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2 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

This is a really rare and unique car, would love to see it restored. 

 

Seeing the pic (would you call that a thumbnail?) on the vid and then watching the video...all I kept on hearing in my mind was this lyric :  "I think its so groovy now!"

 

 

 

 

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2021 GMC Sierra Elevation crew cab / 6.5' bed. 3.0L DuraMax / 10-spd.   It's only money.

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

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This is crazy.  You go to either Galveston or South Padre Island and there are all these kitsch images of sharks on stores, restaurants, boardwalks, etc.

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Then, when I was last there, I called a seafood restaurant to see if they had shark on the menu.  It can be tasty - I have had thrasher shark in California several times.  The lady told me that, in Texas, it is illegal to offer commercially fished shark to restaurant patrons.  So, you can't eat the shark ... and this is in Texas, a state with a big emphasis on guns and hunting, and liberties like that. 

How about passing laws that the shark can't eat you?!?

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OUCH Porsche pricing for the Panamera is Crazy. While the base still starts at $88,550, prices for options have jumped considerably and if you want the Panamera Turbo SE Hybrid Executive edition, that will start at $190,450 and run up from there. 

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Some days I feel like getting a "boulevardier" as a second car just because ...

I often search for such cars on line.

I'm thinking a '94 to '96 Caprice Classic with the small V8, an early 2000s Grand Marquis with the 4.6L V8, a mid '80s GM full size with the 4.3 V6, or something like that that an elderly person - or any other type of person - stashed in their garage and took really good care of.

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On 1/24/2021 at 10:01 AM, Robert Hall said:

 

On my job search, got about 2 weeks left on my current gig...been through 2nd interviews at two places, had a couple 1st interviews...in talking w/ recruiters late on Friday it sounds like offers may be coming Mon-Tues on a couple of them.. decisions, decisions..both companies in the fin tech space, one a contract w/ a big Western New York company (100% remote) with a traditional software development environment, the other an FTE position with a small local company that is growing and has pretty cutting-edge technology... 

...and got a very attractive offer from the small local company this afternoon that I'm mulling over...

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On 12/23/2020 at 4:29 PM, balthazar said:

 • • • ORDERED A TRUCK TODAY. • • •

So... a week ago stop at the dealer and the guy tells me the order was logged on 12/24, but that GM factories are closed down from X-mas thru the end of Jan, and they have no confirmation. Strangely, the UAW national calendar for 2020/2021 shows them going back to work on 1/3.
Anyway, my order won't get placed until more like Feb 1. ... which pushes delivery back to maybe last week of April / 1st wk of May. -SIGH-

So I've gone back to the GMClocator. Found the right configuration, sans spray-in bedliner, in central PA about 99 miles from me. My dealer told me I'd pay somewhere between MSRP and dealer invoice ($55K - $53K, so let's say $52K)... and this PA truck is $48K.

Thinking about cancelling the order, getting my deposit back and buying off-lot.

Downsides??

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6 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

...and got a very attractive offer from the small local company this afternoon that I'm mulling over...

In your line of work, things don't appear to be that cyclical ... or maybe I'm wrong about that.  STEM is typically a good route, if you're cut out to do that type of work.  Good luck with your selecting an offer that works for you.

I'm thinking you lived "Office Space" at one time or another.  That movie never stops being funny.  And, for me, the icing on the comic cake is the wound up Middle Eastern/South Asian character with the great accent.

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6 hours ago, balthazar said:

PA truck has $7700 off sticker ($5500 from national program, $2200 from dealer), provided you take delivery by 2/1.

Problem is- the truck is still in transit.

You want a Dark Sky Elevation Crew Cab Standard (6.5') Box Duramax, right?  I punched into GMC's locator and searched 250 miles from my zip, I saw zero trucks in that combo, I did see one for $48k with the short (5.5') box though (maybe I am wrong on your favored combo, or I skipped over it in the locator).  I know it is a pain waiting for a factory-ordered vehicle, I've been there.  I'd be doing the same thing you're doing.  If you can find the right one, snatch it up!

 

 

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9 hours ago, balthazar said:

Downsides??

None.  If you see something you like, especially at a better price, go get it without hesitation.

I learned when I was looking for my car, good deals don't last very long.

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14 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

...and got a very attractive offer from the small local company this afternoon that I'm mulling over...

Excellent news. 

 

51 minutes ago, ykX said:

None.  If you see something you like, especially at a better price, go get it without hesitation.

I learned when I was looking for my car, good deals don't last very long.

I still think about a few cars I didn't buy, a 68 GTO and a 57 Ford Ranchero in  particular. 

2 hours ago, ocnblu said:

You want a Dark Sky Elevation Crew Cab Standard (6.5') Box Duramax, right?  I punched into GMC's locator and searched 250 miles from my zip, I saw zero trucks in that combo, I did see one for $48k with the short (5.5') box though (maybe I am wrong on your favored combo, or I skipped over it in the locator).  I know it is a pain waiting for a factory-ordered vehicle, I've been there.  I'd be doing the same thing you're doing.  If you can find the right one, snatch it up!

 

 

Curious to see what you do in the vehicle department. Cactus Grey ranger to go with my black one wight be really nice in the C and G fleet. Although i am not going to be able to afford the special bespoke sand color (Sand Dune). 

They had a sand dune Zr2 at my local chevy dealer, it didn't hang round long before it was sold. 

Although for fifty large, I could really see myself buying a Chevy Trail Boss. 

8 hours ago, balthazar said:

PA truck has $7700 off sticker ($5500 from national program, $2200 from dealer), provided you take delivery by 2/1.

Problem is- the truck is still in transit.

That's a healthy discount. 

10 hours ago, balthazar said:

So... a week ago stop at the dealer and the guy tells me the order was logged on 12/24, but that GM factories are closed down from X-mas thru the end of Jan, and they have no confirmation. Strangely, the UAW national calendar for 2020/2021 shows them going back to work on 1/3.
Anyway, my order won't get placed until more like Feb 1. ... which pushes delivery back to maybe last week of April / 1st wk of May. -SIGH-

So I've gone back to the GMClocator. Found the right configuration, sans spray-in bedliner, in central PA about 99 miles from me. My dealer told me I'd pay somewhere between MSRP and dealer invoice ($55K - $53K, so let's say $52K)... and this PA truck is $48K.

Thinking about cancelling the order, getting my deposit back and buying off-lot.

Downsides??

No downsides other than the time you spend taking pics so the rest of us can see it. 

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My son in front, going up mount Washington this last weekend. 

Image may contain: Daniel Hachet, standing, tree, plant, sky, snow, outdoor and nature

....and the Colorado in Sand Metallic. 

 

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On 1/18/2021 at 8:39 PM, ocnblu said:

2021 Ranger STX Special Edition in Cactus Gray ~

 

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Got passed by a Bronco Sport in Cactus grey out on the interstate yesterday, I like the color more every time I see it. 

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8 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

In your line of work, things don't appear to be that cyclical ... or maybe I'm wrong about that.  STEM is typically a good route, if you're cut out to do that type of work.  Good luck with your selecting an offer that works for you.

I'm thinking you lived "Office Space" at one time or another.  That movie never stops being funny.  And, for me, the icing on the comic cake is the wound up Middle Eastern/South Asian character with the great accent.

Yes, software engineering/IT remains a strong field...plenty going on in NE Ohio, and with everyone looking for 100% remote currently, my 3 1/2 years of full time remote experience works in my favor.  

'Office Space' felt like a documentary to me..it reminded me a lot of corporate IT in the 90s.   A more recent one was the show 'Silicon Valley' which was a brilliant satire of startup company culture.

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I am escaping work...I still really like the Husky street bikes...so glad Robert Hall has a nice offer. 

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I search a 250 mile radius from my zip. 2021 Sierra 1500 count: 2200 trucks. Put it crew cab / 6.5’ bed Elevation 3.0L Duramax and it drops to 8. I’ll flex on color other than black & white are out.

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Thinking about it myself, I think I want to customer order my next car. My Equinox is kinda a rare bird, is that in 19 the Kenetic blue was only thrown a small number of LS trimmed ones (It’s only offered for LT/Premier) Though I did consider ordering mine...

My Cavalier was a custom order. I wanted it completely stripped of dealer options so that I could add my own when ready. (Plan was to customize the car)

Not sure what the next ride will be, but I would like it to my tastes......

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6 hours ago, daves87rs said:

Thinking about it myself, I think I want to customer order my next car. My Equinox is kinda a rare bird, is that in 19 the Kenetic blue was only thrown a small number of LS trimmed ones (It’s only offered for LT/Premier) Though I did consider ordering mine...

My Cavalier was a custom order. I wanted it completely stripped of dealer options so that I could add my own when ready. (Plan was to customize the car)

Not sure what the next ride will be, but I would like it to my tastes......

Getting harder to do, fewer option packages on modern cars. Which is why vehicles like the Ford Bronoc are so cool. I think there will be a lot of good choices in how to equip it. 

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First car I ever got behind the wheel of was a 71 country squire istting on my dads lap turning the steering wheel in a park with nothing else around. This video brings back fantastic memories. 

 

One more vintage Ford wagon video then I've got to get some work done. 

I could use a wagon that could swallow a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood inside of it. I love the ranger but....a wagon would be handy. 

 

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4 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

First car I ever got behind the wheel of was a 71 country squire istting on my dads lap turning the steering wheel in a park with nothing else around. This video brings back fantastic memories.  

 

Reminds me of my earliest 'driving' memories w/ my Dad...I'd sit in his lap and steer his '69 Mustang, '67 Cougar or '72 Marquis up and down our 3/4 mile driveway and on the gravel country road running past our property...must have been 1974-1975...

I also remember driving his 1961 John Deere 2010 tractor around..  found a pic of one very similar...those old tractors are neat.

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