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Old 12-02-2012, 09:06 PM
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Hahah an the idiot had an Evo -_-
Yep, I can pretty much guarantee they won't be offering lead/follow laps next year. Was a very stupid idea. I also saw a number of people getting sideways in the parking lot with thousands of cars tightly packed in with people (including lots of children) everywhere. Totally unacceptable behavior. But when you have a flat-brim hat and lip piercings, you apparently lack more than sound aesthetic judgement...
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:11 PM
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:14 PM
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I know. I love those 240s... I really want one of my own. Owner said the transmission snapped and was laying on the ground, frame bent, etc. Thing is long gone.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:17 PM
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I know. I love those 240s... I really want one of my own. Owner said the transmission snapped and was laying on the ground, frame bent, etc. Thing is long gone.
it's too bad that the book value on the 240 is probably nothing, he'll have to take that dudes insurance to court to get any decent amount of money towards another car. two words, Criminal. Negligence.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:20 PM
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Yeah, the value of the Volvo is basically nothing, and if he did have money invested into it, I doubt he'll recoup any of it. Many people with project cars invest huge amounts of cash into cars which on paper are not worth anything and then don't claim the mods on their insurance policy so they don't have to pay a higher monthly premium. It's all good, until it isn't... Apparently the Volvo was his DD, and his other car is a B7 Audi of some sort.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:22 PM
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:22 PM
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^He's been drinking beer and destroying pumpkins with brake rotors and sledge hammers.

So, pretty much just doing man stuff.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:12 PM
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No, but the Volvo had a "stay slideways" sticker across the windshield. A little irony in there somewhere...

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Old 12-02-2012, 11:28 PM
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How come? I mean, I certainly haven't received any lately, but I may have at some point.
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If you used to and you have a good score that's fine, apply for what you want and see.


Cap1 will be easy to get approved for and a decent starter card.

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I've got a Cap1, a B of A MC and a B of A Visa. Cap1 has had the best customer service so far. So long as you pay them off each month they'll all be about the same. Pay attention to the payment cycles, late penalties and max interest. As everyone has said, read and re-read the fine print. The interest rates can get down right draconian once you've been late once.
Really, the Cap1 is your favorite? FIA runs BofA cards and they're not my favorite but they're a bit better than Cap1. The worst of all I've ever dealt with is GE Money Bank. Just awful. Everything about them is miserable.

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Holy crap, Chad! 16k posts? You're like 20th on the number of top posters.

But it will be years before anyone catches Jever, though, and he's been gone for what seems like years.
Whoa damn really. That's surprising.

I miss teh jev.

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:39 AM
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Woot!

I think I found the credit union to finance my daily driver. Just joined Pentagon Federal, if you don't have military affiliation they allow you to join if you donate $20 to the National Military Family Association, so I did that and opened a $5 savings account. They offer rates *as low as* 1.49%, no age restriction on the vehicle, must be under 125k miles. (My current CU requires that it be less than 5 model years old and have less than 70k miles)

Time to start test driving stuff I guess, although I still want to wait until I get my salary offer after the holidays. If I don't buy a car until then, exactly what I expect will happen and I can go buy my $9k daily driver. If I do buy a car, according to Murphy's Law, one of two things will happen, I won't get the job at all and I'll be stuck with two cars I can't afford, OR, I'll get $20k/yr more than I expect and could afford a much nicer daily.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:47 AM
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:14 AM
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:24 AM
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^He's been drinking beer and destroying pumpkins with brake rotors and sledge hammers.

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:30 AM
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Nice Ken....so anyone have some oem style fog lights and brackets for sale? Im getting ready to buy some fog lights and figured id ask here first. Also looking for coupe clear corners with no broken tabs.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:06 AM
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Woot! They offer rates *as low as* 1.49%,
Fixed rate? Also, I imagine the only way you're going to get close to their "as low as 1.49%" is if you buy a $25k+ car.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:18 AM
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That idler pulley looks mighty familiar. Those stickers, too. I must have 50 of them.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:33 AM
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That's great Joey! I'm amazed you can get a loan of any age.

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I'm sure the rate on a 2000 740i with 124,999 miles would be a lot less pleasant than something with less than 100k from the 2004-2007 model year range, which is probably what I'll end up going for.

You guys are going to kill me but I'm seriously considering picking up another Saab.

In the interest of sanity and financial responsibility I know I should focus on getting a turn-key, cheap to own, cheap to fix daily driver. But something like a TL, TSX or Accord would be such a dull, sterile driving experience, and something like a WRX or Mazda3 would be like driving a tin can with doors.

I still like Audis but someone finally talked me out of the 1.8T because they are so complicated and so wimpy in stock form anyway. I'll think about an E46 but I already have a 3.0L RWD manual trans BMW, and buying a second would seem redundant. I've grown to like Mercedes more and more, but the ones I want I can't afford and the ones I can afford I don't want.

HOWEVER, the 05-07 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8t checks all the boxes. In the right price range, well optioned, 250hp, 6spd manual, 27mpq. So far as I can tell, its more reliable than something from VAG, and no worse than a bimmer. As DF mentioned the timing belt service is a big pain in the ass, but you can plan for those. There is a black one about an hour from me, if its still there this weekend I'm going to go test drive it.

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Fixed rate? Also, I imagine the only way you're going to get close to their "as low as 1.49%" is if you buy a $25k+ car.
Yes, but you're right, I don't expect my rate to be anything close to that, but my friend just refinanced her 2006 330i (with like a $17k balance) with them for 1.49%, so the rate on a $9-10k loan should be fair.

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:40 AM
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Well if you're gonna get a boring new car, I suppose the aero is a pretty good choice.

Also, what about an S60 R? They look pretty fun. Not sure if that fits in your budget, though.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:01 AM
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Well if you're gonna get a boring new car, I suppose the aero is a pretty good choice.

Also, what about an S60 R? They look pretty fun. Not sure if that fits in your budget, though.
That's the highest stamp of approval CJ has ever given me on any of my daily driver ideas ever. I think I found the one. (Unless my research on reliability or parts availability turns up something sour)

I love the S60 R so hard, however, its a Haldex AWD system, which apparently likes to break and only engages the back wheels when it detects slip at the front anyway. It also has a fully adjustable air suspension setup, which its totally awesome but very problematic and very expensive, apparently worse than the Mercedes airmatic suspension.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:29 AM
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Make sure the S60 does not use the same transmission as the V70 (I suspect it does, however). Back before I bought my E36, I was a hair away from buying a V70 XC (cross country), but after scratching the surface on my research, I found that with almost 100% consistency, the transmissions fail in the ballpark of 100k miles, and cost in the neighborhood of $4k to replace. Since the ones I was looking at were in the 75-100k mile range, I quickly threw that idea out.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:45 AM
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Make sure the S60 does not use the same transmission as the V70 (I suspect it does, however). Back before I bought my E36, I was a hair away from buying a V70 XC (cross country), but after scratching the surface on my research, I found that with almost 100% consistency, the transmissions fail in the ballpark of 100k miles, and cost in the neighborhood of $4k to replace. Since the ones I was looking at were in the 75-100k mile range, I quickly threw that idea out.
Yeah I'm not buying a volvo. The S60 Rs are too expensive and too problematic, The regular S60 seems like a sort of nice car, except is very boring, slow, and apparently can't hold onto a transmission.
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You guys are going to kill me but I'm seriously considering picking up another Saab.

HOWEVER, the 05-07 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8t checks all the boxes. In the right price range, well optioned, 250hp, 6spd manual, 27mpq. So far as I can tell, its more reliable than something from VAG, and no worse than a bimmer. As DF mentioned the timing belt service is a big pain in the ass, but you can plan for those. There is a black one about an hour from me, if its still there this weekend I'm going to go test drive it.
I'm not going to complain about a Saab:
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Plan right now is keep E38 long term, sell E36 and buy GMT400 Suburban and an uber-cheap daily for me (either a BMW or possibly a Saab) and sell the E39 for pure pocket change.


I approve, although they lost some of their quirkiness by the mid 00s as they became more GM-ified. I'm looking at older 9-3s and possibly 9-5s but mostly just based on budget. Don't really wanna spend more than 2-2500 on it as it's just for going betwixt train and work and sitting in parking lots all day.

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Old 12-03-2012, 11:54 AM
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I'm feeling a bit nauseated....

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/12/03/b...ng-commercial/



Who does BMW think is going to buy these hideous GTs?
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:55 AM
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I approve, although they lost some of their quirkiness by the mid 00s as they became more GM-ified. I'm looking at older 9-3s and possibly 9-5s but mostly just based on budget. Don't really wanna spend more than 2-2500 on it as it's just for going betwixt train and work and sitting in parking lots all day.

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Yeah, my first car was that body style and it was definitely quirky. You should look into a 9000 CSE, those things were awesome. Weird as hell, but awesome.

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I'm feeling a bit nauseated....

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/12/03/b...ng-commercial/



Who does BMW think is going to buy these hideous GTs?
They're all the rage in ROW markets. BMWNA actually wants wagons (Touring), but BMW AG isn't listening.

...or so I've heard.
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