Sorry, I just don’t buy that many of the eBay sellers had a strong positive feedback history or any PayPal history whatsoever.
If you don't get a 1040, a tax accountant is going to be expensive, period. Everyone advocating for $60 tax prep here is making a set wage with an employer and has withholdings taken out of their paycheck, guaranteed. They're also organizing most of their income and deduction info beforehand for the accountant if…
Fair enough, and I think that word is mostly used to get press, frankly. Which is kinda scummy as a way to get attention.
Correct, but that's part of my point about it lining up well with consumer interests - the IIHS doesn't have any authority. All it can do is point out flaws in safety, and that's a big part of the reason it's effective. Sure, I wouldn't want them in charge of speed limits, horsepower, or things like that, obviously.
Edit: nevermind, I see your point - rates for cars that fail will go up. Which, hey, if you're an actuary, makes sense. A car that is less likely to kill or maim its occupants is less risk, even if that risk is largely perceived. I can't say it's fair to fault insurance companies for that mathematical reality.
Hit up Sun Valley Transmission, they're based in CA - assuming you're in the US. Probably the largest transmission salvage / rebuild company in the state. If they don't have it, you're probably SOL.
Ah, the 928. I've seen maybe two ever actually driving on the road. Significantly more derelict next to curbs and in parking garages.
I've got 99 problems, but if I bought this 850Ci I'd have more like 437.
Headline 1 year from now: HTC reports record losses; shitty, irrelevant smartwatch blamed.
I bought one in '10 (a '92, forest green) and the previous owner had - wait for it - over $30,000 in receipts for work done over the course of 8 years.
Way overpriced. Sold mine for 3k with fewer miles and guaranteed superior documentation. These cars are a blast, but they'll nickel and dime you to death, so they're really not worth much.
All W124 and W201 cars did this, as did many other old Mercs. There's a little lever on the driver's side of the hood support that does it - because Mercedes used to be built with mechanics in mind.
See, for me, this is a matter of deciding how I want to spend my time, and my weight loss goals. I don't have a slow cooker, so cooking anything in big batches means waking up in the morning and putting it all together, babysitting the pot off and on all day, and basically not being able to do much else. I do work…
I think the contemporary meaning is essentially "[race] driver's car," which is like, the opposite of what I want in a car. I don't want ultra-hard suspension. I don't want more power than I could ever reasonably use on a public road. I don't want seats I can't plop my rear in for more than a few hours at a time…
And we wonder why American luxury brands are in the shitter.
Good god it's so true. I have never raged so hard as when I come to a four-way stop in LA. If you take the right of way, people look at you like you're a huge asshole. If you wait to give it, it's a 5-second game of "Can I go? Can I go? Should I go now? Are you going to go? I don't know if I should go" while inching…
The engine trim makes little difference once you start piling options, which is what is so dumb. Ford doesn't seem to understand the luxury market like Audi, Mercedes, and Lexus do.
Easily optioned one up to $50,000 once you factor in taxes. $50,000 for a tarted-up Ford Fusion FWD 2.0L EcoBoost. That is insanity. Why on earth would anyone buy one of these cars in anything but the stripped-out base model? At least $38k gets you the AWD EcoBoost trim. Ford seems to have forgotten that glorified…
They really should just throw in a big foam hat in the shape of the "M" logo if you buy one fully loaded.
I agree with this. I don't do almost any work on my own car, but I do make a point of changing the oil once on each vehicle I own. Just to know how to do it, if for some unlikely reason I ever actually need to / can't afford to pay a shop.