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OT - For Car Lovers: Some Recent Exotic Spottings

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  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 3,572
    edited July 2021
    has anyone received their Bronco yet? I am still hell bent on getting one, when do you think they will be in stock at the local dealers?
    I put one of the refundable deposits down on one back in December. EDIT: I looked and put my deposit down last September. Then the dealer called me back in December and said based on my configuration and number in line I would receive mine in mid 2022 so I cancelled it and bought my GX460. Which I will likely give to my wife when it's paid off in a couple years. Then I will likely buy the Bronco or a Jeep. Can't get that itch to stop...


    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

  • BotchBotch Posts: 13,180
    has anyone received their Bronco yet? I am still hell bent on getting one, when do you think they will be in stock at the local dealers?
    I followed one the other day, still had its dealer's tag, so they're out.  
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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 10,080
    Botch said:
    has anyone received their Bronco yet? I am still hell bent on getting one, when do you think they will be in stock at the local dealers?
    I followed one the other day, still had its dealer's tag, so they're out.  
    Was it the fullsize or the Sport version of the Bronco?
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 40,502
    has anyone received their Bronco yet? I am still hell bent on getting one, when do you think they will be in stock at the local dealers?
    I put one of the refundable deposits down on one back in December. EDIT: I looked and put my deposit down last September. Then the dealer called me back in December and said based on my configuration and number in line I would receive mine in mid 2022 so I cancelled it and bought my GX460. Which I will likely give to my wife when it's paid off in a couple years. Then I will likely buy the Bronco or a Jeep. Can't get that itch to stop...
    I always think of predator when I see those grills.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 40,502

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    I collect junk and work as a lowly lab technician at the bench!!!!!
    WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  GREATNESS!!!!!!!!!
  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 2,227
    I’ve yet to see a full sized one in person. Hell, the Ford dealer here has 2 (that’s right) new pickup trucks on the lot right now. Inventory coming in either has a deposit on it or it’s already been sold. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 40,502
    ColbyLang said:
    I’ve yet to see a full sized one in person. Hell, the Ford dealer here has 2 (that’s right) new pickup trucks on the lot right now. Inventory coming in either has a deposit on it or it’s already been sold. 
    Slightly off-topic but the psychology of so many people "wanting" a new vehicle because they're scarce and further driving up demand and prices, and then insisting on paying a premium rather than just waiting until the supply chain catches up, all-the-while driving perfectly sufficient vehicles for non-professional transportation, is as baffling to me as the reasons behind why I just wrote a massively run-on sentence here.

    I suppose creating that frenzy as a marketing person would be the holy grail.

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    WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  GREATNESS!!!!!!!!!
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 29,750
    Very cool....reminds me of some of my early cars.  This tractor was invented before the tractor seat, it's so old.

    was watching a new steam roller the other day, no seat, remote controlled. guy was standing in front of it while working it, that should go well
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 40,502
    Very cool....reminds me of some of my early cars.  This tractor was invented before the tractor seat, it's so old.

    was watching a new steam roller the other day, no seat, remote controlled. guy was standing in front of it while working it, that should go well



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    I collect junk and work as a lowly lab technician at the bench!!!!!
    WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  GREATNESS!!!!!!!!!
  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 2,227
    ColbyLang said:
    I’ve yet to see a full sized one in person. Hell, the Ford dealer here has 2 (that’s right) new pickup trucks on the lot right now. Inventory coming in either has a deposit on it or it’s already been sold. 
    Slightly off-topic but the psychology of so many people "wanting" a new vehicle because they're scarce and further driving up demand and prices, and then insisting on paying a premium rather than just waiting until the supply chain catches up, all-the-while driving perfectly sufficient vehicles for non-professional transportation, is as baffling to me as the reasons behind why I just wrote a massively run-on sentence here.

    I suppose creating that frenzy as a marketing person would be the holy grail.

    Dealership offered me a little more than what I paid for my truck, 4.5 years and 35,000 miles ago. It’s unreal
  • Hook_emHornsfan_74Hook_emHornsfan_74 Posts: 1,230
    edited July 2021
    ColbyLang said:
    ColbyLang said:
    I’ve yet to see a full sized one in person. Hell, the Ford dealer here has 2 (that’s right) new pickup trucks on the lot right now. Inventory coming in either has a deposit on it or it’s already been sold. 
    Slightly off-topic but the psychology of so many people "wanting" a new vehicle because they're scarce and further driving up demand and prices, and then insisting on paying a premium rather than just waiting until the supply chain catches up, all-the-while driving perfectly sufficient vehicles for non-professional transportation, is as baffling to me as the reasons behind why I just wrote a massively run-on sentence here.

    I suppose creating that frenzy as a marketing person would be the holy grail.

    Dealership offered me a little more than what I paid for my truck, 4.5 years and 35,000 miles ago. It’s unreal
    Yeah the dealer here gave me $25,500 for my used F150 that had 80k miles and had some issues.  My payment now is considerably less than it was on the one I traded in.  
    Midland, TX XLBGE
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 10,080
    ColbyLang said:
    ColbyLang said:
    I’ve yet to see a full sized one in person. Hell, the Ford dealer here has 2 (that’s right) new pickup trucks on the lot right now. Inventory coming in either has a deposit on it or it’s already been sold. 
    Slightly off-topic but the psychology of so many people "wanting" a new vehicle because they're scarce and further driving up demand and prices, and then insisting on paying a premium rather than just waiting until the supply chain catches up, all-the-while driving perfectly sufficient vehicles for non-professional transportation, is as baffling to me as the reasons behind why I just wrote a massively run-on sentence here.

    I suppose creating that frenzy as a marketing person would be the holy grail.

    Dealership offered me a little more than what I paid for my truck, 4.5 years and 35,000 miles ago. It’s unreal
    Yeah the dealer here gave me $25,500 for my used F150 that had 80k miles and had some issues.  My payment now is considerably less than it was on the one I traded in.  
    My brother in law traded in his 2013 V6 Silverado with 89k that had light scratches, light rust bubbling, non working air conditioning, and had some major warranty work done on the engine that was a temporary fix and failed again outside of warranty.  (A mechanic told him he's going to have some major issues down the road because of it) 

    CarMax didn't drive it because of the pandemic. They took four pictures of it and offered him 19K for it. He really didn't have plans to sell it but he couldn't turn down the offer. 
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 40,502
    WeberWho said:
    ColbyLang said:
    ColbyLang said:
    I’ve yet to see a full sized one in person. Hell, the Ford dealer here has 2 (that’s right) new pickup trucks on the lot right now. Inventory coming in either has a deposit on it or it’s already been sold. 
    Slightly off-topic but the psychology of so many people "wanting" a new vehicle because they're scarce and further driving up demand and prices, and then insisting on paying a premium rather than just waiting until the supply chain catches up, all-the-while driving perfectly sufficient vehicles for non-professional transportation, is as baffling to me as the reasons behind why I just wrote a massively run-on sentence here.

    I suppose creating that frenzy as a marketing person would be the holy grail.

    Dealership offered me a little more than what I paid for my truck, 4.5 years and 35,000 miles ago. It’s unreal
    Yeah the dealer here gave me $25,500 for my used F150 that had 80k miles and had some issues.  My payment now is considerably less than it was on the one I traded in.  
    My brother in law traded in his 2013 V6 Silverado with 89k that had light scratches, light rust bubbling, non working air conditioning, and had some major warranty work done on the engine that was a temporary fix and failed again outside of warranty.  (A mechanic told him he's going to have some major issues down the road because of it) 

    CarMax didn't drive it because of the pandemic. They took four pictures of it and offered him 19K for it. He really didn't have plans to sell it but he couldn't turn down the offer. 
    Unless you have an extra vehicle, the only problem with taking advantage of the high used (and new) vehicle values right now is you have the same problem when you need to replace it.  Granted, in his case, looks like he flipped a lemon, which is great for him (not so much for whoever buys it, depending on what kind of prep they do on it).

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    I collect junk and work as a lowly lab technician at the bench!!!!!
    WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  GREATNESS!!!!!!!!!
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 24,909
    I’m getting crazy offers for my car from the same dealership I bought it from.  I’m tempted to sell it to them, but I see two issues giving me some pause:
    1) I like my car.
    2) I’d have to replace it.
    If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 29,750
    I’m getting crazy offers for my car from the same dealership I bought it from.  I’m tempted to sell it to them, but I see two issues giving me some pause:
    1) I like my car.
    2) I’d have to replace it.

    i would be looking to barter up to a price i couldnt refuse. ask them how much they can afford =)
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 10,080
    WeberWho said:
    ColbyLang said:
    ColbyLang said:
    I’ve yet to see a full sized one in person. Hell, the Ford dealer here has 2 (that’s right) new pickup trucks on the lot right now. Inventory coming in either has a deposit on it or it’s already been sold. 
    Slightly off-topic but the psychology of so many people "wanting" a new vehicle because they're scarce and further driving up demand and prices, and then insisting on paying a premium rather than just waiting until the supply chain catches up, all-the-while driving perfectly sufficient vehicles for non-professional transportation, is as baffling to me as the reasons behind why I just wrote a massively run-on sentence here.

    I suppose creating that frenzy as a marketing person would be the holy grail.

    Dealership offered me a little more than what I paid for my truck, 4.5 years and 35,000 miles ago. It’s unreal
    Yeah the dealer here gave me $25,500 for my used F150 that had 80k miles and had some issues.  My payment now is considerably less than it was on the one I traded in.  
    My brother in law traded in his 2013 V6 Silverado with 89k that had light scratches, light rust bubbling, non working air conditioning, and had some major warranty work done on the engine that was a temporary fix and failed again outside of warranty.  (A mechanic told him he's going to have some major issues down the road because of it) 

    CarMax didn't drive it because of the pandemic. They took four pictures of it and offered him 19K for it. He really didn't have plans to sell it but he couldn't turn down the offer. 
    Unless you have an extra vehicle, the only problem with taking advantage of the high used (and new) vehicle values right now is you have the same problem when you need to replace it.  Granted, in his case, looks like he flipped a lemon, which is great for him (not so much for whoever buys it, depending on what kind of prep they do on it).

    He traded it in for a newer Ford F-150 through CarMax. That way he only had to pay the difference between the two trucks and not have to be taxed twice. 
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 26,716
    Car dealers and realtors are the ones making all the coin.   Unless you go without the replacement car or house, you are just lining their pockets, IMHO.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 10,080
    I’m getting crazy offers for my car from the same dealership I bought it from.  I’m tempted to sell it to them, but I see two issues giving me some pause:
    1) I like my car.
    2) I’d have to replace it.
    You have a manual transmission Audi coupe if I'm not mistaking? I can't see the value going down and only up as Audi doesn't offer any vehicle here in the US in manual transmission. You will always have someone lined up for it if you were looking to sell. 
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 40,502
    WeberWho said:
    I’m getting crazy offers for my car from the same dealership I bought it from.  I’m tempted to sell it to them, but I see two issues giving me some pause:
    1) I like my car.
    2) I’d have to replace it.
    You have a manual transmission Audi coupe if I'm not mistaking? I can't see the value going down and only up as Audi doesn't offer any vehicle here in the US in manual transmission. You will always have someone lined up for it if you were looking to sell. 
    John's old S5 coupe had a stick, I drove it once (pro-tip, don't let him drive *you*). 

    I recall his new car is an automatic, but I may be wrong.

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    I collect junk and work as a lowly lab technician at the bench!!!!!
    WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  GREATNESS!!!!!!!!!
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 3,572
    Wonder what I can get for a 2005 toyota 4runner with 270,000 miles on it?


    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 6,049
    @TEXASBGE2018….. Teed up😎
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • nealmgbnealmgb Posts: 54
    When the chip supply shortage catches up the dealers will likely have the 2021 model year that is sitting waiting for chips and the 2022 model year hit the market at the same time.  2021 models will bring the prices back to normal and negotiable.  That is my bet as I wait for a Honda Ridgeline.
    LBGE St. Louis MO
  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 2,227
    My bet is you don’t have a 2022 model, or you have a very minimal one. They’re literally sitting on several 100,000’s of vehicles waiting on chips. 
  • Wonder if Ford or any of the other majors are looking into building their own chip factory so this never happens again.
    Midland, TX XLBGE
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 6,082
    nealmgb said:
    When the chip supply shortage catches up the dealers will likely have the 2021 model year that is sitting waiting for chips and the 2022 model year hit the market at the same time.  2021 models will bring the prices back to normal and negotiable.  That is my bet as I wait for a Honda Ridgeline.
    Family friend own's a GMC dealership has already had to tell several customers who special order '21s several months ago that they will not be getting them.  GM is already switching to '22s.
    Large and Small BGE
    Central, IL

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 40,502
    Wonder if Ford or any of the other majors are looking into building their own chip factory so this never happens again.
    It would seem to make sense, they probably couldn't do it cheaper, but the bean counters are going to have to re-calibrate their strategies.

    Tesla (Elon) decided to fix their bottleneck with their battery plant.  IMO, a great idea, but I'm the guy that will pay more for the tool than it would cost to fix the problem, just because I'm an extreme DIY weirdo.

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    I collect junk and work as a lowly lab technician at the bench!!!!!
    WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  GREATNESS!!!!!!!!!
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 10,080
    For any fans of Dumb and Dumber. I appreciated the video...


    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 24,909
    Wonder what I can get for a 2005 toyota 4runner with 270,000 miles on it?
    You buy it at Costco?  Maybe just return it?
    If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 24,909
    WeberWho said:
    I’m getting crazy offers for my car from the same dealership I bought it from.  I’m tempted to sell it to them, but I see two issues giving me some pause:
    1) I like my car.
    2) I’d have to replace it.
    You have a manual transmission Audi coupe if I'm not mistaking? I can't see the value going down and only up as Audi doesn't offer any vehicle here in the US in manual transmission. You will always have someone lined up for it if you were looking to sell. 
    I traded it in last year.  It had 70k miles on it and despite no real major repair issues, it was a German sports car and I was only willing to push my luck so far.  


    If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 26,716
    @JohnInCarolina- dang- I took a 1970 Porsche 911 to 305,000 miles before the engine fire death knell.  Yes, there were repair costs along the way but absent a chain tensioner failure in 1978 and major engine overhaul that thing was a hacker. 
    Then went with a BMW 540 Sport Pack 6 speed 2001 model acquired in 2003 that only lasted 185K miles (quality definitely going south).
    The BMW replacement NA V-8 ride regrettably has a slush box tranny but that's the wave of the near-term future.  Fortunately I will be off the planet before this one hits the boneyard, I hope. 
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
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