Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sometimes you just got to put your foot down....

But it sucks when the only response is a bit of a lurch from your car who really wants to give you speed, but can't.

My car is sick.

I think its the engine but I can't tell for certain. The temperature gauge swings between the 1/4 and 1/2 marks like a pinball which really concerns me since my temperature gauge has previously only sat like a statue at the 1/8 line, regardless of the weather outside.

It also has no real get-up and go anymore...to quote an old Saturday morning commercial its get-up-and-go just got-up-and-went. Something tells me a chunk of cheese will not make it peppy again though. Which sucks because I freaking love that car and just paid it and the tranny re-build off this year. Its the first major thing I have purchased and I think its on the downhill slide. Of course it has 140K on it (30 of those are mine) but I really really love how it drives (up until now anyway). Freak, I just paid it off and now I am worrying I will have to buy another car to replace it, but you really want to have some oomph when you are driving in this state to keep some idiot from plowing into you as he sails along at speeds well over the posted limit.

sigh. You can't win, can you? I will try having someone take a look at it in the next couple of weeks...it seems like everytime I get ready to take it in something else comes up. But I have to know if I can trust my car to get me home if I take it out somewhere. As it is I don't trust it to get me to Salt Lake and back but then that could simply be paranoia...it certainly rules out me driving to Swiss Days in Midway this weekend, but then I was seriously considering not going this year anyway because I don't want to be tempted to spend money that would be better spent elsewhere.

Well, if I end up having to get something else I guess I can always try for something with a sunroof....I really want one of those....but I will still miss my car.

1 comment:

Miya said...

Hey, I need you to email me your address and Jason's address. You know, since birthdays are coming up and all...