ever heard of something like this happening. The rear rotor comes pff goes right then up then left into the sunroof and nearly misses my head.


    If that's not moronic enough, he posts a picture of the destroyed rotor, revealing that he was bottom feeder Korean all-season tires instead of OEM Michelin Pilot Super Sports.

    Coming Next: More tragedy befalls our wayward 2 Series owner in 2019!

    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

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,047
    edited January 7
    The Rest of the Story...
    Here's, an edited summary of our hero's January 4. 2019 post from his thread entitled:
    "Right now I hate BMW Financial so much it's not funny"

    I paid $7000 down and $700 monthly just to lease my n235. I'm pretty sure that was a complete rip off

    Anyway my lease expired in May 2018

    I extended my lease until September

    Car needed repair so I put it in the shop

    And then I got shot and went to hospital

    I barely recover and get out December. Few days back I brought my car home from shop and 2 days later I get repod just as I'm about to purchase my car. I could care less about trading it in or returning it. I loved my m235 and I'd love it more than the m2 comp I'm going to get.

    I hate BMW so heartless. Don't care I almost died. Don't care u paid off my lease. Don't care I have an emotional attachment to my car and wanted to buy it.


    All I can say is; a pox on any dealer who sells that wingnut an M2.

    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: 64,461
    In olden days, such things were instantly punished. As the wagon train was attacked by Comanches, those people who pointed the wrong end of the gun at the target usually didn't get a second chance.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,054
    when we had kid #2, my wife was more than happy to swap the Legacy wagon (FWD, stickshift) for a new design Voyager. Tons more room in that.

    kid 1 got taken to college in the Odyssey. Kid 2, we had the RDX for her trip. That was a lot trickier packing job!

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,054
    edited January 7
    Bears not living up to billing today.

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

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,047
    In other news, I was sworn in today and start work tomorrow. A couple of my co-workers and I checked out our office for the first time today; it's not a complete disaster, but it's darn close- It will take a while just to get things on an even keel. Oh well, I expected nothing less. Tomorrow we have over 60 cases in the morning and 30 in the afternoon; I think it's called the total immersion method...

    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

  • berriberri Posts: 9,750
    Weak division stick
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,047

    In olden days, such things were instantly punished. As the wagon train was attacked by Comanches, those people who pointed the wrong end of the gun at the target usually didn't get a second chance.

    Yeah, this guy has thwarted the Law of Natural Selection at least twice...

    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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,282
    stickguy said:

    don't want to offend you Chicago people, but man, how did the Bears win their division, when they are so lousy?

    What a game!!

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,034
    stickguy said:

    don't want to offend you Chicago people, but man, how did the Bears win their division, when they are so lousy?

    Spoken like a classy Eagles fan.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,606
    You can’t script a closer finish!

    No idea why you would say the Bears are lousy. They are a very very tough team and that was a war of a game. I give the Eagles all the credit in the world for that win and, IMHO, everything else is icing. If they lose in the next round, they are still champs in my eyes and Foles is a football legend for pulling this off yet again.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,054
    edited January 7
    That kicker might want to hire some security from out of town, to help him escape. Not like he will have any reason to ever set foot in Chicago again.

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

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,486
    @ab348,
    I thought stickguy was just kidding, but I will have to agree with you.
    To me, it was a great game decided by the smallest of margins.
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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 4,964
    stickguy said:
    That kicker might want to hire some security from out of town, to help him escape. Not like he will have any reason to ever set foot in Chicago again.
    I texted my friends and said he needs a secure escort to the airport followed by a long vacation off the grid. I’m thinking Papua New Guinea. 

    And in the mean time....Fly Eagles Fly! 🦅
    2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sport, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,054
    well, he should be perfectly safe in south Philly. And free drinks for life.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 4,964
    qbrozen said:
    You can’t script a closer finish!

    No idea why you would say the Bears are lousy. They are a very very tough team and that was a war of a game. I give the Eagles all the credit in the world for that win and, IMHO, everything else is icing. If they lose in the next round, they are still champs in my eyes and Foles is a football legend for pulling this off yet again.
    Bears were the better team, I think. Eagles just capitalized on the very few mistakes they made and nearly shot themselves in the foot on multiple other occasions. 

    I never expected us to repeat and still don’t. I’m just glad we made it to the post-season. 
    2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sport, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 4,964
    stickguy said:
    well, he should be perfectly safe in south Philly. And free drinks for life.
    Given Chicago’s propensity for organized crime, I’d say Philly would be the first place they look for him..
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 107,417
    Only one home team won this weekend.

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  • bwiabwia Boston Posts: 2,314
    roadburner said:i
    In other news, I was sworn in today and start work tomorrow. A couple of my co-workers and I checked out our office for the first time today; it's not a complete disaster, but it's darn close- It will take a while just to get things on an even keel. Oh well, I expected nothing less. Tomorrow we have over 60 cases in the morning and 30 in the afternoon; I think it's called the total immersion method...
    It seems as though tomorrow is going to be a long day, what a way to come off retirement. But that should be no problem for a BMW genius. Good luck on your first day.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 4,964
    In other news, I was sworn in today and start work tomorrow. A couple of my co-workers and I checked out our office for the first time today; it's not a complete disaster, but it's darn close- It will take a while just to get things on an even keel. Oh well, I expected nothing less. Tomorrow we have over 60 cases in the morning and 30 in the afternoon; I think it's called the total immersion method...
    Godspeed, RB. 
    2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sport, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,759
    edited January 7
    stickguy said:

    Bears not living up to billing today.

    Bears are a defensive and special teams powerhouse. Problem is, field goals are special teams too. If you can't make field goals, you can't really win as a "defensive" team. This is why when Gould was Gold they made it to the Superbowl. This year they had Coal instead of Gold.
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,762
    berri said:

    You can't say the late 50's and early 60's weren't interesting periods of design, if sometimes a bit over the top.

    :D

    That comment is understated in a way that the cars most certainly were not! :)
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,762

    In other news, I was sworn in today and start work tomorrow. A couple of my co-workers and I checked out our office for the first time today; it's not a complete disaster, but it's darn close- It will take a while just to get things on an even keel. Oh well, I expected nothing less. Tomorrow we have over 60 cases in the morning and 30 in the afternoon; I think it's called the total immersion method...

    Best wishes to you, RB, as you get this gig kicked off! I'm sure the voters will not be disappointed in your efforts.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • murphydogmurphydog SeattlePosts: 734
    edited January 7
    driver100 said:

    I am checking on dashcams. One dealer has a model they get...camera plus installation would be $400 to $500.
    I found these on Amazon:
    Dashcam, Built into Mirror, with Rear View Camera, Built In Installation
    I have no idea what model I would need. I like the idea of it being in the mirror, I want it to look built in with no wires showing, easy as possible installation, has to record from the front at least.

    One of them has batteries and if your car is banged from the rear it will start recording immediately. It is too new for reviews.

    The one I am thinking of is this one....will it do what I want it to do?
    ToGuard Mirror Cam

    Driver, I am late to the game here. I went with BlackVue and their power magic EZ. They call it EZ as it plugs into the OBD port for power. Super easy to run the power cord up the A pillar trim and headliner to the camera location.

    I could have pushed the mount higher and shortened the cords, but want a center view point, and tha big giant rear view mirror hides it from view when I drive. The second cable is to the second rear camera.





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