Well, after it was pretty much confirmed what I already knew... the transmission in the Coupe is on its way out.... I'd say 10k-30k... I gotta say it seems to be getting worse tho. No slipping, but it just feels loose, dosn't shift like it used to/should, and when you wipe the dipstick on a napkin, there is so much clutch material on it.
So she'll need a new trans, and a paint job, and some minor interior repair... I am honestly tired of driving the car... I love the car, and will never get rid of it, its my first car and all... but, I just want a change. I bought it with 79,917 miles from FL, now its back in FL with around 119k or so.
My parents are building a new house, they said I can get one of those portable garages, so I'll do that, and throw a cover on it, and prepare the car to sit, that way one day I can do all the work it needs... yeah its daily driver life is shortened, but I may still have insurance on it (withdraw it from use) that way if I want to drive it a while, I can.
So, the plan is to drive it until July, when I bring it to their place I fly back to NY for the Summer and drive my Oldsmobile down. The Olds will then be my daily driver/main car while I am down here to finish school (1-2 years depending on how much more I want to do... I'd like to go all out) The Olds has 131k on it, but runs/drives fine... it has a rust problem tho, so by the time i am done with school, that car will be pretty much used up... considering it was the $500 winter car.... 3 years ago, its more then paid foritself, atleast now I'll get to enjoy it and drive it. I miss 22mpg town and 32mpg highway on regular gas .
So I'll putt around in that, once I am done with school and ready to move and start a carrer, is when I buy a new (used) vehicle... something I've wanted for over a year now.... a 2003+ Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, manual, soft top.... I will be saving up for a nice down payment, then finance the rest. It'll be a newer, reliable vehicle for me to take where ever, I just want something I don't have to worry about for a long time, and its exactly what I want, I can't wait.
Some time in the next few months I'll be getting my mothers '89 Brougham too, I'll do little things to fix that car up, but I will not be spending alot of money on it, that car will end up being parked at my parents place too, I'll probably get a 2-car garge tent thingy. The Olds... well, when I am done with college, I'll either sell it privately, or trade it in as well if I go thru Carmax or a dealer here, tho its not really worth anything. So then I'll have the '93 Coupe and the '89 Brougham being stored, and my only vehicle will be the Jeep, I'll like it like that.
I'd like Kahki.... but I can't wait...