Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

CraigB

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Bought 20 different lots from an auction of an import specialist parts seller that was going out of business. It's mostly Japanese pickup lamps and lenses from the 1980 & 1990s. Let's hope I can flip them for $$$.
 

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Bought 20 different lots from an auction of an import specialist parts seller that was going out of business. It's mostly Japanese pickup lamps and lenses from the 1980 & 1990s. Let's hope I can flip them for $$$.


I did the swap meet thing years ago. It should be much easier now with the tools the internet brings.
 

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You'd think. I have already put the Nissan parts up and they are driving me nuts.

You think it is any different in person? lol
 

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No, but I took photos, wrote out what the price is for each item, etc. and they either don't read or can't understand.

The same thing happens in person. As an example, one of the parts I sold is the little valve on the bottom of radiators. The sign said: $1 each, or 6 for s5. There was also another sign that said: i don't make change. Do you want to guess how many people asked me to make an exception for them? lol
 

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If you had any USDM lighting for anything I have that would be really cool, but I guess that won't be the case. Miata headlights are already the same :p
 

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A non throuple third party in our house is having their rear taillights on their 2017 Infinity stuck on. I just noticed it and the rear light switch is off the car starts but the taillights are stuck on. Any suggestions bout to pull fuses

On a 2017 anything, I would just ask the dealer.

Dacia (it's the same company) has had an issue with grease freezing in the light switch, I think, turning the lights on at night. The temporary fix is to plug the car in and let the cabin heater thaw the switch back out. :D
 

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My brother's wife grew up in Saudi Arabia in an Aramco Expat compound. Her dad had a 4wd Nissan Patrol which he went and got buried in the desert. He said some guy drove up in a Chevy Caprice and helped him out.
 

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I fear I may do something stupid next year...

Next February, the lease on my Golf ends. The buyout price is $16,xxx (forgot exact). I've been enjoying it quite a bit but I'm also way under the mileage limit despite trying to drive it whenever possible. I'm at 11,xxx mi where February 2020 should have been 15,000. This is good but I'm also wondering if buying it should the markets stay crappy is a wise decision. With all fees and lease payments, I should be around $14,xxx over the term which is good since I'm still under the residual price. What I'm thinking is since I really like my golf is to buy it should loans stay at 0% but I think that's stupid because I'll essentially be doing everything that I say is wrong when buying a car, having a stupid long loan term just to afford the car.

At the time of the lease, I thought I would not be able to afford a 4 year loan on a 25,000 car. Now that I've had a lease which was cheaper, I don't think that's such a big deal anymore. BUT! if I buy MY golf, that means I have the one German car that will live and die by me and not due to someone else's negligence or understanding on vehicle maintenance or because they beat the snot out of it.

The only 2 things I'd change about my Golf now are it's lackluster halogens that make it look like a base model turd and the rear taillights because dynamic turn signals are awesome.
 

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I just noticed something. Just when I thought that Ford's design language got more original and unique, and that Fords look less like Aston Martins nowadays...

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Yeah, I should probably do my uni homework or go watch some movie.
 

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It's not all that bad, at the end you will own the car and can drive it into oblivion. That's my plan with the Frontier. Hope it'll go 300k though...
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