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PostSubject: I got a new car!!!   Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:08 pm

Well, new to me! grinsmiley

It is a 2001 Buick. 69,000 miles. My old one was a Buick, too (1993). So I kind of trust these cars. Anyway, I have to say that it is actually odd riding smoothly, having brakes that don't squeal and clunk, having a straight steering wheel and not inhaling all of the deadly fumes!! I was so used to the other one that I am actually paranoid about every little thing with this one (I got to the point with the old car that the mechanic - who wants to make money - told me it wasn't worth fixing). I do like some of the perks (i.e. the rearview mirror dimming the headlights, the radio/temperature controls on the steering wheel, et.c.). But I do hate the fact that it is leather. I HATE LEATHER!!! And the smell of the leather is terrible. Yuck! But it was incredibly clean. And it did pass the emissions every time (that is important as my old one never did). I will probably have to take it for the test next month. So I am fully expecting it to pass! It had gone for 2 this year and passed both. So hopefully it will this time, too!

Well, I am hoping that this is the start of good things. Now that I have a reliable car, I can put more of an effort into looking for a job (you guys have NO idea how bad the other car was!).

Anyway, I just thought I would mention this to all of you. greenS


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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:15 pm

Congratulations on getting a new car!


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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:19 pm

Thanks! Smile It is a relief! I spent a year finding something in good and clean condition with low mileage that wasn't going to send me to the poor house.


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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:28 pm

Good on ya! Thought it might have been some kind of sports car. I think only Fife likes those so he can chase people of the prairie. HeeHee


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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:04 pm

Congratulations on your new car, MissOleson!!


Alex, Fife prefers a more dangerous mode of transportation.


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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:25 pm



Congratulations, MissOleson!
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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:41 am

Congratulations! It's always great to have a new car. I imagine how happy you must be right now... yesss happy1

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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:53 am

Congratulations, Miss Oleson! It sounds like you found a great deal.


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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:29 am

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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:05 pm

That is low mileage on a 2001! Sounds like you found a good buy! Thumbsup We had a Buick Century for a LONG time before I was hit by a drunk driver in it. (Incidentally, that car was smashed to smiterines and I walked away with a gash on my knee from the dashboard and pulled muscles in my back. Apparently it was designed right! yes).

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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:24 pm

"Hey Floyd, have you heard of Smiterines? Is it anywhere near Mt. Pilot?"

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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:22 pm

OH...my...Amy you have turned into me!! RUN, AMY, RUN!!!




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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:35 pm

Gin wrote:
OH...my...Amy you have turned into me!! RUN, AMY, RUN!!!

Yep here's Fife in full force! Yikes

BTW I love your avatar Gin. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:35 pm

Congrats on the New Car Buicks are very Smooth Riding Cars i one couple of times Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:13 pm

Congratulations! Thumbsup
Buicks are nice to ride in.


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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:40 am

Rob wrote:
"Hey Floyd, have you heard of Smiterines? Is it anywhere near Mt. Pilot?"



I must say, that's a good look on you too, fife. HeeHee



Gin wrote:
OH...my...Amy you have turned into me!! RUN, AMY, RUN!!!


thud Say it isn't so!!!! Yikes

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PostSubject: Re: I got a new car!!!   Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:45 pm

Thanks, guys! Smile

I am actually really liking this car (I still wish it was black, though). My old one was a Century. This one is a Park Avenue. Yeah, I'm upper class now. Laughing

Two things don't work in it, though. I have the controls (for the radio, et.c.) on the steering wheel now. And the one doesn't light up. Not a big thing, of course. But then there is the heated seat issue. Mine doesn't work. The other one does. In fact, it gets very hot. I kind of don't care, but I was really cold a couple of weeks ago. I put the Christmas lights up and I was outside for quite awhile. I had it almost finished when I discovered that the lights on the bush were out (they worked inside the house!! Ranting ). So I had to go get some lights. I was COLD. That was a moment when I wished that the seat worked! So maybe I will look into getting that fixed. It is going to be brutal next week and I have a class on Monday night. So too bad it won't be working then either. Blue The car does heat up pretty well, though. So I at least have that.

My old one is still sitting in the back. I called somebody before Thanksgiving to come take it. Supposedly they were the kind of company that will pay you and so on. That was it, though. The guy never came out and never called me back. I kind of don't care about the money. I just want it gone. But now with the snow that will be coming this weekend, it looks like it will be sitting there until spring.


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