So, I have had the Saturn since 2000 when Jen gave it me....for free. So right there, it's a bargain. Over the years I have added 180,000 miles to the 40,000 that Jen had put on it.
Every year or so, I put anywhere from four to nine hundred dollars into the car.
I just paid $450 for this repair. New battery, new alternator and a new chip in the cars computer. Turns out a faulty chip was causing the alternator to burn itself out.
$450 is right in the range for what I have been spending.
Everyone makes fun of it.
But it went to New York to get Jen.
It went to Tarrytown for SouthieBoy - who sends Sailors there anyhow?
It's still chugging along all these years later.
It was free.
If you see me at the Milblog Conference....buy me a drink, I am super poor!