So I get home tonight and thereâ€™s a letter in the mail from my credit card companyâ€¦ (link). Good news, the folks I ordered the intake for my old car from, and who refused to take my return, now have 45 days to credit my account or my credit card company will credit me for them. Yay!
Passed the 1 month mark with my VW, I am still completely pleased with the car. Iâ€™ve only had one problem with it (rear wiper nozzle was clogged) but I fixed that myself. Gas mileage has averaged at 28mpg with a low of 27 and a high of 30. Iâ€™m thoroughly amazed by the fit and finish of this car. Iâ€™m sorry, but Iâ€™ve driven Dodge since I first got my license, cars which ranged from $15K to $30K brand new, which didnâ€™t even come close. Itâ€™s hard to explain silence, but thatâ€™s exactly what my car is whether Iâ€™m doing 30, 60, or 90+mph. Only the most high-pitched noises get in. No rattles, no buzzing, just the motor when Iâ€™m on it and the whoosh of the turbo as it spools up. The handling is second to none; I thought my Neon had Go-Kart handling until I drove the GTI. The handling is un-matched, and the power is more than enough to satisfy my need for speed. I should have bought one years ago.
Funny side note, apparently while driving my old car to the transfer lot, the head-gasket blew. Thatâ€™s at least $1600 to repairâ€¦ And sure, while the cost of repairing the old ride surely wouldnâ€™t approach the amount I still owe on my VWâ€¦ The fact I have no stress due to, and havenâ€™t missed any work because of my ride have been worth the investment. Whatâ€™s the point of spending money on something that doesnâ€™t satisfy? Who knows, maybe this month Iâ€™ll pay off the credit card which still has a balance due to repairing the old rideâ€¦
How about those gas prices! Couple of quick notes:
#1 Releasing oil from our strategic reserves wonâ€™t solve a gasoline refinement and distribution problem.
#2 Bush is an idiot for satiating the idiot Libs like Chuck Schumer by releasing oil that wonâ€™t solve the problem.
#3 Environmentalists should be shot with recycled bullets for being the key reason that there havenâ€™t been any new refineries built in the USA in the past 15+ years.
#4 Repeat #3 with emphasis on the Environmentalist morons who wonâ€™t let us drill for oil in ANWR. Dependence on foreign oil is a significant problem that wonâ€™t be solved by talk about alternative energy sources. Theyâ€™re up and coming, but hindering progress by attempting to force the free-market is fucking moronic. My car runs on gas. Your car runs on gas. Maybe in 10 years they wonâ€™t, but as long as we all still drive cars which run on gas, weâ€™ll fucking need it. Got a problem? Refer to #3. Iâ€™ll be glad to provide recycled bullets if youâ€™ll shoot yourselves with them.