Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cars' troubles

If you ever wondered what happens when and Escalade runs into the back of a Prizm, here ya go...



If my insurance was paying for this rather than the guy that hit the car I would probably have money rather than a car right now. The damage is definitely more than my car is worth. Since it wasn't Josh's fault, he was driving at the time while I was at home doing sit-ups, my car gets a new trunk, bumper and some other stuff courtesy of Mr. Escalade Owner's insurance. I supposed 121,000+ miles without incurring major damage isn't bad.

My sister's car isn't doing so well either. She is currently working her way south to the Houston area where she is completing her student teaching. Not only is she making this trip without cruise control, since her car doesn't have it, but the car keeps dying as she is driving or it won't start after she has stopped. She took it to a mechanic, but they couldn't get the car to die so they couldn't figure out what was wrong with it and sent her on her way. She got about 100 miles further and the same thing happened. Another trip to a different mechanic who may have figured out what is wrong, but doesn't have the part so she is going to have to keep driving the thing hoping it won't die while she is in a bad spot. She is not happy with that car. Her car only has 30,000 miles on it and has already had more problems than mine. I feel so bad for her right now. She really doesn't need extra expenses right now since she barely has enough to cover her living expenses while she works (i.e. student teaches) for free.

5 comments:

Libby said...

So sorry. That really sucks. My car had over 150k miles when it got a bad oil change. The damage was worth more than a car, but ya gotta have something that runs as I'm sure you feel the same way...

Dragonfly said...

my car has 125K on it and it's getting to the point of needing more maintenance and repairs than it's worth. my dad is coming to go shopping with me next week. What car did your sister have? (so I know what to be wary of)

AndreaLea said...

Sorry to hear about your car. At least it can be fixed and nobody was hurt.

Amanda said...

Awww! Poor car!

Most importantly, what happened to The Cheat?????

Dolores said...

What's happening to your sister's car sounds like a problem my parents once had with their car. After 9 months of mechanics accusing them of the automotive version of hypochondria, the problem was diagnosed as "vapor locks". When the car was warm past a certain point, it needed to cool down (for hours) before it would start again.