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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    ab348 said:

    Stick, you may need to change your handle on here to "NJ Breld" or similar. :smile:

    I’ll never be in that category! I don’t have the nerves for it.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    just selling this one stressed me out. But that was probably more due to not having a replacement already!

    I am actually executing our original plan, just out of order and a bit disjointedly. The plan all along was to get the wife something fancy and nice (probably deserves it for putting up with me this long) when my lease was up, and I would just get something cheap (lease, used buy) as a spare car. Either a beater, a toy, or just cheap basic wheels. I was never planning on keeping the old RDX after we got a new one.

    so I basically just took advantage of a couple of good Carvana offers and a good deal from Acura to execute the plan now, instead of the end of 2021. We are already 1/2 way to that goal, 15 months early! Only thing missing is the 2nd car, which will happen when the time is right.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    funny coincidence. Just got an Email from a dealer I have dealt with before (where I bought my Elantra).
    //////////////////////

    COVID has completely disrupted the used car market auctions and has created a scarcity in pre-owned inventory throughout the country.

    My name is and I have been Internet Sales Director for Hyundai for 4 years and have never seen anything like this.

    We literally "bought" a lease from a South Philly customer that had 3 months left and wrote her a check for $1,900 to get out early so we could put her CX-5 in our pre-owned lot...kinda absurd.

    If you have thought of getting out of your vehicle (lease/finance/own outright), please email me

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 884
    @breld, please tell me that these cars are registered to your accounting firm and you can write off some of the (repeated) losses...
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 884
    Awkward
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 158,232
    Wouldn't take much to set up an LLC ... heck, I wonder if I could get the Mrs. to let you use ours .... of course, we'd benefit from the tax advantages.

    :sunglasses::smile:

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 884
    A long time is what 10 months...
  • dad23dad23 ColoradoPosts: 518
    breld said:

    Yeah, but at this point we're done for a long time. We're all set with our fleet.

    ;)

    Who is this?!?!? And what have you done with @breld...
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 158,232
    dad23 said:

    breld said:

    Yeah, but at this point we're done for a long time. We're all set with our fleet.

    ;)

    Who is this?!?!? And what have you done with @breld...
    Actually, I do believe him, this time.

    Maturity, thy name is @breld...

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  • breldbreld Posts: 5,166
    mjfloyd1 said:

    A long time is what 10 months...

    If I did nothing else with our fleet for 10 months it'd be a good start.

    2019 Cayenne Base - 2020 Supra - 2020 MINI Hardtop S

  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,671
    breld said:

    Yeah, but at this point we're done for a long time. We're all set with our fleet.

    ;)

    I’l take Thanksgiving for either the Supra or Mini to make its exit stage left.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,770
    Submitted my ID, title, and photo of the G37’s odometer to Carvana. They are supposed to get back with me once they have reviewed.
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 158,232
    au1994 said:

    breld said:

    Yeah, but at this point we're done for a long time. We're all set with our fleet.

    ;)

    I’l take Thanksgiving for either the Supra or Mini to make its exit stage left.
    Nope - the MINI is a lease, and the Mrs. is pretty happy with it, overall.

    Winter is not a good time to sell a 300+ HP RWD sports car in CO with summer tires.

    Maybe - maybe - next spring the Supra gets replaced with something else.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    Michaell said:

    dad23 said:

    breld said:

    Yeah, but at this point we're done for a long time. We're all set with our fleet.

    ;)

    Who is this?!?!? And what have you done with @breld...
    Actually, I do believe him, this time.

    Maturity, thy name is @breld...
    well, it has been said before, but eventually you get to the point where everything is so nice/fancy/expensive and perfect for you, that figuring out how to improve upon it is either impossible or incredibly expensive!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    Michaell said:

    au1994 said:

    breld said:

    Yeah, but at this point we're done for a long time. We're all set with our fleet.

    ;)

    I’l take Thanksgiving for either the Supra or Mini to make its exit stage left.
    Nope - the MINI is a lease, and the Mrs. is pretty happy with it, overall.

    Winter is not a good time to sell a 300+ HP RWD sports car in CO with summer tires.

    Maybe - maybe - next spring the Supra gets replaced with something else.
    well, if the Cayenne makes it to the first service appointment, you will happen to be at the dealer anyway, and just happen to walk down the front row and see a (cayman/boxster/911), and just happen to take a test drive....

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 884
    Unlike the stock market, here past performance is indeed a predictor of future returns...
  • breldbreld Posts: 5,166
    Yeah, it's hardly ever about "bigger and better" for my wife and I. Just something catches our fancy.

    I already told my wife yesterday that the next thing that will happen is that I will be craving a stick shift at some point - just a matter of when, and whether I withstand the urge.

    2019 Cayenne Base - 2020 Supra - 2020 MINI Hardtop S

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    well, just hope the Supra retains the value into the spring and you can flip out of it evenish.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,920
    corvette said:

    It happens. I dumped my Mustang after 3k miles.

    I WISH I had dumped my Neon after 30 miles. Hindsight is 20/20 as they say! :smile:
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 158,232
    breld said:

    Yeah, it's hardly ever about "bigger and better" for my wife and I. Just something catches our fancy.

    I already told my wife yesterday that the next thing that will happen is that I will be craving a stick shift at some point - just a matter of when, and whether I withstand the urge.

    GTI number 5!

    The problem is that the inventory of stick shift fun cars is shrinking ....

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    oh yeah, he should get a stick GTi now. Add some nice accessories. Make sure it is a nice color and babied. And let me know when to fly out to get it.

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,920

    stickguy said:

    highly unlikely I ever get one of these, but if I did, it would definitely be a Non-R GT350

    Yeah, me too. I would want AC and a back up camera.
    Driving Pure Motorsports' loaner Jetta (my Audi/VW Auto Shop in SD) I felt naked without a back up camera! LOL. I think I said something like "I never ran anyone over" about 5-6 years ago regarding the need for back up cameras. My how times have changed.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    there are at least plenty of good options these days for adding a camera. and headunits with carplay and bluetooth, if it is an old-school enough car that you can replace it without crippling every system in the car!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,624
    breld said:

    Yeah, but at this point we're done for a long time. We're all set with our fleet.

    ;)

    :D:D:D
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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,829
    @stickguy,
    Don't stop halfway. Tell him what color you want. ;)
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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,920
    kyfdx said:

    sda said:

    Those early 2.0t engines in the Eos are generally troublesome and consume oil. Later year models 2012(?) have revised engines that held up better. Audi suffered from the same issue. My 06 Passat 2.0t used oil at 900 mi/qt at 13000 mi when I bought it and 700 mi/qt when I traded it at 59K, just before the warranty expired. I was afraid expensive repairs were soon to follow.

    The GTI engine changeover came in 2009. Guessing it was the same for the Eos. FSI to TSI
    I never had a problem with the '06 Audi 2.0T FSI, simply used a quart of oil every 5,000 miles when it was new, and when it had 106,000 miles it was still burning at the same exact rate, consistently under hard use.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 884
    @breld - buy what you like but like what you buy!
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,980
    I believe breld likes to think he is done... as he has before... but it does not stick.

    As for the thought “well, how do I improve?” Improving has not always been the goal. “Downsizing” or “downgrading” or “better mileage” or ... you name it.. has been on our excuses list.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 158,232
    qbrozen said:

    I believe breld likes to think he is done... as he has before... but it does not stick.

    As for the thought “well, how do I improve?” Improving has not always been the goal. “Downsizing” or “downgrading” or “better mileage” or ... you name it.. has been on our excuses list.

    Or, "it needs a service for xx miles or xx dollars - time to trade!".

    We've done that - it's how we ended up with the Outback.

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  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,632
    OTA updates/upgrades are funny new wrinkle for CCB syndrome. Our 3 is two years old this month, but thanks to multiple free software updates, we have the same features as the current one. Shoot, there goes that excuse...

    18 Tesla X Performance / 18 Tesla 3 Performance / 11 BMW Z4 "the horse"

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,770
    Updating my bookmarks. Quick question, now that I'm casually browsing again... What's that other dealer/broker I've seen some of our Northeast guys post from? Not eimports4Less, but a smaller operation that seems to carry more domestic used cars (but still has quite a few imports).
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,920
    Almost bought a Red Golf R with 13,220 miles on it; see my review in "rental car experiences."

    Also have my eye on an Alltrack again, this one is in Phoenix with a beige interior which I really like in that model. Priced to sell; claim they are auctioning it if no one takes advantage of it.

    Kinda getting gun shy on both though! Take away my CCBA privileges! Going to keep on driving the hell out of the TTS :smile:
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    I post from this one quite often (mostly because it is close by to me and I have stopped in on occasion). Not sure if this is what you were thinking of, but they have a good reputation. And I am always available to check something out! I am sure they do lots of shipping too with a heavy online presence.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,920
    Another problem with the B8.5 S4 is that I'm not the only one around looking for a good one. As soon as you find one, I'm not sure I've ever looked at another model that sold so well and so fast on the used market.

    Don't blink, the secret isn't so secret.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,770
    stickguy said:

    I post from this one quite often (mostly because it is close by to me and I have stopped in on occasion). Not sure if this is what you were thinking of, but they have a good reputation. And I am always available to check something out! I am sure they do lots of shipping too with a heavy online presence.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/

    That’s the one - TY!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    cool. I go by it all the time. so if you ever want a set of eyes on anything, just let me know!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    One thing that is going to take some time to get used to. Walking out in the garage and seeing an empty bay. It just looks so wrong! Though pretty soon we need to off load everything from the shed so we can tear it down and put up a new one, and that stuff has to go someplace. And now there will be a place.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 16,000
    mjfloyd1 said:
    Drop it another $30k and I’m a buyer.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    cool truck, but doesn't look right up on tip toes with the oversized wheels/tires.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,797
    stickguy said:

    One thing that is going to take some time to get used to. Walking out in the garage and seeing an empty bay. It just looks so wrong! Though pretty soon we need to off load everything from the shed so we can tear it down and put up a new one, and that stuff has to go someplace. And now there will be a place.

    New house has no shed. I told the wife we need to budget for one. She said, “we have the garage”. Then the fight started.

    I know I’ll have to use it for staging some boxes for a week or two, but that’s it! Garages are for cars.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,970
    tjc78 said:

    stickguy said:

    One thing that is going to take some time to get used to. Walking out in the garage and seeing an empty bay. It just looks so wrong! Though pretty soon we need to off load everything from the shed so we can tear it down and put up a new one, and that stuff has to go someplace. And now there will be a place.

    New house has no shed. I told the wife we need to budget for one. She said, “we have the garage”. Then the fight started.

    I know I’ll have to use it for staging some boxes for a week or two, but that’s it! Garages are for cars.
    Amen.
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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,770
    edited September 14
    stickguy said:

    cool. I go by it all the time. so if you ever want a set of eyes on anything, just let me know!

    Thanks, man! I doubt I will be seriously looking until the market gets a bit more normal. Their inventory seems larger than I remember, but then again, around half of it says "sold."
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    yes, a shed is a must. Though depending on what you have, with some organizers and wall hooks to hang stuff, can probably fit it. Especially if you don't have a mower. Our shed is stuffed, but I have all the lawn stuff (DIY) plus everything for the pool. without the pool stuff, I could thin the rest out and get it into a smaller space. Mower though takes up a lot of space.

    and who wants all that dirty stuff in the garage?

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,842
    I do find it annoying to leave stuff on the website for a long time after it is sold. It usually drops off there after a few days I think.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 158,232
    stickguy said:

    yes, a shed is a must. Though depending on what you have, with some organizers and wall hooks to hang stuff, can probably fit it. Especially if you don't have a mower. Our shed is stuffed, but I have all the lawn stuff (DIY) plus everything for the pool. without the pool stuff, I could thin the rest out and get it into a smaller space. Mower though takes up a lot of space.

    and who wants all that dirty stuff in the garage?

    My yard isn't large enough for a shed. But, given that we have a 3 car garage, the mower & snow blower fit without giving up space for either the MINI or the Subaru.

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