Presenting, our newest member of the family. A 1993 Dodge Intrepid. I just finished the last detail today, by getting it registered. Happily, we did stay under budget with the fix-ups, including the registration! We spent about $275, and the A/C now works perfectly. I have to say that Uncle Ken probably saved us about $2000 in labor, so thanks Ken!
I really like driving this...I wonder if Danni would trade and let me drive this and she can have my van? Yeah, probably not.
The interior looks nice, doesn't it? I was really surprised at what good condition it was in. We got lucky...found someone on Craig's List that was leaving the state, badly needed money and was desperate to unload the car.
Edited to Add, July 2008 - Yeah, badly needed money and wanted to unload a car that had a slight tendency to OVERHEAT. Like, if you were going more than 5 blocks, or if you had to sit at a red light, or if you dared to try and run the air-conditioner. Skeevy bastards. They knew about the problem too, because of the ungodly amounts of antifreeze with sealant that they used to try and fix a non-existant leak. I'm thanking God, again, that Ken is an electrician and loves Dodge cars. Because with a lot of his help, and not too much money, after a new water pump, new thermostat, new heat-sensor indicator thingy, a radiator and cooling system flush, and a serious bit of re-wiring....NOW the damn thing works. Phew. Caveat emptor, indeed.
My absolute favorite part of the car is something that Kylie discovered. We didn't even know about it when we bought it. Here is the back seat...
And here is the surprise fold-out child seat that's in the middle of the back seat! Kylie found this while she was just climbing around back there, the owner never even mentioned it! Did anyone know that these had even been thought of in 1993? I sure didn't! This solved a big problem for me, because I wanted Danni to be able to take Kylie around if I need her to, but she didn't want to have a car seat in her car. Kylie really still needs to be in a seat, because she's so small. Perfect solution!
I crack myself up sometimes. I've been using this car to run around during the day instead of my van. Hee!
Well, it's road-worthy and ready to go. I'm glad she's going to get practice driving it before she goes for her license. Also, my parents have offered to pay for a teen defensive driving clinic, which we will be signing her up for very soon.
In the meantime, I still get to drive the car. :)