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by harrington
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 381
Views: 42489

Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Everything Sucks is a good show
by harrington
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2012 Fiat 500 is officially the most dependable car I have ever owned
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: My 2012 Fiat 500 is officially the most dependable car I have ever owned

These are horribly reviewed cars and I am a little surprised I haven't had any issues. Maybe I just got lucky.
by harrington
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2012 Fiat 500 is officially the most dependable car I have ever owned
Replies: 19
Views: 791

My 2012 Fiat 500 is officially the most dependable car I have ever owned

110,000 trouble free miles and is a blast to drive. I bought it from a private owner with only 600 miles on it in November of 2012 for 10K. Other than normal maintenance I have not had a single issue.
by harrington
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's your cash position
Replies: 82
Views: 6623

Re: What's your cash position

40/30/30
by harrington
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What frugal thing did you do today?
Replies: 428
Views: 33774

Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

My GF is turning in her lease and they said the tread on two of the tires are at 3/32 and they wanted to charge us $300 for two new tires. Anything below 4/32 and they need to be replaced. I found two used ones that matched what was on the car with 5/32 of tread and they cost me $80 for both install...
by harrington
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wheel alignment new tires
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Wheel alignment new tires

Stop going to the dealer.....You should be able to buy 4 tires for that price. I just paid $149 for lifetime alignments. And yes you should get a wheel alignment or check it each time you buy tires. Good luck.
by harrington
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]
Replies: 261
Views: 14436

Re: For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]

Don't laugh but my DD is a 2012 Fiat 500 with just about 100,000 miles on it and it is a blast to drive. I also have a 78 MG Midget for the summer.
by harrington
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buy a new car or not?
Replies: 34
Views: 2591

Re: Buy a new car or not?

I owned the same car for a few years and it was a blast to drive. I think the mods are probably the reason you are having so many issues. Dump it...
by harrington
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Certified Used BMW, Audi or Mercedes
Replies: 53
Views: 3922

Re: Certified Used BMW, Audi or Mercedes

I would never own a BMW again once the warranty is up. This is funny....I own a 2012 Fiat which is last in JD Power ratings and it has been the most reliable car I have ever owned :?
by harrington
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Still using a 5 year old iphone 5. Who's with me? No new phones!!!
Replies: 151
Views: 8522

Re: Still using a 5 year old iphone 5. Who's with me? No new phones!!!

I just put a battery in my 5S and I see no reason to upgrade. It does everything I need it to do.
by harrington
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Elder Care Issue; Non-emergency assistance
Replies: 28
Views: 1536

Re: Elder Care Issue; Non-emergency assistance

I have had to do this multiple times. My parents are 91 and 93. My Dad called 911 and the fireman came and helped.
by harrington
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 4k UHD TVs worth it?
Replies: 66
Views: 5052

Re: 4k UHD TVs worth it?

When my 1080P Plasma TV breaks I will replace with 4K. TVs are so cheap and so much better than they used to be I just don’t see the need to upgrade ever. When I was a kid we were astonished by the Sony “big screen” 36” tv my parents bought. Probably cost $1000 1990 dollars. Piece of junk. And it t...
by harrington
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 4k UHD TVs worth it?
Replies: 66
Views: 5052

Re: 4k UHD TVs worth it?

I'm never giving up my Plasma's. The reason all those panels look great in the stores is because they turn the brightness up all the way.
by harrington
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to overcome the fear of spending money? (Buying a car)
Replies: 55
Views: 3845

Re: How to overcome the fear of spending money? (Buying a car)

I bought a four year old Miata that had 1,000 miles on it back in 2014. Drove it for a few years and sold it for $1,000 less then I paid. They are great cars. I only sold it to buy a mint condition 78 MG Midget which I will probably keep forever. The best part of owing the Midget is the $100 a year ...
by harrington
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lease a Silverado 4x4 extended cab for $152 month?
Replies: 23
Views: 2536

Re: Lease a Silverado 4x4 extended cab for $152 month?

Not possible to lease that vehicle for that price....You are leaving something out.
by harrington
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New mattress
Replies: 75
Views: 7743

Re: New mattress

I love my Saatva......
by harrington
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Trading 2015 F-150 for 2018 GMC Sierra. Dumb move?
Replies: 31
Views: 1897

Re: Trading 2015 F-150 for 2018 GMC Sierra. Dumb move?

Of course it's a dumb idea......Cars are a depreciating asset.
by harrington
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Splitting Assets in Divorce
Replies: 51
Views: 5153

Re: Splitting Assets in Divorce

I got divorced 10 years ago. We sat down on a Sunday afternoon and figured out all the logistics. I bought her out of our home and we split the $$ down the middle. Our child is grown so that wasn't an issue. I hired an attorney to draw up the papers and we split the cost of the attorney. Total legal...
by harrington
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads car purchase - with a little twist
Replies: 15
Views: 2029

Re: Bogleheads car purchase - with a little twist

You have very generous parents :sharebeer
by harrington
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a car? [Need help with strategy for purchasing a used car]
Replies: 40
Views: 4330

Re: Buying a car?

Buy a 2007-2010 Elantra. Extremely reliable and very low cost to maintain. We have one in the family and it's approaching 200,000 miles with no issues. Should be able to find one for around 5K
by harrington
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Long Term House—Any Regrets on things you didn’t do?
Replies: 48
Views: 5979

Re: Long Term House—Any Regrets on things you didn’t do?

I built a new home 16 years ago. To save 10K I eliminated the third garage which I regret to this day.
by harrington
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Another car thread - old ones?
Replies: 14
Views: 980

Re: Another car thread - old ones?

78 MG Midget and I love it.
by harrington
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I Want to Buy a Horrible, Expensive Car
Replies: 155
Views: 9451

Re: I Want to Buy a Horrible, Expensive Car

Look dude, let me say something. This year, my amazing father in law died suddenly of pancreatic cancer at age 61. poof gone Buy the car if you want the car. Life is worth living if it's worth living to you. The super frugal's will nay-say, even poke fun at you. Be reasonable with yourself, AND you...
by harrington
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hyundai quality and reliability
Replies: 41
Views: 3389

Re: Hyundai quality and reliability

I bought a 2009 Elantra and then passed it on to my son went he went to college and he is still driving it with no issues to speak ever. I believe it has around 175,000 on it.
by harrington
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Time to buy a new phone?
Replies: 29
Views: 1787

Re: Time to buy a new phone?

I just replaced my battery in my iPhone 5S for 40 bucks. Works great now.
by harrington
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can I afford it: Dodge Challenger
Replies: 122
Views: 6696

Re: Can I afford it: Dodge Challenger

TropikThunder wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:26 pm
MrNewEngland wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:10 am
Many in this thread have said this and it makes no sense to me.
The only BH-approved vehicle choice is a 10-year old Camry.

Nah, that’s an exaggeration. You could get a 10-year old Accord too, but only the LX, not the EX.
:D
by harrington
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you include your house in your net worth if you own it outright?
Replies: 89
Views: 6574

Re: Do you include your house in your net worth if you own it outright?

Should have done a search on the subject. Sorry for being lazy 😁.
by harrington
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Instant Pot users here?
Replies: 102
Views: 11203

Re: Any Instant Pot users here?

aqan wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:05 pm
Lol. Is it only me who thought it was a new kind of POT.
Nope I did too :oops:
by harrington
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you include your house in your net worth if you own it outright?
Replies: 89
Views: 6574

Do you include your house in your net worth if you own it outright?

I have read several articles and opinions on this through the years. Some say yes and others say no. Thoughts?
by harrington
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Instant Pot users here?
Replies: 102
Views: 11203

Re: Any Instant Pot users here?

Oh I thought it said pot......Never mind :D
by harrington
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I just talked myself out of a very fun mistake...
Replies: 15
Views: 1782

Re: I just talked myself out of a very fun mistake...

I understand the thinking entirely. I'm a car guy from way back. Cars I've thought about and not gone past the thinking (or test driving) stage recently: GTi Golf R STi Giulia Impreza Crosstrek GT-R I've managed to buy nothing. During my selling and buying cars constantly stage I bought a 2012 Golf...
by harrington
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Honda CRV is MotorTrend's SUV of the year
Replies: 87
Views: 8517

Re: New Honda CRV is MotorTrend's SUV of the year

trasmuss wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:42 am
My first new car was the 1973 Motor Trend Car of the Year. How could you go wrong? Unfortunately it was the Chevrolet Vega.
Mine also....A 1978 Renault Alliance.
by harrington
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Uber vs Ambulance - HUGE cost difference
Replies: 85
Views: 11044

Re: Uber vs Ambulance - HUGE cost difference

My Parents are both 90 plus years old and live 5 houses from the hospital. We have had to call the ambulance many times through the years and the cost was $1200-$1600 each time. Luckily they have excellent secondary insurance and they paid nothing out of pocket.
by harrington
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Snow Tires? Worth it?
Replies: 147
Views: 7082

Re: Snow Tires? Worth it?

I live in Buffalo NY so I consider myself an expert. The years I used snow tires there was no comparison. They are awesome. I'm retired so I just use all seasons now because I can just wait for the roads to be cleaned and salted.
by harrington
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I am buying a car: Most/Least Reliable Makes?
Replies: 83
Views: 5555

Re: I am buying a car: Most/Least Reliable Makes?

I have a Fiat 500 with over 100,000 miles and has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. Buy what you enjoy driving and don't worry about reliability issues. Any brand can have some issues.
by harrington
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Extended warranty on 2018 Outback
Replies: 47
Views: 1810

Re: Extended warranty on 2018 Outback

No No No.....Never buy an extended warranty. Worked in the industry for a bit many years ago and we were always told to push these products. But if you are thinking about it that is a decent price.
by harrington
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Okay come clean....How man people share passwords for streaming services?
Replies: 41
Views: 1750

Re: Okay come clean....How man people share passwords for streaming services?

open_circuit wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:57 pm
No, never even considered it. Is this a thing people do regularly?
Yes many do
by harrington
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Okay come clean....How man people share passwords for streaming services?
Replies: 41
Views: 1750

Okay come clean....How man people share passwords for streaming services?

I share with four others. Each pays for one service. Netflix Hulu Amazon and Showtime. No issues to speak of so far but I must admit a very small amount of guilt and can certainly afford to purchase all four myself. When I mentioned this to the others they laughed and said everyone does this and the...
by harrington
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Least/Most Reliable Carmakers Today
Replies: 31
Views: 2083

Re: Least/Most Reliable Carmakers Today

This is kind of funny......Fiat is dead last at 0 and my 2012 Fiat 500 has over 100,000 miles on it and has easily been the most reliable car I ever owned :beer
by harrington
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: selling an older car on eBay-no bites!
Replies: 65
Views: 4867

Re: selling an older car on eBay-no bites!

:oops: Hey OP just tell us what year and model....
by harrington
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I Can "Afford" This Right? (New Car)
Replies: 60
Views: 4884

Re: I Can "Afford" This Right? (New Car)

Yes you can but I hate spending money on a depreciating asset. I can afford to drive anything but I choose to drive a Fiat 500 with well over 100,000 miles on it.
by harrington
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?
Replies: 51
Views: 3943

Re: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?

Update: I didn’t realize I could open an iPad and still return it if I didn’t like it for whatever reason and I must say I absolutely love it. I haven’t used my laptop since purchasing this tablet. Well worth the $250. Thanks everyone.
by harrington
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are plasma TV's gone forever?
Replies: 36
Views: 4732

Re: Are plasma TV's gone forever?

I have a 58” Panasonic and a 58” Samsung plasma and I still love the picture on both.
by harrington
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?
Replies: 51
Views: 3943

Re: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?

to begin, why did you buy it? If you didn't have an idea why you wanted it, you weren't seeking it out, reviewing the features, etc. then it sounds like an impulse purchase. The next question is, do you do this with other things? If not fine. If yes, you might want to explore that unless you can af...
by harrington
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?
Replies: 51
Views: 3943

Re: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?

mortfree wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:59 am
iPhone 5S? Should have upgraded that.
I did.....I just put a new battery in it :D
by harrington
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?
Replies: 51
Views: 3943

Re: Should I keep the new iPad I bought or return it?

So to all the tablet owners out there do you use yours or is it sitting in a drawer someplace? What's more important is whether you'll use it! I have an iPad Pro 12 inch and an iPad Air 2. I love and use BOTH all the time but they're not for everyone. I'd try it out for awhile and return it if you ...
by harrington
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota older, "good" cars - my observations
Replies: 52
Views: 5700

Re: Toyota older, "good" cars - my observations

My Mom and Dad are 91 and 93 and no longer drive. They just gave me a 2003 Buick Century with 24,000 miles on it and it is absolutely immaculate. I'll drive it probably for 10 more years.