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New Wifey-Mobile

After much help from fellow Oppos about the process of totaling a car and then working with the insurance company on a settlement, we’ve finally settled and have found a replacement for her poor 2012 Rogue.

Insurance Oppos - Finally a Verdict

Three weeks (!) ago, I posted asking you guys to educate me on the process of totaling out a car. Lots of great insight, so thank you all for that.

Picked out new shoes for the S3

Kinja hates me and won’t let me upload or link pictures, so here’s a URL, lol:

Another Forza 7 Gripe

A couple weeks ago I complained that Forza 7 wasn’t very good. Thanks to the awesomeness of fellow Oppos, many of my problems were correctable within various menu options. Now, I have another complaint, but am not sure how to correct it.

Insurance Oppos - Learn me on totaling out a car

My wife was rear-ended in her Nissan Rogue last week by a young girl (supposedly not texting) in a Camry. The Camry definitely looked like toast and had to be pushed from the scene, but the Rogue was damaged, but driveable. My wife took it to a bodyshop that day who went ahead and provided a quote for repairs of…

Hot Take - Forza 7 isn't very good

Full disclosure: Turn 10 wanted me to review this game so badly, they got me hooked on Forza 6 and FH3, so I paid my own money to Wally World for a pre-ordered copy. I received my copy of the Ultimate Edition on Friday night and spent a little bit of time playing it this weekend.

We Bought a Thing

Would love to post a picture, but since Kinja hates me, I can’t. Let me try:

Talk to me about the Mk7 Golf R and Audi S3

Posted up on Friday that I’m currently kicking around some ideas for something a little more practical, and was considering stuff at multiple price points. My wife and I took some time out on Saturday to look at a few examples of the cars on the list, with the Golf R being the favorite of the day.

Best cars at $15k, $20k, $25k, $30k pricepoints

Starting to kick around the idea of selling/trading my BRZ again, because reasons and just trying to consider what might better suit me for a vehicle now, at various pricepoints. Cheaper always better, obviously, but going up to $30k or so is pretty easily doable, too. That got me thinking about what might be a good…

1993 MR2 - NPoCP?

A guy on one of my Facebook car groups has listed this MR2 for sale. Overall, it doesn’t look too bad, but definitely needs some love, but I think his price of $4750 reflects that.

Oppo Homebuyers

Calling all Oppo homeowners – interested in your opinions. Within the next six months, my wife and I will be buying our first home together. We live in the righteously cheap state of North Carolina, so you can buy a lot of house for your dollar. Cost obviously escalates for more desirable neighborhoods and…

Shenanigans on BaT?

Nissan President Sovereign was up for grabs by Montu Motors at a No Reserve auction. Initial bids were low, then shot from $5000 to $15000, with nobody else to bid again.

Update on Dilemma: Grass is Greener

My wife really started to get onboard with my idea about getting something a little more practical that I posted about last week, so I started doing a bit more research than trolling AutoTrader and Cars.com and took both a DSG and manual GTI for a ride on Saturday at my local dealer.

Dilemma: Grass is Greener Edition

Greetings fellow Oppos, I come to you seeking advice once more. I apologize in advance that this is going to be a wall of text post, because for whatever reason Kinja doesn’t allow me to upload or link pictures any longer (using Chrome Version 49.0.2623.87 m if anybody has any ideas), and I want to give you a complete…

At What Point Do You Consider an Alternate Route?

The quickest and most direct route from my home to my office goes through a sort of industrial area with hoards of those giant dump trucks. For the most part, they’re trundling along just fine, but this morning one of them tried to kill me.

Amazon Prime Membership Price Cut to $79 on 11/18

PSA for friendly Opponauts - Amazon will be offering Prime for $79 tomorrow to celebrate the launch of The Grand Tour.

Can Someone Explain How Copart Works? Can Someone Explain How Copart Works?

Probably a stupid question, but what’s the old saying? There’s no stupid questions, just stupid people? LOL.

Ode to the W204 Ode to the W204

Walking through the parking lot at work I spotted a C-class of this generation this morning and it struck me that it’s just such a great design. I’ve always liked the W204, but even now nearly 10 years old, it’s a great design in my oppo-pinion. Clean, crisp lines, classic shape, no extraneous design and nice wheel…

I rented a Mustang for a weekend and didn't crash or run over anybody! I rented a Mustang for a weekend and didn't crash or run over anybody!

Went to Miami for a wedding over the weekend and rented a Mustang from Budget. Looked just like this one:

Homelopnik Homelopnik

Sorry that this isn’t about cars, but I just need to vent for a minute. I work in strategic initiatives for a large bank’s mortgage lending group. Just recently, our bank released an internal forecast for what both we and the industry figure the market is going to do and how rates are going to move.

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