Sunday, September 30, 2012

A quiet month

It's been a quiet month again - Haven't had much time to do anything with my car.

The one thing that really bugs me lately is that for some reason we have a lot of sand or something in the air.
After a few days of driving around (or even just sitting outside) the car is covered with crud. While normally I've gotten away with not washing the car for months, I've now washed the car on the weekend and 3 days later the car looks like it hasn't been washed in months. Hopefully the weather will soon change where this won't happen again. I washed my car again last night to clean it up, and what do you know - Rain this morning. Oh well - at least i'm not covered in sand... for now!

Here's another interesting observation: Since I've had my car I would rarely see another G8 on the road, or if I did it would be one here and maybe 6-12 months later a different one 50 miles away etc. Now that a lot of first G8 owners are moving on and a 2nd generation of G8 owners is springing up it seems 'the word is out' that the G8 is an awesome 4-door car. In the span of just a couple of weeks, and in about a 5 mile radius, I have seen at least 5 different G8! (To Count: 1x White, 2x Red, at least one MGM (maybe 2 different ones), and Blue V6)

Lastly - A while ago my rear door lock had been having issues where it would not open/close properly. I still need to do a write-up on this. I had ordered a new rear door lock, and what do I find out recently - Now my OTHER rear door is showing the exact same behavior... I don't know who made these locks, but it seems ridiculous for them to be failing at this rate , especially knowing I'm not the only one. I guess I'll be ordering the lock for the OTHER side now and fix that one as well.