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"Here in my car", said 80s pop hero Gary Numan, "I feel safest of all". He obviously never shared the same stretch of road as me, then. Automotive tales of mirth and woe, please.

(, Thu 22 Apr 2010, 12:34)
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Betsy the Chevy
My first car was a 1987 Gold colored Chevy Celebrity. Solid car mechanically. However the thing was rusting away when I got it and I had it for about 2 years. It gave up the ghost when my mechanic told me - "I've replaced the fuel lines with rubber tubing, you have about 3 months at best to get a new(er) car". And So I did. With what was his wife's old car, a 1989 Ford Escort with only 68K miles on it (this was in 1998 mind you). That car was nothing but a hassle. I cashed in my saving bonds and an inhertance, to get it. Got it Christmas Eve 1998, had an accident with it going to pick up a girl for dinner. Not used to having the gear shift next to the seat (Chevy's was on the Stearing column), I was a bit slow in shifting into reverse and someone (I found out slightly later it was an illegal) backed up his jeep into my front bumper and smashed it. I should have known then that the Ford was crap (and it was, and I will never own another). But I had that car for another 3 years and replaced it with my parents oldsmobile.

I bought a brand new Honda Accord in 07, and I love that car. Smooth ride, I've only just turned over 20K miles. Life is good. Big trunk (boot to those not in the US), roomy interior, 30mpg highway, about 19mpg city - but since I mainly drive highway, its a good investment.
(, Sun 25 Apr 2010, 12:17, Reply)

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