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Coral Springs, FL
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Coral Springs, FL
Vehicle(s) that interest me
Compact luxury vehicles and crossovers
More about me
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
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Must be a bad week for me with tires. Driving to maintenance today a Sentra which needed front tires. About 1/2 way there, we hear thus strange noise and then boom, the hubcaps flies off and the tire blows. We pull over, tire is flat and the hubcaps us in the road and cars and trucks flatten it into a pancake within minutes!! Had to call roadside and about two hours later, saw the tow truck loading it up as we went by it. This all happened on I-75.
    Last Friday, picked up a body damaged vehicle in Miami going to Ft. Lauderdale maintenance. The damage is right over the front passenger tire. Pull the car out and start to drive. Feels wonky so hit the brakes, car pulls to the left violently. Call my lead driver and tell him vehicle is undeliverable. Says to drive it up front. I start and go over a speed bump and gear a loud noise, steering wheel here's to the left. Hit brakes but nothing and am going into a cross street. Instincts tell me to pull up the emergency brake and it stops the vehicle. My heart was pumping nicely by now! Call my lead again and say ya better get back here as I need help. Get out of the Sentra, a brand new 2017 model with only a bit over 600 miles, and the wheel/tire is at an angle!! Huh?? He helps me get it back into a parking space and he brings the keys back inside and says they need to have it towed.
    I seem to always get the vehicles with the exploding or bad tires it seems. But just another day at work I guess. We were laughing while waiting to get picked up that we never have a boring day with each different than the one before. Still, loving this job so much!!!

    The Sandman :)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    But it's my mirror, want it done right for what I'm paying! So far, so good and warranted for any fading, peeling as long as I own it. In South Florida, that could be an issue down the line. Anyways, I want it done correctly, end of story!

    Mr. Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Yep, at the time, the Mrs. wanted a small vehicle and the Forte was her choice until I mentioned the A3. Loved the size and the safety nannies and having the Audi store so close kinda sealed the deal. In order for them to sell at her price, went to another Audi store and found an identical vehicle, just black over black, and told them we're buying today and if you won't do the deal like she wants, we'll just get this one. Bluffing of course as the black over black was just not what she had in mind but would've taken it if she had to. After a few minutes waiting for a call back, we were about to walk in and do the deal. Phone rings, they agree to her terms, we say fine and leave. Our bluff worked!!
    And it is a nice vehicle. Who knows, I might even end up with it! Doubt that would ever happen but one never knows. It's a great vehicle but really want auto start/stop and a USB port in my next vehicle. Anyways, we're not doing anything for a couple of years I would think unless I find something I just gotta have!!!

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

    Golf is all done, cost me zero dollars...I am a happy camper. Had a feeling that something was gonna go wrong around the 36K mark. Funny, when talking with one of the head service folks yesterday, first thing she asked was did I have an extended warranty? Made me think that even she doesn't have high hopes for long term reliability on any VW model. Made me sit up and notice, that's for sure. Did really like that red over beige 2016 Tiguan they have for sale, even though the mileage is pretty sucky. Would have thought it would've been over 30 for the highway. Part of me wants to test drive it and see if they'd take $10K out the door plus mine if I do like the way it drives. Have been thinking about that since the other day when I first saw it in their used lot. A very striking color combo for sure and like the 18" rims though they'd be a bit pricey to replace when needed. Still, for the right price...could work!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Rental Car Experiences?

    No word yet from the toll company. Called today and was told it takes 5 business days for an answer. Funny, I read it takes 3 at tops in their literature it seems. Anyways, once they see that my transponder was charged, sure they'll give me a credit for their mistake. Worst part is I asked before we left both Hertz and my transponder company how to avoid this issue and followed their directions. See how that worked out!!!

    The Pissed Sandman :@ B)