Friday, April 11, 2008

The Doom Buggy That Wouldn't Die!

This morning One Ring drove me over to the transmission shop to pick up my car. $1600 later, I am now in possession of the Doom Buggy. It runs great! I can't believe that the gear shift could ever move so smoothly. In fact, I was so used to having to force the issue, especially when putting it in reverse, that I almost stalled the car when I drove out of the shop's parking lot!

It's a mess of a car, but it's good to have it back. I've always found myself becoming very depressed whenever my car has had to go in the shop and I've had to depend on others for rides. But the Doom Buggy is back, and I'm happy.

For those of you who weren't around during the "Pimp My Ride" posts over on Stabbing in the Dark, The Doom Buggy takes its name from the ride vehicles in the Haunted Mansion at the various Disney parks. Tigger and Pooh gave me the license plate that sits on the front bumper, and I had a decal custom made for the hood. The design is from the wallpaper in the hallway where guests board the doom buggies in the HM. It also matches the design that is on both the license plate and a shirt I own.

I'll post pics of the car, just in case you missed it. I've been promised that I should be able to get another 60,000 miles out of the car, assuming nothing else major goes wrong. The engine is fine and now the transmission is fine, and I'm leaving in about 45 minutes. And it's Friday. What's better than that????

(later, as promised - pics of the car)

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