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September 2011

Goodbye Saturn, You Served Me Well!

Drove under its own power for the last time on Saturday. Confirmed permanently dead by the mechanic this morning. 15 years and 9 months old. It is a sad day! Sniff. :-(

9 comments to Goodbye Saturn, You Served Me Well!

  • Chris

    Wow, 15 yrs! My volvo is ~10 now… I still like it though.

  • kelly

    That is so sad! Bye, bye!

  • From IB via Facebook:


    44 minutes ago

  • Chris – May your Volvo last another 5… or 10 years!

    Kelly – Yes, very sad. I knew it was coming soon, but still. So sad!

  • From SM via Facebook:

    Of course I COULD decide to drop several grand on a new engine, and thus keep it running a bit longer, but that would most likely not be the smartest decision. :-)

    2 seconds ago

  • From IB via Facebook:

    No it would not be. The king is dead! Long live the king!

    September 26 at 8:07pm

  • From RMB via Facebook:

    it had a long life! May you find a good solution/replacement!

    September 27 at 1:51am

  • From SM via Facebook:

    @IB: I guess you are right. Sigh! But, but, if we got a new engine, and then a new transmission sometime, and kept doing stuff like that, in 50 or 60 years it might be rare and Alex could take it around to antique car shows!

    2 seconds ago

  • From SM via Facebook:

    @RMB: Short term solution is a lot of car pooling, plus we spent some money to make Brandy’s old 1980’s Buick Reatta drivable again (although not particularly comfortably so) when we absolutely need a second car to manage getting everybody where they need to be. I’m also sometimes using (gasp!) public transportation. In late November we will probably get me an actual new car (I’m thinking Subaru Impreza Hatchback at the moment). And we might, maybe, just possibly, get Amy an older cheaper used car as well, as all our lives will be made much easier if all three of us are able to independently get where we need to be. Right now the logistics of delivering everybody where they need to be every day is just killing us.

    2 seconds ago

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