Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 14:16:55 +0100 From: "Andy Hookins" <andrew.hookinsnopsamamnopsamodata.co.uk> Subject: Re: How do you convince your wife that a c900 is a wise choice?
"Nutmegger" <nutmegger_7717nopsamo.com> wrote in message news:b6mvih$6pncs$1nopsam38055.news.dfncis.de... > > "Andy Hookins" wrote::: > > > > Yeah, but our 9000 is heading that way - ECU upgrade, > > > > suspension partly done with more in the next few weeks. > > > > > > I have something going on with a wheel bearing in my 9000. > > > > If it's noisy replace it, otherwise, if it just feels like something > > is 'flapping around' then you may get away with re-tightening > > the hub nut. Good luck. > > Heh.....I can't get away with that. Shame! <snip> > > Just sorting out pricing on a 'sports' system now + a few HP > > :-)))) Its actually costing out at less than a SAAB backbox > > and centre section. So next time in needs welding back on > > I'll just replace it. > > Well...isn't that amazing. I will keep that in mind, when my day is due. Will add to my insurance premium though :-( <snip> > > > I'm concentrating on the door lever first > > > > How's that going? > > It's not, I got caught up in some legal issues last week. I will get to it. I don't envy that. <snip> > > I drove a Honda Civic 1.8 vtec (169 bhp) one time last year, > > maybe it had been driven over a few too many kerb stones, > > but it was a nightmare, pulling to one side as you put on the > > power and then quite violently jerking back to the other side > > as you changed gear! > > Ugh! I drove a Ford Marquis that I borrowed for a while while my car was > down. Same thing, I was fighting the wheel so hard while driving that I > actually got sore muscles from it. > My indy normally lends me one of his cars when he does work on my 9000. It often ends up with me saying 'I like 'x' about your car - please do it to mine <snip> > > The tiny tin can gives plenty of feedback, mostly its of > > the nature 'I'm going over here now because there's a > > rut in the road - OK?' > > LOL! So, in essence, the car is driving you. Yes - nuts ! <snip> > > on model. What worries her is what I might start wanting to > > do with the car once I've got it ;-) > > Oh well........ > She wouldn't want to do the same? Aside from the money she's only got good things to say about what I've done / had done with my 9000. But two (mini) project cars would probably be a bit much. <snip> > > Anyway, we've agreed to look at a c900 for now as a stop- > > gap. > > Good! I'm glad to hear it. Everything is looking good, lined up a few to see etc. but calamity is never too far away... > >When our cash flow improves and we are confident > > that it will stay that way then we will go for something newer, > > then I will get my 9000 back, we will sell the 900 and my > > wife will get the new (to us) car. > > I see, you've got a plan all worked out. And that plan has just been knocked of course by the double whammy of the discovery that the head-gasket on the 9000 is starting to fail and my Finnacial Advisor 'phoned (on my birthday no less) to tell me that our mortgage endowment is 25% below target. Get me some soup - I need to cry into it :-( > > > > Of course, by then I may have fallen in love with the 900 as > > well as the 9000 and we may need 3 cars ;-) > > Yes, you never know! I may never find out :-( AndyH '94 9000 CDE