It’s all types of dicked. Actually, it’s just one type of dicked. I think there is either excess fuel or (more likely) moisture under the cylinder cap. Long story short – it acts like it is flooded on the regular. I can usually push through it with a trick or two, but not this morning. So I had to ask a friend/co-worker to give me a ride. I don’t like doing this. I like being self sufficient. I like being reliable and timely – which is another thing about myself that I plan to complain about this week.
Anyway, I can’t possibly suffer this car for as long as I was planning to hold out. How long is that? Until manufacturers and dealers start doing their year-end and model-year-end close-out deals. I was willing to wait this long because I either want a Prius or a 2011 Mustang. I want the 2011 ‘Stang because it is significantly better than the previous generation. These are $20k – $25K cars, and that’s out of my price range. A few months ago, a service that I use was trying to flush out all of their 2010 ‘Stangs at ridiculous discounts. The base model was a little shy of $16k. I really should have jumped on that.
There was also a huge plethora of cars available on the really nice side of my price range. Now there’s dick. So I either have to 1) spend more 2) accept higher mileage or 3) consider budget models.
tl;dr – My car can fuck off and die, but not before I replace it.
Actually, that last one isn’t a bad idea. I could get a Hyundai Elantra for like $15k. That wouldn’t be so bad.