Originally Posted by Trouts mom
Woooooweeee! Free auto work!? Nice!
Weeeellll, not exactly! They had replaced the strut mounts in the front in December and THAT cost a pretty penny!
Apparently the left mount was defective, causing an awful squeaking! So it was their fault to begin with. I'm just glad it wasn't the power steering, which is what we were thinking initially.
Originally Posted by butzie
The first car my Mom and Dad got was a big pink Buick with fins (used). They had it painted dark green so it really was a tank. My Mom only learned to drive when we got the tank. It survived a few interesting tests that Mom put her through.
We took that tank up to the Catskills in the summers and loved it. Funniest thing about that tank? It's left rear window wouldn't close and so we had mushrooms growing on the back seat carpet.
Never ate them.
Anyway, I think that they were built more like tanks back then. Besides, we had the local mechanics.
Good thing you DIDN'T eat those shrooms.. that would have been a different kind of "trip"!!!
BTW - the car isn't that old - it is a 2001.
We also had a car we called The Tank - it was a gun metal gray Chevy Caprice -don't recall the year - late 70's maybe... it had one of the last muscle engines GM ever made under the hood (454 hp). That car was hulking looking, but it could MOVE!!!
ETA: That Chevy must have been a '74-'76 model year... GM stopped putting the big block V8 454 in the Caprice with the 1977 model change over... (looked this up online)