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Old 08-26-2009, 11:37 PM   #1
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I'm back.

Some of you may remember me from before.

I sold my lightly modded Black '00 ZX3 to get a 4 door because we were having our first child. The best deal I could find was a black '96 Isuzu Rodeo. I love it to death and the 4wd and 3.2 V6 was great for light towing and ad weather, but she only got 15 mpg and there's virtually no way to get around it. I work full time and attend a local A&P school. Work is 20-25 miles away and school is another 10 miles on top of that, but I also have to see a chiropractor occasionally that is about 5 miles in the opposite direction past my house so some days I have to drive the entire commute twice and then some. Once you throw in the various grocery runs and other errands the miles start to add up. I was getting tired of the crappy mileage so we started to look around and also at the same time my father-in-law's (who's also having a really tough time) old beat up mazda sedan crapped the bed leaving both him and his wife and their 4 kids with only one vehicle to do everything and almost none of their schedules sync.

By stroke of luck I found a silver '01 ZX3 for sale, snatched it up and they'll be getting our rodeo this weekend. Needs a little work here and there, but otherwise a solid peppy little car and it has tons more options than my old one.

Good to be back folks!







Also, I have a question. I need a new driver's side headlight (it's fogged up pretty bad) I know you can get stock like replacement pairs of headlights off of eBay for pretty cheap. I like the last year of the original face ('03 I think) that had the regular headlights, but the cosmetic chrome areas (the parts not including the reflector bucket) were grey or black instead of chrome.

Anyone have experience with the eBay look a likes?


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Old 08-26-2009, 11:46 PM   #2
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Welcome back! Regarding the headlight, is the exterior fogged, or the inside? If its the outside, there is a plastic polish (forget its name at the moment) that cleans them up nicely.
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Regarding the headlight, is the exterior fogged, or the inside? If its the outside, there is a plastic polish (forget its name at the moment) that cleans them up nicely.
It's pretty bad. My old ZX3 lenses were a bit fogged on the outside, but still plenty functional. This light though, you can tell it's on, but there's almost no light hitting the road at all. I'm relying on the passenger side light and the fogs (which aren't too great either, but I think I can buff them) to see at night.
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