Monday, March 20, 2006

Goodbye Toyota

We said goodbye to the little Toyota Camry that we bought 6 years ago. We left her at CarMax and I hope a nice family adopts her. She hasn't been very happy being left in the garage for month after month. Her battery kept dying and her tires would get flat sides while we were gone to Mexico. The mechanic also told us just sitting there for long periods of time wasn't good for her long term health....she needed regular exercise.

We have been talking about downsizing to one car for about a year. When we are in Mexico, of course, we are only using one car and when we are in Houston about 90% of the time there is always one car in the garage. We think that with just a little planning we will do just fine with one car. So, I hope that it works out but it does seem strange. You know Texans just expect their horse to be ready to ride at any time.

1 comment:

Jerry M. Pine said...

I was sad to get rid of my 1986 Toyota Camry a couple years ago even though it had 200,000 miles on it. I had it for 18 years, and it was a very realiable car.

I replaced it with a 2004 Toyota 4runner. It's a delight to drive. Both of my Toyotas have given me far better service than either of my Dodges or Pontiac.