Monday, November 08, 2010

Out with the Old...

For a long time now, Brian and I have known that if and when we had a baby we'd have to trade one of our two-door cars for a four-door family-suitable car. So, this summer when my car began to literally fall apart, we decided that it wasn't really worth the money that we'd have to put into it to fix it. It has been a great car to have around for the past four years, but the Safety on the car both when David brought it into Canada and when we bought it from David was given somewhat generously... In order to safety it to sell to someone else, we'd have to have daytime running lights installed and car seat anchors, among other things... Anyhow, as the car sits in Neil's (our trusty mechanic) parking lot right now, the passenger window a) does not open and b) does not have a crank to open it, even if it did open. The driver's window opens, but in order to put it back up, one hand has to pull the window up while the other cranks it up, or it won't stay in the window tracks. The parking break light, both interior and exterior, stays on regardless of whether it is actually on or not. Something in the body of the car broke at some point and the car rattles consistently. The best thing is that the car only has one working brake left - and it's the rear right.
Anyhow, needless to say, by this point I'm not so sad to say goodbye to the car. When we got our new one last week, Brian drove the Accent to Neil's place and couldn't believe that I had been driving the car like that . He was scared just driving it to Neil's place, which validated my concerns of the last few weeks.... I stopped by Neil's place yesterday to clean out the car, and Neil's huge dog Chaos really wanted to play with Izzy. Izzy wasn't having any of it, but Chaos didn't give up too easily...
And here's the new car. It's a little strange driving an automatic after having a standard for so long, and it's a lot strange to drive a car that's so long and wide. However, it's wonderful to have so much room in the back of the car without having to fold down the seats.

2 comments:

Eric said...

Nice car!

Maybe Neil will use the Accent as a dog house for Chaos...

Dave said...

Awww... Sad to see ziggy go. Alas it would not make a good baby vehicle.