Thursday, August 16, 2007

I don't think I was meant to have a car

A brief summary of my automotive week:

-Failed my state inspection; car needs a new serpentine belt and rear struts
-Car literally stopped moving on my way home from inspection, so I was out of commission for a few days; some mechanics said it was the transmission (which I had rebuilt last month), but it turned out to be some some broken bolts in one of the axles; missed a day of work.
-After picking up my car from the transmission shop (who fixed said bolts for free - mad props), my front passenger side window fell into the door and wouldn't go up.
-Took car to the VW dealer to get window fixed; "free" 40 point inspection illuminated some big problems and ended up costing me $1,000+; missed more work.

I love my car, but this week really opened my eyes to the fact that it needs to be destroyed before it strikes again. Or at least taken off of my hands. I had planned on keeping it for quite a while after I got a "real" job, but now I plan on getting rid of it as soon as it is feasibly possible.

Anyone want to buy a Jetta?


spydrz said...

Have "Mythbusters" blow it up. Maybe Kari can help.

Anonymous said...

If it makes you feel any better, my car (well, technically, it's my parents' Subaru Forester that I've been driving) failed inspection for front brake pads. Of course, she did drive back and forth across the country, so I can hardly blame her for one little flaw.

If you can hold out a couple years, I'll be licensed to euthanize your car for you.

jasdye said...

reminds me of my beloved 86 Mazda mx6. i had it junked. on the streets. ended up costing me a small fortune.

gawd i miss that car.

Anonymous said...

damn, sucks to be you. have you considered a moped?

Micah said...

spydrz - I'd gladly let her do anything she wants to my car...and me.

dubin - Thanks, but I'll probably just hand the keys over to Michael Vick and let him put the car out of its misery.

jasdye - I feel for you, bud.

reg - After watching Matt Damon tear it up in The Bourne Ultimatum, yes, I have considered a moped.