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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    2002 Mitsubishi Lancer LS. 4 door, auto, 4 cylinder, auto, cool AC, good heat, CD, clean interior.

    Good ratings on Edmonds & Kelly BB.

    146,000 miles. New battery, oil change, inspection, tire balancing, tires rotated, etc.

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    Another thing off of the list !!!

    Should be on the road next week :p
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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I want one.
  3. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Gotta love having a "beater" car to get back and forth to work cheaply . . . even when the "beater" car is in pretty good shape and hasn't been beat to death.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    That's not going to pull a horse trailer. :rolleyes:
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  5. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Nope, its not. The Beast can now sit in it's preferred place in the driveway, and be driven when needed.

    Goodbye $80 - $100 a week in gas, hello $25 - $30 !!!
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I hear ya. If I didn't only drive five or six miles a week anymore, that 454 Suburban would have a little buddy sitting next to it in the driveway. May do it anyway. I am in shock since the old 1985 refrigerator died a week and a half ago. The new one is using 1/3 of the electricity of the old one. Need to get me a car that uses a third of the gas of the 'Burb.
  7. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Thats only half worn out ! Might check the stats on the coolant flush or water pump replacement milage, heat is the #1 killer of them alum. head 4 cylinders.
    The mpg,s will be liked.
  8. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    New appliances are highly energy efficient , usually. Good move, there.

    Putting minimum insurance on the Lancer. A win/win, me thinx.
  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I have always gotten a kick out of car insurance companies. I always have just bought liability and they always come back with that they have to tell the lender I don't have "full coverage". To which I reply "Go for it. I paid cash for it. You can tell me.". On the Burb when it was new they kinda sorta didn't believe me. Surprise!
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  10. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Ah, so the engine is lie the Chevy Vega??/ If so, good to know.
  11. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    I paid cash for the F250, I hear ya there.
  12. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    When I closed on this house I had to bring the car titles to the closing because the mortgage company didn't believe the cars were paid for. >>
  13. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    I did too, on a refi.

    Really stoopid chit !
  14. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    We are clearly married to different women. We also pay cash for our cars, but after watching my wife total three consecutive cars, I always carry full coverage. She had one brand new car rear-ended by a plow truck doing 35 mph (she was sitting at a stop sign waiting for traffic for more than 30 seconds, he somehow didn't see her) at 6 weeks after driving it off the dealer's lot... $26k in total damages, they repaired it. That was only 7 weeks after she had rolled her SUV on I-476, totaling that. The car that replaced the one rear-ended by the plow truck did survive her tenure, but she managed to nail two deer in separate incidents, 6 days apart. She was doing 70 mph when she hit the second deer.
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  15. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    My bride drove head-on into a old Ford LTD in my brand new Dodge Lancer from a turn lane. The emergency room and surgery bill putting her foot and leg back together was a lot more than the cost of the totaled car. Car = $12,000. Hospital bill = $35,000. Lawyer in the lawsuit = $16,000. He actually got the thing dismissed.

    I hear ya.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Good looking get-a-round. I am heavily considering loosing the truck and getting a fuel friendly car. I still have the jeep for tow duty (3500 pound trailer and fishing boat). If I could do anywhere close to an even trade it would work out in my favor. Buying a car and getting rid of my paid for truck doesn't make the numbers work out.
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    Congrats Dix. Hope that baby gives you many good miles. Find out when the timing belt was last changed. That is an interference engine. You don't want to miss that change.
  18. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    I doubt I can get that info. It's off of a car lot.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Ask the car dealer for a carfax report on the car. That should include some service info. When does the manual recommend the timing belt be changed?
  20. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Research shows it should be changed at 60,000 miles.
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    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    I read an article on buying second hand cars last year and the lancer received a glowing report. keep on top of serving and it will serve you well..

    ps, i've never bought a car with cash, but wish i did...i have always financed or leased a new car then sold it 3-4 years later then start over. its a vicious cycle...
  22. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Ready to rumble. A lot of pep for a little car! Best part was $30 filled it up _g

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    Note "The Beast", parked ;)

    And also note that, no, you cannot have my wood stacks :p
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Congrats! I am a firm believer in owning a big truck (or two) and a small car.
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  24. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Driven this car for 100 miles in 2 days.

    So far, so good.
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I am of this philosophy as well . . . the gas guzzling truck is parked most days . . . but when you need it to haul the sleds, ATV, firewood, lumber, furniture, etc. it is quite valuable. Meanwhile, the gas sipping 4 cylinder is the daily driver (and surprisingly enough . . . half of the cylinders and many still tend to have plenty of get up and go.)

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