Note: I’ve fallen behind again on reading blog subscription updates and responding to comments. I’m posting early in order to devote some time tomorrow to take care of those things.
Some people are really into cars; I am not. My requirements are rather simple: that it runs, has working heat and air conditioning, and a radio that can accommodate an ipod adapter.
We bought the Neon almost five years ago. It was a nice-looking, fun car to drive. It’s had an on-going slow oil leak; last fall it started having some electrical issues and the battery would die if it was driven for only a short distance. In December the power steering went and it hasn’t been driven since. Costs to repair these problems would be more than the car is worth.
Tomorrow the Neon will be towed away. We probably could have gotten a bit of money selling it, but decided to donate it instead. The money earned from salvage or repair & re-sale will benefit Best Friends Animal Society.
Then and now: