Saturday, December 13, 2003

Car Trouble SUCKS

My Texas road trip pushed my car to the limit and it started overheating the week I got back. I have a '97 Dodge Stratus, and it turns out the head gasket is blown. I guess that's a very common problem on the Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze models as well as the Neons from that model year. Of course, Daimler Chrysler won't help pay the bill, because I got 80,000 miles out of the car and they haven't officially recalled the part. I gave my information to a law firm that is handling a class action lawsuit about the whole thing, but I don't hold out too much hope. So, it is at the dealer now, getting fixed. I always thought that dealers cost a lot more than independant shops, but this time they gave the best deal. Someone said they probably have some machine right there that most places don't, so they would have to send the part out to be serviced. I remember how much it sucks not have a car. This was the first car I ever owned, and I didn't get it until I was almost 23. But, I always lived close enough to the bus line. However, I didn't even think about that when I moved this summer. Yet another reason to move out my "wonderful" apartment complex.

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