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Front licence plate blues

By Devilbird

First, I would like to think I'm just being practical but I'm afraid it means I'm getting old. I just purchased a new car that is a 4 cylinder and has four doors! Obviously I've had them before but never new. But the new chevy cruze Eco model with cafe hwy rating of 42 mpg was hard to pass up with my over 2,000 miles a month driving needs. Average mpg the 35 miles home was 39mpg not bad:)

BUT, my elation was short loved when I went to remove the stupid dealership advertisement and tacky licence plate holder off the front. After I finally poked, prodded and wrestled with the tamper resistant fasteners I was left with four less than perfectly round grotesque holes on a brand new white car! Expletive! Expletive! Seriously! My state thankfully does not require front plates! Luckily (for them) it wasn't a new corvette or camaro.
Found four small white screws that make it tolerable, but this is the kind of crap you do on used cars not one you actually witness being delivered the day before you sign papers.
Ok rant over.

Bandit Run Fortune

By Devilbird

Check out the fortune cookie message I received from a chinese resteraunt yesterday! Awesome! Hopefully this means it's going to be a great run.

Made it through the wedding.

By Devilbird

Well made it through the wedding, went amazingly smooth. Christie Jo is super happy about how things turned out and that's what matters.

Drove the GTO for the first time since the slave cylinder took a dump on me, (on our trip to go register as a matter of fact). As usual I was a little paranoid after having it tore down, and THEN..... I started smelling something hot! NO! I was ready to whip out a for sale sign on the spot. But to my great relief while we were packing up the car to come back home I checked under the hood again to try and find the culprit. There staring me right in the face was the melted positive battery terminal cover sitting right on the hedder. Wow what a relief... while it sucks to have to endure the smell of melted plastic for a bit longer, no malfuncion.....:) And it was all my fault as I had slipped it off to put battery tender on and forgot to put it back. Back in GTO love.

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