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phrantic09 10-09-21 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22263417)
Bummer.

itís a bummer


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22263439)
Iím loving the EV around town. Not too crazy about taking it on a trip as doing so requires a lot of planning and allocation of time for charging.

On the plus side - it hasnít burned a drop of oil.

We have the Acura for long trips, and our ďbeachĒ house is 197 miles away, which is within a full charge range

Mojo31 10-09-21 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22263381)
Before I Switched companies I wouldnít have needed a car, but once I start actually flying I will have to have a car.

Plus I want to drive back to dallas this time around. I wonít have time to fly home, and 4 weeks with out car access is a long time.

Hereís another thought for you. Once you decide on ďthe carĒ, shop the DFW dealers. I saw the local Mazdadealer is discounting the CX5, for example. If you can get a better deal, you could buy here and pick it up on your next trip down and then drive it home.

Iíve bought several cars from out of town dealers, and either flew or drove to pick them up. Current car was brought from a Tulsa dealer.

LAJ 10-09-21 08:43 AM

I bet a deal could be done on this little honey.

The mullet of cars. All business up front, and a party out back. I bet a bike would even fit.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...817c55311.jpeg

phrantic09 10-09-21 09:27 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22263459)
Hereís another thought for you. Once you decide on ďthe carĒ, shop the DFW dealers. I saw the local Mazdadealer is discounting the CX5, for example. If you can get a better deal, you could buy here and pick it up on your next trip down and then drive it home.

Iíve bought several cars from out of town dealers, and either flew or drove to pick them up. Current car was brought from a Tulsa dealer.


My buddy did that last year with his eTron, bought it from some dealer on the Cape- went out and picked it up and drove it home. Cost him less than his Honda Pilot after credit, rebate and dealer discount.

bampilot06 10-09-21 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22263459)
Hereís another thought for you. Once you decide on ďthe carĒ, shop the DFW dealers. I saw the local Mazdadealer is discounting the CX5, for example. If you can get a better deal, you could buy here and pick it up on your next trip down and then drive it home.

Iíve bought several cars from out of town dealers, and either flew or drove to pick them up. Current car was brought from a Tulsa dealer.

that is a possibility, iíll keep that in my back pocket.

BillyD 10-09-21 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22263383)
Would you mow someone else's lawn in the rain?

Nyet. I ordinarily don't even consider mowing mine until it has dried and the clippings can disperse widely and settle into the turf evenly.

However, just this week I had the LSS mow the small side lawn because that's where I've been taking ambulatory Venus to relieve herself and it was giving me the heebie-jeebies to walk out there with her in the long, wet growth. I had little choice, it's been foggy and wet for a week, had to just pick a day and get 'er done.

BillyD 10-09-21 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22263400)
Busy morning for a Saturday. Must be wintertime.

I know, right?

But isn't there supposed to be some kind of cycling contest or something going on around here?

genejockey 10-09-21 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22263279)
Same.

Our mower is electric, and The Boy who does the mowing think's he's made of sugar and would dissolve in rain, so, same here.

genejockey 10-09-21 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22263347)
Agree with this, by this time next year theyíll probably be giving them away.

Reminds me of the ads for Crazy Eddie's - "He's practically giving it all away!!!!"
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1b9062fe31.jpg

genejockey 10-09-21 10:28 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22263357)
Well, wish we could wait, but itís not suppose to get better until 2023.

As soon as the company announced the bonus money my car blew up, so we are down to one car.

My car will cost about 2000 to fix, but itís not worth 1500. I donít think I can trade in a broken car.


My wife just needs to decide whatís important to her. Not having a car payment or having something better than basic. She deserves more than basic but sheís also in charge of the money situation and knows what gets paid when and where. Iím a bystander.

I want her to be happy, and not to have buyer remorse.

In an extreme seller's market, it may actually make better economic sense to fix the old car and wait till next year. We went through this with Mrs.GeneJockey's beloved 2001 Sienna - we were facing several thousand dollars of potential work, on a car worth about the same number of thousands, or a bit less. But apart from not being able to get it smog certified, the car is in great shape, and Mrs. GJ loves it. So we were planning to drop the cash, when by sheer luck, the issue resolved itself.

genejockey 10-09-21 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22263374)
I've heard they burn oil like Willie Nelson burns the cannabis weed. According to my brother who has one and is a mechanic.

Can confirm. My 2002 definitely did. Then I got the Dodge which doesn't even burn a quart over the 10,000 miles between oil changes. BTW, the 10,000 miles between changes is based on what it tells me it wants.

genejockey 10-09-21 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22263383)
Would you mow someone else's lawn in the rain?

The professionals do.

bampilot06 10-09-21 10:34 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22263577)
In an extreme seller's market, it may actually make better economic sense to fix the old car and wait till next year. We went through this with Mrs.GeneJockey's beloved 2001 Sienna - we were facing several thousand dollars of potential work, on a car worth about the same number of thousands, or a bit less. But apart from not being able to get it smog certified, the car is in great shape, and Mrs. GJ loves it. So we were planning to drop the cash, when by sheer luck, the issue resolved itself.


265,000 miles, no A/c and the a/c wasnít even part of the price to fix the car. If it was in better shape I would agree but at this point itís like a boat and I donít want to sink anymore money into it.

genejockey 10-09-21 10:34 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22263415)
We got a stern warning from Chevrolet to stop doing that. They'll still do it sometimes.

What, selling Kias? Yeah, I can see how Chevy would be mad about that. ;)

DougRNS 10-09-21 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22263585)
Can confirm. My 2002 definitely did. Then I got the Dodge which doesn't even burn a quart over the 10,000 miles between oil changes. BTW, the 10,000 miles between changes is based on what it tells me it wants.

my brother has a 2015 that burns oil as well. Maybe they finally got it fixed with the new engine.

DougRNS 10-09-21 10:41 AM

Now that the dew has dried on the grass, it's time cut it. I hope this is the last or penultimate time.

genejockey 10-09-21 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22263591)
265,000 miles, no A/c and the a/c wasnít even part of the price to fix the car. If it was in better shape I would agree but at this point itís like a boat and I donít want to sink anymore money into it.

Yeah, that's different. Mrs. GJ's Sienna still hasn't passed 140,000 miles and it's almost 21 years old, and everything works fine. It just wouldn't pass Smog because of a reading on the engine monitor thingie - catalyst 'Not Ready', after months of driving. Checked several times - "Not Ready". We were going to do the weird and hard-to-comply-with Drive Cycle, and I checked it again, and BINGO! "OK".

But actually broken, and at 265K - probably time to say goodbye.

WhyFi 10-09-21 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22263333)
Dark of the moon?

Dork of the month?

Donut of the Month.

A handful of us meet up each month at a different LDS to sample their offerings and shoot the breeze.

Mojo31 10-09-21 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22263591)
265,000 miles, no A/c and the a/c wasnít even part of the price to fix the car. If it was in better shape I would agree but at this point itís like a boat and I donít want to sink anymore money into it.

Iíd say you got your moneyís worth out of that one. Time to shave the VIN and leave it on the side of the road someplace.

Mojo31 10-09-21 11:01 AM

Beware of retirement gifts: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...rr09KLftuU3CEw

LesterOfPuppets 10-09-21 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22263421)
I have cut dewy grass, finished up in the rain, and (at the end of the season) gotten snowed on.

It's easier to keep track of where ya been in the snow.

#silverlining

LesterOfPuppets 10-09-21 11:12 AM

I got 40 miles in on the Basso.

2 flybys. Both runners. :(

LesterOfPuppets 10-09-21 11:19 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22263619)

Wow, didn't even get that far :)

Why isn't there GoPro footage of this flight?

Velo Vol 10-09-21 11:22 AM

:bday: to UT football.

Velo Vol 10-09-21 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22263400)
Must be wintertime.

Basically.


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