I drove the SSEi to the local parts store a few days ago, just to let it stay loose
On the way back, I took a right-hand turn and all the sudden....engine cuts off, like the fuel pump just died. It starts back up, so I start heading back for home. Take another right-hander...same thing. By now, I've concluded it'* the tank and the baffling issue has finally cropped up. Seems I can't win for losing with this car
So now, I gotta decide exactly where to cut my losses. Selling it outright I think is out of the question. Not only would I not get my money back out of it (except maybe the initial 500 buck purchase price), someone could easily blow up the motor if they didn't keep watch on it. This isn't saying I don't trust the work done on it. It'* a sturdy motor and will last a good long time, IF someone kept a constant vigil with the scantool on it and followed a more stringent maintainance schedule on it. Most people, however, won't.
I can't even begin to list the amount spent on new parts since I bought it. It'* almost a new car underneath! But there are still other things it needs. It needs new tires, a full alignment, and now...a new tank. Which doesn't sound like much, but it'* the cost of everything that is killing me.
I dunno...I love having three cars. It means there is a spare in case one car fails. But there is no point in having a backup car if it can't be driven, is there?
Help me out here folks. My "common sense" side says to off it, or part it out. The side of me that usually gets me into trouble says to keep it though.
Welcome, downwardly mobile yuppies, to the dawn of the Age of Nefarious.
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