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Sep 30, 2013 (12:38 pm)
#94319 of 95955 Re: "Did you ever see them move the concrete barrier in the middle with that sp [isellhondas]
Sep 30, 2013 (12:41 pm)
I haven't even thought about the possibility of losing our PENSIONS. Kirstie knows we are too old for that so surely she will take care of us. I was just getting ready to apply for mine.
#94320 of 95955 Re: "Did you ever see them move the concrete barrier in the middle with that sp [cdnpinhead]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Sep 30, 2013 (12:52 pm)
We don't have a definite date yet, and that's because we're still working with the vendor to make sure everything transitions smoothly. Once we do, we'll let everyone know so you won't be surprised.
isellhondas - time flies when you're having fun, eh? The last software change was 12 years ago. It's really not an option to stay with this vendor, because they're no longer supporting us, and we can't grow or add options, or even get anything fixed.
I'm sure there will be differences, but we're trying hard to make it all look as "familiar" as possible, while adding features that people want/expect in forums these days - simple stuff like private messaging, easy reply-and-quote, easy formatting (bold, italics, etc), and image uploading.
#94321 of 95955 Re: "Did you ever see them move the concrete barrier in the middle with that sp [Kirstie@Edmunds]
Sep 30, 2013 (1:59 pm)
easy formatting (bold, italics, etc), and image uploading.
Easy image uploading! It never fails, when I finally learn how to do something the technology changes. (cry).
#94322 of 95955 Re: Corvette sold in two days. [stickguy]
Sep 30, 2013 (4:48 pm)
"...I thought we had a deal..."
So you were OK with my dealer fee? I have a note here on my 4 square that says: "customer pitched a fit over dealer fee...is grinding more than a machine shop..."
I thought you walked, honest!
#94323 of 95955 Re: Corvette sold in two days. [oldfarmer50]
Sep 30, 2013 (4:59 pm)
well, money talks and you know what walks, and I have been known to you know what on occasion, so I guess that was fair.
#94324 of 95955 Re: Corvette sold in two days. [jayrider]
Sep 30, 2013 (5:04 pm)
"...yours was in the top 5%..."
Now you tell me!
My car's drivetrain was in good shape (even the crossfire injection) but cosmetically it was er....challenged. Seats needed to be recovered, AC converted, paint wasn't bad but wasn't pristine. A lot of weather stripping needed replacement.
If the new owner just wants a nice week end fun car he can do it pretty cheap but if he wants a show car he'll have to spend bucks.
I was getting tired of waiting for the next thing to break.
#94325 of 95955 Re: Worst way to buy a car [driver100]
Oct 01, 2013 (1:17 am)
"Sometimes saving money is not as important as just trying to make your life as stress free as possible. "
As a first time lessee of a 2012 Honda Civic, it's not as stress free as I thought it would be. Every little rock chip or scratch is a possible expense when your lease expires, and you have to turn the car in.
Honda allows 3 seperate incidents of damage to my vehicle, for a total of up to $1,500 they will forgive. A small scratch is about $500 to repair properly. So yeah, you have to worry about every little rock chip and stain. Ask my son how much I freak out if he enters the car with chocolate M&M fingers. Yeah... I had a ban on food and drink the first couple months, but that didn't work out.
I will have owned(borrowed) my Civic one year November 1st. I'm almost 1,000 miles over my allowance for the year. So, having to keep an eye on mileage, so I don't have a big mileage fee if/when I turn the car in.
At this point I'm about 50/50 on whether to turn in out buy out at end of lease. Been averaging about 40mpg, which is great. But... there is really no great joy or comfort in driving a Civic LX. Maybe I should have leased a beamer?
#94326 of 95955 Re: Worst way to buy a car [jipster]
Oct 01, 2013 (3:36 am)
Maybe I should have leased a beamer?
Well, the good thing is
*you are taking extra good care of your car.
*if you bought the car they would reduce the value any way for dents and scratches, this way you are more careful
*Less chance of M&M stains on the upholstery
*Easier to deduct for tax purposes - you need the car for business and most of the extra miles over the limit are deductable.
*With the money you saved from not needing a down payment you can invest in the stock market when it tanks in a few weeks from now
*If the dents add up you just buy the car back and sell it yourself or keep it.
Why did you go with a Civic if it isn't fun? You could have leased a Jetta or (even better) Golf. I assume you leased because you didn't want to put up a large downpayment but you needed a car - the lease solved your problem, maybe not perfect but it was your best option at the time.