Quit leaving your crap behind on my car!

22 06 2008

I understand there’s a lot of animosity towards the Honda Civic but that’s mostly due to the ricers out on the streets with the giant spoilers and fart-cans crammed in the rear exhausts. Unfortunately, my bone-stock Civic never fails to land me a surprise year after year.

When I first got my car, some asswipes keyed the rear trunk in a parking lot of a grocery store. Another grocery store had someone trying to pry open my gas cover which at that time was around $1.25/gallon. Unfortunately for me, the cover’s controlled from the inside so when they tried to forcibly get it to open, it bent something there and now the gas cover on the outside doesn’t shut all the way. Then 2 years ago, someone left me a AOL CD on the rear window lodged between the rubber strips with a scratched-on Nazi Swastika sign in broad-daylight in the afternoon. That was at the Cub Foods location in New Brighton, Minnesota, considered by many as a nice quiet suburb. Another time, someone left behind pliers on my trunk lid while at some friends place in St Cloud. Some stupid college kid put up a fake ticket behind my windshield wipers last year. We all get those little cards or fliers once in a while but yesterday, there was a “Minneapolis Summer Fun” newspaper stuck on my wipers when no other car had it in the parking lot. If that didn’t get me riled me up, a bloated tampon lodged in the rear trunk-lid surely did. It wasn’t used (ewwww) but it’s still gross.

So what am I doing wrong? There are no bumper stickers to aggravate people of various sociopolitical differences or large exhausts, colorful paint etc that really makes this Civic stand out. No one else I know has had anything like that happen to them and they have rides that aren’t normal, yet I get targetted on a yearly basis. Why? So my message out to all you asshats who pull these stunts is QUIT LEAVING YOUR CRAP BEHIND ON MY CAR or I’ll have to find a way to knight you with this baseball bat on your heads!

Anyone else have similar stories?

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The all new 2009 Mazda6 hiding at dealer lots?

17 06 2008

Despite not being released out for sale, you might be lucky enough to spot the newly redesigned 2009 Mazda6 plying on the roads out to nearby dealerships. Just last Friday, saw one of those beauties heading out west (NW) on MN-55 (aka Olson Memorial Hwy) in Minneapolis while on my way to work at like 8:15AM. The car took a left (west) on CR-6 possibly to take a left on Xenium Ln and get back on 394W where 2 Mazda dealerships lie close.

It just stood out very clear from the Camrys, Accords, and Passats with the swooping lines and the heavily accentuated wheel arcs jutting out in a muscular sporty way. I thought it was strange body-kit on an RX-8 from the rear until I got closer and realized it was a 4-door 6. The headlights were unmistakable and so was the overall design. In terms of looks alone, this is a must-have. Sorry Accord. You’re upscale but if the girlfriend thinks you’re “boring” everything I point you out enthusiastically, you have no chance.

Obviously, the plan is that the dealers get peeks at the new Mazda6’s in person to get the extra push to sell off all of their remaining rather plain looking current generation 6. No wonder you see Mazda putting them on the ads on tv every day.

Update: Pictures of the new and unreleased Mazda 6 out in the open, courtesy of Autoblog.