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    Opinons Toyota Hybrids

    I own a 2012 Prius V bought new that now has over 81,000 miles. It was my first hybrid vehicle after owning a Forester for almost ten years. The Prius V has been problem free, but has had two software recalls. Other than routine service, it has had no other mechanical issues so far. The...
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    First Car to Wear Porsche Badge Going to Sotheby's Auction

    sheesh, sorry about that. Am trying to do too many things at the same time this morning! Thanks very much for posting the link, Variant, (it's a better one than mine!!), and has lots of great photos too. The one I meant to post is: <a...
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    First Car to Wear Porsche Badge Going to Sotheby's Auction

    This may be posted on the wrong forum, but wasn't sure where else it might belong. It regards the first automobile to display the Porsche Badge. It was an experimental model designed by Ferry Porsche in 1939, and is known as the Porsche Type 64. The article has a couple of nice photos of the...
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    Macular Degeneration

    I recommend that your mother have an appointment with a low vision specialist. This will be someone other than a general ophthalmologist or general optometrist because the specialty requires additional training and expertise in the use of many different forms of magnifying aids and magnifying...
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    Lost My Dad Today

    Adding my sincere condolences to you, Shannow. Not long ago I was cleaning out my basement and found a forgotten 8 year old bottle of "two buck Chuck" Shiraz (US folks will recognize this very inexpensive wine label). I was going to just pour it down the sink, but in the end decided that...
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    2005 Legacy GT: Head Gasket

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: funkymonkey1111</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I really like the car. It's reasonably quick, pulls up the mountains without any hiccups, and had excellent snow performance when equipped with snow tires. Plus, it...
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    Eye Problems

    Trav, As you may know, cataract surgery is one of the most, if not THE most, common surgical procedures done in the US. Much has been improved and streamlined with cataract surgery and implants over the years, so that it has almost become assembly line surgery. I'd suggest that you follow pre...
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    Toyota Prius

    My 2012 Prius V bought new, now has 72K problem free miles. The first year owned, wife and I drove cross country quite easily and very comfortably even though packed to the gills with daugther's belongings who moved from NJ to CA. The only uncomfortable stretch of drive was on the return leg...
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    A combined 1.2 million miles: More W123's

    That is a beauty, Trav. Could be worth more today than the day you sold it, no?
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    A combined 1.2 million miles: More W123's

    Alex, great photos and thanks for sharing. I bet there were plenty of ear to ear grins among you that day. I finally got my wife's '85 300D running again by a nearby foreign car repair shop and am so happy to have given it a second life. I think to myself that driving it is like sitting in a...
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    Mercedes 1983 300D that hasn't been driven for yrs

    A quick follow up on the 1985 (incorrectly titled 1983) MB undriven for 20 years: I made a few PM inquiries to some of the posters on this thread and received very good advice. Many thread replies also gave me food for thought. A special thank you to loneryder who sent me a link that gave the...
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    Hate Windows 10

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: loneryder</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I put Win 10 on a desktop and hate it. I can't find stuff or do things I've been doing for years on Win 7. I'm in my 60's and haven't found one contemporary who doesn't hate Win...
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    Mercedes 1983 300D that hasn't been driven for yrs

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: fdcg27</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The car you've shown is a 123 with US bumpers. Don't think there was any '85 US model 123. </div></div> The car was purchased at a new Mercedes car dealership. We have the...
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    Mercedes 1983 300D that hasn't been driven for yrs

    The best answer for why it was not driven again is that it was my wife's car. She much, much preferred the Explorer in snow driving; that's her answer. I had almost no experience driving her cars. She did little driving, approximately 3,000-5,000 miles per year. The cars that I drove were a...
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    Mercedes 1983 300D that hasn't been driven for yrs

    Thanks everyone for the rapid fire replies. I will probably PM a few of you with some of the requested information. Will attempt to attach the two photos that we have of it that were taken after the car was cleaned in the garage within the last 2 years. It is actually a 1985, not 1983 as...
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    Mercedes 1983 300D that hasn't been driven for yrs

    This is my wife's car. She stopped driving it after a heavy snow storm during the winter in 1997 and she found that it handled poorly in snow as it is a rear wheel drive car. We bought a 1997 Ford Explorer which she drove from then on until 2011, and replaced it with another four wheel drive...
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    Mercedes 1983 300D that hasn't been driven for yrs

    Mercedes 1983 300D that hasn't been driven or operated for many years I am the original owner of a 1983 4 door Mercedes 300D with less than 64,000 miles that has not been driven or operated at all since 1997. It has been garage kept during this entire time. It does not have a battery and my...
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    Cost effective 0w20 in single quarts

    JoelB, Not certain what price point per quart of oil is your preference, but my local Walmart has the following: " <a href="https://www.walmart.com/ip/Milesyn-SXR-0W20-Dexos1-Full-Synthetic-Motor-Oil-1-Quart-Bottle-Pack-of-12/49107857"...
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    Subaru Forester 2.5 durability

    I owned a 2003 Forester up until 2014 at 180K miles and then gave it to my son. He still has the car although he does not drive as much as I did. A couple of repair or maintenance items were experienced with the Forester at about the miles of the one you are considering buying. At 160K...
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    Hondas, Toyotas and the brainwashed

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: TheKracken</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I never drive my prius without power mode activated....I almost never get a tank below 50 mpg, actually I tend to do better in power mode than eco mode. </div></div> haha, I...
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