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Old 12-30-2012, 02:03 PM   #26
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:42 PM   #27
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:02 PM   #28
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You probably "feel" second gear is crunchy because you noticed the extra milage and started looking for something wrong.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:31 PM   #29
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Op if you think thats bad, the body shop owners son was joy riding in my car, my friend approached asked him what hes doing in the car, he came up with some bs excuse. When i got the car back not only did they do a ****ty job but it had more body damage than when i dropped it off. Insurance didn't do anything so I traded that car in real fast.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:11 AM   #30
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Op if you think thats bad, the body shop owners son was joy riding in my car, my friend approached asked him what hes doing in the car, he came up with some bs excuse. When i got the car back not only did they do a ****ty job but it had more body damage than when i dropped it off. Insurance didn't do anything so I traded that car in real fast.
No offense man, but I can't tell if you're making fun of me, trolling, or telling me about an experience you had. If that did happen to you, that sucks. My repair came out great, and I would have to agree with what someone else said that it's probably in my head.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:42 AM   #31
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:28 AM   #32
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There's been a handful of times when I would take my car to body shops and even dealerships for estimates and see techs, mechanics, shop workings taking customers cars around the corner to grab parts quickly. I'm sure they weren't "extreme valet parking style" their car but using customers cars for quick pick-ups is a big no-no. I'm also very paranoid about leaving my car at any shop that I'm not familiar with. If I did, I'd hook up my GoPro with it's 8 hour battery pack and a 64 gig SD card suctioned cup to my rear window and set to take a photo every 30 seconds til the job is done.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:46 AM   #33
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Not trying to say that bad things don't happen when you drop a car off at a shop but some of you guys are hilariously paranoid
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:28 AM   #34
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Not trying to say that bad things don't happen when you drop a car off at a shop but some of you guys are hilariously paranoid

some of us have had our cars blowed up and even totaled after some shop anus drip got a hold of the keys

YOU would be a bit upset if you came back to get your car and the trans was blowed up or the clutch fried and they denied any wrong doing...now wouldnt ya?????

happens every day....EVERY DAY
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:49 AM   #35
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My wagon has a hidden switch that rev-limits the engine to <3,000 RPM.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:04 AM   #36
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Leave a note on steering wheel that says "I'm watching the mileage, if it changes, I will find you, I will kill you, and then sue your corpse"
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:17 AM   #37
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Leave a note on steering wheel that says "I'm watching the mileage, if it changes, I will find you, I will kill you, and then sue your corpse"
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:26 AM   #38
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Leave a note on steering wheel that says "I'm watching the mileage, if it changes, I will find you, I will kill you, and then sue your corpse"
You do that, but don't be surprised when you pick up your car there's a slight hint of urine.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:52 AM   #39
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:29 PM   #40
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:35 PM   #41
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Sounds like the car was sitting in the cold for longer than you are used to. If I leave the car outside vs a garage, 2nd gear feels nasty until it warms up, and gas reads a bit lower. 2 miles isn't much of a joyride. 20 I'd be concerned.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:29 PM   #42
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I manage a body shop. We work on everything from beaters to Twin Turbo Lambos and everything in between. If you are worried about 2 miles you need to just relax a bit. We test drive every car to make sure its not making wind noises or anything else. Most shops who are high quality do this also. We don't want to get out and pound on your car because we don't want to pay to fix it. Just take a deep breath and everything will be ok.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:35 PM   #43
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I manage a body shop. We work on everything from beaters to Twin Turbo Lambos and everything in between. If you are worried about 2 miles you need to just relax a bit. We test drive every car to make sure its not making wind noises or anything else. Most shops who are high quality do this also. We don't want to get out and pound on your car because we don't want to pay to fix it. Just take a deep breath and everything will be ok.
If you'd be so kind as to read a post I made earlier in the thread, you'd see that I said "it's probably all in my head". But thanks for the tip, I was getting light headed and reading your post brought me back to normal.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:52 PM   #44
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some of us have had our cars blowed up and even totaled after some shop anus drip got a hold of the keys

YOU would be a bit upset if you came back to get your car and the trans was blowed up or the clutch fried and they denied any wrong doing...now wouldnt ya?????

happens every day....EVERY DAY
I understand, maybe it's just because I've never had a bad experience (in that aspect). I guess I've just gotten lucky so far! I have had issues however when shops don't do all the work they claimed to and put on less than OEM quality only once, never again
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:19 PM   #45
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some of us have had our cars blowed up and even totaled after some shop anus drip got a hold of the keys

YOU would be a bit upset if you came back to get your car and the trans was blowed up or the clutch fried and they denied any wrong doing...now wouldnt ya?????

happens every day....EVERY DAY
Years ago I brought my '69 Charger into a local (recommended) shop to help solve an electrical issue I had. A few days later my sister told me her friend (who owns a body shop in the same industrial complex) saw "me" ripping up and down the street. He was shocked to see me driving so recklessly. .....the day this event occurred was the day my car was at the shop.

On the rare occasions I bring my vehicles in for work, I make sure the mileage is marked on the ppwk and if a test drive isn't necessarily appropriate or needed for the work being performed, I make sure I ask about it and request that they don't. Obviously, I can see the chances of this occurring with some cars more than others. For example, Im not as concerned about this problem occuring with our Scion or my wife's Forester although anything is possible.

....oh, and I never valet any of our cars if I can help it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:18 AM   #46
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Wait until you turn a black light on inside...
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:21 AM   #47
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Op not trolling I traded in my four year old car because of the joy riding and body shop fing up the car they even painted it the wrong color car was blue they painted it purple I check body shops like a maniac these days
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:32 PM   #48
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The owner of a body shop I used once went for a drive in my wrx... on a donut spare. I went by and saw my car wasn't there, so I pulled in to see why. While I was waiting for it to show back up, the owner of the shop pulls in screeching the tires. He jumped out and said, "man, that thing is fast for a 4 banger." He had taken it to get lunch.

p.s. They are no longer in business.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:31 AM   #49
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Dude, chill. Your too ANAL. Mashing the throttle 20 seconds after starting the car will not blow it up.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:54 AM   #50
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What is the valet key for if not for this? Does the valet key actually have a rev limiter, or does it only keep them from accessing the glove box?

OP - If you are running E85, it is a safe assumption that you have an Accessport. Flash to the valet map next time and then don't worry.
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