Friday, July 31, 2009

Mustang = Fixed (again)

Ford quotes me $550 to replace the break lines.... $550 is do-able! Whooo! Show up at the Dealership to pick up my car, "Yay! Thank you so much for fixing up my car! Means so much to me..." Guy behind the desk stares me down over his glasses. "You mean the DeathTrap?" He crosses his arms, leans back in his swivel chair, "That old thing is eaten up with rust, like a cancer. The frame is literally rotting off the bottom - rotting, do you hear me? Ever watch the Flintstones!? Kinda like that - but you are going 70 miles an hour... As soon as you can afford a new car - get rid of this car."

Scary-much?! Just a bit! My car has never had a name before - but I am tossing around names such as Death-ster, DeathEater, DT..... eh?

Speaking of 'Eh'.... someone told me the other day that I sound Canadian!? Not sure what a Canadian sound like? French speaking northerners? Imagine them saying "Eh" a lot.... To be fair, I also use, "Yo" and "awesome"just as often.... therefore - have to be fair and say that I actually sound more like a Ghetto Australian surfer from Canada, if anything else.

Photos: Mark Thomason in Jersey Oct 2008

10 comments:

Charl said...

Good for you London!

Kevin said...

Maybe you can squeek in a new car by using the "Clunkers for Cash" program that the Gov't has (be quick, as they may suspend it shortly). :)

PD said...

Nickname for the Mustang.
How 'bout: The Dark Horse.
Sorry, can't think anything else.

A Flintsone-mobile? If thats the case, which one are you- Betty or Wilma? Good luck with car. Just try not to hit any big bumps.
: )

AD said...

We are partial to "Rustangs" around were I work.

Least your up and running again!

How about Death Gypsy?

Oh I forgot to send you CD's!

Is it to late?

Kev said...

Seeing as how the car has died a couple of times and has had a lot of parts switched out, might I suggest Franken'Stang?

The mechanic's right, though. Rust is nothing to mess with. Take it from a Southern boy.

Dave said...

I would go with the DeathMobile. Place skull somewhere on the hood....to make it even cooler if the skull had red diode eyes that you could turn on at night while driving across this great land of ours...Opps sorry lapsed into one of those dark fantasy moments!

Anonymous said...

How cool is that!! We could always use another smoking hot lady up here in Canada!! *sighs* Eh!! As for a car name, how about The Mustang Of DEEEAATTTHHHH!! Or MOD for short. Hope all is well, and take care with the Mustang!!

Anonymous said...

Why not just call him Rusty? I have read the government is putting 2 Billion dollars more into the Cash for Clunkers program so maybe you should look into it. Your car can't be worth more than $3,500 so what have you got to lose? Best of luck with Austin. xoxo

London Andrews said...

I did just hear that they are going to put another 2 billion in for the Clunkers for Cash.... although it seems to be a waste of taxpayer money, I must say - that if I decide to trade my car in.... it is quite the deal and perhaps I will have a different view on the stimulus package...

Looked up my blue book value last night and my car is worth less than $900 if I want to sell it... yuck.

The question is... do I really want to buy a new car off the lot (I don't think they do used car for used car with the Clunker's program, right?) Because if it comes down to getting a new car off the lot - I don't think I want to do that. Too many cars in the world already... just like getting a pet from a shelter... buying a used car seems to be the best way to go about things....

OOOOOHHH Death-Gypsy is so nice! Maybe I will make it my new bumper sticker! I mean, if it is going to be dangerous to drive - least I can do is to give it a nice nickname....

Roadtrip starts on Friday morning..... fuck? Where did all that time go..... ?

Sir J said...

a mustang is always worth fixing and sounding Canadian is a compliment