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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 5,718
    My Altima got banged up again this morning. I stopped for a yellow light, the dolt behind me didn't. No casualties, but I'm beginning to think this car is bad luck! Looks like it's off to the body shop for a new bumper or bumper repair.
  • rroyce10rroyce10 Posts: 9,359
    ...... Count your blessings, it could have been much worse ... you could be emailing us from the hospital for the next 10 days ...

  • rroyce10rroyce10 Posts: 9,359
    ...... Wow, your my kinda guy.! .. did I mention I have this real nice, low mileage Lexus that you can steal for ............. l.o.l..

  • rroyce10rroyce10 Posts: 9,359
    ....... Good description - thanks ...

                So we got this Lariat Supercab thing going on with the big V8 and the 4x4, we have a nice cover and some push the bushes stuff to go with, miles almost hitting 90k, color is kinda ho-hum, but we have new stoppers and new round things and we live in the land of the Detroit Pistons ...

                   "If" it's nice, looks-feels and drives like 50k and it needs -0-, then the dealer probably hit it in the tall $9's maybe the low $10's .. probably not a bad truck, but most dealers don't have a home for it, plus you guys have that summer thing happening so 4x4's aren't quite as hot as they were 6/8 weeks ago .... I would think $12,5 would be a fair *asking* price and the $11's gets it a new home ....... whats he asking ..?

  • steine13steine13 Posts: 2,585
    "...... Wow, your my kinda guy.! .."

    Careful, big guy.... anonymousposts is a lady, methinks. My kinda girl, though...

    The wife, on the other hand, basically requires an EZ-out if I want her to switch cars. Lancer knows what that's like.

    Having made the switch, she's always happy with the new car. Plus, this kind of loyalty to, say, a banged-up no-sale-blue 150k miles 4sp manual 1989 Pontiac "LeMans"... in the end bodes well for sticking with an aging husband...

    Oh dear, how we do run off-topic sometimes.
    Happy father's day, dudes!
  • dbgindydbgindy Posts: 351
    Happy Father's day to all the Dads out there!

  • mark48186mark48186 Posts: 21
    "If" it's nice, looks-feels and drives like 50k and it needs -0-, then the dealer probably hit it in the tall $9's maybe the low $10's .. probably not a bad truck, but most dealers don't have a home for it, plus you guys have that summer thing happening so 4x4's aren't quite as hot as they were 6/8 weeks ago .... I would think $12,5 would be a fair *asking* price and the $11's gets it a new home ....... whats he asking ..?

    Hey Terry,

    Thanks for the value on it. The truck is actually selling private party. He's asking 10k for it, but will take 9.8. I thought that was a pretty good price, but wanted to see what you thought. Might have to check into it further if he's got it priced that low. Has me wondering if it's a really good deal or if there's something wrong with it. The guy "says" it's in great shape. I'll let you know.

  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    Just sent my youngest off to NASA in Los Angeles for the next 8 weeks...sad to see him go...he was glad to go!

    The Sandman :-)
  • anonymouspostsanonymousposts Posts: 4,202
    Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers in here.
  • akanglakangl Posts: 3,650
    Starting in 1993 when I got my first car.......

    1990 Nissan Stanza XE
    1994 Mazda B4000 LE
    1993 Mazda 626 ES
    1994 Mazda Navajo LX
    1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
    1994 VW Jetta III GL
    1997 Subaru Impreza L
    1996 Ford Tauras LX
    1996 Ford Windstar LX
    1998 Nissan Altima GLE
    1994 Chevy S-10 Blazer Tahoe LT
    2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS
    1999 Nissan Quest SE
    2001 VW Jetta GLS 1.8T
    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo SE
    1990 Chevy Suburban
    1994 Ford Escort LX
    1994 Chevy K2500
    2001 Toyota Corolla CE
    1997 Ford Explorer Limited
    2004 Ford Explorer XLS Sport
    2004 Nissan Titan SE

    Those were mine.

    Hubby's are as follows:

    1965 Ford Fairlane
    1986 Ford Tempo
    1967 Pontiac Galaxy
    1988 Ford F-150 (had when we got married in 93)
    1992 Ford F-250
    1996 GMC K2500
    2001 Dodge Ram 2500
    2002 Dodge Ram 2500
    1994 Chevy K3500
    1999 Dodge Ram 3500

    So, not counting his prev cars only the ones since we've been married that's a grand total of 29 in 11 years.

    WOWZA!! Yet, I'm lagging behind.....I better get back to the car lot!!!
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 5,718
    Wow, attached to a Pontiac Lemons. That's loyalty!
  • steine13steine13 Posts: 2,585
    It's a piece of home to me; Opel Kadett "E", reborn in Korea. This particular car I bought for $800, put $600 into it, and we drove it for 3 years and 22k miles... very little trouble.
    The LeMans replaced a Plymouth Horizon and was a welcome addition to the stable.

    Then I replaced it with a VW Fox. Wife says "No, I like my little blue car!"
    Replaced by a Nissan Hardbody. "No, I like my Foxy!"
    Replaced by a Sienna "No, I like my Trucky!"
    Replaced by another Sienna after a deer accident. No fight there.

    I gotta find another hobby...
  • butchbr73butchbr73 Posts: 324
    How about that Open... Mickelson had a chance to pull it off but Retief played well down the stretch. Woods is in some sort of funk....

    Just out of curiousity (wife would be over-joyed with trading the rx300 for one of these), saw two twins tonight at Lexus dealer, 2x 2004 Rx330's white exterior/beige leather guts.... front wheel drive, basic premium pack, 18" wheels, no hid, no bun warmers, no nav.... one had 14,xxx (asking $37,9), the other 12,xxx (asking $39,9-- which I believe is new MSRP). What are these things averaging running thru the lanes?

    As always,
    thanks a million.
  • dekesterdekester Posts: 322
    Cars owned since 1984:

    1968 Plymouth Fury III - first car
    1976 Ford LTD
    1971 Plymouth Duster 340
    1971 Dodge Demon 340
    1977 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham - 5000#, 440-4bbl, 12 MPG but fun!
    1969 Plymouth Fury III convert - over-restored with all fact options added PLUS a high perf 440.
    1970 Plymouth Road Runner 440
    1974 Dodge Dart Sport 360 with "Hang 10" package
    1984 Ford Crown Vic
    1988 Ford Crown Vic police interceptor (ex FHP)
    1998 Olds Intrigue
    2003 Toyota Camry LE V6

    See a pattern there? What was I doing with Ford, GM and Toyota? Looking at a nice vintage Mopar C-body (that's full-sized barge for you non-Moparites) for "funnin' around with" once we hit the Sunshine State.

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,830
    And nobody would believe it if I were to list the cars I've owned. I probably wouldn't be able to remember a third of them.
  • rroyce10rroyce10 Posts: 9,359
    ...... ** He's asking 10k for it, but will take 9.8 ** .....

                  Thanks for the update ...

                 Thats cheap $$ .. it also makes make me wonder - "why".? .. *maybe* he had some bad luck and ran the truck past some import dealers and they coughed up a lung of laughter for a trade figure, *maybe* he called/emailed some dealers and based on the description they fell short because of the miles, maybe it's been slam dunked off Mack Island and the 4x4 and the paint work feels like the bunkers at Shinnecock Hills .. or maybe it's a nice truck and he just needs the money - who knows, but I'm sure you will find out ............... :)

  • rroyce10rroyce10 Posts: 9,359
    .......... I can't even imagine how he felt .. he played super on a "horrible" course (they all did) and coughed it up on 17 with the double bogey .. I can see a miss on, lets say 10, and a miss on 17, but to see it all evaporate in less than a minute back to back with 18 stairing you in the face -- uuugh, what a feeling. ........................... :(

                     I have to give that man credit where credit is do, Mickelson is a classy guy he signed autographs until almost 9PM .. me personally, I would have been in one of the locker rooms shooting-up Draino ~ I play a little golf, watch/tape alot of the Majors, but you couldn't pay me enough to play that course .l.o.l...

                     Tiger, what are you going to say .? .. he has entirely changed the face of golf in 5 short years, he made 83 million dollars last year "before" picking up a club, his face is on more covers than Madonna, I'm sure he's going to have a few bad days on a golf course .l.o.l..

  • butchbr73butchbr73 Posts: 324
    .....with you on Tiger... can't expect him to be perfect everytime he steps on the course, still played well, just not well enough to win.

    Me, I wouldn't even think about stepping on that course, I swing enough times in those 18 holes as I would in 54 holes on a regular course...l.o.l. I doubt I'd make it thru nine without having to purchase a few more dozen balls.
  • rroyce10rroyce10 Posts: 9,359
    ....... Oh yeah, car stuff ........ 2WD 04's optioned like the ones you have seen are doing "around" the $33ish range, so that gives you an idea ..... dealer might have $34ish in it with the stuff, so figure maybe the $36ish range on their side ....

  • bowke28bowke28 Posts: 2,185
    beginning in 1989:

    1979 ford fairmont futura
    1980 mustang
    1981 celica GT
    1987 new yorker
    1993 plymouth sundance
    1995 corsica
    1974 chevy nova (project car)
    1985 grand am
    1987 tempo
    1978 malibu
    1987 grand am
    1995 geo tracker
    1991 hyundai excel
    1991 tempo
    1992 tempo
    2003 focus


    my next vehicle will be either an altima or a murano, depending on the lease deals in 14 months, unless ford has something new and cool by then.
  • geodonnellgeodonnell Posts: 16
    Hey all --

    I've got a 97 Ford Explorer XLT, 70K miles, V6 SOHC, FWD, power everything, leather, 6 CD changer, rear air. It's been in a few small accidents requiring some body work, but they've been fully repaired by a quality shop. There's a rattle from some loose something or other underneath, but otherwise is in good mechanical shape. I'm just outside DC in Northern Virginia. Any thoughts on a good trade-in number?

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 70,621
    RWD or AWD... No FWD on Explorers, is there?


    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • anonymouspostsanonymousposts Posts: 4,202
    akangl: I don't feel so alone now. I am only 5 cars ahead of you. Over the weekend my husband and I decided to hold on to what we have for 2 more years. Let's see if we can stick to "the plan".

    I am still curious about this though:

    1999 Lexus RX300 AWD
    Gold exterior with tan leather
    36,000 miles
    Leather, roof, heated seats .. typical Lexus equipment
    Exterior looks great with maybe a few small scratches
    Interior is spotless .. no french fry colonies to speak of
    Tires look newer ... maybe 50% tread life left.
    Only problem is that it was in an accident. The rear frame rails were rewelded near the rear impact bar.
    I could've grabbed it for $15,000 in Atlanta ... was it worth it?
  • rroyce10rroyce10 Posts: 9,359
    I guess it's time for me to get rid of my car. Its a 1999 VW Passat GLS 1.8T.
    Satin Silver outside/ Black leather inside
    29,755 miles
    CD Changer
    Alloy Wheels
    It's super clean. No dents or dings, no scratches. Still smells new.
    I would like to see how it will do at trade in and retail.
    It's in Farmington Hills, Michigan

             ==== Another Detroit dude, or dudette whichever fits here ...

                     The miles are short, the color is good anywhere, GLS with a trip, slider, leather, wheels ... sounds like it could be a nice one with deep sneakers, no hits no runs no errors.. if so, then trade side, in and around the low to mid $7's, "might" maybe "could" see the low low low $8's if it glows in the dark and needs -0- ...........

                         let me know how it goes ..!

  • geodonnellgeodonnell Posts: 16
    >>> RWD or AWD... No FWD on Explorers, is there?

    Definitely FWD, with a dial to specify auto, high or low. Maybe they've changed since the 97?
  • driftracerdriftracer Posts: 2,692
    since 1977 -


    Honda XR75
    Yamaha YZ125
    1968 Pontiac GTO
    1976 Ford Granada (transplanted 428)
    1982 Suzuki 550E
    1977 Ford F-250 4x4

    Stationed in Italy: (1 year)

    1977 Ford Cortina
    1969 Alfa Romeo 1750GT
    1971 Alfa Romeo GTV

    Stationed in Greece: (4 years)

    1966 VW Beetle
    1969 VW Beetle
    1971 VW Beetle
    1976 Jaguar XJ-6 (Chevy conversion)
    1980 Toyota Corolla SR5
    1984 Suzuki GS750
    1984 Yamaha Seca Turbo
    1984 Toyota Supra
    1966 Pontiac Tempest
    1968 VW Beetle

    Stationed in Texas: (4 years)

    1984 Mustang GT
    1987 Toyota Corolla FX-16
    1988 Saleen Mustang
    1989 Mustang GT

    Out of the Air Force:

    1992 GMC Yukon 4x4
    1973 International Scout
    1963 International Scout
    1992 Kawasaki GPz 1100
    1987 Chevy K25
    1993 Ford Bronco 4x4
    1990 Audi 100
    1992 Suzuki GSXR 1100
    1993 Kawasaki ZX6
    1994 Kawasaki KLX 650
    1994 Harley Davidson Springer Softtail
    1979 Chevy Blazer 4x4 (40" tires, 10" lift)
    1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88
    1980 Subaru GL Wagon

    1980 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
    1984 Buick Riviera
    1988 Mustang GT
    1982 VW Scirocco
    1977 Toyota Pickup
    1978 Honda Accord
    1997 Ford Thunderbird
    1997 Ford Expedition
    1988 VW Cabriolet
    1984 VW GTI
    1992 Honda Accord
    1987 Chevy Suburban 2500 4x4
    1993 Mercury Tracer
    1977 Chevy Blazer 4x4
    1982 AMC Eagle (don't ask)
    1987 GMC Jimmy 4x4
    1994 Subaru Legacy AWD Wagon
    1994 Mustang GT
    2000 GMC 3500 Crew Cab Dually 4x4
    1986 Mustang GT


    2003 PT Cruiser GT (selling soon for Ford F-350 Crew Cab Dually)
    1990 Nissan 240SX (hopped up drift car)
    1991 Eagle Talon TSI AWD

    Getting ready to add a Cobra to the stable, and will be looking at bikes again this winter.
  • bowke28bowke28 Posts: 2,185
    FWD= front wheel drive...if you mean four wheel drive, label it as: 4WD or 4x4
  • geodonnellgeodonnell Posts: 16
    >>> FWD= front wheel drive...if you mean four wheel drive, label it as: 4WD or 4x4

    DOH! Sorry about that, and thanks for correcting me! Definitely 4WD.
  • bdevil81bdevil81 Posts: 22
    Can anyone beat this on the low side?

    Since 1978:
    78 VW Rabbit
    84 VW Scirroco (worn out at 110k)
    92 Acura Integra GS (going strong at 95k when totaled by hit and run)
    02 BMW 325i
    02 Acura MDX
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