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2023.06.09 00:41 gizmisseur Used car question

Hello all,
I really need some advice and guidance and I really appreciate any you can provide.
TLDR: A car turned in front of me and I ended up hitting them. They were found at fault and what started as me getting a quote to fix my car ended up being a call with them telling me my car is now being written off as a total loss. They gave me 72 hours to get a new car or to start paying out of pocket for my rental.
I found a car I like but the dealer has it priced as part of a "hail sale." I called and spoke to them and they told me they basically got a payout for insurance for all cars on the lot, even if they weren't impacted by hail - which allowed them to reduce the price down.
The car is a 2022 BMW and has 13,000 mi on it, but they're asking $57k for it, which to me seems high. Additionally, the car has an accident reported on it. The title is clean and the accident (according to CarFax) was minor, but I've also seen dealerships fudge miles and conceal damages on CarFaxes so I'm not 100% about how I feel about that - especially considering they acquired the car at auction. Is it weird that a car of this year and low mileage went to auction after a minor accident? The dealership told me it would be warrantied thru the factory warranty mileage. What would be a reasonable price to negotiate on this and how should I start that conversation?
Thanks again and sorry for the length but wanted to make sure you had all the info to give good advice.
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2023.06.09 00:36 Prior-Acadia9282 GR86 Owners: For all those that have taken or take their car to the dealership for oil changes/maintenance. How was your guys experiences?

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2023.06.09 00:36 Pyroski Pyroski

The War Of 1839, Part II
The War Of 1839, Part III
The War of 1839: The Downing Street Conference
The War of 1839, Part IV
The War of 1839, Part V
Liberation of Vermont
Following the armistice, Richard Downes Jackson dedicated his time to planning and coordinating with General William Rowan for the deployment of British-Canadian troops along the Vermont-Canadian border. When the armistice officially concluded on April 25, 1843, Rowan led his forces into Newport, a city that had been among the last to be captured during John Wool's invasion of Vermont. Over a span of two days, the British forces successfully seized control of the city, compelling the American troops to retreat.
Despite Sylvester Churchill, the commanding general of the New England army, being aware of the British allies' plans, the swift defeat of the U.S. forces caught Churchill by surprise. He had expected stronger resistance in their attempt to liberate Vermont. The occupation of Vermont by the U.S. had persisted for almost a year, and both newspapers and officials criticized Churchill and Webster for their limited achievements in freeing the state. However, their efforts were hindered by the sedition acts, which silenced the criticism. This situation compelled Webster to reassess his tactics.
During the Battle of Boston, with crucial support from the British, Webster, somewhat under the influence, instructed Churchill to adopt a more offensive strategy. This involved utilizing the majority of the Yankee forces to liberate the coasts, challenging Winfield Scott's "Anaconda Plan" blockade, which had contributed to the Panic of 1843. Webster aimed to free up the coasts in order to bring an end to the War of 1839 conflict and alleviate some of the recession's effects. Furthermore, Webster ordered Churchill to carry out a smaller-scale offensive in Vermont, prompted by the widespread news of the British victory in Newport.
Churchill assigned Major General Allen Hitchcock the responsibility of liberating his home state of Vermont due to the general's persistence. Accompanied by 6,000 men, Hitchcock embarked on a journey across New Hampshire, into Canada, and finally into Vermont.
On May 2nd, 1843, General Rowan and Hitchcock led a march towards St. Albans, following a route along the Lake Champlain region from Canada. St. Albans, which had served as the last stronghold of the Vermont militia, succumbed to the American forces in July 1842. The initial battle of St. Albans lasted three days, during which the U.S. troops gradually gained ground, conquering fortifications and capturing the entire city. Faced with a hopeless situation, General Churchill eventually surrendered. In the subsequent treaty, the United States assumed control of strategic cities while permitting the residents to resume their normal lives.
In the second battle, a situation reminiscent of the first battle unfolded, but with reversed sides. The combined British and Yankee forces aimed to breach the defenses established around the settlement in response to intelligence regarding troops stationed at the Vermont-Canadian border in the forthcoming liberation of Newport. Equipped with superior weaponry supplied by the British Empire and boasting a larger army, the allied forces managed to breach the defenses within a few hours and swiftly capture the settlement.
In May 1843, the U.S. successfully captured Burlington, disrupting the supply and manufacturing capabilities of their own troops due to the repurposed factories in the area. As the allied forces liberated neighboring areas and towns, their attention shifted to St. Johnsbury, a settlement in Vermont. By March 1842, the U.S. army had already conquered all remaining towns and settlements in Northern and Central Vermont, culminating in the one-sided Battle of St. Johnsbury, which marked the defeat of one of the final strongholds.
However, nearly a year later, the neighboring regions surrounding St. Johnsbury were liberated from American control. Recognizing the strategic importance of St. Johnsbury as a transportation route across Vermont and its role in supplying troops within the occupied state, Churchill ordered troops to launch an invasion of St. Johnsbury. The town's industry had been supporting the American troops with necessary supplies, further strengthening their hold.
The objective of Churchill's invasion was to regain control of St. Johnsbury and cut off the American forces' access to crucial transportation routes and supplies. By capturing the town, Churchill aimed to weaken the American hold on Vermont and disrupt their supply capabilities.
On May 28, 1843, Rowan and Hitchcock initiated a frontal assault on St. Johnsbury, employing a direct and head-on approach to besiege the city. The battle unfolded throughout the morning and into the evening, characterized by intense street-to-street combat between the opposing armies. As the allied forces gradually gained the upper hand and pushed the American troops deeper into the southern part of the city, the latter eventually chose to retreat. Seizing the opportunity, the British and Yankee forces swiftly occupied the vacated positions, solidifying their control over St. Johnsbury.
With the objective of depriving Montpelier of American aid, the next target in their campaign was Middlebury. Positioned strategically to the left of Montpelier, Middlebury was connected to the Otter Creek and Lake Champlain, which played a vital role in transportation for Americans in the region. Hitchook anticipated that by cutting off the Americans from important settlements along the Lake Champlain riverway, he and the British forces could have an easier time in kicking out the American presence in that area of water.
On June 5, 1843, after weeks of meticulous preparation and consolidating their presence in Vermont, the allied forces initiated a fierce assault on Middlebury. The battle for Middlebury was marked by intense fighting and strategic maneuvers. The allied forces, comprising British troops and their local allies, were determined to seize control of the town and cut off American supply lines in the region.
The engagement raged on for two days, with both sides displaying great valor and tenacity. The allied forces utilized their superior numbers and expert knowledge of the terrain to their advantage, launching coordinated attacks on American positions. Meanwhile, the American forces, although outnumbered, displayed remarkable resilience and fought fiercely to defend their strategic stronghold.
After intense and prolonged fighting, the allied forces emerged victorious on June 7, 1843, recapturing Middlebury from the U.S. forces. The combined efforts of the British troops and their local allies enabled them to seize control of the town and achieve their objective of severing the American supply lines. This victory dealt a significant blow to the American presence in the region and further weakened their position in the ongoing conflict. The recapture of Middlebury bolstered the allied forces' morale and served as a turning point in their campaign against the American presence in Vermont
Battle of Lake Champlain
Meanwhile, with the liberation of the coastal areas by the allied British and Yankee forces, including the capture of every major city along the Lake Champlain coast, Richard Downes Jackson, on June 12 issued orders for British ships to navigate south from the Richelieu River in an attempt to reclaim control of the body of water that had previously been under complete U.S. control. In the initial confrontation, the British took the initiative and opened fire on the American ships patrolling the region. Amid the ensuing chaos, the British ships, though smaller in size due to the necessity of navigating through the narrow river, used their larger numbers to swiftly capitalize on the confusion and gain a stronger position.
However, in a swift response to the British advancement, Isaac Mayo, the highest-ranking naval officer at Lake Champlain, issued orders for his men to prepare for combat, sparking a fierce battle characterized by relentless exchanges of heavy gunfire between British and American ships. The intensity of the engagement persisted throughout the day, with the American forces showing determination to hold their ground and not surrender any part of the lake. Despite their resolute stance, the arrival of additional British ships and the mounting toll of the back-and-forth cannon fire eventually led American ships to retreat southward.
British ships pursued the retreating Americans, as a full-scale battle erupted at Lake Champlain, however, despite the smaller ships, the British ships would come victorious as American ships were forced to retreat into Lake George, and instead of following through with a second perusal, the British instead decided to a dominating presence in the region, by having ships blockade America's entrance, as well as sending ships to patrol the lake.
The Battle of Lake Champlain was a fierce engagement, with both British and American ships locked in a desperate struggle amidst the tumultuous waters. The reverberating booms of cannons and the crackling gunfire echoed across the expansive lake, creating an atmosphere of chaos and danger. Despite the American ships' larger size, their maneuverability paled in comparison to the nimble British vessels. The British sailors deftly utilized their smaller ships to their advantage, darting in and out of the American formations with remarkable precision and skill.
As the battle raged on, the British gradually gained the upper hand. Their coordinated attacks and deadly accurate cannon fire began to take a toll on the American fleet. The American sailors, valiantly fighting to maintain their positions, found themselves overwhelmed by the relentless onslaught. Faced with the daunting reality of defeat, the American ships were compelled to retreat hastily, their hopes of victory fading.
Seizing the opportunity to solidify their triumph, the British ships pursued the retreating Americans. Instead of engaging in a second direct confrontation, the British commanders made a calculated decision. They recognized the strategic significance of establishing a dominant presence in the region. Swiftly altering their course, the British ships strategically positioned themselves to block the entrance to Lake Champlain, effectively cutting off the Americans from easy access to the lake's vast expanse.
In addition to the blockade, the British dispatched other vessels to patrol the waters of Lake Champlain. This comprehensive approach ensured their control over the lake, further limiting American movements and impeding any potential counteroffensive.
Liberation of Vermont (Continuation)
Major General Winfield Scott of the U.S. Army received reports about the substantial progress made by opposing forces in their bid to liberate Vermont. Having previously reduced the American presence in Vermont during the buildup to the Battle of Boston, Scott took decisive action. In response to the U.S. losses in the state and the conclusion of the Battle of Boston, he organized the transportation of troops into Vermont. During mid-June, Scott oversaw the strategic deployment of these troops to the regions bordering the recently liberated areas.
On June 19, Brigadier General Joseph Lane led an assault on St. Johnsbury with the objective of recapturing it. Over the course of a two-day battle, both British and American forces engaged in intense combat. Despite a determined effort, Lane's forces faced heavy artillery fire while attempting to enter the city. Unfortunately, for the U.S., the allied forces successfully defended against the assault, ultimately forcing Lane's troops to retreat.
Several days of preparation culminated in a coordinated attack on Montpelier by the Allied forces on June 23, 1843. Troops from St. Johnsbury, led by Hitchcock, joined British forces under Rowan in a two-pronged invasion, approaching Montpelier from different directions. The conflict commenced with a morning assault, initiated by the British troops who fired artillery at the fortifications surrounding the camp. American troops within the camp swiftly retaliated with gunfire. Yankee troops followed suit, and the battle raged on throughout the evening and into the next day.
Amidst intense combat, the allied forces eventually breached the defenses, successfully entering Montpelier. U.S. troops attempted to regroup and impede their progress. However, fierce hand-to-hand combat ensued in the streets, ultimately resulting in the advance of the British and Yankee forces. On June 26, the American troops ultimately surrendered, bringing an end to the battle.
The Battle of Rutland marked a significant turning point, representing the final major victory for the allied forces. On July 1st, they strategically deployed troops and artillery, utilizing the road network to swiftly approach the surrounding areas. Employing a barrage of artillery fire, the allies swiftly breached the city's defenses, initiating intense confrontations with the U.S. forces. Throughout the day, defensive tactics were employed by the U.S. troops in a valiant effort to repel the invaders. The resulting combat escalated into a fierce and prolonged hand-to-hand struggle that persisted until evening. Realizing the increasingly unfavorable circumstances, U.S. forces eventually made the decision to retreat from Rutland, acknowledging the impracticality of further resistance.
However, upon receiving news of the fall of Montpelier, Rutland, and the American failures to recapture St. Johnsbury, Major General Winfield Scott recognized the need for additional reinforcements in Vermont. The "Leviathan Plan" campaign had reached a stalemate, with neither side making significant progress. In response, Scott deployed extra units to the region. Despite these reinforcements, General Rowan, leading the combined British and Yankee forces, remained determined to advance their liberation efforts. Thus, they pressed forward with the Battle of Rutland, targeting the town of Woodstock.
To their surprise, the allied forces found themselves ill-prepared for the invasion as the U.S. troops stationed in Woodstock outnumbered them. The American forces had anticipated the attack and were ready to repel the invasion. As the allied forces made their attempt to strike, it was the U.S. troops who opened fire first. The ensuing confrontation lasted throughout the day and into the evening, with the allied forces unable to breach the defenses of Woodstock. This battle marked the first victory for the U.S. Army in Vermont since the British liberation, dealing a blow to the progress of the combined British and Yankee forces.
Leviathan Plan
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2023.06.09 00:26 BisexualSlutPuppy I'm realizing I've reached a new level of understanding and acceptance.

Today I asked my Husband (34, DX/Rx) to stop by a dealership to put down a deposit for a car. We've been talking about it for months, it's impossible to find hybrids rn, and there was a chance we could secure the model we wanted when this shipment came in.
Well, Husband got there and all the cars coming in were already spoken for. BUT! A buyer backed out on the sale of the same model that's already on the lot. Husband called me and asked what he should do. I, foolishly, told him it might be worth just buying it today.
I did not consider that he walked in there hungry, and he has meetings to get to this afternoon. Both of these things will influence his critical thinking and ability to focus. He also was due for his second dose of stims when he walked in, and the time commitment for buying a car is vastly different than simply putting down a deposit, which I don't think he was aware of. I was distracted and none of these things occurred to me for 20 minutes, when I tried to call him back to tell him to walk away.
By then, I was told he was "already all the way in." Doesn't answer the phone, doesn't respond to text messages. When he finally does, he tells me he "didn't really look" at what we'll be paying in interest for the loan or how long the loan is and he's not comfortable at all with what he just agreed to but "it's okay." I'm definitely the "financially responsible" one in the relationship and this sent me into a panic spiral.
So I spent about an hour indulging my anxiety because what the actual fuck, this is not how you buy a car this is a disaster this is why I need to be there because I'm the one who reads the paperwork. And once I worked through that I thought about how hungry, stressed, and frustrated my sweet husband must be, who is ultimately trying to do a Nice Thing for me. I crunched some numbers and realized that no matter what he just signed we can afford it and in the grand scheme of things it's just not a huge deal.
My husband is doing the very best he can given the circumstances, and he has good intentions. And right now what he needs from me is for me to be supportive and thankful, so that's what I'm doing. Once he's fed, he's dealt with the work things he's currently neglecting, and he feels a little better we can talk about where things went sideways and he'll agree he never wants to buy a car without me again. I plan to buy many cars with this man in our long and happy life together, if this learning experience cost us a few grand, well then I'm okay with that.
I'm not mad, I'm not exasperated. I'm just worried that my husband doesn't feel good and is going through a stressful experience and I'm not there to help him through it. And that's a really good place to be in my marriage.
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2023.06.09 00:18 mindingmybusiness000 Is the shop screwing with me?

2022 Kia Rio-it’s a key start and has only one door with a key lock, but obviously has keyless entry. The key lock on the door is jammed, but keyless entry was working fine. Until it wasn’t. I assumed it was the car battery or alternator but the dealership says there is nothing wrong with the car?? They said they “jimmied” the lock to get the FOB working again. Mind you I tried both my keys and ultimately had to have the car towed to the shop because I couldn’t even get in to try and start it. Now they’re telling me their technician was able to open the car with the FOB and start it just by “finangelling” the cylinder?
Are the ACTUAL KEY lock cylinder and FOB related at all? They’re telling me this is the issue and that my car is fine. They said if the key lock cylinder is out of place it could make the FOB unable to work. But how does that make sense?????
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2023.06.09 00:14 Jimmy-Pesto-Jr Picking up model 3 tomrw - realistically & reasonably speaking, anything I should be aware of/plan ahead for? (arbitration clause opt out?)

I'll be signing the final paperwork and taking possession of my model 3 tomorrow.
With rebates and the existing inventory cash discount, I'm hoping to come close to ~$25k for the effective price of the car before TTT.
Given the state of the car market and interest rate, this was the cheapest bang/buck deal for a fuel efficient car.
My expectations will be for a $25k affordable mid-size family sedan.
That being said, are there anything I should be aware of, or keep in mind, before signing the final paperwork and driving it off their lot?
One advice I read on this sub is to opt out of the arbitration clause - to make arbitration easier later down the line if/when it gets to that point. Is this still good advice?
Also, any tips on where/how/what to inspect the overall build quality/QAQC, such as panel gaps, paint, interior trim?
Any driving, usage, owner habits to avoid to preserve reliability & extend life of the car?
Lastly, do I need to document anything in writing or request written documentation of anything in particular while at the Tesla dealership, to save future headaches?
I've mostly owned Toyotas and Lexus and I tend to keep them in the family for a while.
I recently had one absolutely horrible ownership experience with Hyundai (both Hyundai corporate & Hyundai dealer) and got out early before the 100k mi mark .
I got burned pretty bad by Hyundai, but I still consider myself very fortunate to have gotten out relatively quickly, and not losing that much money in the process.
But I wanted to do the legwork & be prepared.
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2023.06.09 00:09 MelancholyDoc27 (UK) Test Drove RC300h - Suprised by extremely low mpg or is it a mistake?

Hi everyone, UK based here.
I was looking into seeing what my options were in regards to "sporty" hybrid coupes were in the UK and the majority of my searches narrowed down to the lexus RC300h (if I had more money the LC would be an option ha ha).
I had the oppourtunity to test drive the RC last weekend and whilst it was a nice drive with a good pick up speed at traffic lights, one thing I noted was the onboard mpg that the car calculated was only 33.5mpg? From my the advertised fuel economy I was expecting somewhere much more nearer the 50ish range. For context my current VW polo averages 44mpg so I was a bit shocked.
Does anyone have any first hand experience regarding the RC300h and its fuel economy? I know that online video reviewers state there are much better comparisons in BMW & Audi with better fuel economy but there were not hybrid and I am looking into hybrids possibly as the next logical step for my next car and to consider low emission zone policies in the nearby area and to reduce eventual fuel price increases.
Here are some more details of the car ion question:
- 2017 model
- F Sport
- Burgundy Leather Seats
- 25000 mileage
- 2.5L Engine
- Automatic
- Has a mixture of both lexus certified servicing and one non-lexus service in its documents.
- Cost: £23000/$28800
The 2nd hand market in the UK is unfortunately incredibly overpriced at the moment so I understand that the current price is outrageous for a 6yr old car. If this is a total rip off please let me know! ha ha
Would anyone also be able to give me insight into whether that 1 non-lexus servicing history would make it void for me taking it to a lexus dealership for a hybrid battery health check which I think lexus are able to do for up to 100,000 miles? Please correct me if I'm wrong!
Many thanks

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2023.06.09 00:08 Straymussel Recently bought a new 2023 Honda CRV hybrid sport

Hey all, I recently bought a new CRV at a not so good of a deal and I have come to terms with it. Fault of not doing my homework and a first time buyer. So apparently the car has a recovery device that the dealership took off from the deal when I bought it. But they forgot to remove the device and it is still in my car. The dealership just contacted me 3 weeks later wanting to get it back since it wasn’t in the deal. I don’t feel like driving back to that dealership since I had a bad experience. What do you guys think I should do?
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2023.06.09 00:04 dg_31b Mail day before going out of town! Mega breaks have treated me way better than me buying megas has!

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2023.06.09 00:01 Shard_Heart Automotive Lemon

Not sure if this is the appropriate placing for the question I have.
Recently on 14APR23 I purchased a Honda Accord 2012 with a local dealership in Virginia using an autoloan from the bank. The vehicle had only one incident reported on CarFAX for a minor rear accident which looked fine from first view. After my cousin who is a mechanic said the car was good to go, test drove it and had a look under the engine we went through with the paperwork, the car is bought "As Is"
After getting it off the lot, that's where my issues started, 20m After driving and pulling into a parking lot to gain my nerves driving for the first time I tried starting the engine which failed, the battery was bad. I managed to get the car back to the dealership on Friday and they replaced the battery on Monday. Cool! Then after I drove off, roughly two days later my TPSM system light went off, apparently its bad since my tires are still good to go, not a major concern. Ended up spending $200+ in oil and filters as I learned how to fix another issue which was an oil leak, the old filter placed in the vehicle was the one it was supposed to be installed per VIN number, swapping it for a smaller filter so it fit in the cradle I refilled the oil and now good to go. I deemed my headlights too dim to see the road when it rained so I went to a buddies and he helped me replace them for a brighter set, after getting the vehicle to his place on 13MAY23 he immediately informed me that I'd purchased a lemon car. We started changing the lights on 14MAY23 and discovered the Fog Lights which I asked at the dealership if it came with any and was informed primarily by my cousin but neglected to be corrected by the dealer that the car didn't come with any. The left fog light was missing and the right one hung loose in my bumper, not a big deal I can replace them. Checking the paint my buddy said the whole vehicle had been repainted and he ripped up the carpet in the back of the car to discover the back right side of the vehicle had been completely crumpled in, the forward side of the rear right wheelwell to part of the bumper under the tail light is completely made of Bondo, repainted so you can't tell. The side with the bondo is also surprisingly held in by wood screws and so is the rear bumper.
So the big problem and the reason deemed it's a lemon and even totalled is there is no structural integrity in the rear right of the vehicle.
Here comes the extra problems I am dealing with, being in the Navy I was stationed in VA, now I'm transferring to TX due to new orders. I didn't have the time to go through legal with the military to help my situation and detached from my command. The car originally had around 124k miles and now I'm running close to 130k due to traveling from VA, to CA for leave and back to TX. I do not know if the added miles and the time frame is extremely bad but I know it isn't good. As of now, I have refrained from informing the Bank or the insurance company and am waiting for a go ahead to do that as I start figuring how to take legal action or if I am stuck with the vehicle.
Side note, if I am stuck with the vehicle would I be able to install the metal guards that police cruisers have to try to protect what little I have left?
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2023.06.08 23:56 huttotw Dealer claiming they don’t deal with USAA

Im at a dealership and negotiating for a car, they are claiming they will not sell a car to some one financing with USAA due to people committing fraud by photocopying the approval sheet.
Is this a thing? Or should I run?
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2023.06.08 23:50 EmEsMathew 2023 Civic 2.0 vs 1.5T

I recently put in a deposit on a 2023 Civic Sport Sedan with the 2.0L engine (Canada) and am getting it next week. This vehicle is going to be a daily driver to commute ~ 2000kms (~1250 miles) per month and am hoping to keep this car for a very long time.
I test drove the 2.0 engine when I put in the deposit but recently got to ride the 1.5T from a friend. I think the 1.5 is much more fun to drive and thinking of an upgrade. However my only concern is I don’t want to spend too much on maintenance and want to keep this car for a long time without issues. Online research suggests 1.5T is not as reliable and requires additional maintenance. I live in northern Ontario so the climate is expected to be very cold (which appears to be a driving factor for the oil dilution issues).
The dealership mentioned they have a 1.5T engine coming in in the near future as well and can allocate that to me. I will stretch my budget a little bit though but I am okay with that.
Considering these factors (Reliability/maintenance/Climate) should I pull the trigger on the 1.5T?
Thanks in advance!
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2023.06.08 23:50 EmEsMathew 2023 Honda Civic 1.5T vs 2.0

I recently put in a deposit on a 2023 Civic Sport Sedan with the 2.0L engine (Canada) and am getting it next week. This vehicle is going to be a daily driver to commute ~ 2000kms (~1250 miles) per month and am hoping to keep this car for a very long time.
I test drove the 2.0 engine when I put in the deposit but recently got to ride the 1.5T from a friend. I think the 1.5 is much more fun to drive and thinking of an upgrade. However my only concern is I don’t want to spend too much on maintenance and want to keep this car for a long time without issues. Online research suggests 1.5T is not as reliable and requires additional maintenance. I live in northern Ontario so the climate is expected to be very cold (which appears to be a driving factor for the oil dilution issues).
The dealership mentioned they have a 1.5T engine coming in in the near future as well and can allocate that to me. I will stretch my budget a little bit though but I am okay with that.
Considering these factors (Reliability/maintenance/Climate) should I pull the trigger on the 1.5T?
Thanks in advance!
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2023.06.08 23:46 FireRanger720 Looking for a Used Car Dealership. Any suggestions?

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2023.06.08 23:36 peppiano Should I buy a new (used) car?

Hi everyone! Hoping to bounce some ideas off y'all. My husband and I are 28 and we just bought a house in October and had our first baby. Our mortgage is $2k per month, but my MIL lives in our converted garage and pays us rent, so we pay 1.5k per month. I make about 4k per month after taxes, and my husband makes about 2k per month, but he will probably make about half that as he plans on going to part time later in the year to care for our daughter. We have 20k in a HYSA, ~30k in my pension, and then he has a 401(k) but I don't think there's a lot in there. We just started a 529 for our baby. We have no car loans, student loans, credit card debt, etc, just our mortgage.
We both have to commute to work. I have to drive to work three or four days per week and he has to drive in four days per week. We have a pretty reliable 2016 Kia Soul, but my problem is my 1992 Ford Ranger. I love my truck for sentimental reasons (it was my late favorite Aunt's) and I've kept it in really good shape. For a thirty year old truck it's pretty great and has been my daily driver. Late last year my transmission went out and even though it was probably a bad financial decision, I replaced it. So, I've sunk a lot of money into it. I'm worried my sentimental love for it might be clouding my judgement.
This week my truck had to go to the mechanic again. The check engine light was on, the power steering pump is going out, etc. All in all they quoted me 2k to fix what it needs. I did the bare minimum to get the light off and told them I'd think about the rest. So, I'm thinking. Do I continue to pour money into it? Maybe at this age it shouldn't be my daily driver. It's not the safest vehicle, I don't want to put my baby into it. And maybe it's not the best financial decision to keep driving it.
I was thinking about getting a used car, maybe in the 10k range. Just something in good shape and reliable that I can put my baby in. I don't really want to go to a dealership. I was thinking I'd do a private sale and then have a mechanic look at it before I buy. That would leave us ~10k in our HYSA, depending on the price of the car.. I'm concerned that that's not a very large emergency fund. We just replaced our AC in our home I think we will need to replace the water heater in the next year, and the roof maybe in 5-10 years. Other than that I don't anticipate major house expenses soon, but expect the unexpected right? And with a new baby I don't know what to expect. I also know it's not a great time to buy a used car, but I'm not sure it's going to get any better.
And then I'm left with the decision of what to do with my truck, since the thought of getting rid of it entirely gives me anxiety, but I guess that's a separate problem. Any other ideas that I haven't thought of yet? Advice? Thank you guys, I know this was a lot of reading! Writing it all out helps me think about it too.
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2023.06.08 23:35 sophiahara Macmulkin XPEL Quality of Work

For those that have had MacMulkin wrap their car in XPEL, how was the quality of work? I’m debating on having it wrapped locally to me vs the dealership doing it so any issues could be corrected. But the peace of mind knowing the car is protected during transport is on my mind as well.
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2023.06.08 23:29 Hardly_Advent Have to replace my engine in a 2012 Prius V

So my engine block is cracked in my 2012 prius V. The car has(d) 180k miles. The cost of changing out the engine is about 7k. I was wondering. Since I have so many miles on the car, should I just change out both the engine and the battery? Side note: have 9k left on the car payment.
Side Side note: dealership just told me that for 7k the engine I get will have less than 180k miles. Could be 60k miles, could be 179k miles
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2023.06.08 23:28 Sea_Salt_3227 Thoughts on this 2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S?

Certified 2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S (see picture and link below)
30,389 miles

One of my good friends is looking at purchasing this 2015 911 Targa 4S. Dealership is asking $122,960. This a good deal?
Is this a good time to purchase a used Porsche? Found conflicting information about whether the market is dropping or leveling off.
Any personal expierence with this or a similar model? Have any suggestion for a similar Porsche year or model to look for?
It's important to him that the car is a manual transmission.
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2023.06.08 23:27 Voodoo_109 Android Auto/Apple CarPlay

Has anyone here ever retroactively installed Android Auto/Apple CarPlay on their CX-5? I have a 2018 CX-5 GT and was wondering if it's possible to add Android Auto when it's not included. I could get theoretically get aftermarket parts and do it myself but I don't want to mess with that so I was wondering if dealerships can do it for you. Let me know. Thanks!
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2023.06.08 23:26 Spacehippie92 Bought 4 more

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2023.06.08 23:14 AdministrativeCod788 Is this normal?

Car dealership wants only their mechanic to do the PPI. My mechanic allowed to test drive it but not allowed to test it at his own private repair shop.
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2023.06.08 23:07 DimArtist Stats of the match against Panathinaikos Athens

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