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  1. To mimic the others, challenge the insurance...

    To mimic the others, challenge the insurance company if you don't think they're offering a fair pay out. When my Micra was written off, the comparable vehicles they used to base their pay-put on were...
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    I live in a neighborhood with an older...

    I live in a neighborhood with an older demographic. Stopped by the grocery store this past Saturday in the late-afternoon to see if it was empty enough to grab some items... not a chance. Parking lot...
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    Micras with the five speed are surprisingly fun...

    Micras with the five speed are surprisingly fun little cars to romp around in :dunno:
  4. Like the asshole he is, Trudeau didn't "pull out...

    Like the asshole he is, Trudeau didn't "pull out all of the stops" for "Team Canada" on COVID until his wife tested positive. I hope he gets sick
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    I also threw some Cooper Discoverer AT3's on my...

    I also threw some Cooper Discoverer AT3's on my '99. Good tires if you can get a deal on them
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    Volvo S80 was a low key status flex car and the...

    Volvo S80 was a low key status flex car and the current S90 is arguably the same.

    My uncle is a millionaire and he drives an '04 S60, which is one of the reasons he stays rich... lol
  7. The lack of upward mobility really sucks, but its...

    The lack of upward mobility really sucks, but its not like any of the big non-O&G companies or government are a bastion of high compensation or upward mobility right now. The "Big Oil" companies...
  8. Last time it went up for sale there was Asian...

    Last time it went up for sale there was Asian stuff hung up on the walls (e.g. Chinese calendar). Either an Asian family was living there or a white family pretending to be Asian.


    The hilarious...
  9. Poll: I've found that if you try talking to them,...

    I've found that if you try talking to them, they'll just double down on doing what they do... why would a narcissistic asshole think that they're in the wrong...?


    I've had two ultra-toxic,...
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    Wait until they leave to get drugs/food/whatever...

    Wait until they leave to get drugs/food/whatever and then flood out the place with some sneaky hose placement
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    I bought this one earlier this year to...

    I bought this one earlier this year to simultaneously charge my laptop and Switch, for travel purposes, and to fast-charge my 26000mAH type-C powerbank. It's the only one I've found that has two...
  12. As a quick update, TD had a record of the...

    As a quick update, TD had a record of the original call and refunded the money back with little issue.

    Not sure why I thought it'd be a big fight with them to get my money back.

    Thanks for...
  13. I haven't phoned them yet because I was curious...

    I haven't phoned them yet because I was curious what you guys would recommend before I phone them.
  14. Being Charged Insurance on a Car You No Longer Own?

    Hey Beyond, my insurance company is currently charging me insurance on a vehicle lease that I returned to the dealer a bit over 12 months ago and I'm looking for some advice on potential options for...
  15. This was the first time in 17 years that I missed...

    This was the first time in 17 years that I missed it. Who thought that hosting it on Easter long weekend would be a good idea...
  16. The Micra is a solid, all-around vehicle. I'd buy...

    The Micra is a solid, all-around vehicle. I'd buy another stripper model if I had a need for another car
  17. When I was that age, TD quoted me $2800 for...

    When I was that age, TD quoted me $2800 for liability and accidental on a nine year old Protege. All other quotes were $4500-6000
  18. Poll: My company hired 6-7 people from O&G in 2016. All...

    My company hired 6-7 people from O&G in 2016. All were from major producers. One was fired (poor performance) and three quit after 1-1.5 years to back to oil and gas.

    Our hiring managers learned...
  19. When's the next one?

    When's the next one?
  20. Yea, I wouldn't hold my breath on value going...

    Yea, I wouldn't hold my breath on value going significantly up if the going rate for the 3rd and 4th gens is any indicator of prelude worth
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    My 55 profile WS80s were bumpy when they were...

    My 55 profile WS80s were bumpy when they were brand new. Didn't take long before the bumpiness wore off though
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    Anecdotal, but this is my grandfather-in-law and...

    Anecdotal, but this is my grandfather-in-law and grandmother-in-law to a tee. They've been in Calgary for 40 years, only ever worked in Chinatown, and have only associated with people who can speak...
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    My old protege was also Filipino'd. Flags and...

    My old protege was also Filipino'd. Flags and religious items hanging off the rear view mirror, sticker flags on rear window and trunk, religious figure in the middle of the dash... :nut::rofl:
  24. You never know if management will be on your side...

    You never know if management will be on your side if you raise the issue. Last place I worked at, employees were expected to bring weaker peers on their team up to their level, and people who called...
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    After being in that environment, I too would like...

    After being in that environment, I too would like to see an overhaul of the public sector unions. However, overhauling or dismantling the system won't change the other half of the problem, which is...
  26. Fully agree, especially with the bolded. The...

    Fully agree, especially with the bolded. The regular "maintenance" visits are a scam, but chiropractors are useful as supplements to modern medicine/science.

    Anecdotally, I fell into the boards...
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    If people knew the cost of a 911 call vs. a 311...

    If people knew the cost of a 911 call vs. a 311 call they might think twice about their frivolous call... then again maybe not.

    It's going to be interesting when they finally implement text to 911
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    I wouldn't be so sure about that. If I was a...

    I wouldn't be so sure about that. If I was a wheel thief and saw a junker with a decent set of new tires on it, the 15 minutes to take those wheels off is worth the risk of flipping the tires for a...
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    I've been three times. The first two times were...

    I've been three times. The first two times were decent. The third time during last fall, the quality was awful - frozen fish, small portions (for the chirashi), and rotten lettuce.

    Have not been...
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    Kramer is ridiculous. The GM has absolutely zero...

    Kramer is ridiculous. The GM has absolutely zero people skills
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    I also have a 2014 GS with 60k on the odo. My...

    I also have a 2014 GS with 60k on the odo. My experience mirrors yours - low maintenance and fun to drive. The interior is nicely finished and feels more luxurious than it's pricetag suggests.
    ...
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    I went in with a car cost report that the sales...

    I went in with a car cost report that the sales manager had responded to, which is surprising part. Maybe Mazda is still doing well in this economy :dunno:
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    Business must being doing damn good for dealers....

    Business must being doing damn good for dealers. I went into Kramer Mazda the other day about the 2.5L 3. The sales manager was unwilling to budge on anything, including the MSRP.

    ...F that, haha
  34. Probably depends on the manufacturer. Mazda sends...

    Probably depends on the manufacturer. Mazda sends their dealers to the show, or at least did until last year.


    The new Pacifica looks really slick for a minivan, but that price though......
  35. I used my Calgary address and received three...

    I used my Calgary address and received three offers - two in Vancouver and one in Victoria. The hiring managers of all three offers had an Alberta connection though. One went to school here and...
  36. Poll: And it's right across the board, which is asinine...

    And it's right across the board, which is asinine because the lower paid contractors are going to get screwed. I've got two friends who are not making bank (under $50/hr) who are livid about it.
    ...
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    Not too surprising considering that they...

    Not too surprising considering that they introduced the iA as the Yaris Sedan for us Canadians.
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    Agreed. It's awesome activity to do with friends,...

    Agreed. It's awesome activity to do with friends, but could be hit and miss as a work team building event when it comes to splitting people up into groups for each room

    Also, I prefer The Locked...
  39. Poll: She's aware, haha. Even in Surrey, Langley, and...

    She's aware, haha. Even in Surrey, Langley, and Maple Ridge the housing prices are atrocious for what you get.
  40. Poll: I accepted an offer in Vancouver last year, but...

    I accepted an offer in Vancouver last year, but ended up receiving an offer back here shortly after moving there. Calgary will always be home, but my fiance half joked that she wished she was getting...
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