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  • in reply to: Best Used Car Dealers in Columbus #348547

    Parker
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    agtw31 wrote >>
    the new twin turbo Flex,and the Fusion are impressive,but Ford still has a way to go.
    if Ford and Hyundai are so great,why does their resale value suck so much,compared to Toyota?
    this accelerator problem is not a huge deal for Toyota,or it’s owners.
    what you have here is just another example of the media pouncing like the jackals they are.

    RE: Ford and Hyundai – I think resale is based on past performance and consumer brand perception. Recent trends in quality improvement will not affect this for some time. They, and GM will need to overcome decades of below the bar quality even though it is true that a Fusion and Malibu are equals to a Camry.

    in reply to: America’s Most Miserable Cities 2010 #348742

    Parker
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    von wrote >>
    okeh, so you named 4 of the 9 categories. look i dont care if cleveland was touted as the next up and coming something or other, dont be so sensitive. the nickname is there for a reason…

    I’m not being sensitive, I pointing out the obvious error in measurement. It may be precise, but it ain’t accurate.

    in reply to: America’s Most Miserable Cities 2010 #348740

    Parker
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    von wrote >>
    Forbes chooses it’s cities based on one or two things their editors are fond of…
    did you read the article????

    Yep. pseudo-social science… “how its pro sports teams have fared over the past two years”… “weather and Superfund pollution sites”… nice.

    You see, the article also states that a large number of people leaving Cleveland are moving to the ‘burbs. That doesn’t change their weather or pro team misery, or Superfund sites nearby.

    Did I miss anything? I’m sure these each were weighted appropriately, too. I left out the part about corruption. I can’t speak for Cleveland but Youngstown was at its happiest when it was a dirty, corrupt city.

    in reply to: Best Used Car Dealers in Columbus #348525

    Parker
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    lifeliberty, I was thinking that too. Have you or anyone else in the market seen a drop in Toyota prices yet?

    edit: this thread is great, BTW!

    in reply to: Schottenstein Integrated Food and Energy Research Park #332042

    Parker
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    groundrules wrote >>

    Parker wrote >>
    The name was initially to throw a bone to Arshot if they would support this rather than a race track. The name will likely change so it’s nothing to get hung up on. As far as the partners – the project was developed by researchers at Ohio State and it has been presented to ODA and has their support, albeit informally at this early idea stage. The only potential partner on the list that has not been approached yet is the City.
    I like the idea of integrating the community into the mix with job training and placement.

    okay, so this sort of confirms what I was suggesting- an idea has been hatched, and parties have been “approached” but these are far from solidified relationships. Calling them partners seems premature. All and all, the portrayal of this project to this point kind of doesn’t pass the smell test.

    What’s your smell test? Where is the error in “potential partners”? What, exactly, would you reasonably expect from a one-pager? Or is this a game of gotcha? I’m not sure what you are implying.

    The extent of the idea is at the level of what was provided in the 2005 redevelopment study. For the project to warrant more effort, I would imagine the current option would first need to expire.

    in reply to: Best Used Car Dealers in Columbus #348522

    Parker
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    Do any of you trust the GM Certified Used Car 12mo/12K miles? Have you purchased a car with this and needed to use it?

    in reply to: 3C Passenger Rail Project – News & Updates #347462

    Parker
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    My comment about riding a bus v. train may have got this derailed. I meant to imply that a train offers greater comfort and a better image than a bus, and image is a lot in this business. MC is right, hands down.

    in reply to: America’s Most Miserable Cities 2010 #348737

    Parker
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    Why haters on Cleveland? Jealous much? Food, Arts and other museums, a great big lake, diverse people and history, older suburbs with some charm. Food and Arts alone are well more developed than any other city in Ohio, perhaps Cinci is close. What’s there to hate besides their economy? (I’m not a sports fan).

    Forbes chooses it’s cities based on one or two things their editors are fond of… “Cleveland has no X, thus their people must be miserable”, (proclaimed in a nineteenth century know it all, master of the universe sitting in his smoking parlor voice), and they historically choose cities that currently have negative press so as to appear hip and in touch… I say a class action lawsuit is in order, any takers?

    in reply to: Best Used Car Dealers in Columbus #348517

    Parker
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    I’ve purchased a number of cars from Skipco auto auction in Wayne County. They don’t require a dealer license and I’ve been told that the factors related to a car being up for auction determine whether a dealer is the only one that can bid.

    agtw31 is right, KBB is a broken tool. I’ve gotten some good pricing from Edmunds.com true market value, but that is only a guide.

    in reply to: 3C Passenger Rail Project – News & Updates #347455

    Parker
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    Ask New Yorkers, other people from advanced societies with rail, if they would rather ride the subway or the bus. (I’m told the subway… never have I heard that someone prefers the bus).

    I like the argument that the rail needs to ramp up over time. Having read the thread, it does not make sense to me to jump into high speed, especially without a proven ridership (isn’t the market supposed to push for this, not the other way around?).

    in reply to: Best Used Car Dealers in Columbus #348502

    Parker
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    Someone said not to buy on Craigslist, why? How is this different than a private party sale? I’m not trying to argue for it – I genuinely would like to know the cons of cars on Craigslist because I see a lot of them advertised but have not taken the time to make a call.

    What do people think about these dealerships that have a “lot price” and a (usually) cheaper “internet price”?

    in reply to: 3C Passenger Rail Project – News & Updates #347415

    Parker
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    Sounds like this might fly with the right marketing and message stating some of the things lifeontwowheels mentioned.

    in reply to: Free Forum on Social Costs of the Casino in Central Ohio #336804

    Parker
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    Has there been a study released or a summary of the findings presented at this event?

    in reply to: Schottenstein Integrated Food and Energy Research Park #332025

    Parker
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    The name was initially to throw a bone to Arshot if they would support this rather than a race track. The name will likely change so it’s nothing to get hung up on. As far as the partners – the project was developed by researchers at Ohio State and it has been presented to ODA and has their support, albeit informally at this early idea stage. The only potential partner on the list that has not been approached yet is the City.

    I like the idea of integrating the community into the mix with job training and placement.

    in reply to: 3C Passenger Rail Project – News & Updates #347410

    Parker
    Participant

    Thanks for that clarification lifeontwowheels.

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