Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Automobilis Repari!

Following on from the last post, the Ricardipus-mobile is now fixed. It's like magic: throw a wad of cash at it, and hey presto! it becomes repaired even while you're not there to see it happen.

And there I was, thinking I might have to buy a replacement:

Ferrari California, times two

Despite what I said about it before, this would have done nicely.

11 comments:

pinklea said...

And what would have been wrong with such a replacement, I'd like to know? (It's only money, you'll make some more!) LOL

Ricardipus said...

The only problem I can see is that the back seats are stupidly small. I don't think I could wedge the child seats in there.

Otherwise, no problems at all... well maybe in a different colour. :)

#Debi said...

I don't think that car is primarily marketed towards families with small children... :)

Pseudonymph said...

There's just enough room in the boot for your Honestly Won Tim Tams. Plz to send address my way for envoyance forthwith.
Or the weekend gets in my way. And they're tempting, on a Sunday afternoon...just sitting there...

The Wrath of Dawn said...

Froomious Zoomious!

Or... Mazdas. Can't kill 'em with a stick.

Alethea said...

But you could drive them with a stick. Why don't you? A little surprising for a car lover.

Ricardipus said...

Alethea - I am lame. I admit it. I cannot (hangs head in shame) drive a stick.

However, I could drive that California's paddle shifters, no problem at all. Sequential shifter = me. Stick shift = me and a lot of stalling and burnt clutch-plate odor.

Sigh.

john.g. said...

I used to have a pedal car lke that!

Aled said...

Due to a problem with my PC and a missive from my boss in Germany requesting untold 'marketing information', I only just noticed this post. I apologize.
Since first moving to the US all those moons back, I've never understood the need to have a stick shift. It's an anachronism. Or put another way, a PITA. My wife hated the idea of getting an 'auto'. She might lose 'control'. Of what, pray tell? She now only drives the Honda Fit/Jazz and finds the old Toyota a regal PITA!

Alethea said...

Driving an automatic car is like driving a toy. It's fun, and easy, but if you like to (have the illusion you) feel it respond to your own gestures, nothing beats a stick shift.

One is never too old to learn new motor coordination skills. :-) Nothing to be ashamed of, though!

Ricardipus said...

Thank you Alethea. I'm holding out for paddle shifters (which, I'm sorry to say, you can get in Smart Cars now).