I might end up with a new car. My mom’s 2007 Ford Focus to be exact. I love my car, Abraham the Altima. He’s a 2001 Nissan Altima. I love it because I’m used to it, which is completely normal. The only problem is: he shakes when I drive it. The steering wheel shakes, the hood shakes, the seat sometimes shake too. Not that normal. I got it checked out, and the reasoning is this: I need a new catalytic converter. I don’t know what the fuck that is, but I know it costs $1,800. The mechanic says it’s not necessary now, but it will be soon enough. Well, I don’t know when “soon enough” is. And that scares me. To the point that I’m not entirely safe driving Abraham. I feel nervous when I drive him, sometimes. That’s never good. I love driving my mom’s car. Because it’s the shit. It’s better than my Altima. Probably because it’s new. I don’t even know how to explain it, I just feel better driving it. I feel bad if I do end up selling Abraham. It’s been less than 2 years. I love that car, but it’s 9 years old and I’m seriously afraid of it somehow breaking down on me. The check engine light is always on, and it’s always due to the fucked up catalytic converter. So, Honda City sold it to me with the check engine light turned off. I have to do the same thing.
I also need the bank to approve my parents loan. That’s what needs to happen for all this. The loan goes through; my parents lease a 2010 Honda Civic. It doesn’t go through; I’m stuck driving a car that I no longer feel 100% safe in.
Like I said though, I would love to have the Focus, but it would be hard to give Abraham away.