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You think there's a correlation between your brother building the Jeeps and them having issues?

Stop ruining my dream.

Naw on my Brother. He's good at fixing stuff. It is what got him promoted. But I totally get it. I have a Jeep fantasy myself. But I really want a Tacoma. 



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If I hadn't turned my garage into my office I'd totally get an old fuel line to carb, to engine muscle car to learn about working on them.

It would be super on brand for me.

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I think it's cool that you can fix your own cars. I'm somewhat mechanical but I'm a lot better about breaking things down and figuring out what's wrong than I am at putting them back together. 🤣

My dad once showed me how to change my oil (in theory), but with all the environmental regulations on fluids, I'd rather pay someone to dispose of it for me.
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I'm taking my car in today cuz on the drive to Arizona this weekend it decided it didn't want to accelerate anymore. It's hard to pass someone on a 2 lane highway when your car doesn't go into passing gear, even when the pedal is literally pushed to the floor. We got a temporary fix in but it needs a little work done.



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UH OH, Krawlie. That's bad when you're trying to go up the mountain that takes you down into San Diego too.



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Luckily it didn't happen there either way, but believe me coming home I was worried about it. Almost took the long way around on the 10 instead.



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the super cool thing about having car issues is how literally every mechanic tells you something different every time you have any issue

 

called three places and got three different answers and they all talked as if the other one's ideas were the worst idea ever. super ****ing cool.



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Right? And then its well it wasn't what we thought it was lets try this *Holds out estimate where you spend more money*.

 

I got sick and tired of that with the PT Cruiser. 



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Knock on wood I've never had a problem with mechanics.

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I'm taking my car in today cuz on the drive to Arizona this weekend it decided it didn't want to accelerate anymore. It's hard to pass someone on a 2 lane highway when your car doesn't go into passing gear, even when the pedal is literally pushed to the floor. We got a temporary fix in but it needs a little work done.

I had something like that happen with the old Dodge back when I lived in Florida. My transmission sensor went out while I was driving home from work on US-1. So my car wouldn't shift out of first gear, which is really fun when you're in a 45 mph zone.

God, I hated that car.

I started taking the Toyota to a local shop for the last few years, and they took pretty good care of me, but the last time they rotated my tires, they broke 3 lugs on the same time and wanted me to pay for it. I was pissed because it was pretty clear they had overdone it with the torque gun the last time they had changed the tire. So I paid for labor, no parts, and said see ya, and now I need a new mechanic. Had to go to the dealership for that sensor issue, but I probably would've gone to the dealer anyway given that I had no less than 3 lights on the dash light up and a message saying "Call your dealer immediately." Uhhh yep.

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HAHAHA. Yeah those dash messages slay me. Although I do appreciate the battery in my key fob is getting low message. I find the dealer to be pretty competitive in pricing. I even get better deals on oil changes through my dealer. They do buy one get one free deals so it is half off for me. I do know a lot about car repairs. I had a 79 T-Bird that was formerly my step-mom's as my commuter car for college (13 miles to the gallon with that V8) and helped my Dad replace the transmission, the engine and have done many brake jobs on a lot of cars as well as oil changes. But you know what? I would rather pay another person to deal with the mess. One time I was doing the oil change in my Dodge Omni and missed the oil drip pan. It took me ages to get all that oil up and had to hear my step-mom complain about it for ages.



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hooray I need a new transmission. also known as a new car.


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That is exactly what happened with the Saturn. Spider gear went out and I was like I'm not messing with cars any more. And I bought a PT Cruiser. HAHAHAha ha..



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hooray I need a new transmission. also known as a new car.

Congratulations on your new vehicle!
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Now is perfect for Krawlie. He should take all his kids with him too. They're trying to clear out old 2019 models for 2020 ones. I bought my used Prius in July and got a FABULOUS deal. 


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I don't think the trade in value on my kids is high enough.


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HAHAHA. But if his kids are like three days past a nap they my wanna discount any car to get them off the show room floor. 

 

My niece bought a used Odyssey from Honda that was a previous lease. She swears they knocked 4000 off the price of the car because her four kids were everywhere. Two were honking the horn of a new Civic and one was eating donuts unapologetically because my niece feeds them health food and he'd never had a donut before and some sales dude gave him the chocolate frosted one he was eating from the back of a CRV with his sticky fingers going through all the nooks and crannies and the baby was crying non-stop from teething.



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Jesus, I'll pay you to not post about them again. That sounds like a nightmare.
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HAhaha. Yeah. My family is some kind of crazy.


But really this is a super unplanned expense for Krawlie. I really feel his pain. 





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