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Posted: January 28, 2019, 12:16 PM Post
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Today I had to make balloon animals for a clown's funeral.

There needs to be a King Thames version of the bible.


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Posted: January 28, 2019, 12:42 PM Post
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I’d have to imagine you are probably the only person in history to have written that sentence.


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Posted: February 01, 2019, 11:56 AM Post
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What are the implications of buying a late-model vehicle (2016) with a rebuilt title? What questions should I ask, what should I be aware of, what are the risks?


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Posted: February 01, 2019, 6:18 PM Post
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LouisEly said:
What are the implications of buying a late-model vehicle (2016) with a rebuilt title? What questions should I ask, what should I be aware of, what are the risks?


First one I can think of is you are going to have trouble getting an insurance company to correctly value the vehicle. Insurance companies have a rather hard time placing a value on the vehicle. For example if you buy a vehicle that is a rebuilt title for $15,000 the insurance company may value that vehicle anywhere between $5,000-10,000. You will also want to check with your insurance company to see if they will even insure a rebuilt title some companies won't.

There are many issues to look out for with the biggest being the frame. Since these vehicles that have been totaled by an insurance company you are looking at vehicles that have severe frame damage. You will want to look for cracks and what was repaired on the frame. You will want to check the alignment it is possible the vehicle is currently aligned correctly but a couple months later it will be like you are driving a car that has hit every single pothole for a year straight.

To be honest I wouldn't even mess with a rebuilt title it is going to be more of a hassle than it is worth.


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Posted: February 01, 2019, 8:19 PM Post
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LouisEly said:
What are the implications of buying a late-model vehicle (2016) with a rebuilt title? What questions should I ask, what should I be aware of, what are the risks?


Make sure it is not a flood car.


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Posted: February 01, 2019, 9:29 PM Post
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LouisEly said:
What are the implications of buying a late-model vehicle (2016) with a rebuilt title? What questions should I ask, what should I be aware of, what are the risks?

1. Trust the person you are buying the car from.
2. If you don't know the person/shop that did the rebuild, have an independent inspection done. Look at the kinds of parts and the effort put into the rebuild. A person who knows his stuff will recognize shoddy work (cheap parts, etc.).
3. If possible, look at the reputation of the person/shop doing the work -- look for complaints/comments on Google and Yelp or wherever.
4. Some places might offer a warranty of some kind. Make sure it's in writing.

A big issue with a rebuilt car is someone getting the car in driving condition - but using parts and techniques that cut corners. You'll end up with trouble sooner than later.

I don't know if any kind of rebuild is better than another (meaning if it was water damage or hail or accident or whatever). Water damage would scare me as so much of the new cars are run via computer - and you'd hate for that stuff to crap out on you.

Otherwise, there's always a risk with rebuilds. But if you're comfortable going that route, it can save a lot.


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Posted: February 02, 2019, 12:44 AM Post
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Thanks for the responses. It's actually a dealership that is selling the vehicle, and that dealership has a 4.8-star rating with 199 reviews on Cars.com. The CarFax report says collision damage reported on 1/5/17, insurance company declared a total loss. Two maintenance inspections were completed at a Lexus dealership after that (4/18/17 and 11/6/17). But then it says Flood Damage title issued 1/26/18. I doubt there would be a flood in Indiana in January though.

On top of that there have been three recall notices for different things (two in 2016, one in 2018) so I think I'm going to steer clear and look for a Lexus Certified.


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Posted: February 04, 2019, 10:55 AM Post
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LouisEly said:
Thanks for the responses. It's actually a dealership that is selling the vehicle, and that dealership has a 4.8-star rating with 199 reviews on Cars.com. The CarFax report says collision damage reported on 1/5/17, insurance company declared a total loss. Two maintenance inspections were completed at a Lexus dealership after that (4/18/17 and 11/6/17). But then it says Flood Damage title issued 1/26/18. I doubt there would be a flood in Indiana in January though.

On top of that there have been three recall notices for different things (two in 2016, one in 2018) so I think I'm going to steer clear and look for a Lexus Certified.


Why couldn't there be flooding in Indiana in January? Besides, you don't know where that car has been, flooding could have occurred anywhere. They're not making it up.

I think you've come to the right decision on your own. Imagine buying it and having lots of issues with it, you would be kicking yourself.


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Posted: February 08, 2019, 1:05 PM Post
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The DL name change thread got me thinking of other things that get called by their previous name. For example I have always called the thin metal roll used for cooking tin foil and I still have to roll up my car windows.


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Posted: February 08, 2019, 2:41 PM Post
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When I was a kid, flip flops were called thongs. Now if you say go get your thongs etc, people think you are weird.


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Posted: February 08, 2019, 6:25 PM Post
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Cold brewed coffee used to be called a toddy. I think it was because the first cold brewer was called toddy. Same as my grandma always calling the refrigerator a Frigidaire.

There needs to be a King Thames version of the bible.


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Posted: February 08, 2019, 6:35 PM Post
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Thurston Fluff said:
Cold brewed coffee used to be called a toddy. I think it was because the first cold brewer was called toddy. Same as my grandma always calling the refrigerator a Frigidaire.


My grandma called the refridgerator the ice box, and she would call the couch a Davenport. My mom calls the movie theater the show house.


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Posted: February 08, 2019, 6:38 PM Post
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My Grandma also called the couch, the davenport...


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 1:17 AM Post
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turborickey said:
When I was a kid, flip flops were called thongs. Now if you say go get your thongs etc, people think you are weird.


How old are you? Because when I was growing up in the 90s my dad (now 69, nice) called them thongs and nobody knew what he was talking about.

Cards' fans wear jorts.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 2:46 PM Post
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trwi7 said:
turborickey said:
When I was a kid, flip flops were called thongs. Now if you say go get your thongs etc, people think you are weird.


How old are you? Because when I was growing up in the 90s my dad (now 69, nice) called them thongs and nobody knew what he was talking about.


52 currently...

Lots of people my age know this to be true based on conversations I've had in the recent past.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 6:19 PM Post
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I'm 56 and we called them thongs, too. I wasn't an underwear connoisseur, but I don't think the product currently known as a thong was around back then.

To me, "flip flop" is a juvenile word.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 9:10 PM Post
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I'm 32 and I remember calling them thongs as a child. I agree that flip flop is a stupid word. I call them sandals if anything now.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 9:55 PM Post
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I just think flip flops are stupid anyways. No ankle support, uncomfortable, and they lead to stinky, ugly feet. Even more amazing is anyone paying more than $10 for a pair.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 10:41 PM Post
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turborickey said:
My Grandma also called the couch, the davenport...

My in-laws still call the couch a davenport.

Even after telling them it's a term hardly anyone uses anymore, my father-in-law (age 70) still says it to people. I heard him on the phone talking to a cable or phone person - and he was saying to them, "The connection is behind the davenport" or something like that. He repeated that about five times until he finally said sofa.

And then he acts all bewildered that no one understands what the heck he is saying.

My son, who's 19, loves to tease his grandfather whenever he says 'Davenport'.

"What, grandpa? What's that? The what? The city in Iowa?" He just goes on and on until his grandpa acknowledges the 'davenport' as a couch or sofa.


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Posted: February 09, 2019, 10:42 PM Post
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JimH5 said:
I'm 56 and we called them thongs, too. I wasn't an underwear connoisseur, but I don't think the product currently known as a thong was around back then.

To me, "flip flop" is a juvenile word.

Yep, it was thongs as well for me when I was younger (I'm 54). I had forgotten about calling them that.


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