Saturday, April 26, 2008

Total Fun

One of our cars got totaled today. We're in the market for a used car. Browsing through several websites for a new econobox, we came across a series of postings that made us dream beyond our dreams, or simply laugh -- whether it was that unique Aston Martin, the vintage Jag without an engine, or this ad on Craigslist:
For Sale—One (1) Wife, slightly used, 1964 Model:
Needs muffler, currently VERY LOUD. Intake valve is stuck in the open position. Rear end needs major overhaul, crack there has grown monstrously large. Needs re-wiring, many wires are currently crossed. Lots of little dings in the body, which have been covered up with too much paint in a failed effort at camouflaging them. Needs re-upholstering, carpet has turned a dingy gray. Needs front-end work, tits are too close to the ground, and knees are too far apart. May not pass emissions test, as it currently produces foul clouds of malodorous gases on a regular basis. Heater works great. Hot air is never in short supply. Asking $500 or trade for 1984 model.
It sucks to be totaled. But it sure is fun to move on. Still looking...