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Sat Oct 18

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ToddTruby replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 9:50 AM

Re: oil change and checkout at Honda dealer

Which services are most urgent and what would be a reasonable cost of each at a local mechanic?

Frankly this is what you should be asking your service advisor before you even leave the dealer. They should be reviewing with you and [more]

Mon Oct 13

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ToddTruby replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:14 AM

Re: No Car Seat...No Ticket, Either

Is that also true in newer cars? I thought that passenger seats now have weight sensors, so the force of the airbag is calibrated to the passenger's size.


They are not quite that sophisticated. Typically just two stages [more]

Sun Oct 12

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ToddTruby replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:28 AM

Re: No Car Seat...No Ticket, Either

I'm sure there's a special place in hell for me since I sometimes let my 11 year old (who is taller than my mother) ride in the front seat.


I'm not condemning your parenting, but I'd like to correct this common misconception. I [more]

Fri Oct 10

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ToddTruby replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 2:10 PM

Re: Fair market value

Is she buying a new car from a new car dealer? If so have them appraise the trade and give her that plus the difference in sales tax she would have to pay by not trading (if your state offsets sales tax by trade in value). Maybe another $50 or so [more]

Tue Sep 30

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ToddTruby replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 4:41 PM

Re: Service Engine Soon

Take it to a Midas or Meineke...not one of the newer fancy ones that do mostly oil changes, but one that has been around a while, a little out of the way, grimy looking. That is where you find the old exhaust guys that know how to custom bend pipe. [more]

Thu Sep 18

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ToddTruby replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 4:33 PM

Re: Finding List of HOAs in a Zip

I suspect that's because too many of his clients would just pitch a mailer whereas they're more likely to read the HOA newsletter, attend an HOA mtg, or go to an HOA event.

I completely understand his thought process, but he has to be [more]

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ToddTruby replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 8:00 AM

Re: Oil consumption

I have read that the Porsche Cayenne has the same oil consumption issue and dealers say it's "normal".


Most manufacturers have oil consumption "issues" due to very low weight synthetics that are used to help [more]

Tue Sep 16

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ToddTruby replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 7:55 AM

Re: Finding List of HOAs in a Zip

Not a bad idea, but he needs to think it through a little. From a marketing perspective this doesn't make a lot of sense. If it did there would be lists compiled and sold. You not only need to know if there is an HOA but who manages it, do they have [more]

Sun Sep 7

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ToddTruby replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 7:52 AM

Re: Offer-bidding against listing realtor

However, I will be able to see the sale price on our property appraiser's website a few weeks later, after they close on it, and if somebody got it for $100 more than our bid,

Of course the recorded sale price is only one piece of [more]

Mon Sep 1

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ToddTruby replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:16 PM

Re: Infiniti G-35 CEL Help

Hey, check your dealer before spending any money. There is a good chance that the fault is covered under the 8 year/80,000 federal emissions warranty.

Tue Aug 26

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ToddTruby replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:35 AM

Re: Violated trade rights

I would like to own the number of shares that my father bequeathed to me.

Understand this is an emotional/sentimental issue and not a profit/logical issue.

You seem to have several reasonable alternatives, the most obvious [more]

Mon Aug 18

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ToddTruby replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 7:10 AM

Re: Oil change

7500 or 6 months is fine with the proper oil. However, even knowing that I typically use 5000 intervals because I prefer to rotate tires at that mileage and it is easier to trigger a mental reminder at 5k intervals than something like 22,500 or [more]

Thu Aug 7

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ToddTruby replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:07 PM

Re: Sears stole $750 online and won't help

I would try the school that has the relationship allowing them the percentage of sales.

Mon Aug 4

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ToddTruby replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:26 PM

Re: Worx Aerocart

I thought he was takling about the Works cart

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ToddTruby replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:10 PM

Re: Worx Aerocart

Filling that cart with just water would put it over the max load.

I think you need to redo your math.

PSU


Capacity says 300 lbs and 3 cubic feet

3 cubic feet is 22.5 gallons @ 8 lbs/Gal = 180 lbs [more]

Sun Jul 27

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ToddTruby replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:50 AM

Re: Painting stucco?

Did you realize you are replying to a 12 year old post?

Mon Jul 21

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ToddTruby replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 6:38 AM

Re: Convertible Top Replacement

I'm not cheap, or generally difficult to get along with, however, I am paying my own way through school, so I save where I can.

The problem is that you will probably save very little but his profit is significantly reduced by [more]

Sun Jul 20

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ToddTruby replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 6:49 PM

Re: Convertible Top Replacement

Buy the top from the guy. Yes, he will mark it up. You may pay slightly more than if you bought yourself (he is likely buying for less than the retail you would pay)...but you will put all the burden for ordering the right top and the warranty on [more]

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