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    New Car Purchase: 2022 Ford Escape PHEV SE

    Our 2012 Subaru Impreza has been good to us since new almost 11 years ago but at 190k miles, it's got bumps, bruises and foibles so we were ready for a change. Thank you Chapman Ford of Horsham, PA for not being greedy and giving good deals to those that are willing to order a car. Picked up my...
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    New car pricing Moderating... Deal to report, New Telluride MSRP +$4200

    I have my mom in her 3rd new Kia in about 5 months this year. Just bought her 3rd Telluride at about MSRP +$4200 at a NJ dealer. It's cooling down for sure. We had turned down $5k over a couple times in the last week. Someone ordered this car and didn't know or didn't want to pay the $5700...
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    Corvette literature & Parts collection

    From my dad's lifelong collection. All Corvette. Literature: Original owner's manual, sales brochures. Original 'Corvette News' owner's magazines. Price on request. Parts: Huge lot of mostly used parts, mostly 63-82. Probably easier to discuss based on what you might be interested in. '67...
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    50s-70s Vintage Car Brochures, Magazines, Drag Racing Memorabilia

    Pictures are just a sample. Several hundred car brochures 50s-modern. Earliest Hot Rod magazines to 70s. Motor Trend and Road & Track from nearly the beginning. All kinds of miscellaneous magazines. Topps 'World of Wheels' 50s trading cards. I prefer to move larger lots but will consider...
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    2012 Subaru Impreza - Heavy front-end drivetrain noise

    We're original owners on our 187k miles 2012 Impreza. Seemingly fairly suddenly, I'm getting a HEAVY drive-train noise out of the front. It's got at least a 1000 miles on it since the noise because bad with seemingly not particular ill effect except the deafening roar. Noise sounds exactly the...
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    Fun & Arbitrage in Car markets, Round 2

    I posted my experience of being able to 'arbitrage' these car markets by selling my 1 year old 2020 Mustang GT. Purchased a bit below 32k, 7k off list in Sep. 2020. Sold to Vroom Nov '21 at 40k, simultaneously ordered a 2022, 2k cash in my pocket even after fees and largese to NJ in sales tax...
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    Fun & Arbitrage in Car Markets - Sold my 2020 Mustang GT to Vroom & Ordered a 2022 Replacement

    Bought a new Mustang GT in VA a year ago and brought it home NJ. Put about 5200 miles on it. Original list $38,670 (Base GT +Automatic) Got $7000 off list before an egregious $800 doc fee + sales tax and reg. Vroom bid me $39k in June a few thousand miles ago. Before Thanksgiving I checked...
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    ATI / Aftermarket Damper Interference Install 2020 Mustang GT - 0.0001 precision micrometer

    I'm looking at an SFI ATI damper for my Mustang. Proper installation is a very precise interference fit of approximately 0.0008-0.0012" The crank snout actually thicker than the bore of the damper! I intend to have a shop that can machine the damper use their bore gauge to measure that side. I...
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    New toy: 2020 Mustang GT A10

    Picked this up on Monday. Had to travel a few hundred miles to get a nearly $7k off list deal. This is a base-base GT. 18" wheels and the smaller brakes, plain cloth interior. e.g. the lightest, which these days is like 3750lbs. My bought new '89 LX 5.0 Hatch was around 3200. Last fun car was...
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    New 2021 Telluride SX Black/Black/Espresso !

    Just took delivery of this trendy and beautiful mid-large SUV for my mom. Picture next to our trusty original owner '02 Tahoe. Window sticker attached - top/SX trim.
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    Subaru CVT TCC Lockup Fix - Done

    In case it helps anyone - on our original owner 159k mile 2012 Impreza, the dreaded 0700 and 2764 codes were thrown a couple weeks back. (think they throw 2763 sometimes. Car was stumbling coming to a stop as well, kind of like the converter was stuck locked, but I also cleaned up a bad idle at...
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    Poulan 2900 46cc kicking my butt - Won't stay running

    I got this unit as a throw when buying a guy's generator. I finally got it running and it ran ok for a half hour session. Couldn't get it restarted and decided to try Chinesium carb/spark plug/air filter. It ran ok for about an hour. Couldn't restart. Tried a few days later and then a few...
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    Power washer buying tips ?

    Does anyone have experience or buying tips on a home-grade unit putting out at least 2800psi? My main application is cleaning my paver driveway and secondarily my stucco sided house. I was attracted to the Honda powered Simpson units but the Amazon review comments have be sufficiently...
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    A-pillar dents, 2014 Nissan Rogue Select

    My daughter came home from Chicago (to NJ) last week and had the misfortune of multiple rock strikes on her '14 Nissan Rouge. The end result of the damage was a cracked windshield and dented up passenger a-pillar. Can anyone tell me what is involved in a proper repair to several fairly deep...
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    2012 Subaru Impreza CVT hatch 100k mile review

    We are original owners (in service Dec. 2011) and this was our first new Japanese car. Overall very satisfied with this purchase and intend and hope to run it at least another 100k. I think purchase price was around $23k with taxes. Mid/upper trim (I forget whether it is called Limited or...
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    DiscountTireDirect 3x Rebates General Altimax RT43

    Now's the time - DTD's rebates for Memorial day sale synced up with General rebate of $50. Just bot 225-55-17s for mom's Infiniti G37X. Original goodyears are $200+ ea. They've worn well for the treadwear rating as they look like they'll go 40-45k with a low (250-300) UTQG. Shipped, 113.15...
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    2012 Subaru Impreza CVT fluid change done - notes

    Apologies on no pictures but figured explanation of the process is better than not posting. We are original owners on a '12 Subaru Impreza 2.0 CVT. I intended to change the CVT fluid closer to 75k but deferred it to now at 99k miles on the clock. The CVT has a lower, flat plan with a drain...
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    Yellow fluid AC Compressor Dodge Challenger

    Following pictures are from my '16 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack with about 1700 miles on it. Last oil change (they require every 6 months .. at least during warranty), I noticed a little fluid on these trans cooler lines so I cleaned it off and decided I'd check to see if there was anything the...
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    4T65E 2006 Buick Lucerne Normal decel gear banging

    I bought an original owner 2006 Lucerne last year. Only about 5k miles put on it since I got it, with near 80k miles on it now (3800 motor.) When I got it, I did several drain and fills with Dex VI. Put a little Lubeguard red as well. (I know some of you say a waste/don't do it with Dex VII)...
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    New '16 Dodge R/T 6.4L Scat Pack

    This is my first mopar, performance oriented or otherwise. Picked it up yesterday. I got it with the ZF 8-speed automatic. The pictures are at the dealer where it was still quite dirty. I asked to do the washing myself. It was on trains for nearly 20 days. In the one picture, I am...
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