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2006 BMW 330Ci Coupe
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Funny, I spent two blocks behind a guy in a 911 Turbo S convertible today.. Obviously texting. Too bad those come in automatic, or he may have had to actually drive it.

    Eventually, I blew by him in my Ford F-150 (okay, not mine, but I was driving it)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    That's not a flaw. It's a "feature".

    @roadburner Congrats to your wife on the MINI!
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    qbrozen said:

    What is your ceiling height? looks like a tight fit for 2 cars.

    Drywall is 11 ft. Need to raise garage door tracks and move opener over to the front corner. Should be good.  RS7 fits under the second highest stop. 
    You'll have to take pictures when finished.

    I only have 10'4" to the drywall... plus, a single 16' wide door, and only 19' wide total. Even if I had a lift on just one side, I'm afraid my wife would knock it over. It's tight already in there.
  • Re: VW TDI Settlement - buying a TDI now

    That is crazy. I'd lease a fully loaded Passat TDI if it were under $200 a month, but that's just a pipe dream. 
    Yeah.. these are all stickshifts. They have plenty of automatic Jetta and Passat TDIs, but I don't think the leases are very good. Also, the resale value isn't there, like it is on the wagons.

    If you are a 30K/yr road warrior, buying one with 0%/72 month financing would be a heck of a cheap way to drive for the next 3-6 years. But, I've only put 68K miles on my car in the 7 years I've had it, and getting less and less miles, each year.

    If I could get my wife to go for a base Jetta TDI, with her 18K/yr mileage, I'd do it in a minute. Think she'd go for selling her X3? :p
  • Re: A Mechanic's Life - Tales From Under the Hood

    Well that's the Fed's poverty level---$24,000 a year for family of 4 (except Alaska and HI) . So $46K a year is just about $400 a week over that. A family of four on that salary---not so good for a technician with those skills.

    Plumbers with a 5 year apprentice program make $50 an hour.
    You need to get out of California.