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#31993 of 35160 Re: 2012 Nissan Xterra S 4WD [corvette]
Apr 23, 2013 (8:59 am)
WOW, I knew the Xterra has been around for a while, but didn't realize it is in its 9th model year! That is an eternity as far as car years go. That rattle is UNACCEPTABLE & so is the insane mid $30K price tag.
#31994 of 35160 Re: another sign from above [ateixeira]
Apr 23, 2013 (10:05 am)
"Then again, I wouldn't do that work again. What a pain that job was."
I say that about nearly every DIY job I do, but never seem to learn my lesson!
#31995 of 35160 Re: another sign from above [corvette]
Apr 23, 2013 (10:10 am)
Some jobs are easier than I expected, changing the rear diff oil for instance.
Two bolts. Easier than an oil change (no filter).
#31996 of 35160 Grandma busts stereotypes
Apr 23, 2013 (12:01 pm)
...and maybe the sound barrier in her tuned C63 AMG:
Not exactly who you expect behind the wheel of a new AMG.
Spending the grandkids' inheritance.
#31997 of 35160 Re: Grandma busts stereotypes [ateixeira]
Apr 23, 2013 (12:12 pm)
She did a nice burnout too. Cool vid.
#31998 of 35160 Re: Grandma busts stereotypes [ateixeira]
Apr 23, 2013 (1:39 pm)
Go granny go! Of course, 60 aint what it used to be - even though when my mom hit 60, she was in a Camry, and my grandma was in an Oldsmobile at that age.
Let the rats build it themselves
#31999 of 35160 Dallas rental
Apr 23, 2013 (2:39 pm)
Speaking of minivan brakes, I took in the Ody for an oil change and left a few hundred dollars poorer after having all the pads replaced. At 55k miles, doesn't sound too out of the ordinary.
On another note, I got down to Dallas this morning for a conference. My reserved "mid-size" car at Hertz was a Mazda5, which I wasn't too excited about. The alternatives were a corolla, a hail-damaged Camry, a minivan or a pickup truck. I went over to Avis, and they were thrilled to replace the hertz reservation and offered me a Genesis for a lower rate than the Mazda5.
That's a nice ride. Not the sportiest handler of course, but real smooth and comfortable, with great acceleration. Shocked that the steering wheel doesn't telescope though. I would think it'd be a great buy on the used market.
#32000 of 35160 Re: Dallas rental [breld]
Apr 23, 2013 (3:08 pm)
Nice, that's usually a full size class.
#32001 of 35160 Re: Dallas rental [breld]
Apr 23, 2013 (4:23 pm)
You sure the Genesis wheel didn't telescope? My 2009 did (it was power ). They must have changed the suspension for the better because mine rode like a truck.