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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 6

    Prices are based on many factors. There are many more Jags in the states than in Canada. This one was actually a US car. Is under 100K KM (they have a switch for the display for km or miles.) Had the sports package with 17" wheels and he added 19" wheels. It was a summer car and actually worth more or less what he's asking but I'm not interested in paying what something is actually worth since I know there are always surprises that will pop up. A car needs repairs and upkeep. and the famous "Not safetied, but won't need much to pass inspection is usually a sign of stay away!" Or my favorite " Runs great but battery is dead so can't start it to check it out "Sure, I have booster cables, how about we just give her a boost and see how great she runs?

    Rust is a fact of life and lack of proper care. They barely use any salt in Manitoba except of the major highways (not the city ones) but I've never seen so many rotted out rocker panels in my life. Reason being undercoating and rust proofing isn't done here (I think there's only the Canadian Tire in Steinbach that does it in the whole province from what the guy said. In Quebec they open the doors drill some holes in your rocker panels spray in rust proofing and put little plugs then when you buy a used car you check and make sure it has the rubber plugs and the rocker panels are usually not too bad or in good shape. Plus annual undercoating is a must. Here it's not done.

    And the worse rust buckets are North American cars. Expecially GM, Ford and Dodge minivans. They all have supplemental air conditioning from the bottom after 5 to 10 years.

    Winter tires have been mandatory in Quebec for many years now. Here I'm not really sure... MPI (Manitoba Public Insurance.. Like DMV and Monopoly insurance company all in one) started a winter tire financing option through most garages that signed up. So in other words people are paying twice as much for winter tires. Oh and full coverage insurance minimum here then you add how low a deductible and liability etc options you want to add. All aded up with your yearly registration. That 2001 Jag was almost 1350$ a year for pleasure not all purpose. My Focus costs me $820 a year (24$ added in for 12 monthly payment financing) but I saw it actually dropped down to under $750 this year (of course 2 months after my January renewal)

    Rock auto is great, awesome prices but shipping is insane to Canada. Looked at a kit for front complete struts and rear shocks and the prices were great but just under 100$ shipping! And if ordering multiple parts you have to make damn sure they'll be coming from the same warehouse or you're paying shipping from both.

    In 2017 there was a great place in Saskatchewan online awesome prices for parts but they aren't in business anymore. Bought most of my parts from them and shipping was free over 100$ which isn't hard to reach when you are ordering car parts.

    Amazon isn't great for car parts in Canada. It's mostly the usual online sites selling through them and you have to watch out for cheap Chinese parts. Prices look great but they just don't last.

    Many parts are worth going to a pull your own scrap yard.

    And the MPI auctions every Wednesday In Winnipeg are a great place when you want to get a rebuildable or a parts car. That's where they sell off all their write offs. Everything from hail damage which doesn't need a body integrity inspection, salvageable (needs safety and body integrity... gets a rebuilt title on the registration once cleared) and even with minor damage a 2nd write-off can never be put back on the road. And since it's govt insurance and a monopoly you can guess that body shops here make a killing since they go by what MPI estimates the job to cost just like dentists when you have insurance. The out of city auctions cars are at some garage all over the province and you can go see it and make a closed bid online. Then you find out on the day after closing if you won it or not.

    Years back when I was thinking of starting a small part time business restoring a few cars a year (max 4 without a car dealer permit) and selling off high end salvage parts I had actually made a program that downloaded all the listings, info and pictures off their auction listing pages and then updated with the sold price. That way I was able to track what a specific car went for and with the pictures saved (they disappear once the auction is done) I had a good reference if ever I bought anything. And using a database searching and compiling info was easy. But as everything else it went nowhere as I got sicker.

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 6

    And the 2001 Jag s Series is designed from the lincoln underbody. They're Ok for Canadian winters except rear wheel drive even with the traction control isn't the greatest in winter time.

    @Daniel I think the AWD is a fad thing more than anything. I've plowed through almost foot high banks with a Hyundai Elantra. You're safer and better off with a front wheel drive and good winter tires than relying on AWD which contrary to 4 wheel drive which can be enabled when needed is on all the time and increases gas consumption enough to make a difference.

    More drivetrain components to wear out too $$$

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 6

    I think the AWD is a fad thing more than anything
    Maybe for city folk We need it sometimes in the summer just to get up a muddy hill to the road.

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 6

    A hill? What's that? Haven't seen one in a year and it had asphalt

    One thing I love about the prairies... flat forever!

    although when I had my 944 and went to Quebec a few times with it, it was a blast driving through the hills and around the bends without heeding the slower speed warnings going around the bends. That "Over glorified VW" as some nay sayers called it, sure, it was considered and called the "poor man's Porsche" also, but man, when you hit the road with that car you didn't want to stop.

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 6

    1 - Dentist texted me early this morning asked how the socket was and to see if I wanted to come in at 2 today.
    Texted back still in pain. So today was off. waiting till end of day to find out if she'll do it tomorrow morning as planned or if I have to wait till next week.

    2 - No Dentist … yahoo get to do my laundry since my time slot is this afternoon... just love doing laundry

    3 - My post will be short for a change cause I can't think of 3 things... Make something up, I can't no matter how positive I try to be...

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 6

    Make something up, I can't no matter how positive I try to be...
    Cheese curd soup?

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 6

    Well this aint positive so I'll keep it short and sweet.
    Texted dentist pain at extraction site feel like a dull toothache not getting better. I also avoid any bad words
    But I'm really sick of this never ending ongoing nothing ever goes smoothly (censored)

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 6

    How long has it been since the extraction?

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 6

    3 days

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    Re: 3 Positive Things Part 6

    I do have about 1000 mg of clonazepam but with my luck i'd probably wake up in a week feeling like crap

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