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Re: Car thread

Postby Willie Kool on Mon May 27, 2013 8:56 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:I've always wondered, can you talk dealers down from the price on a new car or is that just movie smoke and mirrors.

You paying in cash? Or diamonds?
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Re: Car thread

Postby Hockeynut! on Mon May 27, 2013 9:01 pm

Thanks again, WK!
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Re: Car thread

Postby canaan on Tue May 28, 2013 11:51 am

Willie Kool wrote:
Hockeynut! wrote:Thanks for the info! I do a ton of highway driving so that's good to know. Will the 3.21s handle 33 inch tires? I don't know if I'll go with 33s eventually but I'd like the option. I love the more aggressive look of bigger tires and a slight lift (nothing too crazy, of course).

Same deal with the 33's as far as mileage being negatively affected (even more so than the 3.73's), not to mention the reduction you'll likely see in handling - but yeah, 3.21's should turn the 33's just fine.

yup again. the 3.21 is fine with the 33's. the only thing youll need to watch for with that height is any kind of heavy duty off-roading on that with no lift will result in some rubbing when the stock suspension flexes. I went with the teraflex leveling kit (i bought barely used online for 75$) for some additional clearance.
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Re: Car thread

Postby meow on Tue May 28, 2013 1:22 pm

So my Acura wants to me to change it's oil. It keeps wanting to call my dealership to schedule an oil change. Since I'm a red-blooded Amurican, I change my own oil. My question is, will the car sense I changed my oil and reset the warning light about the oil change? It senses when I fill the gas tank up and automatically resets the Trip A odometer.
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue May 28, 2013 1:23 pm

probably not, resetting it is usually included in your manual.
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Re: Car thread

Postby MelicharSux on Tue May 28, 2013 2:20 pm

meow wrote:So my Acura wants to me to change it's oil. It keeps wanting to call my dealership to schedule an oil change. Since I'm a red-blooded Amurican, I change my own oil. My question is, will the car sense I changed my oil and reset the warning light about the oil change? It senses when I fill the gas tank up and automatically resets the Trip A odometer.


You have to manually reset it. Google it.

:scared:
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Re: Car thread

Postby pens9192 on Tue May 28, 2013 2:41 pm

We have a 2011 HHR and two small kids. We are planning on a third and final kid scheduled to come around mid 2014. Things are already kind of cramped in our HHR with two kids and we would like a minivan by the time the next kid comes around. The price range we were looking at for everything we want will come about $400-500 a month. That is fine, but would push our budget some in 2014 and that payment would be fine in 2015. Here are our options then:

1. Keep HHR until 2015 and deal with two car seats and a booster seat in the backseat. We might lose some storage and it will looked cramped, but the oldest kid will be 4 in October this year and the kids don't really care about backseat space.

2. Buy a relatively cheap 5-7 year old van, moderate-to-high mileage by next year to give us the space and everything and a lower car payment and then in 2015 get a low mileage 2012 newer used van or a brand new van to keep for awhile at the payment we can afford then.

3. Get the 2012-2013 slightly used $400-500 a month van this fall and work with a really tight budget for about 12 months.

Option 1 seems like the smartest one and Option 3 is not so smart. But what about Option 2 to buy something cheap now to get what we desire, not intending to keep it more than 2-3 years, and then trading up for what we really want? Any thoughts?
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Re: Car thread

Postby meow on Tue May 28, 2013 2:45 pm

MelicharSux wrote:
meow wrote:So my Acura wants to me to change it's oil. It keeps wanting to call my dealership to schedule an oil change. Since I'm a red-blooded Amurican, I change my own oil. My question is, will the car sense I changed my oil and reset the warning light about the oil change? It senses when I fill the gas tank up and automatically resets the Trip A odometer.


You have to manually reset it. Google it.

:scared:

Reset it manually?? What am I, some sort of a peasant?
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Re: Car thread

Postby meow on Tue May 28, 2013 2:46 pm

pens9192 wrote:We have a 2011 HHR and two small kids. We are planning on a third and final kid scheduled to come around mid 2014. Things are already kind of cramped in our HHR with two kids and we would like a minivan by the time the next kid comes around. The price range we were looking at for everything we want will come about $400-500 a month. That is fine, but would push our budget some in 2014 and that payment would be fine in 2015. Here are our options then:

1. Keep HHR until 2015 and deal with two car seats and a booster seat in the backseat. We might lose some storage and it will looked cramped, but the oldest kid will be 4 in October this year and the kids don't really care about backseat space.

2. Buy a relatively cheap 5-7 year old van, moderate-to-high mileage by next year to give us the space and everything and a lower car payment and then in 2015 get a low mileage 2012 newer used van or a brand new van to keep for awhile at the payment we can afford then.

3. Get the 2012-2013 slightly used $400-500 a month van this fall and work with a really tight budget for about 12 months.

Option 1 seems like the smartest one and Option 3 is not so smart. But what about Option 2 to buy something cheap now to get what we desire, not intending to keep it more than 2-3 years, and then trading up for what we really want? Any thoughts?

I'd go with Door # 2
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Re: Car thread

Postby MRandall25 on Tue May 28, 2013 3:15 pm



Schwing.
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue May 28, 2013 3:19 pm

What kind of term are you looking at for a 400 a month payment? I financed $17k at 2.49 percent for 5 years at $301 a month. I'd think you can get a decent minivan for that much?
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Re: Car thread

Postby canaan on Tue May 28, 2013 3:42 pm

meow wrote:
MelicharSux wrote:
meow wrote:So my Acura wants to me to change it's oil. It keeps wanting to call my dealership to schedule an oil change. Since I'm a red-blooded Amurican, I change my own oil. My question is, will the car sense I changed my oil and reset the warning light about the oil change? It senses when I fill the gas tank up and automatically resets the Trip A odometer.


You have to manually reset it. Google it.

:scared:

Reset it manually?? What am I, some sort of a peasant?

:lol:
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Re: Car thread

Postby Firebird on Tue May 28, 2013 4:41 pm

MRandall25 wrote:

Schwing.


That's the sound of a car orgasm.



One a side note, I had to order part 9 on this diagram because someone ripped it off my car

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$27 after shipping and now I have to get it painted when it comes in the mail - probably another $35 unless I buy the paint and clearcoat myself for a 1.5 inch x 1.5 inch cosmetic part.
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue May 28, 2013 5:49 pm

People would always pop my VW emblem out of my front grill of my jetta. Solution? Buy a badgeless grille.
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Re: Car thread

Postby OutofFoil on Tue May 28, 2013 6:55 pm

mac5155 wrote:People would always pop my VW emblem out of my front grill of my jetta. Solution? Buy a badgeless grille.


Better solution, hook your battery up to the emblem...
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Re: Car thread

Postby JS© on Tue May 28, 2013 9:21 pm

mac5155 wrote:People would always pop my VW emblem out of my front grill of my jetta. Solution? Buy a badgeless grille.


some lowlife stole the bolt cover off one of my back wheels.

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$70 from the dealer. There's an cheaper option on eBay but it doesn't include the rubber part that sets in the center of the wheel.
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Re: Car thread

Postby OutofFoil on Tue May 28, 2013 10:37 pm

some lowlife stole the bolt cover off one of my back wheels.

$70 from the dealer.


There's why yours was stolen...
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue May 28, 2013 11:10 pm

Ouch. My new TDI just has the plastic caps on the lugs, not that whole big star looking thing.
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Re: Car thread

Postby JS© on Tue May 28, 2013 11:25 pm

OutofFoil wrote:
some lowlife stole the bolt cover off one of my back wheels.

$70 from the dealer.


There's why yours was stolen...


:lol:

fair enough
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Re: Car thread

Postby JS© on Tue May 28, 2013 11:35 pm

pens9192 wrote:We have a 2011 HHR and two small kids. We are planning on a third and final kid scheduled to come around mid 2014. Things are already kind of cramped in our HHR with two kids and we would like a minivan by the time the next kid comes around. The price range we were looking at for everything we want will come about $400-500 a month. That is fine, but would push our budget some in 2014 and that payment would be fine in 2015. Here are our options then:

1. Keep HHR until 2015 and deal with two car seats and a booster seat in the backseat. We might lose some storage and it will looked cramped, but the oldest kid will be 4 in October this year and the kids don't really care about backseat space.

2. Buy a relatively cheap 5-7 year old van, moderate-to-high mileage by next year to give us the space and everything and a lower car payment and then in 2015 get a low mileage 2012 newer used van or a brand new van to keep for awhile at the payment we can afford then.

3. Get the 2012-2013 slightly used $400-500 a month van this fall and work with a really tight budget for about 12 months.

Option 1 seems like the smartest one and Option 3 is not so smart. But what about Option 2 to buy something cheap now to get what we desire, not intending to keep it more than 2-3 years, and then trading up for what we really want? Any thoughts?


I'm thinking 1.

#2 gets a strike against because higher mileage and the maintenance plan from the previous owner (in most situations) is an unknown. Although it might be a non-issue in some cases, what happens if something major goes out? I wouldn't recommend #3 because of the tight budget.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Firebird on Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:54 pm

Just Zaino Z9 and Z10ed my interior leather after being recc'd. Suppose to help soften the leather and bring out a leather smell.....I'm kinda excited

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/mer ... Code=Zaino

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/mer ... Code=Zaino
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Re: Car thread

Postby Hockeynut! on Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:17 pm

Bought this 2 weeks and 2 days ago. :D

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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:29 pm

Awesome! Couldn't find an orange one?
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Re: Car thread

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:30 pm

I was in traffic on the 405 a couple weeks ago and a Lamborghini Aventador pulled up behind me. First one I've seen in person. Guy spotted a gap and zipped out into the next lane, fishtailiing along, leaving tire marks for 30 feet, screaming revs. Sounded like a mean fighter jet. I pooped a little. It was awesome.

Not a Lambo guy at all, but the Aventador is fer realz. It's the frickin' Batmobile.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Hockeynut! on Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:32 pm

Mac - Nope, no luck at all finding one in Crush orange. Black was my second choice though so it's all good. :)
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