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Old 11-19-2008, 08:15 PM   #61
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:25 PM   #62
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:26 PM   #63
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:29 PM   #64
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:33 PM   #65
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:28 PM   #66
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:50 PM   #67
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Are you trying to tell us something ? Is a little Lawrence on the way ?
LOL. No, not yet, we don't put that many miles on in 9 months! We are going to start "trying" next spring because DW wants to be able to have a mai tai or three on our Hawaii vacation. We should be able to cram the kids in the Jeep at first, but once the youngest is to toddler phase we'll need the van.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:00 PM   #68
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T-Al, thought about getting a small utility trailer for your car? My cousin did this so they only have one car -- a VW GTI. Works great for them, and they do a lot of lumber/firewood/rock hauling with it. You might have to do two smaller loads, but you'd save money on registration, insurance and gas so would probably come out ahead.
Until he wrecks the transaxle or clutch, or finds himself at the bottom of a hill without the torque to get up. However, he would come out way ahead if he started just buying his firewood. Let some country dude with an old 2 ton dump bring a years supply, a year ahead, every fall.

Not only is it better for the back, it is much cheaper. And the time he saves he can spend losing more money in the market.

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The worst is that I put oil in the truck, and it mostly just sits there, and then in six months, I take the oil out and replace it.
Huh?........Why?
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Even though the miata is older, we might get rid of the VW first.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:42 AM   #71
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2004 Toyota Highlander - love it.
2002 C320 Mercedes Wagon - I don't like it, but was MIL's car and DW can't bear to part with it yet.
2002 VW Beetle TDI - fabulous car, gets 45/50 mpg. I agree they've lost their way, they don't offer the TDI Beetle anymore.
I love my VW (when I don't have to repair anything!). It is a heavy car, I love driving it (I got the 1.8T engine), plenty of power, good mpg, all steel construction, etc... For years I had a VW 1985 golf and, like the old beetles, this thing was indestructible and I loved it (though the A/C was crap). But I have been disappointed by the quality of the new VWs and repair costs are out of control. Changing the battery cost me almost $500, a simple bulb replacement was like $100. This is getting ridiculous. The TDI models are great. Lots of people seek those out to run them on recycled vegetable oil.
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