Saturday, April 18, 2009

End of an Era

We started the spring cleaning off today by selling a car to make room in the garage. I bought this stunning silver Toyota Celica "Timmy" seven years ago when I lived in Portland and Jen and I needed a way to get around.The car served us well and with very few problems. I nearly blew the engine a few years ago when the guy changing my oil and fluids didn't put the radiator cap back on. The result was that all the coolant boiled out and the overheating fried the catalytic converter. Since I bought my Subaru I have intended to sell Timmy but he ended up in the garage for most of the year. So at 17 years old and with 133,000 miles we drove over to Carmax where they buy used cars. I had never run a history check but it is their standard policy. So today I learned that this car is listed as having been in a major accident, has had its frame straightened, welded and a complete respray and is offically listed as "salvage". It never caused any issues but your car sells for less when it's listed like that.


The Beneficial Bee said...

Goodbye Timmy! You had a good run.

EFS said...

So sad you guys are down to being a 3 vehicle family. I guess the bad economy is hitting us all pretty hard:)

jenny said...

Yeah, Erin, times are tough. Next thing you know I'll be buying the store brand corn flakes. *shudder*