Close to Home by John McPherson for August 01, 2020


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    suv2000  about 2 months ago

    But it looks like it has a lot of legroom

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    RobertRomero  about 2 months ago

    The sad part is that it’s not far off the mark. BMW is planning to charge an annual fee for features that the car CAME with when it was bought, such as heated seats and cruise control.

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    Farside99  about 2 months ago

    Hmmmm…and they wonder why people are opting to go for used cars more often now.

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    Baarorso  about 2 months ago

    “Hightower Auto Sales” must belong to “Electronic Arts” (gamer joke folks.;-D)

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Navigating the different packages can be daunting. Luckily you can do it on the internet before getting into the shark pool.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I remember when power steering, power breaks, motorized windows, and seat belts were options. Times have changes and some of it is better.

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    jbduncan  about 2 months ago

    Sometimes, you get what you pay for.

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    DaveQuinn  about 2 months ago

    A dealer tried telling my wife that certain items were value added and she had to pay extra for them. She replied “Then take them out” They said they could not, so she said “Then I am buying another brand of car”. They dropped the up charge.

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    brick10  about 2 months ago

    That’s like buying a plane ticket!

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    Ralph Newbill  about 2 months ago

    As we’re herded onto mass transit like cattle.

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    bobblumenfeld  about 2 months ago

    Is full air for the tires also extra? That left rear is way low.

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    Norris66  about 2 months ago

    No Steering wheel, No problem. Get a Big Vice Grip.

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    Lee Taplinger  about 2 months ago

    No one wants a stripped down car when the salesman tells them a desirable model is only a few dollars more a month. So that’s how the average car got to $35K.

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    thelost wizard  about 2 months ago

    Bluetooth and GPS is still standard equipment though.

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    PO' DAWG Premium Member about 2 months ago

    That sneaky little Bleeb trying to get the lady to sit in the back seat.

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    JimmyLewis  about 2 months ago

    This isn’t too far from reality. I can remember when power steering and air was an extra.

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    Pickled Pete  about 2 months ago

    A buddy said his car had all the options. . . When I exclaimed REALLY!, he said -“yeah, I never took any off.”

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    Rabies65  about 2 months ago

    The stools are not included… because they’re samples.

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    Dobie  Premium Member about 2 months ago

    “Are you crazy, man!!! We’ll take it just as it is! Adding a steering wheel and doors would just take away from our reason for buying it! ADVENTURE DRIVIN’!!

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    sobrown51  about 2 months ago

    Remember the old days when automatic transmission, power steering and brakes, the radio (later just FM was optional – they all had AM by then) and air conditioning were optional equipment.

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    BHALL77801  about 2 months ago

    Genius! Pure genius!!!

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    cuzinron47  about 2 months ago

    Looks like the post-chopshop model.

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    geese28  about 2 months ago

    And the sunroof?

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    randoman1  about 2 months ago

    I bought a 1970 Corvette in ‘77 and drove it home sitting on a bucket. The seats weren’t finished being reupholstered and I had to get it out of the shop where I bought it. This padded stool looks like an upgrade to the towel I used!

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    wwward1948  about 2 months ago

    Guess which car I’ll continue NOT to buy or recommend…

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    WCraft Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I’ll take it like it is. I really love modding out cars myself!

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