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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Found on the road. Dead.

This morning, approximately 11:30, an unassuming, grey, middle-aged Subaru Forester committed suicide, on a whim, by filleting her engine block with a wild piston.

May it rest/rust in pieces.  Amen.

27 comments:

  1. IM so sorry...

    but if you must...you can sell her right there in the streets like an underground trafficking scrap dealer.

    In fact, over 20 years ago, i ended up selling my wonderful car of 7 years, over 250,000 miles, like a whore in the streets for $200. - for scrap... i did felt terrible...

    until a few days later when i bought my first ever (abet used) real ford truck :)

    The SUV is dead: long live the _____________ !!! viva la France!

    (whoops, got carried away there...)

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    1. GWFW - Yeah, me, too. I actually did cell her to the guy who towed her to the mechanic. I've started the process - but I have to tell you, I hate the process. It's going to be long live the cheap as I can find that safe too.

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  2. Oh, my goodness. Not a good thing. Hope you get new wheels soon.

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    1. FFG - Thanks - I start the process next week. Scrambling now to get some temporary wheels.

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  3. But - but - but you were together so short a time! :-(

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    1. Michelle - I KNOW. You would think she could have given me some warning... :(

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  4. Susan,

    Oh no!! Isn't this your new car you just got a little while back?

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    1. Sandy - Yes, unfortunately, it is.

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  5. Definitely get scrap money from her. We've gone through it a few times, and have another sitting in the drive to deal with this spring.

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    1. Kristina - Beats having to insure a pair of license plates....

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  6. pat pat pat. There there now. I'm sorry to hear this news.

    Hope it doesn't take long to find a new car that fits the bill.

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    1. Linda - It was such a blow~! That was the last diagnosis (figuratively and literally) that I expected.

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  7. Oh Susan, I hope your luck gets better soon
    sorry to hear about your car, hope you weren't stranded in her...what with this terrible weather
    door closes, window opens
    If I can help...I'd be glad to
    How's the homefront.....any better?

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    1. Suz - Thank you; it could have been worse - it could have happened in the dark when I drive home from work on the mountain roads. But, still. So far, all the doors have slammed shut. Geez. Homefront is coming along better. Lucy left and I have been covered in cats.

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  8. :) sorry but hilarious way you wrote this, I am sorry though.. My tractor is making weird noises too. Come on warm weather. B

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    1. Buttons - When you don't dare cry, you might as well laugh, right?

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  9. Your luck has just got to change. Hopefully sooner rather than later!

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    1. DFW - Well, let's hope it changes for the GOOD for a change!

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  10. Is she worth getting a new(er) engine put in her?

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    1. SFG - I had them look into a used engine, but the engine alone would have cost twice as much as the car was worth - before labor. Sigh.

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  11. Oh dear. If it isn't chickens, it's feathers.

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    1. Leigh - Definitely feathers, I'm afraid.

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  12. OMG, laughing, then feeling so bad for you :( I hope you can find a good deal on something else. We got our Outback at a local used car deal, with only 40,000 miles on it. Got in in 2001, still going strong!!! Low interest loan, and opted for the extended warranty, which paid for itself over time.

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  13. I can see you cats "covering" you...better than the geezer sweater. The loss of wheels is a tough thing. I have a 1997 Dodge Cummins 4x4....motor fine, transmission fine, clutch fine....front end a disaster. It had a speed wobble with Ralph driving and nearly threw us off the road! It is so costly to repair and due to the weight of the Cummins Motor is something that will occur again! We are not going to repair it until we have the new place and actually need a 3/4 ton 4x4! Good Luck with your vehicle search. And enjoy your cat blanket and I bet your dog is at peace too!

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