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#506 of 1081 I can't find the color I want. :-(
Aug 02, 2000 (6:21 am)
I'm palning to buy a 2000 cougar. The two colors I want are spuce green and sappire blue. But my dealer can only find one blue car with MTX which is 400 miles away from my place.(Bellevue WA). I also know Mercury delete those two colors for 2001 model. And I can't wait until the end of Sept. to get a 2001 model. My dealer still knows nothing about the 2001 model. No brochue, no color sample. So maybe I have to go with a 2000 black one.
Aug 02, 2000 (2:08 pm)
We are working on getting a CSG Pictures Topic. As soon as we have all the info, we will have it created. Thanks for the great idea!!
- Badulah & Lefty
Aug 02, 2000 (5:00 pm)
Where the heck is everyone?
What's the deal?
Aug 02, 2000 (6:51 pm)
Hey- I'm still here, lurking in the shadows of the CSG. I think you scared everone away with your 'description' of where badulah came from. Looking forward to my 2 week vacation to Colorado coming up this Sunday! All work and no play make something something something something......
#510 of 1081 badulah
Aug 02, 2000 (9:01 pm)
I'm supposed to get my LP pictures back on Friday. I'll scan the good ones and try to email them to you.
#511 of 1081 caught the cougar
Aug 02, 2000 (11:15 pm)
I'm so happy to hear that saphire blue is a limited color (I love stuff like that) and I guess I was lucky there was one on the lot that had the features I wanted - sports, convenience, leather, etc. The buying experience went pretty smooth, but they charged me $350 as a service charge to file my tag.....but omitted to tell me about this fee until we were at the eleventh hour. I almost decided to go with carsdirect.com, but the finance guy said their dealer would also charge this...it's pretty standard. Oh well, I'm still ecstatic!
Aug 02, 2000 (11:46 pm)
I'm glad you got what you wanted, but that $350 charge is outrageous. The highest I have ever seen a dealer charge it here (Tucson) is $129, and even then I've always considered it negotiable. I always make sure that the offer sheet I sign for the salesman to take to "the manager for approval" states that the agreed upon price includes everything except tax and registration (the money that goes to the govenrnment).
#513 of 1081 %*#^^* TREES!!!!!!!
Aug 03, 2000 (1:39 am)
OK, so I go out to wash my car this evening and notice brown tree crap several places on my car. What's the best way of getting rid of this stuff without scratching my paint job? It won't come off with a regular sponge and soap job. Oh, and of course as soon as I finish drying off my car a really bad thunderstorm moves in. Oh well..
Aug 03, 2000 (2:44 am)
Try ammonia.... it works well to remove bugs and other such "crap" put some in a spray bottle and let it sit for like 20-30 seconds and then wash the area with a soapy sponge....
#515 of 1081 The Saddest Thing......
Aug 03, 2000 (3:02 am)
First I apologize to our topic leaders Lefty, & 'Dulah as this is way off topic, but i have to share this sad story. At work today one of our service managers wrecked a customer's car. Not just any customer either and not just any car. The car belonged to Tony "Luke" Jr., one of Philadelphia's cheese steak Kings. (read: very "connected" man) and the car is/was a 2000 silver Plymouth Prowler.
The car was in for a minor repair and will be leaving needing MAJOR repair. It was in for a valve stem replacement. Mr. Luke put chrome "bullet" type valve extensions on the car and curbed one and sheared the stem off completely. The car has run flat 20" tires and the low tire pressure sensor is built into each valve stem (a $200 part) Anyhoo, the work was completed the car parked outside.
Mr. Luke was notified that his vehicle was ready to be picked up and he asked that the Prowler be parked inside overnight so that he could pick it up the following day. Easy enough, right??
You would think so, anyway. Well our service manager proceeds to pull the car into the shop to park it in one of the mechanics' service bays. He pulls the car into the bay and stops the front tires just before the bump on the floor for the hydraulic lines to the lift. He now has to give the car a little gas to get the front whhels over the bump. Well somehow (i don't know how) the car gets floored, the car revs wildly, smoking the rear 20" tires and launching itself into the mechanics $8000 tool box which was against the wall at the front of the service bay. The car impacted with enough force to blow both airbags, damage the entire front fascia and grill... and shear off one of the bumpers which are joined to the aluminum frame with a very thick boxed aluminum sub-frame. My estimation was that it was at least a 40-45mph impact. I was in the rear of the service department detailing a PT Cruiser while all of this happened. Let me tell you, I still cannot believe I saw what i saw.. The service mgr escaped basically uninjured just a few scrapes and burns from the airbag. The car looks like hell, and the toolbox is trashed.... No one got hurt, though so that's what matters.
Cry a tear for the wounded Prowler,