and BAM RUMMBLE RUMMBLE RUMMBLE we had a flat tire.
Three hours later...All loaded up with 4 new tires BUT one less door handle we were on our way. -$300
About a month later...Kory got pulled over for his expired registration, and got a ticket. -$40
A week later...He got pulled over AGAIN, and got another ticket. -$40
A week later...We decided it was time to get his car inspected so we took it to Jiffy Lube and had it spruced up before the big test. -$100
Same dayTook the car in for its exam. - $40
Safety Failed for
1.Broken handle ---BIG THANKS TO COSTCO for pulling that off, and NOT telling us and then acting like we were jerks for asking them to replace it.
2. Hood wont latch
Emission Failed for
1. O2 Sensor
2. Catalyst System ????
Half hour laterDrive to Autozone for some answers.
purchase an O2 Sensor. -$150
I also get a hold of a salvage yard and am able to purchase a replacement handle. And hood latch because they don't make our car anymore. -$50
A few days laterKory fixes the door handle
My pops replaces O2 Sensor and Latch. -$FREE 99
The next day- Wednesday of last week actuallyWe take it in for a Retest
EMISSIONS-FAIL- Need to replace the Catalytic Converter
Same day-WednesdayTake the Car in to the repair shop and get that replaced and the other o2 Sensor -$440
Next day -LAST THURSDAYTake it BACK to Jiffy Lube and get all the fluids topped off
Take the car BACK in and RETEST
Renew Registration. -$115
Pay tickets and get $20 off our tickets, and think to myself , "hmm was this really worth saving $20? Oh well at least we have another year to drive it..." WELL...
One Week LaterDriving back from the airport, it starts shaking and clunking, so we pull over (NOTE that it was the same area we got our flat tire in that started this mess.)
Scared that its something bad we call both our dads, and they both advise us NOT to drive it so
Kory's dad comes to the rescue and tow's it away to the shop.
This morning -After two days of waiting
We called and found out it died. Engine seized!
But right now we are sure wishing we could have seen that coming when we got that flat tire, we would have just called it quits from there and been $1255 richer AND had a car to trade in. SIGH.
PS. Did I mention that I got it DEEP CLEANED for Kory for Fathers day? Carpets and all. Sucks, AND I got rear ended as I was pulling out of the parking lot to pick him up. yeah. I guess I should be glad it's gone.