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What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! #4645784
01/25/18 10:55 AM
01/25/18 10:55 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 427
Georgia
macarose Offline OP
macarose  Offline OP
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Georgia
January is my quiet time so I decided to write an article about the used car market.

http://www.dashboard-light.com/better-than-new-2010-ford-escape-hybrid/

A special mention was given to BITOG since this seems to be the place where fluids and filters are the main topics of conversation.

All the best!

Steven Lang

Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose] #4645803
01/25/18 11:14 AM
01/25/18 11:14 AM
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Chicago,IL,USA
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Good find!
Can you re-check the BITOG link in your article? The "here" word does not point to a link....

Also, in the same price, age and worthiness, Lincoln hybrids? (Ford Fusion atkins engines)


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Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose] #4645814
01/25/18 11:24 AM
01/25/18 11:24 AM
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New York
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New York
Nice deal you got there....I've seen that same vehicle used as NYC taxicabs with over 400K miles so I know they are durable. Good Luck.


'Journalism is Dead'
Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose] #4645898
01/25/18 12:48 PM
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SF BAY AREA, CA
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SF BAY AREA, CA
Good find! Escapes are great!


2007 Crown Vic P71 4.6 ~126K Miles, Royal Purple HPS 5W-30, Royal Purple Filter, Daily Driver, 5K OCIs.
2010 Escape FWD 2.5 ~84K Miles, Castrol Edge EP 5W-30, Wix Filter, Rented on Turo, 10-15K OCIs.
Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose] #4645947
01/25/18 01:25 PM
01/25/18 01:25 PM
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Kalifornia Kollective
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Kalifornia Kollective
Good on you smile


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose] #4646101
01/25/18 04:30 PM
01/25/18 04:30 PM
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Posts: 2,325
St. Louis
MONKEYMAN Offline
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St. Louis
Enjoy your articles. Entertaining!


Truth alone triumphs, not untruth.

2017 Elantra SE
Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose] #4646181
01/25/18 06:09 PM
01/25/18 06:09 PM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline
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Michigan
Wow, killer deal!


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
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Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose] #4646187
01/25/18 06:23 PM
01/25/18 06:23 PM
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Ceciltucky Maryland
Oldtom Offline
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Ceciltucky Maryland
Thank you for the article Mr. Lang. I googled the word "curbstoning" which appeared in your article. A friend of mine got cheated by this practice, I just never knew what to call it till now. You learn something new every day if you aint careful smile

Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose] #4646229
01/25/18 07:14 PM
01/25/18 07:14 PM
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Idaho
CT8 Offline
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Idaho
No I bought this car and all of a sudden it is drinking a quart of oil every 500 miles, what oil will cure the problem? Or the engine is sludged up will Auto RX clean it up?


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: pandus13] #4646337
01/25/18 08:53 PM
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Georgia
macarose Offline OP
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Done!

Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose] #4646781
01/26/18 10:31 AM
01/26/18 10:31 AM
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Oklahoma
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Oklahoma
I liked reading your stories, nice job


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Re: What's Better Than New? A Used Car Darn It! [Re: macarose] #4648845
01/28/18 10:53 AM
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Oregon
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Oregon
Good find. I love browsing used BMWs... if your paying more than 20% of its original value with 75-100k miles, you’re overpaying.


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