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It should be good.... right?

I feel like an idiot over.... my car.
It was old - 15 years - the muffler had a hole in it, the head gasket was showing signs of imminent failure, and it sucked back gas faster than an alcoholic sucks back ripple; it's best days were definitely long past. So, being the practical person I am, I did tons of research (I had a spreadsheet!), talked to friends, family, and my mechanic and now have a new car that is all sparkly and shiny and so pretty it hurts to look at and yet... I miss my old car.
It was my first brand new car, which I bought soon after I graduated, and I even have a picture somewhere of me getting the keys with my Dad at the dealership. Despite having mechanical problems over the years, it never failed, always started, carried me all over the place, got lost in unfamiliar cities with me (often) and yet still managed to get me home.
And now it's gone *sniff*
Felt like an idiot when I started almost tearing up when I picked up my new car and my old one was left sitting there.
So, I have a lovely new car, and I just need to get over it.... eventually... *sigh*

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linvro21
Sep. 18th, 2013 12:02 pm (UTC)
I still remember my first car fondly. I even named it back then "Japie."
:)
ferrous_wheeler
Sep. 19th, 2013 10:57 am (UTC)
It's weird isn't it! It's like they become this really quiet, somewhat needy, friend who's always there when you need them :)
fanspired
Sep. 18th, 2013 11:01 pm (UTC)
You're not an idiot. Awesome people love their cars.
ferrous_wheeler
Sep. 19th, 2013 12:58 pm (UTC)
Well, aren't you sweet! You must love your car too *hugs*
Sappy car-lovers unite! XD
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