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sandman_6472

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sandman_6472
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Coral Springs, FL
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Vehicle(s) that interest me
Compact luxury vehicles and crossovers
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Have loved automobiles since I was about 3 and that love grows every year!!!
Vehicle(s) I currently own
2015 Golf SE/ 2015 Audi A3/ 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/ 2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch
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  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Notice when I have the shifter in "S", just hit the accelerator and damn, I'm seriously moving without any of that lag I get when just in "D". Absolutely am enjoying the drive more since y'all keyed me into doing this. Notice I use it the most when trying to get onto I-75 or on the Sawgrass Expressway. I just want to get 'er going and this certainly does the trick!
    Did notice on the Range Rover the other day that the windows are a bit tighter than many other vehicles out there. Wasn't an issue for me but can see where some might have an issue with this. Loved the vehicle though a bit on the pricey side. But want a vehicle with the same driving dynamics whatever those might be. Will leave it to the folks in here to give me suggestions when the time comes. Size wise, the Mini Cooper is right in my sweet spot and hopefully the new ones have tamed the ride so as to not to be as harsh as folks tell me.

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    Don't understand the two handicap placards, I have a handicap license plate on my car and the blue placard for when I travel in the A3 or one of the other vehicles in the family, just so much easier really. And no, just looking at a person who has this permit doesn't always show the problem, so folks shouldn't judge others just by what they see or think they see. Just ain't fair really, and trust me, wish I didn't need one. But I do and I have dealt with it. To any others, just deal with it and be thankful you don't need one!
    Did one of those t v guides for Nielsen a couple weeks ago. Got $10.00 and an extra $1.00 when they thought I didn't send it back, they got it the next day. Kind of a pain but just kept a pen with the booklet by the t v. Done.

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    Mike, dude, calm down. with all your health issues this year, this car saga is nothing to go nuts about. You bought an expensive vehicle with lots of tech stuff, [non-permissible content removed] happens! So it takes a couple days longer, not like you have a job to be at. And don't think this stress is healthy for ya. Just take a breath, sit down and have a cocktail, and then put it all in perspective. No one died here, yes it's an inconvienence but, it will be fixed and that'll be it. In the scheme of things, really ain't that bad.
    Maybe next time, get a lower end vehicle with less tech and see how that goes. I've never met someone who's had so many issues with super expensive vehicles, maybe it's best to move down market. So far, our A3...flawless. My VW Golf, one issue that only happened intermittently and that's it. Batteries both had to be replaced but hey, it's South Florida and oem batteries don't last more than 13 to 15 months.
    So, just relax a bit and put it all in perspective because there are worse things in life really. After the past two years you've had, this is a piece of cake. Take back your control here and let it go. All will be well very soon!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    Just curious why you took them to a very expensive place in the first place? Living very close to that casino, I know how expensive it is, we just don't have the desire to spend that much on any meal. But you took them there instead of the many nice medium priced places we have here in the Coral Springs/Coconut Creek area. Going in you knew it's a very expensive place to go. So not entirely their fault here. I know my in-laws would never let us pay and would get very insulted if we did. But I always tried never the less because it was the right thing to do. My folks, just the opposite and they were milionaires many times over. When we took the check, they had no issue. Maybe it was me but for the rest of my siblings, they always paid and went out frequently. Think they were unhappy with how generous my in-laws were to us that they weren't generous at all but, I was the black sheep of the family which was also an issue.
    Lesson learned here is if you lead, family will follow. Next time, maybe one drink at a less expensive place. I know now as the parent, I don't want my kids to pay for us. Let them save and spend on themselves and their s o's. It gives us joy to pick up the tab and see how appreciative they are. Since we live way below our means, it ain't a problem!
    I know I'm the only opposite opinion on this matter but when the fox is let in the hen house, some feathers are gonna fly! And one thing I've learned in life, never expect anything because 90% of the time, you'll end up be disappointed! Hope, but never ever expect!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Happy Pesach to all of us who celebrate!!

    The Sandman :) B)