smrgol: (Passat)
On Sunday March 4th, I put a tank of gas in the car.
To pay the attendant I lowered the passenger side front window.
When I got back the credit card I raised the window.
It went up part way and then fell down into the door.

A new regulator (the track mechanism) was required, installed Wednesday at a total cost of $266.14

*sigh*
smrgol: (Passat)
12/26/2011 OK! Time to go shopping - Rurrr, rurr, rur ....ru....... *Get out extension cord and battery charger to start car. Oh well, it's cold ...*

12/27/2011 Gotta get to work - running a bit late! Rurrr, rurr, rur ....ru....... *Get out extension cord and battery charger to start car.* *Sigh.*

12/28/2011 Time to head out! Gonna be on time today! Rurrr, rurr, rur ....ru....... *Get out extension cord and battery charger to start car.* Dammit! THAT'S IT!

12/29/2011 Heading to Sears for a new battery today. Rurrr, rurr, rur ....ru....... *Get out extension cord and battery charger to start car for the last time!*

New Battery and windshield wipers $122.00 Piece of mind, priceless!
smrgol: (Passat)
Well, after 11 Years, 51 weeks and almost 238,000 miles my Passat stranded me for the first time today.

I was in a parking lot close to home doing the "wait for a space" thing when the car just stopped running.

It's definitely a fuel issue, the motor cranks fine and all the electrical "stuff" works.

Hopefully it's a simple thing like a clogged filter and not a pump failure or worse.

Meanwhile the flatbed tow will be at least $125 and the rental (a Chevy HHR - not too bad, but VERY "American") will be about $42 per day ($35 plus 19.625%tax(!)).

Sometimes ya just can't win.

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