It’s my car’s ‘birthday’ today! :D
I’m one of those weird people who forms a connection with their car and sortof things of it as ‘people’. :P
Despite the recent fiasco, I still really like this little car a lot. It’s been 99.99% reliable, peppy enough to still be fun (at least to me!), efficient to run, cheap to maintain and super practical.
The only time it started to act up (went down a cylinder), I was only a few kms from my garage and limped it there (bad coil-on-plug). The only other time was when the starter died....and, as it’s basic as hell and a manual, I just bump started it for an entire weekend, which was actually kindof amusing. :P
I’ve gone on many adventures with it...it’s been the first car of mine I’ve tried to do any work on myself...it’s the first car I modified myself.
Hope to get another while out of it at least...would love to move into a place with a garage in the interim. Maybe I could keep it around and pamper it long enough to be a ‘Radwood’ style car in a few years! :P
Here we were when I first picked it up used back in 2013 (with the Subaru she replaced in the background), and here’s one of my more recent pics from the summer.
Here’s to another few years little buddy! :)