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The "Manhattan Clam Chowder Sucks" 500
JadeRose Offline
#1 Posted:
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New England for the win.

Carry on
RiverRatRuss Offline
#2 Posted:
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JadeRose wrote:
New England for the win.

Carry on


I agree!!!
reminds me of a time I was working with the 177th FTW outa Jersey.... we were sitting in a bar by the bay and I asked the bartender How's the Chowder here? he say's Fugg if he knew!!! He don't eat nothing that comes outa the waters around here? Stumped I asked him why? He just pointed out the window as the Garbage Barge was passing by heading out for the morning DUMP!!! d'oh! Shame on you Shame on you Shame on you Herfing
Ram27 Offline
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Jade for the win. ram27bat

Title d'oh!
HockeyDad Offline
#4 Posted:
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Don’t make me post a recipe again.
danmdevries Offline
#5 Posted:
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Congrats jade
danmdevries Offline
#6 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
FCA?


Fiat/Chrysler America's

Not even FCA anymore, it's Stellantis.

Not a good sign when your corporation is bought out by Fiat. Even worse when that conglomeration gets merged with the French automotive industry.

Gene363 Offline
#7 Posted:
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Congratulations!

And no soup for me. fog
8trackdisco Offline
#8 Posted:
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danmdevries wrote:
Even worse when that conglomeration gets merged with the French automotive industry.


Look out- Hockeydad is lurking. You are bound to get a 'viva le France' if you aren't careful.
HockeyDad Offline
#9 Posted:
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I ain’t defending no French cars.
8trackdisco Offline
#10 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
I ain’t defending no French cars.



Sacrebleu! Lack of defending Le France feigned outrage!

In other news, your Texas accent is improving.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#11 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
Posts: 52,925
So no Viva Le Car?


https://www.foxnews.com/auto/renault-5-lecar-returning-electric-vehicle
danmdevries Offline
#12 Posted:
Joined: 02-11-2014
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I'd probably consider a chinese or soviet car before a French one. And now one of the US "big three" is owned by the French. Only downhill from here.
HockeyDad Offline
#13 Posted:
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Posts: 44,269
Pronounce the brand Renault. It says it right in the name. Just like when someone asks if they should move to Fresno.
Gene363 Offline
#14 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 28,796
French Car Design?

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, AKA "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers"

"The French copy no one, and no one copies the French."
DrMaddVibe Offline
#15 Posted:
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Frying pan Frying pan Frying pan

I'm no mechanic but I'll listen to them when they're on
Stogie1020 Offline
#16 Posted:
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Congrats on the new Jeep DrMaddVibe!
MACS Offline
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8trackdisco wrote:
FCA?


Yeah... as Danm said, Fiat Chrysler of America. Dodge, RAM, Jeep, Chrysler all fall under their umbrella.
MACS Offline
#18 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
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So the visit to the dealer with the truck went amazingly well. Stand by for a short story....

Call USAA for roadside assistance (parked in front of my house). Guy shows up in the tow truck, checks the battery... low voltage. Uses his jump start pack to get it started and checks the alternator... 14+ volts, good.

Tells me, "Don't turn it off... drive to the dealer and let them check it out". It's the battery.

Went to the dealer, drove up to the service advisor, she takes down my info and listens to the issue. While she is filling out the paperwork, we're chatting and I tell her I need the truck because we're a 1 car household at the moment and the wife and I have been looking. She assures me they'll get the battery replaced at no charge asap.

As I sit in the waiting area she comes over to me with another young lady (in sales) and says... this is Kiki, she's in sales... maybe we have something you're looking for. She asks what the wife wants and I tell her we've looked at small SUV's, the Venza, RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, etc... she asks if she may want a Jeep Compass, uh... no thanks.

They had a 2020 RAV4 EXL Premium on the lot with only 9,158 miles on the Odometer. Huh... so how much ya want for it?

Turns out they wanted 3100 more than I wanted to pay, so I told the sales manager if he would agree to that same price AFTER Tax, Title and Tag... I'd go get him a cashier's check. After a brief how 'bout this / No, I gave you my terms... deal struck.

Momma has a dark grey 2020 RAV4 with all da bells and whistles.

So strange how a day that started out with an "Awwww, f--k" ended with our short search for momma's next car coming to an end and my "Awwww, f--k" moment being nothing but a battery covered under warranty.

Pray Pray
DrafterX Offline
#19 Posted:
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Did they throw in a bucket of fried chikens..?? Huh
Ram27 Offline
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Wonderful MAC,happy motoring. Applause
You also Doc.Applause
DrMaddVibe Offline
#21 Posted:
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Stogie1020 wrote:
Congrats on the new Jeep DrMaddVibe!



Thanks...I'm super stoked...lots of bells and whistles with this one...Black with Tan leather interior...I opened the door before my wife and KNEW she was gonna love it. I closed it shut and asked her to come over and look at this one...sure enough her mouth opened and she looked at me with that "Can you believe this!" look. Went for a test drive and asked our saleslady if I could jump on it. She was like "Yeah...go for it!". The 3.0 V6 Eco Diesel was a big plus for me with this and man does it haul ass. It already has Rockstar rims and meaty off road tires custom lights and running boards. I don't think I'm going to be able to pry this away from her. It sure is nice.

edit...Thanks Ram! Also, MACS...happy wife happy life riiight?
MACS Offline
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DrafterX wrote:
Did they throw in a bucket of fried chikens..?? Huh


No, but I did get a Mopar hat and a Mopar bottle opener keychain. I kept those and gave the wife the Toyota keychains I kept from when I had my Tacoma. Laugh

A bucket of fried chikens sure woulda hit da spot, tho... Mellow
MACS Offline
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
edit...Thanks Ram! Also, MACS...happy wife happy life riiight?


Yessiree... and congrats to you as well, bro. I really hope you have a Wednesday Eco diesel... mine was problematic. Inside 25k was in the shop twice for the same issue (EGR emissions crap), but I had a 2018. Maybe they've fixed the EGR issues. Pray
Gene363 Offline
#24 Posted:
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Congratulations to both Macs and DMV!
Mr. Jones Offline
#25 Posted:
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Millionaires galore .....

on this DISCOUNT CIGAR SITE !!!!

πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈ

BWUHAHAHAHA!!!

CAN I INTREST YOU IN A "USED CREAME PUFF 2003
SAAB " with various dents and scratches, a slipping tranny,
New brakes, N.O. A/C...IT BLOWS H.E.A.T., BROKEN REAR DEFROSTER, BROKEN CRUISE CONTROL, SHIFTER HELD TOGETHER WITH PLUMBERS PUTTY, HEADLINER FALLING IN BACK SEAT, SEMI BROKEN SUN ROOF, FOGGED BAD PLASTIC HEADLIGHTS, TAIL LIGHTS THAT BURN OUT EVERY 6 MONTHS, EXHAUST LEAK, OIL LEAK, COOLANT LEAKS WITH 188,000 CREME PUFF MILES ON IT...
??????
HockeyDad Offline
#26 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
Posts: 44,269
Made Vietnamese beef stew with star anise and lemongrass for lunch. Leftovers for tomorrow lunch. Yummy!
deadeyedick Offline
#27 Posted:
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Posts: 15,056
Gene363 wrote:
Congratulations to both Macs and DMV!


Yes, congrats!

Wife and I have been on the lookout for a used Wrangler to leave at the mountain house for back roads in the mountains. Thinking the short wheelbase, maybe a lift for bad roads and 4 wheeling, maybe a Little Rock crawling. Saw one with less than 100K and never been on dirt but he wanted more than I want to spend on a truck that will sit most of the time.

I have owned 3 older Wranglers, 2 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 3 Toyota Land Cruiser F40s in my hunting and fishing days but nothing recently.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#28 Posted:
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Macs, you need to teach danm your secret to getting service at the dealer
Stogie1020 Offline
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Mr. Jones wrote:
Millionaires galore .....

on this DISCOUNT CIGAR SITE !!!!

πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈ

BWUHAHAHAHA!!!

CAN I INTREST YOU IN A "USED CREAME PUFF 2003
SAAB " with various dents and scratches, a slipping tranny,
New brakes, N.O. A/C...IT BLOWS H.E.A.T., BROKEN REAR DEFROSTER, BROKEN CRUISE CONTROL, SHIFTER HELD TOGETHER WITH PLUMBERS PUTTY, HEADLINER FALLING IN BACK SEAT, SEMI BROKEN SUN ROOF, FOGGED BAD PLASTIC HEADLIGHTS, TAIL LIGHTS THAT BURN OUT EVERY 6 MONTHS, EXHAUST LEAK, OIL LEAK, COOLANT LEAKS WITH 188,000 CREME PUFF MILES ON IT...
??????


What's a "SAAB"???







Flapper
deadeyedick Offline
#30 Posted:
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Stogie1020 wrote:
What's a "SAAB"???







Flapper



It's what ya do iffn ya own one.Crying
MACS Offline
#31 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Macs, you need to teach danm your secret to getting service at the dealer


It has to be my remarkable boyish good looks and charm. LOL

Well, we know that ain't it... I dunno, man. Perhaps it was that I bought the truck new from a DCJR dealer and it was still under the factory warranty with only a shade over 26k miles in 2.5 years? I mean... 3y/36k they cover every-damn-thing.

After the 3 years or 36k it may have been a different story. They probably would have pro-rated the battery usage and charged me some.
deadeyedick Offline
#32 Posted:
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My battery died at 28K miles on the CRV but it was past the 3 year mark. (covid times) I had AAA come out and replace it for $189, but then started thinking even a OE battery should last longer than that so I complained to the Honda rep and they sent me a $250 gift card good for any service or parts.

danmdevries Offline
#33 Posted:
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Macs. A coworker of mine went from a Range Rover to an Audi Q7? And then most recently a fully optioned Mazda CX something. Said she likes the Mazda better than the Rover or the audi
deadeyedick Offline
#34 Posted:
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Wifey always wanted a Land Rover Discovery so I bought her one for her 50th birthday. Shortly after the warranty expired we started having all kinds of expensive problems. Things like window regulators at $500 a pop other electrical issues. Happy to be rid of it after 4-5 years. Only thing worse would be a French auto.
MACS Offline
#35 Posted:
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Tried to convince the wife the CX-5 Signature Turbo was the way to go. Mostly because I wanted to drive it, too... but she's satisfied... so my work is done here.
Gene363 Offline
#36 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 28,796
deadeyedick wrote:
Yes, congrats!

Wife and I have been on the lookout for a used Wrangler to leave at the mountain house for back roads in the mountains. Thinking the short wheelbase, maybe a lift for bad roads and 4 wheeling, maybe a Little Rock crawling. Saw one with less than 100K and never been on dirt but he wanted more than I want to spend on a truck that will sit most of the time.

I have owned 3 older Wranglers, 2 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 3 Toyota Land Cruiser F40s in my hunting and fishing days but nothing recently.


Our older son recently found a good used Cherokee, it was already lifted, had new large wheels/tires, and some other upgrades. Our son installed a special driveshaft needed for the lift kit, converted the rear axel to disk brakes, replaced everything on the front brakes, replaced the shocks that match the lift kit, replaced a cracked distributor, replaced the fuel injectors with an improved model, and installed a better sound system. The Cherokee will soon be his daily driver, his wife will get his Chevy Colorado, and our granddaughter will get our daughter inlaw's Rogue.
Mr. Jones Offline
#37 Posted:
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Land Rovers and Audi's are great cars...
When they work...
They are awesome rides and status symbols...

They exude...

"I have really made it...look at me you mere peon..."

But when they break???

Well $1,000 -$3,000 is the normal yearly upkeep on any
L.R.and Audi that is over 3 yrs old or over 50K in miles...
And
When they turn 5-7 yrs old ...it's $3,000-6,000 in repairs per yr or every 18 months..
That is WRITTEN IN STONE...
SAME FOR MERCEDES , BMW, JAGUAR, ROLLS ROYCE, ANY ITALIAN CAR...


IF YOU WANT A CHEAP RELIABLE CAR THAT EXUDES STATUS WITH CLASS...

BUY A LEXUS

HANDS DOWN...SOME GO 300K-400K miles with little or barely any big repairs ever...

Ask "the CAR WIZARD " ON YOUTUBE...
HockeyDad Offline
#38 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Tried to convince the wife the CX-5 Signature Turbo was the way to go. Mostly because I wanted to drive it, too... but she's satisfied... so my work is done here.


When I moved to Cali I sold my Ram 1500 and bought a Mazda CX-5. Great little SUV. That was my Silicon Valley commuter vehicle. It got upgraded to my BMW during β€˜Rona.

Daughter just sold her Honda CRV when she moved to NYC.

There’s a lot of good vehicles in the small SUV category. Prolly not gonna go wrong with the Toyota.
danmdevries Offline
#39 Posted:
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If you want a good car, get a Toyota.

If you want a good car that's engaging to drive, get a Honda.
tonygraz Offline
#40 Posted:
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Mr. Jones wrote:
Millionaires galore .....

on this DISCOUNT CIGAR SITE !!!!

πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈ

BWUHAHAHAHA!!!

CAN I INTREST YOU IN A "USED CREAME PUFF 2003
SAAB " with various dents and scratches, a slipping tranny,
New brakes, N.O. A/C...IT BLOWS H.E.A.T., BROKEN REAR DEFROSTER, BROKEN CRUISE CONTROL, SHIFTER HELD TOGETHER WITH PLUMBERS PUTTY, HEADLINER FALLING IN BACK SEAT, SEMI BROKEN SUN ROOF, FOGGED BAD PLASTIC HEADLIGHTS, TAIL LIGHTS THAT BURN OUT EVERY 6 MONTHS, EXHAUST LEAK, OIL LEAK, COOLANT LEAKS WITH 188,000 CREME PUFF MILES ON IT...
??????



So you've been dumpster diving again !
MACS Offline
#41 Posted:
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danmdevries wrote:
If you want a good car, get a Toyota.

If you want a good car that's engaging to drive, get a Honda.


I've had a Toyota, Hondas, Nissan, Geos, Infinitis, Lexus, Mercedes, RAMs... and my favorite by a long shot were the 2 Infinitis. Just my experience. Most fun to drive, reliable and zero issues.

Best handling car was the Mercedes. Too expensive to maintain and repair.
dkeage Offline
#42 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
I've had a Toyota, Hondas, Nissan, Geos, Infinitis, Lexus, Mercedes, RAMs... and my favorite by a long shot were the 2 Infinitis. Just my experience. Most fun to drive, reliable and zero issues.

Best handling car was the Mercedes. Too expensive to maintain and repair.

Why do you hate America? Not talking
delta1 Offline
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RAM is American
frankj1 Offline
#44 Posted:
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Mr. Jones wrote:
Millionaires galore .....

on this DISCOUNT CIGAR SITE !!!!

πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈ

BWUHAHAHAHA!!!

CAN I INTREST YOU IN A "USED CREAME PUFF 2003
SAAB " with various dents and scratches, a slipping tranny,
New brakes, N.O. A/C...IT BLOWS H.E.A.T., BROKEN REAR DEFROSTER, BROKEN CRUISE CONTROL, SHIFTER HELD TOGETHER WITH PLUMBERS PUTTY, HEADLINER FALLING IN BACK SEAT, SEMI BROKEN SUN ROOF, FOGGED BAD PLASTIC HEADLIGHTS, TAIL LIGHTS THAT BURN OUT EVERY 6 MONTHS, EXHAUST LEAK, OIL LEAK, COOLANT LEAKS WITH 188,000 CREME PUFF MILES ON IT...
??????

new brakes?
hmmmmmm...

how much you want?
delta1 Offline
#45 Posted:
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a "slipping tranny"?

in which direction?
Sunoverbeach Offline
#46 Posted:
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Posts: 13,259
MACS wrote:
Tried to convince the wife the CX-5 Signature Turbo was the way to go. Mostly because I wanted to drive it, too... but she's satisfied... so my work is done here.

I test drove one when we were looking. It was fun, especially since the dealer let you take of on your own, but only came in gray. Wife wanted a shiny red one.

Even the Touring has some incredible balance and handling. Not a ton of pickup, but decent for the vehicle it is.
8trackdisco Offline
#47 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 57,613
MACS wrote:
So the visit to the dealer with the truck went amazingly well. Stand by for a short story....

Call USAA for roadside assistance (parked in front of my house). Guy shows up in the tow truck, checks the battery... low voltage. Uses his jump start pack to get it started and checks the alternator... 14+ volts, good.

Tells me, "Don't turn it off... drive to the dealer and let them check it out". It's the battery.

Went to the dealer, drove up to the service advisor, she takes down my info and listens to the issue. While she is filling out the paperwork, we're chatting and I tell her I need the truck because we're a 1 car household at the moment and the wife and I have been looking. She assures me they'll get the battery replaced at no charge asap.

As I sit in the waiting area she comes over to me with another young lady (in sales) and says... this is Kiki, she's in sales... maybe we have something you're looking for. She asks what the wife wants and I tell her we've looked at small SUV's, the Venza, RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, etc... she asks if she may want a Jeep Compass, uh... no thanks.

They had a 2020 RAV4 EXL Premium on the lot with only 9,158 miles on the Odometer. Huh... so how much ya want for it?

Turns out they wanted 3100 more than I wanted to pay, so I told the sales manager if he would agree to that same price AFTER Tax, Title and Tag... I'd go get him a cashier's check. After a brief how 'bout this / No, I gave you my terms... deal struck.

Momma has a dark grey 2020 RAV4 with all da bells and whistles.

So strange how a day that started out with an "Awwww, f--k" ended with our short search for momma's next car coming to an end and my "Awwww, f--k" moment being nothing but a battery covered under warranty.

Pray Pray


Truly blessed. Congrats, Brotherman.
8trackdisco Offline
#48 Posted:
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Posts: 57,613
deadeyedick wrote:
It's what ya do iffn ya own one.Crying


Ba-da-booooooooom tishsshshshshshshshshshshshshs!
8trackdisco Offline
#49 Posted:
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Posts: 57,613
deadeyedick wrote:
Wifey always wanted a Land Rover Discovery so I bought her one for her 50th birthday. Shortly after the warranty expired we started having all kinds of expensive problems. Things like window regulators at $500 a pop other electrical issues. Happy to be rid of it after 4-5 years. Only thing worse would be a French auto.


Have been told Land Rovers have the biggest gap between the price of the vehicle and the cost of having it. Major avoid.
deadeyedick Offline
#50 Posted:
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Morning folks. Ugly morning out there. Due to a tropical depression off Baja the RH is in the 80% range . I walked out and thought I had moved to Florida. d'oh!
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