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Mr_Shiftright

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Mr_Shiftright
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  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    60 second video shows the precision of German engineering;
    Yep, that's why a German hot dog cost $750 apiece. :p
  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    60 second video shows the precision of German engineering;
    Yep, that's why a German hot dog cost $750 apiece. :p
    Worth it....if you enjoy the best in hot dogs.
    Being an elitist is difficult, whether it be cars or hot dogs. I envy people who can just cram anything into their ears, eyes or mouths and be perfectly happy. :D There they are merrily quaffing their Two Buck Chuck from Trader Joe's and here I am fussing over some $21 Pinot from a cave in Oregon. I did take "old pickup truck" therapy and that seems to have helped.
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Something like the EX is good for hauling the dogs around, if you don’t want them in the back seat. Just wish Infiniti’s didn't swill premium like a sailor on shore leave.
    With the amount of driving you do? It wouldn't make a difference if the vehicle requires 108 Octane Racing Gas and gets 10 mpg. B)
    I don't know what car you're talking about, but I think I want it :p
  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    @graphicguy

    I'm far from a financial wizard, but I didn't like the DOW at 17,000 and I sure DON'T like it at 26,000. It shot up something like 5,000 points LAST YEAR alone. It has to stop at some point. Until it corrects itself, I'm afraid to leap in. The NASDAQ was up over 7,000. It was up over 5,000 before the dot com bubble and took 17 years to get back to it, then 2,000 points in a 2 year period. Something's going to happen.

    I remember before the dot com bubble burst when you could basically throw darts at wall and whatever you would hit would go up.
    "everyone is a genius in a bull market".
  • Re: Toyota highlander 2017 transmission issues

    Make that 1 of 202! I am furious too. My 2017 Highlander Limited transmission went out at 15K. See the video I have posted on YouTube

    @cpsmith13 , I agree, they do seem to have a serious issue on hand with their new 8-speed Transmission design.

    @Vijay, Thank you for your post. How easy/difficult for you to convince Toyota to buyback your car. I may consider that option, and bring my Business to other company.

    I am very disappointed in Toyota, especially after driving 300K miles with my previous Toyota cars (Camry and Prius combined). But, this recent experience (inconvenience rather) with Highlander has certainly convinced me to try out other car manufactures in future.
    Yep, that noise would drive me nuts, too. B) :'(