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Pasadena, CA

MEMBER SINCE   December 10, 2014


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  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew/Bayern Munich

Recent Activity

Comment 14 hours ago

lol you're ahead of me... I'm just about to sign out of work and whiskey or two.  Glad we all got there in the end!  

Comment 17 hours ago

Funny thing is I'm pretty sure a number of people who have UVed/DVed this have no idea how to take it from intention (I'm sure in both directions) :-)  

Comment 29 May 2020

I mean... or he is a teenager finding his way in a tough world, inviting people who have an issue with him to go ahead and unfollow him.  Doesn't sound extreme or indicative of character issues to me, instead it tells me he cares about what's going on in society outside of football.  Reminds me of when people had issues with Tyreke Smith 2-3 years ago... much ado about nothing.  

Comment 24 May 2020

Thanks!  I thought about adding that into the mix (Like Honda, I have great faith in the Toyota brand) but figured it was getting cumbersome as it was.  I've known a couple people who didn't give the Rav4 great reviews, but if I see the right one I'll still give it a go.  

Comment 21 May 2020

Thanks for well wishes and advice!  I'm in my low 30's and have only ever had two cars... I'm a believer in getting something that will last then go ahead and just use it until it isn't practical to do so anymore.  When I was in grad school 5-6 years ago my old '98 Civic finally died and I got my Camry for $1000.... it's gotten me 65K miles with only some changed brakes and regular oil changes (Suspension is now shot, but it's to the point I'll invest money in the new one).  Hoping to avoid the lemons and get a good one, thanks again!  

Comment 21 May 2020

Thanks for the positive feedback,  I hadn't considered taking into account the after-sale aspects.  We like to roadtrip from the desert to the mountains so having the ability to handle different conditions is a plus.  

Comment 21 May 2020

Thanks for the review... I know it is smaller than the other models, but still going back and forth with what I actually need (Just the two of us and a dog... not like we have a family of 5 or anything).  Glad to hear the AWD has been good, like I said I'm new to that game and any info is good.  

Comment 21 May 2020

Thanks for the response!  The CX-5 is the consideration that I know least about so that's good to hear.  I'm renting a car to go up to Sequoia this weekend, glad to hear if I end up going that route it'd be good for such trips! I've seen some decent deals (well, at least some options in my price range) for the CX-5 Grand Touring so it's good to get a recommendation there.  

Comment 21 May 2020

I appreciate the insight, I've had the thought that I'll probably be good with anything.... doesn't keep me from wanting to make the absolute best choice (ha!).  A big deciding factor will be what the other half likes riding in... any comments on the infotainment system for the Forester (reliable connects with a phone and all?).  Thanks again!

Comment 21 May 2020

Thanks for the response... I'm short and won't have the same issues, but glad to hear you like the Forester so far!  I have a buddy who is 6'7" and has been limited in what he can get.... although for some reason back in HS he always insisted in getting a ride from me in my 2dr Civic....I had to pop the sunroof so he could sort straighten his neck (good times)