Thursday, May 8, 2014
Out of all of the cars that I have owned, this is the one car that I feel as if we got our money's worth out of. We bought it for $4500 and that was 11 years ago. If we were making payments on it, it would be $34.10 a month. Giggle. I'm not including repairs. The transmission was a big bill and Den ripping apart the motor was a chunk of money. That said we have gotten more than we gave with this car.
Hmmmmmm, this sounds like the goodbye speech.
The check engine light was on again. And it was leaking a little bit here and there. So Den and I really did decide that we would let DJ drive it until he went to college and then we would try and find another loving home for it. We were willing to add a few dollars here and there to keep it running until we got rid of it but that was it.
Den added some stop leak and DJ tightened the oil filter. No more leaks and then the check engine light went off. Out of all the cars this winter, the Lumina was the one that started on the first turn every time. So we decided it was time for the car to go and then it changed our mind for us. It can stay. Maybe it will heal the rust spots too.
I'm scared to even type this but we have all four cars running in good shape, no check engine lights on. Now all we need to do is fix the rust, scrapes and dings and the fleet will be in tip top shape. I'm thinking that Den needs to learn auto body. Hmmmmmm, I thinking again.