yeah, I know the mess will come back. i couldn't get all the rust out of that hole. I plan on getting a different hood anyway. not worth it to cut new metal, weld it in... this is a temp fix to get by for now without having to look at a bunch of car acne. and I also didn't want to blend it onto the fenders because I plan on replacing the hood and front bumper cover and when I do, the blending will stick out.
Filled up yesterday... i can get used to the mileage! id get 280ish miles out of just over 12 gallons in my cobalt babying it the entire tank. i will say going from a 350hp cobalt to the golf makes passing in passing zones much harder though. :/