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AxelWolf
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April 18th, 2021 at 2:11:17 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

You don't realize it, but this speaks boatloads as to the type of person that you are. I'm not going to go into it because it would be personal insults up the wazoo. If I did that to my wife even once, she would never ride with me again anywhere, and I would not blame her. My vehicle gets down to half empty, I fill it up. I have never run out of gas in a car in my life that I was driving.

That being said, in 1977 I was riding across the Golden Gate Bridge leaving San Francisco with a business partner, in his car, and we ran out of gas in the middle of the bridge. I kid you not. Luckily they have people stationed there for just such an event and he showed up with a 2 gallon can of gas. And cursed my business partner out like I have never heard in my life. He called him every name in the book, as he does anybody who runs out of gas on the Golden Gate Bridge. It was an amazing performance and my business partner was almost in tears while it was going on. I felt no pity for him, cuz I might have knocked his lights out I was so furious. We didn't last much longer, I walked away from the business because I swear I would be in prison today because I would have killed him. Probably the most irresponsible, irritating person I've ever met. A year-and-a-half later I'm reading People Magazine and there he is, in the entrepreneur section with the product that I invented. I didn't even care because I really would have killed him and I really would be in prison. And I'm not a violent person.

When I have ran out of gas when traveling long distance it wasn't due to not filling it or trying to be daring it was being in a situation where there weren't any gas stations once we noticed there could be a problem. One time It actually not my fault since I was sleeping at the time we had the last best optetunity to get gas.

Feel free to tell me what kind of person you think I am regarding this no suspension. FYI, my Wife still lives with me...
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EvenBob
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April 18th, 2021 at 2:12:34 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I am scared to pull the trigger because when it does breakdown it will be very expensive to fix.



The more expensive the car was when it was new the more expensive it is to get it fixed. Just replacing a windshield wiper is expensive. Just get a five-year-old Lincoln Town Car with low mileage. Drive it 3 or 4 years and sell it and get another one. Will cost you practically nothing in the long run if you don't put a ton of miles on it.
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DRich
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April 18th, 2021 at 2:21:20 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

The more expensive the car was when it was new the more expensive it is to get it fixed.



That is what I am worried about. The one I am looking at was $116,000 in 2011.
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April 18th, 2021 at 3:23:58 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

The more expensive the car was when it was new the more expensive it is to get it fixed. Just replacing a windshield wiper is expensive. Just get a five-year-old Lincoln Town Car with low mileage. Drive it 3 or 4 years and sell it and get another one. Will cost you practically nothing in the long run if you don't put a ton of miles on it.



Why used Toyota’s and Honda’s with 100k+ cost as much or more than used BMW and Mercedes with 100k+. An econo buyer knows those things will go 300+ easy. if they’re cared for with routine maintenance. I’ve got 285 on mine and I sort of wish it would just start having some sort of problems so I can move on..
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April 18th, 2021 at 3:27:54 PM permalink
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. I’ve got 285 on mine and I sort of wish it would just start having some sort of problems so I can move on..



I've got 18,500 on my Chevy and getting rid of it before it implodes.
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EvenBob
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April 18th, 2021 at 3:42:50 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

That is what I am worried about. The one I am looking at was $116,000 in 2011.



I would never own a car like that cuz I would be afraid to park it anywhere outdoors while I'm inside a store. I would get a three year old loaded Lincoln Town Car, drive it for 3 years trade it in on another one. It's a luxury car and nobody pays any attention to it.

Like this 2018. Fully loaded it was $85K.

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April 18th, 2021 at 4:31:11 PM permalink
Any foreign high end used cars out of warranty, Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, Audi etc... will send you to
the poor house for repairs, parts and labor are stupidly high.

I have Professional Mechs. in my family & I'm pretty handy myself so I drive high mileage used stuff I know
can be repaired on the cheap and that includes motors & trans.

I'm building A 99 Jeep Cherokee right now, will be my new daily driver mostly new everything
except paint paints still good enough and will save a lot of dough here.

These rigs are known to be one of the best if not the best off road capable rig made.
Youtube is full of Videos its amazing what they can do even in a stock configuration
which is what mine will be.
Look up stock XJ off road on the Tube if you wish its amazing.
EvenBob
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April 18th, 2021 at 4:38:31 PM permalink
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I'm building A 99 Jeep Cherokee right now,



Good thing you work on them because Jeep now has one of the worst reliability records out there. Especially since Fiat bought Chrysler. Dodge stopped making their Grand Caravan last year because they're pieces of crap now. Super expensive and they break down constantly. Chrysler has gotten so bad with all their vehicles they are a couple of billion dollars in debt and none of the other major car companies are in debt at all. Fiat-Chrysler is begging to merge with somebody, but nobody wants them. Some experts think in two years Chrysler will be totally gone, their cars have gotten that bad.
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rainman
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April 18th, 2021 at 4:58:32 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Good thing you work on them because Jeep now has one of the worst reliability records out there. Especially since Fiat bought Chrysler. Dodge stopped making their Grand Caravan last year because they're pieces of crap now. Super expensive and they break down constantly. Chrysler has gotten so bad with all their vehicles they are a couple of billion dollars in debt and none of the other major car companies are in debt at all. Fiat-Chrysler is begging to merge with somebody, but nobody wants them. Some experts think in two years Chrysler will be totally gone, their cars have gotten that bad.



For sure, that's why I went back to 99 and even then they have some junky wiring and
other issues but all that will be taken care of. I paid 1500 put 4500 in parts its almost done
all the issues are taken care of so I'm basically driving a new car for 6000 bucks even
the carpets new.
moses
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April 18th, 2021 at 5:03:24 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob


That being said, in 1977 I was riding across the Golden Gate Bridge leaving San Francisco with a business partner, in his car, and we ran out of gas in the middle of the bridge. I kid you not. Luckily they have people stationed there for just such an event and he showed up with a 2 gallon can of gas. And cursed my business partner out like I have never heard in my life. He called him every name in the book, as he does anybody who runs out of gas on the Golden Gate Bridge. It was an amazing performance and my business partner was almost in tears while it was going on. I felt no pity for him, cuz I might have knocked his lights out I was so furious. We didn't last much longer, I walked away from the business because I swear I would be in prison today because I would have killed him. Probably the most irresponsible, irritating person I've ever met. A year-and-a-half later I'm reading People Magazine and there he is, in the entrepreneur section with the product that I invented. I didn't even care because I really would have killed him and I really would be in prison. And I'm not a violent person.



Great story.😄 I dont like being on that bridge even with a full tank.😲

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