The Black-Grey ’89 Beretta is dead, and it will cost too much to fix, having put so much money in it so many times recently. I’m going to have to sell it as is, sitting in East Otto.
I never really bonded with the car like I did my Horizon. I got it from my Mom’s estate after she died in the Spring of 1994. At the time, it had never seen a winter, and had about 4,000 miles on it! Now it’s just under 100,000 miles, had some dents and rust I couldn’t aford to have fixed over the last couple of years, and I haven’t even cleaned it properly in a LONG time. My Mom always said she would give it to Christina when she was old enough to drive. I don’t know if she was kidding, but I was hoping it would somehow last until then, so she could at least drive it once around a parking lot or something before it had to be junked. Anyway, I’m considering selling it on eBay, and converting the money to a savings bond so Christina will have it when she gets her first car someday.
Actually, it was in excellent shape until about 4 years ago, after letting some body work go and other things started to go, such as air conditioning, etc. Funny, but around 1996, I had an offer to buy it for $7000 from a mechanic, and I could tell he was totally erect at the idea to buy it for that much.
I remember that Horizon. I mostely remember it for the 3 times it stalled in my driveway. lol. I cant beleave the Beretta lasted this long though, I thought that thing died LONG AGO…
As for a new car, bid on this:
i hear it handles like a Delorean and can drive up walls like the Batmobile
My ’87 Horizon had a superior wheel base to height ratio of any car in it’s class, and many others considered “sports-style” cars. OTHER people who drove it said it DID handle a lot more like a sports car than what it was supposed to be. In fact, apart from acceleration, it took curves better than the Beretta.
And it’s the driver that counts, which is why I outdrove people with sports cars worth 5x as much (or more) on more than one occassion. I could take the Deleware curves at up to 62mph. Yes, it IS possible, and I have the bragging rights, cause it’s true — I did it.
“Bonded with your Horizon.” HAHAHA understatement of the century. I remember having so sit through interminable lectures on how it handled better than a Porsche. I remember when you seriously wanted to make FURNITURE out of the seats when you junked it. It was truly disturbing.