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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Feb 22, 2021 at 11:49 AM
    jethro

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    Yeah there was something else in the glove, now I guess I know what it is!
     
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  2. Feb 22, 2021 at 12:20 PM
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    Good to know!

    My last truck gave me a message about not charging the trailer properly once when I had the key on but engine off, so that one must have had it installed already--I don't think there was anything but the pigtail in the bag. I think there was something else with this one, that must be what it is!
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2021 at 1:13 PM
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  4. Feb 22, 2021 at 1:24 PM
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    Noelie84 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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    TW Rule of thumb:

    Boomsticks = Cool
    Laws about Boomsticks = Not cool.


    :notsure:


    Edited for stealth--no 'G' word :laugh:
     
  5. Feb 22, 2021 at 1:33 PM
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    I know, it's just dam frustrating. I think one of the biggest issues our society is facing, is the inability for people to have real discussions about shit. In my opinion, schools are failing us because they are not teaching kids to have those open political conversations. All this "safe" thinking is pulling us further apart.


    on a side note, two towns in Maine have taken some steps to protect the right to give guns to bears.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2021 at 1:37 PM
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    If that's a joke and they are actually giving them to bears, one's gotta be Freeport

    If that's not a joke, and you're talking about the sanctuary or whatever cities, one's gotta be Paris. The other....St. Agatha maybe?
     
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    Fort Fairfield is the one I know. I think Paris may be the other.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2021 at 1:43 PM
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  9. Feb 23, 2021 at 4:41 AM
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    Morning, (fellow) anal-dwelling butt-monkeys.
    Happy Tuesday!
     
  10. Feb 23, 2021 at 4:42 AM
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    looking in the mirror still this morning Noel?
     
  11. Feb 23, 2021 at 4:44 AM
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    Sure. Edited to fit in with the rest of you.
     
  12. Feb 23, 2021 at 4:56 AM
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  13. Feb 23, 2021 at 5:34 AM
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    My mom's '01 Outback with 250k on it had the brake light come on. It's had a few hundred dollar repair every few months lately. She had the shop she uses look at it and they found one bad brake line and two bad calipers. They also found the transmission was leaking from the pan (she didn't explain this well). To drop the pan, replace the fluid and gasket and/or pan (not clear on which), replace the two calipers, and replace the bad brake line they wanted $550ish. I think that's actually very reasonable, but I told her the car isn't worth anything more than scrap value at this point and she should move on.

    We looked at a '17 CX5 and '17 Outback 3.6R last night. Similar miles, price was within $500, both top trims. I figured we went late enough to avoid salesmen since she didn't want to test drive in the snow anyway, but we didn't luck out.

    The Subaru guy was horrible. I didn't correct him on anything because he was super arrogant and I felt like he'd just argue, but he started out with a fake confused look saying "Oh, well, you have to understand there is no comparison between a CX-5 and Outback." His points were that the CX-5 doesn't have independent rear suspension so the ride will be awful (they're both multi-link rears, and Mazdas are known for their handling, and...what? We're not comparing to a sedan from 1995 here), the safety of the CX-5, specifically crash tests are nowhere close to the Outback (NHTSA says 5 stars for collisions, 4 stars for rollover on both vehicles), the reliability is nowhere close (I think Subaru has actually had more issues lately, and he backpedaled on this when he got the key saying he checked and they're actually neck and neck now), kept referring to the Subaru as being unique because it has a V6 engine (Subaru has never used a V engine in anything, I didn't outright correct him but said I had two Subarus with H6s in the past which seemed to puzzle him), then said Subarus are luxury vehicles and Mazdas are more comparable to a Hyundai or Kia (come on now, I have direct experience with both and I wouldn't call either a luxury vehicle, but I'd definitely give Mazda the edge in luxury). I said I had two Outbacks in the past and my girlfriend has a CX-5 and I was really impressed with it and she loved it. He said "Yeah, Mazda people like their Mazdas but I can't for the life of me understand why."

    The Mazda guy was pretty good and said it was awesome she got 250k out of her current Outback. He said comparing them makes sense but thought the Outback was a bit larger and might be a little closer to the CX-9 (it is larger than the CX-5, still closer to that than the CX-9, but he has a point). He did talk up the Mazda, of course, saying it was a recent top safety pick and such, but didn't bash the competition.

    Bashing the competition is not the way to get a sale. I have had two F-150s but I think I can objectively compare it to the GM and RAM alternatives and acknowledge that they're better in some areas.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2021 at 6:15 AM
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    I agree with everything except the last line. Clearly, there's no comparison between my truck and the GM or Ram :crapstorm:

    Kidding, of course, I'm not a brand-whore, I'll drive whatever fits the bill at the time. For now, for me, its the Ford but I'd be lying if I said GM or Ram didn't have any features that I wish my Ford had.
     
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  15. Feb 23, 2021 at 6:17 AM
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    That's probably what he was getting at - top trims are the most "luxury" they can get. Neither has a luxury brand like Toyota has with Lexus. I had a mazda 3, 2.5I 6A and terribly, terribly regret trading that in instead of keeping it as a second vehicle.
     
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    I don't wanna bash but I can tell you so far, there are only two things the '17 GMC is better at than this F-150.. the fuel economy and the cup holder location. Why does the cup holder have to be so far away?

    Anyway, yes, that is poor form for a salesman, and he should know it. It doesn't make you trust them at all.
     
  17. Feb 23, 2021 at 6:29 AM
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    To be honest, that's one reason I like the 3rd seat up front over the center console, the arm rest is higher and the cup holder is in a good spot, plus there are 2 more cup holders on the floor. Fuel economy is interesting. What are you getting with your 5.0 vs. the 5.3?
     
  18. Feb 23, 2021 at 6:31 AM
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    My friend has a '19 Silverado RST and it has most of what my loaded Lariat has for around $10k lower sticker price. That's where I think GM really shines, you have to pay a lot more to get similar options on a Ford. That said, there's probably a reason for that :rofl:

    I'd like a Ford drivetrain and side profile with the stepped windows with a RAM interior and Sierra front end/dollar to options value.
     
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  19. Feb 23, 2021 at 6:34 AM
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    What axle ratio is on the F-150, @jethro? My 2.7 had 3.73s and my 3.5 has 3.55s, but the 3.5 barely gets worse mileage than the 2.7 and I think the 3.73s were the reason why.
     
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  20. Feb 23, 2021 at 6:38 AM
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    I could get 21-22 highway with the Sierra if I made an effort. More commonly 19-20. So far I am seeing 17-18 highway for my Coyote (yes, I just learned my 5.0 is called the Coyote- pardon me, I'm not a car guy like you guys lol).

    Ok, yes, I did forget the part about the cost, but honestly I think that gap is narrowing. I BRIEFLY looked at the new Sierras and they are creeping up higher for the better trim levels.
     
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