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Old 02-09-2019, 12:41 PM
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Slo Yelo C5 View Post
Thank you.

Is that a Getrag differential?

Also, that individual truck I posted...why does the window sticker say 3.21 if it has 3.92 as part of the option package? I was always under the understanding that when they list final #s on your sticker, that's what THAT unit has. I just don't get why the sticker says 3.21 if its 3.92.

That individual unit, on the gauge cluster picture, shows 13.5 mpg (if I recall) based on the 8k miles it's been driven. You think the previous owner beat the shyt out of it? Seems like really low mpg, even for that Ram. I would have thought closer to 20 mpg overall.
Looks like it does have 3.21's. I guess i was wrong. I thought sports came std with 3.92's. As said though, 3.21s are perfectly fine for a DD. If you were going to be towing a camper, I'd say hold out for 3.92's.

Dont trust the fuel economy calculator of cars on dealership lots. You dont know when they were last reset, and there's going to be a lot of idle time figured into that calcuation from moving the truck around the lot, washing it, etc. That truck will get 15city/20hwy all day long.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:43 PM
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The rubber trim on the door edges on that truck makes it look like it has ud-camero-esque gaps.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:47 PM
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You could just get a job driving a school bus.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:50 PM
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If you think buying a C5 corvette is the biggest mistake in the world, you have a lot of growing up to do. And you didnít get ripped off on your house purchase. You bought a tract house. Not a custom. And even a custom can have problems. Neither are immune to market conditions. That includes the guy whoís upside down on a multi million dollar home.

You are living in the house right? Driving the corvette right?
We live in an imperfect and often evil world.
Suck it up buttercup.
Really? I'm supposed to suck up a house that is falling apart and at the same time...

Loses ~3%-4% in value almost every single year since nearly half of my town are now immigrants that are not paying taxes, not keeping up their houses (lowering the value of all houses in town), flooding the schools and causing parents to avoid my district at all costs since 25%+ of the students in my district don't speak English, and to top it all off...they now have several confirmed MS13 gang members in the high school. And the government rewards me by increasing my property taxes (already at 3.75% of the homes value on an annual basis) by 6-9% per year, while simultaneously charging me nearly 9% in combined state and local income tax on an annual basis?

I literally pay one of the highest overall tax burdens (% wise) in the entire US. I am at about 45% in taxes between income tax (F, S, L) and local property tax. And if I loved the house, then fine. But I hate it. And all this immigration BS didn't start getting bad in my town until 2010 (after I already bought it). And that started the taxes on a run that is unparalleled. My RE taxes overall are up ~70% in 8 years. And the district can't stop...they told us their expenses for non English speaking students is crushing the budget, combined with an influx of lower socioeconomic citizens who can't (or wont?) pay their RE taxes, meaning the 50% of the district that are paying, are getting soaked. My realtor informed me yesterday that there are 3 current distress sales in my neighborhood (2 short sales, 1 foreclosure) so I would have to slash my price even more.

All in, my losses on this POS house will be 33% vs the purchase price a decade ago. And to add insult to injury...I owe 3.75% of the value of the home in annual property taxes

Them you wonder why I'm going so slowly with not trying to get fing hosed...again?
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:55 PM
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Lose half the value is $5k on the C5? I bought it for $20k (it only had 17k miles on it). Put $3-4k into it (changed all fluids, bought Radioflyer lights, used C5 Z06 rims, new water pump, new ATI harmonic balancer, etc) before I even really understood this EBCM nightmare.

So no, I'd be losing more like half of $25k+. If not more than half. And I've driven it all of 5k miles so far. G forbid that POS breaks,I'm fed. Out like $15k or more for a few thousand miles of driving. So yeah, it is a major concern. Not all of us are able to fix cars on the cheap. It becomes a major problem if I can't drive it, but also can't sell it.

I don't understand why you think its comical to rip on me for something that would make the car virtually unsellable and worthless if some POS electronic component breaks.
WTF? Did you just buy it this month?
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:55 PM
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I don't understand why you think its comical to rip on me for something that would make the car virtually unsellable and worthless if some POS electronic component breaks.
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Ummm, your car is worth a whole lot closer to $10,000 than $25,000 and you can't blame that on your perfectly functioning EBCM. I think your constant use of outrageous overstatement is comical no matter the subject.
Its a Snowflake world and evidently we live in it....

Just wondering when Slo will realize no one likes him here in OT....
Me thinks he should and find a Moronnial Snowflake message board to whine in... but that would take some work and initiative...something Slo obviously doesn't possess..

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Old 02-09-2019, 12:56 PM
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You could just get a job driving a school bus.
Drivers aren't supposed to cry more than the kids.
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Really? I'm supposed to suck up a house that is falling apart and at the same time...

Loses ~3%-4% in value almost every single year since nearly half of my town are now immigrants that are not paying taxes, not keeping up their houses (lowering the value of all houses in town), flooding the schools and causing parents to avoid my district at all costs since 25%+ of the students in my district don't speak English, and to top it all off...they now have several confirmed MS13 gang members in the high school. And the government rewards me by increasing my property taxes (already at 3.75% of the homes value on an annual basis) by 6-9% per year, while simultaneously charging me nearly 9% in combined state and local income tax on an annual basis?

I literally pay one of the highest overall tax burdens (% wise) in the entire US. I am at about 45% in taxes between income tax (F, S, L) and local property tax. And if I loved the house, then fine. But I hate it. And all this immigration BS didn't start getting bad in my town until 2010 (after I already bought it). And that started the taxes on a run that is unparalleled. My RE taxes overall are up ~70% in 8 years. And the district can't stop...they told us their expenses for non English speaking students is crushing the budget, combined with an influx of lower socioeconomic citizens who can't (or wont?) pay their RE taxes, meaning the 50% of the district that are paying, are getting soaked. My realtor informed me yesterday that there are 3 current distress sales in my neighborhood (2 short sales, 1 foreclosure) so I would have to slash my price even more.

All in, my losses on this POS house will be 33% vs the purchase price a decade ago. And to add insult to injury...I owe 3.75% of the value of the home in annual property taxes

Them you wonder why I'm going so slowly with not trying to get fing hosed...again?


...here we go... let the crying begin
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:58 PM
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The color is "Enhh"... the truck itself is damn nice IMO but its priced higher than I would pay for it.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:59 PM
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Dude, I'm not blacking out personal documents for an internet story.
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Originally Posted by Slo Yelo C5 View Post
Really? I'm supposed to suck up a house that is falling apart and at the same time...

Loses ~3%-4% in value almost every single year since nearly half of my town are now immigrants that are not paying taxes, not keeping up their houses (lowering the value of all houses in town), flooding the schools and causing parents to avoid my district at all costs since 25%+ of the students in my district don't speak English, and to top it all off...they now have several confirmed MS13 gang members in the high school. And the government rewards me by increasing my property taxes (already at 3.75% of the homes value on an annual basis) by 6-9% per year, while simultaneously charging me nearly 9% in combined state and local income tax on an annual basis?

I literally pay one of the highest overall tax burdens (% wise) in the entire US. I am at about 45% in taxes between income tax (F, S, L) and local property tax. And if I loved the house, then fine. But I hate it. And all this immigration BS didn't start getting bad in my town until 2010 (after I already bought it). And that started the taxes on a run that is unparalleled. My RE taxes overall are up ~70% in 8 years. And the district can't stop...they told us their expenses for non English speaking students is crushing the budget, combined with an influx of lower socioeconomic citizens who can't (or wont?) pay their RE taxes, meaning the 50% of the district that are paying, are getting soaked. My realtor informed me yesterday that there are 3 current distress sales in my neighborhood (2 short sales, 1 foreclosure) so I would have to slash my price even more.

All in, my losses on this POS house will be 33% vs the purchase price a decade ago. And to add insult to injury...I owe 3.75% of the value of the home in annual property taxes

Them you wonder why I'm going so slowly with not trying to get fing hosed...again?
If itís continuing to lose value yearly why in the **** would you not get out now?

Sell it. Take the hit and move on. Buttercup.

I believe what we have here is a product of government schools and the participation trophy generation.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ZeusC6 View Post
Its a Snowflake world and evidently we live in it....

Just wondering when Slo will realize no one likes him here in OT....
Me thinks he should and find a Moronnial Snowflake message board to whine in... but that would take some work and initiative...something Slo obviously doesn't possess..
I assumed he was a millennial as well but he recently posted he was approaching 40, which makes him right around the same age as me. Not quite GenX and not quite Millennial.
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I’m curious to know the purchase cost and current value of the OP’s house.
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$14k depreciation in 8k miles. What could go wrong? Thereís a **** for every door!

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Iím curious to know the purchase cost and current value of the OPís house.
Oh no you di-int!!
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:25 PM
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whats a used 2017 truck worth?
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:28 PM
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Iím curious to know the purchase cost and current value of the OPís house.
>$200 when I bought less than a decade ago (starter home). POS house. Pos town. Crooked fing government. Result? Value tanked...$50k+ in losses. Or I stay and pay nearly 4% in value in property taxes on annual basis.
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It has become abundantly clear why your best friend/neighbor sold his house and belongings to move to the other side of the world.
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