Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Goodbye Maxima

Last Friday I was hit from behind on the freeway. It was pretty dramatic, looking in your rear view mirror to see a white Toyota with smoking tires and swerving out of control as you are breaking for traffic. Boom! I was spun around but since I was breaking for traffic did not hit anything or anyone else.


The damage to our car was severe but the car was drivable. I was lucky. The rear drivers side was damaged and our trunk was hard to close. But today the Geico representative told me it was going to be about $6000 or more to fix which is more than the car is worth.
So...
We are getting a new car!
I hope Betsy lets us get one of these! (You know, for field work)

Dear Maxima,
We loved your plush soft interior, your roomy comfortable seats, your sweet sound system. We're sorry the last few years of your life were spent on the streets of San Francisco, and that you had to spend 2 days in the scary tow yard this summer. We'll miss your reliable transportation and hope you end up somewhere nice. If not, let your body be recycled into a new car. Goodbye Maxima.
Love,
The Santos'

9 comments:

Lindsay said...

Please do NOT get a BMW! I like you guys too much.

Lindsay said...

Oh, and glad you're okay, Steve. (though your brain seems like it might have been rattled just a little since you're fantasizing about getting a beemer.)

Betsy said...

I know...it's so not Steve.

Jen said...

Keep the Maxima. It's drivable,right? Why buy a new car when it's still going to sit on the streets of SF? Take the cash and run, I say.

Suzy said...

I'm sorry, I know this is a sad day for you but I can't stop laughing as I read this post because of the background music! I love it! But I too will miss the Max. May she rest in junkyard peace.

ps...I'm glad you're ok Steve :)

Steve said...

Lindsay: who buys a bmw for field work?
Jen: we would have to buy back the car and reregister it under a salvaged title.
Suzy: thanks

Erica said...

i'm glad both of you guys are okay. good luck w/ the car hunt!

amyandseth said...

glad to hear you are okay...sounds scary! I hate accidents!

april said...

Steve I am glad you are ok. How scary! Good luck in your search for a new car.