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    2021 Mustang GT

    I really like the Mach 1 with the Tremec manual, but I'll probably still end up with a used M2 Comp with 3 pedals...
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    Telluride - Dealer did not use recommended oil

    My local BMW dealer and Mini dealer provide outstanding service. The same is true of a coupe of Mazda dealers I used when I had my MS3.
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    Telluride - Dealer did not use recommended oil

    When I worked at my BMW dealer I know that the service advisors would go to bat for the customer in 99% of the cases. We looked for ways to help the customer as opposed to looking for any reason to deny coverage.
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    Telluride - Dealer did not use recommended oil

    I joined a Stinger owners group on Facebook when I was considering a Stinger and the service department horror stories were a constant topic. One owner found that the alleged “tech” had written the engine’s oil capacity on the engine cover with a Sharpie. More than a few owners had the side...
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    how accurate is oil level reading on car apps?

    While I’d prefer to have a dipstick, the oil level sensors on my N20 and N55 motors have proven to be reliable and accurate.
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    Telluride - Dealer did not use recommended oil

    The rampant incompetence of Kia service departments is the primary reason I crossed a Stinger GT2 off my list of prospective replacements for my 2er.
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    New KY License Plates

    I covered the Churchill Downs spires with BMW Car Club decals. I took the position that if Churchill Downs wanted to use my car to advertise their business they would have to pay me. I bought the cheapest specialty plate available to avoid the "Smiley Sun" abortion.
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    My mother's cars

    Here’s the rest of the story... She was on her way to pick me up at the bus stop when she dropped a wheel off the pavement and spun into an oncoming Impala. She was completely unhurt. Some of her busybody friends drove by the wreck and offered to pick me up at the bus stop. When they picked me...
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    Price of yearly oil change

    I received an email from my BMW dealer advertising a 3 year oil change package for $199. To qualify the car has to be over 60 months old or have more than 60k miles on it. As long as the CBS system calls for an oil service is covered- so that’s a minimum of three changes. I’m definitely buying...
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    My mother's cars

    Back in 1969 my mother totaled the one owner 1965 Mustang I was going to drive when I turned 16.
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    Consumer Reports : Direct Injection at a price for fuel economy ( 2015 )

    I still rebuild Q-Jets; I don’t mind working with pre-1975 carburetor equipped cars, but on new cars give me direct or port injection. Speaking of Q-Jets, if you have the time and the parts(jets, metering rods, power piston springs) you can dial in that carburetor to an extremely accurate degree.
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    Consumer Reports : Direct Injection at a price for fuel economy ( 2015 )

    My Wrangler ticks every box. The Club Sport has three pedals and a volume knob.
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    Consumer Reports : Direct Injection at a price for fuel economy ( 2015 )

    Agreed, but then many on BITOG consider AM/FM radios, power windows, and radial tires to be bleeding edge technology.
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    Consumer Reports : Direct Injection at a price for fuel economy ( 2015 )

    If only we could go back to the days when a car that ran the quarter in the high twelves struggled to average 10 mpg...
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