Date registered: Dec 2013
Location: Washington, DC
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One user on here accused me of being lazy (!!!!). I am not lazy. I am just a busy person, like many of us, and I didn't attend to a a minor cosmetic issue because I had to prioritize other more pressing matters than cleaning a bit of dirt in the engine bay.
A commentator on BaT said that the dusty bay suggested I was a neglectful owner. That's insane. Like a lot of us on here and BaT, I adore my car. I spend an inordinate amount of time with it. Every time I drive it, I listen obsessively for any weird noises (literally, it has become a running joke with my wife) and I keep an eye on every component, making sure everything works properly. I have always prioritized mechanical repairs above all else because I rely on the car as a daily driver.
When the A/C quit working at the end of the summer, I went out the very next day and immediately dropped a grand on the repair to fix it, even though fall was arriving and I didn't really need to fix it. Because I can't bear to drive the car with something not working.
I understand that by putting the car in the public domain I have to expect some critical commentary. And I'm all for constructive criticism that is offered kindly and supportively. The ad hominem comments above and on BaT do not fall into that category.
Last edited by newtome190e; 11-13-2018 at 08:43 AM.