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Forum: Astra General 07-30-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By bigfatdave
Re: crayon on the seat..... :(

This is why messy things like eating, smoking, and small children aren't allowed in my cars.

But on a more serious note, here are some suggestions:
e-how link...
Forum: S-Series General 07-29-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench Re: Electric Saturn for sale on Ebay

Stop listening to people like that, and stop passing their vague statements on as well.

Your co-worker might be referring to the EV-1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ev1), but it is hard to tell. ...
Forum: S-Series General 07-26-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,010
Posted By bigfatdave
Idea Re: Considering a new(er) car...

found the dimensions. Measure that off and imagine trying to fit that into a normal sedan rear door.
Forum: S-Series General 07-23-2008, 01:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By bigfatdave
Question Re: And how my life went to hell...

While I agree with your sentiment, how did both of them in the van cause the accident?
Were they both behind the wheel?
Forum: S-Series General 07-22-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By bigfatdave
Idea Re: And how my life went to hell...

Details? Like coffee, shaving/makeup, the phone , and the radio?
Real pros can deal with all 4 of those, yell at the kids in back, and read/send text messages.
The key seems to be ignoring any...
Forum: S-Series General 07-21-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,010
Posted By bigfatdave
Idea Re: Considering a new(er) car...

This is the danger of online forums. Opinions are presented as facts, and erroneous information looks as valid as the truth.

If you need info on Chrysler, Wikipedia...
Forum: S-Series General 07-21-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,010
Posted By bigfatdave
Idea Re: Considering a new(er) car...

The best advice I can give you is to BUY your car, don't get roped into a payment.
Other than that, I'd say buy what car you can afford when you need to, but start saving now. The more you save the...
Forum: Community Center 07-15-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,826
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench Online "bad business bureau"

www.ripoffreport.com Has 3 reports on a basic search:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/searchresults.asp?q1=ALL&q4=&q6=&q3=&q2=&q7=&searchtype=0&submit2=Search%21&q5=Kars4Kids&Search=Search


I use...
Forum: S-Series General 07-09-2008, 04:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench Re: 100,000 - The Non-Event

Where do you get them?
I want one for our SL2 ... pushing 140,000 miles and no major issues beyond a dead wheel speed sensor so far.
Forum: S-Series General 07-02-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench Re: Help me name my Saturn

MrsBFD named her SL2 "Polly" for the polymer panels.
Cheesy, but it made her happy.
Forum: Sky General 07-02-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench Re: Lettering coming loose?

If it really is junk, get rid of it.
Garage sale, donate to goodwill/salvation army, or just dumpster it.
The trashcan is your most powerful orginazional tool!

On the lettering, my ION is the...
Forum: S-Series General 06-20-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,832
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench Re: If you were given $50,000...

[For Both the ION and SL2]

Better seats.
Solar air conditioning unit.
Improve efficency.

Chauffeur?
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 06-19-2008, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench I miss taking the bus / train EVERYWHERE!

I miss the CTA in Chicago and TheBus in Honolulu.
Needing to own a car sucks.
Forum: Vue General 06-14-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,871
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench craziest thing hauled in an ION?

If we're not just talking about loading VUEs ... ...

I got a 21.5 x 32 x 29.5 inch freezer into the back seat of our QC.
To give you an idea of how tight it was in there; both front seats were...
Forum: Aura General 06-01-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,290
Posted By bigfatdave
A55 Rgy

It was randomly assigned ... even better.
[at least that's what the accounts I read said]
Forum: Aura General 05-31-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,290
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench Re: Convertible Aura Spotted

You have seen A55 RGY, right? If you haven't, do a Google Image Search for the best randomly assigned plate ever.
Forum: Vue General 05-21-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,197
Posted By bigfatdave
Re: Doing anything different because of $4/gallon?

Not a single carpooler yet?
I carpool whenever I can for work ... other than that, we plan trips for efficiency whenever possible, and keep our cars in good shape.
[tires on the high side of the...
Forum: Vue General 05-16-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench Re: Extend warranty or not?

If you take ~50% of the cost of all the extended warranties and service plans you are tempted to get, and stick it in the bank, you will be easily self-insured and in the end come out on top [on...
Forum: S-Series General 05-16-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By bigfatdave
Idea Re: Question about RKE on 2001 SC2

This is why I do a light-check whenever I'm parked near a reflective surface and before any road-trip.
Glass storefronts can give you a full front or back check quite easily ... as can white...
Forum: S-Series General 05-16-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench Re: Question about RKE on 2001 SC2

Our 2001 SL2 blinks the DRLs/high-beams on lock or unlock. I may be wrong, but they should be the same.

Do you have DRLs disabled, or anything else odd about your high-beams?
Forum: Aura General 05-15-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,895
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench Worth the DISCOUNT rate.

I think it is worth the discount price - barely.
MrsBFD likes having it, but agreed that it didn't do anything worth the standard rate. Call and politely ask for the cancellation department ... and...
Forum: Vue General 05-13-2008, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench why are we buying?

Is the goal to save money, or burn less gasoline?

Assuming the Nissan is paid for, and isn't a money pit ... it seems like the money saving move is to keep the Nissan.
(101,000 miles) / (8 years)...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 05-04-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,984
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench Re: You know you drive a Saturn when...

You know you drive a Saturn when your mantra is, "the more expensive car yields".
Forum: Astra General 04-25-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench Re: Flying Astra

I don't know which cliche to use here

"This looks shopped, I can tell from the pixels."
"But does it get good MPG?"
"I'm not buying an imported Opel."
"I'm not buying a metal Saturn."
"I'm not...
Forum: Astra General 04-13-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By bigfatdave
Wrench Re: Mod This!

Is that real or PS?


I'd consider it topped if someone put center-mounted insturments and rear suicide doors on an Astra ... and polymer!
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