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Old 12-20-2022, 11:13 PM
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Back in the late 1970s, I had a boss who owned an XJ6 sedan and an XKE. One day I hear him cussing and I ask why? Turns out his XKE needs a brake job and, because it has inboard brakes, the job is going to cost nearly two thousand bucks. He sells it shortly thereafter. He too was heard to say “stupid Jaguar.” *
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* OK, it was actually a variant of that phrase, but I want to keep comments on the forum clean. Just saying…
I believe you have to remove the rear differential to replace the hand brake cable on those too.

Best description of Jaguar engineering I ever heard was .. 'They start with a bolt and build the entire car on it ..and then the first thing that breaks is that bolt'.
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Old 12-21-2022, 04:41 AM
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2018 Ford Mondeo wagon. Fusion in the US. Carries the family in safety and comfort. Powerful turbo diesel. Built like a tank. Good looking beast too in pearl white with 19in alloys. All the mod cons. Sadly however I can't buy a new one as Ford has discontinued the model as it is abandoning sedans and wagons in favour of SUVs. I've tried a couple of these SUVs (Ranger and Everest) and it's a hard no from me. I don't get it - why do people want cars that drive like trucks? So, no Ford for me. Not sure what the trusty Mondeo's replacement will be yet. Subaru is reintroducing a turbo Outback early next year, I'll see how that drives. Other contenders are the WRX wagon, a Skoda wagon or a VW Passat wagon. That's about it for wagon choices; clearly I am one of a dying breed.
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Old 12-21-2022, 06:01 AM
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It's a VW GOL (not to be confused with Golf) from Brazil, however I'm searching for a 60s or 70s VW Beetle.
That was my first car, and it will be my last.
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Old 01-09-2024, 11:14 PM
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Porsche 911 Turbo S
Fastest, best engineered, highest quality, and above all the lowest maintenance car I have ever owned!


Great car! I have one too - the 991


It's my 4th 911. Could not warm up to the 992..yet?

The other one I love is my 1996 NA Miata
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Great car! I have one too - the 991
I like funny little coupes too, and just got a new-to-me one.
A quick google search reminds me of why I didn't test
drive any 991s ...



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Old 01-10-2024, 07:22 AM
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2011 Volvo C70 convertible. Only 126,000 miles. Needs a spa day when the weather breaks.

I truly love this car and will continue to drive it year round as long as it will let me.
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2022 Toyota Tacoma V6 SR5. It has everything I want and nothing extra - still has key ignition. The truck is helpful for various woodworking and household projects, camping, and other random haul jobs. Plus, I get to cosplay as a cowboy in the Midwest. The image will be complete once I get that HD-28.
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Old 01-10-2024, 07:59 AM
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SaintClarence, what kind of mileage are you getting? I'm guessing that your Taco is a 4 door extended cab?
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Old 01-10-2024, 08:30 AM
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In summer about 25mpg, winter 22.
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We had 4 cars but that was silly since there’s only two of us. It made sense to sell the Corvette which was painful. But, got rid of a Lexus SUV at the same time and bought a MB GLC43. Sort of a hybrid Corvette/SUV. It’s been a wonderful car.



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Old 01-10-2024, 10:52 AM
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Just got a new Bronco- wow is it great off road!
Those look awesome, we looked recently but wait times and asks waaaay over sticker moved us in another direction! Great looking vehicle though, I hear they're really nice. Clearly there is demand!
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Old 01-10-2024, 10:57 AM
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2012 Honda Pilot EX-L. Big, Comfy. Bought used last year when my Honda Element began “nickel and diming” me at 250K miles. While it’s just Sharon and I now, i needed room for band gear, camping gear, EMCOMM radio gear, and to pull a trailer. Fits the bill.
We bought ours new in 2012, we're at 140k. Kids car now. Great, great car. No issues at all, extremely versatile.

My main driver is my Silverado. Even more versatile! Towing the boat before we got the camper shell.



The mountain biking rig, no rack needed.



However, it's been a horribly un-reliable vehicle. Had to put a new engine in it last year. During the many months when the parts weren't available or a new engine wasn't available, we had to get a new car, so we got this VW Atlas. We love it so far!

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2017 Subaru Outback Limited. My third Subaru since 1999. I wouldn’t have upgraded when I did, but this one had some upgrades I really liked, and I got a great trade in deal plus 0% interest on this one. It’s a pleasure to drive, anf I’m enjoying the extra bells and whistles that I never allowed mysel before. It just hit 60,000 miles, has been paid off for a couple of years, so I’m not looking at a car payment anytime soon.
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I like funny little coupes too, and just got a new-to-me one.
A quick google search reminds me of why I didn't test
drive any 991s ...



-Mike
Looking great! Congrats Mike.

BTW what did Google scare you away with?
I used to have 991.1 naturally aspirated GTS. It's was one great car. With 991.2 when they made a move to turbo everything I decided to go TURBO. For the 992, the only model I like is the Turbo and Turbo S is the one I am interested in. Perhaps once we are over the price hikes..
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Old 01-10-2024, 06:34 PM
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We had 4 cars but that was silly since there’s only two of us. It made sense to sell the Corvette which was painful. But, got rid of a Lexus SUV at the same time and bought a MB GLC43. Sort of a hybrid Corvette/SUV. It’s been a wonderful car.



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I always liked this design. They ditched V6 lately. Was it for 2023 model?
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