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  • @28ff nice on the vijen. Beeing sold! And glad the lease retirne on the X1 when whell!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,919
    you ready to move to a pure electric, with no back-up engine?

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

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 135,042
    Subaru must have a fair amount of 2019 outback still in inventory. I continually get emails from them, asking for me to trade in my current car and reduce my payment.

    Some months back, I think the new monthly payment was somewhere around $450-$475 a month. Today's email offer told me I can get into a new outback 3.6R for the meager sum of $385 per month.

    Of course they are assuming that I still have roughly 18 months worth of payments left to make. They don't know that I own the car free and clear, and it's probably still worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $20,000.

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  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,255
    edited October 2019
    We’d still have the Volt. But we could take longer trips on electric only than currently possible. We do take under a hundred mile trips to visit friends or do shopping, and we are using gas after the first 40 miles, and often the return if we can’t find a handy charging station. I’ve come to prefer the driving dynamics of the EV. And the Volt is not as smooth a driver on gas as in EV mode. Seats in the Leaf Plus are really comfortable too.
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,011
    suydam said:

    Still deciding whether to buy out the Volt next month when the lease ends. I drove a Nissan Leaf Plus SL today just to check out what’s new. Really like it. It has a titch more rear seat room than the Encore, still a small vehicle which I like. Acceleration and handling are great and the SL trim is very nice. The one I drove had dark grey exterior, not my fave, but the light grey interior with black trim is very nice.
    Overall I see it as a great replacement for the Encore, but not for the Volt. So maybe a few years down the road when we pay off the Volt. Did really enjoy being in a new car though. And it has all the goodies lacking in the Encore. Sigh.

    I am very disappointed that GM cancelled the Volt. It is the the ideal combination of electric and practicality, range anxiety pound sand.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,919
    I saw one parked at Lowes today. Looked sharp.

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

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,255
    I’m pretty sure we’ll keep it, pay off early, and at that point sell the Encore and get a Leaf Plus. Price may have come down by then too. Too bad I can’t trade in the Encore to enable buying the Volt with cash. Although the Encore is the Better Half’s preferred vehicle.
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,919
    edited October 2019
    Subaru is advertising some sort of "day of the dog" on 10/22. I told the wife we have to get one that day since we have the yellow lab. She did not buy it.

    probably going to be something to revisit in Q1 next year. Being held to the commitment to finish paying down all of the HELOC. Which would officially have us done with paying for college finally! That has been taking a lot of extra each month, so once that drops off, a new car loan payment is going to seem like nothing!

    Will also make the Philly auto show (usually the last week of January) really important, because it could be the time to nail down the final short list (other than BMW of course, unless they decide to come back next year!)

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

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,712
    I’m a bit curious on the Leaf myself.

    Here in CO, xcel energy provides a $3,000 rebate and the state has a $5,000 tax credit. The Nissan dealers will credit the $8,000 toward the purchase (you assign the credit to them) in addition to whatever dealer discount they provide. Generally, dealers are advertising about $11k off, and then you get the $7,500 federal rebate at tax time.

    Pretty good deal.

    2019 Volvo V90 XC - 2019 MB GLC300 Coupe - 2018 VW GTI

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,959
    edited October 2019
    My TDI arbitrage car is for sale! Confirmed VIN. Was goofing around and found it.

    https://www.grandjunctionvolkswagen.com/used/Audi/2013-Audi-A3-481c08ee0a0e0ae8475c3b8c63521aa9.htm
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,011
    That’s cool. It looks like a nice car. I know you bought it for the buy out. Did you drive it much? Like it? I noticed the local dealers selling TDIs now. Most come with a 2yr unlimited mileage warranty. I also observed that most have been serviced and list a new battery as part of the service. I guess sitting for over a year that’s a good idea. They do seem reasonably priced.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,732
    corvette said:

    Paging @qbrozen or anyone else who might have one - can anyone recommend an OBD scanner device? I should probably have one anyway, but my OnStar is now showing a red light and isn't working.

    Edit: Ordered a BlueDriver from Amazon. There is a popular scanner called FIXD that is less expensive, but doesn't include the repair database BlueDriver does (FIXD charges a subscription fee for the database).

    Bluedriver would have been my suggestion.

    '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!

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,959
    sda said:

    That’s cool. It looks like a nice car. I know you bought it for the buy out. Did you drive it much? Like it? I noticed the local dealers selling TDIs now. Most come with a 2yr unlimited mileage warranty. I also observed that most have been serviced and list a new battery as part of the service. I guess sitting for over a year that’s a good idea. They do seem reasonably priced.

    Put about 1000 miles on it in 6 months. I loved it. Really fun car. I think this is probably over priced. You can get Jettas and such sub-$15k.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 135,042

    My TDI arbitrage car is for sale! Confirmed VIN. Was goofing around and found it.

    https://www.grandjunctionvolkswagen.com/used/Audi/2013-Audi-A3-481c08ee0a0e0ae8475c3b8c63521aa9.htm

    Only a 4 hour drive for me.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,919
    I would not mind having this for a toy, if it just wasn't ruined by having the wrong transmission, and 1 too few pedals. Even though it has zero space for anything, probably not even a weekend bag.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2009-pontiac-solstice-2dr_convertible-used-1g2mn35b09y108068.html

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,732
    Wrong trans and wrong engine

    '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: 7,155
    I liked the coupe better, and I agree with @qbrozen, you'd want the GXP.
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 723
    edited October 2019
    I just drove past the Subaru plant on my way to Chicago- new Outbacks sitting outside.

    What a great idea- drive from south of Indy to Chicago and back home, then immediately drive to Atlanta to pick up Q7
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,919
    if I wanted a prior generation 3 series, this one is just about perfect. love the colors, and all the options you need.

    https://www.eimports4less.com/details-2016-bmw-3_series-certified_328i_xdrive_sport_package_awd_led_nav_cam-used-wba8e3g51gnu01526.html

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,155
    Love the colors on that 328.
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,601
    fintail said:

    11 months? Wow. MB has never started hounding me until maybe 7 months out.

    I took the picture and tossed the flyer, there isn't a chance we do anything until June at the earliest. My understanding is that Acura has an unpublished 6 month pull ahead but only 3 payments are fully waived. The rest are rolled over or you need to write a check.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,919
    if they aren't cancelling the rest of the payments, it is a 3 month pull ahead, not 6. You can trade it in any time you want on a new lease if you want to deal with the payments.

    no way I am giving it back early if I have to pay for the old car and new car at the same time.

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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,874
    That's pretty strict. The MB 6 month pull ahead is well known, and is a clean slate - you just start over. They can bend the rules too, IIRC when I got the Bluetec, it was ~10 months out, they were really itching to get rid of it.
    pensfan83 said:


    I took the picture and tossed the flyer, there isn't a chance we do anything until June at the earliest. My understanding is that Acura has an unpublished 6 month pull ahead but only 3 payments are fully waived. The rest are rolled over or you need to write a check.

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,959
    And with that, the Saab is gone. I'm so depressed.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,919
    sad, but less stressful. eventually you will get another toy.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,959
    I told Sam and he cried. It was brutal. That was after he finished crying because the eagles lost.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 143,267

    I told Sam and he cried. It was brutal. That was after he finished crying because the eagles lost.

    Lucky he isn't a Bengals fan. He would never stop crying.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 723

    I told Sam and he cried. It was brutal. That was after he finished crying because the eagles lost. </

    Selling is always a mixed bag.

    My buddy was right, every SAAB ends in a SAAB story...

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,155
    Got the BlueDriver going - it's a neat tool, but unfortunately, it didn't show any codes stored which would point me to the issue with OnStar. I think OnStar, in theory, is a gimmick, and I take issue with some of the fear-mongering ads I've heard on the radio before, but at a discounted rate of $10/month, I think it's reasonable for the automatic crash notification, instant diagnostics if you get a check engine light, and emailing me once a month with my oil life and tire pressures. I could still just cancel my plan and do without. Going to try to do some more research on GM truck-specific forums.
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,124
    Pretty BMW though I'd prefer the blue over beige combo. A 328 is something I could really learn to love and the one I'd get if I went German again. But leaning more towards hybrid or electric next time I do purchase. Do believe I'd get another Golf if they still had the SEL version as I made a tremendous mistake by not getting one back in 2014. The few extras it contained are things I really did want and spending the extra $ would've been worth it.
    Going forward with the next purchase, plan to really think things out and get exactly what I want, cost be damned. Just not convinced it'll be a 2020 model anymore to be honest. Just going to play it by ear and keep on looking. Think I'll know it when I see it/drive it no matter what "it" is. It'll have to put that silly smile on my face like the Golf had done all these years, one when I see it, I'll have that thrilling feeling inside that I own this piece of machinery. So just plan on enjoying the ride I've currently got while continuing o look for what comes next!

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,919
    was chatting with the wife earlier about how there are things you don't really "need", but once you have them, you really don't want to go back. Even if it costs a bit more to get what really makes you happy. If you can afford it, go for it so you don't regret it every day you drive it.

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

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,255
    With both my Buick and Chevy I get diagnostics, monthly email report, and use of remote services with the app. That’s all free for 5 years. It’s the extra stuff that has a monthly charge, and isn’t worth it to me. I’ve got AAA for towing and such, and the chance of being knocked unconscious in a crash is pretty small. Assuming you or someone is conscious you could just hit the Onstar button and activate the plan.
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,695
    @28firefighter - mazel-tov on the sale of your Saab. Nice to know you found a good home for it.

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

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,011
    Hopefully the new owner will address the cosmetics and give it a little love. It sounds like they appreciate it for the unique and fine vehicle it is.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,919
    Sparky. Good name for an electric car!

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,919
    Good job on the sale. Probably best all around for you and the car. Unless you wanted to make it a lifetime member of the family, you had some fun and moved on. Can always find another toy down the line.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,959
    stickguy said:

    Sparky. Good name for an electric car!

    I can't take credit for it. My Dad and I were talking about names with Sam on FaceTime after we got it, and as soon as my Dad said it, Sam latched on.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,959
    stickguy said:

    Good job on the sale. Probably best all around for you and the car. Unless you wanted to make it a lifetime member of the family, you had some fun and moved on. Can always find another toy down the line.

    This is exactly the thought process I went down. I either needed to fix it up to my standards and make it a lifetime holder or it was time for it to go. I loved the Viggen, but I never saw it as a forever car.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,341
    mjfloyd1 said:

    tjc78 said:

    xwesx said:

    jmonroe1 said:

    xwesx said:

    Q7. I have a front wheel bearing failing on mine. 88,000 miles! Ridiculous. I received the new bearing yesterday (HUGE!!), and my new amazing tool kit for replacing the bearing came in today. I'm stoked. Hard to stay at work instead of just running home to play with it.

    But, $600 in, and shop wants $1,400. Plus, I would be out that for a one-time deal. Now, if I *ever* have another wheel bearing failure on any car, I'm set.... just the cost of the bearing and a fun hour or so of my life. :)

    Just curious and I hope you don't take this as being too nebby, but how much did your new toy, the wheel bearing tool kit, cost you? Like they say, "if you don't have the right tools you can't do a professional job". Years ago I convinced Mrs. j that you can't do everything around the house just because you have a hammer, screw driver and a pair of vice grips.

    Let us know how long it takes to do the job. I know it will be worth your time if only because of learning something and the self satisfaction you'll get.

    jmonroe
    $500. An excellent kit, though. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045H9UJQ/
    That wasn’t available for rental at Autozone, etc?
    I wondered the same. You pay a deposit that gets refunded when you return the tool set.
    You guys are funny. You seem to forget where I am located! :D
    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: 13,341
    qbrozen said:

    Ok, found this vid. Different tool kit but shows the process. Leave it to the Germans. This is why I much prefer the hub and bearing to be a single replaceable unit.

    Fingers crossed the manual kit from Amazon can handle enough torque from your arm to do the job.

    My kit did exactly the same thing, except that it cost less than this one (at least from the place I was able to find it, and it is full universal for other makes and models.

    Job it done (nearly). I didn't get the brakes set right in terms of the clearing air from the fluid, so I'll need to sort that out to night. But, I now drive in blissful silence. Yay.

    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: 13,341
    ab348 said:


    I hope his arm has enough torque to do the job. :laughing:

    Yeah, forget that! My cordless impact driver did just fine, though. Did the whole job in one battery, too. It finally quit while I was installing the last lug nut.
    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: 13,341
    corvette said:

    Paging @qbrozen or anyone else who might have one - can anyone recommend an OBD scanner device? I should probably have one anyway, but my OnStar is now showing a red light and isn't working.

    Edit: Ordered a BlueDriver from Amazon. There is a popular scanner called FIXD that is less expensive, but doesn't include the repair database BlueDriver does (FIXD charges a subscription fee for the database).

    For reading, I definitely like my BlueDriver. It doesn't do any sort of send protocols, though, so you cannot use it to reset maintenance reminders, etc.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 11,662
    xwesx said:

    ab348 said:


    I hope his arm has enough torque to do the job. :laughing:

    Yeah, forget that! My cordless impact driver did just fine, though. Did the whole job in one battery, too. It finally quit while I was installing the last lug nut.
    I remember the episode of Wheeler Dealers when Edd had to change the rear wheel bearing in a Renault Alpine. It was retained by a large outside-thread nut with slots for a special removal tool to to engage. He fabricated his own tool but the thing was on so tight that he had to use heat plus a couple of long pieces of pipe over the wrench handle to get enough leverage, then once that was finally off, a hydraulic press to remove the bearing itself. No fun.

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,341
    The original bearing was horridly difficult to remove, but it did finally come out. Thankfully, the reinstall was much smoother.


    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 34,919
    Gonna get grit in your bearings working on the ground like that!

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,341
    stickguy said:

    Gonna get grit in your bearings working on the ground like that!

    Only in the ones I don't want. I'm used to working in these conditions; been doing it for decades. I'm actually very thankful that I had neither rain nor snow (well, no more than a dusting) during this weekend's activity. Temps were even tolerable at about -1-2C (28-30F) for the duration.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • @ 20 fire fighter yes sad day but at least it went to a good home.
  • @zwest Nice which car was it that you did this work on this past weekend?
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,341
    Q7
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
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