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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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bmdubya1198 wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:04 pm I love those old GTIs... I really want a VW. I've been looking at Corrados lately... almost picked one up, but ended up buying the S70 because I have a Volvo addiction!

$30 off a Smog test? How much do they charge you guys for those that they can give you $30 OFF the price? Emissions testing here costs $30. $14 for my Miata and 940 since they're older than '95 and only need safety inspections.
Most Miata drivers only have to pay 70% of that

$21 for safety plus emissions in nYS
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$46 isn't TOO awful I guess, but a lot for a mandatory inspection. Up to $80 though? DAMN! That's just one more reason I'd never live in CA!
abscate wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:41 am Most Miata drivers only have to pay 70% of that

$21 for safety plus emissions in nYS
I'll wear a skirt next time :lol:

I only pay about 50% of that anyway, I got a guy :mrgreen:
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bmdubya1198 wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:50 am $46 isn't TOO awful I guess, but a lot for a mandatory inspection. Up to $80 though? DAMN! That's just one more reason I'd never live in CA!
abscate wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:41 am Most Miata drivers only have to pay 70% of that

$21 for safety plus emissions in nYS
I'll wear a skirt next time :lol:

I only pay about 50% of that anyway, I got a guy :mrgreen:
Gosh, 80 bucks every other year for a smog...
California is super expensive but I never reacted to how much smog is. Gas on the other hand, thats expensive. Not to talk about rent.

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bmdubya1198 wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:50 am $46 isn't TOO awful I guess, but a lot for a mandatory inspection. Up to $80 though? DAMN! That's just one more reason I'd never live in CA!
abscate wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:41 am Most Miata drivers only have to pay 70% of that

$21 for safety plus emissions in nYS
I'll wear a skirt next time :lol:

I only pay about 50% of that anyway, I got a guy :mrgreen:
Hmm, wear a skirt and save money...cue the bagpipes for the Scottish used oil Brigade..
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abscate wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:25 pm Hmm, wear a skirt and save money...cue the bagpipes for the Scottish used oil Brigade..
:lol: :lol: :lol:
kallekula wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:42 am Gosh, 80 bucks every other year for a smog...
California is super expensive but I never reacted to how much smog is. Gas on the other hand, thats expensive. Not to talk about rent.
Ooooh yeah, gas over there is insane. My cousin was in CA a couple weeks ago on vacation, and he sent me a picture of a gas pump somewhere in northern CA along highway 1 that was charging over $6/gallon for 91... and I thought $4 was high! I just paid $2.73/gallon for 93!!!
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I just paid the equivalent of $9.21US. a gallon for 91... :shock:
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Yeah, but your country didn’t have a deficit of 1T , either.
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Swapped out a dragging left caliper and other side as well, changed both rotors and pads all from PnP find. Changed out broken upper spring seat on right side strut with heavy duty spring seat (both sides) and both top bearing plates (FCPEuro). Reconditioned the metal plate for the bump stop with rust remover (worked well). Replaced bump stops with the FEBI parts from FCPEuro.

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Left it in ALB while I stayed in the Hotel EWR for second time this month. Ypu can check in any time you like, but you plane will never leave .....

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