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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    I dunno.

    Seems to me the "best option" is knowing how to look for, evaluate and buy a car for yourself without third-party assistance.
    May be hard for you to understand but there are plenty of folks who don't know how to add a quart of oil to the crankcase. el gorgon certainly seems to know what he is doing as I have yet to read a bad word. There are plenty of times in life it is so much easier to pay some pesos and let someone who is in the know take care of business for you.

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    And I still take credit for coining "2.5 World" as the descriptor of record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
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    he has a ton of diagnostic tools... to go 'behind the curtain'

    Not that yours aren't 'built in'...... Cobra Boy !!!!

    and 'NO' ... most don't know how to do it
    This Car Concierge stuff is big business in the US....
    to obviate crooked used car salesmen
    Diagnostic tools are plentiful.

    Knowledge is free.

    Not saying that "concierge" has no merit. But the best consumer is an educated consumer.

    Cars are so much better now than they used to be that between a relatively inexpensive plug-in tool, CarFax, a lifetime of experience and the internet one can easily rely on oneself and know what they are buying than to rely on a third party to assess a third party...

    The most powerful tool a consumer has is the word "no."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meemselle View Post
    And I still take credit for coining "2.5 World" as the descriptor of record.
    The proper term is "Developing Nation."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbird View Post
    May be hard for you to understand but there are plenty of folks who don't know how to add a quart of oil to the crankcase.
    True. And they tend to be taken advantage of. Repeatedly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    True. And they tend to be taken advantage of. Repeatedly.
    Exactly, and that is where el gorgon steps in the help.

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    Bird
    Didn’t you have a serious case of ‘fatigue’ once?
    To the point where you were leaving permanently?

    We talked you off the edge of the cliff.... as I recall

    hahaha
    Funny now... but you were gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Bird
    Didn’t you have a serious case of ‘fatigue’ once?
    To the point where you were leaving permanently?

    We talked you off the edge of the cliff.... as I recall

    hahaha
    Funny now... but you were gone
    Yes I did, and i took your advice. Everyone has a different tolerance level. Your suggestion was before you reach your individual level hop on a plane and Get Out of Dodge for a short bit. My cap off point is six weeks and I am gone for a week or so. Leaving and going back stateside rejuvenates the mind, body, and soul. I could never, ever stay in la rep dom for a solid year without going stateside. No way Jose.

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    Yessir
    I agree.... hit the ‘eject ‘ button when you need to

    I do it
    Off to NYC tomorrow... new car pickup....

    Cue the music
    Happy Days Are here Again.... 11th and 51st....

    My wife gags at 3 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Yessir
    I agree.... hit the ‘eject ‘ button when you need to

    I do it
    Off to NYC tomorrow... new car pickup....

    Cue the music
    Happy Days Are here Again.... 11th and 51st....

    My wife gags at 3 weeks
    safe travels, WW...watch the speeding tickets...

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