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  •  My wife is an expert at hearing the flaws in a car (5+ / 0-)
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    DvCM, VeloVixen, Alfreda89, JeffW, TexDem

    You know, the kind you didn't hear over the dealer's spiel and the blasting stereo - then  annoy you for months after.

    Whenever we get in for the inevitable test drive she'll ask the rep to keep quiet and stop demoing the bluetooth, or CD player.

    I don't know how she came on this, it is a real talent. A quirky squeak or rattle that sounds (to me) like it coming from just by my left driver side will be pinpointed - accurately - to the rear passenger side door.

    (As you can imagine this is very useful when looking at any well-used cars).

    She was so good she used to do this for a Rolls-Royce/Buick dealer in Ohio - even having a chance to get rid of the rattle that was so annoying to Annie Glenn - when her husband John bought in their red Buick to be scoped out, by the experts. None of the mechanics could ace it, driver door, passenger door, hood, rims, they checked them all - it ended up being the glove-box.

    So, yeah, my wife helped give John Glenn peace of mind - over his car.

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