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11. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Quoting beerman

What is that, like 150, maybe 200 miles?

No, it's not like the alcohol content of that soft drink you brew.

11,800 miles

12. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

That doesn't look like a bear to me... Looks like you standing in front of a sign... Or is it a new species of blue and beige bear???? Where's you car???? Did the bear borrow it???? (Yes, I have seen the photo of your car in your TP gallery.)

I understand the 2nd generation thing too. I had three generations of Mustangs (1968, 1978 & 1984). Then they went to hell in a handbasket...

13. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Hmmmm you have just reminded me of something Ev, my very first car was a Morris 1000 called BB that I got for my 15th birthday.. and she was awesome & thank god she couldn't talk I went on a 2 year trip to Australia and left her at my parents house, she was pretty well kaput by this stage, but I loved her.. anyway they freaked out when I was returning that I was going to want to drive around in a death trap - so they sent her to the Wreckers but now I have a Toyota Rav 4WD Coupe and oh my god I'm going to leave it at my parents house when I go away Maybe I better put a tyre clamp on;)

14. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Aw thanks guys :) I know, it probably sounds materialistic being attached to a piece of metal on four bits of rubber (or does it? ) but I'm actually really going to miss my little car.

As I type this, my brother is getting her ready for the valet of her lifetime. That's right, we're getting her all gussied up to meet her prospective new owner. I drove to work in his car this morning, and it was a foretaste of life without....(I never actually named her) :(
It felt weird, everything was in the wrong place. When I tried to flash my lights to let someone break into the traffic, I whoosed water all over the windscreen instead. I turned on the wipers instead of indicating left.

When I get home this evening, she's going to be sitting there spotless and gleaming in the sunlight, ready for the trade off. I have this fantasy where I'm driving her to her new owner and I'm speeding through as much cowdung and muddy water as i can find laughing insanely, and when we get there the buyer takes one look at her and isnt impressed, and we go home together happily, stopping on the way for a fill of petrol and something stronger for myself. :)

Not to be though...she's not going to be much use to me sitting in the drive while I'm galavanting around the globe for the next while.

If I love her, I have to let her go. *Dramatic exit*

15. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

ahhh thats so sad !! i can't drive so i haven't been in that situation but one of the girls in work crashed her car a few weeks ago, it was totally written off and she cried for days, she'd had the car for a few years and said it was the only friend she couldn't hate oh and her car was called Bestie (she couldn't decide between bessie or gertie)... ...long story...

16. Posted by jackflash (Inactive 84 posts) 11y

I wake up, get out of bed and in shower, dressed then eat breakie sat down on sofa, then get in car sitting down I drive to work, sit down at the office all day then get back in my car sitting down to go hom etc sit on the sofa.

I sold my car a month back and now I realised I can walk it's simple left right, left right, left right, I feel in touch with reality again

Cars suck! get rid of em!!

17. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

True if you live in an urban area, but your car becomes your lifeline when you live in a cul-de-sac in the middle of green fields and cows. :)

18. Posted by jackflash (Inactive 84 posts) 11y

Is it possible to put a saddle on a cow?

19. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

LOL! Cant say I've tried but I'll keep you posted. ;)

20. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting jackflash

Is it possible to put a saddle on a cow?

Yes, but they aren't real happy about it. First, you have to catch the cow... Not as easy as it may seem!