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#30194 of 32320 Re: German cars [corvette]
Feb 13, 2013 (6:52 pm)
Guess the 5-series went away and was replaced with the 335 you've been wanting.
You gonna update the punch list document?
#30195 of 32320 Re: German cars [corvette]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 13, 2013 (6:52 pm)
With the fresh coin in your pocket you can buy a boat and have two more happy days to look forward to.
#30196 of 32320 Re: German cars [steve_]
Feb 13, 2013 (7:03 pm)
steve beat me to it
Feb 13, 2013 (7:18 pm)
Went to the Manhaim Auction in Orlando today and it was frickin' amazing...cars every where...I now know what car heaven looks like folks! And from what I was told, there are 3 different auto auctions in Orlando alone! Crazy!! As I was waiting to check my black 2010 Ford escape in, my eyes almost came out of my head as I saw two of the most beautiful cars I've ever seen. One was a light blue M5 BMW...absolutely took my breath away and while talking with the guy putting ito n the carrier, found out it was going to Atlanta Ga. As we're talking about how stunning this car is, a mint white E350, probably a 2010, drives by and gets behind a flatbed truck...I swear, I almost wet myself I was so excited! Sheer beauty here folks...sheer beauty! Truthfully, I didn't want to leave! We had to wait an hour for a dumbass co-worker who went shopping for some reason and then when we get onto the turnpike, the crew chief does his usual announcement about cell phones, chargers, jackets and other stuff to make sure we all have our studd. Dumbass shouts out "my glasses are gone" so guess what...we had to get off and make a huey and go back to the auction. It was just crazy but hey...shit happens!
The good news is that we're making a return drive on Friday to do it over again. We had very little traffic and the weather was just perfect and I kept the cruise at 77 the whole way. Hopefully Friday will be similar. Tomorrow, we just have a short Miami to west Lauderdale run, Sunrise actually. But I was told to expect them to throw some more trips on us which since we're there...who really cares. We're all having to work Sunday through Friday next week on a big job, that's all the info I can get but someone said Hertz is the company who wants our services. So next week will be a good money making week. Unbelievable job folks! Will give a review of the Escape, the Spark and the Focus shortly.
#30198 of 32320 Re: Orlando [boomchek]
Feb 13, 2013 (7:48 pm)
Hey, nice job on the Accord. MDX can being stupid money to the right people, too. Co-worker had an 01, miled way up (maybe 180K), smokers car, had kids in it, still got like 5-6K for it. I'd have charged $500 just to detail the thing.
Flipping a base model bright red manual MB wagon might not be easy. Maybe you can find 25 year old private imports and start shipping them to the US.
And I see you want a G-wagen...think of the fuel it will drink, and the maintenance, and parking it. Of course up there, you can get private imports - maybe go after an old diesel model.
#30199 of 32320 Re: German cars [michaell]
Feb 13, 2013 (8:27 pm)
"Guess the 5-series went away and was replaced with the 335 you've been wanting."
Half right. I couldn't do the 335i, even a CPO. I kept reminding myself that it might have two years of CPO warranty, and then you'd have a six year old BMW with no warranty--not that different than my 540i.
My garage is now home to a 2013 Jetta GLI Autobahn with navigation and the DSG. Just need to sell the Altima and then I'll be back to having one car!
Edited to add: You guys are slipping! Mine is the first purchase this month.
#30200 of 32320 Re: German cars [corvette]
Feb 13, 2013 (9:39 pm)
Congrats on the sale of your E39 & Mazel-Tov on the 2013 GLI! We're expecting a full write up of how you came to choose the GLI & what else you looked at...
We are slipping. February 13th and this is the 1st punch of the month?
#30201 of 32320 Re: German cars [nyccarguy]
Feb 13, 2013 (9:43 pm)
I am having trouble convincing the wife that I somehow "need" a nicer/newer car for me to use. I have now had the Integra for roughly 2 months, and put gas in it right around new years. I still have almost 1/2 a tank, and it is not a particularly big tank! I think in total I have put about 170 miles on it since I bought it.
#30202 of 32320 Re: Orlando [fintail]
Feb 13, 2013 (10:03 pm)
Something like the old Benz wagon I know I couldn't flip so I'd have to keep it for a while. It was never my intent to buy the Accord wagon to flip it but I couldn't resist
I think it even might make a bit of sense to bring in a G Wagon from the US as some are priced in the $30k range but it's a bit of a risk too.
#30203 of 32320 Re: German cars [corvette]
Feb 13, 2013 (10:14 pm)
Congrats. Where did you get it? The last time I looked at VW's the only dealer in Kentuckiana with a remotely competent service department was Clapp(now Swope).