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#1250 of 1310 Re: Cadillac trio [fintail]
Apr 17, 2013 (5:39 pm)
Each of the 3 cars had different wheels and the tires looked different in cross section size. And the grills looked related but different. From that I guessed these were different models of the same vehicle. And to have some differences in how much of the cars were covered by the eye-fooling zebra blocks.
I wish I'd done an improper lane change across the striped area to the left turn lane and gone through the Speedway lot.
Excitement here in flyover country far from GM plants now that almost all GM auto manufacturing (other than a small Delphi operation) has left.
#1251 of 1310 Re: Cadillac trio [imidazol97]
Apr 21, 2013 (3:12 am)
Hey, Imaidazol97, and people who know/remember me, how is it going? I sent you (imidazol97) a link to my Facebook, I guess it was a month or two back but thought since its been forever, I might track ya down here on edmunds.
I am personally super excited about the Cruze Diesel. Gagrice, has sold me on going diesel so next month I plan on trying to sell my car (assuming my market will get the early arrivals as they will be limited) and buy or lease a new Cruze Diesel.
I sure wished the administration would pump some money into getting bio diesel fueling stations up and running. They say you can make bio diesel at a good profit for around $2 bucks a gallon. I really believe if diesel fuel was $2 bucks a gallon you would see a huge demand for diesel cars here. I drive about 49 miles round trip to work so barely over a gallon of diesel fuel would get me too and from work as most of my driving is highway and I bet this car will push the 50 mpg's range or better like the European and Aussie Cruzes are doing from what I read.
I'm getting 25 mpg's in my 2003 Grand Prix GTP and have to run premium so diesel that gets double the mileage will save me money not to mention have the peace of mind of a a worry free new car. Maybe someday I will tell you my big mistake car buying experience with my 2003 but I'm up late on my one day off, lol and work in a UAW shop testing water heater tanks. Monday will be week #3 for me and those so called UAW work rules are fairy tales stuck in the 80's
But perhaps one of these days when they let me out of prison and let me have more than a day off I will hop on here and chat with the old crew. Just wanted to say hello but I do try to check my FB daily when I'm not working OT which they have me scheduled for 60 hours next week
Where is Reuther when he is needed?
Have a Great Sunday everyone!
#1252 of 1310 Re: Cadillac trio [rockylee]
Apr 21, 2013 (5:27 am)
Hey Rocky, I know it's rough working all those hours, but enjoy that overtime while you can! My company is in the process of making changes that screw us on any overtime that falls within the same period as a federal holiday. Now, I don't work *that* much overtime, and don't get time and a half, but it's still aggravating.
I actually caught myself saying "We oughtta unionize!"
Anyway, good luck to you! And I understand the annoyance of having to feed one of those hi-test guzzling, supercharged V-6es. My 2000 Park Ave can get a bit piggy around town, and out on the highway you have to almost drive it like an old lady to get good mileage.
#1253 of 1310 Re: Cadillac trio [rockylee]
Apr 21, 2013 (6:10 am)
I really appreciate your coming back to post here. I am really glad you have a job that you're happy with.
I too had thought about waiting for a Cruze diesel. I've been looking at cars to replace my trusty 200,000 mi leSabre. The GM cars sure do last. If your 23 mpg is a mixture of stop and go suburban driving with some open road, that may be fair. But I'd expect better even on a supercharged 3800. Is your foot a little heavy enjoying that horsepower? Just asking, grin.
I'm browsing all the cars, Kia, Hyundai, toyota, Honda, Ford, and GM to decide what to buy. I have a choice of a new car now to supplement/replace our comfortable leSabre highway cruiser and to buy a new car. Or I can buy a used car that's less of car as a local car.
There are two good reasons for waiting to replace the highway car and that's the Verano for 14 and the Cruze diesel. If the Malibu had the diesel coming that would be even better.
#1254 of 1310 Re: Cadillac trio [rockylee]
Apr 21, 2013 (4:37 pm)
Nice to see you again, Rocky. Work and save the money! By the time we get a diesel Cruze, you'll be able to buy it outright.
Funny, when I first started working after I graduated, I didn't want to work anything extra - guess I was still tired from school. Now, whenever there is a crisis or someone can't cover a holiday (I work on a network that requires 24/7/365 monitoring) I usually jump at it - money isn't a bad thing. You'll be fine.
Apr 22, 2013 (11:14 am)
nice ta hear from you, buddy. I agree with the rest, keep working and saving. I'm now in southern New Mexico working at a hospital and I'm getting closer (not anywhere near close enough) to retirement, but I am so happy to be working at a place that gives you some creedence and respect. This place is protected with union work rules but there are no union dues nor a union. At least in the Allied Health profession I went to college to get trained in, after my union Boeing job.
Now I hear Boeing is letting 700 more Everett plant engineering people go. Glad ta be outta there. Take care rockylee and post when you get a chance, man. All of us oldtimers wish you well!
#1256 of 1310 Re: Cadillac trio [rockylee]
Apr 23, 2013 (5:47 am)
Cool to see you back on Edmunds again, Rocky. Hope to see you around more often! Thinking of either a new 2014 Impala to replace my aging Grand Marquis or a new LaCrosse for the wife. She loves her current car and doesn't want to replace it. I was also thinking I'd get her a new ride and keeping her 2005 LaCrosse as our "hooptie."
#1257 of 1310 towing capacity
Apr 30, 2013 (8:11 am)
I need someone to walk me through the calculations for how much I can safely tow with a 1999 gmc yukon 1500 sle
#1258 of 1310 Re: towing capacity [alabama3]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Apr 30, 2013 (11:10 pm)
The folks in the GMC Yukon, Yukon Denali Towing forum should be able to help you out.
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