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#25370 of 32432 Re: stuff [qbrozen]
May 26, 2012 (1:55 pm)
Hey, guys. I'm still around. Recovering nicely here in NYC. Next Thursday I get to go home for a few days. By mid-July I should be there to stay.
Hey, Andre! I know I will hate myself for asking but how goes the DeSoto?
#25371 of 32432 Re: stuff [fezo]
May 26, 2012 (2:27 pm)
Glad to hear you're recovering well, fezo!
#25372 of 32432 missed the weekend
May 27, 2012 (7:20 pm)
too many chores and kid duties to get out for car looking all Saturday (not that I really expected to). But what surprised me was today on the way past the honda dealer (when I mentioned we could wander by tomorrow for some free BBQ under the tent they had set up out front) and she mentioned "I thought we were going to be doing that this weekend anyway".
since this is from the woman that always detested going to a car dealer, I think she must really want to get a new car!
oh, while we were walking the dog tonight, we went by a house where they have a current style BMW X5 (silver). I said something about it, and she said "I really like that one" and asked if she could have one (sadly, I had to break the sad news of what they cost!). Though she didn't seem too perturbed by the concept of a CPO.
May 28, 2012 (12:00 pm)
torchlight (I posted a link to a BMW there the other day) has a rare car. A 2003 325i 4 door, without any options. No moonroof or power seats. The tightwad special!
actually looks clean, but asking $9,990 for it with 72K on it.
The 2000 323i 5 speed (no pictures yet) with 111K is listed for $6,690, and that to me seems high. But, what do I know!
#25374 of 32432 Re: missed the weekend [stickguy]
May 28, 2012 (12:09 pm)
talking to myself (no one else here to talk to!), but was out this morning with the wife, and discussed missing looking. She actually said "maybe I will go out tomorrow by myself" (she is off tomorrow). I told her to book me a room at our snazzy new hospital, because if I come home and see a new car in the garage, I am going to keel over from a heart attack.
not a chance in the world she does, but at some point I think she is going to make me go with her!
though when we get the estimate for new windows (had a guy out to measure today) that might put a crimp in the plans.
#25375 of 32432 Re: missed the weekend [stickguy]
by steve_ HOST
May 28, 2012 (12:18 pm)
New cars have new windows too.
Payback on new windows is maybe 20 years. Get the car.
#25376 of 32432 Re: missed the weekend [steve_]
May 28, 2012 (12:24 pm)
it's nice to be able to open the windows on the front of the house though. Comes in handy sometimes.
doesn't have to be an either/or, but might delay the car just a tad...
I do need to get part of my driveway replaced, before a car goes through it!
May 29, 2012 (10:16 am)
My Jag XK did not make the Top 10 Most Expensive list! I guess it's an economy car, then...
RWD with 275/35 Summers out back. This is not a snow car. As demonstrated by the 1/8" of snow that almost stranded me at the bottom of my driveway this past "Winter." I'm a life-long skier, FWD'er. The Jag is my first RWD. I got away with one this past winter, but I fear Mother Nature shan't be so kind come December. We won't get fooled again! What to do, what to do ('97 Saturn SL1, 5-speed manual with two snow tires included?).
#25378 of 32432 Re: Woo Hoo! [laurasdada]
May 29, 2012 (11:58 am)
It is if they include the cost of speeding tickets.
#25379 of 32432 Re: Woo Hoo! [laurasdada]
May 29, 2012 (2:19 pm)
Get a second set of rims and install winter tires on them, if you're going to keep the Jag. You may even be able to find OEM rims on eBay or one of the Jaguar forums, if you want to keep the factory look.