Thursday, 8 March 2012

It's Dead Jim

I had basically gotten the okay from the mechanic to drive The Toy after my car accident last week. I decided that I was definitely not going to pay to repair it so wanted to know if it was safe (as in won't blow up) to drive. Basically, the mechanic said that there were some big cracks in some key areas (radiator, transmission, the heat/ac alternator thingy, etc.) It wouldn't blow up but if things started to leak the car would stop working. I decided to drive it into the ground, and I did. It lasted a couple of days and got me through a few trips to various places close-by. However, on the drive home last night from work last night (luckily I was driving with a friend.) it started to make a terrible noise. I pulled over, turned it off and then when I tried to turn it back on it made a horrific noise. Then stopped turning on all together. I called CAA and they towed it home, I wasn't far away. Now I'm going to sell it for parts. I'm sad to see it go but it was time. Goodbye to The Toy!


Anonymous said...

Chris, when we get home we will have a "wake" for the Toy, tell Toy stories etc, maybe a little wine.
RIP Lavender Toyota Corolla, you had a good life.

Fae said...

I had the same thing happen to me and my old car. It's a sad thing to say farewell. Especially when I only got $150 for my car as scrap. So I hope you have better luck with prices!

Anonymous said...

She lived a very long life and saw a lot. Lasted longer than Connie. RIP Toy