So I Actually Did Work On My Car Today

So, as I wrote about a few months ago, I traded my old car for a 2013 Ford Focus ST. Partially this was because I wanted to learn to drive stick (which turns out, is awesome), but it was also because I wanted to teach myself how to fix cars. I'm pretty OK at fixing stuff in general, but my car fixing experiences have so far been limited to: Changing my oil Replacing windshield wipers Putting on a spare tire Installing a new radio Changing a battery Changing an air filter Some of you are probably like "hey that's »

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I've Driven Stick For Four Days Now

It's been 4 days since I picked up, if not bought, my Ford Focus GT, and it's been an eventful 4 days if nothing else. The first day was just a series of terrifying and jerky starts and stops as I attempted to navigate my way around the area without a) killing anyone and b) pissing anyone off. I succeeded at the former, flipped off a couple people while failing at the latter, but overall I was just a big ball of stress. I was filled with a lot of doubt. Was this the right choice? Am I a super »

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Picked Up My New (Used) Car Today

So last week, I ended up buying a car. This is what I used to drive: I love you, old car. (Quint singing "Spanish ladies") It's a great car, easily the most comfortable and performant car I've ever owned. So why buy a different car? Do I have two cars now? The answer is no, I traded this car for this: A Ford hatchback? Really? Yes! Specifically, a 2013 Ford Focus ST. I've been meaning to get a car for a while, specifically a car with a manual transmission, not an automatic. I figured if I was into cars, I »

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