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29 March 2008 @ 04:23 pm
The End, and a Beginning (updated)  


Yesterday, March 28th, my car did not start. Luckily it was in the parking lot of my dad's office, which is across the street from the mechanics we know. Today, one of them came over, and told me that the timing belts need to be replaced and possibly more, costing between $1500 and $2500. UPDATE: WE BOUGHT THE CAR! I brought it home and I will be able to bring it to Potsdam tomorrow!!



UPDATE: This is the exact car and color! No random awkward girl included.

A 4-door Honda Civic. I toyed with getting a used car, but this is going to be a big investment. Hondas are known for lasting for a long time. My dad's being a wonderful Jew and trying to get the best price possible. I'm gonna pay $5000 up front and pay my dad back the rest later.

My 1999 Chrysler Cirrus will be remembered as reliable (until now), great for the long haul, peppy, and an ice box. Its amazing ability to be even more extreme of temperature than the temperature outside was something else. Its handling and power was wonderful, but when it hit a bump, one would think the car would fall apart. In the past couple of years it's been breaking down more and more, and even though it only reached 140,000 miles, it was about time.

You will be missed, 1999 Chrysler Cirrus. I will never again have a first car. But hopefully the Honda Civic will be a good investment, hopefully lasting at least nine years (as the Chrysler did, five years with me, four years with my dad), and possibly longer.

What's next for Chrysler Cirrus? Well, no one's gonna buy a car that won't even start, so we're donating it... somewhere... that'll give us about a $2,000 to $3,000 tax write off, which will help cover the new car. It'll probably be sold off for parts.

I will never drive thee again, but new memories are to be made, alongside old memories.

Jon Ross's Chrysler Cirrus
(1999-2008)

Jon Ross's Honda Civic
(2008- )!!
 
 
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