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archiestone
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El Californio

Mar 3rd, 2018 11:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

This is why you never name a car.

HenryJ
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Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Mar 3rd, 2018 11:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

The last 4 cars I have purchased have been Hondas. 2 Accords and 2 CR-Vs. Very reliable vehicles.

Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Mar 3rd, 2018 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

CG, I looked at the Toyota version of your Lexus just a little bit.

Man, those things hold their value! And I like them, but they are bigger than what I need.

I have a friend who has one, same vintage as yours. He bought it new, and has no intention of getting rid of it anytime soon. He's one of the reasons I was more than willing to switch to Toyota.

HeavyDuty
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Northeast IL

Not very bright but does lack ambition
Mar 3rd, 2018 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

I was afraid to open this thread.

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Mar 3rd, 2018 03:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

Rag, the Land Cruiser is bigger than I *need* too but not bigger than I *want*. At 6' and 180#, I don't want a small car as my daily driver; my Miata reminded me of that. The LC is a bit of a gas hog, especially with my heavy BFG 265/16/75 KO2 tires, but the 14.5-15 mpg I get is a price I have no problem paying as I only drive 6000-7000 miles annually. That's under 500 gallons or regular per year. I remember calculating (when gas was over $3 a gallon) that it would cost me an extra $50 a month over something that got 25 mpg. So worth it.

Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Mar 8th, 2018 11:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

It just occurred to me that, in selling my Pilot, I sold my last cassette player too.

Yes, it had a factory cassette player in it.

And I have 50 or 60 homemade cassettes, now with nothing to play them in. These are really excellent cassettes, recorded by myself on Maxell UDXLIIs, usually from a brand-new album that I just brought home. And they still sound great, way better than any store-bought cassette.

Wonder if I can find a used boom box on CL, maybe?

Hammond101
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So. Cal. USA

Mar 9th, 2018 10:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

There are a few cars I really miss. The '72 TR6, '74 MG Midget, '78 Camaro, '57 Chevy and the '63 Nova SS Ragtop. Blood sweat and tears with each or these.

I've never owned a Honda car, only bikes.

I'm involved with Honda in the day job doing application engineering for their general purpose engine line. They pay painstaking attention to detail. I've never owned one as I need a pickup to tow the boat and a Ridgeline, basically I pilot in truck clothing isn't big enough.

I still have my 2000 Tundra V8 purchased in August of 1999. 430K on the clock and it still runs like a champ. I still have not cracked a gasket on the engine or trans. It has never left me on the side of the road.

I had to put a fan support bearing and bracket in it about 6 weeks ago. It took me about an hour and a half to tear it down and get a new one in there. I might be buried in this thing.

I like the Land Cruiser/LX after the change to the 4.7 V8 and looked for one but found a clean low mile '02 Sequoia in November of '16 so I bought it. It has about 140K on the clock now and has been trouble free for about a year and a half. The thing is amazing on the highway. I've run it to Phoenix and Vegas a couple of times and love it on the open road. It has a working cassette player! (and 6 disc CD changer) It needs an aux. jack!

On the Honda side I'd like to find an S2000. They seem either beat to death or going for more money than I feel they are worth. Other than a weak clutch they are great cars.

Honda should build a rear drive V6 Prelude. I'd buy that.

HenryJ
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Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Mar 9th, 2018 11:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hey Ragtop, when we traded in our 2006 Honda CR-V, we traded in a vehicle that had both a CD player and a cassette player.

I also have a lot of homemade cassette tapes that I made back in the 80s and 90s. Most have not been played in ages.

Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Mar 9th, 2018 12:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

H101, you wouldn't believe the number of Tundras and Tacomas up here in the High Rockies, they are hugely popular. And I just bought a used Highlander to replace the Pilot and really like it. And a V-6 Prelude? Hell yeah, sign me up!

HenryJ, I was thinking about my cassettes and know that I have two that I really like but only have on cassette, no other medium. And I recorded both of them: 1) that excellent solo album by Robbie Robertson, and 2) Chris Rea's "New Light Through Old Windows." Those 2 I played frequently.

I used to have a good old Sony boombox, but moved recently and can't find it now. It might be in my mom's basement back in Elkhorn. Hope so.

Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Mar 9th, 2018 01:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

I just got home. Drove down to town, ran some errands, and drove back.

Saw my old friend twice, driven by my neighbor who bought it. Once on the highway and once parked at his office.

Weird. This might take some getting used to.

tahitijack
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Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Mar 9th, 2018 01:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

If you have cattle you don't allow your kids to name them. Some of you can explain why.....

HenryJ
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Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Mar 9th, 2018 02:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Tahitijack: "If you have cattle you don't allow your kids to name them. Some of you can explain why..."

Kay Robertson, of the Duck Dynasty Robertsons, says "If it has a name, it's a pet. Otherwise, it's dinner!"


saturn
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Mar 9th, 2018 04:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Great to hear it! We ought not to be throwing old cars in the trash purely on age alone.

My current 'newest' Range Rover is also 2002, and is one hell of a machine. Apart from the usual electrical niggles, it is like having a sports car mixed with a tank. It just does everything, apart from actually floating.

Always emotional parting with vehicles you love.



Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Mar 9th, 2018 04:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, saturn, glad it's not just me.

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