The needler in the haystack.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Step on it!: Dan needs to find a [used] car


Simple, thrifty and stylish would be ideal.
 
It has felt like I plateaued after getting home from Plainfield's Norwood Terrace rehab center just a month ago, but now things are beginning to move again and I have to get to work on finding another [used] car, since one cannot drive a stick shift in NJ with a prosthesis.

And it occurs to me that Plainfield Today readers may be aware of deals that I should look into (or maybe even have been thinking of getting rid of their own older car).

So, here are some of the ideas I have in mind -- you can email me (click here) privately if you don't want to leave a public comment...and,
as always, I thank you...

GAS MISERS ARE GOOD
BELLS & WHISTLES UNIMPORTANT
EASY HANDLING KEY
WILL CONSIDER MULTI-PURPOSE
BUT NOT TOO COMPACT
LOW RIDERS?

I am partial to low riders (with blue under-belly lighting), but am
mindful that Plainfield still suffers from potholes.
Interested in my stick shift? It's a peppy little 4-cylinder 2001 Toyota Echo in good shape, with 175,000 miles (my last Toyota was totaled in my driveway and had 280,000 miles -- I was shooting for 300,000). Let me know.

My thanks to Dr. Ted T. for the photo inspirations!


-- Dan Damon [follow]

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures Dan

Renee

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to notify your car insurance. it will save a lot of problems down the road if you are involved in an accident

Anonymous said...

Maybe Sharon will give you one

Anonymous said...

Enterprise Rent a car sells cars at a discounted rate. Low mileage

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear you have to give up your sick shift. That is all I will drive and I am proud to be able to do so. 20 years ago my mother told me there would be none left in the world someday and she may be right. I even had a stick shift mini-van. Now I am in a PT Cruiser that is stick shift. However, it is better to be able to drive an automatic than nothing at all. Good luck.

Jackie said...

Your car looks great for that kind of mileage! I didn't know about the stick shift/no prosthesis thing. I know when I had my car (stick shift) and my knees were horrible, it was more painful to drive at times than it was to walk! I hope you're doing well.

Hey ... have you heard about David Connolly? Karma, baby!