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What kind of car would you get?

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Posted: July 17, 2012, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

Like I said, just keep it parked in the driveway. Then you wont even have to put gas in it.

Then theres no challenge like you mentioned in your otherpost, for me the challenge was made when the truck was new.


I remember when it hit  about 90,000 mi a freind asked me if was going to get rid of it,

I said why would I do that ?

Thats about the point I used to buy them at, as this is my first new one.

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    Then theres no challenge like you mentioned in your otherpost, for me the challenge was made when the truck was new.


    I remember when it hit  about 90,000 mi a freind asked me if was going to get rid of it,

    I said why would I do that ?

    Thats about the point I used to buy them at, as this is my first new one.

    That is a good point hay, I do enjoy keeping the truck on the road but it can get pricey. I put rebuilt a/c hoses on a couple of summers ago and ended up doing it 3 times to get it right. Then last summer spent another $1000. or so getting the a/c compressor replaced.

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      That is a good point hay, I do enjoy keeping the truck on the road but it can get pricey. I put rebuilt a/c hoses on a couple of summers ago and ended up doing it 3 times to get it right. Then last summer spent another $1000. or so getting the a/c compressor replaced.

      I replaced the a/c compressor a few years ago, the original caught on fire.

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        I replaced the a/c compressor a few years ago, the original caught on fire.

        Wow, I didn't even know that could happen. Mine slowly leaked worse and worse til it would not hold pressure at all. I drove a day or two without air before I realized that Im not 20 anymore and the 110 degree temps could incapacitate me very quickly. lol. lol. I was happy to pay the $1000+

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          Wow, I didn't even know that could happen. Mine slowly leaked worse and worse til it would not hold pressure at all. I drove a day or two without air before I realized that Im not 20 anymore and the 110 degree temps could incapacitate me very quickly. lol. lol. I was happy to pay the $1000+

          Yea, it happens, I think is kinda rare though,

          I smelled something burning but did'nt think it was me, about 3 miles later I seen the smoke coming from the edges of the hood,

          lucky that it burned out w/no damage to anything else,

           

          I can see you using up compressors, where you live I guess you use the a/c 9 months a year ?

          Its 100 degrees here, when you walk out of the house it feels like you're walking into an oven.

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            Yea, it happens, I think is kinda rare though,

            I smelled something burning but did'nt think it was me, about 3 miles later I seen the smoke coming from the edges of the hood,

            lucky that it burned out w/no damage to anything else,

             

            I can see you using up compressors, where you live I guess you use the a/c 9 months a year ?

            Its 100 degrees here, when you walk out of the house it feels like you're walking into an oven.

            Our heat is about 6 months on and 6 months off, but yes all in all about 9 months of the year using a/c in the car. There always seems to be a month where the heater is needed in the morning and a/c is needed by noon time. Very strange but such is life living in a desert. lol.


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              Posted: July 18, 2012, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

              My next car should be one of these.........

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                Our heat is about 6 months on and 6 months off, but yes all in all about 9 months of the year using a/c in the car. There always seems to be a month where the heater is needed in the morning and a/c is needed by noon time. Very strange but such is life living in a desert. lol.

                I always considered moving to Az someday (have friends there from college) but after experiencing all the extreme temps in the DC area, I am not sure now.  Being stuck inside in 105 heat is not fun...and then it is too hot to go for a walk, play tennis, etc.

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                  Posted: July 18, 2012, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                  Never been to phoenix area, but been to the canyon and many towns near the utah and cali. borders,

                  maybe they're a little cooler, like chainsawtown.

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                    I always considered moving to Az someday (have friends there from college) but after experiencing all the extreme temps in the DC area, I am not sure now.  Being stuck inside in 105 heat is not fun...and then it is too hot to go for a walk, play tennis, etc.

                    Ok, here's what it really looks like. And yes it is cooler as near as Flagstaff (245 miles) which has an elevation of around 5-7000 feet, where Phoenix is at 1000.

                    Outdoor stuff is not fun for around 4 months or so, but the rest of the year its like "payday" with 70 degree temps, near zero rain, zero snow....... etc... etc....

                    I use a mental block toward the heat and count the AZ State Fair that comes every October as the biggest Holiday of the year and the start of winter. I celebrate every year. lol. lol. lol.

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                      wow thanks.  Not as bad as I thought.  And I like state fairs...Halloween is my fave holiday (and I am not a crazy wiccan....lol). I think Halloween is the most creative holiday. My mental block is in January.....

                      I like all those old Ralph Haver homes around Phoenix....good prices but most need work.  Mid century ranches.

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                        Ok, here's what it really looks like. And yes it is cooler as near as Flagstaff (245 miles) which has an elevation of around 5-7000 feet, where Phoenix is at 1000.

                        Outdoor stuff is not fun for around 4 months or so, but the rest of the year its like "payday" with 70 degree temps, near zero rain, zero snow....... etc... etc....

                        I use a mental block toward the heat and count the AZ State Fair that comes every October as the biggest Holiday of the year and the start of winter. I celebrate every year. lol. lol. lol.

                        Great pic. like that veiw from the valley in any town,

                        just recovered from another power failure,

                        about 90 min. cumpchange campared to last week,

                        have not changed my mind about a generator, just thinking about which one I need, and can afford. LOL

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                          Great pic. like that veiw from the valley in any town,

                          just recovered from another power failure,

                          about 90 min. cumpchange campared to last week,

                          have not changed my mind about a generator, just thinking about which one I need, and can afford. LOL

                          I know people in TX and FL who need generators. And those who have expensive aquariums.....

                          Those sell real cheap on craig's and the want ads but I here they have a limited life.

                          My step dad in FL had one out in a shed that would run everything.

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                            I know people in TX and FL who need generators. And those who have expensive aquariums.....

                            Those sell real cheap on craig's and the want ads but I here they have a limited life.

                            My step dad in FL had one out in a shed that would run everything.

                            Yo, thanks for that Bro,

                            but,

                             maybe those used units for sale are from folks that did't buy the right capacity in the 1st place,

                            much like your Dad I think i would rather overbuy than underbuy,

                            maybe since your Dad lives in FL. he's thinking HURRICANE no ?

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                              Yo, thanks for that Bro,

                              but,

                               maybe those used units for sale are from folks that did't buy the right capacity in the 1st place,

                              much like your Dad I think i would rather overbuy than underbuy,

                              maybe since your Dad lives in FL. he's thinking HURRICANE no ?

                              Hurricane YES, lol. Complete with roll down metal door and window covers. lol.

                                 
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