No inauguration today so Citron may be able to pull their shit together for 11:30am
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Citron's event is at 11:30am today, so plenty to discuss.
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Use this post to discuss whatever you want! Future dream casts, trying your stand up career, crying shenanigans about this season's robbed cinnamon bun... it all goes here. Just remember to be civil and keep opinions here and not in the speculation threads. Thank you!
In October of 2019, I decided I would get my first luxury/performance car, and bought a Genesis G70 3.3T AWD. The car looked amazing, got compliments left and right, and drove fairly well. For $43k, that kind of power is an absolute bargain. I was hooked. A BMW with similar specs and the same safety and electronic features would cost $65k. Genesis has cracked the code to sensibly priced, reliable, performance cars. Or so I thought for about 6 weeks.
Very soon, at least in my car, it became apparent how they managed to achieve such a comparatively low price for such a quick car; cutting corners everywhere. A list of issues:
-Creaks, squeaks, and rattles EVERYWHERE
-A U joint on the steering shaft behind the firewall broke, and the steering wheel would turn about 2 degrees before "clicking" and turning the wheels outside. Four Hyundai dealers claimed that was normal, and that ALL Hyundai cars do that. The 5th dealer agreed this was not normal, but took 5 attempts to diagnose and fix.
-The sunroof would rattle like crazy. The headliner glue would melt under direct sunlight on a 45 degree day.
The car was ultimately bought back by Genesis for that last issue. I got all my money back, minus a small fee for usage, which was fair.
Things I learned:
-Genesis needs its own dealers. Even the BEST Hyundai dealers are horrible, terrible, awful places full of mechanics I wouldn't trust with an oil change.
-The corporate department is not better. Their M.O is to deny everything and to put you down. One must be persistent to get anywhere. Start emailing executives. That's all I'll say on that matter. It was one of the most stressful experiences of my life.
Not having learned my lesson about first model year cars, I decided to custom order a Cadillac CT5-V AWD. My first (and last) American car. I took delivery in September 2020, and fell in love. Easily the best looking sedan right now, in my opinion. People rolling windows down constantly to compliment me on it, etc. The power is good, and magnetic ride control is magic around corners. It had some issues, though:
-The panel gaps were atrocious. Not Tesla bad...but bad. I spent days adjusting everything myself, and then enlisting a body shop to do what I could not.
-Interior quality was better than the G70. It felt much more solid. However, none of the pieces looked like they fit right.
-The front sway bar bushings failed during week 2, requiring a week at the shop. The bushings cannot be replaced o... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Edit: winner is u/CommenterofPosts
i really like the lemon baos from chinese bakeries, but whenever i search for lemon bao, i always get a savory steamed bao recipe. it’s not the egg cream custard steamed bun, it’s a flaky, almost pastry-like dough with a crackly egg-washed golden top and a sweet lemon filling inside that looks like a thick glaze. this is the only instance i could find of it on google images. on phone so let me know if the image doesn’t work. thanks! image
edit: REJOICE, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE SACRED ALL HOLY LEMON BAO!! i went to almost every bakery in chinatown and only found 3.5 bakeries with lemon bao. here are my findings:
lemon bao from fayda bakery:
lemon bao from yue lai bakery:
lemon bao from double crispy bakery:
A few of you guys call me Mr. FCA because of my unusual loyalty to the brand but today I'm calling it quits. I've always had my gripes about certain things on the FCA Brand between dealer network and corporate but I've reached the point where even at a monetary loss, I'm cleaning out my FCA fleet even though it means getting rid of my Viper which is one of my favorites.
Those who saw my thread a week or so ago regarding my Giulia QV Purchase, the car has some "Quirks" that are unfixable (IE: Remote start not working). I figured either we'll work a solution or Alfa will just buyback/replace the car and I'll get another. Everything was going great even phone calls from the department that handles "Replacements"
Today though really just set me off as someone who's spent easily over $300k in Flagship CJD/FCA Product in the last two years alone, Over $500k most likely in the last 5. FCA Retentions calls me to let me know that the dealership has claimed the issue does not exist and there's nothing that can be done further and my Buyback is denied at this time. I asked for a supervisor and she denied and that me "Disagreeing with their decision does not order for a supervisor."
She ignored (Continued on the denial subject) the two service receipts she could see that were approved due to the issues being replicated, after arguing and realizing that my real beef is the dealer who is denying the issues I hopped up towards the dealer and called them in bound in which I get told "uh, we have emails saying we replicated it with you that we sent to FCA". After seeing them with my own eyes I've just solidified in my mind I can't deal with this brand if I can spend six figures in vehicles and ignore the minor issues, when I have a major issue and I get the shaft.
I called back retentions after seeing the Dealer has email communications only to be sent to voicemail numerous times today with the case manager. I called regular customer care to let them know the car is at the dealer and staying there, The dealer is going to be looking for someone for the $130/Day storage because there's no further repairs that anyone knows about that will fix this issue nor do they believe FCA will approve further warranty repairs as anything related to Remote start has been replaced.
Since Alfa says that Customer videos cannot be used to verify complaints, Here's the video anyway. Apparently Remote start is a tough thing to ask for i... keep reading on reddit ➡
I microdose Tuesday Thursday and Saturday. My usual morning routine is, 1.) wake up around 3:30, shower, eat 0.25 of shroom around 4:00, do yoga til 5:20, feeling great need to leave the house at 5:30 so I get dressed, and I take some vitamins and a healthy drink I make with spirulina, maca powder, and this stuff called camu camu powder. Camu camu is some kind of tropical fruit. A teaspoon of it has like 700% of your vitamin c. I really do notice a difference taking this stuff and getting my nutrition from real foods. The camu camu helps with energy, alertness, and staying positive.
I slept in today and changed the routine a little bit.
I decided I wanted tea and meditation instead of yoga. So I had my shower, did just a little yoga, some sun salutations and a couple Asanas, said my little prayers for the day and then ate my 0.25 of Shroom. It was about 5am. I still wanted my tea session so I got dressed really quickly, went to the kitchen (still chewing up my shroom cuz I like to chew it up really well and get the juices flowing) and I had my healthy drink to wash the shroom down with my vitamins. As I said before the healthy drink has the camu camu powder like 700 percent vitamin c. So then I sat down and had a fantastic 20 minute tea and meditation session. I drank like 5 cups of high vibe, hot oolong tea and I think this also added some potential to this whole experience. If anything maybe just cuz the hot beverage was in my system just after swallowing the shroom (and the healthy drink with camu camu powder) so it may have made like a mushroom tea of sorts.
So I realize with all this meditation and yoga and healthy eating and such, it’s true that I’m sensitive to things. On a normal microdose day, My 0.25 hits me just the way I want it to, but it’s certainly noticeable. I always say when people talk about shrooms that they actually hit me as soon as I’m done eating them. I literally start to feel shifts by the time I’ve swallowed no matter what the dose. Although extremely subtle, that’s when the experience starts for me. So if you ask me “how long til it kicks in?” I’ll say “the experience has already begun...” lol.
Anyway, I’m meditating with the tea and already noticing it’s going to be a little stronger today... okay no worries I’m sure I’ll just be extra happy and making jokes.
So I grab a fresh baked crossiant (gotta eat something for these vibes ya know?) and rush out the door like every morning. I’m on my drive feeling good but stimu... keep reading on reddit ➡