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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2018, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Post the good stuff cheap

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The wife finally needs a new car. The van is near dead after 13 years of kids and 175K miles. She has chosen a Subaru Crosstrek, and once she makes up her mind, you can't change it. She ordered one up (manual transmission and blue - wouldn't think it would be that hard, but they say they need to build it). So until it is delivered and the payments start I am precluded from buying Alfa parts.

Have a full Verde drive train you need to liquidate for $200 in western Iowa? Recarro seats in Omaha - excellent upholstery $500? A freshly restored set of OZ three piece wheels for $400? Go ahead and post them now. I won't be able to buy them. I'ts OK....

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. . and once she makes up her mind, you can't change it. . . .
Funny how that works. My Mrs bought a Forester in July. Who am I to argue? :-)
Next door neighbor bought a new Crosstrek. Now to point. I'm surprised the manual is available at all.
I was focused on the Forester so dunno specifically about the Crosstrek, but the Forester still had the manual and 2.0T from the WRX only through '18. Seems like everyone is going with the CVTs. She's happy and that's all that matters, though I would of been much happier with the CX-5. Shhhhhh, say nothing :-)

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If you were closer to me and you bought something, you could keep the cheap parts at my house until the coast is clear..


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...you could keep the cheap parts at my house until the coast is clear..
How it works:
Joe buys parts & has them delivered to Bob's house. Bob's wife sees parts & gets mad. Bob says, "'These aren't my parts. They are Joe's." Bob's wife asks why they are here. Bob's reply, " Joe's wife gets mad, she's not as understanding as you, dear.".
Meanwhile at Joe's house, " These aren't my parts, they're Bob's...".
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That plan might work well for parts. I have a couple of local Alfa buddies. Hmm...

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