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  1. Thread: Collegge

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    Hahaha. Well you could certainly do worse than...

    Hahaha. Well you could certainly do worse than Keira Knightly and Rosamund Pike for inspiration. Both in 2005's Pride & Prejudice film adapatation, but then again so was Judi Dench sooo.... whatever...
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    ^^ No low ballers. I know what I got. Saw one go...

    ^^
    No low ballers. I know what I got. Saw one go for like 3.4 million on Mecum last week.
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    For real! Same types of psychology at play for...

    For real! Same types of psychology at play for sure. See a car that's been listed 8 weeks and it just HAPPENS to sell the day I contact them? Same goes for houses. Home's been sitting in the...
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    Well this evening sucked. '02 Continental in...

    Well this evening sucked. '02 Continental in freaking cherry shape. Only 70K. Grandpa died situation and kids were just trying to get rid of it. I saw it a while back but price was too high but I...
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    My XC70 is juuuuust about to roll over 200K and...

    My XC70 is juuuuust about to roll over 200K and zero AWD issues thus far. Then again, it doesn't have the power your V70R has either so maybe it helps that my car is slow as balls so the transfer...
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    Well, that's the goal, but I know reality can...

    Well, that's the goal, but I know reality can always strike. Like another job loss. Another pandemic. Whatever. You never know. I only planned on having my stupid SUV for a couple years too but then...
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    For real. I think it's already in illegal in...

    For real. I think it's already in illegal in Canada if I'm not mistaken. Perhaps we should consider something similar. At least the GM CEO has had enough of these dealer's nonsense when it comes to...
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    Yeah. Tough call, but I think I'm there with ya. ...

    Yeah. Tough call, but I think I'm there with ya. Growing up, my parents rocked the big cans of Folgers and have honestly never really given much of a crap about quality despite chugging pots of it...
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    Nailed it. Average New-Car Price Tops...

    Nailed it.

    Average New-Car Price Tops $47,000, an All-Time High
    https://www.consumerreports.org/car-pricing-negotiation/average-new-car-price-all-time-high-a4060089312/

    Sorry, resident...
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    You're not wrong. However I have WAY more...

    You're not wrong. However I have WAY more confidence in an older manual transmission than an automatic. ESPECIALLY in Ford, GM, and Hyundai/Kia products which are all known for widespread...
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    DEFINITELY on the short list. However those too...

    DEFINITELY on the short list. However those too have sadly shot up in price lately. I used to see them for a grand or two. Now a well maintained one with an interior not ripped to shreds seems to be...
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    Only thing I can think of where that may be...

    Only thing I can think of where that may be relevant is when on the dating scene and a woman with a ticking clock and standing on the precipice of menopause is telling you she wants babies and stat. ...
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    I have! Not a bad car. Just refuse to get one in...

    I have! Not a bad car. Just refuse to get one in an automatic and that's been every old used one I've encountered so far. Also maybe it's more typical of owners for the cheapest car category, but...
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    No way. If I'm going POS econobox, it's cash only...

    No way. If I'm going POS econobox, it's cash only or nothing. I (hopefully) just need something to get me by temporarily really because apparently they might provide a company vehicle and they're...
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    Cool. So THAT'S what those little tablets and the...

    Cool. So THAT'S what those little tablets and the cleaning disc are for. Will definitely not throw away the manual.

    BTW, I may have just reached my own personal coffee nirvana this morning. I...
  16. And NOW this thread is proper PR material. Thanks...

    And NOW this thread is proper PR material. Thanks for teh lulz, guys. :D
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    You mean like how Neil Young had the freedom to...

    You mean like how Neil Young had the freedom to throw down an ultimatum to Spotify and how Spotify also had the freedom to tell him to not let the door hit him on his way out?

    Sounds like...
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    Just spotted a very low mile original owner '08...

    Just spotted a very low mile original owner '08 Focus SES with a MT. Only 64K on it! Now it's far from my dream car but does fit the bill for cheap, economical and would likely be far more reliable...
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    Well... if it was also stick. And diesel. AND...

    Well... if it was also stick. And diesel. AND roofbox. THEN we'd be just about set. ;)

    At least it's the red one tho.
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    I was reading about that in the manual. About how...

    I was reading about that in the manual. About how often do you end up having to do that?
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    You in the market for a fleet truck? I'm not.

    You in the market for a fleet truck? I'm not.
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    Yeah. Good for you. Now go try doing that in 2022...

    Yeah. Good for you. Now go try doing that in 2022 and report back.
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    YUP!!!! Good advice a few years. Now I get this...

    YUP!!!! Good advice a few years. Now I get this notice on their website:


    Lots of people online reporting that dealers are not at all honoring the previously negotiated "Member Pricing," and then...
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    Have you seen the games going on with new cars...

    Have you seen the games going on with new cars these days? I recently tried going the route of a new '22 Civic (great car) but gave the dealer the middle finger as they tried the whole "market...
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    Indeed. FML Sent from my Pixel 3 using TGR...

    Indeed. FML

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    Lol. You know the last car I dealt with was my...

    Lol. You know the last car I dealt with was my basket case geriatric Audi A4, right? Ain't my first rodeo. That's also why I refuse to overpay for said POS's.
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    Hahahaha. So I guess I shouldn't frame it what...

    Hahahaha. So I guess I shouldn't frame it what would be better, but rather what questionable old car would be WORSE? A 2010 Impreza w/ 153K or a 2005 Mini Cooper S w/ 138K. Both MTs. I know I'm...
  28. LMAO. That's my move too. Been just fine for me...

    LMAO. That's my move too. Been just fine for me as well.
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    Ah. So your opinion is definitely well founded....

    Ah. So your opinion is definitely well founded. I'll DEFINITELY take that into account when it comes to negotiation IF I decide I even want it. Thanks for the intel.
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    Whew! Glad that's automatic. Don't think I could...

    Whew! Glad that's automatic. Don't think I could handle a fancier machine as a total novice. Gotta say, though. I adjusted my grind a bit finer to 10 this morning. Did a double shot, added some hot...
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    Geez. Are they really that short lived? Yikes....

    Geez. Are they really that short lived? Yikes. Guess I'll take a look and see what the story is.
  32. Right on. Thanks for intel. I might pop up and go...

    Right on. Thanks for intel. I might pop up and go see it tonight if I can coordinate. Supposedly has a stack of maintenance records, but as with anything BMW related is simultaneously good AND scary.
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    Hoo boy. I have zero clue on those. Hehe. Care to...

    Hoo boy. I have zero clue on those. Hehe. Care to elaborate?

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  34. I like your style! Solid plan. I'll reach out to...

    I like your style! Solid plan. I'll reach out to the dude. It's about 80 miles away. No biggie but I'll need a ride in case I end up taking it home so prolly can't go til Thursday. Needs smog tests...
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    Found a 2010 Subaru Impreza for $3500. 153K on...

    Found a 2010 Subaru Impreza for $3500. 153K on the clock. Manual transmission. Nothing special, but appears to be in decent shape and a fair price. Anything I should be aware of on those?
  36. You are spot on. Totally would have been that...

    You are spot on. Totally would have been that cheap few years back. Now this chump's asking $5K. Base model, hubcaps, nothing special. This market is so dumb right now.

    Also found an '05 Mini...
  37. Hmm. Perhaps a tree. Guys smoking crack for the...

    Hmm. Perhaps a tree. Guys smoking crack for the price he's asking so I'll probably end up passing. He states it's "minor damage to hood" and you can see in pics that it's all scrunched up, doesn't...
  38. Hahaha. Totally Sent from my Pixel 3 using TGR...

    Hahaha. Totally

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  39. How possible is it to straighten out front end...

    How possible is it to straighten out front end damage in your garage? Tempted to look at a Mazda 3 that's been in an accident. Guys asking too much (of course) but if I picked it up for a couple G's,...
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    Ooof. Too soon? I bet Bob would've appreciated...

    Ooof. Too soon? I bet Bob would've appreciated the memes...

    https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aggnQnx_700bwp.webp
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    Got it. Glad you know my machine! Thanks, man. ...

    Got it. Glad you know my machine! Thanks, man.


    I see. So much to learn.
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    Pre-infusion you say? I have not been doing...

    Pre-infusion you say? I have not been doing that. I know you say that didn't help but tell me more! Maybe it'll help me get longer shots. [Dunning-Kruger effect intensifies]
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    Do you have the same espresso machine I do?...

    Do you have the same espresso machine I do? (Bambino Plus) I can't get longer than either. From what I'm learning, I think it boils down to that included filter basket. Guess I'll buy a new one...
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    Thanks for the tips! Almost everyone in the...

    Thanks for the tips! Almost everyone in the comments of the reviews has been saying how while the included pressurized filter's been good for consistent, fool-proof results, the unpressurized filter...
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    Lol yup. I don't exactly see them offering Neil...

    Lol yup. I don't exactly see them offering Neil Young a hundred million dollar contract like they did for Joe, so SOMETHING tells me who is most profitable for them.
  46. Thread: Collegge

    by MontuckyFried
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    Haha. The DENNIS system worked for OUR...

    Haha. The DENNIS system worked for OUR generation. Dennis has since revamped the system to adapt to the modern narcissistic generation. Take notes, everyone:

    ...
  47. For those confused about what "That" is, maybe...

    For those confused about what "That" is, maybe just revisit the song and pay attention to the duet stuff. Haha. All time classic video for sure:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X_ViIPA-Gc

    ...
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    A worthy soapbox, though! Keep this in mind when...

    A worthy soapbox, though! Keep this in mind when talking about EVs. Whether its mining for the lithium for batteries or the rare earth minerals required for pretty much EVERYTHING electronic, there...
  49. Thread: Collegge

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    Truth! I've always been an O&G guy. Wife's...

    Truth! I've always been an O&G guy. Wife's always been in education. Now she makes way more than me these days. Teachers in our district START at around $60K. Administrators do pretty good too....
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    You're right. No adjustments, but supposedly does...

    You're right. No adjustments, but supposedly does 9 bars.


    Man, ain't that the truth. Looking at various YouTube videos now has me more confused than I was before I started. Comment sections have...
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