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Crossroads of America: US 25 & US 40
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  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    Aggressive driving implies that they meant to drive in a reckless manner at 10/10th's of the cars capabilities during less than ideal weather conditions.
    Aggressive driving can be defined as operating a vehicle in a manner that is likely to endanger someone.
    The aggressive driving on that road occurred rain, shine, sleet, dark of night. It had been the target of several police efforts to slow people down and get the aggressive drivers to go with the flow rather than trying to dominate and bully the other drivers on the road.
  • Re: Problems with my 2000 Buick Park Avenue.

    This morning I tried to start it and it wouldn't even try really.  Just kept making a clicking noise! I'm broke as a joke and it's our only car.
    Sounds like either a bad battery or starter. How the headlights act while someone
    attempts to crank? Do they dim?

    Sometimes tapping on the starter moderately with something with mass
    to vibrate it while someone turns the key may help it make connection
    if it's the main contact inside which is moved by the small solenoid
    you're hearing making the clicking. The main contact corrodes or gets
    oil on it (is your engine dripping oil under the front valve cover down over
    the area where the starter is?).

    Are you able to try to jump it to see if that helps the symptom of a weak/bad battery?

    Check the battery cables including the grounds to the engine.

    Check the connections for the positive cable from the battery to the connections
    next to the fuse box with the red positive connection.

  • Re: United Automobile Workers of America (UAW)

    I thought it a bit ironic with the Chairman of the VW Group, Piech getting forced out, his salary was $1.6 million. The new CEO Barra at government motors gets $15.8 million. Poor old Akerson under the thumb of Obama was only able to eke out $9 million in 2013.
    The US CEOs of most companies are paid much more out of proportion to the real workers in the companies compared to the rest of the world. Need to fix that.

  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    Mike, Stories like yours and the three fridges are why they invented xanax. Cheese and crackers !
    Sounds like a movie or TV show title: Three fridges and Xanax.
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    Someone had mentioned the Malibu 2016 with an increase in total length of 4 inches or so
    would get away from the lack of legroom problem in the back seat. This is not correct. The Sonata/Optima has 35.6; TLX, 34.5; Malibu 36.8. Odd no one
    decides that HyKia or Honda TLX has a deficiency, but for the Malibu it's been
    the mantra that it's deficient, nary a word about Sonata & TLX? It's almost like politics. LOL

    On the other hand, I can't recall the last time I've noticed a Sonata, Malibu, Honda,
    Passat, etc., with adults in the back seat short of a few arriving at Chick Fil A for
    their lunch from the various offices around the I75 corridor. How much does the
    back seat get used other than by youngters? :grin

    New wheelbase may have Malibu up there with Passat which has amazing rear seat
    room for category.
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