My Car

My 1994 Buick Century - This is my 1994 Buick Century.
Canada
November 24, 2007 2:01am CST
My car has all repairs done. I replaced the fuel pump which is what was the problem. I will need to be relying more on using my scooter therefore I need a van to be able to transport the scooter. I hate to see my Buick go. It's a 1994 but still a good looking car. It's posted in my photos. Has anyone else out there felt bad to sell a favorite car? I love the Buick, they really are a good vehicle.
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16 responses
• Canada
27 Nov 07
Your Buick looks like a really neat car, I can understand why you hate to see it go. I've always thought of our cars are family members--well, I do, anyway--and I give them names (my kids think I'm nuts for doing this). You know what, though, my cars have never let me down. Even when I forget to top up the gas and too late (!) notice the gas gauge pointing to the red zone, I will coax and cajole my car and when it stops, it is right in front of the gas station and will just have to be pushed a short way. Never fails! My first car was a grey VW 1200 (Irving), then a bright yellow VW 1500 Brasilia we called Yellowbelle. Our car in Nigeria was a white Peugeot that my son christened Pogo. In Canada, we had a red 2 door Mazda 626 my son called Reddy (I loved that car!), and then a teal blue Honda Civic we named Wispy (because of the licence plate). Silver Wispy (Acura 1.6 el that my son drove--he took over payments when my lease period was over. This is the car that was hit head on by a drunk driver.) I had leased a Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer that I fell absolutely in love with, but the gas Conker (named because of its deep rich chestnut brown colour) guzzled was driving me to the poorhouse! Anyway, just wanted to let you know you are not alone in feeling bad about having to say bye to your four-wheeled friend, that has given you long and reliable years of service!
• Canada
27 Nov 07
Thank You for your nice comments re: my car and also for sharing your experiences. I'm happy you came by to share with me.
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• Canada
7 Feb 08
Thanks so much, grandmaof2, for best response! Am just doing all my bread-and-butter posts the snow outside is so deep! Did you get the blizzard over where you are? We had two in a row....take care!
@drannhh (15227)
• United States
24 Nov 07
I have fallen in love with almost every car I've had and hated to part with each of them, but then it happens all over again and always the next one is better. What kind of scooter do you have?
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• Canada
24 Nov 07
I have a Fortress scooter. Runs on two gel batteries. Thank You for your comments.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
25 Nov 07
I'm on my third car and never got to sell my first two. I was very sad to see my first go though, it was my first car so of course i loved it. It was a '95 Hyundai elantra. Unfortunately that went because I was in a car accident and while the car was in the shop the shop owner decided to burn his shop down. So I lost my car completely. Then I got a 2000 cavalier and I never really liked the car. after 4 years a fedex truck decided to make a u-turn literally right in front of me and totalled my car. Niiice. so i'm on my 3rd car. A 2005 Mazda 3. Had it for 2 years now and I love my car dearly. It's the first one I picked out alone and loved everything about it. Of course I'll be sad when i have to see this one go, but I'm hoping this time to choose to sell it rather than see it destroyed. so be happy it wasn't just destroyed.
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• Canada
25 Nov 07
Good grief you've had a bad time with vehicles!!! Thank goodness you're still here with that kind of bad luck, that's scary. I have heard the Mazda are good cars. My only concern for me is I'm all about Buick and I need to let it go because I would never get my scooter to fit in the new Buick suv's. Thank you for your comments.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
25 Nov 07
I have had bad like for sure. But I am lucky, more than I realize most of the time. I'm not much on Buicks myself but I'm sure you'll find a van that you like and fits your scooter well.
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@deepu123 (104)
• India
27 Nov 07
may be its hard...once a car lives out a certain period of time...it gets expensive to maintain.... better get a new car...better maintenance deals...etc....these days better fuel efficiency too
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• Canada
27 Nov 07
Yes you're probably right. Thank You
@raydene (9875)
• United States
27 Nov 07
Sweets, I hope you can sell it quickly and get it over with... I loved my Tercel 4wd station wagon...but during a bad wind storm a huge soft maple fell on it and I would have to be 2 feet tall to drive it now... xxxxxxxx
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• Canada
27 Nov 07
Oh my goodness, enough to make you cry. Yes everyone says the same thing, sell it already.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov 07
Yes I have a couple of times and it is not nice My very first car which was my car had to be sold because my Ex Husband wanted a better car I cried as I loved that car but it went
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• Canada
25 Nov 07
I'm rating everyone a + it's so nice to hear so many positive remarks. I'm like you I have already cried and the car is still here. Thanks for understanding.
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
24 Nov 07
I used to have an 84 Buick Century. We do become attached to our cars. A friend (who used to buy and sell cars) once said "He wasn't married to them". He bought and sold some really nice cars. I hope you find a van that you will love even more than your car. Good luck. I hate vehicle shopping.
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• Canada
25 Nov 07
Yes vehicle shopping is not my favorite thing to do. Thank You for your nice remarks. +
@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 07
Looks like a nice car to me. I hope you would get a good looking van to replace that Buick! All the best to you!
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• Canada
25 Nov 07
Thank You very much for your nice comments. +
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
24 Nov 07
I once had a Buick..Century, I really liked that car too. It was my first car. I love my car and it would break my heart if I had to sell it. I have a 97 Monte Carlo and it still looks and runs really good. I'm sorry you are going to sell your car since you really like it, but I hope your like your new van just as much.:)
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• Canada
24 Nov 07
Thank You for understanding me and yes I will hate to see it go but there's better ahead for me and I just have to convince myself of that I guess.
• China
24 Nov 07
Looking the photo of your car, i deem it is beautiful car. I like it. I think not only one's favorite car,but some else you loved,if you must lose it ,you'll be sad about it .
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• Canada
24 Nov 07
Thank You for your kind remarks on my car, yes I will be sad to see it sell, but at least I know it is is top notch shape again.
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
24 Nov 07
I have liked every car I have had, but treated it as a means of transportation. I have been in two wrecks that totaled two of my cars (not my fault). My current car I plan to trade in eventually to get something else.
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• Canada
24 Nov 07
Fortunately I have never had a bad wreck. I was hit from behind once by a drunk woman. I had my truck in park and I was pulled over to the curb letting an elderly friend out.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 Nov 07
Im sorry you have to sale your car. I do agree its a fine looking automobile! When you get your van I think you will love it too. I think thats really cool you have a scooter.
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• Canada
24 Nov 07
Oh Thank You very much for your positive remarks.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
24 Nov 07
I had my 93 saturn for 13 years so it was hard to get rid of it this past June. I do miss it because I had it for so long but am enjoying my new car very much and the advantages of my new car. I am always wondering where my saturn is now. Someone I am sure has bought it and is driving it. The thing that I regret the most is that I should have sold it to a friend instead of trading it in. I could have gotten more money than I did.
• Canada
24 Nov 07
Yes so true using a vechicle as a trade in is not always the wisest thing. All too often I have seen dealerships give you what looks like a great price but what people don't realize is the cost of your new car is up by 1,000.00 to compensate for your trade in. I plan to sell private that way I know exactly what I get for the car. Thank You for your comments.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
24 Nov 07
Nice car! I have had several cars I really hated to part with. Now that I don't drive any more, I don't have to worry about my heart getting broken!LOL! Luckily, when I WAS driving, my hubby, who works on cars and small airplanes, took care of the maintainance and all repairs. That was very handy!
• Canada
24 Nov 07
Yes I agree it is handy when you can do your own mechanic work. My husband is or shall I say used to be a very good mechanic then everything when so computerised. Now you need special machines, gauges and tools and he's no longer able to do all the stuff he once did. Thanks for your comments.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Your car looks very nice. It's a shame you have to sell it. I've had a few cars that I hated to part with. Right now I own a 1992 Olds 88 Royale. I love this car, but will have to part with it soon I think. I think theframe is going, but you wouldn't know it, as there is no rust on the car. I hope you find a van that you fall in love with!!
• United States
25 Nov 07
I hate cars! I hate insurance and repairs and everything related to a car. I live in a city where everything is convenient, where all you need is two legs and a free bus pass ( incentive for university students). You might want to think about a Mopad.