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Posts posted by bandrus1

  1. 4 minutes ago, Voltaire said:

    I don’t know why they arrested a journalist. I had been under the impression that the Minneapolis police were doing nothing, so, eh, well at least arresting journalists isn’t eating donuts while the city burns. They may even potentially have a legitimate reason although it is hard to imagine.

    It doesn't really look good. They are on camera asking the police where they would like them to move to.

  2. 8 minutes ago, Fireballer said:

    Is that a reman with some type of warranty?  Local shop?  Its prob something Ill have to do eventually.  Id throw in a cooler while your at it if you dont have the one installed with towing package.  A decent one will run you less than $100.  

    I do have the tow package in mine. Last year I had the transmission lines replaced at $420 so I did not have to do this in the rebuild.

    3rd gear is completely gone so when my guy gets into it he is going to see what is up and there is a cascade of things that could potentially need to be done. He quoted me the worst case so I knew what I was potentially looking at. I was pretty happy. I was expecting worst to be 4k


    Yes it's a local shop and I love my mechanic. Guy in his early 40's and knows cars inside out like no other. Always good on price and fixed right. This will be a rebuild with various warranty on the components

  3. 4 minutes ago, MTSkiBum said:

    If you are only looking for longevity, then I would look strongly at the highlander with the tow package. There are a few in your price range. I searched within 200 miles of lake eerie since I do not know where you live.

    Below is one example.

    I am not sure which engine you had in your suburban, but the highlander has as much HP as the 5.3L v8 in the suburban of your generation, and it will almost certainly tow better.




    Problem is that is 50 percent higher than I'm wanting to pay. I want to stay in the 10 k range


    Again I drive this about 2200 miles a year on average I can't spend 16k on that when my daily driver is a 4500 dollar car

  4. On 5/20/2020 at 6:33 PM, Hardcore troubadour said:

    Interesting. Point me in that direction? 

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    • 0% financing will be available for a promotional period of up to 12- months, or until available funds are exhausted. The 0% rate will be applied to the term of the loan (5, 10, or 15 years).
    • Following this promotional period, the program will return to the geographic eligible 3.49%/6.99% interest rate for residential borrowers and Prime Rate + 2% for small commercial/not-for-profit borrowers

    If you have any questions please contact the Residential Financing Team at residentialfinancing@nyserda.ny.gov.



  5. Just now, fandandy said:

    How big is your boat?  We had a 16 ft Four Winns that we pulled easily with a Durango.  Maybe if your boat is not huge you could look for something besides an expensive 4x4 truck.

    19 foot aluminum 2100 loaded up.... I need a good V8 because my trips to the lake have very big hills.

  6. 16 minutes ago, Patriotsfatboy1 said:

    190k on a Suburban is not that much. A used truck for $12k will probably be worse. See what it will take to get it fixed. 

    My son just bought a used 2013 Chevy truck for $18k and it had 133k miles on it. Was a decent deal, but not a steal.

    That's my thought right now

  7. So my 2003 suburban finally gave up it's transmission over the weekend. Has 190k miles on it and pretty normal rocker rust from being in the north east. I have owned it 10 years and only put about 22k miles on it mostly while towing my boat. Doesn't get driven a whole lot.


    I don't want to spend more than 10 or 11 k on a used truck and that basically will get me like a 2010 with higher miles on it also and who knows what I'll get into. 


    I have fixed the 4x4 and brake lines on my suburban and it's generally not a bad vehicle. Should I just dump 4k into mine because I know what I'm getting into for look for a 7-8 year newer used vehicle


    Both feel like a lose lose situation