Blah, humbug

“Hello, Mr Bowen? … blah blah drive shaft blah blah grease boot split blah blah steering rack problem blah blah exhaust muffler leakage blah blah $560…”

I won’t even tell you what the eventual total cost of that service was, suffice to say that I may not be quite as extravagant with my Christmas gift-buying as originally planned.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

4 replies on “Blah, humbug”

Compared to the cost of a new car, you are well in front. Fancy losing 30% of what you pay for a new car as soon as you drive it from the showroom. I know it is an emotional thing for people to buy a brand new car, but it really does defy logic.(There, I will stress less tomorrow about driving a 20 year old car)

yeah, funny how the essentials conk out just in time to shaft you before christmas…

sometimes it’s the thought that counts…you could always make pasta necklaces, right?

I hear ya about the expensive servicing. Just paid over three hundred for a service and to replace a couple of belts. When I drove a Holden I had no worries doing my own work, but these Japanese engines are impossible to figure out. I’m too scared I’ll break something expensive.

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