A Life Lesson...MiniCooper S  

heavenly_body39 60F
740 posts
6/15/2006 8:09 pm

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6/22/2006 7:29 am

A Life Lesson...MiniCooper S

So I made the long drive to the mechanic shop the seller had recommended...the car was waiting for its inspection and I saw it as soon as I pulled into Topgun Muffler and Brakes in Sumner, Wa.

An hour and a half later, the verdict: it would cost an additional 1000.00 to replace brakes, drums, rotors, figure out the front shimmy, replace the headlight, reseat the badly vibrating exhaust system. The car had not been at all cleaned, inside or out. It was low a quart or more of oil.

I took my deposit check out of the glove compartment, ripped it up, and called the seller. When he began to argue the need for new brakes (at a place he had recommended,) I told him I was going to walk away from the sale.

The moral of the story? Don't fall in love with the image, the flash, the charm, the fun. Underneath it all there are expensive things that need fixing, and girl, you have neither the time nor the money to waste.

I have been amused all day long at the irony.

Isn't she the cutest little car? Couldn't I just see myself in that drivers seat? Yes, and yes.

This time, I walked away...

volcanoinu23 52M

6/16/2006 6:09 am

Nothing so exhilarating as a good game of hard ball!


ahughjardon 61
56 posts
6/17/2006 3:38 am

Hey Heavenly! Good choice! You'll be looking GOOD in your Mini, just be sure to choose the right Mini. It might not be quite as flashy, charming and fun LOOKING as this one, but if well taken care of will be there for you every day, take you wherever you want to go in style with a minimum of fuss. (Hmmmm, kinda sounds like ol' Ahugh! ) My own daily driver is 28 years old and has 275,000 miles on it. Take care and happy hunting!

froggybottoms 60M
2 posts
6/22/2006 1:07 am

Mini Cooper. I too am a fan. 'Tis a good tale. And the moral of the story really is, I hope, not to judge a book by it's cover and don't get stuck with a paperback 'cause you just can't rebind them. Give it a chance, look under the hood - say that is appropriate.

This really harkens back to a time when a car was more than just transportation. It was a very visible extention of your personality. Ask any Corvette ownwer even today how big his dick is and he won't hesitate to tell you that it is a high powered V8.

Keep looking. A nice little MC in really good shape will find you if it is meant to be.

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