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Old 01-15-2013, 06:42 PM   #121 (permalink)
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My 94 expire was hit in a parking lot. The front pass door was dented ten inches in so esurance called it totalled. I got 1750 for damages and kept the car..
That is almost exactly what happened to my '95 Aspire about a year ago- same amount from Esurance. Hammered out the dent and this year the registration was no problem for a totaled car. Still runs great and even though I am tired of that egg design - the worn out junk I see make me decide to keep it. That $1750. went a long way for me on Craiglist- a 3-wheel scooter, three power wheelchairs, and an electric guitar.

Will not work twice on one car. I should have used some of that $1750 to buy another Aspire with clear registration and park it on a busy parking lot and wait for the cash to roll in!

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Old 02-06-2013, 06:13 AM   #122 (permalink)
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My 1994 finally quit. If you do a lot of bump starting, keep a distributor on hand. The primary windings wear out quicker and it costs $300 to replace it yourself. I junked the car and got $300 for parts. Got a 95 two door aspire. Can't wait to mod it because it has obd-II and it came with 155/80 r13 tires. Even though my old car has brand new 175/80 r13 tires, I will stick with the smaller because these cars are not over powered.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:25 AM   #123 (permalink)
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Nice to know that Aspires quit... mine sure has been terrific in our gas problems here. Mine seems to be the last one nearby. An Aspire was converted to electric and was offered for sale on Craigslist - $7000. Someone went 0 happy .
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:42 AM   #124 (permalink)
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Aspire still on Craigslist with this link:
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:28 PM   #125 (permalink)
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For me it has been me quitting more than the car. My first went down because the clutch pedal broke and I drove for two years by starting in gear and power shifting. The second would have been worth fixing if it had broken closer to home. A $300 dollar part is not a junkable offense unless a tow would push it over the car's value.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:29 PM   #126 (permalink)
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:01 PM   #127 (permalink)
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*oh* I thought you meant winding it up with that nifty key in the back. [har har har!!!]
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:14 AM   #128 (permalink)
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Update on the Pulstars: Enerpulse decided to send me a free set of their older Copper Pulstar plugs to try out after I told them about how the Iridium ones fouled so fast. The copper ones lasted a bit longer, but after about 1000 miles on them, started turning green and began misfiring. They were good plugs when they worked, but failed extremely quickly.


Aero wise, soon after making the redesigned air dam, I ended up sliding in some slush in the mountains and destroyed the new air dam on the side of a hill. Thankfully, like before, it protected everything else, and was the only thing damaged. I changed version 3 to take in air in the existing grille opening instead of cutting a hole in the plastic.

Pics to come in the morning. I thought I had taken some already, but apparently not!

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