Mar. 28th, 2007

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My Astra is sick! :( Its been running fine for the 4 and 1/2 years I have owned it. But last night it decided that it would have a problem.

I was visiting some friends and had just left. I climbed into the car and it failed to start properly. It didnt kick over in the normal time it usualy kicks over.

As I turned out of their street I put my foot on the accelerator and it .... didnt go much faster.. it was REALLY sluggish. . The engine warning light came on and I swore.

I pulled over to the side of the road and stopped the car. pulled the key out and back in and restarted it. (Doing this often resets the computer if its sick)

Nope... Warnign light still on but this time when I started it it had power again.

Drove it home with no problems and took it straight into my mechanic this morning. They checked it in and said they would call back.

They just called back to say its going to be $120 for one sensor and $270 for the other and 3 hours labour!... that adds up to about $600 :(

*Grumps*

So I wandered over to my parents and asked if I could borrow one of their cars. So now im driving my mums ANCIENT clapped out SAAB 9000 turbo. In its day it was a classy high performance sports car. Saddly now is NOT its day.

ITs HEAVY on the steering and it pulls slightly, its brakes are underdone, it rattles, the radio sucks, the whole thing feels.... old.

*grumps*

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