Today I sold off my Buick Regal to Carmax.
I’ve only had the car as my own vehicle for a few years, but man, did this guy have its share of issues.Â Looking back now, I should have stuck with the Ford Escort.Â It’s still plugging away just fine for my uncle.Â And the Escort is two years older!
Oh well.Â At least I got a thousand dollars out of it.Â It looks like the Volt is my car now.
So after all the smog check troubles and the dead battery with the Buick, there now seems to be a coolant leak occurring. Man, it’s almost enough to make me miss my old Escort. Either way, I hope that once this last repair is over, it’s the last one I’ll need for quite a while.
After a few weeks of driving around with a “For Sale” sign in the back window, we’ve got a potential buyer for the Escort. He haggled with the price a little bite, but we’re not too far off from what we wanted. I’ve still got the car for a few more days before the buyer can come up with the money, but hopefully by Wednesday we’ll have a done deal. It’s been a nice car; I know I’ll miss it once it’s gone.
As my poor excuse for slang in the title indicates, yes, my parents have a new car. Ad they’re being environmentally conscious about it, too! No, it’s not a Prius – it’s a Chevy Volt! It’s red, though, so it’s not quite a Transformer. I may call it Jolt, anyways. They didn’t actually trade any cars in, so I now have a decision keep my manual trans Escort, or get mom’s automatic trans Regal. Decisions, decisions.
Anyone who’s been in my Escort lately has probably heard the car sounding unbearably loud while I’m driving it. Turns out the ball bearings in the front were dying! Hopefully, that should be repaired by next week. Sometimes, there are advantages to having a mother who works at a high school that still has an auto shop class!