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Cars

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:03 pm
by findinglisp
Okay, something non-Lisp for you all...

Just took my car in last week for service. The driver's-side door lock would lock but not unlock. Very annoying, as it forced me to keep climbing into the driver's seat through the passenger's-side door every time I left work to drive home. In short, I had to have this fixed right away. So last Thursday I took it in. The service manager called me that afternoon and let me know that there was indeed a problem. "The good news," he said, "is that the part is only about $45. The bad news is that we have to take the whole door of the car, disassemble the door and take out the glass to replace the part. It's going to take us two hours and cost you about $500 total." Me: :shock:

Grrrrrr... I hate cars. Worse still, this is a 1998 Ford Explorer SUV that gets 18 mpg and has 125K miles on it. I think it's time to sell it.

Re: Cars

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:43 pm
by mmmk
What was the part? I just replaced the interior door handle and latch as well as the vent window in my car.

Re: Cars

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:12 pm
by findinglisp
I'd have to go look on the paperwork. All I remember was it was a $45 part that cost ~$450 to install. :(

Re: Cars

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:21 am
by pTymN
You live in CA! There are tons of really good used cars there. Mmmm.

Re: Cars

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:53 am
by malkia
That reminds me - I have to finally pass the driver exam, been here in LA for the last 9 years, haven't got license yet....

Anyone can recommend good driving schools in LA - Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City?

Other people from LA - I work in Santa Monica - the building close to the Santa Monica Airport, and live there nearby.