shafnutz05 wrote:When we visited Quebec a couple of weeks ago, I was struck again by just how fortunate we are.
It was around $1.40/liter....that roughly equates to $5.65/gal.
Not to mention the credit card machine wasn't working, so I had to go in and prepay for "35 liters of fuel" please. I know the metric system makes sense, but it's annoying to work with such large numbers.
mac5155 wrote:tifosi77 wrote:mac5155 wrote:Are you spending $200 a month in gas cause your commute sucks or cause your car gets horrible MPGs? (or a combination of both)
Yes to both, and gas is also more expensive here than in PA. I think I paid ~$4.29 / gal when I topped up on Sunday.
You should evaluate if a diesel is worth it. If it's not, a hybrid more than likely is.
pittsoccer33 wrote:has anyone ever dealt with Maaco?
This is my 1987 Pontiac Fiero. It hasn't been driven much since 2009 and I am changing that this summer. I spent yesterday working on the valves and draining all the fluids.
Given that its going on 27 years old the paint is unfortunately fading. Its really a burgundy red (or it was). For the time being until I can properly restore the paint im considering a Maaco job. Id keep the two tone burgundy and grey even though I have the tan and brown interior.
pittsoccer33 wrote:i thought Maaco was usually advertised as being a few hundred dollars, which is definitely the low end of the cost spectrum
i wouldnt expect a lot for the price, but it would be great to hide the faded spots for a few more years until i can buy my own garage to keep it in.
i thought about taking the body parts off myself. its all plastic and they basically snap on, I've just never investigated exactly how that works.
count2infinity wrote:Just got word that my car is paid off... now to try to make it last 2 more years or so before I get a new one.
mac5155 wrote:Does anyone have a Ford Escape? specifically a 2011-12 (before they went the route of the pure crossover) V6 4x4? I am looking to downsize the truck we have and think this might be a good option. It supposedly has 3k# towing capacity and gets 26 MPG. Wondering how realistic those numbers are (of course, thye wont happen at the same time.. which is fine).
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