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  1. #7601
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    Quote Originally Posted by riser4 View Post
    I went with buy. I sorta like the car, more than I thought I would. And my wife likes it so I'll probably never see it. It sucks that if I wanted to order exactly what I wanted for color, trim line, etc, it would be 4-6mos wait according to the sales guy. Or you take whatever goofy combo the manufacturer threw together and put in that dealer's allotment. We lucked out on exactly two weeks and close enough to what we'd expect we wanted to order. The Buick is gone, baby, gone.
    Congrats! Any extended warranty (in reference to your prior post)?

    Anywhere near MSRP?
    Because rich has nothing to do with money.

  2. #7602
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    No extended warranty. I think $500 over MSRP, but with the options it came with it might actually be at MSRP. I don't care enough to figure it out at this point. The dealers are selling their allotted cars before they even arrive. I also got more for my trade-in than he initially wanted to give. All part of the game.

  3. #7603
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    Quote Originally Posted by riser4 View Post
    No extended warranty. I think $500 over MSRP, but with the options it came with it might actually be at MSRP. I don't care enough to figure it out at this point. The dealers are selling their allotted cars before they even arrive. I also got more for my trade-in than he initially wanted to give. All part of the game.
    Nice. Sounds fair. Still crazy that dealers are selling out before the cars arrive.
    Because rich has nothing to do with money.

  4. #7604
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    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Nice. Sounds fair. Still crazy that dealers are selling out before the cars arrive.
    I know. Insane.

  5. #7605
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    "I don't pretend to have all the answers, and I think there's something to be said for that" -One For The Road

    Brain dead and made of money.

  6. #7606
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    Does it come in kaki or olive drab?

    Maybe some of that stealth fighter/bomber paint?
    Last edited by SB; 08-12-2022 at 08:33 AM.
    watch out for snakes

  7. #7607
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    In for a new brake fluid reservoir cap?
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Is that cap an engine out procedure?
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Is that cap an engine out procedure?
    Of course. And it has to be redone every 10K miles or 2 years.
    I still call it The Jake.

  10. #7610
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    Fucking Ferrari.

    As you may be aware, I now own an AR with what is supposedly 3/4 of a California T engine.

    Before I buy a car I look at some of the common maintenence items, how hard they are to do, $, and other weird shit like does the dealer need to reset the computer every time the low washer fluid light is triggered?

    Before I got the Alfa I went thru some of the items. Oil change--easy--plus its got a dipstick; pad changes/brake fluid-easy; sway bushings-easy...then

    ...change accessory belt--6 hrs of labor, wtf? Yeah, the whole front clip of the car needs to be removed every 40K to swap it out. I almost didn't buy it, but it was such a sweet little ride that I'll suck that up.

    Fucking Ferrari.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

  11. #7611
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    But look at the bright side, it’s not an engine-out service!
    I still call it The Jake.

  12. #7612
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    Good point.
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  13. #7613
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    If the engine stays in place and the car is removed from around it, is it really an engine out?


  14. #7614
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    Right. But can you get it with a manual transmission?

  15. #7615
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    It's like the age old question, if you replace each part of a boat piece by piece, in the end, is it the same boat?
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Fucking Ferrari.

    As you may be aware, I now own an AR with what is supposedly 3/4 of a California T engine.

    Before I buy a car I look at some of the common maintenence items, how hard they are to do, $, and other weird shit like does the dealer need to reset the computer every time the low washer fluid light is triggered?

    Before I got the Alfa I went thru some of the items. Oil change--easy--plus its got a dipstick; pad changes/brake fluid-easy; sway bushings-easy...then

    ...change accessory belt--6 hrs of labor, wtf? Yeah, the whole front clip of the car needs to be removed every 40K to swap it out. I almost didn't buy it, but it was such a sweet little ride that I'll suck that up.

    Fucking Ferrari.
    Remember, we're laughing at you, not with you.

  17. #7617
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Fucking Ferrari.

    As you may be aware, I now own an AR with what is supposedly 3/4 of a California T engine.

    Before I buy a car I look at some of the common maintenence items, how hard they are to do, $, and other weird shit like does the dealer need to reset the computer every time the low washer fluid light is triggered?

    Before I got the Alfa I went thru some of the items. Oil change--easy--plus its got a dipstick; pad changes/brake fluid-easy; sway bushings-easy...then

    ...change accessory belt--6 hrs of labor, wtf? Yeah, the whole front clip of the car needs to be removed every 40K to swap it out. I almost didn't buy it, but it was such a sweet little ride that I'll suck that up.

    Fucking Ferrari.
    Sounds like an Audi! Gotta put it in "service position" to swap the belt. I got pretty good at taking off the bumper and unbolting everything. Haha.

    On yours, if you wanna keep it post-warranty, might wanna get on the AR forums, get tooled up and prepare to DIY.

    On the Volvo side of things, I invested in what is essentially a dealer computer setup. It is SO liberating to do all my own "dealer only" computer reset and diagnostic stuff at home. I'm sure the AR guys have something similar. I think it might be AlfaOBD or MultiECUScan. Anyhoo, there are apparently "ways" to give the AR dealers the finger for stupid crap like washer fluid "resets."

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  18. #7618
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  19. #7619
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    Remember, we're laughing at you, not with you.
    I'm cool with that.

    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    Sounds like an Audi! Gotta put it in "service position" to swap the belt. I got pretty good at taking off the bumper and unbolting everything. Haha.

    On yours, if you wanna keep it post-warranty, might wanna get on the AR forums, get tooled up and prepare to DIY.

    On the Volvo side of things, I invested in what is essentially a dealer computer setup. It is SO liberating to do all my own "dealer only" computer reset and diagnostic stuff at home. I'm sure the AR guys have something similar. I think it might be AlfaOBD or MultiECUScan. Anyhoo, there are apparently "ways" to give the AR dealers the finger for stupid crap like washer fluid "resets."

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    I was sorta joking about washer fluid light resets, but I'm sure that's coming for all of us someday. Maybe one day when I retire I'll get back into the car-fixing thing again out of sheer boredom, but for now I can't seem to bring myself to do anything that sucks up an entire weekend. If I can do it in an hr or two with the tools I have, ok.

    In the meantime godspeed Austin, and I'll live vicariously thru the rest of you.
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  20. #7620
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Stainless View Post
    Almost perfection.

  21. #7621
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    Sounds like an Audi! Gotta put it in "service position" to swap the belt. I got pretty good at taking off the bumper and unbolting everything. Haha.

    On yours, if you wanna keep it post-warranty, might wanna get on the AR forums, get tooled up and prepare to DIY.

    On the Volvo side of things, I invested in what is essentially a dealer computer setup. It is SO liberating to do all my own "dealer only" computer reset and diagnostic stuff at home. I'm sure the AR guys have something similar. I think it might be AlfaOBD or MultiECUScan. Anyhoo, there are apparently "ways" to give the AR dealers the finger for stupid crap like washer fluid "resets."

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    You haven’t had to do that to an Audi since 2012 or so, at least since the B8 gen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    I'm cool with that.



    I was sorta joking about washer fluid light resets, but I'm sure that's coming for all of us someday. Maybe one day when I retire I'll get back into the car-fixing thing again out of sheer boredom, but for now I can't seem to bring myself to do anything that sucks up an entire weekend. If I can do it in an hr or two with the tools I have, ok.

    In the meantime godspeed Austin, and I'll live vicariously thru the rest of you.

    I never thought we’d see subscriptions for features the car already comes with either, like a heated steering wheel, but here we are.

    Quote Originally Posted by riser4 View Post
    Almost perfection.
    To ge fair the calipers break up the sea of grey.
    I still call it The Jake.

  22. #7622
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    Needs some rocket launchers or at least a gun rack in the back.
    watch out for snakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Stainless View Post
    I don't think my junk is small enough to ride around in that thing, but in this case I'd be willing to go under the knife. Sweet Jesus on a bicycle is that thing beautiful. After the surgery, does anyone have a spare million or so I could borrow?

  24. #7624
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    Yo Bobby, any luck on staffing the bar with a new Ashlee?
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Or just gettin' the Twin Peaks girls to swing by on a Fri eve?
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