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Dude! Where's My Car?

"Dude! Where's my car?"


"I left it at the dealership two days ago and have not heard back from you! So, Dude, where's my car?"


The insurance guy has probably never heard from Ashton Kutcher, but messing with his head was a temptation I could not resist.

(Then again, like Oscar Wilde, I can resist anything except temptation . . .)

To make a long story short, following last week's collision, this past Monday I left my little Silver Bullet at the dealership's body shop to get it fixed under my insurance plan. So far, everything seems to have gone peachy, except that I had not heard back from them to find out when will I get the little guy back.

Transportation has not been an issue. My insurance plan provides for a rental car -- in this case a blue Ford Taurus.

"A Ford Taurus?" Says ballistabob in disbelief. "When I had a collision they gave me a cool X-Terra!"

"Well," I say. "I reckon that since it was not your fault, you got the cool car. Since this time the collision was my fault, I get the Ford Taurus."

That should learn me not to run red lights.

(No offense to Ford Motor Co. They make some very cool cars. The Taurus, however, ain't it.)

(Although I must confess that it drives smoother than I expected and the gas mileage doesn't suck.)

But I miss my little Toyota Matrix.

I hope I can get it back today.


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 14th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
Hey at least they didn't give you a Gremlin or a Pinto!

Here's wishing the silver bullet a speedy recovery.
Mar. 14th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
Then I would be Pretty Fly for a White [Girl]!
Mar. 14th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
My best friend upgraded from a Vega to an AMC Pacer!

Really. I'm not kiddimg.
Mar. 14th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
Mar. 15th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
Do not diss the Gremlin! That was my very first car, could carry cargo like nobody's business, and served me faithfully for many years.

Mar. 15th, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC)
Hey cut me a break my first car was a demon possessed Buick Skyhaw. It had a broken cruisecontrol so sometimes the car would just decide to ecselorate and the gas pedal would go out from under your foot. Fortunately breaking still cancelled the "cruise control."

It also had a sunroof that leaked. The windshield whipers would work at random but never when it was raining...then they wouldn't work at all.

The car was also allergic to green lights. It would happily sit idling through a red light and then as soon as the light turned green it would conk out. Esp. if I was the first person in line waiting to turn.

Mar. 14th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
DO NOT DISS THE PACER. THE PACER KNOWS WHERE YOU LIVE. THE PACER WILL COME FOR YOU. I had one that absorbed over 250,000 miles before finally being smashed to scrap in a horiffic snowplow accident (fortunately no one was aboard at the time). The fishbowl was an awesome car...

'course, I was in High School and owned the car about the time Wayne's World came out. I bought it for a song, expected it to last a summer or so, and got over a year out of it (it already had 225k on it when I bought it).

Mar. 14th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
Mar. 15th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
Our dealership's service department is down to one representative, so he isn't able to call everyone in as timely fashion as we'd like. Of course they can't (or won't) seem to find a replacement for his assistant, so we cut him some slack....

Taurus: the fish car. I swear they look like catfish without the "whiskers". ealdthryth calls them "potato cars" because that is what they look like to her.
Mar. 15th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
The "Potato Cars" sounds appropriate. They also look like a hamburger with wheels. I guess that's why they pick them to give them to those of us who misbehave behind a wheel.

No, please sir! Not another Taurus! I'll be good! I'll be good!
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