Let me tell you about my morning. Please, just let me vent.
You all know my issue with my VW bug that I have been driving all year. I have put almost 20,000 miles on it with all the interview trips, trips to Alabama, my daily commute with my Virginia job, etc. It's got a ton of miles on it - 140,000 to be exact. I drove it this year for two reasons: no car payment and it only costs $30 to fill up.
This year, the VW has been through thick and thin. Flat tires, replaced oil plug, replaced oil pan, replaced all headlights and then the big doozie -- I was hit one week before I moved down here, remember? $1500 worth of repairs later, I drove my VW down to Georgia!
This morning was a rainy day in Atlanta. I began my commute to work and passed many car accidents along the way. Why is it that when it rains, people drive extra crazy? Anyway, my oil light came on so I called my dad. My car was sputtering. I knew something was not right. As I was on the phone with my dad, I was hit from behind. "?!Unbelievable?!" I screamed into the phone. There I was on the side of I-20 in the pouring rain finding that my rear light was busted. Not to mention my car is still sputtering.
I have to insert something funny here -- in the midst of all this, a lady drives by and rolls down her window. She asked me where I got my cute shoes. "J.Crew," I yelled!
So, then I pull off into a QT gas station and pop my hood to deal with my other issue. At this point, I know I am going to be late late late for work. Very good start to my 2nd week, right? Right. Thankfully, a nice man helped me fill my car with oil. It was smoking. Something smelled like burnt rubber. I take it to a lube down the road where they tell me I need to have another part replaced. Lovely.
All this to say is that I am giving the VW back to my mom this weekend. It is a free car and good on mileage, but heavens me, I cannot be chancing things anymore with a car that is not reliable.
I am actually excited to get my SUV back!