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>buy flip keyfob off ebay for my mom's minivan which i'm using as transport for the moment
>looks good, realize it'll need some modification (not the same number of buttons) but i have a dremel
>get keyfob in the mail, disassemble my current one and transfer the bits over
>figure out exactly how much material i'll have to cut away for the buttons to fit
>cut stuff, dat burnt plastic smell
>keep re-fitting until its snug and looks decent
>re-assemble, go to program with my car.
>it isn't working
>think the batteries are not seating right, put a little tape to sandwich them. doesnt work
>think the negative contact isnt hitting the backplate correctly, bend it a little, doesnt work
>finally realize there's some clips around the battery compartment and some holes on the remote circuit board.....which aren't compatible
>gind down the posts so the batteries sit completely flat
>bitch and a half to reassemble since the batteries are sliding all over
>reassemble, IT WORKS
>realize with dread that i dont have a transponder chip in this flipkey.
>realize i need to hack apart a different key for its transponder
>over half an hour of dremel grinding, hammering, and chiseling later, get the transponder chip out (it was EMBEDDED in the plastic)
>put chip in flip key, there's a little compartment for it
i'm going to get it cut and programmed today, should work
i think it looks pretty ace for $40 in parts and about an hour and a half of work
SO WHAT DID YOU FABRICATE TODAY /o/?
Advice on a car purchase
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I'm currently on the market for a new car and I saw this ad online. Figured fuck it, why not, I'm gonna go have a look at it and take it for a test run.. what do I have to lose?
I text him and ask if I can come over, he says sure but warns me that the brakes on the car need to be replaced. Okay, that's not a big deal. I pull up to his house (which is a fucking mansion btw) and there's literally a RIVER of fluid that is coming from the bottom of his car (later revealed to be gas) and there's a baseball sized dent on the front left of the car.
So I start talking to this asian guy who owns the SS and it turns out that he's just after finishing his major in business and he's leaving the country to go back to China at the end of the month. He said "I need to get rid of this, I'm leaving and I want a quick sale"
I asked him how he was getting back and forth to school while his cobalt was pretty much out of commission and he gestures to a 2012 Volkswagen CC (Highline v6 trim) sitting in front of his house and he tells me that his friend GAVE him the car before he left for China last month, and that he's selling that as well for "around 15k or as much as I can get for it". I'd buy that off of him if I could afford it, but I can't.
This guy is filthy fucking rich and knows nothing about vehicles. Is it worth it to talk him into practically giving me his Cobalt and then fixing it up myself? Should I just walk away and find something that'll take less work for me to get road worthy?
What do, /o/?
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I got about 30 grand to spend on a car, I want something thats fast (anywhere above 250hp), something that I don't really have to maintenance myself too much, maximum 30k miles, also I want to eventually upgrade it, and it's gotta last me a while. My previous car was a 2010 Subaru Impreza Hatchback and I did a little bit of work to it and I loved it. I was thinking either a Subaru STI or a Nissan 370z but any suggestions would be appreciated.
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For one day /o/, the roads are closed. Every.single.one. You are the only person to be driving on them, with no repercussions, no stop lights, no traffic.
You're allowed one car to hoon in for 24 hours. If you wreck it (and live), blow it up, make it non-driveable in any way, you get a brandy new one in its place.
The car can have any upgrades you want. Which car do you choose, and which area(s) of the world would you most want to hoon at?