Recent content by GZRider

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    Anyone here using the new iPhone SE?

    I picked one up to replace my water damaged first gen SE, so far I really like it. Very fast and the screen lighting is a noticeable improvement. Still using an Otterbox Defender.
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    Need an SUV, current model Year or CPO, no cvt.

    The CX-5 is an excellent vehicle that meets those requirements and is built on a well tested platform.
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    98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them...

    If a wagon isn't a must have and you already know Lexus products what about looking for an early GX470 on the cheap? Pre 2005 didn't have VVT and is non interference which makes having a timing belt much less of an issue.
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    Latest vehicle purchase incentives

    I've decided to stop looking and love the lack of a car note. Another year or two when I can swing it without a payment I'll pick up a low mile 14-15 Lexus GS350 or GX460, just not sure which yet. It depends on what's left of civilization by then.
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    Vehicle inspection by prospective buyer.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Kira</div><div class="ubbcode-body">No matter what you're talking about there'll always be a difference between talking (asking to arrange a pre-sale inspection) in person with someone you know and calling on the phone...
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    Hyundai 2.4 Engine Issues

    In my mind the only solution to people who keep driving with a flashing oil or CEL is to get them a used $3-5k Nissan Leaf aka an enclosed golf cart for their next vehicle. No plug, no go. Yeah it's hot garbage but there's also really nothing to neglect besides charging so they will learn...
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    98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them...

    Nice wagon, I like it! That one was well cared for.
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    Who comes up with dealer prices!?

    The dealer will take the first $4k in the door on either by months end but even then they are still not worth it. I'm guessing they decided to retail them due to the low miles thinking they are comparable to the Lexus and Acura turn of the millennium offerings and got bit with unknown at...
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    Disc brake with 4 pistons

    In my opinion those are shot and I'd second Slacktide_bitog's suggestion on the replacement brand recommendation, those are excellent for the price. I had to do the rears on my G37x in February when one started to stick and they both had similar levels of deterioration to yours. Brakes are...
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    [FCA] Vehicle Health Reports via email

    That's a little disconcerting, cars shouldn't snitch. Next thing you know car manufacturers will start programming their vehicles to automatically drive to the dealership at the end of the lease when the primary owner/occupant is detected by bio-metrics and then HAL9000 them inside until they...
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    Hand Sanitizer

    Yeah pretty much, immunology and microbiology aren't the [censored] cousins of alchemy and astrology, they are science. And as the quote goes; "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it." ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
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    Which engine lives the harshest life?

    Ok no rockets or racecars, so are we counting warships? SSBN's then.
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    Which engine lives the harshest life?

    The Soviet/Russian NK-33 design variants have to be up there, closed cycle daisy chained rocket engine. What could possibly go wrong?
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    Airline Fleet/Management in a crisis

    Astro makes some good points, despite having flaws the US airline industry provides a public good and service, and can be used for national defense or disaster support in certain circumstances should US military equipment be needed elsewhere. Allowing the sector to collapse also potentially...
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    Automatic Dynamic Headlight Aiming

    You make a good point on the sensors reducing instance of accidents which in turn mitigates the increased costs of each repair or totaling out a 2-3 year old car. I do see the potential advantages of a lot of this new tech for new drivers, those that want added safety or that commute long...