>Advice to car owners – if the car won’t start once, don’t try to start it again. It will not break again when it gets to the dealership/mechanic.
The blinking lights on my dashboard told me that the key was having a problem. My mom came over and brought the spare I left at her house. I tried it and of course, after two tries the car starts. It didn’t start well though. It started rough like a beat up old Pinto.
I had a white knuckle ride over to the dealer. “Please don’t blow up, just get me to the dealership safe,” kept running through my head like some sad mantra.
Dropped it off and my mom took me to work. I felt like I was back in high school. Got to work (almost an hour late) and the network was down. I sat there twiddling my thumbs (playing solitare, actually). People kept telling me I could go home. I kept getting more angry. I had no ride until the late afternoon.
Finally, the dealer calls at 4:30 and tells me that they can’t find anything wrong with it. They decided to keep it overnight, so they could do more tests on it. The guy said they had some weird readings that didn’t make any sense, but really couldn’t find anything wrong. When I brought it in he was pretty sure it was only a dying battery.
The guys at the Enterprise agency remembered me, “Weren’t you in here a couple weeks ago?” “You drive the Beetle, right?” They must get a hell of alot of business from the Volkswagen drivers. Maybe I can at least get a date from a hot young guy out of this crap…
I am now driving a Saturn Ion and thinking of trading in my stylish Beetle for the reliability of a cookie cutter sedan.
>Sometimes it helps to smash it with a hammer while spewing a combination of screams, gibberish and profanity.
>I heard about this advertising scheme on a another blog, that gives away free Sony PSP’s. It sounded like a scam, but after I googled it, it was legitmiate. You have to sign up for an offer from one the sponser companies. I did a free trial one. Here’s the link, check it out.
>get you a new honda civic or a mazda3, best cars on the road, and they run forever. i sold my civic about a year ago and am kicking myself ever since.
its bad enough getting spammed to death with free psp’s, xbox 360s and wal mart gift cards for free, now they are coming in through blog comments.
>The guys from Enterprise will “pick you up.” Maybe you can redefine that context!
>I considered the Civic when I was buying my Beetle. I’ll also consider the hammer/gibberish program next time the car needs afixin’.
How the hell did Spammy von Spamalot get through the word verification thingy?
Indygirl, you crack me up!
>I dated a hot young guy from Enterprise Rental once. I’m SO over him now, though.