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Old 08-20-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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Why people that can't work on cars shouldn't buy sight unseen cars on Ebay.

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Old 08-20-2008, 11:17 AM   #2
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i lol'ed at that this morning.
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I feel sorry for the guy --
You just know that he is getting hosed every time he takes the car to a mechanic.
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In the immortal words of bugs bunny..."what a maroon"
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So this dude bought a 20-year old car unseen, doesn't own a wrench, and pays dealer prices? Who the **** buys a 20-year old automatic and expects it to run? Desk jockies lease cars for a reason...turning wrenches gets in the way of their weekend micro-brew superiority diatribe garbage.
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He was pretty much asking for it.
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Man, i wish i could do some work on his car.... i'd be rich.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:32 PM   #8
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I especially liked the $880.00 to replace a fricken' CAS! Makes the $2,200 tranny look like a bargain.
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The Flying Dog Brewery bottle labels are famous for featuring the eclectic artwork of Ralph Steadman of Hunter S. Thompson Gonzo fame. This bottle of Snake Dog IPA literally jumped off the shelf at me with its eye catching labeling. I couldn't pass it up.

Cracking open the bottle and pouring the 12 ounces of chilled libation into my glass, the head of this beer was fantastically aggressive, billowing up into an overwhelming 2 finger eggshell white, fluffy head that stuck a good several minutes before begrudgingly dissipating to a more managable drinking level. Color was nice, shimmery and coppery with lazy bubbles of carbonation sauntering upwards to the surface.

The aroma wasn't quite as aggressive though. A little bitter and astringent with piney scents taking the front scene of the beer's smell. There's definitely hops in there and I'm going to get them!

First couple of sips boasted a deliciously crisp brew. As with most IPA's, this beer was bitter but not to a fault. It was nicely balanced with just enough malty sweetness at the swallow but that familiar bitter hops presence stayed with the aftertaste for a while. Flying Dog Brewery has produced a balanced beer with a good mouthful of flavor. I detected a mild hint of smokiness in the beer that nicely complimented it's royal hoppy bite. Snake Dog IPA has a distinctive liveliness to it, it's very zesty for lack of a better word. Not a lot of that often grapefruity flavor however, which I found to be a good thing.

The alcohol makes its presence known and becomes progressively noticeable in a burning sensation as the beer warmed in my glass. Checking the bottle label, I notice that this craft beer clocks in at a hefty 7.1 percent alcohol by volume which is approaching an imperial IPA level. It's not overbearing to the beer flavor however, but the ABV is something to bear in mind if you're sampling Snake Dog IPA and plan to partake in more than a couple servings. This microbrew will bite you if you're not careful!

All things being equal, I must say that I love Flying Dog Brewery Snake Dog IPA. Everything in this beer I thought went well altogether. The cool looking label artwork, the quirky story and themes behind the brewery itself and of course the well put together beer inside the cool bottle. While nothing stood out as incredibly shocking or groundbreaking with this beer's flavor, no characteristic took anything away from it's excellent India Pale Ale attributes.

Flying Dog Brewery Snake Dog IPA has definitely bit me and I'll be getting off the porch and running with the big dogs right back to the bottle shop for a few more of these before the day ends tomorrow. I'd recommend Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA to any microbrew lover especially if you favor the more hoppy Pale Ales and India Pale Ale style beers. Get some today!!
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I especially liked the $880.00 to replace a fricken' CAS! Makes the $2,200 tranny look like a bargain.
I bet that CAS flags .25 hours too..
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Guys, I think you are a bit rough here. The man doesn’t know anything about cars, but that doesn’t really make him an idiot. He was scammed on the car and he keeps getting scammed by the garages. I know a lot of people that doesn’t know cars and can’t work on their own cars. It doesn’t make them idiots… just broke.
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I especially liked the $880.00 to replace a fricken' CAS! Makes the $2,200 tranny look like a bargain.
A CAS from Finishline is $410. I'll be Joe Dealership charges $650 and it wouldn't surprise me if the book labor was 2 hours at $90 per. I agree it's a rip but %75 of car owners buy cars, have them fixed at the dealership, and pay costs like these.

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Guys, I think you are a bit rough here. The man doesn’t know anything about cars, but that doesn’t really make him an idiot. He was scammed on the car and he keeps getting scammed by the garages. I know a lot of people that doesn’t know cars and can’t work on their own cars. It doesn’t make them idiots… just broke.
Do you go out and buy a dog without knowing that you need to feed it?
Do you go out and buy a condom without knowing how to put it on and what to do if it breaks?

NO!

So don't buy a used car sight unseen unless you know how to fix it!

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Mark: Of course you are right. Buying a car unseen is pretty stupid, especially if you do not know how to fix it in case you are being scammed. My point is just that he DID get scammed. Even if he knew how to fix it, he would have been scammed when he took delivery of the car. It would not have cost quite so much, but it would have cost him. The *** in the story is the seller.

Now, about that condom… Do I feed it to the dog?
/T.

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Do you go out and buy a condom without knowing how to put it on and what to do if it breaks?
Didn't we all do that once? Live, learn, grow, evolve.
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For those who can't count, the car is 12 years old!!
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For those who can't count, the car is 12 years old!!
the car is 20-years old.
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the car is 20-years old.
???????????
2008 - 1996 = 12
How do you keep coming up with a 20?
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