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Pimp my ride, I dare you - A little less than a happy high — LiveJournal
Pimp my ride, I dare you
I was thinking that while I'm here in the provinces, I would take advantage of the opportunity to have my beat up well loved ride gone over. The verdict was not encouraging. While I can now properly latch my hood and surprise my fellow Massachusettsians with [*gasp*] turn signals, most of the more tragic mechanical problems remain untended. I need not one, but two new mufflers, my shocks and struts are shot or going, and there's a very real possibility that my clutch will go within the year. Not even taking into account the rust that's making it look a lot like a Russian tramp steamer, I'm probably looking at $1600.00 in repairs.

Incidentally, rust and corrosion are related to most of my problems. The car has seen a few too many New England winters and the parts are wearing down in response. Now, I've got the unenviable choice of spending money I don't have to keep this car going until it inevitably fails again, or spending money I don't have to buy a brand new ride.

In other news, this was my contribution to 7shots this week. Enjoy.
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From: uruz Date: May 6th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
If only the timing was better. My sister just sold her 2002 Passat a couple of months ago.
komos From: komos Date: May 7th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Honestly, though, I think I like the Jetta better. I've driven a Passat, and I recall it being very big and luxurious. It was unnerving. ^_^

'Course, there's also a GTI on the lot for the same price. Same engine with a turbo in a smaller car. [Insert Homer drool here.] You can be sure that the deciding factor there will be absurd insurance rates, but it's nice to dream.
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