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Close to Home by John McPherson for August 01, 2020

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    suv2000  9 days ago

    But it looks like it has a lot of legroom

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    RobertRomero  9 days 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  9 days ago

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

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    Baarorso  9 days ago

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

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 9 days 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 9 days 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  9 days ago

    Sometimes, you get what you pay for.

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    DaveQuinn  9 days 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  9 days ago

    That’s like buying a plane ticket!

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    Ralph Newbill  9 days ago

    As we’re herded onto mass transit like cattle.

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    bobblumenfeld  9 days ago

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

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    Norris66  9 days ago

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

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    Lee Taplinger  9 days 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  9 days ago

    Bluetooth and GPS is still standard equipment though.

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    PO' DAWG Premium Member 9 days ago

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

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    JimmyLewis  9 days 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  8 days 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  8 days ago

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

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    Dobie  Premium Member 8 days 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  8 days 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  8 days ago

    Genius! Pure genius!!!

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    cuzinron47  8 days ago

    Looks like the post-chopshop model.

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    geese28  8 days ago

    And the sunroof?

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    randoman1  8 days 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  7 days ago

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

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    WCraft Premium Member 3 days ago

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

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