Friday, November 7, 2008


We have two cars with 130,000 miles on them. One we really feel we need to retire, the other, we (and our mechanic) feel has life left in it yet. But of course!! just as Hubby and I have been slowly putting money away for our new car purchase, the car we were GOING TO KEEP crapped out.

Last weekend, out of nowhere, a bunch of lights on the dash began to blink in distress. Long and short is: $2700 transmission repair needed. But if we get it done, the car should last another 80-100k miles. After $ had better!

ugh. ugh. ugh.

We were just starting to see the light at end of the tunnel with upcoming holiday bonus time, tax refund time, and our credit cards all back to a zero balance. And - hello! - Christmas shopping time is upon us.

Donations can be made out to WENDERINA'S SUCKY TRANSMISSION SUCKY TIMING SUCKY WORLD CHARITY and sent to P.O. Box 7825 (a.k.a. S.U.C.K.) in Sucktown U.S.A.


AmyBow said...

Maybe you want my old Escape?

KiKi said...

That sucks.

Ian Lidster said...

But, think about how much cheaper it is to fix the sucky transmission than to buy a new car. My lovely old Nissan NX2000 is now at 145K and I have no desire to replace it sooner than I have to.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I hope it works for you. We have made the mistake of putting money into a transmission just to have everything else that can go wrong happen directly afterward. Argh.

Would you believe my husband's Ford Explorer has 245,000 miles on it and runs like a dream? Yes, I'm knocking on wood.

Shelley said...

Ahhh, I could tell you stories about cars with issues. I'm married to a mechanic, so all I've ever owned are cars that I lovingly call "mechanic's specials". These are cars dragged from the junk yard that are going to be fixed up. NOT! Newest car I've ever owned is a 1996 and that's the one I'm driving now. Best car ever, 1966 Ford Mustang.

A's Mom said...

Ah, beloved car problems. Seems like everyone has them and always at the most inopportune times. We recently had to fix a leak in the back window which was from the sun roof. Can you believe that wasn't included in the warranty?? At least we only have one to worry about.... but then again we ONLY have ONE.