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Feb 17, 2013 (6:30 pm)
And today begins a new chapter in my automotive history:
Count me as punched...
Feb 17, 2013 (6:31 pm)
I need new front brakes and was told that metallic pads are the way to go for less brake dust and better gripping capacity. Is this true? I plan to use my guy at Tires Plus as Midas always up sells me stuff i don't want...it's frickin' annoying but, I think Midas has a lifetime guarantee which might be the better way to go. Can I request metallic pads over what these places usually use? I don't think they use metallic without a request but I have no idea. Please advise as the brakes arer making grinding noises on a hard stop and I drive on 95 daily now!
T I A guys!
Feb 17, 2013 (6:33 pm)
O M G!!! It's stunning Fin, absolutely awesome!!! Now I really want my C Class! Congrats on this new addition, I think y'all will be very happy!
Feb 17, 2013 (6:35 pm)
Gonna share the details?
Feb 17, 2013 (6:42 pm)
Drove a 2013 Ford Escape with a bit over 14k on the clock. I will relate the driving experience another time as I am so happy with Fin's new ride, I want to concentrate on that tonight. Leave for Orlando at 7 so I'm gonna call it a night. Hoping to get something really fun tomorrow! Found out the Jetta don't have sat radio but still want to give one a whirl. Today I lucked out as the Cruze I stopped at was wanted by a nice co-worker so I let her have it. All of a sudden they drove up the Escape and stopped right in front of me so I said...sure! the guy behind me in an 2011 50k mile Camry tried his best to get me to switch but I declined his offer. Turns out it was the right choice...it's sat radio had been disconnected and he said it drove well...old! I know i got the better deal here and I was pleased with the Ford!
P.S. Got my new smart phone last night as the guy had gone to another store to get me this phone. It's an android, a HTC ONE VX...a very nice easy unit. I've been playing wth it all day and love it. Almost got the iPhone 4s but decided I wanted the newer tech and the phone cost me 1 cent...the iPhone 5 was mucho dinero. The Windows phone that my wife has, a Samsung Focus, is o k but I don't like the tiles Windows uses, was very confusing for me. I'm having an easier time with the android system. A treat for myself for going back to work after so long!
#30315 of 32408 Re: . [fintail]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 17, 2013 (6:47 pm)
lol, you really did it? Congrats!
(better than a bike too. )
#30316 of 32408 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 17, 2013 (6:50 pm)
Very nice! Enjoy it!
#30317 of 32408 Re: . [slorenzen]
Feb 17, 2013 (6:51 pm)
Thanks. E350 Bluetec. Took advantage of a lease on the outgoing face 2013 models. Last week I saw a special for a P1 pano car, $489 month before negotiation, 24 months, 3700 down, 58K MSRP. Seemed too cheap. I had been thinking about a Bluetec for some time, so today I went in to see if I could get a price I liked. I guess I did
This car has P2 (keyless go, adaptive lights, auto close trunk, etc), pano, parktronic, lane tracking, power outlet, tiny spoiler. The last few things I didn't really want, but I am picky about color (I wanted white or "diamond silver", which is kind of a bluish silver) and pano - had to take what was available.
MSRP 63K. 3500 down, 24 months, ~560/month. There's an E facelift coming for 2014, so they are blowing them out. I also got Edmunds TMV for my trade (took a little work), so I'll be getting a nice check.
It's kind of a wasteful splurge, but I just had the itch. I also was thinking it was time to cut the cord on the old car - the longer I have it, the harder it will be for me to sell. I'm feeling OK, at least until the first payment
#30318 of 32408 Re: . [sandman_6472]
Feb 17, 2013 (6:55 pm)
Thanks. I think I will be happy too. I like the diesel purr and the way it seems to kind of engine brake at some in-town speeds. It's somewhat of an odd car, which is something I value.
Feb 17, 2013 (6:56 pm)
Looks nice. Would like to hear some mileage reports later on.
Barrier, I'd guess?