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Just a little story about the ol’ Concours back in May. I picked it up Friday night down here in B’more and set off on the inaugural cruise to ‘Jersey. I was set to dog-sit my mothers very cool yellow lab for the weekend. I think he enjoyed the palatial expanse of the rear seat and the most excellent dance tunes blasting away as he was chauffered to my house. I had that car completely dog-proofed-sheets all over, dog bed on top of that-covered by yet an additional sheet. The only thing I knew I could not avoid was the slobber trail left down the door as he held his floppy eared head out the window.

No problem with this dog as he obviously was enjoying this new luxury ride and we were both cruising along thinking we’re ‘all that.’ Saturday arrived and it was time to pack him in again for his run in the park. This was also the neighbors first time to view the silver Boatillac. They assumed it was a rental and one neighbor believes it to be so to this day. Whatever. I open both doors on the drivers side, arrange all the sheets/dog bed for maximum protection. I escorted the (leashed) lab into the back when all of a sudden the neighbors (unleashed) boxer charges through the open drivers door and onto the front passenger seat. Time froze for about a second-my mothers dog looked at me as if to say ‘this ain’t my fault and this ain’t a good situation’. Then the boxer lunged and a dog fight broke out inside the car I’ve had for less than 24 hours and 130 miles. The boxers claws were digging into the leather and all over the console trying to get a good footing as she attacked. I just kind of went blank-but not blank enough that I wasn’t trying to figure out how I would ever explain this to the insurance company. The neighbor finally looked over and called his dog and she ran off to join him as he went inside his house as if nothing had happened. Amazingly the claw marks disappeared and there were no tears or rips. A tiny scratch remains on the wood surrounding the shifter and some dirt rubbed on the seats came right out. The rear door has a claw scratch that goes through the pin stripes about an inch long (from the boxers attack) and someday maybe I’ll get that buffed out. Didn’t confront the neighbor as he seriously creeps me out. (For the longest time he had a red Lumina parked in his yard with a window rolled down that I found out he was keeping for his friend until the friends jail term was up.) Kind of like complain and I’ll wake up with a side keyed up type of guy. On the positive side he hasn’t let it happen again. And at least was the boxer and not the rotweiller that they had to euthanize because it kept attacking their children.

Any similar first day of ownership nightmare stories out there? Any tales of the spirit of your former vehicle exacting retribution?
 

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Wow..... Thats incredible...... I probably would have cried...... :) ...... Kinda like the time my car was ran into a garage door (not by me), but thats another story......
 

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Sounds like you were pretty lucky that the dogs didn't do much damage. When I took my Fleetwood home, it was leaking hella power steering fluid. I knew there was a leak, but damn that was a leak. I finally removed the old one today, it was a pain in the ass.. now I have to put the new one on it tomorrow. That's it..
 

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my first day nightmare

Well, my first day nightmare could have cost ALOT of money, but it didnt, thank god. :worship:
I was driving with my cousin, showing him the accelartion and the handling of some tight s-turns in my neighboring town. While i was coming out of a turn at 85mph (30mph zone posted) an officer was coming from the other direction. I knew i was busted, so i slowed down, and watched the cop pull a u turn. Further down the road, he pulled me over. He asked why i was going so fast. I told him i bought the car last night and i was just testing it out on the turns, i also added that i wasnt going THAT fast. He rebutted me and said, "No, you were dipping! Your suspension was hugging the ground, and that doesnt happen to your over 75mph!" I was amazed how well he knew his caddies! So i apologized and he took my info. He came back and said that since i wasnt "caught" on radar he'll just give me a warning. He said if i want to hit those speeds, take it on the highway! I thanked him and i was off. What a day that was!! :bonkers:
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Re: my first day nightmare

This isn't my nightmare, it's somebody else's.

April 20, 1985. I bought a brand new Oldsmobile Delta 88. When I went to the dealership to pick it up, there was a brand new, TOTALED 1985 Toronado in the middle of the street in front of the dealership. The lady who bought it apparently made a left out of the lot into traffic and got hammered by a huge truck.

Less than 10 miles on the odometer. Needless to say, I was damn careful when I left that place.
 

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Re: my first day nightmare

That is a NIGHMARE......

I always have nightmares of my car overheating and like blowing up..... I then open the hood to find smoke, and all metal parts fused together....... I hope its not an omen........
 
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