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Mother’s Day: A Perfect Blend of Food, Family and Used Car Stories

On Mother’s Day our two twenty-something children descended on the family home with fistfuls of lovely yellow roses and grocery bags filled with the makings of some really good eats. And the New Jersey “spring” cooperated and gave us a perfect sunny … Continue reading

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Audi A5 Cab: A Diva Disguised as a Car

In November 2010 I purchased my dream car, a highly engineered 2011 Audi A5 cabriolet. Dazzled by her Arum beige exterior and super-comfortable adjustable leather seats I drove her home convinced that a new and exciting chapter in my driving … Continue reading

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My Audi A5 Winter Tires Have Arrived . . . Just in Time

Do you remember me telling you about the 3 “failed” Pirelli P6 all-season tires that came standard on my new Audi A5 convertible? Two tires had less than 5,000 miles on them and one less than 500 miles.  One tire … Continue reading

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Audi A5 Cabriolet Low-Profile Tires: A Guaranteed Flat in New Jersey

Well, my Audi has another damaged tire; the right front tire “bubbled” instead of flattening this time. Variety. Ain’t it grand? And I swear I did not hit a pothole of any size. Ask my daughter Tory or the person … Continue reading

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2000 Subaru Forester: K-Ching! Getting It Fixed

Our son Max bought a 2000 Subaru Forester off eBay and he and I picked it up in New Hope, PA on Sunday, 6 days ago. Max immediately drove the Subaru back to Big Ten College since he had classes … Continue reading

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Okay, It’s Early Days But Could It Be “The Curse of the Subaru Forester?”

It was about 48 hours after my son Max and I picked up his new (used) Subaru Forester from a fellow in New Hope, PA. Max drove the vehicle back to Big Ten College without incident on Sunday, only mentioning … Continue reading

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More Vehicular Excitement: New Subaru in the Family!

This weekend my son Max came home from Big Ten College with one specific purpose: to pick up a car he purchased on eBay. He’s been looking for a vehicle for a while; he’s talked about buying everything from a … Continue reading

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Pothole = Flat Tire; It’s That Simple

The weather in Northern New Jersey has been challenging, to say the least. With “weather” comes freezing, thawing, snow, ice, snowplows, salting and . . . well, you know all this already. Last night my daughter Tory had club volleyball … Continue reading

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Audi A5 Repair: Can You Spell F R U S T R A T I O N ?

How about C O M M U N I C A T I O N ? My Audi A5, which I dropped off Monday morning, December 6 is now supposed to be repaired by Monday, December 13, 2010, one week … Continue reading

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Audi A5: Let the Bumper Repair Saga Begin

Meeting the GEICO Insurance Adjustor and Another Story I drove to Elmwood Park, NJ to meet with my assigned GEICO insurance adjustor. He needed to look at my 16-days-old 2011 Audi A5 that was the victim of a hit and … Continue reading

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