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It's Been a Good Summer It's Been a Good Summer

As I’m not on drop-off and pick-up duty for the kids, I’m able to drive my truck to work most of the summer. It’s not far; it barely even warms up, which is too bad because it really does drive better after about 10-15 minutes. It’s only an 8 minute drive.

Help me Oppo - major decision to make! Help me Oppo - major decision to make!

I have to drive to St Louis tomorrow, 4.5 hours each way, coming back Friday. Which car do I drive?

Update: I still think automatic climate control is complete garbage Update: I still think automatic climate control is complete garbage

How does anyone like this trash? I’ve given it an honest try, but it’s so unnecessarily complicated. For example, One day the car’s thermometer said it was 65 outside. That’s a nice temperature, so I set the temp on 65 and press the auto button and..... The A/C compressor comes on wtf. It wasn’t noticeably hotter in…

Murphy's Law Murphy's Law

Yesterday I posted about how I was going to install these as soon as they showed up, so of course they came today instead and upon closer inspection, my flanges are toast and I need to visit my local exhaust shop on Monday.

The downside of having 3 cars The downside of having 3 cars

The only thing worse is when the insurance bill shows up.

Shower Thoughts / Possible Change of Plans Shower Thoughts / Possible Change of Plans

As a careful observer (or someone driving past my house when the doors are open) will notice, I have three cars and two garage bays. The plan has always been (even before I bought the third) to put the RX-7 into storage before snow falls, and pull it out in the spring. During the winter, I would tend to the Chevelle’s…

Oppo help / advice / poll Oppo help / advice / poll

You may remember the other day when I posted that my local dealer has a Focus RS in the proper color parked in front of it. I’ve got a thing for the RS, so what I want to know is should I see if they’ll give me a test drive? The obvious answer is “yes, you idiot!”, but that leads to problems. The biggest one being…

Sometimes I feel like I'm smothering myself with practicality  Sometimes I feel like I'm smothering myself with practicality 

My Subaru is a good car, and it makes a lot of sense as a daily. I fairly regularly utilize it’s wagon-ness, and the cargo room is wonderful for trips, despite having less room than the Blazer. It’s decent on gas, reliable, the AWD system is wonderful in the snow and especially rain that is semi-constant during three…

Looks like I'll be getting used to construction noises in the morning  Looks like I'll be getting used to construction noises in the morning 

The two lots next door have been an overgrown field for the past year, filled with big beautiful trees, and the cats in the area, including ours, have loved poking around it in the grass twice their height. I guess the property owners are finally going ahead with their development that has been stagnant since tearing…

Quick rant to start the day/first world problems Quick rant to start the day/first world problems

Kinda related pic for your time.

So Much for My Grand Scheme 

I was hoping to swap out my shocks and springs before my cross country trip but since TireRack is taking over 24hrs to even acknowledge that they sent the wrong shocks (confirmed by Koni NA)I don’t have any faith that the correct ones will be sent in a decent time either. So I think I’ll be reinstalling the old, still…

That moment when... That moment when...

you are commuting in your perfectly responsible Honda Accord, and some guy has to drive by in a Defender. Sigh.

I Was Wrong About My List

A ‘15 manual Chevy SS has bullied its way to the top. Which is good because the ‘14 automatic I test drove was rather disappointing. Obviously a big black corvette powered Chevy sedan hits a sentimental chord with me.

Oppo confession time Oppo confession time

So, as I sit here feeling sorry for myself, in a better situation than 90% of human beings on earth, I can’t help but feel conflicted. I am a graduate student, on free tuition that I am likely going to lose (because I don’t study enough) however, grade wise I am realistically doing just fine (consistent B student) I…

My Car is Broken, Dammit.  My Car is Broken, Dammit. 

So the other day, I realized that my right front tire sounded like it was replaced by a Mickey Thompson Super Swamper (a LOT of road noise), so I took it to the same mechanic that burned down my truck 1.5 years ago to figure out what’s wrong. That’s where the lid to the Pandora’s Box swung wide open.

Not Enough Oppo Happening Apparently 

Here is some good Oppo; I’m bored with my GTI.

When The Dealer Tells You a Time and Then They Forget When The Dealer Tells You a Time and Then They Forget

I want my car NOW. Not tomorrow. UGH

#firstworldproblems #firstworldproblems

I am looking at cars to buy/lease and I am having a hard time finding anything interesting and good looking. So far, I have figured out that I would like to have something fun to drive with a bit of power, but on the other hand sensibility kicks in as well...

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