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Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020

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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer 7-2019

Post by Clemens » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:47 pm

i know back in the early 2000s I could buy a hamburger for 99c in California's Central Valley. But almost 20 years later a whole menue is just insane... am I glad I did not move to CA, I'd be in my 300s by now.
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer 7-2019

Post by callahanoffroad » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:31 am

Clemens wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:35 am
that dollar menue sounds disgusting ...
Yeah it's a whole thing. But when you work 50+ hours a week sometimes it's all you have time for. My wife is on a $1 McChicken kick these days.
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer 7-2019

Post by abscate » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:16 am

callahanoffroad wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:31 am
Clemens wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:35 am
that dollar menue sounds disgusting ...
Yeah it's a whole thing. But when you work 50+ hours a week sometimes it's all you have time for. My wife is on a $1 McChicken kick these days.
You have to plan ahead to kick this habit, and get that toxic crap out of your menu. I dropped 25 pounds when I did that. I still give myself a once a month regression but this is worth Doing for your health
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer 7-2019

Post by callahanoffroad » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:04 pm

abscate wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:16 am
callahanoffroad wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:31 am
Clemens wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:35 am
that dollar menue sounds disgusting ...
Yeah it's a whole thing. But when you work 50+ hours a week sometimes it's all you have time for. My wife is on a $1 McChicken kick these days.
You have to plan ahead to kick this habit, and get that toxic crap out of your menu. I dropped 25 pounds when I did that. I still give myself a once a month regression but this is worth Doing for your health
Yeah we got basically hit with this new gig. It's so much money and you can just grab work anytime. I can't describe it any better than pulling money out of the air. Which is extremely hard to say "no" to. So we've been getting food out.

But we just took two days off planned out a meal and snack plan and have been doing good. :-)
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer 7-2019

Post by abscate » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:56 pm

Three years since I started this thread and I’ve put another 70 ,000 miles on her. She is running better than ever. At this point I think I will run her to next big failure and then give her up cheap to a guy with little cash but time to repair the big one.... or 300,000 miles, whichever comes first.
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer 7-2019

Post by wizechatmgr » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:37 pm

I know last year I was easily offered $3k for my not so special XC. Just drive around with a for sale sign on it - When I said the amount I practically had people willing to drive the money to me.
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer 7-2019

Post by abscate » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:32 am

With the waterfall grill you can get another $1000
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer 7-2019

Post by S60UT » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:32 am

I think 3500 is fair. Considering it was been well maintained. And being a 99' you can use VIDA
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer 7-2019

Post by abscate » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:20 am

Quick up date on Elizabeth

Second last kid graduates May, Last Kid graduates SEP 2020

At the point, as my last few drivers shuffle off to a lifetime of hard work and disappointment (Arrested Development (tm)) There will be mass exodus of cars from my upstate NY abode.

Elizabeth now as 245k on her, and by SEP will have 260k. Rather than kill her in the next 2 years at 25k miles per year, Im looking for that 5-10k per year driver to take her to sunset over the next 5 years.

My local speed kid has a lot of cash, but Im not sure Im up for watching her get lowered and pimped out.

She comes with a free Miata with a waterfall grill, too.
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer 7-2019

Post by erikv11 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:26 am

They don't just die at 300 k, mine's not much different now than at 225k, who's to say 25k per year will kill her?
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 285k
'06 S60 R, 165k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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