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by Hiker-Biker
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When should I get a wheel alignment?
Replies: 36
Views: 1996

Re: When should I get a wheel alignment?

The original tires on my 2016 Mercedes, Pirelli Scorpion Verde run flats have a 600 treadwear rating, and normally should last 55k-65k miles. However, at 12k miles all 4 tires exhibited excessive tread loss but not uneven wear. Turns out many new owners of this model Mercedes report these tires typ...
by Hiker-Biker
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When should I get a wheel alignment?
Replies: 36
Views: 1996

Re: When should I get a wheel alignment?

No you don't need an alignment when you get new tires. No your tire warranty is not invalid if you don't get an alignment when installed. I suppose it's possible if there is evidence of severely uneven wear that the tire manufacturer learns of, they might fight you on your tire warranty. But tire w...
by Hiker-Biker
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to keep chiipmunks from going into gutter/underground drain connection?
Replies: 34
Views: 1641

Re: How to keep chiipmunks from going into gutter/underground drain connection?

OP here. Thanks everyone for your suggestions and sense of humor. I could not add an image, so here's a try at a "drawing" DDDD DDDD DDDD DOWNSPOUT FROM ONE STORY HOME DDDD DDDD THE UNDERGROUND DRAIN IS BIGGER THAN THE DOWN SPOUT DDDD DDDD \\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\ UNDERGROUND DRAIN PIPE THAT SITS JUST ABOV...
by Hiker-Biker
Sat May 30, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lifelong New Yorker relocating to Philly for FIRE?
Replies: 39
Views: 3079

Re: Lifelong New Yorker relocating to Philly for FIRE?

Living in Philadelphia means paying the 3.8712% Philadelphia wage tax. PA state income tax is a flat 3.07%. Living in a close in suburb near public transportation may save you money and still be walkable.
by Hiker-Biker
Sat May 30, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: IRS announces Form 1040-X electronic filing options
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: IRS announces Form 1040-X electronic filing options

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-announces-form-1040-x-electronic-filing-options-coming-this-summer-major-milestone-reached-for-electronic-returns WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Am...
by Hiker-Biker
Wed May 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Safely disinfecting frozen food packages from corona virus?
Replies: 51
Views: 3582

Re: Safely disinfecting frozen food packages from corona virus?

My wife does the shopping about every two weeks, I put the groceries away. My wife washes her hands after coming in the house and I make sure not to touch my face while handling the groceries and putting them in the refrigerator or cabinets. Then I wash my hands. That’s what we do and we’re near a h...
by Hiker-Biker
Mon May 11, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Android: how to measure GB usage
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Android: how to measure GB usage

We have Cricket with a 2 Gb data plan. Are you using Wi-Fi while at home? While using Wi-Fi, I have never exceeded 1 GB of data usage while outside the home. I also have a Moto X4 phone that tracks data usage. It is set to start at zero at the end of 30 days.
by Hiker-Biker
Fri May 08, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Rental Property - Exit Plan!
Replies: 30
Views: 3348

Re: Rental Property - Exit Plan!

I own several rentals myself, and I've researched this quite a bit for our own situation - and one of my big takeaways is that you need to consider the rental as part of your overall plan. For us, we do not need the income now, have strong W2 incomes, and find our rentals problematic but not prohib...
by Hiker-Biker
Fri May 08, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Rental Property - Exit Plan!
Replies: 30
Views: 3348

Re: Rental Property - Exit Plan!

I’m glad we’re out of the rental business and just enjoying passive investing. H-B I'm curious if you could tell me more about this. People tend to be all in on real estate or all out. I haven't heard the perspective of many people who were in the game and left. Can you share some of the reasons yo...
by Hiker-Biker
Thu May 07, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for relatively cheap cell phones
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

Re: Recommendations for relatively cheap cell phones

Thank you all so far for indulging me. I will pass this link on to her. I'm not sure I see the great benefit of wireless charging, and I doubt that she would use NFC. NFC is useful since you can use Google Pay and not expose your credit card to skimming. I have a Moto X4 and NFC is a feature I want...
by Hiker-Biker
Thu May 07, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Rental Property - Exit Plan!
Replies: 30
Views: 3348

Re: Rental Property - Exit Plan!

If you sell, you will likely owe capital gain taxes. Let’s say your basis is $253k. Your allowable depreciation is roughly $253/27.5 each year you rented the property. This reduces your basis. If you rented for 10 years, then you depreciated it by $9200 x 10 or $92000. Thus your adjusted basis would...
by Hiker-Biker
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions

UPDATE - I was not able to include a Statement regarding my recharacterization of the Roth IRA when I e-filed. I won't be using H&R Block next year because of this experience. Any suggestions whether I can mail the statement to the IRS and hope they can marry it up to my return? It doesn't make sens...
by Hiker-Biker
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: No attachments when eFiling using H&R Block's home software?
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Didn't happen when I filed Re: No Attachment Option when filing using H&R Block's home software?

Well, I'm pretty frustrated. I have the Deluxe version and I followed the instructions to the letter and there was no screen to add an attachment. So now what? Should I send a piece of paper to the IRS and hope they can marry it to my tax return? I had a statement explaining my recharacterization an...
by Hiker-Biker
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Capital One QuickSilver credit card limit
Replies: 36
Views: 1860

Re: Capital One QuickSilver credit card limit

Darn! I would love a higher limit. I probably spend ~$4,000 per month on that card. I do have 2 other cards, so not a wallet full. When I was buying stuff for my house reno, I usually couldn't put the full amount on my Capital One card at once. Now I'm upset again... Thanks everyone for chiming in....
by Hiker-Biker
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2018 Schedule D tax worksheet revised by IRS!
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: 2018 Schedule D tax worksheet revised by IRS!

So unless I get the spreadsheet that was mentioned up thread, is there no way to provide my state with an explanation why I should get an additional refund? Since my refund due to this error was $1247 and my state tax rate is 5.75%, how much will I be leaving on the table if I do nothing? The works...
by Hiker-Biker
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions

I see no way of adding a Note to this transaction using the HRB software, although I was able to add one for the withdrawal of excess contributions for my wife's transaction. I will just create a short note using Word and upload it when I e-file my return. By "Note" do you mean the required rechara...
by Hiker-Biker
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2018 Schedule D tax worksheet revised by IRS!
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: 2018 Schedule D tax worksheet revised by IRS!

I got a notice from the IRS about a 2018 schedule D error in October. Also had sale of a rental property transaction along recapture and capital gains taxes. IRS gave us a refund and interest. I thought I made an error, but saw this thread - also filed in early April. I haven’t bothered calling the...
by Hiker-Biker
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions

Update: here's the situation with figures. On Jan 3, 2019, I made a $7,000 contribution to my Roth IRA. On Jan 3, 2020, I recharacterized the $7,000 and earnings of $1774 into my T-IRA. On Jan 8, 2020, I converted the full amount in my T-IRA to my Roth IRA. I entered the $ 8774 in line 1 of the 860...
by Hiker-Biker
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions

Update: here's the situation with figures. On Jan 3, 2019, I made a $7,000 contribution to my Roth IRA. On Jan 3, 2020, I recharacterized the $7,000 and earnings of $1774 into my T-IRA. On Jan 8, 2020, I converted the full amount in my T-IRA to my Roth IRA. I entered the $ 8774 in line 1 of the 8606...
by Hiker-Biker
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions

You do report the non deductible contribution on line 1 of the 2019 8606. Why are you saying that makes for an excess contribution? The recharacterization effectively replaces your Roth contribution with the ND TIRA contribution. You are no longer treated as having made the Roth contribution after ...
by Hiker-Biker
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions

My question is what is reportable for tax year 2019 vs 2020? For his recharacterization per Form 8606 instructions on page 4: "You made a contribution to a Roth IRA and later recharacterized part or all of it in a trustee-to-trustee transfer to a traditional IRA. Report the nondeductible traditiona...
by Hiker-Biker
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: No attachments when eFiling using H&R Block's home software?
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: No attachments when eFiling using H&R Block's home software?

I think you should give it a try. Attaching a file to a tax return is not anything new. I have to assume that it works. On another thread, I posted https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=305469 earlier this week, Duckie provided me information related to attachments. The Form 8606 Ins...
by Hiker-Biker
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H & R Block requesting Donee Acknowledgment Signature for IRS Form 8283, Part IV
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: H & R Block requesting Donee Acknowledgment Signature for IRS Form 8283, Part IV

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/charitable-organizations-substantiating-noncash-contributions “For noncash donations over $5,000, the donor must attach Form 8283 to the tax return to support the charitable deduction. The donee must sign Part IV of Section B, Form ...
by Hiker-Biker
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: H & R Block requesting Donee Acknowledgment Signature for IRS Form 8283, Part IV
Replies: 2
Views: 274

H & R Block requesting Donee Acknowledgment Signature for IRS Form 8283, Part IV

H & R Block states a reminder will be generated to obtain a signature from the donee (Fidelity Charitable) for my non-cash donation of appreciated stock. Was there a change in law? I didn't encounter this when filing our 2018 return. The 8283 Form generated by Fidelity does not include any signature...
by Hiker-Biker
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions

Thank you all for the replies so far. I have to stop shooting myself in the foot. :shock:

The good thing is I did some calculations and discovered the error before more time went by.
by Hiker-Biker
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions
Replies: 14
Views: 965

2019 Tax Return & Ineligible Roth IRA contributions

In Jan 2019, I made direct Roth IRA contributions to my Roth and my wife's. This January, I found out I made a mistake as we exceeded the MAGI limits and were ineligible. :oops: I contacted Vanguard and had my contribution recharacterized to a my T-IRA and did a backdoor Roth conversion. My wife con...
by Hiker-Biker
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Suggestion: Check your credit reports, even if frozen
Replies: 21
Views: 1955

Re: Suggestion: Check your credit reports, even if frozen

I'm not sure how to check one's credit report using the free annual credit reports site if one's credit is frozen. After I froze my credit 5 years ago, I wasn't able to get a free report. Am I missing something? I have both Capital one and Discover credit cards and I keep track of my credit score th...
by Hiker-Biker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: muni bonds and the medicare 3.8% tax
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: muni bonds and the medicare 3.8% tax

Muni bond interest is excluded from the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) per the IRS. https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc559 "The NIIT doesn't apply to certain types of income that taxpayers can exclude for regular income tax purposes such as tax-exempt state or municipal bond interest, Veterans Admini...
by Hiker-Biker
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me locate the wired doorbell chime
Replies: 32
Views: 2202

Re: Help me locate the wired doorbell chime

We moved into a house that apparently has a wired doorbell chime somewhere. When I use a voltage tester near the doorbell, it sees low voltage power running. However when I press the bell button, nothing rings (there bell does work, just the come doesn't ring). I'm trying to replace the doorbell wi...
by Hiker-Biker
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2018 Schedule D tax worksheet revised by IRS!
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: 2018 Schedule D tax worksheet revised by IRS!

I got a notice from the IRS about a 2018 schedule D error in October. Also had sale of a rental property transaction along recapture and capital gains taxes. IRS gave us a refund and interest. I thought I made an error, but saw this thread - also filed in early April. I haven’t bothered calling the ...
by Hiker-Biker
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can I get the new customer rate from Verizon Fios? Or should I switch to Spectrum?
Replies: 52
Views: 5462

Re: Can I get the new customer rate from Verizon Fios? Or should I switch to Spectrum?

And...I forgot to call Fios back until I saw the new customer Fios Black Friday $40/mo ad. So I called them back today, and got $62/mo x 2 years, 75/75. Down from $92/mo, in Metro DC area. Called the cancellation Fios line that Google found for me, hold x 4 min, got a nice woman from Pittsburgh. Sh...
by Hiker-Biker
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me find some high quality cargo pants.
Replies: 63
Views: 6513

Re: Help me find some high quality cargo pants.

I like Prana cargo pants. I've gone on 100+ mile bike trips in their Zion pants and numerous hikes. This is my recommendation. I have several pair of Prana's Zion pants and they're excellent. I wouldn't wear them in a social setting though...unless you're already married or are not interested in at...
by Hiker-Biker
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help with Estimated Taxes on Sale of Rental Property
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Unexplained 2018 Tax Year Refund issued via paper check Re: Help with Estimated Taxes on Sale of Rental Property

Well, I did my own taxes and filed in early March 2019, owing a large sum of money for capital gains taxes and section 1250 gains + all these other taxes that I had only heard about... I was surprised to receive an IRS Refund Check in the mail last week. My question is: Will I receive anything in wr...
by Hiker-Biker
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mismatched flooring - discovered halfway through install
Replies: 24
Views: 2334

Re: Mismatched flooring - discovered halfway through install

Thanks for clarifying. Another point of advice. Its best to get all of your flooring materials all at the same time so that it comes from the same lot. there can still be minute differences in the same color from lot to lot. It might not matter as much for wood which has some natural variation but ...
by Hiker-Biker
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit Freeze
Replies: 18
Views: 1365

Re: Credit Freeze

My credit has been frozen for probably 5 years. Look up https://krebsonsecurity.com/ . There are 4 credit rating agencies (Innovis is the 4th) and the already mentioned ChexSystems. I have frozen all of five of them. Unfreezing them is less painful than before since it was mandated that it be free i...
by Hiker-Biker
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: finding transformer in attic with insulation (edited for correct name of component)
Replies: 36
Views: 2970

Re: finding transformer in attic with insulation (edited for correct name of component)

Dear fellow handy BHs: Our house already had blown-in insulation (I think it is what it's called) in the attic when we moved in. Now we are trying to install a Ring-type home monitoring system and cannot locate the junction box transformer with all the insulation around. Also is the transformer ind...
by Hiker-Biker
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Box wine- update and recommendations?
Replies: 73
Views: 7883

Re: Box wine- update and recommendations?

DW likes "Pour Haus," also available at Total Wine. Three liters for about $15. She also likes Bota Box Red Blend since it's a dollar cheaper.
by Hiker-Biker
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 40+% increase in auto policy (GEICO) - normal?
Replies: 74
Views: 5599

Re: 40+% increase in auto policy (GEICO) - normal?

Recently called USAA to get quotes if we move out of the DC area and Erie isn’t available. Bottom line, Erie has superior rates for auto, home owners, umbrella, and so-called inland marine. I was pleasantly surprised that disposing of an eight year old compact car and adding a much more expensive la...
by Hiker-Biker
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: State Tax Return - Muni Bond Interest minus Related "Expenses"
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: State Tax Return - Muni Bond Interest minus Related "Expenses"

I have prepared my state tax return. In the Additions to income, I have to add back in interest from other states. What is the definition of a related expense? "Interest Income from Obligations of Other States Enter the amount of any interest on obligations of other states not included in your Fede...
by Hiker-Biker
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HR Block question
Replies: 16
Views: 1319

Re: HR Block question

Thank you. That’s what I’m planning to do. However, HRB needs to be made aware of it. So especially given the high cost of state tax filing (I'm guessing - HRB cost me a lot I know that) I would print and mail with the form you believe is correct. For the last two years I've done my taxes on both H...
by Hiker-Biker
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: State Tax Return - Muni Bond Interest minus Related "Expenses"
Replies: 4
Views: 339

State Tax Return - Muni Bond Interest minus Related "Expenses"

I have prepared my state tax return. In the Additions to income, I have to add back in interest from other states. What is the definition of a related expense? "Interest Income from Obligations of Other States Enter the amount of any interest on obligations of other states not included in your Feder...
by Hiker-Biker
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1169
Views: 185943

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Back to my original post to discern why I started this thread, and continue to bump it whenever I have news or something more to say. Unfortunately, nothing has changed in the last year. Honda has not given me any reason to abandon the thread, because they've done nothing to effectively assist owne...
by Hiker-Biker
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax treatment of Mortgage interest after the sale of a Rental Condo
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Tax treatment of Mortgage interest after the sale of a Rental Condo

It seems one could argue potentially either way. The simple fact it was not rented during the period it was marketed for sale does not imply you were not trying to rent it during that period. Wouldn’t the interest still de deductible on a rental even during weeks the unit was not occupied? I would ...
by Hiker-Biker
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax treatment of Mortgage interest after the sale of a Rental Condo
Replies: 3
Views: 314

ANSWERED Re: Tax treatment of Mortgage interest while Rental Property is held for sale

I found the answer for a similar question on the Turbo Tax support forum https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2964209-rental-property-rented-for-5-months-rest-of-the-year-was-for-sale-vacant-do-i-split-the-costs-interest-taxes-between-rental-property-schedule-e-and-deductions posted in 2016. Since the ...
by Hiker-Biker
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax treatment of Mortgage interest after the sale of a Rental Condo
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Tax treatment of Mortgage interest after the sale of a Rental Condo

I am almost finished my 2018 return... The unit was rented all of Jan 2018. and sold on Mar 9, 2018. 31 days rental and total days owned was 68. There were -0- personal use days. The Schedule E worksheet apportions mortgage interest to the rental in the amount $796. The Form 1098 total interest paid...
by Hiker-Biker
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why diversification is not a viable strategy?
Replies: 252
Views: 15369

Re: Why diversification is not a viable strategy?

[/quote] I don't intend to own gold. If it gets to that point, you are at risk of someone, or a group of people taking your gold, food supplies, etc. No, I am not advocating being a prepper...but it could happen. That is why I'm considering Portugal as a potential retirement location. [/quote] Hiker...
by Hiker-Biker
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Car Values
Replies: 155
Views: 12328

Re: Best Car Values

That's my take on car values what say you? If safety of vehicle occupants factors in and you didn't care as much about fuel costs. You would likely buy a brand new base model Toyota Highlander instead (couple design yrs in, end of model yr, drive for 15 years etc etc). Statistically, overall vehicl...
by Hiker-Biker
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why diversification is not a viable strategy?
Replies: 252
Views: 15369

Re: Why diversification is not a viable strategy?

Besides the fact that gold is not a good hedge against inflation, diversification is not a magic pill. It will simply tend to reduce the effects of a market downturn. As such, it is a little unclear what the OP means by “viable”. Thesaints, Gold is not a hedge against inflation. It is a hedge again...
by Hiker-Biker
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Selling Car
Replies: 46
Views: 2381

Re: Selling Car

My point is it's not useful to argue whether or not you should sell your car on Craig's List. Some people (like my daughter) have zero anxiety and find it very natural. I imagine they just shrug off any bad experiences. Others, like my wife and I wouldn't do it for any amount of money because we're...
by Hiker-Biker
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2019 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring or Honda CR-V EXL
Replies: 69
Views: 6738

Re: 2019 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring or Honda CR-V EXL

Mazda offers lots of standard safety features such as blind spot monitoring on all its trims. Agree with previous post on limited cargo space, which is the only real drawback I see with the vehicle. Loved the cargo capacity of the Honda, but can't consider an EX trim due to the oil dilution issue w...