May 21, 2008

Thou shalt not ride

"You're kidding?" I asked.

"No sir," said Ricky from the shop. "Your transmission is burnt."

"Ok," I replied. "How much will it be to fix it?"

I almost dropped the phone to let out a blood curdling roar. The cost of repairs is the same as the car's blue book value.

"Do you want a night to sleep on it?" he asked sensing that my head was spinning.

"Yeah," I answered. "I'll get back to you on this."

"Sorry to be the bearer of bad news."

"No worries."

I hung up the phone slowly. I guess I won't be buying my motorcycle this summer after all. They say the two things destined to keep you broke are a car and a girlfriend. I guess I can be mildly grateful I have only one money pit.

"Yes, it's refined inside, build quality above average & overall car is fun to drive. But reliability is worst I've experienced. My 4th car. 1. 3 separate power window probs that left me with window sunk in door. Fun in winter. NOT 2. 2 separate seat probs. 1st was when the seat actually moved beneath me with each turn. 2nd occurred when lever to raise/lower broke 3. Ignition Coils *UGH* 4. 4 separate coolant probs. 1 prob left me stranded on road (2 year old car at the time) 5. 1 dashboard lighting prob, many MIL engine light probs 6. Car *almost* failed start in 50 deg. weather. VW found no prob. Inexplicable. Just waiting for more... I'll never buy VW again..." - Review of the 02 VW GTI.

11 comments:

SareBeth said...
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Mattbear said...

Man, that sucks. Sorry to hear that.

SareBeth said...

Civic for me, it is!
Now Wiwille save up all your allowance, and get a summer job, and maybe you'll be able to buy that bike you wanted. tehehe

There.. better?

Miss Ash said...

I've often wondered if a bus pass would really be sooooo bad!! Cars are so bloody expensive to maintain.

Sorry to hear!

Anonymous said...

Ditch the car and get the motorcycle. You'll have less heart ache if you get rid of the thing.

SD

whatigotsofar said...

Judging by my experience of nearly shitting my pants when I saw the $1300 bill to fix the transmission on Plymouth Voyager, I'm afraid to even fathom what it would cost to fix a German car's transmission.

As someone who is currently driving a German car myself, let me give you some advice. Hurl that damn thing into the river and go get yourself a Japanese car!

JLee said...

Sorry bro...wanna come over for some collared greens?

grace said...

That really blows. I feel for you...

Foster Communications said...

Dang, that's messed up! About the whole car/girlfriend money sucker issue. Maybe it's a good time to go make nice with a woman who knows how to fix cars. Just sayin...

Princess Kitten said...

Sorry hun. You'll be back to the bike soon enough. Do we need to go cry into some Martinis?

Pablo G said...

Kraft Durch Freude