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SeriousLee

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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 6:58pm

 kurtster wrote:

Congrats !  It should be good for 480km or 300k below the parallel

I totally get the CD player.  Got to have that.  Hope you have a USB jack, too.  That makes flash drives possible.  And that opens things up to a whole new level.

 
Thanks, Kurt. I'm hoping to get at least 300km. Seeing Honda and Toyota are both practically the same as far as quality is concerned, the CD player did become part of the reason we chose Toyota. I just couldn't see myself having to rip a new CD and then port it to my phone every time before I could listen to it in the car. 

There's a USB jack, and it's Bluetooth compatible. And RP's FLAC cache plays quite nicely. 

{#Cheers}
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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 5:28pm

 SeriousLee wrote:
Our new baby. I didn't sleep much last night. And it wasn't from excitement. This feels more like an investment. And as with any investment, you hope you made the right choice...the right decision.
 
R

 
Congrats !  It should be good for 480km or 300k below the parallel

I totally get the CD player.  Got to have that.  Hope you have a USB jack, too.  That makes flash drives possible.  And that opens things up to a whole new level.
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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 5:25pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

I remember that too! it was brand new.

Mine has less that 40k my tires dry rot before the treads wear. I think it would be nice to have a newer car, not necessarily new. but where would I get a used car deal better than what I already own.

 
Last car you'll ever own?

Sat down with a financial planner last year to get ready for hobbitt's retirement (next March). She asked us when we planned to buy a new car. Our response was to merely stare, blankly. I mean, why, right?
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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 4:42pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

I remember that bad boy parked out in front of our house in Jackson, NJ!

Our Bjorn buggies are 14 and 11 years old. The older one has fewer miles (~70k? hobbitt doesn't drive much). Mine has ~94k. They look great, they run great, and I'm cheap...

 
I remember that too! it was brand new.

Mine has less that 40k my tires dry rot before the treads wear. I think it would be nice to have a newer car, not necessarily new. but where would I get a used car deal better than what I already own.
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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 4:28pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Yes, I have spent some money on maintenance, but a still a lot less than the price of a new car.

 
Amen. I plan on babying this car. (My tablet auto-spell wants to substitute 'babying' with 'banging'...{#Lol})
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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 4:15pm

 SeriousLee wrote:

Yup. Further you go south, the longer a car can last. Especially if you take good care of it. Obviously, you have. {#Cheers}

 
Yes, I have spent some money on maintenance, but a still a lot less than the price of a new car.
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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 4:12pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Still driving my 15 year-old Pontiac. Just cranked 207k miles this week. Purrs like a kitten, everything works, ice-cold air, gets 32mpg + on road trips.

 
Yup. Further you go south, the longer a car can last. Especially if you take good care of it. Obviously, you have. {#Cheers}
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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 3:53pm

Still driving my 15 year-old Pontiac. Just cranked 207k miles this week. Purrs like a kitten, everything works, ice-cold air, gets 32mpg + on road trips.
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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 3:49pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

mine is 17 years old. granted, I average 3 miles a day. but it has held up age-wise. paint still looks shiny. interior isn't sun faded.
Mine is 2001 in Rainforest Mica. Just like this one



 
I remember that bad boy parked out in front of our house in Jackson, NJ!

Our Bjorn buggies are 14 and 11 years old. The older one has fewer miles (~70k? hobbitt doesn't drive much). Mine has ~94k. They look great, they run great, and I'm cheap...


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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 3:16pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

mine is 17 years old. granted, I average 3 miles a day. but it has held up age-wise. paint still looks shiny. interior isn't sun faded.
Mine is 2001 in Rainforest Mica. Just like this one



 
I love that color. If I can make mine last at least 17 years, I'll be more than happy. {#Cheers}

Haresfur: I hear ya. We've been planning this for over a year. Many a times I was tempted to go used. Or brand new but cheaper (cost and on gas) sedans. But I just couldn't go sedan. I'm tired of hauling myself out of a car, I prefer dropping out of it.
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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 12:30pm

 SeriousLee wrote:
Our new baby. I didn't sleep much last night. And it wasn't from excitement. This feels more like an investment. And as with any investment, you hope you made the right choice...the right decision.
 
R

 
Yeah, buying a car sucks. And probably one of the reasons I usually buy used in a personal sale is that I hate going to car dealers. That and you are risking less, even if the risk is greater. But it looks sweet and I'm sure it will serve you well. Good job.
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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 11:17am

 SeriousLee wrote:
Our new baby. I didn't sleep much last night. And it wasn't from excitement. This feels more like an investment. And as with any investment, you hope you made the right choice...the right decision.
 
R

 
mine is 17 years old. granted, I average 3 miles a day. but it has held up age-wise. paint still looks shiny. interior isn't sun faded.
Mine is 2001 in Rainforest Mica. Just like this one


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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 9:28am

"Oh Lord, won't you buy me a new Subaru
My friends all drive Lexus, my own daughter too
Legacy Outback, a dark greenish blue
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a new Subaru"
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Posted: May 20, 2018 - 5:53am

Our new baby. I didn't sleep much last night. And it wasn't from excitement. This feels more like an investment. And as with any investment, you hope you made the right choice...the right decision.
 
R


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Posted: May 19, 2018 - 4:37pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

good job! what color?

 
Thanks! Black. I'll post a pic tomorrow. {#Cheers}
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Posted: May 19, 2018 - 3:59pm

 SeriousLee wrote:
 
It was a nerve-wracking day. But we did it.
 
Got a RAV4. Base model.
 
Still feel nervous. So i'm sipping some good scotch to settle my 'tight' stomach. {#Cheers}

 
good job! what color?
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Posted: May 19, 2018 - 3:16pm

 
It was a nerve-wracking day. But we did it.
 
Got a RAV4. Base model.
 
Still feel nervous. So i'm sipping some good scotch to settle my 'tight' stomach. {#Cheers}
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Posted: May 14, 2018 - 1:59pm

 oldviolin wrote:

But radio isn't a destination, it's a kaleidoscope...

 
As it should be. Like RP.

Aflanigan: {#Lol} (I couldn't reply to your post. Must be the pic)
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Posted: May 14, 2018 - 9:06am

 SeriousLee wrote:

I buy a fair amount of CDs, mostly used at $1

 
I hope that this is the outfit you'll be wearing driving around in your new vehicle with the CD player cranked up.


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Posted: May 14, 2018 - 8:46am

 SeriousLee wrote:

Except radio ain't what it use to be. But thank God for RP. {#Cheers}

 
But radio isn't a destination, it's a kaleidoscope...
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