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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,204
    I actually have gotten fixated on having one though now as the best 2nd car option. Between getting the baby to Boston, wanting to divest some of our crap Junk Prized possessions to our son and elsewhere, while making an attempt to get the place eventually ready to sell, it seems really useful. Plus I need to get a new gas grill, which seems like enough justification to me!

    The brief time I owned the Nissan in 1990, it was very useful. I bought it right as we were buying our first real house. Got lots of bulky and dirty stuff with that.

    Too bad used ones are absurdly overpriced. A nice used one would be perfectly fine, if cheap leases aren’t happening.

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,375
    stickguy said:

    I decided I need a cheap, 6 month lease on a non full sized PU. Car makers should jump on offering those.

    Well the answer is of course Tacoma, Tacoma and Tacoma. I don’t think the Ranger or Colorado/Canyon lease particularly well. No idea on the Frontier but its due for replacement as its ancient and hasn’t been as well upgraded as the Tacoma. If its for occasional use you may not care if the deal is good enough. But my thought is the residuals are non-existent. 6 month lease? Well, a man can dream :smile: 2 years goes by before you know it though.

    If you could stomach a full sized you could drive it for 2 years and probably lose very little. Heck a friend is getting quotes on his 2019 2wd Ranger Sport thats putting 1800-2000 in his pocket.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 197,975
    The typical Tacoma has so little cargo capacity, for such a long truck. :(

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,375
    There’s always the Tundra. Better snatch one of those up before the next gen comes about and kills the deals.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 193,335
    When the first wife and I had the Isuzu P'up, we had regular requests to borrow it.

    I'm not sure we used it all that much as a truck.

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,973
    Around here most hold nothing but some stickers boasting of outdoors exploits (what's the point of any of it if you can't show it off?), groceries, or at most, a bicycle now and then.

    Thinking of that, my brother's old S10 is getting to the point where he wants to cut it loose and get something else. Of course, he's eyeing a Tacoma - not a new one, he's already remarking about the insane used prices.
    kyfdx said:

    The typical Tacoma has so little cargo capacity, for such a long truck. :(

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaMember Posts: 2,199
    au1994 said:

    There’s always the Tundra. Better snatch one of those up before the next gen comes about and kills the deals.

    If you can find one. Inventory is pretty thin around here.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,204
    I really want something the size of the Maverick. Too bad that isn’t out yet.

    If we didn’t already have a nice family travel car, I’d try to push the wife into a Ridgeline!

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 8,721
    au1994 said:

    There’s always the Tundra. Better snatch one of those up before the next gen comes about and kills the deals.

    I'm hopeful that doesn't happen, as I'd be interested in leasing another one when my lease is up. One reason I think it might not happen is because the amount of Toyota factory incentives on my deal was not that great--it was all US Bank's high residual that made the numbers work, and I don't see that going away, even if there are fewer incentives on the redesigned Tundra.
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 4,741
    edited March 22
    Michaell said:

    When the first wife and I had the Isuzu P'up, we had regular requests to borrow it.

    I'm not sure we used it all that much as a truck.

    You become everyone's best friend when you have a truck and they don't. When I had a 92 Ranger Super Cab I had multiple requests for 'help' or requests to borrow it.

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  • breldbreld Member Posts: 5,882
    edited March 22
    The desire is strong for this...

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/840376025/overview/


    I'm pretty sure they put the T6 in the current gen V60 for 2019 only. This has every option including the air suspension.

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,375
    pensfan83 said:

    au1994 said:

    There’s always the Tundra. Better snatch one of those up before the next gen comes about and kills the deals.

    If you can find one. Inventory is pretty thin around here.
    12 at the closest dealer. Mostly Crew Max 4wd

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,375
    stickguy said:

    I really want something the size of the Maverick. Too bad that isn’t out yet.

    If we didn’t already have a nice family travel car, I’d try to push the wife into a Ridgeline!


    I really like those and it would really suit our needs and something small and fun for the wife. Ah the schemes in my head never end.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 7,958
    I like that V60, but not at 48k.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,204
    I might talk myself into a full sized barge if a killer deal fell in my lap. But would probably regret it, and not use it much. That would be a much better idea to get an older model, grandpas babied truck. At least that would hold value and easy resale. Plus less Bargey.

    If changing houses becomes a real soon to happen thing, will have more use. But for now, still have plenty of crap to move out.

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 8,721
    Here's a link for anyone having trouble - it looked like it was missing a colon when I clicked on it:
    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/840376025/overview/

    Maybe the artificial lighting isn't doing it any favors, but I'm not fond of that shade of blue. Too much grey, not enough navy.
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,204
    Denim over blond looks great in person.

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  • breldbreld Member Posts: 5,882
    Yeah, I love that denim blue on any Volvo and definitely with a contrasting interior.

    In pictures or in person, there's plenty of grey in it, so if that's not your thing I get it. But it's certainly mine! :)

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,375
    edited March 22
    corvette said:

    Here's a link for anyone having trouble - it looked like it was missing a colon when I clicked on it:
    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/840376025/overview/

    Maybe the artificial lighting isn't doing it any favors, but I'm not fond of that shade of blue. Too much grey, not enough navy.

    Color is one of my favorites, but I’m with @28firefighter not for $48k. I don’t care if its sub 10k miles or not.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 15,617
    stickguy said:

    I might talk myself into a full sized barge if a killer deal fell in my lap. But would probably regret it, and not use it much.

    Here you go Stick, just get this, don't use it much or wreck it, and when you're over it I'm sure you can sell it for what you paid or more.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 12,589
    edited March 22
    breld said:

    Yeah, I love that denim blue on any Volvo and definitely with a contrasting interior.

    In pictures or in person, there's plenty of grey in it, so if that's not your thing I get it. But it's certainly mine! :)

    I’m not a wagon guy, but that Volvo is a great color combo. Same exact interior as my sedan, but I don’t have the B&W audio.

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  • jpp75jpp75 DenverMember Posts: 1,490
    breld said:

    Yeah, I love that denim blue on any Volvo and definitely with a contrasting interior.

    In pictures or in person, there's plenty of grey in it, so if that's not your thing I get it. But it's certainly mine! :)

    @breld sent this to me earlier, it's definitely a unicorn which makes it difficult to price. Would I pay $48k for it? Probably not, but I do love it.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 12,589
    ab348 said:

    stickguy said:

    I might talk myself into a full sized barge if a killer deal fell in my lap. But would probably regret it, and not use it much.

    Here you go Stick, just get this, don't use it much or wreck it, and when you're over it I'm sure you can sell it for what you paid or more.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2014-ford-shelby-raptor-2/

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    I know why they are like that, but the Raptor’s wheels are just too small IMO. Not used to seeing that much sidewall these days.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 12,589
    stickguy said:

    I might talk myself into a full sized barge if a killer deal fell in my lap. But would probably regret it, and not use it much. That would be a much better idea to get an older model, grandpas babied truck. At least that would hold value and easy resale. Plus less Bargey.

    If changing houses becomes a real soon to happen thing, will have more use. But for now, still have plenty of crap to move out.

    You already said the answer. Ridgeline. We won’t judge you.




    Promise ;)

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,375
    Love those subtle graphics...

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,204
    I’d be fine with the raptor. Just not the price. I would actually prefer it stock though, without the Shelby package. And y’all know I love big sidewalls! Might be able to just ignore potholes with those tires.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,204
    tjc78 said:

    stickguy said:

    I might talk myself into a full sized barge if a killer deal fell in my lap. But would probably regret it, and not use it much. That would be a much better idea to get an older model, grandpas babied truck. At least that would hold value and easy resale. Plus less Bargey.

    If changing houses becomes a real soon to happen thing, will have more use. But for now, still have plenty of crap to move out.

    You already said the answer. Ridgeline. We won’t judge you.




    Promise ;)
    Hey, if it serves the purpose, all good. I’m not planning to tow my house, and not trying to impress anybody. It’s actually a really useful truck.

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,375
    edited March 22
    That white 91 Prelude is at 16.5k and climbing.

    Edit...looks like thats what it sold for.

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,375
    qbrozen said:

    breld said:

    The desire is strong for this...

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/840376025/overview/


    I'm pretty sure they put the T6 in the current gen V60 for 2019 only. This has every option including the air suspension.

    Fantastic.
    You know what would be even cooler? A Polestar.
    In Rebel Blue.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 29,715
    au1994 said:

    qbrozen said:

    breld said:

    The desire is strong for this...

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/840376025/overview/


    I'm pretty sure they put the T6 in the current gen V60 for 2019 only. This has every option including the air suspension.

    Fantastic.
    You know what would be even cooler? A Polestar.
    In Rebel Blue.
    Dang! I just came back to make that edit but you beat me to it! lol

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,375
    It’s funny, we all have ‘the one that got away’ or ‘the one I should not have sold’. I think we need a new category: ‘The one of @breld’s that I would not have sold’. The Polestar would be it for me.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 16,309
    Thar Prelude jumped up a lot at the end, earlier today was @9,200.
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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 8,721
    au1994 said:

    It’s funny, we all have ‘the one that got away’ or ‘the one I should not have sold’. I think we need a new category: ‘The one of @breld’s that I would not have sold’. The Polestar would be it for me.

    I couldn't limit myself to just one of his... The 335xi and/or 535xi, the SQ5, the Q7, the Cayenne, possibly the Durango RT.
  • coldinohiocoldinohio Member Posts: 157
    this should be the next topic since dishwashers if kaput...

    1.favorite car owned

    2. favorite car that 'got away'-- or which one of Breld car would we have kept

    B)
    au1994 said:

    It’s funny, we all have ‘the one that got away’ or ‘the one I should not have sold’. I think we need a new category: ‘The one of @breld’s that I would not have sold’. The Polestar would be it for me.

  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,375

    this should be the next topic since dishwashers if kaput...

    1.favorite car owned

    2. favorite car that 'got away'-- or which one of Breld car would we have kept

    B)

    au1994 said:

    It’s funny, we all have ‘the one that got away’ or ‘the one I should not have sold’. I think we need a new category: ‘The one of @breld’s that I would not have sold’. The Polestar would be it for me.

    The ZHP is my favorite and the one I should not have sold. That still keeps me up at night when I see a good one pop up on BaT or the owners here mention them.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 7,958
    au1994 said:

    this should be the next topic since dishwashers if kaput...

    1.favorite car owned

    2. favorite car that 'got away'-- or which one of Breld car would we have kept

    B)

    au1994 said:

    It’s funny, we all have ‘the one that got away’ or ‘the one I should not have sold’. I think we need a new category: ‘The one of @breld’s that I would not have sold’. The Polestar would be it for me.

    The ZHP is my favorite and the one I should not have sold. That still keeps me up at night when I see a good one pop up on BaT or the owners here mention them.
    My 4 year old told me yesterday that he wants to drive the ZHP when he's older. I'm so proud.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,204
    Went down the BaT rabbit hole. And found this. I absolutely love it. And even close to me! I actually had one. Same year I think (maybe it was a 77), 5 speed hatch GT. Just totally rusted out. Like dangerously so. And that was in 1989 or so!

    Curious what it is going to sell for. But I would be happy to take it for tooling around on nice days.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1976-toyota-celica-4/

    I love this one too. Get them both, and toy + PU coverered! Late run version of the PU I had (that was a 1990). Same engine/trans/body style, but mine was a 2WD. This might not be all the good at towing with the 4WD and 4 banger combo, but I guess as long as it's a little trailer and you aren't in a hurry, could work.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1997-nissan-hardbody-pickup-8/

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,204

    au1994 said:

    this should be the next topic since dishwashers if kaput...

    1.favorite car owned

    2. favorite car that 'got away'-- or which one of Breld car would we have kept

    B)

    au1994 said:

    It’s funny, we all have ‘the one that got away’ or ‘the one I should not have sold’. I think we need a new category: ‘The one of @breld’s that I would not have sold’. The Polestar would be it for me.

    The ZHP is my favorite and the one I should not have sold. That still keeps me up at night when I see a good one pop up on BaT or the owners here mention them.
    My 4 year old told me yesterday that he wants to drive the ZHP when he's older. I'm so proud.
    I would be happy to drive your ZHP when I am older. Or at my current age. Hey, I am almost a senior citizen so I am sure I will baby it (though I am younger than RoadBurner, so maybe that isn't a good gauge)

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 16,309
    Celica looks good, although has later model rims/tires.
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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 12,589
    stickguy said:

    tjc78 said:

    stickguy said:

    I might talk myself into a full sized barge if a killer deal fell in my lap. But would probably regret it, and not use it much. That would be a much better idea to get an older model, grandpas babied truck. At least that would hold value and easy resale. Plus less Bargey.

    If changing houses becomes a real soon to happen thing, will have more use. But for now, still have plenty of crap to move out.

    You already said the answer. Ridgeline. We won’t judge you.




    Promise ;)
    Hey, if it serves the purpose, all good. I’m not planning to tow my house, and not trying to impress anybody. It’s actually a really useful truck.
    It is. I actually like them lots of versatility but still easy to live with.

    Just had to mess with you.

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  • laurasdadalaurasdada Member Posts: 3,859
    Baby did a bad, bad thing...

    A fond, but bittersweet adieu to my '13 Jaguar XF. And so, I present this laurel, and hearty handshake to the new boss; '21 Audi A7 PHEV. '09 Jag XK , '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco ; all special to me. And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... I've yet to buy a car I didn't like. Although, do I really want to drive a car that would have someone such as me as its owner?

  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,122
    Favorite car: Club Sport
    One that got away: 1988 M6

    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: 2018 330i xDrive

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 18,723
    qbrozen said:

    Guess I haven’t given an update in a while. Benz still lies dormant. The whole driver’s side of cylinders is misfiring and I have no idea why. I have rechecked the timing and it is good. Rechecked connections. Fuses. And miscellaneous other things. Have several codes that don’t make sense to me (meaning the combo of codes has yet to reveal the cause to me). I am getting damned close to sending it to a *gasp* mechanic. Ugh!!!

    Send it to the Car Wizard or the Car Ninja. Get it fixed free in return for content.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,204

    Celica looks good, although has later model rims/tires.

    Originals come along with it at least. I floated the idea past the boss wife. She was less than enthused (and by less, I mean she said "no") Based on that, I just said I would make sure not to tell her in advance if I was getting something. Hey, I got rid of my car last year to economize, not hers!)

    Mostly she just remembers having to drive my rust bucket junker once when I needed the good car, and she did not enjoy the experience.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,204

    Baby did a bad, bad thing...

    Dish the deets man!

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,204
    tjc78 said:

    stickguy said:

    tjc78 said:

    stickguy said:

    I might talk myself into a full sized barge if a killer deal fell in my lap. But would probably regret it, and not use it much. That would be a much better idea to get an older model, grandpas babied truck. At least that would hold value and easy resale. Plus less Bargey.

    If changing houses becomes a real soon to happen thing, will have more use. But for now, still have plenty of crap to move out.

    You already said the answer. Ridgeline. We won’t judge you.




    Promise ;)
    Hey, if it serves the purpose, all good. I’m not planning to tow my house, and not trying to impress anybody. It’s actually a really useful truck.
    It is. I actually like them lots of versatility but still easy to live with.

    Just had to mess with you.
    I can take it! Just look at it as a Pilot with an open air cargo area, which is pretty much what it is. About a foot longer though, but it is OK because it's all in the back where it doesn't bother me.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 16,309
    I was hoping for a bad, bad, bad thing. :D
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