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Dodge Charger Side 1

So here's a side view of the new car. The people in the image are my mother (left) and my grandmother (right, who I currently live with), they got caught in the shot without knowing it.

As you can see it's a very nice looking car. There is some damage that we didn't notice yesterday but the dealer was completely up front about it (a crack down the middle of the windshield which he knocked $200 off the asking price for (he was quoted $200 to repair it had he chose to). He said we can bring it back to him and he'll get it replaced for cheaper then he was quoted). It actually has 46,000 miles on it but that's still better than getting a vehicle with more that 100K. All in all I'm happy with it but now I need to learn how everything works with it because it's a lot newer than my old one and they've changed a lot of things since then.

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Very nice ride. :tup: your insurance might cover the windshield for free if you have glass coverage. For my insurance plan it's only an extra $40 a year if I remember right and there's no deductible for glass. I made the claim and they set the payment up with safelite, I called them and they came out to my house to replace it real quick.

I think 2011 is when the majority of the car manufacturers switched to full synthetic oils. Since yours is 2010 like mine your owner manual might say to get an oil change every 5 months or 5k miles but I recommend full synthetic oil changes only. You'll only need oil changes every 10k miles or once every 6 months. Remember when oil changes were every 3 months? Lol. I've been getting oil changes only twice a year for the last 6 years now.

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Heh, that's pretty much what I did with the old car. Usually go in twice a year for oil changes (I'll probably be taking this one in soon, the dealer said it should be up for one in 2-3 months), usually March and September is when I get it changed (on my father's orders, get in changed before and after winter).

We'll have to see on the windshield, it's insured under my father so I don't know all the specifics on what it covers (it was just easier to add the car to his insurance than go through the hassle of getting it under me, we did the same with my last car). He'll be talking to our insurance agent next week to hammer out the specifics for everything (we didn't have a lot of time at the dealer yesterday as I had to have him come while he was working to get everything taken care of as the car will be licensed under me and him (only real way we could get it done due to the loan)). Honestly since the crack isn't in my view I'll be fine with not repairing it for awhile (it's down middle vertically so it's not in my line of sight). The only thing I really need to worry about is it's rear wheel drive and I'm not used to driving those type of cars in the winter (all of my cars have been front wheel). Should prove interesting this winter. I also need to get used to accelerating slowly, this thing has a lot of pep when you press down the accelerator hard (luckily I haven't squealed out with it yet).

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Lol. Cool. And yep I agree about the oil changes. Before and after winter is best. ^_^ Front wheel drive is always better for winter imo. When I had rear wheel drive I'd put a couple 20 pound bags of the cheapest cat litter in the trunk for the extra weight for traction. Front wheel drive gets all the weight it needs from the engine but I always felt like rear wheel drive had a little better traction with extra weight in the back.

I remember reading that insurance covers glass for such a small cost and usually no deductible because it's cheaper for them in the long term. If someone gets into an accident and the windshield is already cracked there's a higher chance of it breaking worse and causing more damage to passengers, thus higher medical bills they have to pay for. That and the other insurance company can use it as an excuse to make your insurance company pay for all damages because your driving could be considered impaired because of line of sight issues with the glass. Or some crap like that.

When the temp outside starts changing expect that crack to spread. Mine did on my Saturn years ago. It was a small little nick that turned into a massive spiderweb. It started getting bigger over a month and one day lady drove somewhere, went inside a building, came back out and boom spiderweb.

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Yea my father has plenty of weighted stuff we can use to weigh the back end down come winter (he has some pretty hefty sandbags we plan on using) to give me better traction and what not.

I'm not to worried about the crack spider webbing once it gets cold. My old car's windshield cracked during one of the coldest winters out here since I moved and never went beyond going across the windshield horizontally (we're talking temps of -20 and below though I'm sure one well placed rock would of ruined my day. It started out as a small chip I didn't notice and just one night decided to just crack completely and just stopped, never progressed beyond that). Once we figure out how cold of a winter we're talking about this year I'm sure my father and I will look into getting it replaced if we think it will become a major issue (and considering where work and the road I have to drive on it might come to that).

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