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  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,853
    I'll have an extra expense but that's at my request if they'll oblige me.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC - 2006 BMW 330Ci ZHP
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,926
    Dropping in a crate hemi?

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

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,836
    @qbrozen - fwiw, my brother has a 2014 or 2015 Q5 3.0T. He bought it new and I’d guess he has around 60k miles on it and hasn’t had any issues.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,481
    Had the Outback in for 1 year maintenance. 5k miles. Probably 3000 off our norm because of COVID.

    Only abnormality is some coolant needed to be added. Seems strange for 5k miles. Something to keep an eye on.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 145,877

    Had the Outback in for 1 year maintenance. 5k miles. Probably 3000 off our norm because of COVID.

    Only abnormality is some coolant needed to be added. Seems strange for 5k miles. Something to keep an eye on.

    My Subaru dealer is emailing me weekly about coming in for service. I think we've put 3-4K on it since the last one, so I don't feel like I'm in too much of a hurry.

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  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,552
    edited May 22
    @breld I forgot to answer an earlier question - I did not get a chance to drive a current TT yet. I only sat in the roadster to see if I would fit at all, which can be an issue at 6'2". I did. Plan was to come back and do a proper test drive, then the Z4 happened. Seems like if you liked your GTI, then you'd like the styled Golf R that is the TT. But get the roadster, okay? Nice ones here locally seem to be in the low 30's for a 17 with around 20k miles.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,836
    Thanks @tifighter!

    Good insight that you fit well - I’m maybe an inch taller. But of course I figured if I was okay in the Miata most anything else would be okay!

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

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,552
    I just fit in the Miata NC - the ND isn't as comfortable for me. The TT roadster is nicely packaged with good people room, a nice trunk size for a tour while still being something like 165" long. I like the look, too. Carplay isn't standard, so keep an eye out for the package that includes it. I was looking at this one -

    TT Roadster

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,481
    Michaell said:

    Had the Outback in for 1 year maintenance. 5k miles. Probably 3000 off our norm because of COVID.

    Only abnormality is some coolant needed to be added. Seems strange for 5k miles. Something to keep an eye on.

    My Subaru dealer is emailing me weekly about coming in for service. I think we've put 3-4K on it since the last one, so I don't feel like I'm in too much of a hurry.
    I’m only being particular because it’s a lease and I don’t want to get dinged for it later.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • breldbreld Posts: 4,836
    tifighter said:

    I just fit in the Miata NC - the ND isn't as comfortable for me. The TT roadster is nicely packaged with good people room, a nice trunk size for a tour while still being something like 165" long. I like the look, too. Carplay isn't standard, so keep an eye out for the package that includes it. I was looking at this one -

    TT Roadster

    Nice - I have a few white roadsters saved on my cars.com list.

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,913
    stickguy said:

    both Audis look nice. but I'm too risk averse to go with an older TT Audi.

    how about this? Too slow?

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/806999113/overview/

    That’s not a bad price for those miles.

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,481
    The TT just doesn’t do it for me, but I do like the quilted seat look.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,913
    tifighter said:

    Before someone else posts it, my response is just no-

    With the extra doors it’s certainly unique.

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

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,552
    tifighter said:

    I just fit in the Miata NC - the ND isn't as comfortable for me. The TT roadster is nicely packaged with good people room, a nice trunk size for a tour while still being something like 165" long. I like the look, too. Carplay isn't standard, so keep an eye out for the package that includes it. I was looking at this one -

    TT Roadster

    How much is a roadster worth extra to you all? You can get a TTS coupe used, for about the same price, and the TTS has everything better than the TT.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,552
    andres3 said:

    tifighter said:

    I just fit in the Miata NC - the ND isn't as comfortable for me. The TT roadster is nicely packaged with good people room, a nice trunk size for a tour while still being something like 165" long. I like the look, too. Carplay isn't standard, so keep an eye out for the package that includes it. I was looking at this one -

    TT Roadster

    How much is a roadster worth extra to you all? You can get a TTS coupe used, for about the same price, and the TTS has everything better than the TT.
    Fun uber alles, so roadster every time.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,552
    This weekend's random craigslist posting needs a whole lada love. But you'll stand out at your local ORV park.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,481
    They’re doing a complimentary 27 point inspection. I can’t wait to see what they find.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,074
    edited May 23

    They’re doing a complimentary 27 point inspection. I can’t wait to see what they find.

    Sadly, it will likely be a far cry from my SA, who tells me things like "You have a power steering hose seeping a bit, I wouldn't replace it until it starts to drip- and that probably won't happen for another 50,000 miles."

    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

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 772

    tifighter said:

    Before someone else posts it, my response is just no-

    With the extra doors it’s certainly unique.
    Sometimes unique is not good...
  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,288
    I like the Lada, but I wonder where it came from, and that bodywork scares me a bit. Those were sold in Canada well into the 90s, and although they can rust , I know there are survivors, I used to see them in BC not infrequently.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,926
    that is pretty cool. kinda a Russian Suzuki Samarai I guess. The winch is goofy (looks like it might tip onto its nose) but what the heck.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,926
    I don't think so. but put it on BaT and find out!

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,926
    this is a fantastic car. I could enjoy it. wonder what it ends up going for?

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2008-saleen-s281/

    I oddly have an affinity for this beast too. Though I suspect it actually drives like crap. But it is unique.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-dodge-shelby-dakota-pick-up-5/

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,481
    Not to me. But, according to a friend in the UK, those defenders can bring stupid money.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,913
    tifighter said:

    andres3 said:

    tifighter said:

    I just fit in the Miata NC - the ND isn't as comfortable for me. The TT roadster is nicely packaged with good people room, a nice trunk size for a tour while still being something like 165" long. I like the look, too. Carplay isn't standard, so keep an eye out for the package that includes it. I was looking at this one -

    TT Roadster

    How much is a roadster worth extra to you all? You can get a TTS coupe used, for about the same price, and the TTS has everything better than the TT.
    Fun uber alles, so roadster every time.
    “Uber Alles”? But your Teslas are American not German.😄

    Speaking of fun, this guy seems to be having the time of his life.

    The title question is asked frequently of me by my wife.

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,913
    tifighter said:

    This weekend's random craigslist posting needs a whole lada love. But you'll stand out at your local ORV park.

    Fiat engineering, Soviet manufacturing, zero spare parts. What could possibly go wrong?

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,913
    stickguy said:

    this is a fantastic car. I could enjoy it. wonder what it ends up going for?

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2008-saleen-s281/

    I oddly have an affinity for this beast too. Though I suspect it actually drives like crap. But it is unique.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-dodge-shelby-dakota-pick-up-5/

    I really like that Saleen. When you see that the supercharged 4.6L only gets you the horsepower of a 2018 base GT you realize how far engines advanced in 10 years. With 3:73 gears I bet it moves.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,926
    Hoovie definitely living the dream. And dang, that is a nice garage.

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

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,074
    stickguy said:

    this is a fantastic car. I could enjoy it. wonder what it ends up going for?

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2008-saleen-s281/

    DG was my childhood hero; my wife told me to go ahead and bid on it; let's see how high it goes...

    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: 13,074
    There's also a Parnelli Jones edition which has 1970 styling cues.

    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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,957

    They’re doing a complimentary 27 point inspection. I can’t wait to see what they find.

    Sadly, it will likely be a far cry from my SA, who tells me things like "You have a power steering hose seeping a bit, I wouldn't replace it until it starts to drip- and that probably won't happen for another 50,000 miles."
    About a month or so ago, I had my wife bring her Pilot to the dealer for an oil change & tire rotation. In addition to that, the car called for a rear differential fluid change which I declined. They also said the brakes are dangerously low and needed to be replaced immediately. I politely declined knowing that I was going to bring it to my
    Mechanic in the not too distant future. He checked the brakes & said there is still 20% pad life left. You should be good for another 8-10K miles. He said to bring it in if they start squealing or shuddering.

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

  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 3,074
    "It’s Official: Hertz Files for Bankruptcy Protection"
    2016 BMW 340i
  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 5,322
    OF, spoke with my lead and no word on coming back. He did say North Florida is back to work so am thinking that possibly June 1st could be our first day back. Just wondering how many of those sitting vehicles are dead and will need to be jumped? Not complaining about getting UI each week, but would rather be out driving somewhere than stuck here at home. Only good thing is I've maybe driven the Golf 100 miles these past two months and used almost no petrol! And all plans to replace the Golf have now been shelved because it ain't necessary at this juncture. The 0% financing does look tempting though, as I've never been able to time any purchase when the 0% was in effect.

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

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,836
    andres3 said:

    tifighter said:

    I just fit in the Miata NC - the ND isn't as comfortable for me. The TT roadster is nicely packaged with good people room, a nice trunk size for a tour while still being something like 165" long. I like the look, too. Carplay isn't standard, so keep an eye out for the package that includes it. I was looking at this one -

    TT Roadster

    How much is a roadster worth extra to you all? You can get a TTS coupe used, for about the same price, and the TTS has everything better than the TT.
    Oh I’m definitely considering a TTS as well. If I decide to go with a coupe, it seems they are only $2-3k higher than a regular TT coupe, so I’m sure I’d kick myself if I didn’t.

    I figured as my search got more serious I’d hit you up for info on your experience and any suggestions on what to look for in a TTS. They all seem to be pretty similar other than the wheels and maybe seats. What year is yours and is there a particular year to target (or avoid)?

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

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,836
    I have a thing for Audi’s Vegas Yellow.

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/801302204/overview/

    Funny thing is (though I imagine you all would understand), I’d be okay getting the yellow in a TTS, but not so much in a TT.

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

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,836
    But Sepang Blue with black optic. That’s what I really want.

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/808252311/overview/

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,926
    I like both colors. I had a few different yellow cars back in my younger days, and would be happy to get another one. On the right car of course.

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,444
    Black and grey interiors, though. Did they offer anything more colorful? Red seats with black trim and carpet would look nice with either exterior color.
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,913

    stickguy said:

    this is a fantastic car. I could enjoy it. wonder what it ends up going for?

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2008-saleen-s281/

    DG was my childhood hero; my wife told me to go ahead and bid on it; let's see how high it goes...

    Too bad GG sold his Cobra Mustang. You two could drag race.

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,913

    OF, spoke with my lead and no word on coming back. He did say North Florida is back to work so am thinking that possibly June 1st could be our first day back. Just wondering how many of those sitting vehicles are dead and will need to be jumped? Not complaining about getting UI each week, but would rather be out driving somewhere than stuck here at home. Only good thing is I've maybe driven the Golf 100 miles these past two months and used almost no petrol! And all plans to replace the Golf have now been shelved because it ain't necessary at this juncture. The 0% financing does look tempting though, as I've never been able to time any purchase when the 0% was in effect.

    Those dead batteries are a pain but it’s a lot easier up here jumping them in June than in January.

    I’m thinking of doing an office visit on Monday to talk to the boss about his timeline for call backs. I know they are down to guys with 5-6 years seniority vs my two.

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,444
    Took the Tundra for a spin this afternoon to burn up some miles on my lease. It seems to have some sort of torque management in place, as the 1-2 shift occurs below 5,000 RPM, which is well short of the redline.

    Bought a ratcheting cargo bar with a net for holding things in place in the bed. Should work well for stuff which doesn't have to be protected from the weather, or for pretty much anything when it's not raining.





    I think the redesigned 2021 or 2022 Tundra will have a variant of the twin-turbo V6 from the Lexus LS as the volume engine. Not sure whether they will offer a hybrid or plug-in.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,957
    @corvette - I have one of those bars that my friend with a 1500 Denali gave me. It is helpful.

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,957
    I obviously took the Pilot to work on Friday. It drives great compared to my truck. Instead of taking an Uber to work from the mechanic, I put the rack on the back of the Pilot and rode the 2.62 miles to work and then 2.62 miles back after work at the end of the day. Saved money, got some exercise.

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

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,836
    corvette said:

    Black and grey interiors, though. Did they offer anything more colorful? Red seats with black trim and carpet would look nice with either exterior color.

    I’ve seen a few with red interiors. It is nice. I’ve even seen a couple silver roadsters with a blue interior. And there’s also a brown.

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 14,913
    breld said:

    But Sepang Blue with black optic. That’s what I really want.

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/808252311/overview/

    Just based on color I’d take the blue one. I usually like yellow on sporty cars but it doesn’t quite work on that TT.

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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,444
    nyccarguy said:

    @corvette - I have one of those bars that my friend with a 1500 Denali gave me. It is helpful.

    I’m trying to avoid investing in a tonneau cover since it’s only a 24 month lease and there is supposed to be a redesigned model at the time I would get a replacement, so even if I planned to lease another one, it’s unlikely the cover would fit it.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 36,926
    When I had my nissan PU for about a year, I did put a bedliner in. But did not have a cover. If I ever get another PU I think it would have to have a cover too.

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

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