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October 25, 2009

I’d like to think my car is fun. Fun to drive and fun also because of all of its “quirks”. It’s like a person, getting older and getting more and more little issues. Just that the pharmaceutical companies haven’t found a way to capitalize on auto-aging (yet). How about a list for fun.

  • On cold mornings the heater doesn’t work, even after 20 minutes on the freeway. And I’m not talking that cold.
  • On hot afternoons, or during periods of idling, the car tries to overheat.
  • The passenger side window motor is going out.
  • The passenger side window seal is falling off.
  • It takes a while to start in the cold or when the tank is low.
  • Sometimes the engine won’t turn over at all and the key needs to be taken out completely then re-inserted and it will start.
  • The car randomly locks itself, sometimes locking people inside.

Too bad there’s no overcompensated industry benefitting from all these little ailments. Instead there’s only me to appreciate them. As I get a little older, and get called “ma’am” more often, my car gets a little older too.

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  1. October 26, 2009 1:26 am

    I used to have a car whose speedometer didn't work until you got the undercarriage wet. We knew of a parking lot in town that had a big puddle, and we'd periodically drive the car through that puddle to wet the undercarriage and make the speedometer work again. It would last a week or two before we had to go back to the puddle.

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