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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to mq in message #5880:
The one in the 300ZX was in the passenger side rear wall... You had to remove the rear seat, then pry open the plastic wall covering to get to it... Pain in the dick...

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to hade119 in message #5881:
Man, my Si was super-easy to get to. Drop out the glovebox, pop the under-dash panel off, and boom, there it is. 3 little bolts and it just slides right out.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to hade119 in message #5881:
yeah. nissans are saabs are part of the reason i only work in specialty shops. i am not a fan.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to mq in message #5883:
Man mine is easy all you have to do is pull back the passenger side carpet under the glove box.

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subject: re: resurrecting the Si
in reply to cyco in message #5884:
I think most car makers put them in that general area... Not a bad spot... Although I did have 1 car where stuff down there was getting kicked alot, and was causing problems...

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subject: heh.
last road trip of my intermission between schools. i am driving a hopelessly overloaded 70hp diesel rabbit from eastern washington to monterey california. i am sure to piss off a lot of people (truckers included) as i doubt i will break 45mph up hill. i have a bike and a surf board on top, all of my camping/cycling and backpacking equipment loaded up, as well as various school supplies, two sea bags worth of clean laundry (i could wear a different shirt everyday for a month without having to do laundry!) and a modest selection from my personal library, only two boxes.

what i am not bringing is tools, on a 300k plus diesel motor. now this is living dangerously! wish me luck tomorrow!

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in reply to mq in message #5886:
Goodluck, safe trip...

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subject: New Car...
I really want to get another car... I'm getting tired of my 2003 Nissan 350Z... But if I sell it, I want to trade UP for that...

I kinda want an Audi S5... But I don't think I can afford it... I don't know if I should put myself into more debt... I'm sooo conflicted...

What do you guys think?

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in reply to hade119 in message #5888:
I lust after the Audi S5, and would love for that to be my next vehicle. I'm pretty sure there's no way I can afford it, so I stick with my lowly A6.

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in reply to hade119 in message #5888:
My old man told me years ago, "Boy, you live like you're rich, and you never will be."

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in reply to chuckster in message #5890:
Good advice... But I'm not trying to be rich... I'm trying to enjoy life...

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in reply to hade119 in message #5888:
I gave up on the Audi S5 idea... I've been looking at used M3's, they are a little cheaper, but I still can't get one into my price range... Even if I get top dollar for my Z, I'll be looking at almost a $600/m car note... I can't afford that... Sucks... I want something newer... :(

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subject: Grr...
What the fuck is up with people driving with their headlights off, and only their foglights on? I see it alot lately... Not only does it look stupid, but its dangerous too...

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in reply to hade119 in message #5893:

Iuno, but it drives me bat shit crazy. Also, if you have to use your windshield wipers, you probably ought to have your lights on, too. Hate people.

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subject: FUCK ME!
I parked my Z in the street 3 days ago, and came back to it, and the window was down half way! Fuck! My friend had this same glitch in his 350Z, and it cost him alot of $$, and he never got it fixed. He ended up selling it... I'm not happy... :(

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subject: A happy ending...
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/15/la-sheriff-man-recovers-car-42-years-after-theft/

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in reply to hade119 in message #5896:
Bonus: Now it's a registerable Classic!

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subject: re: A happy ending...
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5897:
Thats true... Saves you on insurance... :)

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subject: re: A happy ending...
in reply to hade119 in message #5898:
I hadn't even thought of that. I am curious, though, about WHY insurance on Classics is cheap. Their replacement cost is usually utterly disproportionate to their formula book value.

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in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5899:
Because insurance is a scam?

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in reply to hade119 in message #5900:
Hardly. It's contingency.

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in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5901:
So let me ask you this. I bought my 03 Nissan 350Z in 04. And Geico quoted my $4070 a year for coverage. I started the policy, and when the bill came in the mail, it was $7020. I called them back, and they said "Sorry, we put the wrong rate class in when we quoted you." I said, fine, no problem, just give me the rate you quoted me. Because had I known it was $7k, I would not have purchased this car, or the policy. They said "Sorry, nothing we can do."

I left Geico, and found another company (some crazy overseas place, based in London). Anyways, a few years later, after I turned 25, I shopped around, and Geico was now the cheapest. I came back to them. At that time, the value of the Z was somewhere in the low $20,000 range. I paid what they want me to pay, and every 6 months when it came time to renew, the policy went up. Only a few bucks, but it went it. It's now YEARS later, I still got geico, and they are still charging me that same price (plus the few dollar increase). Why? The Z is worth maybe $8k now... Why am I paying the same price for coverage when replacement cost of the car is 1/3 of what it was had I crashed it, or had it gotten stolen, when I got it? IT'S A SCAM! SCAM SCAM SCAM!

A good driver like myself gets hosed. I don't recoup NEARLY what I pay into it. But meanwhile, bad drivers rack up, crash, and scam as much as they want, and there is no penatly. It's bullshit. They whole insurance system in this country is out of control.

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in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5901:
But going back to your classic car thing. The reason its so cheap is because its an argeed upon pay out. Blue book has nothing to do with it.

Example. My friend has a 1964 Impala. He bought it for apx $4000, so when he got coverage, thats the amount he insured it for. If it gets crashed or stolen, thats the check he'll get. The "blue book" of the car means nothing. He pays apx $200 a year in coverage, if I remember correctly.

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in reply to hade119 in message #5902:
"It's bullshit. [The] whole insurance system in this country is out of control."

Couldn't agree more.

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I don't think I think I know, I don't think I think." - Ed
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in reply to paradox in message #5904:
Yeah, but I'm willing to bet you agree in a way he didn't intend. :p


As far as the "it's a scam" screeching: YOU are purchasing contingency coverage FROM THEM. You're renting the OPTION to receive monetary compensation should certain circumstances arise. Insurance as a concept and economic mechanism is far from a scam. It's absolutely essential to modern economic systems.

As for your rates with Geico: I can't speak to it. I don't know what methods they use to calculate their rates. Like any business their primary purpose is to maximize profit. EVERYTHING they do is in service of that. The fact that they sell insurance (the supposed reason for their existence) is IN SERVICE to profit. If the business could do better doing something else, they'd do it. My guess is that they kept billing you approximately the same rate because you kept paying it. That's only a guess, but it's the first thing that comes to mind. Why would they voluntarily forgo revenue from you when it's not under threat? Remember, the replacement cost of a vehicle is a very small portion of the funds committed when a policy is written. The big-ticket items are liability-based. Paying fees, settlements, damages, and medical claims. THAT's where the big money goes. If you kept the same policy with the same coverage, then I'm not surprised that the rates remained fairly flat. Your car may have depreciated 60-some percent, but the liability coverage you carried would've remained constant. Hence, your rates remain unchanged. If it was only increasing a few bucks a year, you're actually getting the same coverage for less! Inflation makes that same dollar price represent less absolute value year on year.

This stuff is basic econ, dude.

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in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5905:
"Yeah, but I'm willing to bet you agree in a way he didn't intend."

You'd lose that bet.

"As far as the "it's a scam" screeching: YOU are purchasing contingency coverage FROM THEM."

I'm being FORCED to purchase it. I want to drive my car without insurance, but I can't. It should be optional. Or at the very least, it should be coverage for YOURSELF. If you're that worried that your car will get stolen, or crashed into, then buy insurance for THAT contingency. Not the other way around. That way, people who aren't worried about that, wouldn't need coverage.

"My guess is that they kept billing you approximately the same rate because you kept paying it."

I complained to them, and they wouldn't reduce it. Last time my policy came up for renewal, I was gonna shop around, but some things came up, and it was easier just to renew, then risk an insurance laspe. However, my policy is up again in about a month, and I'll gonna shop around this time. Hopefully I find something cheaper. Fuck Geico.

"Hence, your rates remain unchanged."

But other people get discounts for renewal, or their policy goes down. Why does mine go up? I'm still waiting for thsi mythical $800/y policy I've heard so much about. When I was 18 they said wait till your 21, then wait till your 25, then wait till your 30... I'm fucking 31, and I still get butt raped on my auto insurance every time. Meanwhile my neighbor scams with out of state plates, and nothing happens to him... Thats such fucking bullshit...



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in reply to hade119 in message #5906:
I was insinuating that he was referring to the gigantic clusterfuck that is health insurance. Only he, not you, can tell me if I got it right.

What you're referring to is "no fault" insurance. Michigan has it, as do other states. You're STILL required to carry insurance for instances such as property damage, personal injury, and other contingencies where the driver is at fault.
See, driving isn't a right. You are not entitled by any statute to drive. it is a privilege. As such, you are required to meet certain requirements. Carrying insurance to protect others from harm you may cause is one of them. Pretty damn straightforward.

"Last time my policy came up for renewal, I was gonna shop around, but some things came up, and it was easier just to renew, then risk an insurance laspe."
Insinuating you DIDN'T shop around previously. Nobody but yourself on that one.

"Fuck Geico."
Y'know, I've yet to hear of ONE good experience with them from anybody I know. I've avoided them on that basis, as well as their rates. Your mileage may vary, but it sounds like yours didn't after all. So yeah, the hell with those guys.

"But other people get discounts for renewal, or their policy goes down. Why does mine go up?"
We covered that. Because you didn't vote with your wallet.

"I'm still waiting for thsi mythical $800/y policy I've heard so much about. When I was 18 they said wait till your 21, then wait till your 25, then wait till your 30... I'm fucking 31, and I still get butt raped on my auto insurance every time."
See above. In addition: Who ever promised you that? There's no promise or right anywhere to cheap insurance. Cars are an expensive privilege that MOST of the world cannot (and likely never will) afford. Count yourself lucky that you have them at all, not to mention ones you like and enjoy. Have a little fucking perspective.

"Meanwhile my neighbor scams with out of state plates, and nothing happens to him... Thats such fucking bullshit... "
Life's tough, get a helmet. Life's not fair. Get over it. Some people get away with shit they shouldn't. Is it right? No. Does it give you license to do the same? Not if you want to maintain any sort of integrity. Turn him in if you want. Otherwise it's just idle bitching. All of us do it, just be sure to recognize it for what it is.

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subject: re: A happy ending...
in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5905:
Hey, I wasn't trying to pick sides or anything. It does seem to me that the car insurance system has been bastardized by the same forces that have fucked up health insurance costs (in Illinois, at least). The costs of litigation and malpractice insurance has forced doctors to raise health costs, and they tend to bill insurance higher rates which in turn raises health insurance costs for consumers.

On a tangent, the high cost of malpractice insurance in Illinois has actually forced many talented and conscionable doctors to leave the state, because they want to provide affordable health care but the system here literally makes it impossible to price their services at a level reasonable to the lower-class.

Car insurance may be more of a subtle change. When serious injury is caused by an auto accident, courts tend to reward larger payouts for loss-of-livelihood. But this sets a trend for higher payouts for liability cases, too. The natural forces at work drive liability costs higher, and therefore the insurance companies adjust their formulas and the cost gets turned back around to their consumers.

I don't know how exactly you fix the system. But the trends do seem to be a bit out of control.



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in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #5907:
"I was insinuating that he was referring to the gigantic clusterfuck that is health insurance. Only he, not you, can tell me if I got it right."

Man, you just LOVE being wrong, don't you? Your original quote was "Yeah, but I'm willing to bet you [Paradox] agree in a way he [Hade119] didn't intend." That means you have to know what MY intent was. And my intent was EXACTLY that, to include ALL insurance in the mix (which is why I didn't specifically say car insurance).

"What you're referring to is "no fault" insurance."

No. No fault insurance is no fault insurance. What I'm saying is more similar to homeowners insurance (where you pay for coverage for things that happen to you), or even "uninsured motorist coverage" on a regular policy.

"Insinuating you DIDN'T shop around previously. Nobody but yourself on that one."

Again, you just LOVE to make assumptions and be wrong. I did shop around when I switched away from the shady London company, and at the time Geico was the lowest. But now, as I stated, I'm over 30, so there is usually another price decrease, so I want to shop around again, and see if maybe a different company can beat Geico now.

"Who ever promised you that?"

Not promiced. But, I talked to other adults in NYC, and most of them always told me "Don't worry about it, when you hit 25, your insurance will be $800 a year like mine is." Guess I was just hoping to get what they get. Why I don't, idk...

"Turn him in if you want."

To who? No one but the insurance company concerned would care (and I have no idea who his insurance company is).

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in reply to paradox in message #5908:
"I don't know how exactly you fix the system."

Civil court reform. Too many predatory lawyers out there. Idk exactly how you would fix it, but something needs to be done about cutting down crazy lawsuits. That would be a good start.

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