Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NorCal native stuck in East Teggsas
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Obit for my Echo
Last week, my Echo cracked its radiator, and I have decided to let it roam free through the pearly gates. Aged 17 and 263k miles, it was a plucky machine I picked up for free and drove for 5 years and its final 70k miles. It was certainly not a nice car, but it was a good car whose loyalty earned mine. It lasted far longer than I could have hoped given its condition at the time, but fuel and insurance aside, cost me only $800 to keep rolling. It changed my outlook on cars, teaching me that modern cars don't suck, 40+ mpg is a real treat, small cars can be usable, and that a beater can be its own form of fun, among other things. It was also a vessel for learning the basics of modern fuel injection and basic driveability troubleshooting. It will be survived by its driver (me), my wife, whose name the title is in and who drove it before me, the wife's family who still remember buying it brand new in Los Angeles, and its successor which may be a Saab 9-3 with stick.
'00 Toyota Echo - dead 02/17
'67 Mustang Convertible - gone 01/17
'14 Chrysler T+C - Wifey's hauler!