#1
late last night my brother shouted "i sent you a link" or something i don't know i was half asleep. it was a link to a car that he thought was a good deal. i have been looking (or making him look bc idk about cars) for a good new vehicular for me because my truck is bad on mileage and is getting worse.

well this morning he is nagging me to get up. it is 10am, i still have plenty of sleep time left. he wants me to get up so we can go look at this car which is in virginia, about 45 minutes from us. i eventually get up and ready to go around 12pm. the car is 500 with a 500 processing fee. he has done a lot of research on it. the car has a clean car axelfox or whatever and the dealer's site says it has a new inspection, gets good mileage, etc., posted about a week ago.

we stop by the bank and i pull out 1.2k just to be safe and we drive up there and i do not like virginia. it is stressful. no one knows how to drive up there so everyone is aggressive and it is really stressful. well we get to the car lot and derp around like dopes for a minute before we get inside, and we ask about the car. the rep tells us it is in the back so we go out back to look at it.

it is not there.

it is up the street getting an inspection.

which it did not pass.

needs $800 worth of work to pass inspection.

we left.

so we go around a few other used car places on the way home and find some okay deals but nothing that really strikes me. we end up going to one in our city where my dad wanted to look at a dragon wagon. what he means is a ford escort station wagon.

we get up to the place and my brother parks our car (which is actually a rental for my mother) but he accidentally parks halfway on the grass which is very soft because it has been raining a lot. the car is stuck. we struggle for a while, then some people come out of the shop and help us out. nice chaps.

but at this point i am kind of frustrated with our adventures and just want to go home. my dad is often very grumpy and high-strung, my brother is often dopey and high-strung. i was kind of spent at that point.

but my dad asks about the wagon and the owner says he does not have the title yet but it is clean and all good and runs and stuff. the paint on it needs some work and some belt and water pump are soon to be replaced but he can let it go for 1k. we opened up the car to look at it and my brother said "feels like home doesn't it?"

i had a car of the same model a while back but it needed a lot of work and it never got done. i had given my dad some money to fix it because he knows a lot about cars but never did anything with it until a year and some later. it still couldn't pass inspection. since then the rain has been leaking through the roof so much, the back window busted, and who knows what else went wrong with it since. it has been sitting for over 2 years now. it got really good mileage for what it was, over 25mpg. i really liked it.

but they started the engine up to the wagon at that shop and i heard that marvelous engine whisper of a roar i had missed so much.
Last edited by Will Lane at Feb 16, 2016,
#2
In high school I got to second base with a girl in the back of her parent's Escort Wagon. Good memories.
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#4
that's a nice story

my day was thermodynamics in the morning, followed by gym, then a 4 hour library session. Then going down the pub and having a few pints watching the football good day really
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went to a 8 am class, gym, made some pizza, went for a bike ride a little over an hour ago.
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#6
My day was cooking, clinic, class, dance, clinic, work, dinner. After I type this it will be homework, reading, sleep. good day
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#9
that was a long way to go to feel sick
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#10
i slept until 6 PM.

it was beautiful.
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#11
About 6 months ago, the engine blew on my '94 Toyota Tercel. Being a man of '96, I spent plenty of time (and about 100 000km) getting to know that car. Not bad for $500. I've been without wheels in a new city ever since. I've been bumming rides from my brother and gf, whom I live with, but my brothers car shit the bed a few days ago.

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I just got home from buying an '01 Chevy Malibu for $750 in awesome shape. Going to get registered and insured tomorrow. So excited to get driving again, man. Having a car reopens so many doors for me (joining/forming band, urbex, stress drives, making actual human friends, etc).
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#12
We purchased brand-new 95 wine red Ford escort wagon. It needed a few expensive repairs through the years but was pretty good little car. I sold it when I retired the summer of 2007.

I didn't like it at first but I grew to like it. Eating my lunch and taking a nap and it at work I felt close personal contact with it. It became part of me. I loved it, deeply, madly, without reservation.

So I asked 1200 on craigslist. I told the guys air-conditioner didn't work and it had a hole in the gas tank. He did not even try to talk me down.. He had had one. He wanted another. The rapture of the escort wagon had bitten him
#13
why did you sell it?
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We purchased brand-new 95 wine red Ford escort wagon. It needed a few expensive repairs through the years but was pretty good little car. I sold it when I retired the summer of 2007.

I didn't like it at first but I grew to like it. Eating my lunch and taking a nap and it at work I felt close personal contact with it. It became part of me. I loved it, deeply, madly, without reservation.

So I asked 1200 on craigslist. I told the guys air-conditioner didn't work and it had a hole in the gas tank. He did not even try to talk me down.. He had had one. He wanted another. The rapture of the escort wagon had bitten him

what did you do before you retired?
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what did you do before you retired?


I was curious about that too
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why did you sell it?

retired and we went down to one car and back up to two, and now we are back down to one again and it's staying that way until we go down to zero . I would like to get an electric bike but it seems like such a pain so many models to choose from how do you know if you getting hunk of junk. I would like 1515 15 miles an hour for 15 miles not approximately
#20
electric bikes are pretty neat, i prefer a normal one though. I'm probably going to get a decent roadbike in the summer actually
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but my dad asks about the wagon and the owner says he does not have the title yet but it is clean and all good and runs and stuff. the paint on it needs some work and some belt and water pump are soon to be replaced but he can let it go for 1k.


Yeah he's trying to rip you off, tell me you didn't buy it.

That "some belt and water pump" will cost you a fucking fortune to fix.
The belt is the timing belt for the engine and they have to pull the engine apart to get at it and usually replace the water pump while they can get to it.
If the belt breaks your engine is fucked, like proper fucked.
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Yeah he's trying to rip you off, tell me you didn't buy it.

That "some belt and water pump" will cost you a fucking fortune to fix.
The belt is the timing belt for the engine and they have to pull the engine apart to get at it and usually replace the water pump while they can get to it.
If the belt breaks your engine is fucked, like proper fucked.
not quite yet. my dad was the one who mentioned the belt and pump, the owner did not say anything about it. likely the belt and pump will be fine for a while, my dad is just the kind of guy to always see something to be replaced.

how much is it average?
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you can get a car for under $1000?! I need to move to the us
yeah you can get something that runs (but not much else tbh) for pretty cheap. keep in mind this is USD so i dunno if you did the conversion. in fact i will sell you the truck i have now for $800 once i get a new vehicle myself.
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not quite yet. my dad was the one who mentioned the belt and pump, the owner did not say anything about it. likely the belt and pump will be fine for a while, my dad is just the kind of guy to always see something to be replaced.

how much is it average?
also for reference the wagon has just 108k miles on it. my budget was around $2k unless something really good came up, so i am really not too worried about getting a few things replaced on it for playing $1k flat. or maybe i am just trying to mentally justify my cognitive dissonance.
Last edited by Will Lane at Feb 17, 2016,
#27
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electric bikes are pretty neat, i prefer a normal one though. I'm probably going to get a decent roadbike in the summer actually

I have an Electra townie, it is not an electric bike that is the brand name.

They are very high end , the focus is on comfort. They are lower and longer than a normal bike the handlebars are high no wrist stress. I picked it up used 125 it is in perfect working order almost new looking. It has shock absorbers in the front.

I used to be a maximum distance with minimum effort bike type person too so I hope you get a good deal on one.
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I have an Electra townie, it is not an electric bike that is the brand name.

They are very high end , the focus is on comfort. They are lower and longer than a normal bike the handlebars are high no wrist stress. I picked it up used 125 it is in perfect working order almost new looking. It has shock absorbers in the front.

I used to be a maximum distance with minimum effort bike type person too so I hope you get a good deal on one.


$125 is cheap for a decent bike, sounds like you got a good deal

Im actually planning on building my own, it works out around £100 cheaper if you look about and buy parts separately, and you also save about £50 on labor costs
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About 6 months ago, the engine blew on my '94 Toyota Tercel, bitch

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