I bought my Chrysler Seabring 14 years ago next month. It was the same day I met Brad. (What a great day, a new convertible and meeting my furture spouse!) But the poor car has suffered through 11 years of desert summers in the HOT sun in the driveway!
That has caused lots of cosmetic damage! The window is stuck down...(had them all fixed once for 1600...and it happened again) This also means it must be hand-washed, and it is great fun to drive in the rain (good thing it hardly ever rains here).
The paint has oxidized, and the convertible top is unraveling.
The leather seats have shredded, and the foam is a mess.
Let's see...the automatic key zapper thingy doesn't work, so I have to manually unlock the doors or trunk with a key, and the trunk doesn't stay open and will decapitate you unless held open with a pole.
I have endured all of this for years. My friend, Deborah's blog is called, "Old Shoes, New Trip". Well, I do buy shoes, but my blog could have been called, "Goes to Italy, but car is a pile of ____". Every time the topic of a new car comes up, the answer is always, "No, lets go to Italy, I can drive it a while longer!"
Today, I said good-bye to the Seabring...on a trade-in. Yes, someone gave me money for the car with only 76,000 miles on it! Click below to see my new baby...
Brad was glad the car I bought 14 years ago was the ONLY thing I traded in today, but I am KEEPING him!