Milligram46

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Sun Feb 12

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 4:16 PM

Re: Car Ideas

-- SUV in size similar to the CR-V, RAV4, RX300, etc. There's a zillion of these, I know.

--AWD with proven record on snow. (We have a cabin we access in winter on steepish plowed roads)

--Good interior sound levels. My
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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 4:08 PM

Re: board shift

Think it says more about the Foolish boards and the ancient, outdated technology here.

Mon Jan 9

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 1:38 PM

Re: Sealing the garage floor

One thing to keep in mind with sealants. Many have a requirement that if putting on new concrete it is allowed to set for 30 to 60 days before being sealed. When I had my house built in 2012 I opted not to seal for that reason, thinking I would [more]

Tue Dec 20

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 11:21 PM

Re: Intermittent Wipers

As a marketer by trade, your question makes me cringe.

What Dual Stage means is that some marketer, product or content marketer, didn't bother to ask the product team what the Hell they meant when reviewing the engineer brief that said [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 11:18 PM

Re: 60k Service

Totally fine. Remember, there are 2 kinds of 60K services.

There is the 60K service the dealer wants to sell you. That is also called a cashectomy.

There is the 60K service that is outlined in your owner's manual. That is the [more]

Wed Dec 7

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 7:27 PM

Re: Convertible recommendations

As mentioned in OP, has to be extremely reliable with only low-dollar-amount maintenance needed occasionally. Do not want a moody Italian/British car.

Forget the European cars then.

Take a look at the Mustang convertible by [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 7:23 PM

Re: Convertible recommendations

I just don't think what you want exists anymore. The seats 4 comfortably is what breaks the back on your requirements.

Mercedes E-Class convertible starts at $62K - that will seat 4 adults and is under $75K new.

The problem [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 7:09 PM

Re: Convertible recommendations

With your $50k limit, I'd strongly consider searching for a 2013ish Porsche Boxster.

They wanted 10 years of reliability, not budget breaking maintenance requirements.

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:00 PM

Re: Convertible recommendations

...I would get a used Lexus IS convertible if reliability is that important...

The only way you'll get four people into a Lexus IS convertible is if you cut the arms and legs off of two people, and put their body bits in the boot.

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Milligram46 posted to the Apple board. 2:55 PM

More Battery Complaints

The new Macbooks are racked by complaints about graphical problems and extremely short battery life. Apparently there is a glitch in the GPU and AAPL is working on a software fix.

The juxtaposition of the Microsoft launch of their products [more]

Tue Dec 6

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 11:39 PM

Re: Convertible recommendations

Wow, not a whole lot of choices given your requirements.

10 years of reliability and no higher than $50K that can seat 4-adults eliminates Mercedes, Audi and BMW.

The Mustang and Camaro have rear seats that are torture [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 11:35 PM

Re: Subaru Chains

I live in Washington state. The deal when you have a AWD/4WD vehicle when you get to the chains required and the police are inspecting at the pass.

If you have designated snow tires on, they'll generally let you go.

I know on at [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 11:26 PM

Re: Watch

The watch is doing about as well as I expected and posted here it would.

Not a disaster or failure by any measure, but not the "next big thing," either. When you consider the R&D work that went into the development for both [more]

Sun Dec 4

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 6:08 PM

Re: $2k into a $2k car?

but you couldn't pay me to own another VW

VW owners fall into two categories

1) I will never own a VW again
2) Replacing ignition coils every 30K miles and burning 1 quart of oil every 2,000 miles on a car with 60K [more]

Wed Nov 30

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 4:09 PM

Re: $2k into a $2k car?

I've got a 1992 Civic that's worth about a thousand bucks. Over the course of the next year I plan to sink about four thou into it. But I'll keep it for at least another decade, so the cost analysis isn't related to the value, but [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 4:02 PM

Re: $2k into a $2k car?

Tardy to this party...

...Btw, the car in question is a 2007 Subaru Outback with 120k miles that needs a new catalytic converter (double-cat, so about $1600 at the independent mech). It's otherwise in good condition. If it were mine, [more]

Mon Nov 7

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 2:08 PM

Re: Price cuts

...The 13-inch MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar is already on sale, and reviews have been coming out — including our own — critical of Apple’s decision to use USB-C ports exclusively, effectively mandating that buyers use adapters to get anything [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 2:04 PM

Re: Price cuts

The fact that dongles is likely Apple's next billion dollar business depresses me as a shareholder.

Wed Nov 2

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 2:00 PM

Re: Ah, the joys of Porsche ownership

You know, some of us tried...

Tue Nov 1

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