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comment by WanderingEng
WanderingEng  ·  405 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 15, 2017

Your stuff on cars is what has turned me off of buying a "cool" car. Part of me loves the idea of having a summer car. But I realize it would eventually have issues like you note. It would be the shiny new toy for a bit, and then it'd just be another car with granola bar wrappers in the cup holder and a stray jelly bean under the seat. I want the cool car as an image, and the image would fade quickly for me.

kleinbl00  ·  405 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Teenaged boys quickly restore it.

I drive an f'n '95 ex-Avis-rental-car Stealth. Adolescent males that are demonstrably younger than it still ask about it weekly. It has a blue book value of under $3k and needs $1500 worth of steering work.

rd95  ·  405 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, it still drives like a dream and when it does come time to retire it, I'll either A) finally have my own kickass project car or B) one hell of a donation to a local community college's auto class.