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Huckleberry wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:22 pm
CaleDeRoo wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:54 am

Geoff told me about this guy. He probably liked his G70 regardless of the sunroof problem? People buy VWs over and over after sunroof issues too.
I think it was that and he liked the service department by his work, saying they always treated him well. He's very picky about vehicles and I just receive updates without giving much input because everything he looks at is $50k+.
Yeah in some areas Genesis service/concierge is class leading, but in others it's just Hyundai/kia+. I really love how they look and am starting to see more here, but this area also has shit tons of Kia Stingers so it must be regional.
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Last night my LYFT from the airport was a 2005 LS430 with 335,000 miles, and it was solid, quiet, and smooth as all hell. I want one again.
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max225 wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:06 pm What sort of sunroof issues were had?

The woman’s 11 year old tsx sunroof operates flawlessly as does my euro trash 5 year old mini.

I had many sunroofs including one in a 200k mile beat to shit 328ci euro trash bmw that was 25 years old… and still no issues.

Luck of the draw ? :iono:

I’ve blown 4x as many water pumps as sunroofs.
I don't really recall with my work friend's Genesis, I think it made a bunch of odd noises or something.

I have never owned a vehicle with a sunroof. Johnny_P approved.
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SAWCE wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:35 pm Never had a sunroof issue on my GTI. Dad's old MK2 Golf had the old hand crank sunroof go out but not until after ~12 years and 300k miles.
This is well known here, but none of my previous 4 VW sunroofs ever leaked a drop. My Mk6 developed an issue where it didn't want to close once opened, but it was just a matter of cleaning and lubing the tracks and it was fine until the day it was murdered by fucking Stuart.
:wap: Where are these mangos?
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And I only replaced one water pump (so far) in 34 years of water cooled VW ownershit.
:wap: Where are these mangos?
Detroit wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:19 pm I don't understand anything anymore.
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wap wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:36 pm And I only replaced one water pump (so far) in 34 years of water cooled VW ownershit.
Do you even Oktoberfest bro?
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SAWCE wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:40 pm
wap wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:36 pm And I only replaced one water pump (so far) in 34 years of water cooled VW ownershit.
Do you even Oktoberfest bro?
Apparently not? :iono: :lol:
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CaleDeRoo wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:53 pm Last night my LYFT from the airport was a 2005 LS430 with 335,000 miles, and it was solid, quiet, and smooth as all hell. I want one again.
I love the LS460 (08-13ish), it's a tank and my original go-to after the Arr, but .gov loves taxing dinosaur remains so I've moved on and prioritize FE near the top of my needs list for 2022 and beyond.

My buddy who drives way less then I do bought a 2016 LX570 recently and let me drive it tonight. They are very well built vehicles and age like fine wine. :woodplow:
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CaleDeRoo wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:38 pm
Huckleberry wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:22 pm

I think it was that and he liked the service department by his work, saying they always treated him well. He's very picky about vehicles and I just receive updates without giving much input because everything he looks at is $50k+.
Yeah in some areas Genesis service/concierge is class leading, but in others it's just Hyundai/kia+. I really love how they look and am starting to see more here, but this area also has shit tons of Kia Stingers so it must be regional.
I see Stingers all the time around here, too. A lot more than G70s.
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Initial US allocation of GR86's hit this week. There are 141 cars nationally.

Of the 141 there are 3 in Neptune. All manual trans cars are base models only. Zero Manual Premium. Best we can tell there are around 40 manual cars total. The remaining ~100 are split 70/30 base model auto's.

New York Region and Central Atlantic Toyota will not be ordering any Manual Premium cars in for stock, and will only divert those cars to sold orders from the western regions. Last Gen GT86 Manual Premium uptake/sales was near nil for the premium models and the regions have decided to not to run the "risk" again.

Next allocation is 2 weeks for December/January. We'll see what the build mix looks like but it looks like Manual trans premium trim models are going to be rare as hen's teeth in the Northeast. Even with one of the earliest sold orders in the country, I may not see the car until March now. Which is fine, because sportscar in Winter. But still... ugh.
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fledonfoot wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:35 pm Initial US allocation of GR86's hit this week. There are 141 cars nationally.

Of the 141 there are 3 in Neptune. All manual trans cars are base models only. Zero Manual Premium. Best we can tell there are around 40 manual cars total. The remaining ~100 are split 70/30 base model auto's.

New York Region and Central Atlantic Toyota will not be ordering any Manual Premium cars in for stock, and will only divert those cars to sold orders from the western regions. Last Gen GT86 Manual Premium uptake/sales was near nil for the premium models and the regions have decided to not to run the "risk" again.

Next allocation is 2 weeks for December/January. We'll see what the build mix looks like but it looks like Manual trans premium trim models are going to be rare as hen's teeth in the Northeast. Even with one of the earliest sold orders in the country, I may not see the car until March now. Which is fine, because sportscar in Winter. But still... ugh.
Oh hey fellow allocation game player. My gal put in an order for the defender. The dealer said they “haven’t received a build allocation yet” then it gets processed in the build queue then built then aiming for April-june delivery. So we’re waiting to wait
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max225 wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:41 pm
fledonfoot wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:35 pm Initial US allocation of GR86's hit this week. There are 141 cars nationally.

Of the 141 there are 3 in Neptune. All manual trans cars are base models only. Zero Manual Premium. Best we can tell there are around 40 manual cars total. The remaining ~100 are split 70/30 base model auto's.

New York Region and Central Atlantic Toyota will not be ordering any Manual Premium cars in for stock, and will only divert those cars to sold orders from the western regions. Last Gen GT86 Manual Premium uptake/sales was near nil for the premium models and the regions have decided to not to run the "risk" again.

Next allocation is 2 weeks for December/January. We'll see what the build mix looks like but it looks like Manual trans premium trim models are going to be rare as hen's teeth in the Northeast. Even with one of the earliest sold orders in the country, I may not see the car until March now. Which is fine, because sportscar in Winter. But still... ugh.
Oh hey fellow allocation game player. My gal put in an order for the defender. The dealer said they “haven’t received a build allocation yet” then it gets processed in the build queue then built then aiming for April-june delivery. So we’re waiting to wait
Nice! Is she excited?
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CaleDeRoo wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:44 pm
max225 wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:41 pm

Oh hey fellow allocation game player. My gal put in an order for the defender. The dealer said they “haven’t received a build allocation yet” then it gets processed in the build queue then built then aiming for April-june delivery. So we’re waiting to wait
Nice! Is she excited?
Yep. But it’s just kinda funny hard to be exited when the wait time is almost an entire :plac: lifetime
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max225 wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:59 pm
CaleDeRoo wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:44 pm
Nice! Is she excited?
Yep. But it’s just kinda funny hard to be exited when the wait time is almost an entire :plac: lifetime
That really is a buzzkill, but since it's an order specced exactly how y'all want it hopefully that helps hold some of the excitement. The wait is similar to a fucking human baby, but the LR will cost you a million less over the next 20 years.
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CaleDeRoo wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:07 pm
max225 wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:59 pm

Yep. But it’s just kinda funny hard to be exited when the wait time is almost an entire :plac: lifetime
That really is a buzzkill, but since it's an order specced exactly how y'all want it hopefully that helps hold some of the excitement. The wait is similar to a fucking human baby, but the LR will cost you a million less over the next 20 years.
It really is… there is a minuscule chance that someone may cancel theirs and we can “modify” the slot … but I’m not holding my breath
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It's funny how we're so used to instant gratification with such a major purchase. Shouldn't we be willing to wait to get exactly what we want when dumping $30k+++ into something?

Hell, my 4R is built and floating in the ocean somewhere and I'm getting antsy :notsure: I'll be able to make the deal work.
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Detroit wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:41 am It's funny how we're so used to instant gratification with such a major purchase. Shouldn't we be willing to wait to get exactly what we want when dumping $30k+++ into something?

Hell, my 4R is built and floating in the ocean somewhere and I'm getting antsy :notsure: I'll be able to make the deal work.
Your deal is 3 plac lifetimes closer what’s there to be antsy about. It’ll be here within 1-2 weeks of the promised date, I wouldn’t sweat it.

My promised date has 3 different months in it.
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max225 wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:02 am
Detroit wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:41 am It's funny how we're so used to instant gratification with such a major purchase. Shouldn't we be willing to wait to get exactly what we want when dumping $30k+++ into something?

Hell, my 4R is built and floating in the ocean somewhere and I'm getting antsy :notsure: I'll be able to make the deal work.
Your deal is 3 plac lifetimes closer what’s there to be antsy about. It’ll be here within 1-2 weeks of the promised date, I wouldn’t sweat it.

My promised date has 3 different months in it.
A lot of it is contingent on the Cucktrek value, and I don't want to eat up my profit driving some rental car I REALLY don't want.
Desertbreh wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:40 pm My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.
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Detroit wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:05 am
max225 wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:02 am

Your deal is 3 plac lifetimes closer what’s there to be antsy about. It’ll be here within 1-2 weeks of the promised date, I wouldn’t sweat it.

My promised date has 3 different months in it.
A lot of it is contingent on the Cucktrek value, and I don't want to eat up my profit driving some rental car I REALLY don't want.
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max225 wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:08 am
Detroit wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:05 am
A lot of it is contingent on the Cucktrek value, and I don't want to eat up my profit driving some rental car I REALLY don't want.
:pout:
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Desertbreh wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:40 pm My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.
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Detroit wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:05 am
max225 wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:02 am

Your deal is 3 plac lifetimes closer what’s there to be antsy about. It’ll be here within 1-2 weeks of the promised date, I wouldn’t sweat it.

My promised date has 3 different months in it.
A lot of it is contingent on the Cucktrek value, and I don't want to eat up my profit driving some rental car I REALLY don't want.
Couldn’t you borrow the Tahoe from neighbor for a bit like they offered? Give them like $2-300 bucks instead of $800 in a rental
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Detroit wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:05 am
max225 wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:02 am

Your deal is 3 plac lifetimes closer what’s there to be antsy about. It’ll be here within 1-2 weeks of the promised date, I wouldn’t sweat it.

My promised date has 3 different months in it.
A lot of it is contingent on the Cucktrek value, and I don't want to eat up my profit driving some rental car I REALLY don't want.
https://turo.com/us/en/car-rental/unite ... an/1265807

Also saw a current gen Prius, and a couple other cars in the $35/day range. Doesn't seem like a bad way to go, since I know you don't want to use your neighbor's car any more than you have to. Although do you think your neighbor would be the type to get slightly upset for not taking him up on his offer?
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I low key thought about getting an SR5 special Ed for 5-6 months till the defender comes in… should I :doit: ? We got two non marked up ones in the area at 43k
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max225 wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:14 pm I low key thought about getting an SR5 special Ed for 5-6 months till the defender comes in… should I :doit: ? We got two non marked up ones in the area at 43k
Do it.

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CaleDeRoo wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:43 pm
Detroit wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:05 am
A lot of it is contingent on the Cucktrek value, and I don't want to eat up my profit driving some rental car I REALLY don't want.
https://turo.com/us/en/car-rental/unite ... an/1265807

Also saw a current gen Prius, and a couple other cars in the $35/day range. Doesn't seem like a bad way to go, since I know you don't want to use your neighbor's car any more than you have to. Although do you think your neighbor would be the type to get slightly upset for not taking him up on his offer?
Neighbor's offer was contingent on him being able to drive his Camaro instead. But we got our first snow this weekend and it's probably going to stick, so I suspect those days are done. The car has never seen salt and he doesn't want it to, and I totally get that.

We don't have Turo up here, but the Toyota :dillerman: offered to hook me up with some sort of rental if needed. Still no ETA on the 4R, so who knows how long that would be.

Cucktrek offer expires on 12/8, so I still have a bit over a week to see how things develop. I'll be curious to see what the value is at next week, hoping that I can get a new offer that's the same or more and buy myself another week or so. Biggest question is how long after I accept the offer and it expires before I have to give them the car.
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