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Journal of No. 118


March 29th, 2003

Wanna buy a car? @ 05:32 pm

At long last, I have bought a new car. Well, a new used car, if you know what I mean. Which leaves me with one car too many.
If there are any starving students looking for a car, this may be your chance. Here's the details:

1988 Nissan Sentra E 4DR Sedan, Automatic transmission
Passed 123,456 miles a couple weeks ago.
Color: black, like my heart.

Defects:
Transmission makes entertaining noises when shifting, which can generally be minimized by skilled use of the accelerator pedal.
On ignition, occasional squeal of belts when the engine is cold.
Could definitely use new struts -- car undergoes exciting resonant vibration at high speeds, threatening to fall apart (but it never has)
Tends to run hot in stop-and-go traffic.
Radio works intermittently at best. Probably just a loose wire somewhere, but I haven't bothered to fix it.
Body geometry based on parallelopipeds, rather than anything more rounded and pleasing.

Pluses:
In the ten years I've owned it, the car has probably cost me less than $1500 total to maintain (though obviously I haven't bothered to attempt to fix any of the above problems). The car seems to be well nigh indestructible. I doubt you can expect another ten years of life out of it, but it has been a faithful steed for me.
Car comes with perhaps 10^10 Megajoules of bonus energy in the form of mass (external dirt and grease.)

Asking price: Kelly bluebook on the car in 'fair' condition (the vehicle probably has some mechanical or cosmetic defects, but is still in safe running condition.) - $1030
For people I know, I ask $550.

e-mail me for more info.

PS Because of my happy experience with the Sentra, my new car is a 2002 Sentra GXE. Inferno colored, to match the eternal torment that awaits me.t
 
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 31st, 2003 11:16 am (UTC)

wuss

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It took you how many years to reach 123,456?

Heck, we put 118,000 in less than four years. You guys just need to visit us once in a while -- we'll put the mileage on for you.

; )

-- Rachel
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:March 31st, 2003 11:40 am (UTC)

Re: wuss

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Actually, the wussy(?) thing is that there were already 78K on it when I bought it. So, I've only put about 45,000 miles on it in the ten years I've owned it.

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