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post #18796 of 26289
And full retail price of mods tacked on top of that
post #18797 of 26289
It's 100% stock and has a full, extended warranty until 2018.

Has every single option possible and only 11k miles. Coveted 6 speed.

I don't think I'd pay $53k for it but it's not an outrageous price. I think high 40s or 50 flat would be fair.

Irregardless, it's been sold already so it doesn't matter. I wonder how much it sold for doe.
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Finished this polish job on a 13yo, 300k+ mile car:

 

Detail wash & Clay

Megs 105 / Surbuff

Megs 205 Lake City Orange

Megs 82 Lake City White

Klasse High Gloss Sealant

Megiuar's Gold Class Wax

Aerospace 303 (for exposed rubber)
Wheels were polished with Megs Ultimate compound, and then waxed.

 

It looks ridiculous.

 

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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post
 

Finished this polish job on a 13yo, 300k+ mile car:

 

Detail wash & Clay

Megs 105 / Surbuff

Megs 205 Lake City Orange

Megs 82 Lake City White

Klasse High Gloss Sealant

Megiuar's Gold Class Wax

Aerospace 303 (for exposed rubber)
Wheels were polished with Megs Ultimate compound, and then waxed.

 

It looks ridiculous.

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

 

That's an impressive job.

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I am surprised someone would spend that kind of money on a detail job for a Grand Am/Prix.

post #18802 of 26289
He already had the supplies leftover from when he was detailing his M.
post #18803 of 26289
Was at MB dealer. They assigned us a freaking kid. I guess a 2010 Maxima is a POS poor man's car. They prob saw us driving in in a non-MB or POS car.

So anyone have opinions between MB GLA 250 vs BMW X1?
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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

Was at MB dealer. They assigned us a freaking kid. I guess a 2010 Maxima is a POS poor man's car. They prob saw us driving in in a non-MB or POS car.

So anyone have opinions between MB GLA 250 vs BMW X1?

 

 

Don't most dealers assign sales guys based on who's turn it is?  Maybe the top sales guys can pass their turn... also, when I was at a BMW dealer, we got a "kid" who was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.

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Then I guess my wife was right. She said that I am too cynical. Well, this kid seemed nervous and knew less about the damn car than me.

But when I made a sharp turn, it was solid. I think thats one thing that I really liked. We were not being tossed to the opposite side when making sharp turns. The GLA 250, not the beast pictured above).
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X1 is supposed to be a nice handling vehicle as well. They're both ugly but I think I prefer the X1 as it seems to have a bit more utility and function.
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So this was chatted 'bout recently then I see one in the flesh this week..


Honestly? Not a total jaw dropper. For 'rrari $ I'd stick with a 'rrari.
I was surprised at how large this car is in person. It's much bigger than I expected, particularly relative to its competitors. It's a big automobile.
Edited by coolpapa - 10/20/15 at 6:36pm
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That's an impressive job.
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Thanks, it was actually more satisfying than doing a newer car because of the magnitude of the improvement.
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I am surprised someone would spend that kind of money on a detail job for a Grand Am/Prix.

I am not a professional, and just did it gratis for a family member - we take care of our cars the entire time we have them. and regardless of whether their brand or age is such that they don't seem to 'deserve' it or no.
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He already had the supplies leftover from when he was detailing his M.

Indeed. I've done some others, too, including my DD. I was supposed to do a mid-80s Suburban which is in beautiful shape but I am having a bit of a back issue and since that thing has more square footage on its roof than my whole car, that may not happen this year.

- H
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X1 is supposed to be a nice handling vehicle as well. They're both ugly but I think I prefer the X1 as it seems to have a bit more utility and function.

I have had an X1 for a couple of years and it drives great but I have never liked the way it looks. The new model comes out soon (next week I think) and will be on a new platform derived from the Mini Countryman as opposed to the prior gen 3-series that the existing X1 is based off. The upside is the new one will look less ugly and have more interior space, but the downside is you lose the rear-biased 4WD and the handling is taking a step down. The X1 has worked well for us but is compromised from a packaging standpoint and I expect the new one to sell much better with its target demographic.

I've thought a lot about the GLA actually and when we were considering getting another car the GLA was on the list but I no longer commute so it doesn't make sense at all. I like the tidy dimensions and the way it looks and we were happy with our previous MB. Over the last few months I've seen a lot of GLA's around town and I am starting to think it's more aggressively styled than I would prefer for the long run.

The only issues we've had with the X1 is the lack of interior space which makes road trips an adventure and the fuel economy is not what the EPA sticker would have you believe, at least not in our experience. We knew going in that it was going to be a tight fit with car seats and luggage but really did expect much better fuel economy than we are getting.
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

I am surprised someone would spend that kind of money on a detail job for a Grand Am/Prix.

Just last night, I took my edge pro and fancy sharpening stones and put a gleaming edge on a total shitbox "Ginsu 2000" knife (which isn't even legit ginsu...it's literally a knockoff of a "as seen on TV" product).

Was the knife even worth the amount of time I spent sharpening it? Hell no. Is there still some sense of pride in making it function better than new? Yes. (Also, it means I can keep procrastinating on sharpening and refinishing the handle on my GF's chef's knife which I have been in possession of for over a week).
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