Page 2 of 13 FirstFirst 123456789101112 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 259

Thread: Cars: 2015

  1. #21
    He fixes the cable?
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    22,383
    Quote Originally Posted by RENCEB View Post
    Just bought a 2016 Mazda 6 Touring and I love it. Getting great mileage (32-34), Deep crystal blue with parchment/sand interior. I'll be immodest here, but it is a great looking car. I'll be interested to see how it handles a Boston winter.
    Should be fine with the right tires.

  2. #22
    Lucia Apologist
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    25,566

    Re: Cars: 2015

    So, like a dumb***, I managed to get a very slight scratch on the new car. Looks like it's just on the clear coat. Accidentally hit it with a hose end and left a 1/4" scratch.

    Anyone have any thoughts on what my best option is to get that fixed? I'd rather not do it myself since I want it done right without further damage.

    Feeling pretty sh**ty right now.

  3. #23
    wubba lubba dub dub
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    North Haverbrook
    Posts
    30,656

    Re: Cars: 2015

    Have you tried buffing it out first? You just need a buffing pad and some polish (not wax). Maguire's and 3M both make good products. If it's just a clear coat scratch then you're done just a few bucks spent. Then, if the scratch is gone and you want, wax the paint. Worse comes to worst, you didn't fix the scratch and just find a good auto body shop to do a paint match. It'll be $400-500 at a reputable shop.
    "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

    "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

    "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

  4. #24
    Lucia Apologist
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    25,566

    Re: Cars: 2015

    Its the most minor of surface scratches. Id still probably pay the $500 to get it out professionally. I want this to be as closed perfect as possible. I don't trust myself to do anything.

  5. #25
    wubba lubba dub dub
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    North Haverbrook
    Posts
    30,656

    Re: Cars: 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Its the most minor of surface scratches. Id still probably pay the $500 to get it out professionally. I want this to be as closed perfect as possible. I don't trust myself to do anything.
    Seriously, if you follow what's written on the bottle for instructions, you cannot screw up a polishing job unless you have a physical tick from Turret's Syndrome. Apply pressure, but don't try to rub through the paint.
    "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

    "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

    "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

  6. #26
    Anti-Semantic Brenthoven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Chez Rube
    Posts
    114,148

    Re: Cars: 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Its the most minor of surface scratches. Id still probably pay the $500 to get it out professionally. I want this to be as closed perfect as possible. I don't trust myself to do anything.
    Make sure to create a spreadsheet of all professionals in the area, to compare costs and reputations.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

  7. #27
    Wind up workin' in a gas station walrus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    St Alphonzos pancake breakfast
    Posts
    34,740

    Re: Cars: 2015

    first scratch on a new car sucks, once you get a few door dings from shopping or work parking lot that scratch will seem meaningless. I say just wait, worse things are going to happen to your new car
    I swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.

    Maine Hockey Love it or Leave it

  8. #28
    Lucia Apologist
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    25,566

    Re: Cars: 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    first scratch on a new car sucks, once you get a few door dings from shopping or work parking lot that scratch will seem meaningless. I say just wait, worse things are going to happen to your new car
    ha, yeah... I was just hoping to have it more than a month before it happened.

    I'll probably take it to a body shop and see what they can do. I'm sure this is child's play to them, but after dropping that kind of cash on a car, I want it to stay rust-free for as long as possible.
    Code:
    As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
    College Hockey 6       College Football 0
    BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
    Quote Originally Posted by SanTropez View Post
    May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
    He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West.

  9. #29
    Wind up workin' in a gas station walrus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    St Alphonzos pancake breakfast
    Posts
    34,740

    Re: Cars: 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    ha, yeah... I was just hoping to have it more than a month before it happened.

    I'll probably take it to a body shop and see what they can do. I'm sure this is child's play to them, but after dropping that kind of cash on a car, I want it to stay rust-free for as long as possible.
    If all it got is the clear coat, rust isn't going to be an issue. Take to a body shop. Thats what they do for a living
    I swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.

    Maine Hockey Love it or Leave it

  10. #30
    Made in the USA
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    44,952

    Re: Cars: 2015

    Never fear, road warriors, there is hope for us remaining behind the wheel! http://www.usatoday.com/videos/money...3/09/81526496/
    It was an honor to present your colors, RPI. Let's Go 'TUTE!
    May 14th, 2011, 11:00 PM ET: 2147483647

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
    Quote Originally Posted by French Rage View Post
    Ahh crap I agree exactly with what FlagDude said.
    Quote Originally Posted by jericho on rpitv's chat
    I never thought I would say this, but you are right.
    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    And yet, even if Flaggy is complete tinfoil hat, every day it looks closer and closer to the truth.
    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    So flaggy: you win.

  11. #31
    Defacing this tagline is a MAX foul Twitch Boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    #300daysofsunshine
    Posts
    17,791

    Re: Cars: 2015

    Reposted from tLodge:

    Any VW Golf GTI owners here? Would likely buy new. Everything about that car makes complete sense for me - small, good gas mileage (getting sick of filling my Wrangler, and want something I can take on a road trip without breaking the bank,) can drive it daily and hold stuff, quick enough to be interesting but not get me killed or arrested, front wheel drive (I admittedly know just enough Gran Turismo to be dangerous.) Could spring for the automatic with flappy paddles as well - wouldn't have to futz with a stick in traffic and this is one of those cars where the automatic may actually be better (it's the same dual clutch gearbox used in a lot of the Audis and the Lamborghini Huracan.)
    Michigan Tech Huskies Pep Band: No One Had The Guts...Until Now!

  12. #32
    Capt
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I'm on a boat/TPAFL
    Posts
    12,363

    Re: Cars: 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Reposted from tLodge:

    Any VW Golf GTI owners here? Would likely buy new. Everything about that car makes complete sense for me - small, good gas mileage (getting sick of filling my Wrangler, and want something I can take on a road trip without breaking the bank,) can drive it daily and hold stuff, quick enough to be interesting but not get me killed or arrested, front wheel drive (I admittedly know just enough Gran Turismo to be dangerous.) Could spring for the automatic with flappy paddles as well - wouldn't have to futz with a stick in traffic and this is one of those cars where the automatic may actually be better (it's the same dual clutch gearbox used in a lot of the Audis and the Lamborghini Huracan.)
    Just so I/we don't bog tLodge down with car jibberish, I've heard pretty good things about the GTI, I'd imagine it would suffice what you're looking to get/do.

    Ironically, my Touareg is in at the VW dealer. Threw a check engine light about a week ago, they're hoping it's a sensor buried in the deep dark caverns of the engine bay. It should probably get comfortable there, with the whole diesel emissions re-fit coming at some point too...

  13. #33
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    4

    Cars 2015

    The North American International Auto Show is starting this week. I can live without Saturn, it's Pontiac that I miss.

  14. #34
    We'll be back. Hammer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    Shopping for a defenseman to replace Lidstrom
    Posts
    36,708

    Re: Cars: 2015

    Uhhhh...the NAIAS was in mid-January.

  15. #35
    Internet Nutcase
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Bar Harbor, ME
    Posts
    3,565

    Re: Cars: 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    ha, yeah... I was just hoping to have it more than a month before it happened.
    At least it was a minor scratch.

    We bought a new car (nothing fancy, Subaru Forester) last June. In November we got rear-ended by someone in a giant pickup truck. We were stopped in traffic after a hockey game, he was 'adjusting his radio' and looked up to see the quarter mile long line of stopped traffic. Slammed his brakes and cut the wheel, but it was too late (at least he didn't hit us straight on I guess, he hit the right back corner). The impact pushed us into a pickup truck in front of us. $14,500 in damage, so not enough to for our insurance company to total it. We were thinking about trading it in when we first got it back from the body-shop (we usually buy new and keep vehicles at least 10 years and we weren't too excited about having a vehicle with almost $15K in repairs for another 9.5 years). We never got around to it, so I guess we are keeping it for now.

  16. #36
    Wind up workin' in a gas station walrus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    St Alphonzos pancake breakfast
    Posts
    34,740

    Re: Cars: 2015

    After the diesel emissions thing, why would anyone buy a VW? And I realize the GTI isn't a diesel
    I swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.

    Maine Hockey Love it or Leave it

  17. #37
    Frankenstein's Monster
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    20,093

    Re: Cars: 2015

    Mom had a real blast last week. Some friends of her's had their truck in the shop and needed to get up to Midland for a horse show. So she let them borrow her truck to let them get their trailer and horses up there. Sunday morning they go to start her truck up to leave and it doesn't turn over. They eventually get it over to a dealership up there and eventually figure out that the security module in the darn thing was shot and that told the truck to not start because it thought it was being tampered with. The simple fix for it would have been just to pull the module out and bypass it. But that it was a dealership they couldn't do that. Then they couldn't find another module anywhere because the truck is a 98 1 ton Chevy silverado. Took them most of the week before they were able to track one down from a junkyard somewhere and swap it out.
    bueller: Why is the sunset good? Why are boobs good? Why does Positrack work? Why does Ferris lose on the road and play dead at home?

    It just happens.


    nmupiccdiva: I'm sorry I missed you this weekend! I thought I saw you at the football game, but I didn't want to go up to a complete stranger and ask "are you Monster?" and have it not be you!

    leswp1: you need the Monster to fix you

    Life is active, find Balance!massage therapy Ann Arbor

  18. #38
    Capt
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I'm on a boat/TPAFL
    Posts
    12,363

    Re: Cars: 2015

    http://nyti.ms/293y63X

    Reports that VW will offer up to 10k, in addition to the option of buying back or 'fixing' affected diesel vehicles under the EPA scandal.

    Estimated cost as of these figures is just under $15 Billion.

  19. #39

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    20904/13677/07677/07621
    Posts
    34,995

    Re: Cars: 2015

    Anybody have some loose cash lying around? LOTS of loose cash!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/mo...t-auction-eve/

  20. #40
    Anti-Semantic Brenthoven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Chez Rube
    Posts
    114,148

    Re: Cars: 2015

    On the way home tonight, saw a BEAUTIFUL 1940s Packard convertible. Pristine condition, everything about it was jaw-dropping.

    Black, with tan interior, and of course the monstrous hood ornament. Pretty much stared at it for 10 minutes, eyeing it over.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •