October 01, 2003

50 things about my car...

Thanks to Jim for suggesting it in the comments!

1. 1988 Mercury Tracer
2. 2 door hatch-back
3. blue
4. no red racing stripe
5. no air conditioning :(
6. new battery
7. bad boots?
8. almost time for my 5th free Midas muffler
9. odometer still hasn't hit 100k yet (though most people assume it has--the sillies)
10. am/fm stereo (woo hoo!)
11. no CD or tape player
12. second engine (first was destroyed in a tragic catalytic convertor disintegration circa 1994 on I-80/94).
13. gets gasoline every two weeks whether it needs it or not.
14. the ashtray is conveniently located in mid dash, not somewhere near the floor.
15. gets an oil change every six months or 500 miles, although the six months usually comes first.

UPDATE: Susie's car

Ok, so I owe you 35 things....

UPDATE #2: Jim has finished my list for me!
Now I could be all petty and point out that he calls me "Penumbra" instead of "Susie", but maybe he didn't think he knew me well enough for the first-name basis thing (though if that were the case you would think he'd call me Ms. Penumbra). However, my car is extremely flattered he took the time to do it, although she tells me there is NO truth whatsoever to #15.....)

Posted by Susie at October 1, 2003 11:24 AM | TrackBack

I have an 86 Jimmy. My first ever car that I bought 3 years ago. I've had to replace the transmission, I've had the enhine rebuilt, two catalytic converters, an exhaust leak melted the wiring into the engine, and that's the short list.

But I love my truck!

Posted by: Ith at October 1, 2003 12:18 PM

haha..you spent so much time describing your car and its quirks, you gave it its own little personality! I felt a proper introduction was in order.. blogosphere style..when does she get her own page??

ps ..I tried to send you a note telling you I was kidding and to just ignore me...luckily I addresed it incorrectly!

Posted by: Jim at October 1, 2003 03:36 PM

Great idea for a post, I'll have to try it when I got nothin'. Uuuh, where's that login...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 1, 2003 08:07 PM

As the owner of an '87 Honda Civic with over 200K and an advanced case of fender cancer, I am bitterly envious of your apparent lack of rust.

Posted by: Harvey at October 2, 2003 08:46 AM

There's a little bit of rust over the wheel well where gas drippings did some damage, and a few rust spots along the door jamb where I chipped the paint because I have to use a screw driver to pry the door open in January and February when it freezes shut, but otherwise the body is in great shape.

Posted by: Susie at October 2, 2003 12:28 PM

Speaking of bodies in great shape, how about those thong pictures?

Posted by: Harvey at October 2, 2003 07:46 PM

ok..susie..dont' kill me, but I took at stab at finishing the list..after all I was the one that started this mess. ( see my place)

Posted by: Jim at October 2, 2003 09:07 PM
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