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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,838
    kyfdx said:

    qbrozen said:
    You really want the 2007-2010 with the upgraded 255 HP engine (that feels like 300 HP), instead of the 225 HP from that year.
    You forget I've been shopping for a 5-cyl Hummer. Speed on this vehicle isn't my top concern. haha.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,229
    Poking around the Ford dealer’s website, it appears an F-150 XL with the STX package is really well equipped and could potentially replace the Tahoe one day. Parking sensors are optional on that trim and they’re not commonly equipped that way, and no BLIS is offered. Besides that, HID/LED headlights are the only other thing I’d really like to have.
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,180
    Looks like more weather could be on the way. So tired of these hurricanes!! Driveway guy came and gave me two options for doing the driveway...one less pricey good for a couple of years and another more pricey but they add more asphalt and will last a longer time. He saw my garage floor and showed me an option for doing that, something I’d love to do actually. So now have to sit down and think what to do here. Gonna get flack no matter what so just need to decide how much I really want to spend.
    Thinking is when we do sell, new owner will want to get a concrete driveway anyways so best to go the cheaper route if it could get me the few years I need to get out of this old shack!

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 137,768

    Looks like more weather could be on the way. So tired of these hurricanes!! Driveway guy came and gave me two options for doing the driveway...one less pricey good for a couple of years and another more pricey but they add more asphalt and will last a longer time. He saw my garage floor and showed me an option for doing that, something I’d love to do actually. So now have to sit down and think what to do here. Gonna get flack no matter what so just need to decide how much I really want to spend.
    Thinking is when we do sell, new owner will want to get a concrete driveway anyways so best to go the cheaper route if it could get me the few years I need to get out of this old shack!

    I thought you were planning to sell and move north soon - doesn't seem to make any sense to make that kind of investment, when it's pretty clear that you won't be able to recoup that cost in an increased asking price.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,395
    tjc78 said:

    Good friends of ours just love bright colors like that.

    His - New style Charger in Plum
    Hers - New style Wrangler UL in lime green

    I'm not usually a fan of those types of colors, but the orange works on the Charger.

    Nice combo there! Those colors actually work very well together.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,395
    Michaell said:


    I thought you were planning to sell and move north soon - doesn't seem to make any sense to make that kind of investment, when it's pretty clear that you won't be able to recoup that cost in an increased asking price.

    Depends on the price of the work, but he very well could. A presentable driveway makes a great first impression.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,637
    Love this one and arguably a clean example.
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1983-volkswagen-rabbit-3/

    I'm being teased with G-Body's (too much $$ for me though)
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1987-buick-grand-national-34/

    This looks like fun.
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2004-volkswagen-r32-32-2/

    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,395
    pensfan83 said:
    Nice. This car looks so much better in blue. One of the fathers at my daughter's school has one he uses to drop off his kids every day. Three of them.... all pile out. It's fun to see. Looks like a fun car, too.... year round!

    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 145,540
    I like that year R32, a lot

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,043
    What's not to like?
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,313
    tjc78 said:

    Good friends of ours just love bright colors like that.

    His - New style Charger in Plum
    Hers - New style Wrangler UL in lime green

    I'm not usually a fan of those types of colors, but the orange works on the Charger.

    Man, some of the car colors out there makes a sain guy wonder sometimes. I've almost accepted and have come to expect that goldish green on Soul's already.

    As for that lime green, the only place that color works is on limes. :(

    jmonroe
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,208
    Sandy, without knowing how bad it is, I thought there were ways to patch and top coat (sort of a skim coat) to spruce up asphalt and seal it.

    Unless it’s a true mess, I would do the cheap option to pretty it up and keep stabilized.

    Spending money on a garage floor is probably a waste.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,573
    I had a guy spray my asphalt driveway years ago. Looked absolutely brand new for a few years. It's a little grey-ish again. I'll probably do it myself this time with the stuff from Lowes/HD

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,229
    The asphalt sealer I get seems to last 3 years, and they spread two coats. Next time, they’re going to have to fill some cracks that have widened.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,589
    stickguy said:

    Like the X3. But not color combo.

    Here’s one for RB

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-m6-57/

    My favorite color combination; it will probably go for over $65k.

    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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,838
    My driveway was ripped up today. We are having them lengthen and widen it while they are at it. 21 feet wide and I believe something like 130 feet long.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,395


    My favorite color combination; it will probably go for over $65k.

    Really?! It sure doesn't present like something I would want to pay $65K to own. Pretty, though, for sure.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,395
    qbrozen said:

    My driveway was ripped up today. We are having them lengthen and widen it while they are at it. 21 feet wide and I believe something like 130 feet long.

    Wow! That's a hefty driveway! Are you painting a yellow line down the center while you're at it? ;)
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,733
    qbrozen said:

    My driveway was ripped up today. We are having them lengthen and widen it while they are at it. 21 feet wide and I believe something like 130 feet long.

    That project is on our list. Our driveway needed to be ripped up when we moved in. That was 9 years ago.

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

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 137,768
    xwesx said:

    qbrozen said:

    My driveway was ripped up today. We are having them lengthen and widen it while they are at it. 21 feet wide and I believe something like 130 feet long.

    Wow! That's a hefty driveway! Are you painting a yellow line down the center while you're at it? ;)
    You could paint numbers at either end and use it as an RC Airplane runway - or for drones.

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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 11,796
    xwesx said:

    Goal reached!


    I’m sitting at around 800 miles on my FLX odo. Good job!!!!!

    2018 Acura TLX 3.5 SH AWD A-SPEC
  • sb55sb55 On an Island in VermontPosts: 449

    xwesx said:

    Goal reached!


    I’m sitting at around 800 miles on my FLX odo. Good job!!!!!

    I got a RAD City e-bike. It's great. About 1200 miles on it and no problems at all.

    2007 Miata PRHT, 2014 BMW 535d X-drive, 2017 Chevy Silverado LTZ Ext. cab with 6.2 V-8

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,043
    sb55 said:

    xwesx said:

    Goal reached!


    I’m sitting at around 800 miles on my FLX odo. Good job!!!!!

    I got a RAD City e-bike. It's great. About 1200 miles on it and no problems at all.
    I have the RadRover (the original Fat Tire bike). They're local in Seattle so it was a no brainer.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,395


    I have the RadRover (the original Fat Tire bike). They're local in Seattle so it was a no brainer.

    Do you get it out much? I find the family element to be the biggest challenge for me.

    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,395


    I’m sitting at around 800 miles on my FLX odo. Good job!!!!!

    I was able to put about 850 miles on it by the time school started for the kids (about four weeks ago). Since I am the one who takes my daughter to school, riding after that became more challenging. Thankfully, she was willing to try riding to school a couple days a week, and she has really taken to it, so I'm able to at least put a few rides into the week. On mornings when I take her, the first twelve miles (the ones with all the hills!) I do without any electric assist - I just have the processor on to log the miles and speeds. After I drop her off, I punch the assist and burn down the six miles or so to my office as quickly as possible.

    After twelve miles without any assist, and carrying all of the gear (her backpack, etc., and my clothes for the day), using the assist feels so amazing.

    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,043
    xwesx said:


    I have the RadRover (the original Fat Tire bike). They're local in Seattle so it was a no brainer.

    Do you get it out much? I find the family element to be the biggest challenge for me.

    Not nearly as often as I'd like. I suspect it'll be easier once Sam is riding a bike.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,987
    Maybe I'd be amazed on the first 12 miles with all the hills and all the assist too. :)

    Maybe I'm amazed at the the way you pulled me out of time
    And hung me on a line
    Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you
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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,313
    xwesx said:

    qbrozen said:

    My driveway was ripped up today. We are having them lengthen and widen it while they are at it. 21 feet wide and I believe something like 130 feet long.

    Wow! That's a hefty driveway! Are you painting a yellow line down the center while you're at it? ;)
    Far be it from me to put anything in his head but after his road is finished and lines and numbers have been painted, he could get his friends and neighbor's together on weekends for the @qbrozen 130. B)

    jmonroe
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,838
    qbrozen said:

    Maybe a punch coming in a couple of hours. Just waiting for dealership owner to send me a video and call for my CC.

    On hold till tomorrow. Guy was being a bit sketchy about the undercarriage so I was about to just give up and move to choice 2, but we spoke again tonight and he promises to get me a vid of it first thing. He is an hour behind me though.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,208
    Brave. so this is going to be another unit bought on faith, and you won't see it until it shows up in the driveway? Or going out to drive it home?

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

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,180
    They gave me a couple of options for the driveway, going with the cheaper one as I think it'll give me the results I'm looking for. At the very least, it will help with the curb appeal. The garage has been done by me three times already and looks really really bad. Having it look as good as my daughter's in her new house is something I've wanted for a long time. And the options I was shown with different colors looks really nice.
    Our moving plans, or my plan, has been derailed a bit as the other half isn't ready to make any kind of move at this time. Think it's really because daughter #2 is living and working in South Miami. I think she's on board to try to transfer to a nonprofit hospital in the Orlando area and if I can really get that to happen, should make it much easier to get the wife out of South Florida. Even if I could get her to go somewhere on the I-4 corridor in Central Florida, that could work. Anything under 2 hours should work but any place we go, I'd prefer new construction again. Our condo was a new build as was the current casa, we just prefer new, just like with our vehicles. And as long as I can get around $400K for the current shack and can buy something new for under $300K, I'm in. Want to be able to bank at least $100K to add to our bank accounts plus have a nice 3/2 or 3/3. Just need one guest room should anyone want to sleep over.
    Hopefully my plans will come to fruition I one day down the road. So any little things we can do now to help show off our current home will be $ well spent I'm hoping. My time frame is between now and 2022. Hopefully sooner but this is gonna take some time, gonna take some precious time!!

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,838
    stickguy said:

    Brave. so this is going to be another unit bought on faith, and you won't see it until it shows up in the driveway? Or going out to drive it home?

    Yup. Faith. I know, I know. But they are damned impossible to find here.

    Alright, so a bit of a conundrum. Wife was giving me a hard time last night that is giving me 2nd thoughts. Here are my choices.

    1. 2006 SRT8. 77k miles. Not my first color choice. Has been cosmetically modified in an unpleasant way so I would have to spruce it up a bit. Price is basically auction value for a clean stock example. About $13.5k all said and done. Looking forward 18 mos, I think I’d be out maybe $3500 for the experience.
    2. 2008 R/T Daytona. 75k miles. My first color choice. All stock and unmolested. Price is fair retail. About $11.5k. I’d project maybe $3500 drop here as well.

    Last night, I was leaning SRT just to have the quicker and more desirable vehicle. This morn, I’m leaning RT for comfort, color, immediate $2k savings, and no de-modding needed. It is a tough choice.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,637
    My anecdotal experience is you never know whether the modifications were done professionally or slapped together and you've already expressed dissatisfaction. Personally I would go with the 100% stock example, it doesn't need to go under the knife after taking delivery and if you need more speed you could always take the $2K and add some go fast parts, right?
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,733
    All logic points toward the R/T. I agree that unmolested with less power and the prospect of less headaches seems like the way to go here. $2k is a nice budget for some sticky tires and a set of sway bars.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,208
    I vote Daytona. It’s not a exactly slow.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,573
    edited September 2019
    Not sure exactly what the SRT needs to cosmetically, but that’s my vote

    Based on your posts I’m thinking you want something brash and far from the everyday. The R/T is nice but the SRT is a beast.

    You do your own wrenching and aren’t going to keep it long anyway!

    Just like you never say you wish you bought a smaller TV... you’ll never say I wish I bought the one with less power.

    SRT or bust

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,838
    edited September 2019
    LOL. Well, before reading tjc's vote, I made the decision, made the call, and made the deal.
    https://www.usa1autos.com/details/used-2008-dodge-charger/57440784

    seems to make the wife feel better than I spent $10k rather than $12k. And I REALLY wanted the Go ManGO.

    Here is the SRT, for those who are curious:
    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventorylisting/mySavedListings.action#listing=251669196

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,229
    SRT is too blinged out. I think you made the right call.
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,798
    edited September 2019
    I like it!

    Nice subtle color and appearance too, I bet the speed cops won't even notice it. ;)

    I agree with @corvette on the other one. The only thing I like better about it is the 2-tone interior.

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

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,751
    corvette said:

    SRT is too blinged out. I think you made the right call.

    Agreed. Good choice.

    2019 Volvo V90 XC - 2019 MB GLC300 Coupe - 2014 BMW 228i

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,838
    now i'm still debating on SUV vs pickup as the other vehicle. Pickup sucks when doing something like carrying all our karate gear, but obviously great to have when carrying stuff you don't want dirtying up the minivan's carpet.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,733
    qbrozen said:

    LOL. Well, before reading tjc's vote, I made the decision, made the call, and made the deal.
    https://www.usa1autos.com/details/used-2008-dodge-charger/57440784

    seems to make the wife feel better than I spent $10k rather than $12k. And I REALLY wanted the Go ManGO.

    Here is the SRT, for those who are curious:
    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventorylisting/mySavedListings.action#listing=251669196

    Good call! I like the color. It's a numbered car. Mazel-Tov! Enjoy!

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,043
    qbrozen said:

    now i'm still debating on SUV vs pickup as the other vehicle. Pickup sucks when doing something like carrying all our karate gear, but obviously great to have when carrying stuff you don't want dirtying up the minivan's carpet.

    Ford Flex with EcoBoost. 365 HP of utility greatness.
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  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,637
    TACO TACO TACO TACO TACO

    #sayitlikejamesbelushi
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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 11,796
    qbrozen said:

    LOL. Well, before reading tjc's vote, I made the decision, made the call, and made the deal.
    https://www.usa1autos.com/details/used-2008-dodge-charger/57440784

    seems to make the wife feel better than I spent $10k rather than $12k. And I REALLY wanted the Go ManGO.

    Here is the SRT, for those who are curious:
    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventorylisting/mySavedListings.action#listing=251669196

    I dig it. Big congrats!
    2018 Acura TLX 3.5 SH AWD A-SPEC
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,733
    qbrozen said:

    now i'm still debating on SUV vs pickup as the other vehicle. Pickup sucks when doing something like carrying all our karate gear, but obviously great to have when carrying stuff you don't want dirtying up the minivan's carpet.

    What karate gear? A couple duffle bags with uniforms? Or cinder blocks to smash through?

    #waxonwaxoff
    #paintthefence
    #paintthehouse

    I say pickup

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,573
    LOL. Well, before reading tjc's vote, I made the decision, made the call, and made the deal.

    Well,
    After seeing the links... I have to say I see why you hesitated on the SRT. Lots to change on that one to make it look good. Those wheels, UGH.

    Congrats.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 35,208
    That SRT gave me a bad vibe. Much prefer the Daytona. A whole lot closer too.

    You just did the PU so should know how it works. But a nice tri fold cover makes it function like an SUV. So look at both and see what comes cheapest.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,573

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