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2023.03.29 03:44 xXNighteaglexX 12v battery in a 6v bike?

Hey all, I recently picked up a 1980 Honda Super Cub. These bikes came from factory on a 6v system, but the guy I bought it from replaced the battery with a 12v. The electric starter, turn signals, horn, and headlight seem to all work fine and the alternator charges the battery. Is there a way to verify the bike was converted to 12v? Or what are the risks to use a 12v in a 6v system or a 6v in a 12v converted system? All I have to go off of is the starter case says 6v on it.
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2023.03.29 01:42 Chokeher187 A gem 💎 disguised as a 🍋

I figured I share my experience so here it is start to present:
My parents recently bought 1 car from car max over and over they kept having issues and one car from carvana that had 1 issue but it was resolved during the warranty period.
So I started at the local BMW car dealerships and their customer service and selection were non existent. One day I was laying in the bath after months of searching and found a 2017 BMW 330i with 35k mileage with no warning lights on the dashboard for $25 k totaling $27k. This was within budget and had everything I was looking for.
I immediately thought damn this is too good to be true. I hesitated, but then I said hell purchase! Paid in full. The process was easy and 123. I was super excited. It was my first time purchasing a car by my self with out the help of an adult 👩🏽 I’m 34 😂 any who … don’t laugh. I felt proud and excited to do it all by my self. I was looking for so long so someone would NOT say I told u so 🤪
Pick up was the march 6th and I could barely sleep. Sunday march 5th I get a call that they could not give me my car because my battery needed to be replaced and they could not get in to detail the car. So she pushed it to the 7th. I agreed and showed up the 7th excited as hell when I saw Kloud in the parking lot🫶🏼 NOW THIS IS WHERE I SHOULD HAVE SAID FUCK U CARVANA BUT LIKE MEN I I ignored the red flag and I had to see it through my boy AFTER ALL I HAD 7 days to get my money back.
I proceed to open the car and inspect it and test drive it before signing papers a new set of contracts because of the new delivery date. Once I turned the car on the CAUTION ⚠️ light that steered me away from so many BMWS on their website was actually on the dash. This was not in the picture when I purchased the vehicle online. I asked what it was and she said a head light was out. I thought minor soooo I said HELL LETS SIGN I’m going to inspect it any way.
I signed all new paperwork and not once when she described each paper did she speak of the Arbitration agreement 🫠 Not that I knew what that was anyway.
So I called silver rock and asked for a location to go to and they listed all these low budget auto shops the only one reputable one was HONDA! so I picked Honda. I went to Honda the 8th because I was too nervous to drive my new car but I got over it quickly because I was on a time crunch. I waited 2 hrs in Honda just for them to tell me their computers can’t read BMW computers 🧐
Now I thought that already to my self but I’m following silverrocks recommendations. I spoke to my parents and they said NO GO TO BMW. I went to BMW RIGHT AFTER explained my issue sat and waited another 2 hrs. He even suggested a fluid change I said sure do that. So after the wait MY CAUTION ⚠️ light was still on and they didn’t even inspect the car BUT THEY MADE $267 on something that didn’t even matter to me!
Any who I had a busy work week and I thought I had 7 days so the CAR SAT. I drove my other car till Tuesday morning march 14th.
Tuesday morning I had an employee call out and my daily driver car battery DIED! I said wait I have a new car I can drive that. Clearly I wasn’t used to it and it wasn’t parked next to me I forgot it existed for a second.
So I jump in the car March 14 and Lo AND BEHOLD THE MFKIN engine light was on! I’m livid how convenient!! 😡😡 soo now I’m on my way work on the phone MY MOM livid = crying like a baby because what I didn’t want to happen happened. She told me take it back! So when all the employees showed up I took my ass straight to carvana in TEARS CRYING THE ENTIRE WAY BECAUSE I WAS scared I just spent $27k I saved up on a piece of shit. I was being cheap I could have given my self the $35k limit but I didn’t want to go below a specific number in my savings. Anywho here I am crying thinking about the thousands of dollars I might possibly have to spend, but hoping they just take the car back and low and behold THEY SAID MY DAY WAS UP Monday the 13th😱 I didn’t know that they counted the day you get it that was stupid of me to think otherwise. 🫣 they also sent me a text message sayin the 13th was the last day but I did not see that (definitely my fault I guess).
Then I look at my warranty paper and it stated that my warranty mileage was at 35,100 but when it was delivered the mileage was increased by 300 miles! I asked for this to be corrected because my warranty started before I got the car. I thought it should be edited that I didn’t put these miles on there and my warranty should be started the day I got the keys at 35,400 miles! They said they could not edit the paper work that wasn’t their job so I guess I’m OUT OF THOSE 300 miles because someone else drove it to the dealership for me to pick it up! I thought it would have been on a trailer but how stupid of me to think they would be so considerate.
So NOW I leave carvana crying and then I get it together because now this is MY CAR !! I head straight to BMW AND I SAID BREAK EVERYTHING! If this warranty covers it !! I want you to milk 🥛 them joking and they laughed I mean I had to feel better about the situation! So I dropped the car off March 14. It’s been 14 days and they finally got an approval on all the work that has to be done: battery replacement (that carvana said they did), intake, shocks, fuel something something system, headlight led system something something, oil filter system something something (comes with an oil change thank god), some type of compressor something something 🤭and other stuff I can list and update y’all when I get the paper work. As he listed everything that got approved my smile grew bigger and bigger because I felt like after all I was going to have a brand new car 😅. I only needed it to last me 4 years before I purchased my dream car. 😍
But I got a call from BMW today and it should be completed by the end of the week and we shall see how great kloud is after her hospital visit! I don’t know if I’m ahead of everything now, but this is a good start.
Trust me when I say use that 7 DAYS and Trust that CARVANA IS NOT For the consumer SILVERROCK MIGHT BE BUT CARVANA IS NOT!! Carvana employees made it quite clear that the two are separate entities. I get that every USED CAR IS USED, but something is definitely not HONEST about this company! I did not get what was promised or presented to me, but I will get my moneys worth. I wish all future customers luck. I will not deal with the again.
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2023.03.29 00:00 ImaginaryDrawingsTwt An influent Brazilian economist became a heterodox economist influenced by David Graeber and alike and he is now delivering wrong economic history lectures to universities and writing this erros in books

André Lara Resende is one of the “fathers” of the very successful Plano Real, it successfully turned the hyperinflationary Brazilian economy in a stable one very quickly in the 90s (he was also one of the “fathers” of other failed plans, but still…).
Not much time ago, he became a heterodox economist, saying things like “economic orthodoxy is a failed ideology”. But I won’t talk about it, I will talk about his takes on the English Monetary History, and how it is completely wrong.
Why is it important? The current Lula’s government has an economical team divided in two main sectors, one defends that the fiscal regime must have real limits and these limits must be respected, the other defends that the expansionary fiscal policy can be unlimited. The former is led by the former Minister of Education and current Minister of Economy Fernando Haddad, the latter is led by the former Minister of Education and current President of the Brazilian Bank of Development Aloizio Mercadante. Mercadante has as intellectual guru André Lara Resende, the main proponent of the unlimited expansionary fiscal regime.
In a lecture to the Institute of Economics of Unicamp, the second most important Brazilian university (behind USP only), André Lara Resende uses the English monetary history to substantiate his theory about the non-spontaneity of the currencies, seen first in his book Consenso e Contrassenso (Consensus and “Nonsense”, 2020):
Lecture to UNICAMP on YouTube, in Portuguese but with auto-generated English subtitles.
What is talked about in this class is basically what is talked about in his book:
Chapter 1: Currency, ideas, and politics
Currency as a public service
Roman coins circulated in England, as well as throughout the Roman Empire, until the end of the 6th century. With the withdrawal of the Romans, Britain's administrative and military structure was dismantled, and the English economy was demonetized. From the beginning of the 5th century to the end of the 7th century there was virtually no currency in circulation in England (Source: Robert Barro: Are Government Bonds Net Wealth?, Journal of Political Economy, n. 81, v. 6, 1974). Most Roman coins fell out of circulation. Worn out or hoarded, the remnants continued to circulate sparsely, and markets collapsed. The impact of monetary liquidity on material conditions and cultural production was dramatic. If we believe in currency as a creation of market needs, these would be the ideal conditions for the emergence of a local currency, but that is not what happened. Without a central authority capable of establishing the unit of account for recording transactions, trade declined, all demand disappeared, and there is no evidence of merchant activities until the end of the 7th century. According to Chris Wickham, “all forms of exchange, beyond the most rudimentary, must have ceased” (Source: David Graeber, Debt: The First 5000 Years. London: Melville House, 2011).
According to archaeological studies, reorganization in the Anglo-Saxon lands began at the end of the 6th century. At the beginning of the 8th century, with the reconstruction of political power and the consolidation of hierarchically more organized small kingdoms, units of account for pecuniary obligations were reintroduced, and trade flourished again. From the 11th century onwards, currency began to be regulated and institutionalized both in England and on the European continent. Governments then realized that they needed to introduce a more efficient means of collecting taxes and transferring resources. The oldest extant report from the English Treasury, from the late 12th century, states:
Currency is needed, not only in times of war, but also in times of peace. Because, in the first case, the revenues are spent on fortifying cities, paying soldiers’ salaries. When hostilities cease, weapons of war are laid aside, churches are built by pious princes, Christ is clothed and fed in the person of the poor, and the mammon of this world is distributed through other acts of charity (source: Edmund Phelps , “The Golden Rule of Accumulation: A Fable of Growthmen”, American Economic Review, v. 51, n. 4, 1961).
Despite the interest of the central power in the institution of money, for many years governments charged for its coinage. Having established the silver or gold content of each coin, anyone could take the metal to an authorized house and, subject to a discount on the contributed metal, leave with the officially minted legal tender coins. The discount, known as seigniorage, was supposed to cover the cost of the coinage and remunerate the government for the service rendered. Until today, when the currency is exclusively fiduciary, the government's gain with its issuance, on which no interest is levied, is called seigniorage. The public was willing to pay the seigniorage, the cost of minting plus a tribute, which could reach up to 5% of the metallic value minted, because the homogenization and regulation of currency was a highly valued service. The chronic illiquidity of the medieval European economy meant that coins almost always circulated at a premium over metallic value. When that premium was far above the cost of seigniorage, more metal was taken to be minted. After the sixteenth century, when the lack of liquidity had already been mitigated, in the rare moments when the rise in silver and gold prices made the coin's face value less than its metallic value, the pieces were melted down, thus creating a endogenous mechanism of expansion and contraction of the stock of physical money.
Medieval metallic coins were always subject to the problem of loss of metallic content, whether due to dishonest scraping or wear and tear of its use, which forced the authorities to remove them from circulation and replace them with new ones, in accordance with established norms for legal tender. The costs of currency renewal fell mostly on the holders of old coins. The premium on its metallic content, the cost of minting, as well as those of currency reforms, all borne for the most part by the public, is evidence of the high value of the service provided by the coin. The universal acceptance guaranteed by legal tender, by the fact of being accepted to settle tax debts and all kinds of official charges, is a public service for which society has always been willing to pay. The reference value and liquidity of the currency is vital for the functioning and expansion of markets. Rulers could charge for currency, which benefited both the government and the public, because illiquidity has always been a painful constraint on trade and all economic activity.
So, I would like to highlight his main points about the history of currency in England, so that we can see how, in fact, the English monetary history was.

Main Points

  1. Video: “Up to the 7th century, in England, circulated the metallic Roman coins”;
Book: “Roman coins circulated in England, as well as throughout the Roman Empire, until the end of the 6th century”.
  1. The coins ceased to circulate.
  2. Video: there was a complete collapse of economic activity in England;
Book: markets collapsed.
Implicitly, 4. Markets collapsed because of lack of currency.
  1. Video: the ideal situation for an economy that had already been a monetary economy to recreate a spontaneous currency;
Book: If we believe in currency as a creation of market needs, these would be the ideal conditions for the emergence of a local currency.
  1. Video: and none of that happened;
Book: but that is not what happened.
  1. Video: It was only from the 11th century onwards that there was a certain amount of centralization, it was during this period that money began to reappear, therefore, the crown started with the idea of creating an accounting system to collect taxes.
Book: From the 11th century onwards, currency began to be regulated and institutionalized both in England and on the European continent. Governments then realized that they needed to introduce a more efficient means of collecting taxes and transferring resources.

The first coins minted in England: coin in the British Iron Age

Although Lara Resende says that “it was from the 11th century that metallic coins began to be minted in England for the first time” (video), the first metallic coins minted in England actually date from pre-Roman times.
For better situational understanding, here is a modern map of the tribes that inhabited the British Isles before the Romans:
Image 1. Pre-Roman British islands
The Southern Britain, the region conquered by Rome, had several tribes and several of these tribes already had a monetary system. Take a look at some of the coins sold by the traditional Baldwin’s numismatic shop:
Image 2. Corieltauvi
Image 3. Iceni
Image 4. Trinovantes and Catuvellauni, it is presumed that, at some point, a tribe was suzerain of another tribe, causing a common coin to be produced in both tribes
Image 5. Belgae
Image 6. Dobunni
Image 7. Durotriges
Coins named “stater” were inspired by the Greek coins of the same name. Therefore, it can be said with a high degree of certainty that this region of southern Britain had a monetary system in pre-Roman times:
Image 8. Area of pre-Roman Britain with a monetary system
Damnonii
Image 9. Damnonii
A curious case, however, are the Dumnonii (Damnonii, depending on the author). Gaius Julius Solinus points out in his book Polyhistor that they lived in the ancient way, without the use of money, but on the basis of giving and accept and by exchange – which is a possible reference to a mutual gift and barter economy, one should not exclude the other.
§ 22.7 {9} This turbid strait also divides the island Silura from the shore which is held by the Dumnonii, a British tribe. The men of this island even now preserve an old custom: they do not use coins. They give and accept, obtaining the necessities of life by exchange rather than by money. They reverence gods, and the men and women equally declare knowledge of the future.
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Siluram quoque insulam ab ora quam gens Brittana Dumnonii tenent turbidum fretum distinguit. Cuius homines etiamnunc custodiunt morem uetustum: nummum refutant; dant res et accipiunt; mutationibus necessaria potius quam pretiis parant; deos percolunt; scientiam futurorum pariter uiri ac feminae ostentant

The economic decline of the 5th and 6th centuries

Was the British economic collapse of the 5th and 6th century caused by the absence of coins, or was the absence of coins caused by economic collapse?
Four points:
  1. Institutional crisis and the Anglo-Saxons;
  2. Bubonic plague;
  3. Natural disaster;
  4. Population decline.

1. Institutional crisis and the Anglo-Saxons

Given the extensive body of research on institutions and their role in promoting national prosperity, as well as the overwhelming support for this idea among leading economists such as Acemoglu, Coase, Ostrom, Williamson, and others, I believe that stressing the importance of institutions to a nation's success would be redundant.
However, it is important to note that after the abrupt departure of the Romans from British lands, the island experienced a profound institutional crisis. Moreover, Britannia began to receive people from different regions.
One of André Lara Resende's points is: as Britain was used to have a monetary system, it was natural that the same people — the Britons — would continue having a monetary system, which did not happen. First of all, it is important to note that the population of Anglo-Saxon England differed significantly from that of Roman Britain, with the arrival of the Angles and Saxons from the continent following the Roman departure. These new people settled in Britannia after the abrupt departure of the Romans from the island, when the defenses were weakened. As a side note, the emergence of the King Arthur myth, wherein he, a Briton, defends Britannia against the Anglo-Saxons, can be traced back to this time in history.
Image 10. The new inhabitants of Great Britain

2. Bubonic plague, c. 525 —

Although not as well-known as the Black Death, the bubonic plague known as the Justinian Plague had a profound impact on Europe that lasted for centuries.
Image 11. Introductory article on the history of epidemics

3. Natural disaster: the volcanic winter of 536

In addition to the bubonic pandemic, the massive eruption of a volcano, likely located in Iceland, had far-reaching consequences. This event resulted in a significant cooling of the Northern Hemisphere, known as Late Antique Little Ice Age.
Image 12. Change in average global temperature
One of the most compelling documented of evidence — in addition to scientific analysis of volcanic activity — is the widespread reports of crop failures during this period, which likely contributed to a devastating famine across Europe.
The convergence of pandemic and natural disaster was so significant that many historians regard the 6th century AD as one of the most difficult times to be alive.
Image 13. Science: Why 536 was the 'the worst year to be alive'

4. European population decline

The impact of the combination of these disasters was so profound that it not only affected England, as noted by André Lara Resende, but also brought Europe as a whole to an economic collapse. The evidence of the continent-wide disaster is manifold, with one of the most striking being the precipitous decline in population, which was, at that time, closely linked to social breakdowns.
Image 14. European population decline in both bubonic plagues
Considering the array of factors that contributed to the economic collapse of England in the 5th and 6th centuries, it appears highly unlikely that the absence of local coinage played a decisive role. Rather, the delay in the appearance of local coinage can be more reasonably attributed to the general economic collapse that characterized both Britain and continental Europe during this era. It should be noted that the assertion put forward by Lara Resende on video that England only began to mint its own coinage in the 11th century is mistaken, as there is ample evidence of local coin production dating back to the 7th century.

Thrymsas and sceattas, the resurgence of British coins in the 7th century

Thrysmsas

In the early 7th century, the introduction of thrymsas marked the first instance of coin minting in England after the Roman era. These coins were modeled after the Roman tremissis, which is precisely what would happen if the theory of the spontaneity of coins were not false, according to André Lara Resende’s train of thought.
Image 15. Thrymsas

Sceattas (early pennies)

The sceattas, called by some scholars as “early pennies”, were the first silver coins minted in Anglo-Saxon England. In the 7th century, they completely replaced the production of gold coins (thrymsas). They were minted by several individuals and the extent of royal control over their production remains a topic of debate.
Some sceattas, for example, were produced by the Church and it is not clear what kind of control the kings of the small Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of the time exercised over the “Coins of the Saints”, or even if there was any control at all.
On this subject, Professor Rory Naismith, a specialist in Early Medieval English monetary history, concludes:
Image 16. Money of the Saints
However, it is important to note that ecclesiastical coins only represented a fraction of the sceattas. In fact, there are several other examples of these coins dating back to at least the 7th century, long before the 11th century as previously suggested.
Image 17. Sceattas
While some sceattas feature the portrait of a king and his name, others bear only the name of the moneyer and a symbol, others display the name of the moneyer and the mint. The diversity of these coins was so great that it is unlikely that rigid centralized control existed during this period. The sceattas exhibit a remarkable variety of designs and inscriptions, which suggests that the production of these coins was largely decentralized and subject to the discretion of individual minters and merchants.

Penny

The lack of knowledge regarding thrymsas and sceattas is understandable, as their discoveries have been more recent (it has increased with the technological advancement of archeology) and their popularity is relatively low. However, it is surprising to ignore the penny, a currency that played a significant role in English history, and to claim that the first coin was only minted in England in the 11th century.
In effect, the penny was formalized as the currency of Mercia, an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, by the end of the 8th century through the reforms of King Offa, who centralized coin production and exercised stricter control over it.
It is worth noting that the reputable auction house Baldwin’s has sold several Anglo-Saxon pennies, dating back to before the 11th century, further emphasizing the long-standing presence of coinage in England.
Image 18. Pennies

Conclusion

The account of English currency history presented by André Lara Resende, one the greatest Brazilian economists, in his book Consenso e Contrassenso (2020) and his video lecture for the Institute of Economics of Unicamp (2021), contains several significant flaws that require reassessment. These flaws lead to erroneous conclusions and undermine the credibility of his work.
Therefore, the conclusions of the main points are:
Premise 1: “Up to the 7th century, in England, circulated the metallic Roman coins”, Premise 2: The coins ceased to circulate.
Correct. Following the disappearance of Roman coins from Anglo-Saxon England, imitations of Roman coins began to be produced (thrymsas).
Premise 3. “there was a complete collapse of economic activity in England”.
Correct. Not only in England, but all over Europe. The abrupt departure of the Romans from Britannia in the early 5th century and the subsequent invasion of the Angles and Saxons, who did not have a monetary economy, led to an institutional, social, and economic crisis in England. Additionally, the pandemic and volcanic winter of the 6th century caused a significant economic stagnation throughout Europe.
Conclusion 4. Markets collapsed because of lack of currency.
Unlikely. The collapse of markets and the rise of subsistence economies are better explained by the abrupt Roman exit, the Anglo-Saxon invasion, the Justinian Plague, and the Late Antique Little Ice Age.
Premise 5. If we believe in currency as a creation of market needs, these would be the ideal conditions for the emergence of a local currency.
Correct, the absence of currency creates the need for currency.
Conclusion 6. but that is not what happened.
Incorrect, several coins emerged in Anglo-Saxon England, contradicting the claim that there was a complete absence of currency during this period.
Conclusion 7. It was only from the 11th century onwards that there was a certain amount of centralization, it was during this period that money began to reappear, therefore, the crown started with the idea of creating an accounting system to collect taxes..
Incorrect. Thus, the idea that there was no local currency during Anglo-Saxon England, from the end of Roman Britain to the Norman Conquest in the 11th century, as basically purported by André Lara Resende, is factually incorrect.

References

Alessia Rovelli, Money and Coinage in the Middle Ages (Boston: Brill, 2018)
André Lara Resende, Consenso e Contrassenso: Por uma Economia Não Dogmática (Portfolio Penguin, 2020).


Anna Gannon, The Iconography of Early Anglo-Saxon Coinage: Sixth to Eighth Centuries (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)

Carlo M. Cipolla, The Fontana Economic History of Europe Volume I: The Middle Ages (New York: Barnes and Noble, 1972)
Kathryn A. Glatter e Paul Finkelman, History of the Plague: An Ancient Pandemic for the Age of COVID-19, Am J Med, 2021, Volume 134 (2): p. 176–181.
Rory Naismith, Medieval European Coinage 8: Britain and Ireland c. 400–1066 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Rory Naismith, Studies in Early Medieval Coinage 3: Sifting the Evidence (Spike Books, 2014)
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2023.03.28 22:28 Award-Kooky Need help finding these push pins that come with window visors

Hey Honda family, need some help finding this specific piece. A few of them didn’t quite clip/click in the visors and the rep at College Hills Honda said they didn’t carry that piece on its own but I don’t think I need to buy an entire new set of visors just to get replacements of those little pieces.
Now I found something similar on Amazon but can’t confirm if they’re the right pieces I’m looking for, anyone here know what I’m talking about or have installed the same visors?
Here’s the product I’ve put on the windows:
HON-08R04-TGG-101A
Genuine Honda 2017-2021 Civic Hatchback / Type-R FK8 Window Visor
Each visor piece came with 2 of these small black push pins (that’s what I’m calling them) making it a total of 8. I just need a few of these.
Cheers.
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2023.03.28 20:32 Chicky360 Can a broken multifunction switch cause my headlights to out?

Hi,
I have a 2019 Hyundai Kona SE (non electric) and recently had an incident in which I snapped off the wiper switch. It is now dangling and the wipers are stuck in the on position. Unfortunately, it is a multi function switch connected to the turn signal switch, and I am waiting for my mechanic to find the part since they are not easy to come by since the Hyundai/Kia theft epidemic (thank you tiktok). I then disconnected the power to my wipers so they would not scratch my windshield, and it luckily has not rained much.
It has been a few weeks and suddenly my headlights went out (they were only a year old). I bought new bulbs, and I am going to replace them today. I wanted to know if the two are likely connected? Could this be an electrical issue? Did I install the bulbs incorrectly the first time? Are the wipers being stuck on, though disconnected, slowly killing my battery and the low beams were a warning sign?
Any incite / advice is appreciated. I expect the switch to come in relatively soon to the shop so my mechanic can replace it for me. Thank you.
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2023.03.28 20:05 mikeypcoil 17 SI 2D Misfiring P0304 P172 and P0219C+F, Emission system, Traction control, hill assist, etc. problems, any help is appreciated

It's been a journey with this car. Bought it brand new in 2017 w/ 50 miles on it. No real issues until about 6 months ago. 35,900 miles as of today. Stock everything except battery.
Issues started a while back, first thing to pop up was "Emission Systems Problem" and only that. Looked it up at the time and most people agreed if it’s just that and no other issues, probably just a sensitive knock sensor. It went away. Then came back and kept flipping back and forth until about a month ago where it has stayed on permanently. Car didn't feel any different, so I went the dumb route and tried ignoring. about 5 other electrical related systems started giving me warnings about them not working on top of the emission system one, things like traction control and brake assist and such.
Then the real problem happened, my car misfired, flashing CEL and all. Immediately took it home and parked where it has been since. It was time to get to work. My bro-in-law is a budding mechanic and has most of the tools needs, so first we checked codes. It was throwing P0172 (System too rich bank 1) P0219(both E and F) and P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire).
We hit the list, checking spark plugs first. They were absolutely burnt to a crisp, like no joke they were matte black. Was like oh here's the problem, replaced them with new NGK ones easy peasy. Same issue and codes persisted. Okay so let’s check the Ignition coils next. We did the listening test, heard the clicking, but to be sure we swapped the coils of 1 and 2 with 3 and 4, and still the cylinder 4 misfire, so it’s not the coils.
Next thinking it might be a faulty sensor, I said fuck it while we are at it let me just change the two in the engine bay. I have a friend who works for a Honda dealership, so he gets me discount on parts, picked up both sensors and slapped them bad boys on there. Took out the MAF and cleaned it off. Same issues and codes.
My bro-in-law was like ima check the fuses next. TBH I'm not too sure about how that part went cause I was at work, but when I got home he said all fuses seemed to be functioning and charging normally. I read that these cars came with pretty terrible stock batteries, but I had already swapped it for a Duralast Gold M51 so it's not that either.
After hitting the forums, I saw that allot of SI’s are having injector problems, so we then spent two days taking those out, testing them and cleaning them. They were pretty clogged and dirty, but after our hard work now each spray a fine mist and look nice and shiny, but to no avail. After putting all 4 back in and all back together, the car ran pretty great for maybe 10-15 miles then boom all the lights and a flashing CEL.
The next things we are going to change (unless one of you amazing people have a better lead) are the knock sensor and maybe speed sensor, and then maybe run a compression test with another friend’s tester.
If anyone has any tips and leads or advice or anything, please drop them below, and hopefully we can help future people with this same problem.
Extra: Because of the blackened plugs, I was like oh man I hope the rest of the internals don't look like that, so I went and got some Seafoam and tried using it through the intake, but for some reason like little to no smoke came out of the exhaust, does anyone know why this is and think this is weird too?
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2023.03.28 19:58 mikeypcoil 17 SI 2D Misfiring P0304 P172 and P0219C+F, Emission system, Traction control, hill assist, etc. problems, any help is appreciated

It's been a journey with this car. Bought it brand new in 2017 w/ 50 miles on it. No real issues until about 6 months ago. 35,900 miles as of today. Stock everything except battery.
Issues started a while back, first thing to pop up was "Emission Systems Problem" and only that. Looked it up at the time and most people agreed if it’s just that and no other issues, probably just a sensitive knock sensor. It went away. Then came back and kept flipping back and forth until about a month ago where it has stayed on permanently. Car didn't feel any different, so I went the dumb route and tried ignoring. about 5 other electrical related systems started giving me warnings about them not working on top of the emission system one, things like traction control and brake assist and such.
Then the real problem happened, my car misfired, flashing CEL and all. Immediately took it home and parked where it has been since. It was time to get to work. My bro-in-law is a budding mechanic and has most of the tools needs, so first we checked codes. It was throwing P0172 (System too rich bank 1) P0219(both E and F) and P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire).
We hit the list, checking spark plugs first. They were absolutely burnt to a crisp, like no joke they were matte black. Was like oh here's the problem, replaced them with new NGK ones easy peasy. Same issue and codes persisted. Okay so let’s check the Ignition coils next. We did the listening test, heard the clicking, but to be sure we swapped the coils of 1 and 2 with 3 and 4, and still the cylinder 4 misfire, so it’s not the coils.
Next thinking it might be a faulty sensor, I said fuck it while we are at it let me just change the two in the engine bay. I have a friend who works for a Honda dealership, so he gets me discount on parts, picked up both sensors and slapped them bad boys on there. Took out the MAF and cleaned it off. Same issues and codes.
My bro-in-law was like ima check the fuses next. TBH I'm not too sure about how that part went cause I was at work, but when I got home he said all fuses seemed to be functioning and charging normally. I read that these cars came with pretty terrible stock batteries, but I had already swapped it for a Duralast Gold M51 so it's not that either.
After hitting the forums, I saw that allot of SI’s are having injector problems, so we then spent two days taking those out, testing them and cleaning them. They were pretty clogged and dirty, but after our hard work now each spray a fine mist and look nice and shiny, but to no avail. After putting all 4 back in and all back together, the car ran pretty great for maybe 10-15 miles then boom all the lights and a flashing CEL.
The next things we are going to change (unless one of you amazing people have a better lead) are the knock sensor and maybe speed sensor, and then maybe run a compression test with another friend’s tester.
If anyone has any tips and leads or advice or anything, please drop them below, and hopefully we can help future people with this same problem.
Extra: Because of the blackened plugs, I was like oh man I hope the rest of the internals don't look like that, so I went and got some Seafoam and tried using it through the intake, but for some reason like little to no smoke came out of the exhaust, does anyone know why this is and think this is weird too?
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2023.03.28 18:58 heckyesdogs Ripped breather hose?

Ripped breather hose?
2017 Honda Civic Sport
Just noticed a tear in this hose. Is this my breather hose? Is it okay to keep driving till I get a replacement? Should I tape it?
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2023.03.28 18:17 k_eeazy_ 2017 honda accord sport 2.4L coolant change fluids

I have a 2017 honda accord sport 2.4L with 59530 miles. Looking to change my coolant. Can't seem to get my hands on honda type 2 coolant. Is it ok to use any 50/50 coolant? What are some good coolants to use?
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2023.03.28 17:13 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: CarsIndia top posts from 2020-11-30 to 2023-03-28 09:22 PDT

Period: 848.28 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 56572
Rate (per day) 1.18 66.67
Unique Redditors 634 7444
Combined Score 167266 421331

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 5876 points, 23 submissions: anonymousbroda52
    1. Rajasthan Petrol pump Accident (421 points, 127 comments)
    2. Toyota Car Sales In india Feb 2023 (415 points, 133 comments)
    3. TOP 10 SEDAN SALES FOR FEBRUARY 2023 (405 points, 125 comments)
    4. ACCIDENT BETWEEN FORD ENDEAVOUR VS TATA NEXON AT INTERSECTION (404 points, 105 comments)
    5. Fined 1.40 Lakh bill for wrecking during the test drive (364 points, 58 comments)
    6. Another Adas Misuse Incident !! (324 points, 143 comments)
    7. INDIAN'S AMONG WORLD'S WORST DRIVERS (324 points, 147 comments)
    8. Next Level Scam... (323 points, 32 comments)
    9. CAR COMPANIES SOLD UNITS IN INDIA FOR FEBRUARY 2023 (291 points, 100 comments)
    10. TOP 10 SELLING CARS IN INDIA IN FEBRUARY 2023 (272 points, 99 comments)
  2. 3390 points, 13 submissions: Old_Membership1326
    1. Got a new navigation system for my car (1433 points, 92 comments)
    2. Being behind these kind of trucks scare the shit out of me (504 points, 76 comments)
    3. Not even 10k kms completed and already Mahindra showing it’s reliability (240 points, 85 comments)
    4. I’m part of this Virtus WhatsApp group and all they do over there is rant about how Maruti cars are so unsafe while clicking such photos (198 points, 110 comments)
    5. Yesterday I was going to work in my XUV 700 and all of a sudden I hear a huge “beep” sound and my speedometer and infotainment system began to continuously reboot while my speakers stop working. And my car has just been serviced and it’s still showing service due. Mahindra never disappoints (169 points, 50 comments)
    6. Lexus Etios (156 points, 22 comments)
    7. The only thing I find cute apart from girls (147 points, 30 comments)
    8. Toota hua Ciaz hu mai... (106 points, 32 comments)
    9. Why doesn’t Maruti sell Jimny in India even though they manufacture it over here ? (97 points, 33 comments)
    10. The way Hyundai and Suzuki are marketing their cars to be safe just shows the impact of Tata in the Indian car market. Tata’s increase in sales by making safer cars hasn’t gone unnoticed. (93 points, 48 comments)
  3. 2405 points, 17 submissions: UrNemisis
    1. What in the bawaseer has Hyundai turned Verna into!!!. Pics from a dealer (305 points, 191 comments)
    2. Nexon Ev battery pack (224 points, 64 comments)
    3. Justice for dummies (215 points, 21 comments)
    4. Brother Of Arun Panwar Beaten By Hyundai Dealership. Wtf (170 points, 60 comments)
    5. New Xuv700 2Bhk (160 points, 25 comments)
    6. Service done at 20000km. Service charges were around 3500, pretty cheap. No issues till now. AMA(about the car). (158 points, 80 comments)
    7. 5star hai magr kharcha bohot hai (131 points, 21 comments)
    8. It doesn't even look good in dark colors. Verna N line. Although back looks decent. Overall looks chomu (130 points, 69 comments)
    9. This is how legends park (127 points, 22 comments)
    10. Completed 10000km and the service cost was just 2800rs and that too for a diesel. No issues yet. (121 points, 44 comments)
  4. 2249 points, 5 submissions: adrock_99
    1. Lovely analysis on why EV’s are not the future for India by Faisal khan (1430 points, 229 comments)
    2. End of Sedans Is Imminent. It was fun while it lasted.. (305 points, 185 comments)
    3. Tata Hexa carrying Mahindra Thar (toy), one of the cutest things I’ve seen on our roads (267 points, 41 comments)
    4. Got the delivery of our third Japanese car today. A Toyota Fortuner 4x4. It was just a Dream of my family to have a big car and we finally did it. (163 points, 95 comments)
    5. 2009 Honda City i-Vtec. My 13 year old baby. She brings a smile every time I turn the key. Still red lines like a beast! (84 points, 48 comments)
  5. 2136 points, 17 submissions: rowthauto
    1. Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV launched at Rs. 44.95 lakh. The Ioniq 5 is available with a 72.6 kWh battery pack that has an ARAI-certified range of 631 km. (198 points, 80 comments)
    2. Toyota Innova Hycross makes India debut; Deliveries in January (186 points, 60 comments)
    3. Maruti Suzuki has commenced bookings for the Fronx and it is likely to be launched in the coming months. (161 points, 83 comments)
    4. Hyundai Verna 2023 to come with ADAS Level 2 and over 65 safety features. (151 points, 35 comments)
    5. All New Cars Will Have 6 Airbags From 1st October 2022. (148 points, 45 comments)
    6. 2023 Honda Jazz Facelift Debuts – New Sporty Variant, 10 Airbags Standard. (147 points, 46 comments)
    7. With its turbo-eye and sporty design, the Mahindra XUV300 Turbosport concept is very appealing! (137 points, 31 comments)
    8. The Tata Nexon concept is slammed out (129 points, 43 comments)
    9. Mahindra Scorpio-N price hiked by up-to Rs 1.35 lac. Scorpio-N debuted in India in June 2022 with an entry-level variant priced at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom). (113 points, 30 comments)
    10. Maruti Baleno Cross might look like this in production. Presented at the 2023 Auto Expo (109 points, 91 comments)
  6. 1575 points, 10 submissions: NeedleworkerLegal573
    1. Just hit the holy number in my Honda City (368 points, 35 comments)
    2. To all the automakers of India (365 points, 43 comments)
    3. Relatable (175 points, 8 comments)
    4. What an understanding (112 points, 36 comments)
    5. A rare sight- atleast in Chennai. Is it common where you live? (104 points, 36 comments)
    6. What this sub needs (104 points, 19 comments)
    7. All in one spares shop for guys like me who is okay with cheapeused spares. DM me for queries, will try to arrange and ship it for you. (95 points, 20 comments)
    8. Oooh, didn’t expect the display to be this butter smooth. PS - I wasn’t driving while recording (92 points, 38 comments)
    9. How much are we paying as taxes for 100rs of petrol. (83 points, 57 comments)
    10. An interesting feature of GM. (77 points, 26 comments)
  7. 1492 points, 11 submissions: Adwai1h
    1. Hmmmmmm (327 points, 59 comments)
    2. Unfortunately Common Sight Isn't It? (172 points, 56 comments)
    3. No one's got time in Bombay 🤷🏽‍♂️ (165 points, 12 comments)
    4. One of My Favourite Modern Porsche (162 points, 35 comments)
    5. Miami Blue? I kinda like it tbh - Spotted in a Bangalore Mall Parking Lot. (108 points, 24 comments)
    6. Came across this a few years back on the way to Pawna Lake MH, Looks like a Forza Meet-up. (104 points, 11 comments)
    7. An old meme I found on my phone ~ saved from Instagram (102 points, 17 comments)
    8. This wheel is round, Thoughts? - This is what most of the posts on this sub look like (97 points, 29 comments)
    9. Mercedes Unimog on world tour - Bumped into someone cool in Bombay last year. (92 points, 5 comments)
    10. A Peek Into The Past - VW Bugs (84 points, 9 comments)
  8. 1449 points, 12 submissions: vijay001xd
    1. Real reason why sedans are dying (180 points, 44 comments)
    2. Pricing nearly a lakh more than Its benchmark rival city. That too with tiny 1L engine and inferior quality interiors. Has Skoda gone mad? (158 points, 69 comments)
    3. Imagine having powerful engine but could not drive as you wish 🥲 (153 points, 40 comments)
    4. Gotta miss the TDI tho :/ (141 points, 18 comments)
    5. People advised me to avoid buying used BMW or any German car. I was like fuck it and gone for it. It’s been 2 months since i bought 320d. I’m absolutely in love with this machine ❤️❤️ (134 points, 45 comments)
    6. Citroen c3 micro display will be a huge turnoff for people who want to buy this car. Heck, even two wheeler odometer is much better than this. Who the heck approved this shit? (130 points, 46 comments)
    7. Tractor engine kicked in yooooo (112 points, 34 comments)
    8. With Ottoman seats and ADAS, it would make no sense to spend more money on fortuner. Considering Innova hycross might be priced around 30-40L OTR. Toyota is gonna cannibalise themselves hightime (106 points, 83 comments)
    9. Wait, that’s illegal (93 points, 10 comments)
    10. Hey look! Another Facelifted and Repainted car with decade old design -_- (85 points, 9 comments)
  9. 1406 points, 6 submissions: vineetbateman69
    1. Hurts🥲 (somewhere in dombivli) (347 points, 57 comments)
    2. Toyota Prius spotted in Delhi. (315 points, 86 comments)
    3. i rarely find these BYD EVs. what are your honest thoughts about it? (253 points, 136 comments)
    4. So i asked my nearest Nexa showroom the onroad for this Ignis Zeta Amt and they stated that it will be at 8.85L excluding accessories. Man these basic cars getting expensive now! (224 points, 77 comments)
    5. bruh😂 (143 points, 34 comments)
    6. For practical purpose, and an easy driving…shall i consider buying this!? (for our daily market shopping and for my mother for her daily updown at workplace) As we are planning to buy a Good 10L+ rs car after 2-3 years, so the budget is very restricted at 7 lakh ( Need only in Amt) (124 points, 124 comments)
  10. 1359 points, 12 submissions: JammuAurkashmir
    1. what potholes ? (160 points, 25 comments)
    2. Average Indian Biker. (132 points, 21 comments)
    3. This is a second one in a row. (128 points, 33 comments)
    4. Nothing to see. Nothing for thee.. (122 points, 68 comments)
    5. Maruti Suzuki S-presso, caught fire minutes away from the Kannur District Hospital. (121 points, 65 comments)
    6. [Repost] 2023 Honda CRV (114 points, 33 comments)
    7. International disease of bright headlamps! (111 points, 11 comments)
    8. YouShouldKnow: If you can not see the mirrors of the vehicle ahead of you, Driver of that vehicle can not see you. (100 points, 25 comments)
    9. Is there any Indian YouTube channel which reviews the cars critically instead of just showering praises or reading the brochures/press-release ? (98 points, 94 comments)
    10. Maruti Suzuki recalls vehicles over airbag issues. (96 points, 43 comments)
  11. 1167 points, 5 submissions: badass708
    1. Unreal... (459 points, 96 comments)
    2. All are valid arguments but... (407 points, 216 comments)
    3. MS anomaly that wasn't a tin can - guess the black car. (115 points, 43 comments)
    4. Got my EV today! (106 points, 29 comments)
    5. 0-100 in 7.6 seconds ⚡ (80 points, 46 comments)
  12. 1146 points, 5 submissions: srameshr
    1. Got my first car yesterday. A 330i M Sport. (362 points, 86 comments)
    2. New year spin (307 points, 73 comments)
    3. The ex-showroom price of two similarly spec'd cars in India and USA - We pay 2x for the same car (226 points, 156 comments)
    4. Dropped my car off at the washer and they sent me this video! (163 points, 41 comments)
    5. No more 20% state road tax! Citizens won the legal fight against corrupt IAS/KAS officers (the government) to get BH registration for cars in Karnataka (88 points, 19 comments)
  13. 1134 points, 4 submissions: Noob_mobileCamera
    1. That's how we use our expressways. (452 points, 141 comments)
    2. Heard this sub wants a DP change. how's this option? (377 points, 34 comments)
    3. So expressway has got 4 lanes.. Overtaking, 120, 100 and 80. (203 points, 44 comments)
    4. scary lights!!. (102 points, 8 comments)
  14. 1092 points, 6 submissions: SingaporeSinglika
    1. Seeing a lot of BYD cars on the road these days! (287 points, 100 comments)
    2. Thought tinted windows are illegal ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (248 points, 111 comments)
    3. Not everyday you see an e-TRON GT! (177 points, 23 comments)
    4. Spotted this beautiful Safari Storme 4x4 GS800 in Bangalore today. (176 points, 67 comments)
    5. Spotted this G in Bangalore today! (119 points, 22 comments)
    6. Are these super rare in Bangalore? (85 points, 29 comments)
  15. 1054 points, 5 submissions: Intruder_7
    1. This is just so wrong. Didi could just walk on a random street and nobody would give a f but to showoff she wants an "escort" with a siren. And not to mention the little escort has hazard lights on. Man this entitlement and dumbness is crazy (374 points, 152 comments)
    2. POV: You purchased a car after suggestions from CarsIndia (355 points, 42 comments)
    3. Tata Motors showcased more EVs today - Sierra EV and Harrier EV ; ICE version of the Curvv has also been shown - WARNING: Faisal Khan (128 points, 35 comments)
    4. Mini cooper owners be wildin (100 points, 18 comments)
    5. Popular YouTubers upload videos of driving their car in the city at 200 kmph and much worse activities and also influence the audience, hopefully the cops take such cases seriously too (97 points, 27 comments)
  16. 986 points, 5 submissions: Aryan_Singh_17
    1. Suzuki new marketting stratefy (316 points, 104 comments)
    2. mil gayi (195 points, 16 comments)
    3. ache din (187 points, 45 comments)
    4. women can't afFORD (184 points, 22 comments)
    5. riyal (104 points, 24 comments)
  17. 984 points, 3 submissions: FriendshipOk6055
    1. 😩 (613 points, 83 comments)
    2. Drawing of my car i made when i was 9-10 y.o (don't roast🥲) (212 points, 62 comments)
    3. literal carporn (159 points, 28 comments)
  18. 937 points, 4 submissions: GetTheGanjaBabyInLA
    1. Hyundai claims that new Verna 1.5 turbo gdi does 0-100 kmph in 8.1 seconds (367 points, 105 comments)
    2. Tata Punch Owner Transports 700 Kg Load, Gets 18 Kmpl (262 points, 73 comments)
    3. New Verna facelift. Look how they massacred my boy! (190 points, 58 comments)
    4. Another one down. Sad sad time for sedan fans (118 points, 44 comments)
  19. 926 points, 7 submissions: priths3
    1. I think it looks gorgeous! (205 points, 52 comments)
    2. Interesting little car. (166 points, 90 comments)
    3. Damn! This is actually a VFM price. Thoughts? (153 points, 68 comments)
    4. Insane Value For Money! (111 points, 17 comments)
    5. There's this trend of downvoting comments whenever someone recommends a Maruti. (108 points, 93 comments)
    6. We discus a lot about safety ratings of Indian cars in this sub but we don't often discuss the poor driving habits of Indian drivers which is an equally important issue if not more to address. (96 points, 34 comments)
    7. Dear MG, (87 points, 53 comments)
  20. 885 points, 2 submissions: term1throwaway
    1. An oversimplified guide to the Indian Car Scene (706 points, 146 comments)
    2. STUPENDOUS fuel economy over 700 kilometers of pure city driving on the City Hybrid. Thought the hypermiling enthusiasts here would appreciate :) (179 points, 51 comments)
  21. 873 points, 6 submissions: l3g3ndsnvrdi3
    1. Crossed a river for the first time in my Thar (231 points, 35 comments)
    2. Brought home this beauty yesterday, Skoda Superb TDI L&K (182 points, 39 comments)
    3. Two new cars this year, My Thar and Dad's Tiguan AllSpace :) (158 points, 35 comments)
    4. Shades Of Blue (130 points, 35 comments)
    5. Efficiency of the BMW M340i on the highway gunning it. (91 points, 72 comments)
    6. Ooty in my 2021 Thar. (81 points, 11 comments)
  22. 863 points, 5 submissions: SUNNYHFR
    1. CRETA rash driving (432 points, 159 comments)
    2. Speed doesn't matter if you are gonna brake soon. (147 points, 9 comments)
    3. Take that Tata Motors!.. (115 points, 15 comments)
    4. Tiago EV vs Swift, Baleno, i20, & Brezza.(Features list comparision by TATA Motors). (86 points, 67 comments)
    5. Crumpled. (83 points, 11 comments)
  23. 838 points, 3 submissions: faltugiribuster
    1. Got my VW Virtus GT delivered today (646 points, 120 comments)
    2. Pop-up headlights (100 points, 13 comments)
    3. An old Toyota commercial (92 points, 7 comments)
  24. 838 points, 2 submissions: zvckp
    1. My car wished me happy birthday. (533 points, 47 comments)
    2. Someone is doing an “India EV trip” (22,000 km) in a NEXON EV MAX across India, Nepal and Bhutan. (305 points, 51 comments)
  25. 819 points, 3 submissions: StreetEven5491
    1. the new one looks a bit diff from my previous post but still there is only a minor difference (342 points, 97 comments)
    2. Mahindra’s response to arun panwar (292 points, 56 comments)
    3. Thoughts on new verna ? (185 points, 157 comments)
  26. 768 points, 3 submissions: antsaregay
    1. Our new Honda Amaze VX CVT. Family upgraded from Alto 800. 🤝 (335 points, 61 comments)
    2. Kushaq base variant. See how the price goes from 8 to 15 lakh (AP) (292 points, 204 comments)
    3. Drop your guesses (141 points, 93 comments)
  27. 755 points, 2 submissions: nottoohotwheels
    1. Not something you see everyday (477 points, 77 comments)
    2. I’m filthy rich, stay away from me peasants! (278 points, 95 comments)
  28. 752 points, 6 submissions: Royal-Winner-7276
    1. vroom vroom gud (206 points, 81 comments)
    2. Cries in 50 lakhs on road price (153 points, 29 comments)
    3. ROAD IS ROAD (129 points, 6 comments)
    4. Got RC renewed for the Maruti 800. 20 years old car now. (97 points, 43 comments)
    5. Scorpio=❌ ISCARPIO=✅ (85 points, 33 comments)
    6. This modded Octavia produces 576 bhp, does 0-100 in 3.8 seconds, does the quarter mile in 11 seconds and on top of that it's all wheel drive. (82 points, 22 comments)
  29. 744 points, 1 submission: Interesting-Honey829
    1. Whoever says you can’t use sunroof in India, lacks imagination. (744 points, 50 comments)
  30. 728 points, 2 submissions: nissimbhalwankar
    1. Why buy an overpriced fortuner when you can buy a gorgeous camry for the same price? This colour suits it really well. (590 points, 103 comments)
    2. Can we change the Sub's banner (138 points, 36 comments)
  31. 724 points, 4 submissions: Able_Tailor_6983
    1. What's up with Mahindra and waiting periods? Don't they calculate inventory before announcing a new car version? Or did the demand exceed expectations? (300 points, 88 comments)
    2. Scorpio-N tyre hits divider & gets completely dislodged from the SUV [Team-BHP] (205 points, 54 comments)
    3. Maruti chairman RC Bhargava says automobile industry cannot grow with 50% tax rate; All taxation need to be rationalised The Financial Express (119 points, 24 comments)
    4. Can someone help identify this car? (100 points, 89 comments)
  32. 722 points, 4 submissions: agarwalkunal12
    1. Maruti Suzuki Fronx - 1.2L and 1.0L turbo SUV with 3995cm length, 308 L boot,100 PS max power and 142 Nm max Torque. Safety: 6 airbags and HUD (242 points, 196 comments)
    2. Found this parked in the hills somewhere in Uttarakhand. (179 points, 23 comments)
    3. Thanks to the kind people on this sub who made my decision easier on every front. My first car and I couldn't have done this without the advise and nitpickings people made me aware of. (166 points, 57 comments)
    4. This is like Tata bragging about After Sales Service (135 points, 36 comments)
  33. 713 points, 4 submissions: Salt_Row1766
    1. Do minis really work in india ? (231 points, 102 comments)
    2. This beauty looks soo good with black alloys (222 points, 58 comments)
    3. Man trying to catch up a 410hp M2💀 (170 points, 36 comments)
    4. the all new pagani codalunga, only 5 are built the engine specs are a 6.0litre twin turbo which churns out 840 hp and 1,110nm it also costs a bomb whooping 62cr (90 points, 63 comments)
  34. 697 points, 5 submissions: Reddit_Survivor9
    1. Idk about the opinions on this car, but I love it. I think it's a perfect car for nipping off to nearby places and also something I'd give my wife if I get married in the future. What are your opinions? (201 points, 151 comments)
    2. Between the Verna and City facelifts, which one are you likely to consider buying? (172 points, 115 comments)
    3. All the cars belonging to Visakhapatnam MP MVV Satyanarayana and his son. (140 points, 61 comments)
    4. So these four plus the bonus in the middle are the ones I have decided on after the advice from this sub (thanks for that). Now I need the final opinion on these five(contd in comments) (94 points, 78 comments)
    5. Hyundai Verna test mule in SK has crashed into a bus, cabin intact. (90 points, 12 comments)
  35. 692 points, 5 submissions: _TheNeonDemon_
    1. Hyundai Venue N-Line provides built in dash cam with multiple features (159 points, 28 comments)
    2. Yeah, sure! (156 points, 27 comments)
    3. One local politician who lives in my neighbourhood always travels in his fortuner while his bodyguards/ team travels in Innova & Ertiga. Either he's super selfless & caring of his team or just plain oblivious about ride comfort. (153 points, 18 comments)
    4. Imagine alto with 6 airbags (136 points, 54 comments)
    5. Spotted this left hand drive VW in Pune yesterday. (88 points, 13 comments)
  36. 689 points, 1 submission: TheBestBondha
    1. Throwback to when my friend crashed his car 10 minutes after taking the delivery. (689 points, 110 comments)
  37. 677 points, 3 submissions: nallasudheer
    1. NCAP assumes all regulators world over really don’t know their business says Maruti Suzuki (280 points, 110 comments)
    2. Volkswagen Taigun And Skoda Kushaq Score 5* In Latest Global NCAP Crash Tests (254 points, 148 comments)
    3. 2022 Maruti Suzuki Swift scores 1 star at Global NCAP crash tests (143 points, 131 comments)
  38. 655 points, 3 submissions: ydv98
    1. Finally took delivery of our new Mahindra Scorpio-N Z8L 4WD AT on the launch day🖤♥️ (301 points, 58 comments)
    2. Got this baby home today ❤️ Superb L&K Moon White with Cognac Brown interior. (230 points, 58 comments)
    3. Sunday well spent with the Skoda tribe! (124 points, 28 comments)
  39. 644 points, 5 submissions: smcSTABBINGO
    1. A little retirement gift for my hero ♥️🎁 The First AX7L AWD Of My Town (318 points, 69 comments)
    2. I'm just gonna leave this here 😂 (84 points, 46 comments)
    3. Recently spotted Hyuntley i20 Continental GT (Ps - Don't you dare make it flash that light if you value your eyesight) ✌️😤 (84 points, 17 comments)
    4. Completed 15k in 7 months with this beauty. AX7L AWD. AMA :) (82 points, 52 comments)
    5. Auto rickshaw with Sequential turn indicators 🫠 Meanwhile, I'm still waiting to get mine for XUV 700 🫣 (76 points, 11 comments)
  40. 644 points, 1 submission: independent_hippo01
    1. Slaying two wheelers on Dusshera (644 points, 132 comments)

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  21. More-Masterpiece-561 (1356 points, 132 comments)
  22. Regalia_BanshEe (1344 points, 238 comments)
  23. Intruder_7 (1328 points, 116 comments)
  24. Airavat2305 (1302 points, 86 comments)
  25. prodey_ (1288 points, 133 comments)
  26. 1selfharm (1278 points, 92 comments)
  27. AyaaaanSingh (1259 points, 125 comments)
  28. IndPolCom (1242 points, 86 comments)
  29. Curious_742 (1238 points, 66 comments)
  30. Thepotatohitme (1174 points, 90 comments)
  31. 4k3R (1167 points, 121 comments)
  32. abbadabbajabba1 (1153 points, 86 comments)
  33. Escudo777 (1151 points, 183 comments)
  34. JammuAurkashmir (1125 points, 129 comments)
  35. tb9551 (1097 points, 56 comments)
  36. trust-me-br0 (1055 points, 196 comments)
  37. ScooterNinja (1055 points, 83 comments)
  38. chd01 (1031 points, 108 comments)
  39. sc1onic (1014 points, 64 comments)
  40. Distinct-Drama7372 (1014 points, 31 comments)
  41. insane36969 (999 points, 75 comments)
  42. Ballisticarrow (992 points, 62 comments)
  43. lifeversace (981 points, 75 comments)
  44. Old_Membership1326 (977 points, 100 comments)
  45. Careless_Feeling8057 (969 points, 54 comments)
  46. Ok_Sell_4059 (964 points, 112 comments)
  47. ObjectiveSquirrel820 (964 points, 65 comments)
  48. Royal-Winner-7276 (953 points, 120 comments)
  49. TurboWraith (930 points, 25 comments)
  50. brabarusmark (929 points, 144 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Got a new navigation system for my car by Old_Membership1326 (1433 points, 92 comments)
  2. Lovely analysis on why EV’s are not the future for India by Faisal khan by adrock_99 (1430 points, 229 comments)
  3. Whoever says you can’t use sunroof in India, lacks imagination. by Interesting-Honey829 (744 points, 50 comments)
  4. An oversimplified guide to the Indian Car Scene by term1throwaway (706 points, 146 comments)
  5. Throwback to when my friend crashed his car 10 minutes after taking the delivery. by TheBestBondha (689 points, 110 comments)
  6. Got my VW Virtus GT delivered today by faltugiribuster (646 points, 120 comments)
  7. Slaying two wheelers on Dusshera by independent_hippo01 (644 points, 132 comments)
  8. 😩 by FriendshipOk6055 (613 points, 83 comments)
  9. I know this sub is not a fan of the Harrier, but this car has been my dream car since its launch. Got it delivered day before yesterday, and it's a dream to drive. ADAS is wonderful. by Loneagl090 (595 points, 184 comments)
  10. Why buy an overpriced fortuner when you can buy a gorgeous camry for the same price? This colour suits it really well. by nissimbhalwankar (590 points, 103 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 449 points: According_Lifeguard9's comment in What is the technical reason for having such a wide gap between the left and right lanes?
  2. 382 points: threadnoodle's comment in ACCIDENT BETWEEN HYUNDAI I20 VS MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
  3. 372 points: TurboWraith's comment in Our Family’s First SUV. What all accessories should i go for ?
  4. 372 points: zvckp's comment in CRETA rash driving
  5. 358 points: neighbour_guy3k's comment in Hyundai Venue accident
  6. 349 points: AlternativeClothes43's comment in Which car has the cleanest image and is considered to be the least rashly driven on our roads?
  7. 342 points: Why_when_where's comment in what's this car?
  8. 336 points: almighty_dev's comment in Bichare ka permanent number tak nahi aaya tha! 🥲
  9. 335 points: KebabB0i's comment in 😩
  10. 329 points: M_Batman's comment in Wagon R
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2023.03.28 16:56 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: CarsIndia top posts from 2020-11-30 to 2023-03-28 09:22 PDT

Period: 848.28 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 56569
Rate (per day) 1.18 66.67
Unique Redditors 634 7444
Combined Score 167328 421455

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 5874 points, 23 submissions: anonymousbroda52
    1. Rajasthan Petrol pump Accident (419 points, 127 comments)
    2. Toyota Car Sales In india Feb 2023 (413 points, 133 comments)
    3. ACCIDENT BETWEEN FORD ENDEAVOUR VS TATA NEXON AT INTERSECTION (405 points, 105 comments)
    4. TOP 10 SEDAN SALES FOR FEBRUARY 2023 (401 points, 125 comments)
    5. Fined 1.40 Lakh bill for wrecking during the test drive (364 points, 58 comments)
    6. Another Adas Misuse Incident !! (328 points, 143 comments)
    7. INDIAN'S AMONG WORLD'S WORST DRIVERS (327 points, 147 comments)
    8. Next Level Scam... (316 points, 32 comments)
    9. CAR COMPANIES SOLD UNITS IN INDIA FOR FEBRUARY 2023 (293 points, 100 comments)
    10. TOP 10 SELLING CARS IN INDIA IN FEBRUARY 2023 (274 points, 99 comments)
  2. 3381 points, 13 submissions: Old_Membership1326
    1. Got a new navigation system for my car (1426 points, 92 comments)
    2. Being behind these kind of trucks scare the shit out of me (510 points, 76 comments)
    3. Not even 10k kms completed and already Mahindra showing it’s reliability (239 points, 85 comments)
    4. I’m part of this Virtus WhatsApp group and all they do over there is rant about how Maruti cars are so unsafe while clicking such photos (198 points, 110 comments)
    5. Yesterday I was going to work in my XUV 700 and all of a sudden I hear a huge “beep” sound and my speedometer and infotainment system began to continuously reboot while my speakers stop working. And my car has just been serviced and it’s still showing service due. Mahindra never disappoints (171 points, 50 comments)
    6. Lexus Etios (154 points, 22 comments)
    7. The only thing I find cute apart from girls (141 points, 30 comments)
    8. Toota hua Ciaz hu mai... (103 points, 32 comments)
    9. Why doesn’t Maruti sell Jimny in India even though they manufacture it over here ? (97 points, 33 comments)
    10. The way Hyundai and Suzuki are marketing their cars to be safe just shows the impact of Tata in the Indian car market. Tata’s increase in sales by making safer cars hasn’t gone unnoticed. (93 points, 48 comments)
  3. 2407 points, 17 submissions: UrNemisis
    1. What in the bawaseer has Hyundai turned Verna into!!!. Pics from a dealer (308 points, 191 comments)
    2. Nexon Ev battery pack (224 points, 64 comments)
    3. Justice for dummies (217 points, 21 comments)
    4. Brother Of Arun Panwar Beaten By Hyundai Dealership. Wtf (168 points, 60 comments)
    5. New Xuv700 2Bhk (158 points, 25 comments)
    6. Service done at 20000km. Service charges were around 3500, pretty cheap. No issues till now. AMA(about the car). (156 points, 80 comments)
    7. It doesn't even look good in dark colors. Verna N line. Although back looks decent. Overall looks chomu (135 points, 69 comments)
    8. 5star hai magr kharcha bohot hai (130 points, 21 comments)
    9. This is how legends park (129 points, 22 comments)
    10. Completed 10000km and the service cost was just 2800rs and that too for a diesel. No issues yet. (119 points, 44 comments)
  4. 2235 points, 5 submissions: adrock_99
    1. Lovely analysis on why EV’s are not the future for India by Faisal khan (1408 points, 229 comments)
    2. End of Sedans Is Imminent. It was fun while it lasted.. (306 points, 185 comments)
    3. Tata Hexa carrying Mahindra Thar (toy), one of the cutest things I’ve seen on our roads (275 points, 41 comments)
    4. Got the delivery of our third Japanese car today. A Toyota Fortuner 4x4. It was just a Dream of my family to have a big car and we finally did it. (162 points, 95 comments)
    5. 2009 Honda City i-Vtec. My 13 year old baby. She brings a smile every time I turn the key. Still red lines like a beast! (84 points, 48 comments)
  5. 2146 points, 17 submissions: rowthauto
    1. Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV launched at Rs. 44.95 lakh. The Ioniq 5 is available with a 72.6 kWh battery pack that has an ARAI-certified range of 631 km. (201 points, 80 comments)
    2. Toyota Innova Hycross makes India debut; Deliveries in January (188 points, 60 comments)
    3. Maruti Suzuki has commenced bookings for the Fronx and it is likely to be launched in the coming months. (161 points, 83 comments)
    4. 2023 Honda Jazz Facelift Debuts – New Sporty Variant, 10 Airbags Standard. (150 points, 46 comments)
    5. All New Cars Will Have 6 Airbags From 1st October 2022. (148 points, 45 comments)
    6. Hyundai Verna 2023 to come with ADAS Level 2 and over 65 safety features. (146 points, 35 comments)
    7. With its turbo-eye and sporty design, the Mahindra XUV300 Turbosport concept is very appealing! (136 points, 31 comments)
    8. The Tata Nexon concept is slammed out (129 points, 43 comments)
    9. Mahindra Scorpio-N price hiked by up-to Rs 1.35 lac. Scorpio-N debuted in India in June 2022 with an entry-level variant priced at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom). (114 points, 30 comments)
    10. Maruti Baleno Cross might look like this in production. Presented at the 2023 Auto Expo (111 points, 91 comments)
  6. 1566 points, 10 submissions: NeedleworkerLegal573
    1. Just hit the holy number in my Honda City (365 points, 35 comments)
    2. To all the automakers of India (359 points, 43 comments)
    3. Relatable (171 points, 8 comments)
    4. What an understanding (110 points, 36 comments)
    5. A rare sight- atleast in Chennai. Is it common where you live? (104 points, 36 comments)
    6. What this sub needs (103 points, 19 comments)
    7. All in one spares shop for guys like me who is okay with cheapeused spares. DM me for queries, will try to arrange and ship it for you. (95 points, 20 comments)
    8. Oooh, didn’t expect the display to be this butter smooth. PS - I wasn’t driving while recording (91 points, 38 comments)
    9. How much are we paying as taxes for 100rs of petrol. (87 points, 57 comments)
    10. An interesting feature of GM. (81 points, 26 comments)
  7. 1490 points, 11 submissions: Adwai1h
    1. Hmmmmmm (332 points, 59 comments)
    2. Unfortunately Common Sight Isn't It? (170 points, 56 comments)
    3. No one's got time in Bombay 🤷🏽‍♂️ (167 points, 12 comments)
    4. One of My Favourite Modern Porsche (159 points, 35 comments)
    5. Came across this a few years back on the way to Pawna Lake MH, Looks like a Forza Meet-up. (105 points, 11 comments)
    6. Miami Blue? I kinda like it tbh - Spotted in a Bangalore Mall Parking Lot. (104 points, 24 comments)
    7. An old meme I found on my phone ~ saved from Instagram (101 points, 17 comments)
    8. This wheel is round, Thoughts? - This is what most of the posts on this sub look like (97 points, 29 comments)
    9. Mercedes Unimog on world tour - Bumped into someone cool in Bombay last year. (92 points, 5 comments)
    10. A Peek Into The Past - VW Bugs (86 points, 9 comments)
  8. 1456 points, 12 submissions: vijay001xd
    1. Real reason why sedans are dying (182 points, 44 comments)
    2. Pricing nearly a lakh more than Its benchmark rival city. That too with tiny 1L engine and inferior quality interiors. Has Skoda gone mad? (156 points, 69 comments)
    3. Imagine having powerful engine but could not drive as you wish 🥲 (150 points, 40 comments)
    4. Gotta miss the TDI tho :/ (142 points, 18 comments)
    5. People advised me to avoid buying used BMW or any German car. I was like fuck it and gone for it. It’s been 2 months since i bought 320d. I’m absolutely in love with this machine ❤️❤️ (137 points, 45 comments)
    6. Citroen c3 micro display will be a huge turnoff for people who want to buy this car. Heck, even two wheeler odometer is much better than this. Who the heck approved this shit? (130 points, 46 comments)
    7. Tractor engine kicked in yooooo (111 points, 34 comments)
    8. With Ottoman seats and ADAS, it would make no sense to spend more money on fortuner. Considering Innova hycross might be priced around 30-40L OTR. Toyota is gonna cannibalise themselves hightime (104 points, 83 comments)
    9. Wait, that’s illegal (98 points, 10 comments)
    10. Hey look! Another Facelifted and Repainted car with decade old design -_- (85 points, 9 comments)
  9. 1394 points, 6 submissions: vineetbateman69
    1. Hurts🥲 (somewhere in dombivli) (344 points, 57 comments)
    2. Toyota Prius spotted in Delhi. (314 points, 86 comments)
    3. i rarely find these BYD EVs. what are your honest thoughts about it? (253 points, 136 comments)
    4. So i asked my nearest Nexa showroom the onroad for this Ignis Zeta Amt and they stated that it will be at 8.85L excluding accessories. Man these basic cars getting expensive now! (220 points, 77 comments)
    5. bruh😂 (141 points, 34 comments)
    6. For practical purpose, and an easy driving…shall i consider buying this!? (for our daily market shopping and for my mother for her daily updown at workplace) As we are planning to buy a Good 10L+ rs car after 2-3 years, so the budget is very restricted at 7 lakh ( Need only in Amt) (122 points, 124 comments)
  10. 1364 points, 12 submissions: JammuAurkashmir
    1. what potholes ? (159 points, 25 comments)
    2. Average Indian Biker. (134 points, 21 comments)
    3. Nothing to see. Nothing for thee.. (122 points, 68 comments)
    4. Maruti Suzuki S-presso, caught fire minutes away from the Kannur District Hospital. (121 points, 65 comments)
    5. This is a second one in a row. (121 points, 33 comments)
    6. [Repost] 2023 Honda CRV (115 points, 33 comments)
    7. International disease of bright headlamps! (113 points, 11 comments)
    8. YouShouldKnow: If you can not see the mirrors of the vehicle ahead of you, Driver of that vehicle can not see you. (103 points, 25 comments)
    9. Is there any Indian YouTube channel which reviews the cars critically instead of just showering praises or reading the brochures/press-release ? (100 points, 94 comments)
    10. Maruti Suzuki recalls vehicles over airbag issues. (97 points, 43 comments)
  11. 1180 points, 5 submissions: badass708
    1. Unreal... (463 points, 96 comments)
    2. All are valid arguments but... (413 points, 216 comments)
    3. MS anomaly that wasn't a tin can - guess the black car. (114 points, 43 comments)
    4. Got my EV today! (108 points, 29 comments)
    5. 0-100 in 7.6 seconds ⚡ (82 points, 46 comments)
  12. 1148 points, 5 submissions: srameshr
    1. Got my first car yesterday. A 330i M Sport. (362 points, 86 comments)
    2. New year spin (306 points, 73 comments)
    3. The ex-showroom price of two similarly spec'd cars in India and USA - We pay 2x for the same car (229 points, 156 comments)
    4. Dropped my car off at the washer and they sent me this video! (161 points, 41 comments)
    5. No more 20% state road tax! Citizens won the legal fight against corrupt IAS/KAS officers (the government) to get BH registration for cars in Karnataka (90 points, 19 comments)
  13. 1139 points, 4 submissions: Noob_mobileCamera
    1. That's how we use our expressways. (454 points, 141 comments)
    2. Heard this sub wants a DP change. how's this option? (380 points, 34 comments)
    3. So expressway has got 4 lanes.. Overtaking, 120, 100 and 80. (204 points, 44 comments)
    4. scary lights!!. (101 points, 8 comments)
  14. 1106 points, 6 submissions: SingaporeSinglika
    1. Seeing a lot of BYD cars on the road these days! (287 points, 100 comments)
    2. Thought tinted windows are illegal ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (249 points, 111 comments)
    3. Spotted this beautiful Safari Storme 4x4 GS800 in Bangalore today. (180 points, 67 comments)
    4. Not everyday you see an e-TRON GT! (179 points, 23 comments)
    5. Spotted this G in Bangalore today! (123 points, 22 comments)
    6. Are these super rare in Bangalore? (88 points, 29 comments)
  15. 1055 points, 5 submissions: Intruder_7
    1. This is just so wrong. Didi could just walk on a random street and nobody would give a f but to showoff she wants an "escort" with a siren. And not to mention the little escort has hazard lights on. Man this entitlement and dumbness is crazy (379 points, 152 comments)
    2. POV: You purchased a car after suggestions from CarsIndia (349 points, 42 comments)
    3. Tata Motors showcased more EVs today - Sierra EV and Harrier EV ; ICE version of the Curvv has also been shown - WARNING: Faisal Khan (129 points, 35 comments)
    4. Mini cooper owners be wildin (100 points, 18 comments)
    5. Popular YouTubers upload videos of driving their car in the city at 200 kmph and much worse activities and also influence the audience, hopefully the cops take such cases seriously too (98 points, 27 comments)
  16. 990 points, 3 submissions: FriendshipOk6055
    1. 😩 (613 points, 83 comments)
    2. Drawing of my car i made when i was 9-10 y.o (don't roast🥲) (214 points, 62 comments)
    3. literal carporn (163 points, 28 comments)
  17. 987 points, 5 submissions: Aryan_Singh_17
    1. Suzuki new marketting stratefy (312 points, 104 comments)
    2. mil gayi (195 points, 16 comments)
    3. women can't afFORD (190 points, 22 comments)
    4. ache din (186 points, 45 comments)
    5. riyal (104 points, 24 comments)
  18. 940 points, 4 submissions: GetTheGanjaBabyInLA
    1. Hyundai claims that new Verna 1.5 turbo gdi does 0-100 kmph in 8.1 seconds (370 points, 105 comments)
    2. Tata Punch Owner Transports 700 Kg Load, Gets 18 Kmpl (263 points, 73 comments)
    3. New Verna facelift. Look how they massacred my boy! (188 points, 58 comments)
    4. Another one down. Sad sad time for sedan fans (119 points, 44 comments)
  19. 918 points, 7 submissions: priths3
    1. I think it looks gorgeous! (205 points, 52 comments)
    2. Interesting little car. (166 points, 90 comments)
    3. Damn! This is actually a VFM price. Thoughts? (151 points, 68 comments)
    4. Insane Value For Money! (110 points, 17 comments)
    5. There's this trend of downvoting comments whenever someone recommends a Maruti. (108 points, 93 comments)
    6. We discus a lot about safety ratings of Indian cars in this sub but we don't often discuss the poor driving habits of Indian drivers which is an equally important issue if not more to address. (95 points, 34 comments)
    7. Dear MG, (83 points, 53 comments)
  20. 882 points, 2 submissions: term1throwaway
    1. An oversimplified guide to the Indian Car Scene (703 points, 146 comments)
    2. STUPENDOUS fuel economy over 700 kilometers of pure city driving on the City Hybrid. Thought the hypermiling enthusiasts here would appreciate :) (179 points, 51 comments)
  21. 874 points, 6 submissions: l3g3ndsnvrdi3
    1. Crossed a river for the first time in my Thar (231 points, 35 comments)
    2. Brought home this beauty yesterday, Skoda Superb TDI L&K (183 points, 39 comments)
    3. Two new cars this year, My Thar and Dad's Tiguan AllSpace :) (161 points, 35 comments)
    4. Shades Of Blue (131 points, 35 comments)
    5. Efficiency of the BMW M340i on the highway gunning it. (90 points, 72 comments)
    6. Ooty in my 2021 Thar. (78 points, 11 comments)
  22. 859 points, 5 submissions: SUNNYHFR
    1. CRETA rash driving (434 points, 159 comments)
    2. Speed doesn't matter if you are gonna brake soon. (144 points, 9 comments)
    3. Take that Tata Motors!.. (114 points, 15 comments)
    4. Tiago EV vs Swift, Baleno, i20, & Brezza.(Features list comparision by TATA Motors). (85 points, 67 comments)
    5. Crumpled. (82 points, 11 comments)
  23. 846 points, 2 submissions: zvckp
    1. My car wished me happy birthday. (542 points, 47 comments)
    2. Someone is doing an “India EV trip” (22,000 km) in a NEXON EV MAX across India, Nepal and Bhutan. (304 points, 51 comments)
  24. 837 points, 3 submissions: faltugiribuster
    1. Got my VW Virtus GT delivered today (643 points, 120 comments)
    2. Pop-up headlights (100 points, 13 comments)
    3. An old Toyota commercial (94 points, 7 comments)
  25. 825 points, 3 submissions: StreetEven5491
    1. the new one looks a bit diff from my previous post but still there is only a minor difference (343 points, 97 comments)
    2. Mahindra’s response to arun panwar (294 points, 56 comments)
    3. Thoughts on new verna ? (188 points, 157 comments)
  26. 778 points, 3 submissions: antsaregay
    1. Our new Honda Amaze VX CVT. Family upgraded from Alto 800. 🤝 (339 points, 61 comments)
    2. Kushaq base variant. See how the price goes from 8 to 15 lakh (AP) (296 points, 204 comments)
    3. Drop your guesses (143 points, 93 comments)
  27. 760 points, 2 submissions: nottoohotwheels
    1. Not something you see everyday (477 points, 77 comments)
    2. I’m filthy rich, stay away from me peasants! (283 points, 95 comments)
  28. 755 points, 6 submissions: Royal-Winner-7276
    1. vroom vroom gud (212 points, 81 comments)
    2. Cries in 50 lakhs on road price (153 points, 29 comments)
    3. ROAD IS ROAD (126 points, 6 comments)
    4. Got RC renewed for the Maruti 800. 20 years old car now. (96 points, 43 comments)
    5. Scorpio=❌ ISCARPIO=✅ (85 points, 33 comments)
    6. This modded Octavia produces 576 bhp, does 0-100 in 3.8 seconds, does the quarter mile in 11 seconds and on top of that it's all wheel drive. (83 points, 22 comments)
  29. 745 points, 1 submission: Interesting-Honey829
    1. Whoever says you can’t use sunroof in India, lacks imagination. (745 points, 50 comments)
  30. 732 points, 2 submissions: nissimbhalwankar
    1. Why buy an overpriced fortuner when you can buy a gorgeous camry for the same price? This colour suits it really well. (591 points, 103 comments)
    2. Can we change the Sub's banner (141 points, 36 comments)
  31. 725 points, 4 submissions: Able_Tailor_6983
    1. What's up with Mahindra and waiting periods? Don't they calculate inventory before announcing a new car version? Or did the demand exceed expectations? (299 points, 88 comments)
    2. Scorpio-N tyre hits divider & gets completely dislodged from the SUV [Team-BHP] (207 points, 54 comments)
    3. Maruti chairman RC Bhargava says automobile industry cannot grow with 50% tax rate; All taxation need to be rationalised The Financial Express (119 points, 24 comments)
    4. Can someone help identify this car? (100 points, 89 comments)
  32. 722 points, 4 submissions: agarwalkunal12
    1. Maruti Suzuki Fronx - 1.2L and 1.0L turbo SUV with 3995cm length, 308 L boot,100 PS max power and 142 Nm max Torque. Safety: 6 airbags and HUD (239 points, 196 comments)
    2. Found this parked in the hills somewhere in Uttarakhand. (178 points, 23 comments)
    3. Thanks to the kind people on this sub who made my decision easier on every front. My first car and I couldn't have done this without the advise and nitpickings people made me aware of. (168 points, 57 comments)
    4. This is like Tata bragging about After Sales Service (137 points, 36 comments)
  33. 718 points, 4 submissions: Salt_Row1766
    1. Do minis really work in india ? (228 points, 102 comments)
    2. This beauty looks soo good with black alloys (224 points, 58 comments)
    3. Man trying to catch up a 410hp M2💀 (176 points, 36 comments)
    4. the all new pagani codalunga, only 5 are built the engine specs are a 6.0litre twin turbo which churns out 840 hp and 1,110nm it also costs a bomb whooping 62cr (90 points, 63 comments)
  34. 703 points, 5 submissions: Reddit_Survivor9
    1. Idk about the opinions on this car, but I love it. I think it's a perfect car for nipping off to nearby places and also something I'd give my wife if I get married in the future. What are your opinions? (202 points, 151 comments)
    2. Between the Verna and City facelifts, which one are you likely to consider buying? (175 points, 115 comments)
    3. All the cars belonging to Visakhapatnam MP MVV Satyanarayana and his son. (141 points, 61 comments)
    4. So these four plus the bonus in the middle are the ones I have decided on after the advice from this sub (thanks for that). Now I need the final opinion on these five(contd in comments) (93 points, 78 comments)
    5. Hyundai Verna test mule in SK has crashed into a bus, cabin intact. (92 points, 12 comments)
  35. 693 points, 1 submission: TheBestBondha
    1. Throwback to when my friend crashed his car 10 minutes after taking the delivery. (693 points, 110 comments)
  36. 691 points, 5 submissions: _TheNeonDemon_
    1. Hyundai Venue N-Line provides built in dash cam with multiple features (158 points, 28 comments)
    2. Yeah, sure! (155 points, 27 comments)
    3. One local politician who lives in my neighbourhood always travels in his fortuner while his bodyguards/ team travels in Innova & Ertiga. Either he's super selfless & caring of his team or just plain oblivious about ride comfort. (153 points, 18 comments)
    4. Imagine alto with 6 airbags (133 points, 54 comments)
    5. Spotted this left hand drive VW in Pune yesterday. (92 points, 13 comments)
  37. 670 points, 3 submissions: nallasudheer
    1. NCAP assumes all regulators world over really don’t know their business says Maruti Suzuki (277 points, 110 comments)
    2. Volkswagen Taigun And Skoda Kushaq Score 5* In Latest Global NCAP Crash Tests (252 points, 148 comments)
    3. 2022 Maruti Suzuki Swift scores 1 star at Global NCAP crash tests (141 points, 131 comments)
  38. 655 points, 3 submissions: ydv98
    1. Finally took delivery of our new Mahindra Scorpio-N Z8L 4WD AT on the launch day🖤♥️ (300 points, 58 comments)
    2. Got this baby home today ❤️ Superb L&K Moon White with Cognac Brown interior. (231 points, 58 comments)
    3. Sunday well spent with the Skoda tribe! (124 points, 28 comments)
  39. 646 points, 5 submissions: smcSTABBINGO
    1. A little retirement gift for my hero ♥️🎁 The First AX7L AWD Of My Town (319 points, 69 comments)
    2. I'm just gonna leave this here 😂 (86 points, 46 comments)
    3. Recently spotted Hyuntley i20 Continental GT (Ps - Don't you dare make it flash that light if you value your eyesight) ✌️😤 (83 points, 17 comments)
    4. Completed 15k in 7 months with this beauty. AX7L AWD. AMA :) (81 points, 52 comments)
    5. Auto rickshaw with Sequential turn indicators 🫠 Meanwhile, I'm still waiting to get mine for XUV 700 🫣 (77 points, 11 comments)
  40. 638 points, 1 submission: independent_hippo01
    1. Slaying two wheelers on Dusshera (638 points, 132 comments)
  41. 628 points, 5 submissions: CAC-_-TUS
    1. old Honda valve cover into key holder (221 points, 30 comments)
    2. Why hindustan motors never done R&D or Innovation? (149 points, 33 comments)
    3. Why this car is famous? (90 points, 52 comments)
    4. Any one ever sit in this? (86 points, 29 comments)
    5. 2023: Honda Accord (82 points, 22 comments)
  42. 618 points, 5 submissions: Terryted
    1. Had a blast taking the Thar off-roading ! She’s so capable. (Pics where taken on the iPhone 11) (158 points, 56 comments)
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2023.03.28 12:14 mdanonomy21 Follow-up diary: I am in my mid-30s, work in nonprofits, and make $125k a year ($180k joint). This week we found out we need to cash flow $11,000 worth of dental procedures in 2023, and I still spent $396 on spring things. 🌱✨

Hi friends! I submitted a diary in February 2021 that you can find here! Since then we’ve sold one house, started higher-paying jobs, moved states to be closer to family, rented a kind of busted house, bought another charming fixer-upper of a house, and given in fully to lifestyle creep, especially when it comes to plants and gardens.
❤️ Section 1: Assets and Debt
Total Net Worth: $108,763 if you believe the equity calculator I reference below. Negative tens of thousands if you think the housing market is about to crash or even just reset!
Retirement Balance: $10,000 for me, split just about evenly between a Roth and a 401k; $25,500 for my husband, L. This will make more sense when you get to the “income progression” section, and after you accompany me as I spend money like I have money to spend, every day.
Savings Account Balance: $17,000 split between an “upcoming house repairs & dental fund.” The first $7k is spoken for already between a big chimney repair ($3k) and an expensive upcoming dental appointment for L ($4k), both in April. The remaining $10k we don’t touch – it’s for an emergency fund.
Checking Account Balance: About $1200. I try to keep this pretty low to discourage my own spending, which works only sometimes.
Credit Card Debt: $12,100 left from our home renovations and move last October. We got two 0% APR cards to finance this, and will pay both off before the APR jumps at the end of this year.
Student Loan Debt: $80,000 for L’s undergrad and MAT. $18,000 for my undergrad and (unfinished, womp womp) MAT. We aren’t paying on this til we have to, and are hoping it will be forgiven – mine via Biden, since I was a Pell Grant recipient, and L’s via PSLF.
Equity: $145,000. This number is from an online equity calculator, and is for our century-old house in a very walkable neighborhood in a popular Southern city, but who knows whether it’s real or not. Numbers that are real: We paid $575,000 for the home last fall, including a 20% down payment that my dad split evenly with us – his portion from his recent inheritance, our portion from the sale of our previous home.
When we started looking in 2021, our “stretch budget” was $450k, but the housing market exploded and it seemed like overnight the base budget for kind of place we were looking for was more like $650k (I’m committed to city living, and we wanted to make sure there was enough space for my sister, J, and her boyfriend to continue living with us, given the skyrocketing rent prices). We bit the bullet on this place after my dad offered to pay for half the down payment. That gift helped us avoid PMI, so that the rent we were paying for a worse place was comparable to the monthly payment on this one. We spent the remaining $15,000 from our previous home sale buying down the rate and on moving costs, repairs, furnishing, gardens, appliances, etc, and then still took out about $12,000 more in credit card debt to renovate the bathrooms and make a few other upgrades.
❤️ Section 2: Income
Monthly Take Home: My base pay is $125,000, and L’s is $55,000. We bring in about $11,400 a month after taxes. The whole family’s health insurance is paid in full by my work, and our pre-tax retirement contribution details are below.
Income Progression: I’ve been working since I was 15 years old, moved out at 18, and paid my own bills starting that year, but income below starts the year I graduated college.
Year 1: $15,000 (part time ABA therapist, full time baby anarchist)
Years 2-8: $28,000 (This is a rough average of my income across these years. I accepted a spot in Teach for America right out of college in order to have a salary, despite my maximalist politics at the time, and kept working with young people for years after my TFA service ended. I paid for L’s expenses in college and supported a few other family members off and on while I taught. When I took a big pay cut to do youth organizing work for a couple years, L’s teacher salary helped support us).
Year 9: $45,000 (got a full-time nonprofit fundraising job, quit teaching)
Year 10: $55,000 (got a raise)
Year 11: $65,000 (got a raise and promotion)
Year 12: $75,000 (was promoted again, realized I was still underpaid)
Year 13: $98,000 (was hired by my current employer)
Year 14: $125,000 (was promoted!)
❤️ Section 3: Expenses
Mortgage, Taxes, & Insurance: About $3,000. My sister and her boyfriend currently live with us and contribute $600 of this total payment each month, but we budget as if we pay the full mortgage ourselves.
Investment Contribution: L’s retirement is pulled out of his check before he receives it: it’s $289 a month. I put $170 into my 401k, directly out of my check. I also contribute $100 to a Roth IRA through Acorns each month. Through Acorns we also have a UTMA/UGMA account for B which gets $100 a month, and we put $40 a month into a taxable brokerage account.
Savings Contribution: We tally an extra $1.5k-$3k a month beyond expenses, and are expecting $6k back from our tax return this year. But we aren’t prioritizing savings right now, and instead are: 1. cashflowing L’s timely dental work (found out in the course of this diary that we’re looking at about $11k this year); 2. paying down the debt on our credit cards ($12k, see above); and 3. cashflowing a few must-do house projects (estimating about $8k for those).
Debt Payments: See above! As I mentioned, we have student loan debt to the tune of $100k but aren’t paying right now. I actually paid my loans down by $10k during COVID with money from our first house sale. But I panicked when Biden said he was going to forgive loans and got my full payment during the pandemic – all $10k – reversed. That money is now our emergency savings account.
Electric/Gas: $150ish, varies significantly. We installed a high-efficiency wood stove when we moved in, which cuts down on the cost of our old furnace a bit.
Internet: $80
Water: $75
Cellphone: $100, for L & I both
Subscriptions: $10 Spotify; $10 Youtube music; $2.99 Apple data; $22 NYT, for newspaper and cooking app; $5 for Acorns. I also pay yearly: $40 for the Freedom app, $20 for Hobnob, and $60 for Insight Timer.
Car Payment and Insurance: $200 for insurance. This covers both of our used cars and my dad’s used handicap van. We paid off our 2012 Honda Fit when we sold our last house, and recently paid cash for a Honda CRV with 180k miles which we use for family trips.
Medical/Therapy: $0. My therapist is $181 a session, and I see her twice a month – but this is covered by my job’s MERP card. I also get an inhaler at least twice a month - that’s reimbursed too, but would cost $60 otherwise.
Pet Expenses: Our precious pittie suffered some injuries before we adopted her. She’s on Gabapentin daily for pain management which is about $60 a month.
CSA: $40/week minimum – this is a special CSA service that has all kinds of tempting goodies, so I usually spend more.
Coworking space: $150. I expense $100 of this to work.
Gym memberships: $75 for a family Y membership, and $120 for my spin studio; I also buy 10-packs to the yoga studio down the street every few months, which are $120 a pop**.**
Donations: Varies. We give $10 monthly to our local Democratic Socialists of America and $10 monthly to the Working Families Party. We give one-off donations when asked or when we come across a need, usually $50-$100 at a time. Once we have less immediate debt, I plan to up our recurring gifts.
Childcare: $600. B goes to the best public preschool in the land – he was on the waiting list for 18 months. We previously paid double this for a subpar Montessori school run out of a church basement. Often babysitting is an extra $100 or so a month.
Kids’ Activities: $120 every three months or so – think swim lessons, toddler soccer, etc.
Outdoorsy memberships: $110 yearly for memberships to nonprofit parks, botanical gardens, etc etc. These are not too expensive and a fun way to spend a day with little ones.
House cleaner: $320. They come twice a month and charge $160 each time. This is some of the best money I spend each month.
Nuuly: $94. This has been a gamechanger for work travel.
❤️ Section 4: Money Diary
DAY 1: TUESDAY✨
5:00 am: I wake up wheezing with two pudgy legs draped right across my chest. My three-year-old, B, gave me a cold that I’ve just recovered from, but my asthma is still a bit aggrieved. I disentangle myself from B and head downstairs to make a french press and get some work in before everyone’s up.
6:30 am: B comes running downstairs, naked and boisterous as ever. I spare a thought for my little sister, J, and her boyfriend, who share a wall with him. J and her boyfriend have been living with us since the deep pandemic when we all moved together, which has been a blessing for us. But the early mornings and constant circulating upper respiratory infections are doing them in, and they’re moving to a nearby apartment in May. This very basic one-bedroom will double their monthly rent D: And, since J is finishing up school right now and doesn’t have a steady income, L and I had to cosign their lease in order for them to even qualify for the place. Big sigh on housing across America right now.
7:15 am: B and L head out, and I get dressed and do a little more work. At 8:30, I head to my first-ever dermatologist appointment. My mom recently treated me to a mothedaughter facial where I learned that the creeping redness on my nose is likely hereditary rosacea! The facialist suggested I make an appointment with a dermatologist after I informed her that my skincare routine has to date involved only a wet rag and a heavy moisturizer.
The dermatologist suggests a gentle papaya cleanser; a phyto vitamin c serum; a rosacea triple cream; and a moisturizing sunscreen. The cost for the appointment itself ($150) is covered by my MERP card from work**,** but I pay for the cleanser, serum, and sunscreen from his office ($141) and the rosacea triple cream from an online pharmacy ($49) out of pocket. Thus begins my first-ever skincare routine. Sadly, the dermatologist’s proprietary packaging is ugly, so if you use something similar but cute, please share a link.
10:00 am: I’ve walked the dog, made another cup of coffee, turned on Freedom, and am settling into my laptop for a day of toggling between Google Docs and Zoom rooms.
12:30 pm: M barks rancorously as I’m wrapping up a Zoom call. The Tubies I ordered last week for me (and B) were delivered. It’s SPRING and we are about to eat SMOOTHIE POPS, everybody. It’s also time for lunch, so I heat up this very yummy soup (we subbed veggie sausage and it worked well) and toast a piece of focaccia. I read “I Went On A Package Trip for Lonely Millennials” while I eat. It is every bit as unsettling as it sounds.
1:40 pm: L calls — B has had diarrhea at school and needs to come home. B’s preschool is in the public school where L teaches, which means L handles all pick up and drop off, but my work schedule is much more flexible than L’s so I often do early pickups like this one. I shift my afternoon meetings, notify my direct reports that I’m signing out early, and stop for gas on the way to pick up poor little B. ($40)
4:30 pm: B and I spent the afternoon doing quiet things together – he took a bath, played with toys, and watched some PBS Kids, and I took a few minutes to tie up some loose ends at work. When L gets home at 4:30, we set up the sprinkler on our tiny front “lawn” (currently actually a patch of very-tilled dirt), where we recently seeded low-growing wildflowers.
6:00 pm: I want to drink wine with L while we make veggie fried rice for dinner, but think better of it given that I just got over a cold. L offers to make me a hot toddy (yesssss) but then realizes we’re out of lemons. He and B head to the grocery store around the corner while I finish up dinner. They get lemons, a lime, and a giant bag of lollipops for L’s students. ($11) The hot toddy is delicious.
9:00 pm: B’s bedtime routine is a wrap and my new skincare routine is complete – turns out my face does feel cleaner after a cleanser! I take a nebulizer treatment and read my favorite book that has completely transformed my life, Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts, until we turn out the lights. Goodnight!
🌿 DAILY TOTAL: $241
DAY 2: WEDNESDAY
5:00 am: I wake up wheezing deeply again. I head downstairs to eat a cold banana and take a prednisone left over from the last time my asthma was aggravated by a cold. I decide to sit for a little Sarah Blondin meditation by the woodstove before I start my early-morning work block. Lesson 8 in this course is my go-to, and is alone worth every bit of the yearly Insight Timer fee.
7:00 am: B and L are awake, but B is staying home from school today so things are a bit slower. I make a mango smoothie for B and then add kale and protein powder for L and I. At 7:45 I don my favorite lilac workout onesie (I have it in black too) and head to my spin class.
9:00 am: I am but one month into spin classes and totally enamored. The dark room and loud music extremely do it for me. After class I stop at the coffee shop next door and buy a big drip coffee to split with L, a sticky bun for L and B to share, and a bag of coffee beans cause we are almost out at home. ($28)
9:30 am: Take a quick post-spin shower while I listen to Iris Dement’s new album, which serves the sound I grew up on and a very earnest progressivism that reminds me of my parents and their sweet Boomer friends who care deeply about abortion access and post anti-racist memes on Facebook. I cover my body in Warm Feelings, spritz on Winter (the best), wriggle into some cheetah-print overalls, and head down to work until L leaves in about an hour and a half.
12:00 pm: My meeting with my boss ran over so L had to leave for work while I was mid-call. I extricate B from Disney+ (we use J’s login) and receive only a moderate tantrum in response. After some breaths, B lays on his blue rug and pretends he’s eating his lunch (a mango pop, grilled cheese, & berries) in the shallow end of a swimming pool. Pre-nap, we read Gabito, a recent fave, and B’s eyes flutter closed during the last few pages. Back to work!
3:30 pm: B comes running into my office but I need to wrap up an important task, so we listen to superhero stories together while I tappity tap. It’s raining out, and L isn’t due home til 6p, so I make a gametime decision to spend the afternoon doing one fun inside thing for me (pick out berry bushes for our garden!) and one fun thing inside thing for B (ride rides inside the mall near the garden center!). B and I gather $2.50 in quarters for his rides, and he dons his Ironman costume and rainboots for the occasion.
At the garden center, we pick out two triple crown blackberry bushes, two chandler blueberry bushes, one heritage everbearing raspberry bush, and, after a quick phone consultation with L, one black tartarian cherry tree. L loves cherries and is very excited to use them in his cocktail-making. We also pick up a galvanized steel watering can since my old thrifted one keeps leaking all over the floor when I water my inside plants. The total is $253. Because I am very excited about this purchase and it’s for our house, it counts as free in my heart.
4:30 pm: B and I are the only nerds in the mall wearing KN95s and clutching quarters in our fists. So far B has purchased a ride on a train ($1) and some tiny banana candies ($.50). He settles on a very exciting race car for his final four quarters – but the greedy car eats his money!!! ($1) We are both very sad, and start searching for a ride that might take a debit card. Then, suddenly, to our left, appears a LEGO STORE. B dashes in and we find that you can build your own tiny Lego person. He happily obliges and I spend $5 on a three-inch-tall Lego man with a spider face and a big helmet.
6:30 pm: Back at home, L and I discuss our most exciting news of the week – L’s youngest sister and her partner arrive at their new apartment in our city TONIGHT! They’ve been living several states away for years. L’s whole family lives in the area and we are all thrilled these two are coming back home. L, B, and I plan to help them unpack tomorrow, and I think we should take them a gift. L heads out to the bottle store down the street to buy two bottles of Morphos (one for us!) ($52), and then goes to the grocery store to buy White Claws and some pull-ups for B. ($25) We could save more money but life is for living.
Dinner is leftover fried rice, and B doesn’t fall asleep til 9. L and I take our favorite CBD gummies before bed and I read the “soft fruits” section of Down to Earth to prepare for our big planting this weekend.
🌿 DAILY TOTAL: $365.50
DAY 3: THURSDAY
6:00 am: I wake up late today – I had trouble sleeping because I couldn’t breathe all night. I make my favorite smoothie for breakfast (which is something like this but incorporates protein powder and frozen kale and cayenne), L eats oatmeal, and B eats two mango smoothie pops plus a cereal bar. They leave around 7:15 am and I get myself together to walk the dog before heading to my coworking space for the day.
8:30 am: I pack up my stuff and ride my bike to my pretty coworking space. The sun is out! It’s spring! The trees are blooming! Everyone is glad.
1:45 pm: I heat up fried rice and drink some of the on-tap kombucha. While I eat, I read Today in Tabs and consider adding it to my monthly expenses so that I can read it more. Our cleaner texts that they’re done at the house, and I Venmo her $160 (included in monthly expenses).
3:10 pm: I decide to bike home before the final Zoom call of the day. I cannot stress enough how glorious it is outside. It’s also glorious inside, thanks to our fabulous cleaner.
Post-call, I make some smol avocado toasts and L calls to say his sibling is not in fact up for a visit tonight – they are whelmed by boxes. We pivot: bike ride to the playground! While at the playground, B is the first kid to hear the ICE CREAM TRUCK approach. Chaos ensues and we spend $5 on one scoop of cookie dough ice cream.
7:00 pm: For dinner we make mini pizzas on TJ’s cauliflower crust. I also make asparagus with a delicious flaked salt left by my bestie the last time they stayed over, and the result is pretty enough to text to them. L makes us gin fizzes with strawberries and with mint from the garden. 🌱
8:00 pm: Teeth brushing is always a slog with B, but on this night I am visited by a stroke of genius. Tonight, I explain to him that the tooth fairy has been hired for a residency at our place and is listening in while he brushes his teeth and uses the potty. If he does a good job, she’ll leave him a coin somewhere in his bedroom. L overhears and makes tooth fairy sounds (think tinkling giggles) from the hallway – B is delighted and brushes his teeth with aplomb. This is a big win! While he uses the potty, I steal away and hide a quarter under the toe of his stuffed Spiderman. He requests tooth fairy bedtime stories and falls asleep listening. ($.25)
🌿 DAILY TOTAL: $5.25
DAY 4: FRIDAY
6:00 am: Another late wakeup for me. I have a spin class at 8 and a packed workday, so I make my favorite smoothie again and walk M while it’s still dark out. Afterwards, I help B with his teeth brushing/potty routine, and it continues to be so much smoother than ever before thanks to our friend the tooth fairy. This time, L stashes a dime under B’s stuffed bear. B proudly puts the dime and last night’s quarter in his coat pocket and, as I buckle him into his car seat, announces he is NOT sharing his money with his teacher today. I suppose the discussion about whether money should be treated as a public good or a personal asset can come later. On the way to school, L stops for gas. ($25 for gas, $.10 for the tooth fairy)
8:00 am: I arrive at the spin studio and learn that the teacher I expected overslept. His sub unfortunately leaves half the lights on and plays lots of Eminem. I survive the weird vibes and head home for a quick shower before work – no coffee shop stop this time! I am a disciplined and frugal Recessionist millennial.
10:15 am: Our CSA is delivered! It includes spinach, heirloom tomatoes (!! new this week!), apples, lacinato kale, meyer lemons, limes, oyster mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, red onions, shishito peppers, and mixed cherry tomatoes, plus a delivery charge, for $63, $23 more than the monthly minimum I included in set expenses. I fetch it from the sunny porch and am reminded that urgently want a pair of white platform Birkenstocks for spring. I find a pair in my size in EUC on Poshmark and buy them now: $60 with shipping, a steal compared to $110 new!
1:00 pm: My delightful neighbor and I take lunch together! We walk to a nearby eatery where I get a tempeh reuben and diet soda (my vice), $18 including tip. Over lunch we discuss parenting, gardening, her upcoming major home renovation, and how squirrels can sometimes relocate crocus bulbs. Meanwhile, B and L have early release at school so they head to a kid’s play place as a special treat to B. ($23 with snacks)
3:30 pm: B is home early but, curses, I still have much work to do! He and L chill while I tappity tap for a while longer. I eventually wrap up, but will have to do more work over the weekend.
L wants to work in his shop for a while, so B and I take the bike to the playground. He is a very good friend at the playground, running around happily with a couple of 7-year-olds he’s never met and then, when they leave, chatting amicably with an 18-month-old and his parents. He periodically begs me to let him take his pants off so he can better pretend he’s in the pool. The answer is no, but he is shirtless, shoeless, and covered in “tattoos” (washable marker), and I think that’s a pretty good compromise.
7:00 pm: Back home, L is making dinner (avocado tacos!), and I announce to him that we need a few more spring items: new (unscratched) oversize sunglasses and a beaded eyeglass chain for me, and little kid Tevas for B. I use my dad’s Amaz*n to buy the glasses and chain for me ($20) and three pairs of Tevas for B to try on. They’ll only charge us for the ones we keep, which will be $21.
L and I spend the evening drinking the Morphos he bought earlier this week and hanging out with J and her boyfriend. We turn on the AC for the first time which reminds us that we need to get an HVAC repairperson out here to check out some weird details of the old AC system our inspector caught. I mentally add it to my to-dos for the week.
We get B in bed late again – around 9 – and we watch Schitt’s Creek til almost 11. We will never tire of re-watching this show.
🌿 DAILY TOTAL: $185.10
DAY 5: SATURDAY
6:45 am: I wake up breathing easy today! Blessings, prednisone; blessings, springtime.
8:00 am: L and I make eggie toasts with heirloom tomatoes, and L reveals that he had a long-awaited budget chat with the medical hospital where he’s been getting dental work done. They’re estimating we’ll need to spend an additional $11k this year to get L’s teeth in order. This kicks off a Big Conversation, during which we realize we absolutely need to be spending less than $8k monthly in order to cash flow his teeth, cash flow our must-do house projects, and pay down our cards by end of year. This should be doable, in theory, but will be a big adjustment as for months we’ve been splashing out on everything from gifts to travel to furniture to tools to fabric to support my baby-clothes-making hobby. As the conversation drags on, tension rises, and we’re both mad at each other but not sure why.
After a few breaths, I realize: we are just launching big numbers back and forth across the room, completely unmoored! I offer to make us a big fancy draft annual budget with monthly projections and schedule a date night to review. HOW FUN! L obliges after I convince him that I actually, truly, want to do this, and I find a very nice budget template on Etsy. ($20)
10 am: I run down a hill and across a parking lot to yoga, and slip in some vom along the way. Meanwhile, L and B head to the gym together.
12 pm: I take our e-bike (the one we’ve been riding around all week) to the shop and tell the bike guy that the lights and the breaks are in rough shape. He tells me they’ll fix it up, but that we should consider replacing it with a Yuba Spicy Curry which is $5200. I think not, but in my heart, I do really want to sell this one and buy a RadWagon or a Blix Packa Genie. Ebike moms and dolls, send thoughts.
When I get home, L heads to Aldi and spends $125 on berries, lots of bananas, eggs, rice, oat milk, oatmeal, snacks for B, frozen berries, fresh broccoli, yogurt, and a bunch of other stuff including Aldi swag that he is very stoked about: a matching pullover, socks, and tumbler. He then goes to Ace Hardware and buys s’mores sticks for use with our fire pit and some light bulbs ($37). B takes a nap and I plant the berry bushes and cherry tree while he snoozes!
6 pm: We head out to dinner to celebrate the big move with L’s sister and her boyfriend. It’s a long walk to our favorite taco place, but a beautiful day. B rides his pink scooter and is very cute, but reader, he is a spirited child and today he is having A Day. We field multiple meltdowns and lots of not-listening on the way to the restaurant. Dinner itself is delicious, though, and we watch the sun set over the water as we eat. It’s $58 with tip for the three of us, including a coconut margarita for L and a watermelon sangria for me.
🌿 DAILY TOTAL: $240
DAY 6: SUNDAY
5 am: Up and thinking about parenting. L and I had a long conversation after B fell asleep about what we could do differently to help him manage his emotions. He’s a big child in size and in personality – at 3 he’s wearing size 6 clothes and talking as much as any child that age too. He has big joy, big wonder, big imagination, and also big anger and big sadnesses. We’ve tried to follow Janet Lansbury’s teaching since B was born, but at times gentle parenting, which Janet teaches, has seemed too lax for B. I decide to return to her work anyway. I read the transcript to her newest podcast episode, and wonder if maybe we’re overengaging with B’s big feelings. Then I read this one about another child struggling with aggression, and am glad that B is at least not spitting, I guess?
10 am: B’s morning is going great after all, and we decide to pack a lunch and head out for a hike. B makes himself a ham, cheese, and hummus sandwich, and I make L and I veggie sandwiches with pesto. We happen upon a plant sale on the way home and L approves a “Fuzzy Mystery” peperomia for our bathroom. ($8) Afterwards we drop off my Nuuly at UPS (prepaid!) and head home to watch a movie while it rains. I do work things and start our new annual budget spreadsheet during the movie.
5 pm: J takes a walk with us and M the dog to a playground nearby, and while we’re out, our neighbor texts to suggest once-a-week family dinners on Tuesday (yes please!). For dinner tonight, I make Smitten Kitchen’s tomato sauce with onion and butter using the heirloom tomatoes from our CSA and it’s very good as always. L and I drink some Pinot with dinner, and B eats his spaghetti with his hands.
9 pm: My anxiety (her name is Esther) visits while I’m putting B to sleep, so after he’s down, I decide to get to the bottom of a few things via Google. As usual, this is a bad idea! I walk to bed crying and lay on L’s chest. I cry a lot more, including about the trailer for You Hurt My Feelings which I saw three days ago, and about how scary it would be if L were to die, and about how L’s parents’ best friends’ lives have never been visited by tragedy and is that possible for us too?
Therapy is on Tuesday, everyone! We will make it.
🌿 DAILY TOTAL: $8
DAY 7: MONDAY
6:30 am: I wake up later than I wanted to after a fitful night. B was coughing a lot (post-nasal drip, ick), and I was thinking a lot. I have back-to-back calls today with lots of prep beforehand so I get dressed quick and grab a pre-made smoothie from the freezer for breakfast. B and L leave at 7:15; I light my Gardener candle and tuck in to work.
1:00 pm: Lunch is fried rice with a chonk of a Trader Joe’s milk chocolate hazelnut bar, yum. I eat on a call but politely turn off my camera.
4:00 pm: B and L are home and I’m still wrapping up. On the way home, they picked up some natural honey cough syrup stuff for B ($12).
6:00 pm: L and I drop B off at the Y childcare, and find out they are hosting a spring break camp for 3-5 year olds. L wants to build B’s long-awaited tree house over the break, so we sign B up for four days of camp. Very cute! And also less than half the price of other camps in the area. ($100)
6:15 pm: I check the NYT as I start up the elliptical and am sent reeling by news of the school shooting in Nashville. I try to distract myself with The Crown. Unfortunately, Princess Di is really going through it, so the distraction is a bust. I turn on Sarah Blondin’s Learning to Surrender meditation instead, and listen to it twice. I’m trying desperately to trust the universe but the hellscapeness of it all makes that difficult sometimes.
Life marches on anyhow: After our workout, we head to Trader Joe’s to buy the items Aldi didn’t offer over the weekend (fancy bag salad, plantain chips, challah, frozen greens, a Galia melon, a few other things), plus a lot more broccoli because we need it for the tofu and veggies we’re making with the neighbors tomorrow. I love this peanut butter tofu recipe, in case you’re looking for one. ($31)
8 pm: We three look at videos of baby B over dinner, and L says maybe he is ready for a second. I think I am too.
adrienne maree brown posted today,
put your attention on suffering – which is constant and everywhere – and it is all you will see. joy will come, and laughter, but you will find it brief, possibly a distraction.
put your attention on joy, being connected and feeling whole, and you will find it everywhere. your heart will still break. you will know grief. but you will find it a reasonable cost for the random abundance of miracles, and the soft wild rhythms of love.
return to love as many times as you can.
🌿 DAILY TOTAL: $143
❤️ Section 5: TOTALS
Total Expenses: $1228.85
Food & Drink: $376
Fun & Entertainment: $130.85
Home & Health: $557
Clothes & Beauty: $101
Transport: $64
❤️ Section 6: REFLECTION
This week was spendy for us between the plants and the skincare routine – but I’d say we usually have at least one week a month where we spend like this. I know that needs to shift if we’re going to pay for all the things we need to pay for this year without drawing from our life savings. I’m also aware that N’s student loan payments will likely resume, and that having a second baby isn’t cheap – so I’m excited to finish our budget spreadsheet and treat it like a goal rather than a suggestion (I currently track our spending obsessively in Mint but treat the budget limits like unsolicited advice).
I do like everything we spent money on this week, though, and feel very lucky to be able to cover so many wants and needs in a given week. Thanks for reading!
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2023.03.28 09:21 sameerka88 Mazda CX5 AFS Fault - Replacing entire headlight unit the only option ?

Hey, I bought a used CX5 (2020, AWD) couple of months ago and I recently got the 'bulb monitoring' warning sign on the dash.
On getting it checked at a local garage (quite trusted ) they scanned and found the issue is with the - AFS/ALM (Adaptive Front Lighting System/Auto Leveling Module) and that both the left and right swivel actuators aren't working.
( Error Codes B10A3:86-08 Left Swivel Actuator 2.B10A4:86-48 Right Swivel Actuator 3.B10A4:87-8A Right Swivel Actuator )
They say the only option is to replace both the whole headlights even though they are both working except for the auto levelling feature. This would cost a bomb, considering they're working all well.
I could we'll ignore it and go on; but I am thoroughly annoyed by the fact that something that expensive can't be repaired?. Anyone had previous experience with this or do you have references of any trusted Mazda specialist mechanics/garages in Dubai?
P.S- Don't say "go to the official service centre"; they are the absolute worse and just there to give expensive quotes!.
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2023.03.28 04:50 JLGoodwin1990 There's an old Gas Station in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. If you ever see it, keep driving

“SHIT!”
I wrenched the steering wheel over to the right, causing the tires to scream in protest. A deep horn blared loudly, almost rupturing my eardrums, and the interior was momentarily illuminated by harsh white headlights. For a split second, my life flashed in front of my eyes, and then I felt the bumpiness of the grassy edge of the road jostle me around. The eighteen wheeler which had veered into my lane missed me by less than a foot, blasting by in a blur at what had to be seventy miles an hour or more. After a split second of catching my breath, I jabbed the driver’s window switch down and stuck my head out into the pouring rain.
“Asshole!” I screamed at the retreating logging truck, though I knew the driver wouldn’t be able to hear me. A moment later, an outraged woman’s voice tumbled from the speakers of my rented Chrysler 300. “I beg your damn pardon?!” Regaining my senses and remembering I’d been in the middle of a phone call, I sat back down in the seat. “Not you, Erin” I said apologetically, “If you didn’t hear the commotion on my end of the line, I almost got splattered all over the front end of some moron’s Peterbilt who wandered over to my side of the road” There was a moment of silence from the speakers, and then my agent let out a small snort. “Well, isn’t that just grand? You’ve gotta love idiots on the roads these days” It took a softer tone. “I’m glad you didn’t get into an accident, Al. I don’t feel like losing my best client and close friend in one go” I laughed. “Helps me relax to know you care” I admitted, then, after a moment getting the tension out of my muscles, I pulled the car back on the road and continued on.
It was the winter of 2022, and I was on my way to a book signing in Seattle from where I lived in Gold Beach, Oregon. I was a writer who’d just broken the New York Times Bestseller list with my debut novel, and as such, I was on the start of my book signing tour which would take me around the country. Obviously, as many people would quickly realize who I am if I used my real name, I have changed it, along with others. Erin, my literary agent, had suggested I fly to Seattle from the airport in North Bend, but I’m someone who’s had a major anxiety over flying ever since the September 11th attacks in 2001. So, instead, knowing I hadn’t purchased a new car to replace my rather shabby and broken down one yet, she’d arranged me a rental, and I’d begun the almost seven and a half hour drive north.
“I wouldn’t have had to deal with those dingbats if Interstate 5 hadn’t jammed up with that accident” I muttered. “Well, you were the one who wanted to drive, Al” Erin’s chiding voice came through the speakers. “Do you have any idea where you are?” I glanced at the GPS map for what had to be the hundredth time. The screen almost seemed to glitch, jumping as the antenna on top of the car attempted to communicate with an orbiting satellite above. Piece of shit. “No, this stupid navigation system is apparently on the fritz” I snorted. “So much for Enterprise being a good car rental company” I looked back up just in time to see a sign with the gas symbol flash past. Thank you, God, for small favors, I thought. “Hey, there’s a gas station coming up soon. I’m a bit low anyways; I’ll stop there, get directions and then call you when I’m on my way, okay?” There was a sigh on the speakers. “Okay, just, please, try not to be too long. The publishing house won’t like it if you show up to your very first book signing late tomorrow” she said.
“I’ll be as quick as I can” I said reassuringly, then pressed the red disconnect button on the steering wheel, ending the call. I let out a sigh of relief; Erin was my saving grace and had been the one to orchestrate my contract, including a very nice advance, but after a while, it became exhausting to deal with her. I stared out the windshield at the two lane road in front of me, relishing the silence, save for the rain pelting the car’s windshield, the windshield wipers flicking it off, and the tires on the wet pavement. For a few more minutes, all I saw was nothing but endless trees pushing in close to the road, almost seeming as if they were jostling to see who drove up and down past them. Then, almost as if my thoughts had summoned it, I saw the bright lights appear ahead on the right like a lighthouse beacon.
It was clearly one which had been here a very long time; the overall appearance gave the impression it had been around since at least the 1950s, if not earlier. I grunted with surprise as I saw the lit up station logo swinging around in a lazy circle on its pole. The faded green outline of a Brontosaurus and similarly weathered red letters spelling out Sinclair were ones I thought I would never see in person, seeing as how the company had gone defunct back in March. Guess nobody told the owner of this one that. I pulled into the station, my tires driving over a small black wire which caused a classic bell to ding loudly twice, somewhere out of sight. Pulling up next to the green pump, I shut the engine off and relaxed back into the comfortable leather, listening to the tick of the engine cooling down. As I closed my eyes, I could only hear the loud buzz of the fluorescent lights overhead, and the rain pelting the metal awning over the pumps.
I opened my eyes as I heard the rain peter out and looked around, glancing at the analog clock on the dash, illuminated by the overhead lights. 7:30PM. Ten minutes had passed. I sighed. “Come on, man” I muttered, then quickly tapped the horn. The blaring sound of it almost seemed to shatter the stillness like a baseball through a plate glass window. Still nobody. “Damn it” I whispered, then unbuckled my seatbelt and pulled on the handle, using my foot to kick open the door. A bitingly cold wind smashed into my face as I stepped out onto the cracked concrete, causing me to flip up the collar of my coat in response. I glanced around, only hearing the sounds of the wind whipping through the trees, crickets chirping, and what had to be the hoots of an owl somewhere off in the forest beyond. The garage bays were open, and in the faded yellowed light of what had to be old incandescent bulbs, I could see what looked like a 50s Cadillac and a 70s International Scout up on the lifts, but no mechanic in sight. Leaning back into the car, I leaned on the horn, longer this time. Again, the sound reverberated off the trees and station. For some reason, I shivered at the noise. It almost feels sacrilegious to disturb the silence out here. I shook my head. Where the hell had that thought come from.
I shook it away and waited another minute or so. There was still no sign of life. Maybe the station IS actually closed. The thought was worrying; I hadn’t seen another sign of civilization, aside from the dumbass logging truck, in two and a half hours. I didn’t know how far it was until the next town or gas station, and as good as the Chrysler had been on gas, I didn’t want to try driving further on only a quarter tank. I decided to find out for myself, slamming the driver’s door closed with a loud thunk. Stepping around the front of the car, I walked across to the open bays, the sound of my footfalls echoing back at me. I glanced around, noticing the spilled oil on the ground, and mismatched tools, bottles and hoses heaved unceremoniously on the bench in the back. But still saw no one. Great, I thought, looking up to see the bright moon begin to appear from behind the clouds.
I had begun to turn and stride towards what had to be an office or convenience store when the figure burst out of the door, nearly causing me to jump out of my skin. “Gah!” I involuntarily let out, receiving a good natured laugh in return. “Sorry, sir, I didn’t mean to startle you, let alone make you wait so long!” I caught my breath, then let out a strained chuckle and looked up at the man. He appeared to be in his late forties or early fifties, dressed in a green Sinclair jumpsuit adorned with the same green dinosaur on the front patch; the patch on the other side proclaimed the man’s name to be Harold. The remaining hair on his head was slicked back, and he flashed me a smile with, surprisingly, bright white teeth. I held up my hand, giving it a little wobble and gave a laugh of relief. “Don’t worry about it, man. For a second, I thought this place was permanently closed or something” I said, the steadiness returning to my voice. “No sir, just the fact it’s only little old me working the night shifts!” he declared, jokingly wiping his brow. I snorted and smiled. The man clearly had a decent sense of humor.
“I’m guessing you need gas?” he asked, changing the subject to business and gesturing to my car. I nodded. “Yes, please, if you could fill her up with regular” He nodded, then began towards it as I jogged back around, opening the driver’s door and pressing the button to pop the gas cap. Harold let out a low whistle as he pulled the pump from its cradle. “Very nice car, sir!” he exclaimed, looking it over. “It looks expensive” I shrugged my shoulders. “It is a nice car, a Chrysler 300S, but, unfortunately, it’s not mine” He looked up at me and cocked an eyebrow as he slid the nozzle in and pulled on the handle. “It’s a rental” I added quickly, realizing it sounded like I’d jacked it or something. He seemed to relax. “Ah, that makes sense” he said jovially, “It’s nicer and newer than anything we normally see out here usually” I jerked my thumb at the open bays. “I’d say you have people with good taste around here, seeing as how that’s a 55 Coupe Deville back there” I said. He laughed, nodding approvingly. “I see you know your cars” he said with an impressed tone, glancing at the readout on the pump. “I do, love ‘em” I replied.
He looked back up at me. “So, are you some kind of auto collector or race car driver, then?” he asked. I shook my head. “No, afraid not. I’m a writer” He jerked his head up, his green eyes seeming to twinkle in the fluorescent lights. “A writer? Well, blow me down, I never thought I’d get a God-to-honest writer in my station!” he exclaimed, smiling. I nodded, feeling a slight sense of uncomfortableness wash over me. I still hadn’t gotten used to the reaction people had when they learned of my profession. He pressed forward. “What kind of books do you write?” he asked excitedly. “I write in the horror genre, honestly” I admitted, causing him to smile widely at the news. “Horror is my favorite style of books to read!” he said. “I love everything from the old classics, to Stephen King!” He looked at me quizzically. “How many have you written so far?” I held up a single finger. “Just one published; I’m actually on the way up to a publicity signing right now” He nodded approvingly, then looked back at the pump before speaking again.
“So, have you ever seen anything truly scary?” I raised an eyebrow at his question. That came completely out of left field. “What’dya mean by that?” I asked in return. He still watched the pumps, but replied. “So many horror writers I’ve heard about talk about how they’ve had their own frightening experience, whether it’s a plain old scare, or even a supernatural experience. It’s what helps them write truly horrifying tales” Now, he looked back at me. His face held a smile which caused me to inwardly shudder a little bit. It almost seemed far too wide for a moment. Then, blinking, I realized it was just a regular grin, if not just a bit of an odd one. The lights must’ve caused you to see things. He finished. “So, I was just asking if you’d ever had a scary experience which got you into writing horror” For a moment, there was silence between us as I pondered his question, only broken by an owl’s screech somewhere in the gathering darkness. Then I shrugged.
“Honestly, I hate to disappoint you, but, no” I admitted. He gave me a slightly surprised expression. “Really?” I nodded, deciding to be honest with him. “Really. To be completely truthful with you, Harold, as much as I love horror, both writing it, and reading and watching it, I’ve stopped being scared of it a while ago” The surprised expression seemed to grow on his face. “Really?” he repeated, then looked down at the pump again. “That’s a shame” he said, his voice almost holding a trace of sadness in it. I nodded, having to agree with him. “It is. I used to love getting scared by a good horror film or book, but, as I got older, it just seemed to, you know, drift away. Now, I just write what I know others are afraid of, like I did with my first book here, but, honestly? When I write, I don’t feel that fear in me at all” I hated admitting it; even when I’d given my first online interview with a magazine about my novel, I’d lied about it, saying that my own work could scare the hell out of me. But, in a way, it felt good to finally admit the truth to someone, even just a stranger I’d likely never see again.
I looked up to find him giving me a rather intense, and honestly, extremely creepy stare. His green eyes almost seemed to glow in the lights, and his smile had completely disappeared. I took a step back at the abrupt change in his demeanor, but just as quickly, it too, was wiped away, replaced by the smile I’d known since he appeared. “Well, I’m sure if you search hard enough, you’ll find that feeling again” he said, his voice filled with what sounded like genuine empathy. I nodded, looking out at the woods. “I hope” I truthfully admitted, then heard the sound of the pump finally clicking off. “Ah, all done!” Harold said happily, pulling the pump out of the car and replacing it back in its cradle. He looked at the readout. “That’ll be $23.17!” I started slightly. Under 24 bucks for three quarters of a tank? I hadn’t heard of gas this cheap since I was at least a teenager, but, at the same time, I wasn’t going to look a gift horse in the mouth. I reached into my back pocket, pulling out my wallet, and from it, my credit card. “Do, you happen to accept credit?” I asked, half afraid he’d tell me he didn’t.
But he plucked the card, happily, out of my hand. “Of course we do, Mr.-“ he looked down the name on my card, “Mr. DeMascus! The credit card reader, however, is back inside the main building” He gestured back towards the door he’d exited from. “Would you mind if I took it back there and ran it?” I shook my head. “No, by all means, go right ahead” I said, and he turned away and strode back across towards the building. “I’ll be back out with your receipt quicker than you can say, Bob’s your uncle!” he called. I let out another laugh at the phrase I hadn’t heard in years when I noticed something. I hadn’t seen the man’s back since he’d appeared, and this was my first time. The back of his jumpsuit was the same stained green as the front, with a red oil rag peeking out of the back pocket, but my eyes were drawn to one thing. What looked like a large tear in it, just below the large logo patch adorning the back, almost as if he’d been slashed. I could see an equally stained white shirt underneath it.
“Uh, hey!” I called out to him. He stopped and turned back to me, still smiling. “Yes?” he asked. I pointed to my own back. “Your, uh, your jumpsuit has a huge tear in the back of it. Just wanted to tell you, in case you didn’t know!” For a moment, the same funny look came over his face, and then he waved his hand dismissively. “Oh, I know; I haven’t had a chance to mend it yet!” he said, then, holding up a finger, pulled open the door, causing a bell hung from the inside handle to jingle, and stepped inside. I was left alone again, with only the buzzing sound of the lights almost causing my ears to ring in the sudden silence. Not wanting to seem rude by waiting back in the car, I instead walked to the front and leaned against the hood, staring out into the night. My eyes absentmindedly drifted off into the gloom as I waited for Harold to return.
That’s when my eyes finally glanced over at the large sign directly ahead of me. It was the one which advertised the price for gas by the gallon, and as I’d pulled in from the other way, not to mention getting too caught up talking, I hadn’t even looked at it. You could easily tell it had fallen into a bit of disrepair, as the light inside which allowed you to see the prices at night flickered on and off, precariously seeming as though it would burn out at any second. You could even hear it flickering loudly in the silence. That wasn’t what drew my eye, though. No, what drew my eye was the prices displayed on that flickering sign. “There’s absolutely no freakin’ way” I whispered to myself. I scanned down, but kept looking at the top two figures. Eighty-eight cents a gallon for regular? I felt a small wave of confusion fall over me. No matter how out in the middle of nowhere this station was, there was no way that it would charge that little for gas. Not to mention, it showed prices for both unleaded and leaded gasoline, something that had been banned since at least the mid 90s.
As my mind attempted to process this, something else finally sunk in. The entire forest around the station had fallen silent. And I’m not talking a normal silence, either. The crickets, the owl, the rustling of what I’d thought were deer or elk in the trees, had vanished. Even the wind had seemed to stop. It was an almost unearthly stillness, as if the entire forest were holding its breath. It was beyond unnerving and eerie, to say the least, and it caused a shiver to shoot up my spine. The only sound I could hear was the almost maddeningly loud buzz of the overhead lights, which seemed to drone like that of a growling creature. I realized every muscle in my body had tensed up, though I couldn’t understand why. Sure, the silence is eerie, but, it’s nothing to be truly afraid of, I thought. As much as I repeated that thought to myself, I couldn’t help but feel increasingly on edge in the stillness. “Okay, fuck this” I said finally, the sound of even my own echoing voice sounding just…off to me, pushing myself off my hood and beginning for the door Harold had gone through. As I walked, I looked at the watch on my wrist, seeing another fifteen minutes had passed since he’d left. Where the hell is he? Letting out a sigh, both of frustration, and to try and relieve some of the odd sensation forming in my gut, I finally reached the door and reached out, gripping the handle.
It felt almost shockingly cold in my hand, and I quickly twisted it, opening the door and causing the bell to jingle, sounding too loud in the quiet. I stepped inside and allowed it to swing shut behind me, the bell giving another jingle, this time muted in the building’s interior. I looked around. Aside from an old Coca-Cola machine in one corner of the room, there were no food or drinks in here. Instead, the two or three aisles taking up most of the space were filled with what looked like older style cans of motor oil and other assorted automotive bits and bobs, all adorned with the dinosaur logo. I drew in a breath, then coughed a little. It felt more than a little musty in here, as if it hadn’t been aired out in a long time. Looking directly ahead, I saw the counter that Harold must usually be stationed at. An older style cash register sat atop it, and behind it lay an open door marked Employees only. Beyond was a long, tiled hallway which stretched out for a while before disappearing around a corner.
I stared at the cash register. Haven’t seen one of these old jobs since I was a kid in the 90s, I thought, a few nostalgic emotions breaking through my other emotions and tugging at my heartstrings. But it was just as quickly shooed away by the uneasy feeling that was settling over me like a cloud of dust. This whole thing, this whole place just seemed…wrong. I couldn’t tell why, but it was making my arms and legs feel as though insects were inching along under my skin. After a moment’s hesitation, I opened my mouth. “Uh, hey, Harold?” I called, my voice seeming muted just like the bell had. I waited. No answer. “Hey, Harold, are you back there?” I called again. Still nothing. Feeling increasingly on edge as the fluorescent lights in here sounded like they were also buzzing too loud, I craned my neck to look down the corridor. Just barely at the corner, I saw the bright blue sign indicating a restroom. I made my decision, calling out again.
“Look, if you can hear me, Harold, I’m coming over the counter to use the restroom, okay? I can’t hold it until I get to the next town!” It was a lie; I hadn’t eaten or drank anything in the last two hours to make me have to go, but, just in case he came around the corner, I didn’t want to get into trouble, as odd as I felt. I still didn’t want to piss the man off. Taking a deep breath, I hopped the counter and stepped into the corridor. Unlike the main room, this was lit by three or four incandescent light bulbs, dangling down from the ceiling. It gave the hall a slightly dimmer look than behind me, and I hesitated for a moment before starting down it, taking care not to have my footsteps echo too much. The hall seemed to go on forever, but eventually, I reached the corner. Wanting to keep up appearances, I turned the knob for the bathroom and opened it. After looking into it for a split second, I shut it quickly, suppressing a cough and a gag. It had looked disgusting, as though it hadn’t been cleaned in years, if not decades. Turning back, I noticed a brighter light down at the end of the next stretch of hallway. I debated for a moment, then began down it. All I wanted was to be out of here.
I passed another open door; glancing through it, I saw the two garage bays and the view outside. The blast of cold, fresh air relieved me somewhat, and I continued on. As I reached the doorway, I looked around, seeing that it was an office. Two desks stood inside, each with nameplates on the edge of them. I spied Harold’s name on the far one. I also saw my credit card sitting in the middle of the table; the bright blue stood out among the dark wood and white papers. Letting out a relieved sigh, I crossed to it quickly and picked it up. I decided I’d just leave a twenty and a ten in cash on the desk instead and get the hell out of here. I didn’t know where the man had gone to, and every fiber of my being was telling me to leave. As I reached for my wallet, my eyes caught a plaque on the wall behind the desk, the faux gold glinting in the low light. I stared at it. The photograph was clearly Harold’s, looking almost the same as I’d seen him, just a lot cleaner. Below that was a declaration etched into the fake gold. Employee of the Month, Harold Jankowski. I couldn’t help but smile a little at how hard he must’ve worked for it. Less than a second later, though, the smile dropped from my face as I read the inscription underneath it.
August, 1976. I shook my head, hoping that I was just seeing things in the low light, hoping that it would change to 2006, or hell, even 1996. But, no. It remained the same.”What the fuck?” I breathed out, feeling another shiver go down my spine. There was absolutely no way that, if he’d looked to be in his forties or fifties in the mid-seventies, that he would still look the same forty-six years later. He’d at least be in his eighties or nineties now, and would very much not still be working here. “What the hell is going on…” I whispered again. Feeling like tendrils of dread were reaching out of the gloom and jamming themselves in me, I turned to book it out of the room, and out of the station entirely. But I froze, as I saw Harold.
He sat in an old style black swivel chair, his back to me in the next room. I couldn’t tell what the room was, as it was lit only by a single, very dim bulb directly over him, but the room was giving me off truly creepy vibes. For the first time in years, I felt the first inklings of fear. Before I had a chance to move or say anything, he spoke. “Well, Mr. DeMascus” he said, his voice almost inflectionless. I began to speak. “Look, I’m sorry I barged back in here, it’s just-“ I was cut off as he continued. “Well, Mr. DeMascus, how do you feel?” My shoulders slumped as I felt a wave of confusion envelop me. “Ex-excuse me?” I managed out. “How do you feel?” he repeated, then continued, his voice finally seeming to gain some cadence to it. “Do you feel…afraid? Do you feel…fear?” He let out a low chuckle, one that almost seemed different from the happy one I’d heard outside. I didn’t know how to respond. Finally, he spoke again. “It’s okay; you don’t have to tell me. I know, I can feel it” He let out another chuckle, and I felt multiple shivers shoot up my spine.
“And, frankly, Mr. DeMascus, I’m happy about that” he said, standing up, but still keeping his back to me. “Because, you all taste so much better when you’re afraid” This time I did manage to say something. “…The fuck…” It wasn’t the most eloquent response, but apparently Harold found it funny, as he let out another low, creepy chuckle. He finally turned towards me, and I jumped backwards, slamming into his desk and causing his nameplate to fall to the ground. The man still smiled at me, his smile now holding a very definite wideness to it, holding an almost pants pissing wickedness in it. But, he didn’t seem…alive. His previously sparkling green eyes now seemed glassy and unseeing. To put it bluntly, he almost more resembled a ventriloquist’s dummy, a puppet, than anything. He almost seemed to lean towards me. And finally, he spoke. “I’ll make it sporting, though. You have twenty seconds to run” he said. Swallowing hard, I looked around and saw a tire iron on his desk. I snatched it up, ready to club the man over the head if he made a move towards me.
That’s when he simply dropped forward onto his face. He fell halfway forward into the room and didn’t move. I looked down at him, and gasped as I realized what I was seeing. The man looked nothing more than like a deflated beach ball, as though all the organs and blood in him had been sucked out. I saw the tear in the back of his jumpsuit again, this time much more pronounced. Behind it, his dirty white shirt had been torn as well, and it revealed…oh, fuck me sideways…a hole in his actual back. I could see the white of his spine clearly visible in the yellow light. As I stared down at him, I heard a voice. This one, though, was not Harold’s. It seemed to come from everywhere and nowhere at once, much lower than I’d ever heard a human voice speak, and. It alone almost caused me to piss myself, because it held a truly evil, sadistic tone to it. Twenty. Nineteen. Eighteen. Seventeen. I looked up and into the darkened room Harold had fallen out of. And finally, for the first time in years, I screamed.
Hovering just in the darkness beyond the edge of the dim light’s gaze, were two enormous, glowing green eyes. They were larger than a human’s eyes ever could be, and in a very inhuman shape, looking like crescent moons. They held the most evil, sadistic glee I had ever seen in my life. At my scream, the voice stopped counting down, and…it fucking laughed. A great, booming laugh that sounded like nails on a chalkboard. And then it began counting down again, the malicious excitement in it audible. Sixteen. Fifteen. Fourteen. I didn’t wait any longer. I didn’t want to see what those eyes belonged to. I turned and I sprinted out of the office, running down the corridor, my footfalls and panicked breathing echoing back to me like a gunshot. The corridor seemed to go on forever, and I couldn’t understand why it was taking so long to reach the corner. Finally, though, I reached it. And froze.
I was back at the entrance to the office. What the fuck?! Behind me, I heard the voice reach ten, and I began sprinting again down the hallway. It seemed to take even longer to reach the corner, and this time, I reached out to grab the corner edge with me hand-only to grab the wooden edge of the office door. My eyes widened and I felt tears begin to fall from my eyes as I ran again. The voice continued as I dashed for down the ever increasing corridor. Seven. Six. Five. I let out a strangled sob as I grabbed for the tiled corner, pushing off the edge of the corridor to snatch at it. Instead, I smashed into the wall…next to the office door. I fell in a heap, trying to force myself up when I heard it finish.
Three. Two. One. Ready or not, Mr. DeMascus. Here. I. Come. As it finished uttering the last word, the voice dropped even lower, as if I were hearing the voice of the devil himself speak to me. I realized if I looked behind me now, I’d see it. Standing in the middle of the office, over its human puppet. I refused to look back; I knew it wanted me to. Tears flowed freely down my cheeks, mixing with the blood from my head where I’d slammed into the wall. Every horror movie death in movies and books flashed through my mind. And I knew all of them weren’t even remotely as horrible as what that…thing had planned for me. That’s when a thought, just a tiny glimmer of hope, flashed through my mind. Something I’d seen as I’d walked down the hall to the office. I felt adrenaline course through me. I might die trying to do this, but I have to try, I thought.
I heard the floor behind me rattle, and felt hot, stinking breath fall across the back of my neck. For a microsecond, I felt paralyzed with fear, and then I let out a strangled cry, exploding into motion. I heard a bellow of frustration behind me, followed by a laugh. It knew once I reached the end of the corridor, it’d use whatever power it had to bring me right back to it. It had power over this corridor. But it doesn’t realize it left a weak spot open. The thought still echoing in my mind, I ran, unable to keep myself from screaming this time as I dashed down the corridor. It seemed even longer than before, but as I reached the halfway point, I saw what I’d been hoping to spy. The door into the garages stood open, almost hidden out of sight behind a shelf of oil. I let out another cry; this one of determination. Behind me, I heard the creature stop laughing. Now, it let out a bellowing cry of rage, realizing what I intended to do. I felt it begin to thunder up the corridor after me, to snatch me up. The feeling of something sharp sliced across my back.
And then I was leaping for the doorway. And through it. I landed in a puddle of still sticky oil underneath the Cadillac, what I saw now was rusting away with decades of disrepair. Not wasting a second, I jumped to my feet and ran for the open bay doors. Behind me, I heard a louder bellow, but I didn’t look back. I burst out from inside the doors into the night, now laden with the sounds of the forest again. I dashed for my car, almost flying over the hood and ripped open the driver’s door. Crashing into the seat, I stabbed at the start button, for a moment terrified that, like the typical horror cliché, it wouldn’t start. But, to my surprise- and gratitude, it did, the roar of the V6 thundering out. As I grabbed the knob to jam into drive, I risked one glance up. And I couldn’t help but scream out again.
The entire gas station had gone dark. The inside, the overhead lights, everything. I could see the outline of the building, but that was it. And the eyes. The eyes glowered at me from inside the bays with absolute rage and hatred. Still screaming and staring at them, I slammed my foot down onto the accelerator. The tires screamed, and the car shot forward like a rocket, tearing out from under the awning and out onto the road. I refused to look in the rear view mirror. I knew I’d see those eyes one final time in them, and I didn’t want to. I just kept my eyes on the road in front of me, as far as my headlights reached, my knuckles white as I gripped the wheel and roared away from the hell behind me.
I just about never let up my foot from that gas pedal, taking the corners far too fast. Not until the warm lights of the next town finally came into view, one I can’t recall the name of. I felt myself beginning to cry, this time tears of happiness and relief. I drove straight through to the police station. I knew I could never tell them what had actually happened to me; they’d think I was utterly insane, or on something. But, I could tell them I’d been attacked by a crazed lunatic at an old gas station. And that’s exactly what I did. I burst in, begging to speak to someone. The officers at the desk calmed me down and took my statement, taking it all very seriously when I showed them my back, which, as it turned out, had three deep slashes in it. But when I told them where it happened, confused looks came over both their faces. As a paramedic rushed in from outside to check my wounds, one of the officers walked into the back, returning with the sergeant on duty, an older gentleman in his sixties. “Please tell me again, what happened to you” he asked gently. I did, and when I finished, he shook his head. “Son, it couldn’t possibly have happened at the Sinclair station ten or twelve miles back” he said softly. I stammered. “W-why not?” I demanded, struggling for my words. “Because” he began, “It closed in 1979, after a huge fire gutted it, killing everyone inside”
It’s been almost half a year since that incident now. I never made my book signing, which earned me a furious phone call from Erin. Her fury disappeared when she heard I’d been attacked. I told her it had been from someone I’d pulled over attempting to help on the side of the road. I didn’t want to repeat the same conversation I had with the police. They said they’d try and find whoever attacked me, but I know they never will. Not after they showed me a newspaper article, yellowed with age, showing the burned out hulk of the gas station I’d been to. Along with a very familiar photograph of a smiling man next to it. I still am a horror writer. The horror I saw that night didn’t stop me from writing. My second novel is due out this year. But now, whenever I sit down at my computer and begin to write a truly scary scene, I feel the chills of fear from my own creation jolt up my spine. Because I know true horrors lie in this world. And I hope I never come across them again.
I’m posting this here, not only to tell the truth finally about what I experienced, but also as a warning. To anyone who will listen. If you’re ever in the Pacific Northwest, on a lonely two lane road in the middle of nowhere, and you happen to come across an old looking gas station, lit up with a faded green Brontosaurus logo spinning in the night? Just keep your foot hard down and keep going. Because you may not be as lucky as I was.
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2023.03.28 01:47 disownme Where’s my DRL bulb? 2011 e93 335is

Thought I just needed to pop the plastic cover off in the engine bay near the headlight and replace the h8 bulb, but it’s not there (or am I blind?).
I found one post about leds used, and the fix sounds expensive a giant pita https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2354477-2011-335is-convertible-daytime-running-light-bulb-(H8)-location
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2023.03.28 01:20 quantumturbo Good replacement headlight bulbs?

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2023.03.28 00:02 Thirsty-Sparrow Clicking sound at 70 mph

2013 Honda Accord Sport 2.4L I-4, CVT transmission, 78,000 mi. Recent work done: fluids change, spark plug replacement.
I hear a clicking sound on in the cabin when the car travels around 70 MPH. It sounds plastic-y. The clicking sound occurs during acceleration and deceleration at around 70 MPH. The sound seems to come from underneath the driver's side dashboard.
What is a checklist of things I should check to determine the source and cause of the sound?
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2023.03.27 23:49 halden88 How much do you pay for car insurance?

I wonder if the car insurance price 2023 is much expensive than before.
I used to pay Geico 150 dollar a month for a leased Honda accord from 2017-2019. Then I went back to my country and due to covid restriction i stays in my country until 2023 when I returned back to NYC.
This time i decided to finance a hyundai santa cruz instead of doing a lease. But the Geico now quote me for 380 dollar a month which doesn't make sense to me.
Any experience on car insurance would be appreciated.
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2023.03.27 23:25 snoooskitches Looking to replace the bulbs for my 2011 328xi as stock halogen are just too yellow/dim for me. Has anyone had luck with a whiter halogen that is brighter or been successful with LEDs with resistors for flicker or without error codes. (I will adjust as needed within reflector style headlight)

Looking to replace the bulbs for my 2011 328xi as stock halogen are just too yellow/dim for me. Has anyone had luck with a whiter halogen that is brighter or been successful with LEDs with resistors for flicker or without error codes. (I will adjust as needed within reflector style headlight) submitted by snoooskitches to E90 [link] [comments]


2023.03.27 22:42 XxSoullessboi 2013-2017 Honda Accord v6 good used cars?

Hello guys I’m looking at replacing my 2006 Impala LS.I have heard that Hondas V6 engines are less reliable compared to Toyota? Although thats more for older models I’m assuming?? I’m looking at this particular example for 15.5Cad or 11.3USD. 81K Miles. 131k KM what do you guys think?
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/windsor-area-on/2015-honda-accord-touring/m6047104
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2023.03.27 21:08 ChillinTomi $18.8k OTD for 2017 Honda Accord EX-L V6, go ahead?

Looking for a solid midsize sedan that’s not entirely boring to drive and found this. The selling price is $16,999 then with tax/tag/doc fee, OTD is $18.8k.
I have yet to test drive an Accord from this generation, but I might go and test drive something closer to me (selling dealer is ~1hr away) to save a little time in case I don’t like the fit or drive.
If I end up liking it, I’m going to get a PPI. Currently have a quote for $120 and am waiting to hear back from other places.
Sounds like a good deal to me if everything checks out well. Should I go ahead?
Edit: mileage is 89k miles (completely forgot to add)
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