Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation (johno) wrote,
Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation

New Car for us.

Pending paperwork on Saturday. chriso and I will be the new owners of a Pontiac Vibe.

Base Model
Automatic Transmission
Salsa Red
Power Package
ABS Brakes
Alloy Wheels
28 City/33 Highway

Why the sudden purchase?

We put our Prizm in for regular service. The brake light was flickering on sometimes, but no noises or brake problems. So we figured it just needed adjusting.

Rear Drums shot, Front Caliper Pistons shot.
$1200 estimate.


We had recently decided that both cars were old enough and needing major repairs, that if a repair crossed the $1K mark, we'd consider replacing it, instead of fixing it. The Prizm also has a history of brake repairs. So instead of throwing more money into it, that we may end up spending again in a few months, we decided to buy new.

The grey trim is also Salsa Red on "ours":

Salsa Vibe

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