Loaner car number two is a Plymouth Grand Prix
Last week my car decided to die again, so I have a second loaner car until the issue in mine is found. The mechanic told me it was only a matter of time. It did last about a month before this electrical situation reared its ugly head again.
Mike, my mechanic, was kind enough to bring me another loaner car so I could get to work. This one is in slightly better condition, but is very smoky. I guess all those guys at the shop must be smokers. Thankfully they don’t smoke in my car.
I feel a bit more comfortable driving this car, although I have to sit on folded towels so I can see over the steering wheel. I could adjust the seat forward but not any higher. This engine has a throaty roar so I don’t know if it’s just the big engine or it needs a new muffler. It sounds like the Mustang convertible 5.0 that I used to have years ago.
The heater in this car is fantastic, which is good because we had snow the other day and it’s not very warm. We finally saw blue sky for the first time in week today. That’s unusual for here.
I think this car is a bit of a gas hog though. I put some gas in it today and was wondering if I’d make it to the station as I don’t know this car and how far it will go once the fuel light comes on. I sure wouldn’t want to call Mike for that.
This loaner car also has a broken windshield, so if mine’s in the shop very long I imagine he’ll give me a different car. Until then, I have this car for a while, or at least until they find the electrical problem with mine. I suspect it has something to do with the passenger side mirror because it seems to operate itself. Worst case scenario the fix will cost me from $500-$700 this time. Ugh! I’m investing so much in this car, I’ll have to keep it for the next five or so years. It’s a good thing I’m not tired of it.
I hope your new year is starting off better.