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Old 21 Jan 2004, 02:50 pm
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hey was checking out your pics. at cardomain, what happened to your rear window?

break-in?
to much spl?
hit grandmas dentures?

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Old 22 Jan 2004, 03:40 am
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I shot a guy for asking questions.
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 04:05 am
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HEHE, j/k

I was pressure washing my driveway since the new PT (12 days old) made the dirty cement look like sh*t. I was at the very end by the road when I ran into some troublesome weeds. I opened the garage, got the weed-eater, and in haste, did not close the door. As I am weed-eating the little bastards, I hear a popping/explosion. I thought the circuit-breaker box blew or something. I turned around and saw what you see in the pic. I must have stood there with my jaw on the driveway for two whole minutes trying to comprehend the fact that this really just happened, as I heard the glass continued to trickle and make noise.

The weed-wacker hurled a sharp, flat cement chip near the center of my window. Thankfully it did not hit the body. (I'd rather it had hit the $10 Escort formerly parked there, heh.)

Kids, this is another example, of how shortcuts in the name of "ah...I'll only be a sec." can still suck.

This is the reason I want another rear bumper refinished/repainted and switch it out with mine, then have it refinished; it has some serious chips in it from the glass falling on it.


Get this: the dealers (two of them) wanted $752 for a replacement window and they do not even do the work. So I called the guy that they use and made sure the glass was identical (I do not mean "just like factory", I mean the same exact thing Chrysler uses) and it was $286. 263% markup for DCX? WTF is that?
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 04:09 am
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Oh, ya, I changed the poll, I need help deciding on a secondary colour!
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 11:55 am
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Rolo - You know you can get a rear glass without the wiper hole in it too, if thta's what you like.

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Old 22 Jan 2004, 10:34 pm
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For that 752 you could have got one of those inserts with the porthole windows and such. I wish I could get a 752 insurance claim for glass, I would put it into one of those.
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 10:41 pm
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wow that sucks!! but like you said thank god it didnt hit the body!!
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Old 23 Jan 2004, 12:02 am
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I actually use the rear wiper. I am paranoid of those around me, and especially those behind me. Rear-endings are common here and I personally see at least one totaled car every few weeks. These accidents always happen at or under the speed limit, too. This is why people who drive the speed limit scare me: they are complacent ("I am safe because I am not driving fast, lah di dah ho hum Oh! I didn't see that! <crash>") and not paying attention and end up hitting someone. "Speeders" always just fly off the road and only hurt a tree or a fence, and alcohol seems to always be involved in those (a big no-no). Anyway, I use the wiper, heh.

Ya, a totally smooth window with no spoiler and a rollpan looks killer. Smooooove.


Insurance? Oh noooooooo. There will be no small amount insurance claims--they cost you in the long run. I enjoy my ticket-free, accident-free, claim-free, FL Safe Driver discount.

(hehe, another tirade) I also enjoy those records being online. My last girlfriend was 10 years older than I and has a son, so her propensity to nag was pretty high. After her self-righteous moaning about my driving, I decided to look up her driving record. I printed it out along with mine. I kept them ready in my jacket. Sure enough, she started in again at her work. "Wait a minute here!" I said as I pulled out the records and my license. "Let us compare driving records, shall we? Lets see...I have zero tickets and zero accidents and what does this say on my license? It says 'Safe Driver'. HmmMMmmm."

At this point, all of her coworkers are convening while she looks for a place to hide. "Let us see what you have--WHAAAAAAT!? Not one, not two, but THREE speeding tickets!? And two of them are 'Speeding in a municipality'? What is that? Is that, like, where schools and children are? But WHAT about the CHILD-REEEEN!?"

Yes, after that spectacle, she never mentioned my driving again. heh. Knowledge IS power!


Anyway, insurance, be it auto or homeowner's, is for replacement or major, major disasters. I wanted a $3000 deductible on my car and $5000 on the house, but state law only lets me have $1000 on the car and $2000 on the house. Stupid laws....
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Old 23 Jan 2004, 12:47 am
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Rolo, I use the rear wiper also, I have the same paranoia as you. Even though I have my side mirrors adjusted to cover my blind spot I still turn my head and look. Part of that is from riding my Harley, on the bike I always look twice before doing anything (changing lanes, taking off when the light turns green, etc), it's habit so it carries over to driving the PT.
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