Last Call: Anti-Gravity Edition

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  1. The Focus ST is nuts on backroads. I loved it. Driving it on the highway was a pain in the ass. The electric steering had a spot- one way or the other and it darted. Closest thing I can come it is neurotic puppy. And I hated the payment, hated the insurance and hated that I wouldn’t own it more than the warranty. Seeing a chance to get out from it I took it.
    So the Crown Vic is a sport model- console shifter, more power, cop suspension, looks badass. They initially offered $2k more than the Dodge shop. I said I wanted to see another car in Lewisville. So the sales guy went back and they upped it another $2k. That was more than what I paid for the car.
    I don’t know how that works but I’ll take it. I ended up getting a loan for the balance- $80 a month which is cool since my insurance went down $70 a month.
    Anyway- 2002 Crown Vic Sport. 59k miles. Perfect leather interior. Engine purrs thru the dual exhaust. This car is huge. It’s like sitting in a control tower. I can see everything. CDs in the magazine… Tony Bennett and Peggy Lee. No shit.
    The previous owner had some taste in cars and music.
    Outstanding issues:
    Window tint. Rear window still has glue and is a mess. I’ve used iso alcohol to clean up part of it but it’s a messy, hot job.
    Door locks are not working from the switch. Figure that’s a fuse. Easy.
    Glass has etched spots. Used everything plus lime away. Glass is etched with water spots. It’ll take some polish to get it out I’m sure.
    If I get less than 250k miles out of it, I’ll be surprised. It is a very blunt instrument.
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  2. For the first time since about 5 days after I bought it the BMW has zero warrnings. I had a lamp go out shortly after buying it and it took a bit to figure out exactly which lamp even given the CCID code. Then I got the rear brake warning light which took a bit because I couldn’t get a wrench on the one of the caliper bolts. The purchase of a cordless electric impact wrench took care of that. It’s an awesome tool and will get used on lots of stuff. Then I added washer fluid. I still need to top it off and try to find where the leak in that system is. That leak, by the way, is the doing of a pot hole. Yay Detroit roads!
    So, this last weekend was a success.

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