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My daughter, in a Hulk-like manner, tore out the small clip the holds the sun visor in place. I went to the GM dealership to order a new one.... I'm now $12 poorer. I could have had 12 McD's cheeseburgers or 4.96 Filet-o-fishes for that amount.
 

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Live and learn. I paid $11.00 each to replace 16 corroded wheel nuts, thinking they would be at most two or three bucks.

But I'm not sure I'd eat any cheeseburger that only cost a dollar...
 
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But I'm not sure I'd eat any cheeseburger that only cost a dollar...
When I was a kid, they were 19 cents. In college, there was some special sale for 39 cent whoppers at the local Burger King. I bought 20 of them, took them home, and microwaved them for meals of the next week.
 

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When I was a kid, they were 19 cents. In college, there was some special sale for 39 cent whoppers at the local Burger King. I bought 20 of them, took them home, and microwaved them for meals of the next week.
Ha. When I was a kid, Regular gas at the corner Gulf gas station cost 19 cents and air for my bicycle tires was free! Milk cost 14 cents a quart, butter was 41 cents a pound, a Studebaker Champion sedan cost $730 and a Cadillac cost $4,045. The dollar has cheapened quite a bit since then! Ford, a privately held company, allowed Henry Ford to become a billionaire. I'm not sure how many more there were then, but, as of October 4, 2016, there were 540 billionaires in the U.S..
 

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Ha. When I was a kid, Regular gas at the corner Gulf gas station cost 19 cents and air for my bicycle tires was free! Milk cost 14 cents a quart, butter was 41 cents a pound, a Studebaker Champion sedan cost $730 and a Cadillac cost $4,045. The dollar has cheapened quite a bit since then! Ford, a privately held company, allowed Henry Ford to become a billionaire. I'm not sure how many more there were then, but, as of October 4, 2016, there were 540 billionaires in the U.S..
What kills me is that when I was 7, my father bought a Plymouth Satellite for about $1400. In the dealer lot sitting right next to his new car was a lime green Plymouth Superbird with a $3400 price tag. I told him he should buy that car and he replied "no, it is way too expensive." I think anybody today would be happy to spend $3400 for that car as it's worth $300K-$1M+ today. Heck, I blow through way more than $3400 per month today.... yes, the value of a dollar has changed dramatically.

Brain fart, I wonder if we should consider splitting the dollar, just like stocks split when they start to feel expensive - well, I guess in this case it would be a reverse split. If we just give everybody 1 new dollar for every 10 old dollars, that McD's cheeseburger would be 10 cents, a gallon of gas would be between 20-30 cents, and a new Tesla would cost $7000-12000. Although the psychological hit to our egos would be dramatic as we'd all get a 10x pay cut. There would be fewer Billionaires...
 

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When I was a kid, they were 19 cents. In college, there was some special sale for 39 cent whoppers at the local Burger King. I bought 20 of them, took them home, and microwaved them for meals of the next week.
When I was a kid, lobster and salmon were poor people's food. It's not that I lived in a posh neighbourhood, either., tastes just changed.

My first years in university we had a meal plan, and every Saturday night it was t-bone steaks. Now you have twenty years of debt when you graduate. Onward and upwards...
 

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When I was a kid, lobster and salmon were poor people's food. It's not that I lived in a posh neighbourhood, either., tastes just changed.

My first years in university we had a meal plan, and every Saturday night it was t-bone steaks. Now you have twenty years of debt when you graduate. Onward and upwards...
I’m one of those weirdos whose kids graduate from college debt free. My father did that for me, I’m doing it for them.

While in college, I stayed in a dorm that served lobster, crab legs, ribeye, or prime rib once a month. Plus their regular food was quite good. I gained 30 pounds that first year, but as I entered as a scrawny 6’3”, 120 pounder, the 30 pounds made me look normal rather than scrawny.
 

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If you think GM parts are bad, try Toyota.
I had an 85 Toyota supra. Headlights from the dealership were $60 apiece. Headlights from western Auto were $7 apiece with a lifetime warranty that they actually honored many years later (so 4 headlights for $14).
 

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What kills me is that when I was 7, my father bought a Plymouth Satellite for about $1400. In the dealer lot sitting right next to his new car was a lime green Plymouth Superbird with a $3400 price tag. I told him he should buy that car and he replied "no, it is way too expensive." I think anybody today would be happy to spend $3400 for that car as it's worth $300K-$1M+ today. Heck, I blow through way more than $3400 per month today.... yes, the value of a dollar has changed dramatically.

Brain fart, I wonder if we should consider splitting the dollar, just like stocks split when they start to feel expensive - well, I guess in this case it would be a reverse split. If we just give everybody 1 new dollar for every 10 old dollars, that McD's cheeseburger would be 10 cents, a gallon of gas would be between 20-30 cents, and a new Tesla would cost $7000-12000. Although the psychological hit to our egos would be dramatic as we'd all get a 10x pay cut. There would be fewer Billionaires...
It might work! Although, what you describe as a split is really a reverse split (making fewer out of many). EDIT: you said that, didn't you 8^)

As cool as it would be to own and drive an antique auto or a classic auto, I want the safety and convenience features of the modern auto. "Though I wouldn't mind having the 1929 Pontiac that my great-grandfather was getting rid of (junking) in 1949. I jumped up and down to get them (my parents) to take the car back to NY from Iowa when moving back. Wisely (I guess... 8^( ...they said "NO". I think that I have posted before that my great-grandfather had drilled a hole in the wooden floorboard and attached a hose and funnel so that he could relieve himself while driving. Crazy huh? He was a bricklayer in Dresden before emigrating to the US at the tender age of 26.
 

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My daughter, in a Hulk-like manner, tore out the small clip the holds the sun visor in place. I went to the GM dealership to order a new one.... I'm now $12 poorer. I could have had 12 McD's cheeseburgers or 4.96 Filet-o-fishes for that amount.
I paid $11 for that clip and the visor at a U-Pull It auto yard. The visor alone is ~$125 from GM. Took it out of a wrecked 2014 Cruise, installed it in my Bolt EV. The visor is telescoping (not available at any price on a Bolt). I did not need the clip, but hey, if I ever do...
 

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I paid $11 for that clip and the visor at a U-Pull It auto yard. The visor alone is ~$125 from GM. Took it out of a wrecked 2014 Cruise, installed it in my Bolt EV. The visor is telescoping (not available at any price on a Bolt). I did not need the clip, but hey, if I ever do...
Man, I should have gotten my clip from you, though fuel and time to drive up to Chicagoland completely negates any savings.

So are Volt/Cruze and other GM visors and clips interchangeable? Can you get the colors to match?
 

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So are Volt/Cruze and other GM visors and clips interchangeable? Can you get the colors to match?
My Cruise visors are a very slightly darker gray. Unnoticeable to 99.9% looking at it. That's remarkable given the 3 year age difference. But I got a set of visors so both are the same. In the pic below, the visor and the round arm attachment ring cover are from the 2014 Cruise

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My daughter, in a Hulk-like manner, tore out the small clip the holds the sun visor in place. I went to the GM dealership to order a new one.... I'm now $12 poorer. I could have had 12 McD's cheeseburgers or 4.96 Filet-o-fishes for that amount.
Thank heavens you were spared that! :D
 

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Back in the old days, about once a month my frail mother-in-law, would walk in her house with a severed turn signal tightly gripped in her fist, never quite sure what happened.

Her family tried to coach her to use finger pressure, but somehow the problem kept happening.
 
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Pay for all but $11 of her college and then when she asks why, show her this post.


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Pay for all but $11 of her college and then when she asks why, show her this post.

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Her college savings is done. The money is sitting in an investment account just waiting to be used. I’m kicking myself for not investigating 529s and ESAs when she was young, but that was me before I truly became the greenback troll. So for anyone just starting out, getting married, and having kids, need all the Greenback Troll advice sprinkled throughout these forum pages.

I don’t think the issue was the daughter, but the strength and design of the plastic part. But through this process, I learned something really cool. I had no idea that the visors also pulled out along its shaft. So when you flip the visor to the side window, pull towards the rear of the car, and the visor will gain some length.
 

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<snip> I had no idea that the visors also pulled out along its shaft. So when you flip the visor to the side window, pull towards the rear of the car, and the visor will gain some length.
I think that I learned this about automobile sun visors maybe 50 years ago. Just sayin'... 8^)
 
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