Sunday, March 22, 2009

F.ound O.n R.oad D.ead

So, after my commenting about not having much to report? Well, I may have spoken too early. It has been an interesting weekend to say the least. What was supposed to be spring break for Andrew turned into a spiraling of events that the end result has meant we need a new car! It wasn't really events, but event. We had company in town for the weekend, and spent most of it dealing with a now dead Ford Explorer. Or as I call it - Exploder. And my experiences with Fords has definitely been, well, poor.

First one I had any experience with, a 1987 Ford Mustang caught on fire while I was in it. Driving. 2nd experience was with our first Explorer, a 98, that I hated. And it knew it to. As it would never break down on Andrew, but consistently failed on me. Never would repeat the failure once Andrew was around either. So the hatred was mutual apparently. That one finally bit the dust last June when the transmission failed suddenly. And seeing as how the truck was beat up (3 wrecks, 1 of which totaled it and resulted in a salvaged title, 160+ K miles) we decided to dump it for something more reliable, cheap and quick. So we bought this 96 Explorer with 125K quick and cheap. And well, it's gasped it's last breath. Failed to start on us Saturday, it's not the starter as we replaced that and still won't start. Transmission was failing and really began acting up before it failed to start. We had to have it towed home. Managed to get it running for enough time to get it in the garage, where it is now parked until we push it out.

So we are on the hunt for a new vehicle. Any one selling a decent car for a decent price? Lol. Or if you are searching for a fixer-upper F.ix O.r R.epair D.aily, let us know, we have one for cheap! You just have to haul it away.

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