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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 JAN 2020

Post by abscate » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:33 am

Its a matter of meeting the business need. I think taking a 300k car 500-600 miles from home, well out of AAA range, is not prudent. I don't need another airport car, and I think someone else can get good usage out of this, enjoy the turbo stick, and get another 5 years of s/miles.
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020

Post by E Showell » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:39 am

Just like jets. Provided the airframe is good, just keep swapping those Rolls Royce engines in and you're good to go.
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020

Post by abscate » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:43 am

Just avoid the 737 MAX with the Magnetti Marelli control software.
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020

Post by LOB » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:57 am

abscate wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:43 am
Just avoid the 737 MAX with the Magnetti Marelli control software.
:D Although with the Magnetti Marelli software the 737 autopilot would just have malfunctioned into a Limp mode. That would have been favorable to what actually happened.... Nevertheless I'm safe I've got a wire!

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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020

Post by erikv11 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:14 pm

abscate wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:20 am
... 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. ...
abscate wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:33 am
... Its a matter of meeting the business need. I think taking a 300k car 500-600 miles from home, well out of AAA range, is not prudent. ...
Well, make up your mind! I totally get it on the second point, though I did just drive our 280k wagon 1,000 miles from home. Once, not every couple weeks.
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020

Post by abscate » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:51 am

Don’t push me, I don’t like to be pushed...

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020

Post by matthew1 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:00 am

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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020

Post by 850 LPT » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:47 am

Turbo stick in NAUTIC blue. Temptations temptations.
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020

Post by abscate » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:10 am

850 LPT wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:47 am
Turbo stick in NAUTIC blue. Temptations temptations.
This evil seductrix has been threading this sale for almost 4 years.

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020

Post by callahanoffroad » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:11 am

abscate wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:10 am
850 LPT wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:47 am
Turbo stick in NAUTIC blue. Temptations temptations.
This evil seductrix has been threading this sale for almost 4 years.

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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