Originally Posted by leifthebunny
That sucks. What happened if you don't mind answering?
Don't mind answering at all. Eases the pain a bit if anything, LOL! :)
For a start the car was 20 years old, had 170,000 miles on the clock and has been used to teach 3 people to drive - not good building blocks.
On top of that, the exhaust was ready to blow, I could no longer get into, or out of the car other than via the boot because the central locking (Yes, central locking on a 20 year old car!) was broken and then to finally finish it off, my timing belt snapped, came off and generally "wasted" the engine. Luckily for me this happened as I was pulling into a parking space as if this happened at speed it could have been dangerous.
It was going to costs a lot of money to sort it, money that I don't have, and as well as that, it was going to cost more to sort it than to get another semi-decent car so I decided it was time to stop kidding myself and put her to rest.
I have actually managed to get a new car already that I pick up tomorrow. It was just my luck that when I towed the car up to my mums where there's land for it to sit, another guy was puling up to leave his dog in the kennels and he was selling his car for a good price, so I nabbed it. Perhaps even more coincidentally is that it's the same car, just newer and less doors, so I won't have to spend any time getting to find where all the different things are.
I am gutted though - as silly as it is I felt sentimental towards that car as my mum owned it from before I was born, then gave it to me when I turned 17 to drive. I can't complain though - few cars will make it to that age with that mileage at all, and it's really only in the last year I've started having problems with it.