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by drew777
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico at the Same Time
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: Two Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico at the Same Time

3 of the nation's largest refineries are in the path of Laura. I hope they've invested to handle such a storm.

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by drew777
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 12911

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

So how will self defense play out if there was intent on the part of the shooter to be in that type of situation?

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by drew777
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4119

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

Murdered. Was he a good guy? No. That doesn't mean the cops get to be executioner. This video changes nothing.

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by drew777
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 48370

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Small turnout to tonight's rally. Very weak looking.

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by drew777
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 526
Views: 96374

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

As a passenger I'd much rather see them start picking up those Neos that AirAsia won't take delivery of. I don't see how any airline could get financing for near term deliveries though.

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by drew777
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67786

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

"When somebody is president of the United States, your authority is total".

What a shit show. Maybe he meant president of the Philippines?

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by drew777
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165943

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Any suggestions why numbers are still going up in the USA. For the most part, people are maintaining social distance, still not making a dent on infections. Not in South Carolina they're not! Here it's mostly still treated as a non-issue with people out of work actively gathering. I've been deemed ...

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by drew777
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla model Y
Replies: 53
Views: 2242

Re: Tesla model Y

Kiwirob wrote:

Once Tesla start pumping out 10 million cars per year I'll agree with you.


You'll just move the goalposts. We get it. You hate Tesla.

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by drew777
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4380

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

The non-union auto assembly plant I work at is still running. They made it clear we will run until forced to do otherwise. They're continuing to spread the virus and delay the economic recovery in my opinion.

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by drew777
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corona virus Bailout Bill (US)
Replies: 145
Views: 8210

Re: Corona virus Bailout Bill

Until all repurchased shares are reissued and all lines of credit have have been exhausted there should be no talk of bailout. Especially Boeing, who continued to piss money away on stock buybacks well into the Max fiasco.

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by drew777
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4921

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

So the "it's a Democrat hoax spread by the liberal media" crowd is now blaming China for not warning you about the virus. Why aren't you blaming FoxNews? They misled you more than China Yea, once again, he said the Democrats claim that he was not doing anything about it was the "hoax...

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by drew777
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4921

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

So the "it's a Democrat hoax spread by the liberal media" crowd is now blaming China for not warning you about the virus. Why aren't you blaming FoxNews? They misled you more than China

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by drew777
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165943

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Tell me, WHY CAN I FLY TO SOUTH KOREA *RIGHT NOW* but soon I can't fly to Belgium? Because South Korea has done an excellent job at testing and containing the outbreak. They also have a very low death rate leading me to believe they have the less deadly strain of Covid-19. I doubt stopping travel t...

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by drew777
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28245

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

So what is the US strategy for the middle east? Why is the US military there? Why not just leave? We need to maintain somewhat of a presence in the region because if we don't, our rivals will. Rest assured that China and Russia are just as invested in meddling in Middle Eastern affairs as the Unite...

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by drew777
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi aviation student kills three at U.S. Naval Base
Replies: 51
Views: 2741

Re: Saudi aviation student kills four at U.S. Naval Base

Anyway, maybe we need to more strongly vet those Saudi students instead of worrying about some Mexicans trying to make their life better? We need to crash the world oil economy and tell the Saudis to fuck off. Either frack frack frack to oversupply the market or make a REAL push to renewable energy...

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by drew777
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi aviation student kills three at U.S. Naval Base
Replies: 51
Views: 2741

Re: Saudi aviation student kills four at U.S. Naval Base

The pro-Saudi Trump tweet is sickening. When did war loving conservatives decide to crawl up Saudis ass? I seem to recall a lot of critism when Obama was kissing their ass. You were right then... Why so quiet now?

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by drew777
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4311

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

SanDiegoLover wrote:
Nickola Motors gave Tesla a truck design to use after seeing what Tesla offered. It’s a more traditional design.


Nikola Motors has only ever produced prototypes and press releases. Perhaps they should focus on their own production...

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by drew777
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4311

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

THS214 wrote:
Thinks on a pickup can be stolen easily.


Image

:scratchchin:

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by drew777
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4311

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

M564038 wrote:
200,000 so far


Sucks I have to wait 2-3 years!

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by drew777
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4311

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

Have no idea about cars. Always a motorbike person but I am very curious what score the Cybertruck will achieve on pedestrian collision tests. I know that a lot of work has gone into bonnets and front bumpers to mitigate the risk to pedestrians (and bikers) but this thing seems to be designed to ch...

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by drew777
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4311

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

If battery costs are going down, they should be going down for model Y too which is expected just 3 months earlier. It's an interesting problem they have coming. So you have a new dry cell battery that is superior to what you are currently using. You can't convert all the battery production lines o...

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by drew777
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4311

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

Okay, so can anyone explain why the smaller, worse performing Tesla model Y starts at 8k more expensive than this monstrosity despite supposedly having 80% commonality with the model 3? Small body shop: Flat pieces of steel bent in straight lines will reducing the amount of expensive dies and tooli...

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by drew777
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4311

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

I kinda hate it but I put my money down anyways. There is no way that thing will pass pedestrian safety standards. Hopefully that leads to some tasteful redesigns over the next 2 years. It's only a $100 refundable deposit. That makes me think the whole thing really might be a joke. The deposit for M...

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by drew777
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4862

Re: Updated: US to Impose Tariffs on EU Goods After WTO’s Airbus Ruling

I hope on future profit sharing reports they fully explain how much each employee lost to this nonsense.

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by drew777
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 100
Views: 7907

Re: Incredible footage of Iranian cruise missiles precision strike on Saudi oil refinery

Don't care about this? But you'll go on and on about Trump nothing burgers? Rich, it truly is. A country that supports regional terrorism attacking a country that supports global terrorism. No innocents killed. If the attack had been more successful it could have helped pushed the world towards cle...

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by drew777
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 100
Views: 7907

Re: Incredible footage of Iranian cruise missiles precision strike on Saudi oil refinery

While I believe Iran probably was involved in the strike, that video proves nothing.

Why do we even care is the real question.

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by drew777
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Palin’s husband files for divorce
Replies: 21
Views: 2056

Re: Sarah Palin’s husband files for divorce

Well that isn't very Christian.

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by drew777
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever spotted "sea sparkle"?
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Have you ever spotted "sea sparkle"?

The best bay to go to is Mosquito Bay in Vieques island. That one is pretty undisturbed and even with Maria, the bioluminescence has remained intact. I'm glad to hear that. We did a night time kayak trip in Mosquito Bay in 2016. I was afraid Maria screwed it up. Do you know if Vieques is mostly rec...

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by drew777
Mon May 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 12078

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Who thinks the thread should be renamed ? Maybe not the "USA threat", but at least something more neutral, pointing out the USA is doing all the sabre rattling ? You don’t view Iran attacking oil tankers and a Saudi oil pipeline as sabre rattling? Interesting. Sad to see Americans already...

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by drew777
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 13732

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

It frustrates the hell of me when the Democratic party goes off on crap like this. What does this do other than divide people? Reparations aren't going to be passed by Congress. Give people more opportunities not handouts. The government could help bring more people into the middle class but they wo...

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by drew777
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 756933

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Do you believe FAA will ignore the Gongress Oversight sub-committee recomendation for third party lead on certification of the MCAS change whilst they are under investigation? Ray Boeing believes they can get FAA approval with only a software "fix" and training modification. Any system wi...

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by drew777
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 756933

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The FAA is going to rubber stamp the software upgrade no matter what. I hope China and Europe go through proper certification process. I also hope fellow A-neters stay off the " but the pilot wasn't white, couldn't happen here" bandwagon during the next crash. That was truly disgusting.

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by drew777
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism Stopping ISIS ‘brides’ Returning to UK
Replies: 49
Views: 3592

Re: Racism Stopping ISIS ‘brides’ Returning to UK

Well her child has died in the holding camp. Plenty of fake outrage in the UK.

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by drew777
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3
Replies: 105
Views: 7572

Re: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3

I agree 100% with you on this, there is no way I am buying a car without sitting in one first. Which when it comes to the Model 3, I have done, in fact i'm picking one up tonight, fantastic car. The model Y is being shown to the public on March 14th What combo did you order? I've got a red RWD LR. ...

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by drew777
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3
Replies: 105
Views: 7572

Re: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3

I just had the first serivce done to my model 3. The turn signal stalk was finicky from the factory. A technician changed it in my driveway. I sure hope that is the future of service for all manufacturers. It's definitely a premium experience. Insurance rate for my model 3 was a couple dollars more ...

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by drew777
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3
Replies: 105
Views: 7572

Re: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3

The delivery/service centers aren't closing. The 'stores' are in shopping malls where as the delivery/service centers are like any other auto dealer lot. I ordered my car online even though I was im contact with my local delivery center.

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by drew777
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4780

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Aesma wrote:
So, nobody in the EU in favor of crippling Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon ?


Not in the EU but I vote for crippling Facebook!

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by drew777
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4780

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

. You miss out on a lot of options in the US that we have in Europe, remote start has been available on high end German cars for at least 10 years, I can preheat my A6, I could pre heat my 2009 Volvo V70, the Tesla hifi isn't as good as the Bowers + Wilkens BMW hifi, Burmeister in Mercedes, B+O in ...

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by drew777
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who’s going on vacation this summer?
Replies: 36
Views: 2440

Re: Who’s going on vacation this summer?

Bonaire this May for scuba diving. Maybe a trip out west later this year.

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by drew777
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4780

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Also handles as well as the 3 series I had before it. You must have had a really old 3 series, the Tesla handles poorly, my A6 Avant is a more comfortable and better handling car than the Tesla 2018 340i. It was a really fun car. Both the BMW and my Tesla model 3 are quick, handle well and have com...

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by drew777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4780

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Americann made but not American cars. Tesla’s aren’t cars they are appliances. So American made Mercedes and BMW SUVs won't be subject to a higher tariff on entry to the EU because they're German right? That's right... They're American. I assure you my Tesla is a real car. It does real car things l...

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by drew777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4780

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

trpmb6 wrote:

Lower volume vehicles (That's not mass production)


There are tons of mass produced vehicles that are still relatively low volume. Most BMW models wouldn't be viable if they were made in every market they were sold.

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by drew777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4780

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Olddog wrote:
And a 25 % tax on Tesla cars would be welcomed by Germans manufacturers :)


I'm sure it would!

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by drew777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4780

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Though, in the grand scheme of things, we don't ship mass production vehicles overseas. Easier to build the plant where you want to sell them these days. Honda is closing their UK plant and will ship cars from Japan to Europe. GM makes most of their trucks in Mexico don't they? In general I agree w...

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by drew777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4780

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Europe smacks 10% on our cars, we only slap 2.5% on theirs. Maybe Europe should be paying another 7.5%. Or maybe neither should pay a tarriff and we can call it free trade instead of screw the US trade. Just a thought. I’m guessing Europe wants to keep the screw the US trade agreements going. What ...

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by drew777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4780

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

I would consider closing all the German car manufacturing facilities in the USA. See if Trump is happy about the lose of jobs. Obviously it will never happen but it would be funny to see that suggestion. Btw: The biggest exporter of cars from the USA today is...... BMW. https://247wallst.com/autos/...

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by drew777
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 187
Views: 14236

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

What a bad precedent this sets. I'm not sure how anyone could be for this.

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by drew777
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 4161

Re: New vs used cars

Buying new cars off the lot is actually a financially unwise move. We all love new cars, but it's a ruinous personal finance action. Certified pre-owned is really the way to go. Or leasing, but I'd run the numbers on that first. Buying used can be cheaper but that doesn't make buying new a ruinous ...

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by drew777
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 4161

Re: New vs used cars

einsteinboricua wrote:
to avoid all the hassle of price negotiation, I'll go to CarMax and get another vehicle there.


If you buy new, I strongly suggest negotiating via email instead of in person. It's just a way better experience.

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