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#29520 of 35139 Re: family punch? [stickguy]
Jan 23, 2013 (7:25 pm)
"...low miled, babied, never seen rain..."
You're singing my song. Is this the guy in Amsterdam? I might be up for a drive.
The S2000 rides like a school bus and I'd have to get in with a shoe horn but that's one heck of a Honda.
#29521 of 35139 Re: 'Lectric [oldfarmer50]
Jan 23, 2013 (7:23 pm)
at this point, to keep the fleet afloat I might need to be looking for a 2nd job. Really couldn't see being a delivery guy though.
what I really need is a job I can do from home during the day, while I am getting paid to do my "real" job. There is always some down time in there, that I should be able to use more productively than watching episodes of Graveyard Carz and wheeler dealers off the DVR!
#29522 of 35139 Re: family punch? [oldfarmer50]
Jan 23, 2013 (7:28 pm)
the shoehorn part (and pinchy side bolsters) along with the low slung aspect are what put me off it. Well, that and coming up with the $. I did ask if he would do BHPH but he did not bite!
But, yeah, this is in Amsterdam. And he is OCD about cars, so I can guarantee if you want one of these, this one should be high on the list!
silver over the red leather. Probably about 30K on the clock, if that. And "in the wrapper" as the saying goes.
not sure of the price though, but not expecting it to be cheap. And he did give my over BIL (his brother) dibs too. That one said he is interested, but I cant possibly see it working logistically or financially for a bunch of reasons. Plus, he is a big guy, and I am not sure 6'1", at least 240 is going to work too well in that!
#29523 of 35139 Re: 'Lectric [stickguy]
Jan 23, 2013 (8:42 pm)
"what I really need is a job I can do from home during the day, while I am getting paid to do my "real" job."
Just outsource your own job overseas like this guy did.
Jan 23, 2013 (10:16 pm)
There are 5 Leafs that park in the garage where I leave my C30 across the street from my apartment -- they are there in the morning when I leave for work but gone when I get home at night, so I assume they are commuters either for the express bus to downtown Seattle or for the business district near my apartment.
Either way, I seem to be seeing them all over around Seattle. More hybrids as well, but no surprise there. Like you, Stick, I never let either of the cars in the fleet get below 1/4 of a tank and leave home to get to the airport so I have 2 hours when I get there. The range anxiety thing is not something I'd be willing to deal with.
Jan 24, 2013 (2:23 am)
I looked up that vehicle here on Edmunds. You said it was the first model year which means it's a 2000MY with 30k miles. In outstanding condition Edmunds say private party is slightly over $7500. That's not a bad price. It actually seems low relatively speaking. I mean people are asking $8k for a 2000 Celica.
I wonder if the electric company would understand me not paying the bill for a few months?
#29526 of 35139 Re: 'Lectric [michaell]
Jan 24, 2013 (3:36 am)
Put me down for an even 30. I will even contribute one myself. The lease on my 328i coupe is up at the end of the summer so I'll be in the market, but aren't we always??
Jan 24, 2013 (3:50 am)
One will be mine.
Lease up on the BMW
before year end...
#29528 of 35139 Re: 'Lectric [oldfarmer50]
Jan 24, 2013 (5:44 am)
My pizza delivery car is an '06 Saturn ION with 83K miles. Cosmetically not in the greatest shape but everything works and I get 23-25 MPG in what is mostly city driving.
As far as second jobs go, this one isn't too bad. $5.25/hr plus tips plus $.75 for each delivery. Over 4.5 years I've averaged $16.49/hr all in. Not too many jobs where you work 10-15 hours a week at that pay rate. I'm averaging about $565/mo in tips + delivery fee alone ... the $5.25/hr pay goes directly into a savings account.
We have a new driver at work who alternates between a Ford F-150 and a 4-door Jeep Wrangler (jacked up on what look to be 33-35" tires). I gotta believe the LeSabre will get better mileage than either one of those.
I've separated the punch list into 2012 and 2013 ... so, I'll need y'all to tell me about what you bought / leased and when you acquired it. I know andre got the Ram last year ... and breld the X3 and A5. Need specifics and dates.
Updated Information (along with more punch guesses for 2013):
2012 Punch List:
03/22/12 nyccarguy 2011 BMW 328xi (lease)
12/17/12 mark156 2013 Honda CR-V EXL w/ nav
12/23/12 anon 2013 Honda Accord
2013 Punch List:
01/08/13 breld 2011 BMW 335xi
01/11/13 steine13 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT (lease)
01/15/13 breld 2010 BMW 328xi wagon
01/18/13 qbrozen 2013 Nissan Leaf (lease)
01/19/13 anon 2013 Toyota Sienna (lease)
#29529 of 35139 Re: 'Lectric [michaell]
Jan 24, 2013 (6:25 am)
hmmm... 2012... I think that was a light year after 4 in 2011 and 5 in 2010. Only the '98 Volvo. I'm not sure the exact date. It was September.
EDIT: oops. I was wrong. It was August 5, according to my post in this forum.