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  1. Exactly. Brick itself isn't expensive. It's...

    Exactly.

    Brick itself isn't expensive. It's the moving of brick if it's not available locally that makes it so.
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    To be fair, I think Gordon Murray and Harry...

    To be fair, I think Gordon Murray and Harry Metcalfe are both well over 6' tall too... But yeah, the T-50 is relatively small. I saw something else reference that it's the same width as a 992
  3. I always thought the lack of brick here...

    I always thought the lack of brick here historically was due to a lack of material and availability of alternatives, like Killr' said - lumber and sandstone.

    It's readily available in Toronto and...
  4. Except since this is an "investment" property,...

    Except since this is an "investment" property, things like property taxes and condo fees aren't "living expenses", but just "expenses" that diminish the net income and ROI.

    You can dismiss them...
  5. Well, you have to consider the entire post. ...

    Well, you have to consider the entire post.

    Sure, the value has increased 65%, but that's over 13 years or so... But then you have to also consider the other parts of the post - like the part...
  6. If it floats, flies or fucks, rent it

    If it floats, flies or fucks, rent it
  7. I'll second that you should do it! I know I...

    I'll second that you should do it!

    I know I harp on this, but it's not always about the acquisition cost, but more about the disposal cost, i.e. how much you lose in depreciation... If it's any...
  8. I expected it to be a ZR "tune"... When not in...

    I expected it to be a ZR "tune"... When not in the shop at ZR, broke down on the shoulder would be its natural habitat
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    Have you looked at the new style GLE53s? One of...

    Have you looked at the new style GLE53s? One of those should suit you... I'm surprised no one has suggested one yet.

    /end obligatory way off-the-mark Beyond car suggestion


    Seriously though,...
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    I've mostly owned German cars and - touch wood -...

    I've mostly owned German cars and - touch wood - have not had any bad experiences. I tend to buy new or very nearly new (<12 months old; <~2k km), and usually don't keep them that long, but have...
  11. Thread: Nokians

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    Apologies if I've misunderstood, but are you...

    Apologies if I've misunderstood, but are you going to be carrying these, Bob? If so, I'd probably give them a shot for the wife's school bus... Any idea on pricing?
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    That's gotta be it... Still an odd asking price,...

    That's gotta be it... Still an odd asking price, but makes more sense than having an extra '1' and the ask being $1.749

    Edit - the listing price has been edited now and shows $1,174,900
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    That is interesting... I'd wondered how they'd...

    That is interesting... I'd wondered how they'd been able to cast with so much resemblance.
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    This is what I do. My eating window had been...

    This is what I do.

    My eating window had been from 3pm - 11pm because I'd decided having wine/beer/scotch after the kids were in bed was more important to me than breakfast or lunch :rofl: If I...
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    Was going to mention the pirate boat... White...

    Was going to mention the pirate boat... White Spot is pretty solid option for dining with kids... The boat keeps them happy and, as Bob mentioned, the burgers are pretty solid. And because it's 'just...
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    Well, there's that too

    Well, there's that too
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    Far be it from me to tell other people how to...

    Far be it from me to tell other people how to spend their money (wait, this is Beyond), but at this point - and in lieu of having your wife do it hahaha - doesn't hiring someone to cut your lawn make...
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    That's a great point about the pre-natal classes....

    That's a great point about the pre-natal classes. The initial support is priceless, especially for the new moms to lean on each other. 8 years on, we're still friends with some of the parents from...
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    Yeah, no worries... I have a feeling the fabric...

    Yeah, no worries... I have a feeling the fabric used was high(er) quality, but is definitely older and, like you said, probably just old and tired.

    Medium-term plan is to redevelop the property,...
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    The landscape fabric was here long before I was,...

    The landscape fabric was here long before I was, but might be ~10 years old, so may be deteriorating due to age. Not interested in getting into replacing that right now.

    Will look into salt and...
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    Ok, now I'm facing the opposite problem and could...

    Ok, now I'm facing the opposite problem and could use some help.

    We have some areas landscaped with rock and I'm having a bitch of a time stopping random shoots of grass from growing. We've tried...
  22. I don't know why you bother posting... No one...

    I don't know why you bother posting... No one reads your posts, ZenOps
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    The nice thing about a lawn like that is the...

    The nice thing about a lawn like that is the sheer size changes the scale of imperfections so they're no where near as noticeable.

    I don't have anything quite like Rocket's brother, but I'm in my...
  24. I've been through that (more than once!) on my...

    I've been through that (more than once!) on my wife's old GL... F that ever again.

    But I thought you were a proponent of coilover replacement when the air suspension inevitably failed on Benz'?
    ...
  25. The cars depreciate at the rate they do, in part,...

    The cars depreciate at the rate they do, in part, because the service and parts don't depreciate.

    You're still buying parts for a $300k car...
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    Porsche has jacked the price on a lot of their...

    Porsche has jacked the price on a lot of their 'special' cars as they were leaving too much money on the table for flippers and speculators.

    That said, the GT4 is roughly the same as the previous...
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    Yeah, but your XFR is older than the 3 year max,...

    Yeah, but your XFR is older than the 3 year max, per the topic of the thread.

    If you're looking for a "sports car" on a $50k budget, a 3 year max is really going to neuter the quality of your...
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    The article mentions "building equity" (implied...

    The article mentions "building equity" (implied to be through making mortgage payments), but unless I missed it, the analysis omits a key factor in the rent vs. buy calculation - price appreciation...
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    You forgot 6.1% import duty. The Canadian...

    You forgot 6.1% import duty.

    The Canadian market ebbs and flows with the US market & forex... Cars here are only worth (roughly) what they are in the US market once all relevant costs are...
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    I don't know for sure, but that sounds an awful...

    I don't know for sure, but that sounds an awful lot like the sort of deals some mortgage-bros were promoting back in the pre-'08 days... I believe some of those mortgage-bros ended up in jail for...
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    What do you mean "you people"?

    What do you mean "you people"?
  32. Don't forget the over-flowing black, green and...

    Don't forget the over-flowing black, green and blue bins placed along the garage doors...
  33. I might be interested in the Pasta attachment...

    I might be interested in the Pasta attachment...
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    GOLD. :rofl: The tenant situation could be...

    GOLD. :rofl:



    The tenant situation could be tricky.

    On one hand, it's nice to have them there to support the place while it's on the market and with how things are, who knows how long that...
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    That's the one factor I feel makes the biggest...

    That's the one factor I feel makes the biggest difference in whether or not a lease makes sense - resale value.

    It's one thing to have a closed lease, turn the car back and make it the dealer /...
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    The battery packs are outsourced, so it's not...

    The battery packs are outsourced, so it's not really an issue of McLaren achieving efficient volumes (same with Porsche and Ferrari).





    Never underestimate the thriftiness of supercar...
  37. Thread: Montessori

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    Beny's right - Don't get hung up on a specific...

    Beny's right - Don't get hung up on a specific 'program' from pre-school and just find something the child will engage with. The feedback we've received from our kindergarten teachers is that the...
  38. Assuming you mean the lights on 17th... they can...

    Assuming you mean the lights on 17th... they can be horribly timed depending on the time of day at CTrain frequencies.

    That said, you must have really bad luck with the light schedule when you go...
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    The Gullwing doors make the SLS and without them,...

    The Gullwing doors make the SLS and without them, it would just be another AMG... Much like the original 300SL, the only thing keeping the roadster prices up is the relative strength of the Gullwing...
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    Is that... Is that a pirate ship tree house?

    Is that... Is that a pirate ship tree house?
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