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Aug. 19th, 2003 | 02:25 pm

In order to make easier for me to go to lesbian chat (and spend more time with the lesbian grad student) as well as going to a few friends houses I decided to go get my car fixed as it had finally failed the smog check. The mechanic wants to replace the catalytic converter and clean the air intake, for about $450.

Then I have to get it retested, and then pay for the registration.

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secretslip

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from: secretslip
date: Aug. 19th, 2003 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Why don't you just throw it away and get a new one? :) Well, I mean, like a hybrid or an EV. What about flexcar?

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Aug. 19th, 2003 03:21 pm (UTC)
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1/3rd of the polution created by a car is produced by it's manufacture. Also the occasional $400 repair bill is far less than the $20,000 to buy a hybrid.

As for flexcar, it's good for the occasional use, but I've been using more than is really cost effective. I may still use them periodically during the summer as their car has A/C.

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Jules

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from: bandhiaduit
date: Aug. 19th, 2003 06:57 pm (UTC)
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I have a very reliable/honest mechanic in Pasadena if you want a second opinion.

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