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Does it annoy you when...? by tshark
Started on: 04-29-2015 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by tshark:

Have you ever had someone decide to close your decklid--using the spoiler? YES. They have no idea how expensive replacements are, how fragile they are and how difficult they are to find.

I got my Fiero inspected. They opened the front compartment, then tried to force it closed. I told them about the release, so they released the first notch, then tried to force it past the second. Grrr! Rodney Dickman sells a gas strut kit. It might be worth getting just to avoid the unknowledgable.

They pull your Fiero around after the car wash, and park it in the mud. You let someone else drive your Fiero? What's wrong with you?

You go to get light bulbs for your car, and the auto parts people try to tell you that the bulb that fits is wrong, and the one that doesn't fit is right, just because their computer says so? I'm pretty car stupid but if I know what I'm looking for and insist on it, just give it to me. If I'm wrong, it's on me.

When you try to get a part from the dealer, and they don't even know how to find the part on their shelves? Believe it or not, some GM dealers don't even remember what a Fiero is. Don't look at me that way. I'm serious.


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Originally posted by tshark:

Have you ever had someone decide to close your decklid--using the spoiler?

I do that now? Is that bad?



They pull your Fiero around after the car wash, and park it in the mud.

Try living on a dirt road. Never ending mess. Wash once a week at the least.



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LOL and cars parts people don't have a clue about Fieros.
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LOL and cars parts people don't have a clue about Fieros.


Now now! Lets not throw everyone in the basket! The autozoners and oriely and advanced auto parts people are in there but I work with a group of old schoolers who know thier stuff! Try looking for a wholesalers near you. Thats where alot of the old schoolers go.
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Took mine in for an oil change once.
Tech - "Sir, the engine is missing."
Me - "What? I just pulled it in."
Tech - "Sir, It's not in here."
Me - "Damn it. Must have left it at home. I'll be right back."

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Me: I need brake pads for my MG
Stupid Kid behind counter: What make and model is it?
Me:MGB
Stupid Kid behind counter, now looking at me as if I'm the idiot: You mean GM, what model is it.
Me: MGB.
Stupid Kid behind counter: You mean GM
Me: No, it's an MG
Stupid Kid behind counter: There's no such thing, you mean GM
Me: How old are you and where's your manager?
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I really dont let peple touch it unless they have to. Opening and closing things I leave up to me. If we had inspections here I would do it for them as well. I wash my own so the parking thing isnt really an issue. I've gotten used to parts store employees thinking they know everything, and just sort of guiding them when I have to. Sometimes honestly its easier to tell a younger kid what you want than a seasoned guy who thinks he knows.
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Ah, those are all "minor" grievances.
Wait till your local shop does something really stupid like jacking the rear up by the bumper or jack it up from the side. Torn off rear bumpers and crushed coolant tubes. This is where bad things REALLY start happening.
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Oh, the joys of owning older, somewhat rare, vehicles! I've learned over the years to be paranoid about letting anyone do anything to one of my cars! The only time I'll take a car to a shop is to check or adjust suspension alignment. I've been lucky enough to find a fellow at the local NTB who knows what he's doing and is very careful. If I need tires, the wheels come off at home and I take them to the tire store. No crushed coolant lines or cracked quarter panels on my car!!

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Originally posted by Rodrv6:

Oh, the joys of owning older, somewhat rare, vehicles! I've learned over the years to be paranoid about letting anyone do anything to one of my cars! The only time I'll take a car to a shop is to check or adjust suspension alignment. I've been lucky enough to find a fellow at the local NTB who knows what he's doing and is very careful. If I need tires, the wheels come off at home and I take them to the tire store. No crushed coolant lines or cracked quarter panels on my car!!



Great advise especially about taking off the tires and bringing the wheels over to the tire shop for new tires.

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I got so tired of tire shops screwing stuff up that I have been mounting and balancing my own tires for the past 8 tears or so.
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Originally posted by tshark:

Have you ever had someone decide to close your decklid--using the spoiler?



Same people who close the door by pushing on the glass (leaving smudgy fingerprints all over it) or by pushing the painted door panel (thus scratching it).

I try to do it by touching just the handle.

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Same people who close the door by pushing on the glass (leaving smudgy fingerprints all over it) or by pushing the painted door panel (thus scratching it).

I try to do it by touching just the handle.


I've had several mechanics push the door shut by the glass. Most people will touch the glass and recoil as they realize there's no frame. Not with these guys. They just went ahead and did the deed... seemed to unfold in slow motion.

Also I had no idea closing the decklid by the spoiler was a bad thing. It seemed really robust to me...
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My battery died one time and I got some help from friends to push start it. No matter how many times I told them not to push the car by the rear spoiler, they continued to do it.
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