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January 22, 2018, 07:31:03 AM

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The Lounge / Re: Post a picture of your recent purchase
« Last post by Kavik on Yesterday at 11:35:14 PM »
Will someone please take away my bank card?  :uglystupid2:
Did end up buying the one pictured above
And also this one :

This one is a MassDrop exclusive color, serialized and limited to 400 units, for whatever that's worth :roll:
Designed by Ferrum Forge, produced by WE Knives. 2.9" of S35vn steel, titanium framelock, ceramic ball bearing action

This one will probably stay as is, in blue....but i just found out that anodizing titanium is ridiculously easy, and i already have the equipment needed to do it.....so the Kizer and the Bestech are likely to see some color changes (whenever the damn things finally arrive)
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The Lounge / Re: Smart commuter car decision help
« Last post by WRXer on January 20, 2018, 10:52:41 PM »
I have a friend who’s father worked in NYC his whole life. Crazy thing is they moved here when we were in elementary school so the guy commuted to the city every single day. I thought it was crazy. He would buy an old used civic almost every year and just drive it until it died. Drove hundreds and hundreds of thousands of miles in the things and swore by them. I’ve never had one but wouldn’t think twice about getting one for that type of situation.
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The Lounge / Re: Flat tire questions
« Last post by WRXer on January 20, 2018, 10:47:52 PM »
Found a used tire that is right in for size, type and wear. Crossing fingers it is as advertised.
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The Lounge / Re: Smart commuter car decision help
« Last post by madlife on January 20, 2018, 09:59:58 PM »
When I read the title (before reading thread), I came in here to post Mazda6...

What about a Camry / Corolla? A Corolla is more evenly matched with a Civic, while Camry is closer to Accord.

I would love a newer Mazda6 for road trips and such.  Brown,  touring,  6speed...    I have little love for the normal Toyota.  Probably shouldn't be so picky though.

Seems like a pretty sound idea. Of course I'd recommend a pre-purchase inspection before getting any used car for a little more peace of mind.
My buddy said that at the price range have them at least get a fresh inspection.


Last weekend I hit up a few open houses.  Since it was scorching -5F outside I was about the only person going to them.  The realtors were bored and kinda chatty so I learned some useful things.   Bummer though because one of the houses would love to buy.
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The Lounge / Re: Smart commuter car decision help
« Last post by idipskoalmint on January 20, 2018, 07:03:28 PM »
When I read the title (before reading thread), I came in here to post Mazda6...

What about a Camry / Corolla? A Corolla is more evenly matched with a Civic, while Camry is closer to Accord.
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The Lounge / Re: Smart commuter car decision help
« Last post by 20 BLK WRX 04 on January 20, 2018, 12:22:44 PM »
Seems like a pretty sound idea. Of course I'd recommend a pre-purchase inspection before getting any used car for a little more peace of mind.
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The Lounge / Smart commuter car decision help
« Last post by madlife on January 19, 2018, 10:37:15 AM »
I am seeking some life / financial / car wisdom from you guys.    I'm also trying to be financially smart

I am most likely moving back into my rental property in Rome in a couple months.  This will give me a 100 mile a day commute.  I am looking at getting a 3rd car and since  slighty used Mazda6 is out of the question right now, I am thinking about a simple Civic like this one here. There seem to be lower mileage than most for the price.  but usually 125,000 or more miles.

https://utica.craigslist.org/cto/d/1998-honda-civic-ex-coupe-5spd/6439186814.html

Good MPG. 
Plentiful parts at pick & pull
Cheap everything
Reliable?

The reasoning. 

This is a temporary move.  The rental house is for sale.  It could sell in a couple months or it could take a year as Rome is well...... Rome. I plan on buying a place <10 mi from work, at which point the OBXT can go back to being the daily.

The outback is overall reliable,  but has 130k miles on it and needs a little love here and there. This is the commute that was brutal on my 6-speed bugeye.  Also even though its a 5eat,  the OBXT has grown on me for fun, nice interior, and overall versatility and as a work truck.  Also,  they aren't too common and the 5-speed 08/09s  often sell for $5000 more than I paid for mine.

Gas alone will save me $100/mo.  So it will pay for itself in 2 years.
https://i.imgur.com/VflauFP.jpg   {4-day work wk possibility.}

After 1 year and 20k miles I'm sure I could probably turn around and sell the civic for $1000 or more.  A newer more expensive car would depreciate more.

If the Civic is down for a couple days for work, or weather is terrible, I have the outback as well.

Overall budget < $3500

Celica, tC, Mirage have been considered as well but are priced a bit higher.  Civics seem to be the best combo of reliability, mpg, yet something i might enjoy somewhat?  I don't want a rust bucket either.
 
Impreza / Legacy n/a have been considered as well, but it seems like I would have to raise the budget $2000 for comparable reliability and yield worse mpg.  Though it would like become a rallyX car after all this.

Writing this all out has actually lessen my anxiety as life has been stupid crazy the last year




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The Lounge / Re: Flat tire questions
« Last post by madlife on January 18, 2018, 11:04:05 AM »
I would imagine that shaving a snow tire is easier than an r-compound.   What size tires are they?  You can probably sell them on craigslist targeting FWD/RWD owners and they have a spare.  Thats what I did, but I was selling 205.50.17,  so very common size.

On my legacy I bought WRX take off wheels and tires  235/45/17.. WRX owners did not like the tires but they worked well for my n/a legacy.  Best part was when I had a blow out,  I bought another set of these tires off craigslist so I now had 7 that were all within 2/32.   Definitely needed them for when Holly bought the car.   :-(

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The Lounge / Re: Flat tire questions
« Last post by Kavik on January 18, 2018, 12:53:13 AM »
Kind of a moot point now, but;  That seems consistent with the quote in the write  up i linked, that said between $25-35 per tire for matching depth on existing street tires
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The Lounge / Re: Flat tire questions
« Last post by Turbaru on January 16, 2018, 05:00:07 PM »
Just an FYI for everyone, TireRack shaves r-comps down to 6/32. I called once to ask if they could only shave down to 8/32. The response was, "Yes we can, but we need to reset the machine so it will cost $30 per tire instead of $15. So it can be done. Not sure about snow tires though.
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