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This whole crossover craze has gone a bit too far....

Been away for a while.. summer stuff.. figured I'd get out an live while the weather was warm. Decided to get back into riding bikes.. had given it up back in '05 after my then wife (now ex) had issue

Please go.  No one is stopping you.  There's daily nonstop service from PHL by their own Lufthansa and some American carriers as well.  Since you are seeming slightly anti-American at this juncture, I

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3 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

Whilst going through the drivethru at Walgreens this afternoon, was behind a late model Civic with an Ohio ‘Truck’ license plate.   Odd.  

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I have seen the exempt plates that government vehicles get on what is clearly personal auto's and wondered the same thing. That is odd and how do they get their personal auto with an exempt plate or commercial plate. Very bizarre. 

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2 minutes ago, David said:

I have seen the exempt plates that government vehicles get on what is clearly personal auto's and wondered the same thing. That is odd and how do they get their personal auto with an exempt plate or commercial plate. Very bizarre. 

Not sure what the deal w/ 'truck' plates in Ohio is...I've seen ordinary pickups with and without them, seen them on what are definitely commercial-use trucks and vans (i.e. HVAC service vans)...

 

Maybe the plate on the Civic expired and Bob took the plate off his truck and put on it.   A buddy of mine in Colorado did that 20 years ago---let his Suburban plates expire and put the rear plate from his Porsche 911 SC on it.   I remember riding from the airport w/ him when we returned to Denver from San Francisco on a consulting gig and the parking attendant at the airport mentioned the front and back plates didn't match...

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2 hours ago, balthazar said:

^ I was shocked to see a civic TOWING  a (admittedly World’s Tiniest) row boat on a (again; World’s Tiniest) trailer the other week.

I recently saw a late model Civic 2dr towing a small trailer w/ a Polaris side by side ATV thingy on it.

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Just for the record, I find the Chevy Bolt to be the LEAST OFFENSIVE EV on the market and I think it's a shame (but understandable given its built-in limitations) that it doesn't sell worth a darn.  Any sane CEO would have dropped it years ago due to the drain on GM's bottom line.

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As stated before [and re-verified here] - the Bolt sells VERY well for a BEV; #4 in the U.S. in 2019 at 16,418 units. Model 3 is an anomaly at 159K units, #2 prius prime was 23,630, #3 model x was 19,225. #5; Model S- 14,100. I don't think that's bad at all.

But if we don't highlight the propulsion, and look at the Bolt vs. same-class vehicle types, then no; 16K units isn't great. Would a kia soul be in that class (31,621 U.S. sales)?

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13 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Would a kia soul be in that class (31,621 U.S. sales)?

Kia moved 98,033 Souls in the USA in 2019.

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^ OK; don't know what I was looking at then.
To the point- Bolt seemingly only sells to the pool of EV consumers... which is very small. To the vehicle class segment overall, it sells poorly. Weird, but significant difference.

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8 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

Whilst going through the drivethru at Walgreens this afternoon, was behind a late model Civic with an Ohio ‘Truck’ license plate.   Odd.  

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Something I  have not seen before...though I saw a late 90s Cavalier towing a small camper last week.....

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2 hours ago, ocnblu said:

Check out this 1952 Pontiac.  I couldn't find it at first.

 

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Distracted by those Pec's and guns I see! :P 

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Some things in life are best left alone. I was not aware that in 1975 there were GM certified custom coach builders and as such with full warranty this 1975 Cadillac Eldorado went from the factory to the coach builder and was converted into a station wagon before going to the Cadillac Dealer and sold with full GM warranty.

This is one of 2 certified Eldorado station wagons built and blessed by GM.

More pictures of the interior on the link below.

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https://www.thedrive.com/news/37758/this-very-rare-custom-1975-cadillac-eldorado-station-wagon-could-be-yours-for-just-30000

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19 minutes ago, David said:

Some things in life are best left alone. I was not aware that in 1975 there were GM certified custom coach builders and as such with full warranty this 1975 Cadillac Eldorado went from the factory to the coach builder and was converted into a station wagon before going to the Cadillac Dealer and sold with full GM warranty.

This is one of 2 certified Eldorado station wagons built and blessed by GM.

More pictures of the interior on the link below.

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https://www.thedrive.com/news/37758/this-very-rare-custom-1975-cadillac-eldorado-station-wagon-could-be-yours-for-just-30000

I've seen pics of this car around...the side window treatment looks very awkward..looks like they used an A-body wagon roof and rear hatch.  

 

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This '72 deVille based wagon that used B-body wagon parts look better, IMO.  This one was owned by Elvis.Elvis-Presleys-1972-Cadillac-DeVille-estate-wagon-03-1024x590.jpeg

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This '74 would look good w/ Escalade badges..

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This Fleetwood wagon appears to have used an A-body rear roof, which looks too small and out of place, IMO..

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Been a very productive day. Started at 4am with some work to get done before the holidays.

Then went off at 6am to Costco to get Thanksgiving stuff. Since we are in lock down till December 14th, took the early hours to get everything and my wife and I will start cooking everything early Thursday but then package it up and deliver it to the doorstep of our parents, grand parents, and kids that live in their own house. Full meal plus desserts.

Once T-Day dinner is delivered, will return home to have a quiet dinner with the wife, wine and movies.

I always used to drive everyone that wanted to go to the midnight Black friday sales after we rested, but this year, I do not have to do it, so Wine Away my evening! :D 🍷

Back to today, got the Holiday lights up on the house for the wife to have it festive. Blew the yard and picked up all the leaves, so it is all clean.

Gonna go eat lunch and then out to the garden area as it is Garlic Planting time.

Have a great day everyone! :metal:

 

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Bummed a bit as my water heater decided to take a dump ( of water). Was lucky enough to get someone to put a new on in Tuesday, so no warm water for a few days.  Worried that the basement would be real bad, but it looks like I’ll just lose one panel of drywall to mold, as so far everything else is drying out nicely  as we got the water up fast....still going to be quite some money though...

Having a very small get together with my family, parents, and brother. To be safe, have air cleaners running, and masks can be worn if they want. I am around these folks regularly, so there is low risk. But with all the crazy, plan to be as careful as possible since I fall into that high risk category. Avoiding shopping this weekend anyways, as I work most of it anyways.......

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What had happened was, I was planning on ripping up my old bathroom floor (sheet goods, glued fast, big job, had to scrape, had a helper) and planning what to do next in there, but then the floor was UNDER the toilet, which needed to be replaced anyway, so now I am down to a fine finished plywood underlayment that is partially delaminated (due to a water disaster with a fridge icemaker line 16 years ago).  And one toilet in the house.

Was thinking of peel-and-stick tile, but I would have to replace the underlayment.  Then I was thinking of thick sheet goods, which might be OK, but it has to be glued fast.

So now I am on to waterproof LVP, which will easily go over the floor in its current condition, but requires careful cutting.  Got to head over to the YouTube for tips and tricks.

 

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Your toilet & fridge are in the same room??

I like the 'clic-lock' LVP tiles. Just did a bathroom floor after a subfloor repair, and it came out really nice. Peel & stick is very hit or miss due to commonly weak glue, plus they will move overtime, gapping.

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