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  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,115
    @ondrays 3 every car brand has its problems, I mention this over and over and here, I mean you’re entitled to your opinion on the Kia which is fine. I know you like your Audi’s which is perfectly fine too. Different strokes for different folks.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,115
    I’m back everyone, had to delete the shortcut on my phone because it kept saying the page couldn’t be displayed, and I put it back again from the admin site back in business.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,115
    Still job searching here, the gym and making the best of every day, pushing to go to a car show yesterday but my cousin didn’t feel well and the weather wasn’t the greatest, there’s another one on October 19 I found out and about so hoping to go to that one. And get out in the car again a bit next weekend. Not sure if I told everyone, got a new battery for last Tuesday and they ended up giving me one for free even though the old one they probably weren’t going to cover under warranty thank God worked out in my favor.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,115
    @ 28 fire fighter, sorry to hear the sad sad news they have to sell Division, but I’m sure eventually you’ll find another toy, I’m glad you’re getting lots of interest on it.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,115
    @QB Nice, glad you got the wheel hub put on the equinox and saved a bit of money. Yes eventually get to the other projects that you have to do with that car ha ha Ha.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    No not tightwads at all, I don't think. Actually the feedback I've gotten is that I'm being very reasonable and honest in my ad. The people interested right now are really enthusiasts - asking about common modifications, failure points, etc - they know what this car is relative to the average consumer.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,115
    @ Send man, agreed cars or just machines and things happens maybe sometimes more of the certain makes another’s but it is what it is.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,115
    Agreed people should do more looking at the cars that they like not just numbers. I guess my neighbor they gonna go this coming weekend since their lease is up a week from tomorrow and they haven’t done a damn thing yet I gave up on trying to talk to them about it they’re going to see I’m sure going to hear all about it how stressed out they are because they waited to the last minute meanwhile I told him from the beginning of September let’s go look.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,115
    So not gonna be able to lease a Mustang GT, turns out for doesn’t lease them only the cohost one that’s with three or four dealers told me this past week since I last checked in here last Tuesday.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,115
    Was addicting to try ring that Dodge charger help me with my cousin last Monday a week from today, still tempting sound so sick for stock car. Just sitting in the passenger seat was enough for me I love it, but kind of does a little too much gear and think you could feel it. Same with the Ford Ranger with a stove later on that night if you lay downshift it’s like too many years and putting these days.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,115
    @breld go for it do you know do you wanna buy that Volvo and we’re all here to support you. What cars leaving the fleet week end of the week ha ha Ha.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,115
    @ Stick guy, my son going to a few dealers this past Saturday to do some car looking with the wife and daughter. See how you have to work that in there with their coat shopping awesome.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,047
    too big a barge for my taste, but I gotta say, this is a stunning car.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2012-porsche-panamera-4dr_hatchback_4s-used-wp0ab2a70cl061776.html

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    Beautiful car.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWPosts: 2,800
    stickguy said:

    too big a barge for my taste, but I gotta say, this is a stunning car.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2012-porsche-panamera-4dr_hatchback_4s-used-wp0ab2a70cl061776.html

    Nice car but never a fan of those light carpets. They get dirty just looking at them.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,314
    floor mats. Easy and cheap fix.

    I still want a Panamera. Sigh.

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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,251
    It''s a polarizing design. Interior is very nicely done though not very space efficient for the size of the thing.

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

  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,115
    @ stick guy, sounds like a lovely car you posted from one of your local used car dealers very nice.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    qbrozen said:

    floor mats. Easy and cheap fix.

    I still want a Panamera. Sigh.

    At least burn some rubber off the Charger's tires first.

    The Panamera can be #50

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,047
    wonder which car is faster?

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    You posted a V8, I'd wager it would edge out the Charger.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,047
    not sure which trips the lights first, but I know the Porsche will keep going longer. and most likely, you won't get scared off as soon!

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,314
    edited October 8
    Hell, the Panamera V6 can give my R/T a very tight race.

    But I ain’t gettin a Panamera for $10k, so the Charger easily wins the value column.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,047
    plus, you can take the Charger to Jiffy Lube if you feel like it!

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,530
    stickguy said:

    plus, you can take the Charger to Jiffy Lube if you feel like it!

    That makes a big deal in all seriousness. I’ve said this before, but my parents SUVs each cost around the same amount of money. Dad’s Yukon gets the oil change/tire rotation for $70 or $80 with coupon. $70-$80 at the Porsche service department gets you a tissue when you sneeze.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,047
    if we decide to splurge and max out the budget on something nice, that is why it won't be a Porsche (especially since that would have to be a used one). I assume a base Macan costs just as much to maintain as a "real" porsche does.

    I suppose the cheap cousin Q5 would be a reasonable alternative, if you got the right trim level!

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,314
    stickguy said:

    plus, you can take the Charger to Jiffy Lube if you feel like it!

    Oh, no no no. I wouldn’t even trust Jiffy Lube (or similar places) With my lawn mower.

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

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,491
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    Taking the Elantra back to the dealer today.

    Called last night to make a 5:30 appointment to drop it off. Woman on the phone asked if I was buying another Hyundai. I said "no", she then said "well we prefer you do this during the day, but if that's the only time you have that's cool with us"

    HMM... look up my file lady. I've bought 5 cars since 2009 with your dealer group. Oh and sidebar, most likely a sixth next fall (Enclave #3).

    Anyway... looking over the last three years with the Elantra. For $210 / month with $250 OOP I can't say a bad thing about it. Cheap transportation through the crazy expensive child care years.

    Car didn't have a single thing go wrong. The tech worked great, good AC/Heat, and heated seats you could cook an egg on. Zero rattles after three years and drives just like it did when it was new. I was pretty hard on the little guy and it never got under 29 MPG.

    All in all a very pleasant ownership experience and I'd recommend one to anyone.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,530
    tjc78 said:

    Taking the Elantra back to the dealer today.

    Called last night to make a 5:30 appointment to drop it off. Woman on the phone asked if I was buying another Hyundai. I said "no", she then said "well we prefer you do this during the day, but if that's the only time you have that's cool with us"

    HMM... look up my file lady. I've bought 5 cars since 2009 with your dealer group. Oh and sidebar, most likely a sixth next fall (Enclave #3).

    Anyway... looking over the last three years with the Elantra. For $210 / month with $250 OOP I can't say a bad thing about it. Cheap transportation through the crazy expensive child care years.

    Car didn't have a single thing go wrong. The tech worked great, good AC/Heat, and heated seats you could cook an egg on. Zero rattles after three years and drives just like it did when it was new. I was pretty hard on the little guy and it never got under 29 MPG.

    All in all a very pleasant ownership experience and I'd recommend one to anyone.

    Always good to hear about a pleasant ownership (leasorship) experience. While you didn't gush over the driving experience, it served you very well for the last 3 years. You & @stickguy seemed to have liked the value aspect. Very hard to argue with $210 per month for a brand spankin new car.

    I always tell people there are deals like this out there if you are willing to work hard and negotiate. Every time I hear someone say they are "lookin for a cheap car" with a budget of less than $10K, I suggest leasing an Elantra, Civic, or Corolla. The excuse is always "I don't want to have payments." $210 per month comes out to a little over $7,500 for 3 years. So yes, you can plunk down $7-$10K on a good used car that you can drive "payment free" for the next 3 years. That used car is still going to depreciate, need maintenance, repairs, tires, brakes...

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,047
    And a great buy as a slightly used car.

    The next (current) generation to yours is even better all around too.

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,950
    $39 Groupon for two oil changes (within a year) at my locally owned shop. I need to take the Tahoe in there soon, as I think the one year is almost up. Free tire rotations at Discount Tire.
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,491
    The Prelude goes in Thursday for its annual state inspection. Only driven 2,300 miles since last year so it'll be exempt from emissions and shouldn't need much else hopefully.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    An absolutely great value, @tjc78 and it served it's purpose well.

    As far as the lease return, it is interesting to hear that. I think Hyundai is like some other brands where accepting a lease return is not mandatory unless it is the dealer you originally leased from. I've heard horror stories of CJDR dealers being unwilling to ground returns. Sounds like they're annoyed but the lease return should take them 5 minutes - maybe you could even test drive something to make them feel better about it.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,047
    I took mine back to the dealer TJC is talking about. I just showed up, no appointment. Took 5-10 minutes, no fuss. I did call prior to ask about logistics, and they told me to just bring it by whenever I felt like it.

    Was not the dealer I bought it from. Wasn’t even the local guy I used for service!

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    That's great! A pleasant surprise.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    I don't suspect any problems, I think I just got a cranky person on the phone.

    I could certainly understand if you came in on a Saturday afternoon, but anytime during a week day shouldn't be an issue!

    @28firefighter
    Yes, it did serve it's purpose well.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    The X1 is going to BMW on Friday for it's pre-return inspection. I'm not expecting anything but you never know.

    Interestingly, BMWFS did warn me that the dealer could put up a stink about accepting the return because only the originating center has to take it. It would be a huge bummer if I had to drive this thing down to Portland.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,950
    Good news: Water pipe noise seems to have disappeared on its own. I still plan to improve the way it’s attached to the joists in hopes of eliminating future issues.

    Bad news: the Tahoe radio was popping something awful this afternoon, and as I pulled into the parking lot at work, it lost power briefly and a bunch of warning lights came on. Then, everything went back to normal before I could even see which lights illuminated. Going to check the battery connections when I get home, but if there’s nothing obvious there, it will probably be a mechanic visit.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,215

    The X1 is going to BMW on Friday for it's pre-return inspection. I'm not expecting anything but you never know.

    Interestingly, BMWFS did warn me that the dealer could put up a stink about accepting the return because only the originating center has to take it. It would be a huge bummer if I had to drive this thing down to Portland.

    That seems ridiculous! What, do they expect people to just remain tethered in one place for three years? I would say, if they don't want to take it, that's fine. You can just leave it in the lot with the keys inside. Your lease period is done; it is their problem now!
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 9,168
    Best lease return ever was my 2006 Avalon. The bank came and picked it up at my job!

    I'm sure I've told this before but someone came running into my office thinking it was being re-possessed or stolen. LOL.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,491
    xwesx said:

    The X1 is going to BMW on Friday for it's pre-return inspection. I'm not expecting anything but you never know.

    Interestingly, BMWFS did warn me that the dealer could put up a stink about accepting the return because only the originating center has to take it. It would be a huge bummer if I had to drive this thing down to Portland.

    That seems ridiculous! What, do they expect people to just remain tethered in one place for three years? I would say, if they don't want to take it, that's fine. You can just leave it in the lot with the keys inside. Your lease period is done; it is their problem now!
    I suspect it could also have to do with whether space is available on the main or overflow lot.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,251
    Could be worse... it could have been like the lease on my 2011 Regal where the leasing dealer had no record of the car at all. I even had the title which is something they were supposed to have kept. I never made the connection as it was just stuck in a file with all the other paperwork from the time of the acquisition. In retrospect I should have just kept my mouth shut until they finally called. I suspect GM Financial or whoever wrote the lease would have eventually rattled their chain.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    pensfan83 said:

    xwesx said:

    The X1 is going to BMW on Friday for it's pre-return inspection. I'm not expecting anything but you never know.

    Interestingly, BMWFS did warn me that the dealer could put up a stink about accepting the return because only the originating center has to take it. It would be a huge bummer if I had to drive this thing down to Portland.

    That seems ridiculous! What, do they expect people to just remain tethered in one place for three years? I would say, if they don't want to take it, that's fine. You can just leave it in the lot with the keys inside. Your lease period is done; it is their problem now!
    I suspect it could also have to do with whether space is available on the main or overflow lot.
    This, I believe, is the underlying issue. Also, BMW dealers have to buy a certain number or percentage of lease returns to resell as CPO units or otherwise use one of a limited number of "passes" to reject a car and ship it to auction, so this might have something to do with it. Though I did just read somewhere that a BMW lease returned to the non-originating dealer can be rejected without using one of their "passes" - maybe @roadburner can confirm?
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,047
    That sounds like a BMWFS issue, that should not be of any concern to the customer

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,683
    stickguy said:

    That sounds like a BMWFS issue, that should not be of any concern to the customer

    To most people no. But I like to understand the drivers behind these things since I tend to operate on the fringe of what most dealers would consider friendly to their bottom line. B)
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,530
    Ok good news. My wife found a 2nd job working at a hospital that is about a 25 minute drive from our house. She will see homecare patients a few days per week and then work at this new hospital a few days a week.

    She did get a flat tire today on her way for some pre employment testing (W2, drug testing...). With 33K miles on the (rather expensive) OEM Continentals, do I go ahead and replace all four?

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

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 133,854
    nyccarguy said:

    Ok good news. My wife found a 2nd job working at a hospital that is about a 25 minute drive from our house. She will see homecare patients a few days per week and then work at this new hospital a few days a week.

    She did get a flat tire today on her way for some pre employment testing (W2, drug testing...). With 33K miles on the (rather expensive) OEM Continentals, do I go ahead and replace all four?

    Depends on how worn they are.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,215
    edited October 8
    nyccarguy said:

    Ok good news. My wife found a 2nd job working at a hospital that is about a 25 minute drive from our house. She will see homecare patients a few days per week and then work at this new hospital a few days a week.

    She did get a flat tire today on her way for some pre employment testing (W2, drug testing...). With 33K miles on the (rather expensive) OEM Continentals, do I go ahead and replace all four?

    If the flat requires replacement, then you are likely into the mileage where the tread difference will cause stress in the AWD system. If these are OEM tires, they are probably 2/3 or better through their usable life anyway.

    Short answer: Yes, you should probably plan on replacement of the set.
    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: 5,683
    Congrats to your wife, @nyccarguy. Very happy to hear she is landing back on her feet.

    Regarding the tires, my guess is you can't possibly have more than 3-4/32 remaining on them all around. You're into the point of replacing all 4 if they cannot repair.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
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