Friday, July 22, 2011

The Dodge Stratus

The Strat is flying low these days
Caught up in rusty, cracked malaise,
Stumbling blindly through a haze
And all the while I'm hoping,...

Hoping that the tires hold,
Looking past the carpet mold
Praying, "Please, I know its old,
But maybe it's a phase?"

Debit cards and dollar bills
Can cure the aches and fix the ills.
"Pay up Bub, for auto pills."
Alas, alack, oh heck.

"Here's the money, take it all
While you fix it I'll just crawl.
I should buy an auto pall!
Alas, alack, oh heck."


Bike Bubba said...

Or da video, eh.

I'd suggest a bicycle until winter, but then I'd guess that visitation to farmers would be longer than you might want to attempt.....and I'm pretty sure stinking sweat is not a sacrament in the Lutheran church! :^)

Bike Bubba said...

Another thought; do you know what the difference is between a Jehovah's Witness and a Dodge?

Answer; you can close the door on a Jehovah's Witness. :^)

Gino said...

get a hyundai. havent had a problem with mine and its 7 yrs old.

bubba: ill have to remember that JW joke.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

We were planning on getting a larger vehicle when baby #3 was getting ready to arrive. We might fix this one to get us through the 2-3 years. Or we might start looking for the new vehicle now. I've liked this vehicle as far as its peppiness goes, but I can't say that I'm attracted to Dodge for the future. Of course, the auto bailouts already had me thinking that way.

Tom Badguy said...

Was the person saying "Pay up, Bub" Wolverine? lol

Gino said...

when it comes to cars for hauling a large family, i think bubba may have a few pointers of experience to offer.

or, you can call the local morman church for advice.

Bike Bubba said...

OK, so I'm a smart aleck, and now we get all serious.

Harrumph. :^)

At any rate, I've seen families very happy with all kinds of minivans and crossovers--the kind of "it's 80,000 miles, time for a new headgasket for your Windstar or Tundra" shenanigans are thankfully mostly over.

The key issue as I see things is "do you have a mechanic you trust to tell you what needs to be done before it's a disaster?" If the answer is yes, almost anything will be fine. If the answer is no, no car will do.