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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Neighbor side swiped my car this morning.

Yuck - note/insurance info etc.?
post #22457 of 26333
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Yuck - note/insurance info etc.?

She texted me and will give me her insurance later today. Thankfully it's not too bad but she got my rear passenger fender and the wheel as well.

Annoying to have to take care of this. Not a month goes by where something happens to or with my car.



post #22458 of 26333
Live and let live. It's just a car at the end of the day.
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Seriously sell it. I had a similar experience years ago money pit, that ended up getting stolen creating even more hassle.
post #22460 of 26333
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Saw a dark blue new gen XC90 with caramel leather today. That is a good looking car.

Saw one that shade when we test drove the XC90. It's a fucking awesome vehicle IMO but they need to get a marketing plan. They need to break out of their current niche, which I define as the cheap female college professor, and get into the crowd that leases luxury vehicles. The shitty residual and money factor indicate to me the HQ actually actively discourages leasing.
post #22461 of 26333
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Seriously sell it. I had a similar experience years ago money pit, that ended up getting stolen creating even more hassle.

I know GF had some mechanical issues, but this was hardly avoidable with any car. He could've had an Auto Union C/D there and come out with the same outcome.
post #22462 of 26333
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

The shitty residual and money factor indicate to me the HQ actually actively discourages leasing.

Leases of high end cars are rarely leased through the manufacture here, as they are done with running tax and can be sold to a country without tax.


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I know GF had some mechanical issues, but this was hardly avoidable with any car. He could've had an Auto Union C/D there and come out with the same outcome.

From what I remember it was hit once before.
post #22463 of 26333
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

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From what I remember it was hit once before.

And changing the car helps how?
post #22464 of 26333
I know it sounds retarded, but I'm certain some cars are jinxed and will only create hassle in your life. So yes getting rid of it will help.

Within 18 months all of this happened to one car, mirrors and interior stolen, was hit 3+ times, various break downs and it ended up being stolen. It spent 6 months of 18 months of ownership it a garage costing $5k.

Also I was interrogated by the insurance for fraud and had to go to the police station to hand over my prints, when they found it again completely stripped.
post #22465 of 26333
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Leases of high end cars are rarely leased through the manufacture here, as they are done with running tax and can be sold to a country without tax.

I was of course referring to an economy that actually matters, i.e. the US. wink.gif
post #22466 of 26333
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I know it sounds retarded, but I'm certain some cars are jinxed and will only create hassle in your life. So yes getting rid of it will help.

Within 18 months all of this happened to one car, mirrors and interior stolen, was hit 3+ times, various break downs and it ended up being stolen. It spent 6 months of 18 months of ownership it a garage costing $5k.

Also I was interrogated by the insurance for fraud and had to go to the police station to hand over my prints, when they found it again completely stripped.

Well, if that's the metric - moving to a nicer neighborhood sounds like a better option.

My nicer cars have taken a lot of abuse (as did my beater cars from high school through college) - some because of me, most not. I'll have to give up my current M4 in ~20 days because of the lease. I hate to do it because of the love affair I have with the thing. There is some sentimentality to cars when you love one. It's sorta like the old girlfriend that you wish was still there. I guess the baggage also comes with that.
post #22467 of 26333
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post


Well, if that's the metric - moving to a nicer neighborhood sounds like a better option.

All of the times it was hit was either downtown or in the most affluent part of town.


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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I was of course referring to an economy that actually matters, i.e. the US. wink.gif

I know. I was just mentioning this isn't the case here. wink.gif
post #22468 of 26333
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

At least in Europe Volvo doesn't really need to advertise as people know what they stand for and know their reliability. I've spoken with a number of friends/family members over the last month about getting a Volvo vs. VW and they all said the same thing "Nice cars and no one has ever been offended by a Volvo". The last part is the most interesting part, as they even though they are not cheap people don't see them as ostentatious or gaudy like ze Germans.


Volvo was owned by Ford until a couple of years ago, they are now owned by a Chinese investment and you can clearly see before and after cars. They very clearly lost the ford DNA in their design and went back to what they are known for big square boxes.

They have done a lot for their branding, this is the advert for the new V90.

With Stutterheim raincoats and pretty swedish girls.

Their #madebysweden campaign isn't bad either.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt18QcNOm5xptQ22lDw8YgIFBertRfG4U

 

That's a pretty solid ad, but here it reminds me a bit of the outdoorsy subaru ads for the forester. 

post #22469 of 26333
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

She texted me and will give me her insurance later today. Thankfully it's not too bad but she got my rear passenger fender and the wheel as well.

Sucks that is happened, but least it was by a responsible person who is giving you her insurance info.  Years ago when I was driving a Porsche as a daily driver, it got hit hard while parked at least twice (once damage to front fender & headlamp, another time damage to the driver's door and front fender), and of course no note or insurance info was left for me.  

 

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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I know it sounds retarded, but I'm certain some cars are jinxed and will only create hassle in your life. So yes getting rid of it will help.

Within 18 months all of this happened to one car, mirrors and interior stolen, was hit 3+ times, various break downs and it ended up being stolen. It spent 6 months of 18 months of ownership it a garage costing $5k.

Also I was interrogated by the insurance for fraud and had to go to the police station to hand over my prints, when they found it again completely stripped.

Wow, that car was just bad luck!  

 

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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

My nicer cars have taken a lot of abuse 

That's why many of my car friends and I don't use our nicer cars as daily drivers.  Many of them have an ordinary daily driver to take to work to get dinged, dented, and scraped by the general public.      

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