• Car Algebra

    From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to All on Wed Apr 3 09:04:47 2013
    The used car market is full of luxury cars getting dumped onto the market because of the increase in gas prices.

    If a new Hyundai cost $13,000 and a 5 year old Range Rover cost $4500, how many years before you break even on lifetime cost including gas?

    However long, that would be a long time with leather seats, satnav and a multiple speaker stereo system. :)
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  • From TOM WALKER@1:123/140 to KURT WEISKE on Sun Apr 14 08:01:00 2013
    The used car market is full of luxury cars getting dumped onto the market KW>because of the increase in gas prices.

    If a new Hyundai cost $13,000 and a 5 year old Range Rover cost $4500, how m KW>years before you break even on lifetime cost including gas?

    However long, that would be a long time with leather seats, satnav and a KW>multiple speaker stereo system. :)

    You can say that again, $3200 buys a lot of gas.
    Right now in San Diego Calif that is 2130 Gallons.
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  • From Roy Witt@1:387/22 to Kurt Weiske on Sun Apr 14 12:29:55 2013
    Kurt Weiske wrote to All:

    The used car market is full of luxury cars getting dumped onto the
    market because of the increase in gas prices.

    If a new Hyundai cost $13,000 and a 5 year old Range Rover cost
    $4500, how many years before you break even on lifetime cost
    including gas?

    You never do. Most of the time you take it in the shorts when buying a
    car.

    However long, that would be a long time with leather seats, satnav
    and a multiple speaker stereo system. :)

    As with everything else man-made in this world, it doesn't last very long
    and wears out rather quickly. Leather seats can get comfortable with age
    but begin to crack from use rather soon, satnav systems are obsolete
    within months after you buy them and speakers are prone to moisture damage after a while.


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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Roy Witt on Mon Apr 15 00:13:00 2013
    Roy Witt wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    As with everything else man-made in this world, it doesn't last very
    long and wears out rather quickly. Leather seats can get comfortable
    with age but begin to crack from use rather soon, satnav systems are obsolete within months after you buy them and speakers are prone to moisture damage after a while.


    I'm overly happy with my 2002 Camry V-6; it's been great for 170,000 miles. The leather is in good shape and the speakers still blare loud enough to
    make me want to turn it down.

    My only misgivings are the mileage (I'm getting combined 22 mpg, 25 when driving on the highway) and wishing the CD changer could play MP3 CDs.


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  • From TOM WALKER@1:123/140 to KURT WEISKE on Wed Apr 17 08:38:00 2013
    I'm overly happy with my 2002 Camry V-6; it's been great for 170,000 miles. KW>The leather is in good shape and the speakers still blare loud enough to KW>make me want to turn it down.

    My only misgivings are the mileage (I'm getting combined 22 mpg, 25 when KW>driving on the highway) and wishing the CD changer could play MP3 CDs.

    the Ability to play MP3's is a great one. And it it is a smart MP#
    player and can rembeber where it left off it is an even greater.
    Teh Wifes 2010 Subaru has a smart CD player and I made a custom Music CD
    for her from my collection of MP3's that runs almost 3 hours.
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  • From Roy Witt@1:387/22 to Kurt Weiske on Wed Apr 17 11:46:10 2013
    Kurt Weiske wrote to Roy Witt:

    Roy Witt wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    As with everything else man-made in this world, it doesn't last very
    long and wears out rather quickly. Leather seats can get comfortable
    with age but begin to crack from use rather soon, satnav systems are
    obsolete within months after you buy them and speakers are prone to
    moisture damage after a while.

    I'm overly happy with my 2002 Camry V-6; it's been great for 170,000 miles. The leather is in good shape and the speakers still blare loud enough to make me want to turn it down.

    My 1998 Camaro does the same thing...It has a CD player, but I seldom use
    it because I'd rather listen to talk radio, even PBS is acceptable at
    times.

    My only misgivings are the mileage (I'm getting combined 22 mpg, 25
    when driving on the highway)

    8^) My 1998 Z28 gets the same mileage...

    and wishing the CD changer could play MP3 CDs.

    My 2002 Silverado doesn't have a CD player, so I improvise when I need
    music. I have a small stereo transmitter that plugs into an MP3 player and
    it will broadcast an FM Stereo signal to the vehicle's radio. I forget
    where I bought that little transmitter, but it was cheap enough.


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  • From Eric Hutchins@1:218/150 to TOM WALKER on Sat Apr 20 04:54:19 2013
    Re: Re: Car Algebra

    the Ability to play MP3's is a great one. And it it is a smart MP#
    player and can rembeber where it left off it is an even greater.
    Teh Wifes 2010 Subaru has a smart CD player and I made a custom Music CD
    for her from my collection of MP3's that runs almost 3 hours.

    I have a 2006 Subaru Outback that I WISH could play MP3s. The worse part is, those units are practically part of the car. Can't replace them easily like
    you could in the olden days...

    Eric, K7ELH

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  • From TOM WALKER@1:123/140 to ERIC HUTCHINS on Sun Apr 21 08:34:00 2013
    the Ability to play MP3's is a great one. And it it is a smart MP#
    player and can rembeber where it left off it is an even greater.
    Teh Wifes 2010 Subaru has a smart CD player and I made a custom Music CD EH>> for her from my collection of MP3's that runs almost 3 hours.

    I have a 2006 Subaru Outback that I WISH could play MP3s. The worse part is, EH>those units are practically part of the car. Can't replace them easily like EH>you could in the olden days...

    Crutchfield at www.crutchfield.com has an excellent replacement model
    guide.
    As an example the JVC KD-330 will fit the 2006 Subaru Outback with
    Manual Heater controls
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  • From Mark Hofmann@1:261/1304 to Kurt Weiske on Sat Apr 20 10:10:19 2013
    I'm overly happy with my 2002 Camry V-6; it's been great for 170,000
    miles.
    The leather is in good shape and the speakers still blare loud enough to make me want to turn it down.

    My only misgivings are the mileage (I'm getting combined 22 mpg, 25 when driving on the highway) and wishing the CD changer could play MP3 CDs.

    What size is the V-6 in your Camry? I thought they got better gas mileage than
    that. My 2002 Monte Carlo averages 28mpg, which is better than my new 2012 Charger. The Charger averages around 26mpg.

    - Mark

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