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I have support to own the Corvette, she just would rather take the Beep Beep everywhere that involves both of us. :aintcare:
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D Griff wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:46 pm I have support to own the Corvette, she just would rather take the Beep Beep everywhere that involves both of us. :aintcare:
That's how it starts...
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D Griff wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:46 pm I have support to own the Corvette, she just would rather take the Beep Beep everywhere that involves both of us. :aintcare:
That's how it starts...
Exactly ... good luck getting another C5 when 99% of time is spent in a Jeep. It would be seen as a selfish act of defiance.

Imagine her spending 20-50k on something that brings you 0 joy.
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max225 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:53 pm
Detroit wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:51 pm
That's how it starts...
Exactly ... good luck getting another C5 when 99% of time is spent in a Jeep. It would be seen as a selfish act of defiance.

Imagine her spending 20-50k on something that brings you 0 joy.
You're not new to this scenario I see...

It got worse with COVID because working from home, I never go anywhere by myself because there's no reason to. I can't even justify a 3rd car when it comes down to it. I have a hard time justifying keeping the JL, but it's paid for and she "loves it forever" so it's cheaper to keep in the long run I think. It's unquestionably nicer than the cucktruck, I'm just not :fuckyeah: on it because it's one of the most generic JL specs ever.
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Detroit wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:29 pm
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It did just fine. Just was a bit weird seeing someone drive their brand new $90k sports car through active snowstorms and such.
I think it's easier to justify spending that much on a car if it's going to be a primary car. Sometimes people baby cars too much for the sake of value.
My friend washes his GTI weekly, it looks great. It’s the cleanest sub $10,000 resale value MK7 GTI ever since his is a 2015 with over 100k miles.

He gets mad at me because I don’t. My GTI is dirty AF and I haven’t washed it in months. I told him that I don’t have the time or care for it since I don’t have a garage. What good is wasting 4-5 hours of a thorough wash weekly if the car is gonna get fucked by elements 24/7 after that? It’s dirty within days.

So I just :aintcare:

In general though, with more expensive cars, I am not a fan of people babying cars instead of enjoying them. That’s like having a girlfriend/wife and not doing anything crazy/sexual with her just because the guy that might come after cares about it.

Fuck that. If I had a money to blow on cars, I’d keep them moderately clean but I think patina and other things add to the character of the car. :iono:
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razr390 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:57 pm
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I think it's easier to justify spending that much on a car if it's going to be a primary car. Sometimes people baby cars too much for the sake of value.
My friend washes his GTI weekly, it looks great. It’s the cleanest sub $10,000 resale value MK7 GTI ever since his is a 2015 with over 100k miles.

He gets mad at me because I don’t. My GTI is dirty AF and I haven’t washed it in months. I told him that I don’t have the time or care for it since I don’t have a garage. What good is wasting 4-5 hours of a thorough wash weekly if the car is gonna get fucked by elements 24/7 after that? It’s dirty within days.

So I just :aintcare:

In general though, with more expensive cars, I am not a fan of people babying cars instead of enjoying them. That’s like having a girlfriend/wife and not doing anything crazy/sexual with her just because the guy that might come after cares about it.

Fuck that. If I had a money to blow on cars, I’d keep them moderately clean but I think patina and other things add to the character of the car. :iono:
What if I told you that washing a car does more harm than good?! Especially every week :wtf:

On average people do stupid shit ... there is no denying that
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MexicanYarisTK wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:29 pm
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Glad it wasn't you with the immovable object in front of you. :sweaty:

Gotta drive safe man, sometimes that cut in isn't worth it, especially with so many :derp: on the roads.
Absolutely, I don't go all in, I just pretty much gotta be assertive until theres someone else thats even more assertive, besides, it'll make me late for what 10 seconds? Just some people are entitled and that dude in particular seemed like he needed to prove something, like perfect, your 2005 rusty Elantra has good brakes and can accelerate fast 10-15-8-15 woooooo, not partaking on shenanigans to someone I don't even know. At the end, he got stuck being on the side of the road cause thats his choice, and I was close to giving up till he had to finally stop. :ohwell:
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razr390 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:57 pm

My friend washes his GTI weekly, it looks great. It’s the cleanest sub $10,000 resale value MK7 GTI ever since his is a 2015 with over 100k miles.

He gets mad at me because I don’t. My GTI is dirty AF and I haven’t washed it in months. I told him that I don’t have the time or care for it since I don’t have a garage. What good is wasting 4-5 hours of a thorough wash weekly if the car is gonna get fucked by elements 24/7 after that? It’s dirty within days.

So I just :aintcare:

In general though, with more expensive cars, I am not a fan of people babying cars instead of enjoying them. That’s like having a girlfriend/wife and not doing anything crazy/sexual with her just because the guy that might come after cares about it.

Fuck that. If I had a money to blow on cars, I’d keep them moderately clean but I think patina and other things add to the character of the car. :iono:
What if I told you that washing a car does more harm than good?! Especially every week :wtf:

On average people do stupid shit ... there is no denying that
He does a proper job (wax, seal, etc)His car looks amazing. It’s also garaged when not driven and whatnot.

But he’s also older than me and single. Doesn’t have many hobbies outside of it. Etc. ain’t nobody got his free time.
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Detroit wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:57 pm
max225 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:53 pm

Exactly ... good luck getting another C5 when 99% of time is spent in a Jeep. It would be seen as a selfish act of defiance.

Imagine her spending 20-50k on something that brings you 0 joy.
You're not new to this scenario I see...

It got worse with COVID because working from home, I never go anywhere by myself because there's no reason to. I can't even justify a 3rd car when it comes down to it. I have a hard time justifying keeping the JL, but it's paid for and she "loves it forever" so it's cheaper to keep in the long run I think. It's unquestionably nicer than the cucktruck, I'm just not :fuckyeah: on it because it's one of the most generic JL specs ever.
Ideally I would want to get something to dick with but I don’t have the space and one of the vehicles would have to be parked outside. Also once something gets little use the fucking petty ass comments start...
Oh that thing is ugly
Is that ever going to get fixed
How much did the parts cost
Why is it taking up so much space
Can’t we move that outside
Are you ever going to enjoy it
I don’t like old cars
And on and on and on
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Detroit wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:43 pm Mine told people she loved the :poorvette: (I think to appear cool) but behind the scenes she hated the fact that it was a 3rd car and I got constant :sass: about it. After a while, it's just easier to give up. Cucklyfe
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D Griff wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:46 pm I have support to own the Corvette, she just would rather take the Beep Beep everywhere that involves both of us. :aintcare:
That's how it starts...
Eh, I've had the Corvette for years, she doesn't really GAF.

Max's point is the worst/most true :doe: Things I want for myself (basically bikes/car shit) are "just for me" versus what she wants ( :pinshit: ) is "for both of us" even though I would be perfectly happy with the hand-me-down furniture/dishes and other :bs: I had forever. The house shit is 100% her thing outside of necessities. :ohwell: She has never really questioned any purchases/expenditures I make.
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razr390 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:03 pm
max225 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:00 pm

What if I told you that washing a car does more harm than good?! Especially every week :wtf:

On average people do stupid shit ... there is no denying that
He does a proper job (wax, seal, etc)His car looks amazing. It’s also garaged when not driven and whatnot.

But he’s also older than me and single. Doesn’t have many hobbies outside of it. Etc. ain’t nobody got his free time.
There is no point in washing garaged cars weekly. They generally stay clean for about 2 months or so. Outside stuff :disgust:
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max225 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:03 pm
Detroit wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:57 pm
You're not new to this scenario I see...

It got worse with COVID because working from home, I never go anywhere by myself because there's no reason to. I can't even justify a 3rd car when it comes down to it. I have a hard time justifying keeping the JL, but it's paid for and she "loves it forever" so it's cheaper to keep in the long run I think. It's unquestionably nicer than the cucktruck, I'm just not :fuckyeah: on it because it's one of the most generic JL specs ever.
Ideally I would want to get something to dick with but I don’t have the space and one of the vehicles would have to be parked outside. Also once something gets little use the fucking petty ass comments start...
Oh that thing is ugly
Is that ever going to get fixed
How much did the parts cost
Why is it taking up so much space
Can’t we move that outside
Are you ever going to enjoy it
I don’t like old cars
And on and on and on
That’s when you pull the “wow my step mom was right about you” card, get in the TRD Pro and drive for the hills.

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D Griff wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:04 pm
Detroit wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:51 pm
That's how it starts...
Eh, I've had the Corvette for years, she doesn't really GAF.

Max's point is the worst/most true :doe: Things I want for myself (basically bikes/car shit) are "just for me" versus what she wants ( :pinshit: ) is "for both of us" even though I would be perfectly happy with the hand-me-down furniture/dishes and other :bs: I had forever. The house shit is 100% her thing outside of necessities. :ohwell: She has never really questioned any purchases/expenditures I make.
She is not dumb.. you had the vette before her... the real fun is getting another one
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D Griff wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:04 pm
Detroit wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:51 pm
That's how it starts...
Eh, I've had the Corvette for years, she doesn't really GAF.

Max's point is the worst/most true :doe: Things I want for myself (basically bikes/car shit) are "just for me" versus what she wants ( :pinshit: ) is "for both of us" even though I would be perfectly happy with the hand-me-down furniture/dishes and other :bs: I had forever. The house shit is 100% her thing outside of necessities. :ohwell: She has never really questioned any purchases/expenditures I make.
:dat: :dat: :dat:

Mine doesn't care about me spending money, she cares about me doing things for myself and not her too. That makes things really tough.
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max225 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:03 pm
Detroit wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:57 pm
You're not new to this scenario I see...

It got worse with COVID because working from home, I never go anywhere by myself because there's no reason to. I can't even justify a 3rd car when it comes down to it. I have a hard time justifying keeping the JL, but it's paid for and she "loves it forever" so it's cheaper to keep in the long run I think. It's unquestionably nicer than the cucktruck, I'm just not :fuckyeah: on it because it's one of the most generic JL specs ever.
Ideally I would want to get something to dick with but I don’t have the space and one of the vehicles would have to be parked outside. Also once something gets little use the fucking petty ass comments start...
Oh that thing is ugly
Is that ever going to get fixed
How much did the parts cost
Why is it taking up so much space
Can’t we move that outside
Are you ever going to enjoy it
I don’t like old cars
And on and on and on
Why do you have that stupid thing
Ugh, it's in the way of me getting out
I hate walking around this thing in the garage
Why don't you just get rid of this thing
etc, etc etc

Ultimately, that drove the end of some of my favorite cars. The 951, the C5, the e30 to an extent (though that one would have been tough because I had nowhere to put it at the time)
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So I washed and waxed the JT back at the end of summer for fun. Then I didn't wash it again until last week.

Incredibly, water beaded off like the wax was still these. The thing has sat outside the entire time, yet somehow the wax seems to still be doing something. It cleaned up really nice...and I think it's because I wash it so infrequently.

There's a limit...years of not washing a vehicle sitting outside will take its toll on a number of trim pieces, and sometimes the paint. But washing weekly isn't helping either.
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Detroit wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:08 pm
max225 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:03 pm

Ideally I would want to get something to dick with but I don’t have the space and one of the vehicles would have to be parked outside. Also once something gets little use the fucking petty ass comments start...
Oh that thing is ugly
Is that ever going to get fixed
How much did the parts cost
Why is it taking up so much space
Can’t we move that outside
Are you ever going to enjoy it
I don’t like old cars
And on and on and on
Why do you have that stupid thing
Ugh, it's in the way of me getting out
I hate walking around this thing in the garage
Why don't you just get rid of this thing
etc, etc etc

Ultimately, that drove the end of some of my favorite cars. The 951, the C5, the e30 to an extent (though that one would have been tough because I had nowhere to put it at the time)
Yep. Sounds about right. On a more petty level, I got a Sonos sub for our bedroom movie setup... and guess what

“It’s in the way while I walk”
“Can’t we put it somewhere else “

It’s under my side of the bed now
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I told :tits: I might trade the GTI for a cheaper more NFG car and she said

“Why, you love that thing!”

I don’t think this will last... however, we still have separate expenses and accounts and I do :pinshit: for her while keeping the car. She’s never complained about it except the bolstering on the seats because she’s gotten a little heavier post pregnancy and COVID. Also, “it’s too rough”. But oh whale
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max225 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:10 pm
Detroit wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:08 pm
Why do you have that stupid thing
Ugh, it's in the way of me getting out
I hate walking around this thing in the garage
Why don't you just get rid of this thing
etc, etc etc

Ultimately, that drove the end of some of my favorite cars. The 951, the C5, the e30 to an extent (though that one would have been tough because I had nowhere to put it at the time)
Yep. Sounds about right. On a more petty level, I got a Sonos sub for our bedroom movie setup... and guess what

“It’s in the way while I walk”
“Can’t we put it somewhere else “

It’s under my side of the bed now
Woa!

Mine actually loves spending on audio equipment oddly. We always have music going in the house, so it's important to her. She actually asked me to buy an Arc and Sub for the living room to go with the 120" projector screen and 4k projector SHE wanted :mindblown: .

And when the sub came, she commented that it "looks really pretty" and suggested multiple places for it.

I can pretty much spend whatever I want on home entertainment stuff...she just wants it to not look offensive. I'm the cheapass, I struggled with the Arc and Sub purchase personally. Sounds excellent :doe:
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razr390 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:15 pm I told :tits: I might trade the GTI for a cheaper more NFG car and she said

“Why, you love that thing!”

I don’t think this will last... however, we still have separate expenses and accounts and I do :pinshit: for her while keeping the car. She’s never complained about it except the bolstering on the seats because she’s gotten a little heavier post pregnancy and COVID. Also, “it’s too rough”. But oh whale
She might not care if she still has something she likes to ride in. Mine DGAF until it gets to be a burden and to her, that's a 3rd vehicle.

Unfortunately, we use a truck as a tool too much to not have one, so that becomes my one and only vehicle :|

If I could go back in time to when she LOVED test driving the Ram, I would have just gotten her that and not let her test a JL. I was sick of her :plac: shit and wanted to be sure that what we got we'd keep. I got my wish with the JL, but I didn't realize it was going to screw me. Oh well, there's other things to focus on rather than lighting 4-5 figures on fire with car purchases.
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Detroit wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:17 pm
max225 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:10 pm

Yep. Sounds about right. On a more petty level, I got a Sonos sub for our bedroom movie setup... and guess what

“It’s in the way while I walk”
“Can’t we put it somewhere else “

It’s under my side of the bed now
Woa!

Mine actually loves spending on audio equipment oddly. We always have music going in the house, so it's important to her. She actually asked me to buy an Arc and Sub for the living room to go with the 120" projector screen and 4k projector SHE wanted :mindblown: .

And when the sub came, she commented that it "looks really pretty" and suggested multiple places for it.

I can pretty much spend whatever I want on home entertainment stuff...she just wants it to not look offensive. I'm the cheapass, I struggled with the Arc and Sub purchase personally. Sounds excellent :doe:
I'm considering an ARC for MX. How does it sound?
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Desertbreh wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:28 pm
Detroit wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:17 pm
Woa!

Mine actually loves spending on audio equipment oddly. We always have music going in the house, so it's important to her. She actually asked me to buy an Arc and Sub for the living room to go with the 120" projector screen and 4k projector SHE wanted :mindblown: .

And when the sub came, she commented that it "looks really pretty" and suggested multiple places for it.

I can pretty much spend whatever I want on home entertainment stuff...she just wants it to not look offensive. I'm the cheapass, I struggled with the Arc and Sub purchase personally. Sounds excellent :doe:
I'm considering an ARC for MX. How does it sound?
Fantastic...it's the best sounding sound bar I've ever heard, and if you're already into the Sonos ecosystem, then it's the way to go. Save $50 by buying the Arc SL at Costco...same speaker, just missing the microphone for voice assistants :whocares:

One thing though...

It really needs a sub. It's clear that it was designed to clearly and accurately play mid-to-high notes, but it's lacking bass...especially compared to the Beam. That makes the $750 soundbar really ~$1,500 with the sub, but you will not find a better sounding setup IMO. I replaced a dedicated home theater setup (BIC America towers, Klipsch center, 12" sub, Yamaha receiver) with the Arc/Sub and don't miss the HT setup at all, especially with ease of setup and appearance. Most impressive with the Arc is the immersive sound...you can be anywhere in the room and it sounds fantastic and can get LOUD if desired.

If you just want one thing and perfect clear accurate sound isn't the #1 priority, just buy a Beam. That thing has a surprising amount of bass and has a much more balanced sound by itself. We have a Beam in our bedroom and really really like it.
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Detroit wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:10 pm So I washed and waxed the JT back at the end of summer for fun. Then I didn't wash it again until last week.

Incredibly, water beaded off like the wax was still these. The thing has sat outside the entire time, yet somehow the wax seems to still be doing something. It cleaned up really nice...and I think it's because I wash it so infrequently.

There's a limit...years of not washing a vehicle sitting outside will take its toll on a number of trim pieces, and sometimes the paint. But washing weekly isn't helping either.
Wow guys. A wind event here in the desert will deposit a layer of dust on any vehicle that is outdoors. I can live with some imperfections EXCEPT the hood. So all of you give zero fucks driving around looking over a dirty/dusty mucked up hood? That drives me nuts.
Bender wrote: No one gives a shit about Virginia
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