Search found 20 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: Any Jeep enthusiasts? They seem to retain their value

This probably isn't relaxant to the new Jeeps,but my first new vehicle ever was a 1985 CJ-7. As a 20 something male at the time It was something I HAD to have. Funny that I can still remember the bottom line sticker price on it which was $10,280. Good coin for a vehicle in 1985. With that being said...
by imperialman67
Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Jeep enthusiasts? They seem to retain their value
Replies: 18
Views: 1779

Re: finding a lost thread/ subject

Help! I was very intrigued by the recent post that I think was titled "midlife crisis" I had the same feelings of inadequacy as the op when comparing my financials to other Bogels. I thought the advice and perspective given by Bogels here was quite good, so much so I was going to re-read ...
by imperialman67
Tue May 21, 2013 9:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: finding a lost thread/ subject
Replies: 4
Views: 454

finding a lost thread/ subject

Help! I was very intrigued by the recent post that I think was titled "midlife crisis" I had the same feelings of inadequacy as the op when comparing my financials to other Bogels. I thought the advice and perspective given by Bogels here was quite good, so much so I was going to re-read t...
by imperialman67
Tue May 21, 2013 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: finding a lost thread/ subject
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Timing buying a (future) classic Muscle car-Mustang BOSS

I think if you want REAL performance better go with the king, 426 Hemi :wink: One of my absolute favorties... the 1970 Hemi 'Cuda!! 8-) But, talk about $$$ (now)!! Now, those that bought one of those back in the day ended up with quite the "investment". Not that they knew it at the time t...
by imperialman67
Wed May 15, 2013 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Timing buying a (future) classic Muscle car-Mustang BOSS 302
Replies: 31
Views: 2451

Re: Timing buying a (future) classic Muscle car-Mustang BOSS

The modern cars with 30 or so computers, sensors up the wazoo etc. may become very difficult to get parts for which may effect their desirability so value . I think I'd go for something with very minimal electronics - how about a '65 289? If you want real performance, get a 427 :D Jeff I think if y...
by imperialman67
Wed May 15, 2013 8:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Timing buying a (future) classic Muscle car-Mustang BOSS 302
Replies: 31
Views: 2451

Re: best vac for car?

A very manly method indeed! - A slightly less dramatic method would be to blow it out with an air compressor if you have one - and if you don't it's always a good excuse to buy one :D .[/quote]


This is what I do also. Tasks like this make air compressors darn near a necessity. :wink:
by imperialman67
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best vac for car?
Replies: 5
Views: 914

When to drop full insurance coverage on a car?

My household currently has three insured vehicles A 2009 Kia , A 2007 Toyota ,and a 2001 Ford that my son drives back and forth to school . All three vehicles are paid for. I dropped full insurance coverage on the Ford given its age, and value. Is there a formula for when it would make sense to drop...
by imperialman67
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When to drop full insurance coverage on a car?
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Re: How To Get Rid of Old Junky Car

Scrap value for a typical car should be around $300, so I definitely wouldn't sell for less than that. As a FYI ended up junking my brothers 2001 Taurus yesterday at the local auto salvage. The car ran in theory , but had a hanging outside mirror,scrapes and dents down the side, and an interior tha...
by imperialman67
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How To Get Rid of Old Junky Car
Replies: 24
Views: 1471

Re: Rechargable vs alkaline batteries

Thank you everyone for the good advice.
Now in true Bogleheads fashion, why wouldn't my Radio Shack battery charger be a "good' charger for Enloops?
Reason I am asking is that the 2 year old AA Enloops I have seem to be performing just fine with this charger
by imperialman67
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rechargable vs alkaline batteries
Replies: 33
Views: 2689

Rechargable vs alkaline batteries

So in a Bogleheads sort of way which is more cost effective? I still have my old Radio Shack battery charger, but my rechargeable batteries are wearing out and need replacement. Kids toys no longer need to be fed ,but there are the remotes,clocks ,etc that still need AA, AAA, and 9v batteries . Pric...
by imperialman67
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:12 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rechargable vs alkaline batteries
Replies: 33
Views: 2689

Re: help with minivan decision please

As far as the temp gauge inching up a notch at idle, well thats normal anyway within reason. I should have been more specific when describing the temp gage movement on my Aztek. It would swing to 3/4 hot and beyond at random times. Didn't matter if it was sitting in the driveway or driving down the...
by imperialman67
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: help with minivan decision please
Replies: 47
Views: 3231

Re: help with minivan decision please

well take this for what its worth ,but I had a 2001 Pontiac Aztek :shock: with the same 3.4 engine as your Montana. Same problem you are describing. Loss of heat, no antifreeze in the oil, or oil in the antifreeze. Long story short ,it was the infamous leaking intake manifold gaskets that were causi...
by imperialman67
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: help with minivan decision please
Replies: 47
Views: 3231

Re: How much of a price do you put on vehicle safety?

I don't worry about it. I would never buy a Kia or Honda Fit or anything else tiny / super cheap. I'm certain the difference in safety features is negligible. The tiny (by your definition) as far as safety I would maybe agree to, but not your statement of "super cheap" 2013 Kias rate quit...
by imperialman67
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much of a price do you put on vehicle safety?
Replies: 83
Views: 2809

Re: grass trimmer?

I had a Toro cordless trimmer that lasted me about 8 years before its battery started to give out.
The only issue I had with it was that it was single line and my chain link fence ate that single line for breakfast :(
by imperialman67
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: grass trimmer?
Replies: 18
Views: 1231

Re: The most reliable 4-door sedan in 2013 is Camry?

All cars are nice when new .
If I'm looking for a car that is going to cause me the least amount of problems ,and go the most miles ,its going to be a Toyota or Honda.
by imperialman67
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The most reliable 4-door sedan in 2013 is Camry?
Replies: 57
Views: 5103

Re: What's your usual retirement day like ?

I just retired last week ( :beer ) so I can't yet speak from personal experience, but I can offer what I have observed and what went into my decision to retire early at 58. I think the key is having a passion for hobbies/causes that you can devote your newfound free time to pursuing. I can't imagin...
by imperialman67
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's your usual retirement day like ?
Replies: 184
Views: 35614

Re: First Car Purchase...$7K-$9K

Thanks, Imperialman. I've been starting to consider this option, with a good warranty and low cost financing it just might make sense. What Kia do you own? We've been looking into newer Kias - I might have to increase our target price. I have a Kia Rondo which unfortunately Kia stopped importing int...
by imperialman67
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: First Car Purchase...$7K-$9K
Replies: 45
Views: 3203

Re: First Car Purchase...$7K-$9K

I think this is one of those rare times it makes sense to buy a new car with very low or 0% financing, just because of the situation in the used car market. I also think that it doesn't make sense to buy a beater if you don't know much about cars and you are not willing to work on it when it fails....
by imperialman67
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:20 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: First Car Purchase...$7K-$9K
Replies: 45
Views: 3203

Re: water heater

On a related note, I just bought a new anode to install on my 5 year old water heater. It's something the plumber never seems to mention, but it'll definitely extend the life of the water heater. It's cheap and easy to do yourself, provided you know how to use a socket. I am told when buying a new ...
by imperialman67
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: water heater
Replies: 25
Views: 1950

Re: For those of you who have kept your cars for a long time

Our oldest vehicle is a 2001 Ford Taurus bought new. Pampered thru its life it now has 106,000 ,and we are hoping to get to the 200,000 mile mark with it It is also our only(and probably last) domestic vehicle ,as after having a horrendous and expensive lesson taught to us by our last General Motors...
by imperialman67
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: For those of you who have kept your cars for a long time...
Replies: 95
Views: 5748

Return to advanced search