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- Coral Springs, FL
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- Coral Springs, FL
- Vehicle(s) that interest me
- Compact luxury vehicles and crossovers
- More about me
- Have loved automobiles since I was about 3 and that love grows every year!!!
- Vehicle(s) I currently own
- 2015 Golf SE/ 2015 Audi A3/ 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/ 2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch
Got into Golf at 6:45 this morning to go to work and turned the key. NOTHING happened!! Figure the battery is dead or cell or two down because it just wouldn't turn over. Jumped in the Accent and off I went. Very impressive vehicle this 8 year old Hyundai Accent. Only 1 issue in all these years, brake light switch, fixed under warranty.
Called my service advisor and told him what happened and that I'd have it towed in tomorrow morning since now, I'm taking the day off. Hoping it's something easy and fixed under warranty quickly. Since the vehicle sat from Friday night till this morning with no use, a bit surprised. Mentioned on Thursday to the indie guy that at the 2 year mark, I'd be back to replace the battery in December. Karma seems to have intervened here!
Must be fate, a Mercedes commercial just came on and as I was typing "CLA 250", the announcer said those same words while showing a pic! Gotta be karma folks...think it's meant to be!!!
Drove a '16 Civic all day at the Honda store and it's quite stellar compared to the others in it's class. Blows the Corolla out of the water and as good as the Jetta. Haven't driven the new Elantra yet so can not comment but expecting good things. Hertz got in a mess load of new Elantra's and Cruze's but we can't get at them because they go to the airport first. Eventually, they will trickle down to the HLE offices and after 5K on the clock, we should have plenty.
Missed the big fight in the chase vehicle today but heard they had to pull over before the punches started flying. Got a text within 5 minutes describing the whole affair and wasn't surprised as I was just waiting for it to happen. The newest crew member just isn't fitting in well and it's causing big problems now. I just avoid him by working the days he doesn't and if I do see him, say hello and goodbye since I don't like drama of any sort. Best just to not be there on his days on and will continue this pattern.
Outside water leak by the outside faucet. Plumber here right now fixing problem, wife found it at 6:30 when she put the trash cans away, was home sick today and didn't hear anything at 5:50 this morning when I took the trash and recycling bins to the curb. Should be about $190ish with the coupon we have but will have water tonight as we had to turn it off to the whole house. Ah, the pleasures of home ownership!! But even with renting, we'd have to call someone to fix it. Like a garage door breaking, these things usually happen at night or on a weekend, never happens at midday when it's easier.
Plumber just left, took him under an hour and all is fixed for $193.90 using coupon. Folks, have your kids become plumbers as they do very well it seems!!! We have water...yay!!!
Saw a newish MDX in black over black at the Honda dealer today. Very sharp looking in that color combo though a bit too large. Did look at the ILX back in 2013 but only liked the top tier model and it was a bit past my limit at the time. Have decided with the Golf to go a bit above my comfort zone and will in the future. At this stage of my life, just isn't worth it anymore to always go the economy way...after working hard all these years figure we need to reward ourselves which just means the kids will inherit less!