irv

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  1. I just finished purchasing a 2008 Chevy Malibu LT with a 2.4 ltr engine for $4,200 dollars.It came with a safety and an E test which good for the rest of the year I believe?It has 140,000 kms on it and all records show it was well maintained mechanically. IE: oil changes, etc.It was driven by a 58 yr old woman.It is almost fully loaded with the exception of a sun roof.Leather heated seats, remote start, lots of airbags, CD player, adjustable gas and brake pedals, etc.It has brand new tires, brakes and exhaust.The only downside is a small patch of rust bubbles on the rear passenger quarter.Nothing has broken through there yet but it is only a matter of time.I will likely wait until next spring before deciding to repair it as I want to make sure it turns out to be a good car first and my son is happy with?It will be rustproof sprayed within the next 2 months. Just curious what your thoughts are on them? I have heard the 2.4 is a good engine?Is there anything that anyone knows that I should be aware of?It will receive an oil/filter change when I get it home but I am curious if I should do any other fluid changes, like the trans, while I am at it? Any info anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all those who were looking/keeping an eye open for me. I appreciate it. (P.S. Poncho, FS and alcohol usually isn't a good mix. Just saying)
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    Side by Side

    If I ever get another ATV, Power steering will also be a requirement. Like all things new, when Yamaha first came out with them a lot of people scoffed but if you have ever driven both, you quickly realize how sweet it is. Good luck with your search, George.
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    Justin Trudeau is Doing a Great Job

    Looks like Trudeau isn't receiving much love in Ontario. Over 6,000 votes and nearly half from here.
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    Summer has come to an abrupt end.

    Sorry to hear, Tommy.
  5. I haven't looked at Buicks yet but I imagine you are correct with insurance and them. The Impalas I know were were reasonable so I would assume the Buicks, or any other type of car like that would be also. Hopefully this week I can get some pavement pounded and find him one. This hasn't been as easy as I thought it might be. Thanks.
  6. My wife had an 02 Intrigue and although it was a decent car over the years, it still had it's share of problems for a car with low kms. Hence why we purchased a newer Impala last year. I appreciate the link however, Stevie. Thanks.
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    Annual Humane Society Fund rasier!!!

    Donation sent, Sean. Thanks for all you do!
  8. He can have that fun when he can afford to do it on his own. Under Dad's watch, not a chance.
  9. For sure! Surprisingly not; at least not what I have been told anyways. I was also thinking/wanting him in a truck but after I heard that, and the fact he would prefer a car, I never really looked into them anymore. With a truck and most/all being rear wheel drive, I would want a 4 x 4 but then, of course, up goes the price of one. I was never really a big fan of those Colorados or Canyons anyways, and those would be what we would be limited to looking at mostly, imo.
  10. Interesting points. I never got too deep with questions when I was talking to my insurance agent, but I do remember her saying, any car that is on the smaller side and as a rep of being popular with the younger, joey racer type crowd, is going to be spendy. Maybe all insurance companies are different to a certain extent, or depending on ones location, but I would have guessed a G35 would have been one of those spendy types of cars? I have now been leaning towards a Malibu. I like the smaller sized engines that are in them (gas mileage) and there seems to be more of them around than Impalas. I thought I found a good one yesterday, but it looked WAY better in the pics than it did in person!
  11. He could be the pimp from his high school. In all seriousness, I have seen a few caddys for decent money surprisingly. Just don't know about insurance, which I think would be spendy. Most I have seen look decent and are somewhat newish but most come uncertified?
  12. I'll mention those to him, Tommy, but my gut tells me he will look at me like I have 2 heads. Also, my insurer told me me the smaller sized cars are usually more money to insure so I am guessing one of those would be pricier than a full size car we are looking for? Never knew that, Stevie, but I will give it a try. Thanks.
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    Key River and The North

    Idiots! I hope they get their ass sued off and the project is shut down for good!
  14. irv

    Toronto gun violence

    https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/levy-hussain-always-came-across-as-bubbly-says-co-worker https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/fatah-mentally-ill-the-media-or-the-murderer?video_autoplay=true
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    Toronto gun violence

    Sounds like the statement about the shooters mental illness didn't come from the family at all but rather some Muslim spokesperson who may not even know the family. This is nuts!! https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/furey-meet-the-spin-doctor-behind-the-hussain-family-statement?video_autoplay=true