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#30133 of 35314 Re: City Driving [nyccarguy]
Feb 11, 2013 (9:10 pm)
Figured as much from your description. Truth be told, I still miss that area and would move back if it were more affordable on my pension but that ain't gonna happen anytime soon. The winter cold would probably kill me and I know the traffic definitely would. I do hope to visit again one more time before I get called home so since I didn't make the 40th last year, I'll just have to shoot for the 45th or 50th.
Man, the insomnia is pretty bad again tonight and I just do not want to take my sleeping aid...am weaning myself off of it but I'm not making good progress as of late!
#30134 of 35314 Re: 2001 Integra GSR [nyccarguy]
Feb 11, 2013 (10:17 pm)
Thanks for the clarification. Sounds nice but really, you need a hard core Honda fan to fork out that much for it.
I can see spending upwards of $20k on an unmolested original white Type R with low mileage and no accidents but GSR is more run of the mill and I don't think is worth that.
#30135 of 35314 Re: 2001 Integra GSR [boomchek]
Feb 12, 2013 (6:40 am)
I agree they were asking crazy money for it when it was 1st listed in December. I still think their asking price is sky high for what amounts to a 12 year old, used Acura that had an original MSRP of what, $23K?
Their target market is definitely a hard core Honda fan like you said. Even if they lower the price to $14K & someone ends up buying it for $12K. Where else are you going to find an old school Honda (double wishbones all around, 2600 lb, high revving VTEC motor) that you'll be able to drive for the next 10 years without issue. Just change the oil, timing belt, h20 pump...?
#30136 of 35314 Re: Optima EX w/pano roof [corvette]
Feb 12, 2013 (9:16 am)
So I got the info on the Nissan VPP program - basically you pay $150 under invoice for a Sentra, Altima, or Maxima.
I was able to find some better prices at Fitz, so not much reason to use the VPP deal. Too bad.
Fully loaded 4 banger Altimas are (edit) mid $24k range. The Optima has heated rear seats and the pano roof, for low $26s. A similar Accord is over $28k.
#30137 of 35314 Re: Care to join the Spanish polic force? [kyfdx]
Feb 12, 2013 (9:37 am)
"and, the security issues would keep me from there... Walled compounds with broken glass atop...."
I was there in '98 for work.
VERY SCARY place...life is cheap...
#30138 of 35314 Re: City Driving [sandman_6472]
Feb 12, 2013 (9:56 am)
I grew up in Westport, worked for a time in Stamford. I gave up my 12 mile each way drive (~45 minutes), mostly on I95, and started taking Metro North to Stamford, walking the 1/2 mile to the office. I used to enjoy looking out the train window at the parking lot we call I95. I'm sure that added a couple of years to my life.
But, pick your metropolitan area and you will have similar traffic nightmares. Boston, 128 (aka 3, aka 93) isn't much better. Except, unlike my previous life in FFld Cty, I have no train option.
One of my favorite (brief) car conversations I overheard on the train to work one Monday morning (circa 1986, Let's Go Mets!):
Well dressed Businessman #1: How was your weekend?
Well dressed Businessman #2: Great! How's your new Jaguar?
Well dressed Businessman #1: I love it! I found the best mechanic!
~30" of snow here south of Boston. My Jag didn't see daylight until this morning, dug out daughter's car, cleared driveway behind wife's car, then cleared mine. But needed snow/ice to melt in driveway before I even tried to drive on the wide, low profile, summer tires. Yeah, life-long New Englander/skier and I buy a British Mustang as my daily driver. Mid-life crisis rules!!!
Feb 12, 2013 (10:58 am)
Hmm...I see on the new inventory list of the local MB dealer, they received a white pano P2 E350 Bluetec. Sadly, it has a black interior - I want a lighter color. But, if they could give me the same deal offered on the black pano P1 car on the showroom floor...I just might do it. I also get a 1K discount for being a MBCA member, would help iron out the price difference. I might have to take a look this weekend.
Feb 12, 2013 (11:10 am)
We should demand a CCBA discount as well.
#30141 of 35314 Re: . [ateixeira]
Feb 12, 2013 (11:17 am)
That might work, but it seems like a lot of us aren't loyal to any one brand!
Feb 12, 2013 (11:16 am)
Then let's also have a disloyalty rebate.