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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,491
    nyccarguy said:

    listing says it only comes with (1) key

    @Andres3 doesn't mind covering the cost of the second fob. Isn't that right?! :D

    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,491
    andres3 said:

    So what do you all guess a low speed accident damaged https://carsandbids.com/auctions/3BLAD2D5/2018-alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio depreciates from MSRP with 4,200 miles?

    Seems like fairly strong money bid so far on this one. What was MSRP... around $75,000?
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,520
    tjc78 said:

    mjfloyd1 said:

    Anyone else hearing the movie Frozen song Let It Go playing in the background ?

    I have a five year girl that watched that movie several million times. If I never hear that song again it will be too soon.
    My 3.5 yo son is obsessed with both Frozen and Frozen II. I've instituted a once-every-two-week viewing restriction because I simply cannot take it anymore.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2007 BMW 530xi Touring 6MT (on loan), 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 1,217

    tjc78 said:

    mjfloyd1 said:

    Anyone else hearing the movie Frozen song Let It Go playing in the background ?

    I have a five year girl that watched that movie several million times. If I never hear that song again it will be too soon.
    My 3.5 yo son is obsessed with both Frozen and Frozen II. I've instituted a once-every-two-week viewing restriction because I simply cannot take it anymore.
    Sometimes you just have to fall on the sword.
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,326
    edited October 2020
    xwesx said:

    nyccarguy said:

    listing says it only comes with (1) key

    @Andres3 doesn't mind covering the cost of the second fob. Isn't that right?! :D

    Had to buy two CR2032 batteries on Amazon yesterday as the Audi key FOB is telling the car it's almost out of juice.

    Of course, the leftover battery at home is a CR2025; probably for the old VW that is no more.

    On the latest Audi FOB, no need for hiring the "man" or any tools to do the job, all it takes is fingers, which is finally in 2020 a good design. I remember older keys being more difficult.
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,326
    edited October 2020

    tjc78 said:

    mjfloyd1 said:

    Anyone else hearing the movie Frozen song Let It Go playing in the background ?

    I have a five year girl that watched that movie several million times. If I never hear that song again it will be too soon.
    My 3.5 yo son is obsessed with both Frozen and Frozen II. I've instituted a once-every-two-week viewing restriction because I simply cannot take it anymore.
    My daughter was obsessed, I was able to withstand the first more than the sequel.
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,729

    18 Tesla X Performance / 18 Tesla 3 Performance / 11 BMW Z4 6MT

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,491
    andres3 said:


    On the latest Audi FOB, no need for hiring the "man" or any tools to do the job, all it takes is fingers, which is finally in 2020 a good design. I remember older keys being more difficult.

    That's not to bad, to be honest. I think I typically need to change the battery on my Q7's fob around once every six months. I think that is annoyingly often, since the units for my wife's Forester are still original, as far as I know. We bought that car within a few months of the Q7, around 3.5 years ago, and haven't touched the batteries at this point.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,491
    tifighter said:
    That's okay, but how about this instead? :D
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,619
    Was a 15K or so car all day long 20 years ago. 113s have cooled a little now, especially non-280SLs.
    tifighter said:
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,942
    My daughter has the DVD, I can relate!

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,234
    tifighter said:
    I like the stance on that one.

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

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 174,739
    fintail said:

    Was a 15K or so car all day long 20 years ago. 113s have cooled a little now, especially non-280SLs.


    tifighter said:
    The owner of the first company I worked for after graduating college in the mid 80's had a Pagoda (don't remember the model). A year or two after I started, he traded it in for a 560 SEL (vanity plate "TH BEAZT")

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,328


    My 3.5 yo son is obsessed with both Frozen and Frozen II. I've instituted a once-every-two-week viewing restriction because I simply cannot take it anymore.

    Fortunately my son tended to mirror my taste. The kids media he liked were mostly tolerable like Winnie the Pooh and Thomas the Tank Engine. By around 3-4 he was watching Star Trek: First Contact, Power Rangers Turbo, ,my Heisei era Godzilla bootlegs and Gamera: Guardian of the Universe.
    He watched First Contact a lot.; one day when he was almost 5 we were standing in the checkout line at a local grocery store and he says in a loud voice, "You know what Dad? I think today is a good day to die!" The cashier didn't say a word the whole time we were checking out...

    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: 14,328
    xwesx said:

    andres3 said:


    On the latest Audi FOB, no need for hiring the "man" or any tools to do the job, all it takes is fingers, which is finally in 2020 a good design. I remember older keys being more difficult.

    That's not to bad, to be honest. I think I typically need to change the battery on my Q7's fob around once every six months. I think that is annoyingly often, since the units for my wife's Forester are still original, as far as I know. We bought that car within a few months of the Q7, around 3.5 years ago, and haven't touched the batteries at this point.
    The fob for my M235i triggered a "Low Remote Battery" message for the first time just last week. Not bad for longevity- and a simple DIY fix.
    The battery in my Club Sport's lighted key is still going strong at 25 years.

    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

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 8,172


    The battery in my Club Sport's lighted key is still going strong at 25 years.

    Is that one that recharges when the key is in the ignition (like the E39 and E46)?
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,520


    My 3.5 yo son is obsessed with both Frozen and Frozen II. I've instituted a once-every-two-week viewing restriction because I simply cannot take it anymore.

    Fortunately my son tended to mirror my taste. The kids media he liked were mostly tolerable like Winnie the Pooh and Thomas the Tank Engine. By around 3-4 he was watching Star Trek: First Contact, Power Rangers Turbo, ,my Heisei era Godzilla bootlegs and Gamera: Guardian of the Universe.
    He watched First Contact a lot.; one day when he was almost 5 we were standing in the checkout line at a local grocery store and he says in a loud voice, "You know what Dad? I think today is a good day to die!" The cashier didn't say a word the whole time we were checking out...

    Lol. I don’t watch a ton of TV or movies anymore except after he goes to bed. We do watch Wheeler Dealers together - he likes watching Ant take apart and reassemble engines.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2007 BMW 530xi Touring 6MT (on loan), 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,880
    Clicking around while sitting on a conference call...

    2020 MB GLB $47,2XX msrp. 36/10 lease $617 with 4k down. That’s laughably bad.

    2008 Toyota Land Cruiser White over Tan
    2017 BMW X1 Jet Black over Mocha

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,807
    My wife would love this color combo, but the history is so bad I just can't do it.
    https://uniquemotorsms.com/newandusedcars?clearall=1&vin=WBAWR33558P150422

    I'm trying to understand how carfax can report "minor accident" and the result is 3 sides of damage, a tow, and a mechanical issue. The number of owners is the real kicker.

    '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 53-car history and counting!

  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,619
    MB published leases are often horrible. You have to find a dealer offering something special, or play hardball like with any other purchase.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 179,879
    au1994 said:

    Clicking around while sitting on a conference call...

    2020 MB GLB $47,2XX msrp. 36/10 lease $617 with 4k down. That’s laughably bad.

    Popular vehicle. Pretty typical quote for a $47K MSRP. No incentives

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,803
    That is a pretty BMW.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,326

    xwesx said:

    andres3 said:


    On the latest Audi FOB, no need for hiring the "man" or any tools to do the job, all it takes is fingers, which is finally in 2020 a good design. I remember older keys being more difficult.

    That's not to bad, to be honest. I think I typically need to change the battery on my Q7's fob around once every six months. I think that is annoyingly often, since the units for my wife's Forester are still original, as far as I know. We bought that car within a few months of the Q7, around 3.5 years ago, and haven't touched the batteries at this point.
    The fob for my M235i triggered a "Low Remote Battery" message for the first time just last week. Not bad for longevity- and a simple DIY fix.
    The battery in my Club Sport's lighted key is still going strong at 25 years.
    I'm pretty sure modern cars with the always on-demand keyless entry sensing is what is draining the batteries so fast. Have to say I like the feature though. Amazon sells "basics" brand batteries, but I avoided those as I'd rather pay more for a longer lasting battery. Memories of "Radio Shack" batteries that were cheap but had only a half life came to mind.
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • breldbreld Posts: 5,579
    The Wiggles were pretty big when my boys were toddlers, so that was a popular play in our house (and we went to see them in concert 3 times). And Disney/Pixar's Cars came out around that time too, so that was constantly on, and we collected all the related die-cast Cars toys for awhile. It's very nostalgic for me when we visit Disneyland/California Adventure and are at the "Cars Land" section. The boys to this day still love it.

    2018 X3 M40i - 2020 Supra - 2020 MINI JCW Hardtop - 2020 Leaf

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,803
    My son texted me about the 2022 Genesis Gv70 sport. That is a seriously sharp looking unit. Might be a good replacement for his G70.

    They really need to figure out how to get more dealers up and running though.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • fintailfintail Posts: 52,619
    Especially as our elected leaders/grifters have failed to proceed with stimulus on par with other developed nations (relative to GDP) while the economy is still sickly at best, indeed the money is just laying around :'(
    tifighter said:



    The Fed printed trillions this year. So, actually, yes there are people with piles of money just laying around, as it happens.

  • breldbreld Posts: 5,579
    You know, for the price of a new GTI, this would be a cool and comfortable fun car...

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/824812003/overview/

    Since Audi never put the 6-speed manual in the current gen S4 and S5, it's easy to forget they did include it as an option on the A4 and A5 for 2017 and 2018.

    2018 X3 M40i - 2020 Supra - 2020 MINI JCW Hardtop - 2020 Leaf

  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,880
    kyfdx said:

    au1994 said:

    Clicking around while sitting on a conference call...

    2020 MB GLB $47,2XX msrp. 36/10 lease $617 with 4k down. That’s laughably bad.

    Popular vehicle. Pretty typical quote for a $47K MSRP. No incentives
    I didn’t realize they were so popular. I like the kinda old school square look they have.

    2008 Toyota Land Cruiser White over Tan
    2017 BMW X1 Jet Black over Mocha

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,326
    breld said:

    You know, for the price of a new GTI, this would be a cool and comfortable fun car...

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/824812003/overview/

    Since Audi never put the 6-speed manual in the current gen S4 and S5, it's easy to forget they did include it as an option on the A4 and A5 for 2017 and 2018.

    Audi's transmission offering model is frustrating.

    2009-2016 You get a manual or a slush box in the A models. In the S model, you get the manual or DSG.

    2017-2021 you get a manual or a DSG in the A models. However, in the S models, you get a 8-speed slush box.

    20XX-2020 you get dumb fake exhaust tips in the SQ5. For 2021 they fixed that.
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,328
    corvette said:


    The battery in my Club Sport's lighted key is still going strong at 25 years.

    Is that one that recharges when the key is in the ignition (like the E39 and E46)?
    No, thank goodness- those were the worst. The Club Sport has just a plain old key- all the battery does is illuminate the lamp when I press the button.

    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

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 179,879
    breld said:

    The Wiggles were pretty big when my boys were toddlers, so that was a popular play in our house (and we went to see them in concert 3 times). And Disney/Pixar's Cars came out around that time too, so that was constantly on, and we collected all the related die-cast Cars toys for awhile. It's very nostalgic for me when we visit Disneyland/California Adventure and are at the "Cars Land" section. The boys to this day still love it.

    My son is a little older. I don't want to brag, but I've seen Arthur, on stage and in person! :p

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,942
    edited October 2020

    corvette said:


    The battery in my Club Sport's lighted key is still going strong at 25 years.

    Is that one that recharges when the key is in the ignition (like the E39 and E46)?
    No, thank goodness- those were the worst. The Club Sport has just a plain old key- all the battery does is illuminate the lamp when I press the button.

    My 95 VW GLX VR-6 had a key like that. Press the VW logo and a light on the long end of the key would shine to allow you to find the door keyhole. I opted for the then 'new' remote entry which made the light unnecessary. Regardless I thought that was a neat feature.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,803
    kyfdx said:

    breld said:

    The Wiggles were pretty big when my boys were toddlers, so that was a popular play in our house (and we went to see them in concert 3 times). And Disney/Pixar's Cars came out around that time too, so that was constantly on, and we collected all the related die-cast Cars toys for awhile. It's very nostalgic for me when we visit Disneyland/California Adventure and are at the "Cars Land" section. The boys to this day still love it.

    My son is a little older. I don't want to brag, but I've seen Arthur, on stage and in person! :p
    I saw the Pokémon movie in the theater. From the front row. I’m still scarred.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 1,217
    kyfdx said:

    breld said:

    The Wiggles were pretty big when my boys were toddlers, so that was a popular play in our house (and we went to see them in concert 3 times). And Disney/Pixar's Cars came out around that time too, so that was constantly on, and we collected all the related die-cast Cars toys for awhile. It's very nostalgic for me when we visit Disneyland/California Adventure and are at the "Cars Land" section. The boys to this day still love it.

    My son is a little older. I don't want to brag, but I've seen Arthur, on stage and in person! :p
    I saw the Wiggles on stage and in person. Not sure if I am bragging or shaming myself
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,328
    Another couple of shows my son and I enjoyed when he was a bit older:

    Full Metal Panic- Think 90210 meets Gundam


    Neon Genesis Evangelion; I can't even begin to explain it...

    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: 17,234
    stickguy said:

    My son texted me about the 2022 Genesis Gv70 sport. That is a seriously sharp looking unit. Might be a good replacement for his G70.

    They really need to figure out how to get more dealers up and running though.

    The 22’s are already out? That’s like Christmas in July.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,803
    not out yet. They just released early look pictures. But his lease is not up until December, 2021 so plenty of time for it to arrive!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,803
    pretty good review on the new Tucson. Impressive updates. This one should be a winner in that class. Pretty room cargo space too.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,803
    some pretty interesting stuff overseas too. That we never get.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,328
    So my Cincinnati dealer received a 2017 M2; three pedals and the Executive Package. 25k miles. White, but I could add the M Performance stripe kit to amp the appearance up a bit.
    Then I saw the Carfax; FIVE owners- starting in Hawaii.
    No thanks.

    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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,803
    Carvana just dropped the price on my old TLX again. Now down to $29,990. Considering they paid $28,800 or so for it, not looking to make much at this point.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 14,525
    The TLX was an '18 model, @stickguy ? They might be buying it a birthday card.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 40,803
    2019. Low miles. Sharp looking. Hope it sells soon. I feel guilty about it.

    https://www.carvana.com/vehicle/1539595

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 1,217
    Why should you feel bad about it? You sold when it was the right time. For all you knew, prices could have continued to rise and they would have made out like bandits.

    Sometimes you’re the windshield and sometimes you’re the bug.
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 1,217

    So my Cincinnati dealer received a 2017 M2; three pedals and the Executive Package. 25k miles. White, but I could add the M Performance stripe kit to amp the appearance up a bit.
    Then I saw the Carfax; FIVE owners- starting in Hawaii.
    No thanks.

    Well only the first guy prolly drove it like he stole it 😂
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 14,503
    stickguy said:

    2019. Low miles. Sharp looking. Hope it sells soon. I feel guilty about it.

    https://www.carvana.com/vehicle/1539595

    Sharp color combination! Looks great!

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

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,385
    Hopefully Vroom finally has my paperwork to sell my old truck straightened out.
    They have sent me a couple of different forms multiple times to sign and return.
    At one point, they were arranging to pick it up again.
    I got my check a couple of months ago and loan payoff letter a couple of months ago.
    It's still for sale for $50,480, down a couple of thousand from when originally listed.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT, 2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 1,217

    So my Cincinnati dealer received a 2017 M2; three pedals and the Executive Package. 25k miles. White, but I could add the M Performance stripe kit to amp the appearance up a bit.
    Then I saw the Carfax; FIVE owners- starting in Hawaii.
    No thanks.

    CarGurus ad says three owners but when you click on north Cincinnati dealer ad and carfax it shows five owners. Looks like really low miles in Hawaii and the last owner in Maryland put more miles on it.
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,326
    stickguy said:

    2019. Low miles. Sharp looking. Hope it sells soon. I feel guilty about it.

    https://www.carvana.com/vehicle/1539595

    You can feel guilty when it goes below your sale price and you buy it back!
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
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