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#29972 of 35137 Re: DANGEROUS SITES [corvette]
Feb 07, 2013 (3:16 am)
I have a question about swapping leases -- is there a way to make it waterproof for the buyer AND the seller?
My nightmare would be to get a call after the car is turned in that I'm somehow on the hook for damage I didn't cause. That could happen both as the swapper or the swappee, if you know what I mean...
Specifically, when I dump a leased car, is there a way to do the transfer with an inspection that transfers all future obligations to the new driver? A good inspection, presumably by a dealer of the brand, would also assure the person assuming the lease that there is no hidden damage.
Or is this a case where everyone's on their own?
What happens if poorly repaired body damage is found at turn-in?
Who is on the hook?
#29973 of 35137 Re: now this, is nice [ateixeira]
Feb 07, 2013 (3:22 am)
With an average moving speed of 26 mph I'm not too worried about road noise.
As I recall, your actual average is 13 miles in 45 minutes to 1 h.
You don't need an automatic car, you need a good, properly set up bicycle.
I'm pushing 50, and I don't train, but I still average 15+ mph when I go on a long ride.
See, that way, you'd get to keep the Miata...
#29974 of 35137 Re: Salary [oldfarmer50]
Feb 07, 2013 (4:57 am)
If you took 15% of whatever you made during your working life and put it in a private retirement fund you would retire a millionaire. Just think, a Bimmer for every member of your family instead of a hooptie.
I hope you were kidding.
Fifteen percent socked away over a long career and average returns would not replace your income in retirement, unless it's very short. It would be a heck of a lot better than what most people are doing, though.
I'm a big fan of the 401(k) system myself, but it's a failure overall... "you shall know them by the fruit they bear."
Sorry for the off-topic post. This is one subject that gets my goat every time. S.S. has issues, but what are we comparing it to?
#29975 of 35137 Re: now this, is nice [tifighter]
Feb 07, 2013 (7:53 am)
62 views but not a single response to my ad so far. Cross your fingers for me.
I did replace the OEM michelins with continentals
That's plan B, get quieter and more compliant tires. It came with 140 summer gumballs. I wonder if taller side walls will fit? Maybe 205/50 instead of 205/45R17? The wheel wells seem HUGE. There's an SUV-like fender gap all around.
Plan C is a whole new wheel/tire package, but the TPMS sensors add to the cost. $740 and up, basically. That's really not bad.
Is there a chronic rim buyers thread?
#29976 of 35137 Re: Tired [sandman_6472]
Feb 07, 2013 (7:57 am)
The surprise of the day folks were the new Dodge minivans
Are there other vans you may be able to compare them to?
I'm wondering if they're just comfy vs. the small cars you seem to drive a lot, or good even for a van.
the top of my head is losing it's "lushness"
Same here! Bring ear plugs for top down highway drives, too. Trust me.
#29977 of 35137 Re: now this, is nice [steine13]
Feb 07, 2013 (7:59 am)
You'd make a good friend.
Sending positive karma your way ... buy a lotto ticket or something.
#29978 of 35137 Re: now this, is nice [ateixeira]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 07, 2013 (8:31 am)
You're really selling the Miata? I thought you were just speculating.
Do your kids know?
Please tell me you are just trying to swap the rims.
#29979 of 35137 Re: now this, is nice [steve_]
Feb 07, 2013 (9:17 am)
I'm always speculating.
I am trying to swap rims, even put up an ad for that.
My car shopping process begins the day after I buy a car, and usually goes on for about 7 or 8 years.
#29980 of 35137 Re: "The Sandman Chronicles" [sandman_6472]
Feb 07, 2013 (9:51 am)
Don't feel bad, Sandy. I don't have a cellular phone of any kind, and I have no plans of changing that any time soon.
#29981 of 35137 Re: now this, is nice [ateixeira]
Feb 07, 2013 (9:59 am)
Why not just skip the TPMS sensors and save yourself the trouble? After all, you managed the vast majority of your driving life just fine without them....
There you go; now the cost is at around $600 (or less).