Date: 16/7/2004
For the last 2 weeks our car has been dead, sitting in the garage feeling rather sorry for itself. For the weeks before that it was sick, having trouble accelerating, burping and coughing and mis-firing. Anyway it went in to the mechanic and they couldn't work it out so they gave it back to us and told us to drive it around till it got worse. And so we did, until it wouldn't even idle properly, I think it was running on 2 cylinders... it was so rough.

Anyway it's back in the shop today and the news is kinda good, that they found the problem and are fixing it. It's the fuel pump, not... er... pumping fuel I guess. The bad part is that it's going to cost a pretty penny to fix, and no that isn't the only thing wrong either. The air flow meter is giving notice that it's on the way out as well. And the car being an import is not easy to find parts for, and the parts are 2nd hand at best anyway.

The whole owning a high performance import thing is wearing thin right now, it's just costing us so much every month in repairs. I'm sorely tempted to to break down and buy a nice v6 Accord (got any better ideas?) or something that isn't going to break down every 2 months. But gee, I'm going to miss the 206kw.

Cheap - Good - Fast... pick any 2. *sigh*
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