I think I’ve written a few times about the challenges we’ve had keeping our 1998 Mitsubishi Diamante’ running while saving up to replace it. We finally managed to get a newer car about 2 weeks ago, but the dealership we bought it from didn’t want the old car as a trade in. Something about it being over 20 years old, and discontinued by the manufacturer made it unlikely they would be able to re-sell it.
There was one obvious solution to having it clog up our driveway – a salvage yard. When we first moved to this town, there was a salvage yard about 2 miles from our house. However, the city counsel decided that having the town look pretty was more important than having a salvage yard that could easily dispose of such problems. They forced the business to close down, and now the closest salvage we could find is over an hour drive away. Still, they were willing to come get the car, as long as we understood that they couldn’t afford to BUY it due to the long drive.
We agreed. Then the weather started causing trouble. Due to the long drive, the yard wouldn’t send out the driver in bad weather, and it’s been sleeting/snowing/freezing every other day since we got the new car.
Well, we got a little bit of a break today, warm enough to just be normal rain, and they drove over.
The old car is GONE!