oh god, I took the car in for a service and a warrent, and LO, behold, the $550 minimum required repairs quote I have in mine hand!
to get a warrent it requires....
front suspension bushes replaced
engine mount is worn argh... no wonder there were so many vibrations/
some kind of belt replaced (by the time the mechanic got to this my eyes were watering and there was a rushing in my ears as I saw all the money I had pass before my eyes. but its not the cam belt)
Not to mention it needs a new battery,
Power steering fluid,
New Spark plugs,
and blah blah blah
just as well I already have a lot of my christmas shopping done.
Damn if only Auckland had a decent (or any kind of) public transport system, I could ditch my car altogether.
Hey I could even walk, I tried that one day. Takes just under an hour. I may well be doing that tomorrow.
Its definately a beer day. Maybe even a 2 beer day.