I suppose I can’t complain too much as it is almost eight years old with almost 150,000 miles on it, but damn if it isn’t one thing it’s another and then a couple more on top of that.
First, there’s something rubbing near the front driver’s side wheel when I drive. It doesn’t seem to be affecting the handling at all and I’ve looked and can’t see what the hell it is, but it’s loud enough that it attracts stares from people as I pass by. When I had my tires worked on not too long ago I asked the guys to let me know if they noticed anything and they couldn’t figure it out either. So I don’t know if it’s a serious problem or not.
Then my Service Engine Soon light has come back on. You may recall back around this time last year it came on and I took the car to Auto Zone and they told me it was a Camshaft Sensor Out of Range error in the car’s computer. I bought the part to fix it, but before I ever got around to figuring out how to put it in the light went off and stayed off until about a week ago. I still have the part and I’ll probably head up to Auto Zone to see if it’s the same error and perhaps it’ll go away before I get around to fixing it again.
Lastly, and this one really annoys the hell out of me, Anne went shopping at Meijers on Monday and when she came out the passenger side review mirror was broken. The weird part is that whoever broke it took the time to clean up most of the glass before they left. Considering that this is a powered mirror I’m guessing that getting it replaced will cost a small fortune, but I use all my mirrors quite a bit and not having one on that side is really pissing me off.
So, yeah, the car is in rough shape these days and I’d really like to trade it in on a new on, but money’s tight and we really need two cars anyway and so it’s not happening anytime soon. Unless I suddenly become rich or something.