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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,112

    My nearest Tesla dealer is in Cincinnati. One of the local attorneys bought a new one and that dealer assured him that they would pick up and deliver the car if any issues arose. His car now has an issue that rendered the car undriveable. He called the dealer and was advised that they no longer picked up and delivered cars. This all took place before the current pandemic hysteria.

    Interesting. Of my small fleet, both Acura and KIA have made it a point to email me nearly daily that they’ll pick up and/or drop off my cars if I need service. Tesla must be doing well in Cincinnati for them to go against that grain.
    2019 Kia Stinger GT2
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 152,420
    Eternal optimist: When the stock market is down 5%, I now lose less money than I did a couple months ago.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,934
    Good idea! I’ll keep it in mind.

    No worries. Garage is full for foreseeable future.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,989
    mjfloyd1 said:

    stickguy said:

    really bored tonight (I am sure a lot of that going on) so of course, browsed used cars (I already finished cruising through the houses for sale. and found a couple of those that would be perfect, if the wife was willing to do something crazy and jump!) anyway, I digress.

    was thinking, what would I get if I suddenly needed to replace my car?

    This one just struck my fancy. Still nice, not a beater but not horribly expensive. l always liked them, this one is loaded up, and it is a perfect match for the RDX (color wise).

    https://www.eimports4less.com/details-2011-infiniti-ex35-certified_ex35_journey_awd_premium_deluxe_touring-used-jn1aj0hr6bm850976.html

    and this one, not that I would buy it (no moonroof, no sale! and a little pricey) I threw in because of the interesting color combo. Sport seats look super comfy

    https://www.eimports4less.com/details-2017-mini-cooper_clubman-certified_cooper_clubman_all4_awd_real_leather_interior-used-wmwlu1c59h2f27128.html

    DO NOT BUY a car now. I suspect that you will second guess your decision later. I don’t know why...😂
    It's amazing how this place can teach some of its members how to read between the lines and even know how a story will end before it ends. ;)

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis V8 with Ultimate Package and '18 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 145,926
    kyfdx said:

    Eternal optimist: When the stock market is down 5%, I now lose less money than I did a couple months ago.

    I made the mistake of looking at my 401(k) quarterly statemenet, this morning. Down 17% for the quarter.

    But, I agree that the dollar cost averaging works to my advantage, going forward. Hoping the market rebounds in the next 8-10 years before I contemplate retirement.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,916
    edited April 1
    nyccarguy said:

    corvette said:

    Love that EX. I think that’s basically the wagon version of my G37. Looks like they didn’t get the larger engine until 2013?

    +1

    Does it blow anybody else's mind that a MY 2011 vehicle will be 10 YEARS OLD in a few months?
    That’s prime target age for my bargain hooptie searches. I’ve got one in the barn that’s nearly 21.

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,916

    My nearest Tesla dealer is in Cincinnati. One of the local attorneys bought a new one and that dealer assured him that they would pick up and deliver the car if any issues arose. His car now has an issue that rendered the car undriveable. He called the dealer and was advised that they no longer picked up and delivered cars. This all took place before the current pandemic hysteria.

    A car dealer lying? Unheard of. :)

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,916
    Michaell said:

    kyfdx said:

    Eternal optimist: When the stock market is down 5%, I now lose less money than I did a couple months ago.

    I made the mistake of looking at my 401(k) quarterly statemenet, this morning. Down 17% for the quarter.

    But, I agree that the dollar cost averaging works to my advantage, going forward. Hoping the market rebounds in the next 8-10 years before I contemplate retirement.
    I don’t even look at my main investment portfolio. I just assume it’s down 20-25% with the rest of the market.

    For my little work 401k it couldn’t be worse. I got my profit sharing (which is deposited into the 401k) just before the crash and now without a paycheck there’s no contributions to dollar cost average. If they ever call us back the contributions will buy into a higher market.

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,916
    Here’s your April Fool’s joke.

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,604
    stickguy said:



    and this one, not that I would buy it (no moonroof, no sale! and a little pricey) I threw in because of the interesting color combo. Sport seats look super comfy

    https://www.eimports4less.com/details-2017-mini-cooper_clubman-certified_cooper_clubman_all4_awd_real_leather_interior-used-wmwlu1c59h2f27128.html

    I love the color combos. Looks like a great set up, even without the roof (moonroof in small car is often a recipe for cramped quarters!). But, automatic? Boo. :(
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • dad23dad23 ColoradoPosts: 489
    Thought I'd give a quick update on the 4Runner after having it for a few weeks. The oldest has pretty much taken it under his wing. I had mentioned a few days after getting it that he had replaced a few bulbs and polished the headlights. One of our first evening drives revealed that the backlight for the multi-info display was out along with the backlights on a few of the knobs. He found the fix on YouTube so after a run to the Toyota dealer, he had it apart, fixed and all back together, even ran it down for an oil/filters change which he said he'd pay for but I took care of it. I think the Pilot has left the garage only a few times since this all started, seems I have a new driver for our limited trips for food, groceries, etc. And still feel very good with the deal as well, I've been looking at adding one more for them to share but haven't come across anything as good as this one for now, but we have time :)
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,506
    edited April 1
    Michaell said:

    kyfdx said:

    Eternal optimist: When the stock market is down 5%, I now lose less money than I did a couple months ago.

    I made the mistake of looking at my 401(k) quarterly statemenet, this morning. Down 17% for the quarter.

    But, I agree that the dollar cost averaging works to my advantage, going forward. Hoping the market rebounds in the next 8-10 years before I contemplate retirement.
    A nice place to be in if you aren’t already retired, as we are, and drawing down that $ rather than putting $ in. However, most recessions have been of much shorter duration. I’m trying to stay optimistic! As Mark Rylance’s character says in Bridge of Spies when asked if he’s worried, “Would it help?”
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 145,926
    suydam said:

    Michaell said:

    kyfdx said:

    Eternal optimist: When the stock market is down 5%, I now lose less money than I did a couple months ago.

    I made the mistake of looking at my 401(k) quarterly statemenet, this morning. Down 17% for the quarter.

    But, I agree that the dollar cost averaging works to my advantage, going forward. Hoping the market rebounds in the next 8-10 years before I contemplate retirement.
    A nice place to be in if you aren’t already retired, as we are, and drawing down that $ rather than putting $ in. However, most recessions have been of much shorter duration. I’m trying to stay optimistic! As Mark Rylance’s character says in Bridge of Spies when asked if he’s worried, “Would it help?”
    I do synmpathize for those of you living off previous investments; here's hoping for a speedy economic recovery.

    I'm fortunate that my mother has my dad's FD pension as her primary source of income; she collects both spousal and survivor benefits, so she's comfortable. She also gets a small SS check, each month.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,352
    nyccarguy said:


    so you ordered a new Model 3?

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

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,553
    nyccarguy said:


    Obviously, I want the deets.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,934
    I always find it strange to see a real truck SUV with fancy off road tech and capability riding on spindly wheels and low profile tires. And yes I realize they are bought just for posing, but still looks ridiculous.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,916
    fintail said:
    I guess they charge extra for ugly.

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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,295
    Funny thing, that's not the pointlessly fake-sporty spindly wheel variety, that's a "base" model (which is what I would choose, even I think an AMG G is silly).
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,958
    edited April 1
    Obviously, I want the deets.

    GOTCHA! April Fools! @qbrozen @tifighter

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,482
    I thought everyone had agreed that 2020 was not going to have an April fools.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • dad23dad23 ColoradoPosts: 489

    I thought everyone had agreed that 2020 was not going to have an April fools.

    Yep, but saw this on FB:


  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,853
    Agreed. It's March 32nd
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC - 2006 BMW 330Ci ZHP
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,352
    I honestly never got April Fools' jokes. I mean, not most of them, anyway. I think the problem is that they often fail to be jokes at all, but rather minor lies that are totally plausible. Its like running 1.5 miles and telling everyone you ran 2 miles! HaHa! April Fool!

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

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 772
    My kids received the one about having to repeat the same grade next year.

    I received one that alcohol sales would stop on 4/5/2020
  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,178
    qbrozen said:

    I honestly never got April Fools' jokes. I mean, not most of them, anyway. I think the problem is that they often fail to be jokes at all, but rather minor lies that are totally plausible. Its like running 1.5 miles and telling everyone you ran 2 miles! HaHa! April Fool!

    "It looked half a mile tall...I ran like hell!"
    image
    I read this on the front page of the Newark Advocate on this day 1969. That middle picture with the illegible caption purported to be an actual picture of the unidentified creature. Still makes me laugh.
    A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,322
    A bit more optimistic than most right now. Probably going to do one last dollar cost averaging session come weeks end or start of next week. Once things come back, think it'll happen quicker than many think as folks will be so ready.
    Did run into a rather sad situation earlier. Had to pick up my scripts, so stopped by the local Kentucky Fried across the street. Got my order from the drive-thru with no issue. Pulled around and a Mercedes had stopped right in front of the store, blocking traffic. I came around with someone behind me and we stopped. After a reasonable amount of time, I honk my horn so he'd move up a bit so I could get around him as well as the guy on my tail. Why he didn't back into a space was just crazy.
    He creeps up like a foot and now the guy behind me is starting to go around me but another vehicle is coming the opposite way, so he had no where to go. Finally got around and asked hm why he just didn't move over a bit as he saw the mess he had made. Yelled at me that he was waiting on his order and to "f k" the rest of us waiting! Just drove away shaking my head. Just showed me that many folks haven't changed through all this. It's still a "me first" attitude for many and screw everybody else.
    Definitely time to get back to normal as I think if this goes on much longer, many folks are just going to "loose it" and bad things might happen! A very sad time we're living through!

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

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,506
    Or we could rise to the occasion and behave better! We are not getting out of this any time soon, so we will all have to adjust. Maybe stop going through chain drive through and just support your local restaurants by getting carry out from them. Or buying gift cards to use in the future.
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 12,535
    Well, he WAS a Mercedes driver after all.... (hides under table) 😜

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,934
    check to see if Mike got KFC for lunch? B)

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,604

    I thought everyone had agreed that 2020 was not going to have an April fools.

    Yeah, and here it has two of them. :D
    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: 6,482
    Siblings.


    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,934
    does have a bit of an angry bird vibe to it from the rear

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,998
    From the New Yorker from about ten years ago...


    2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech 4WS (mine), 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD (wife's)
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 772

    Siblings.


    Well it’s really ugly but at least you got a great deal
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,482
    Cold.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,998
    I like the looks of it. Weird but fun.
    2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech 4WS (mine), 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD (wife's)
  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,989
    benjaminh said:

    I like the looks of it. Weird but fun.

    Well, I don't see its mother standing around so that otta tell you something. :'(

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis V8 with Ultimate Package and '18 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,916
    qbrozen said:

    I honestly never got April Fools' jokes. I mean, not most of them, anyway. I think the problem is that they often fail to be jokes at all, but rather minor lies that are totally plausible. Its like running 1.5 miles and telling everyone you ran 2 miles! HaHa! April Fool!

    My son’s friend works at a chip fab plant and he found a warning note attached to the water cooler: “Warning! Contains dihydrogen monoxide”.

    https://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,934
    the big place in Malta?

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 145,926

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,077

    Cold.


    No, jealous.

    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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,916
    stickguy said:

    the big place in Malta?

    Yep.

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

  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 3,074
    " For the sales period ending March 31, 2020 BMW brand sales totaled 59,455 vehicles, a decrease of 15.3% vs the 70,227 vehicles sold in the same time period last year."
    2016 BMW 340i
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,934
    Get used to seeing these reports.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 3,074
    Agree.
    Just posted these numbers here because Ford, GM and several others are posted generally. -
    but I do not typically see BMW in those posts...
    - Ray
    - Did MY part - in Feb...
    2016 BMW 340i
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,444
    rayainsw said:


    - Did MY part - in Feb...

    Me too!

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 152,420
    edited April 2
    corvette said:

    rayainsw said:


    - Did MY part - in Feb...

    Me too!

    Me too! (from @breld)

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