written by owen on 2005-Nov-11.
After michaelhalvorsen almost died in a car accident I got to thinking. I need to buy a car. Especially now that I finally got my drivers license. I am not going to go into the details about the drivers license - took a while but I got it eventually. I have always pondered why they sold gasoline to random people so that they can drive around when the JUTC provides perfectly good buses. And will they run out of the stuff by the time I get my car - if ever. I might have to pull some projects out of a hat this month in order to amass the money that the insurance people are going to charge me on my new license. Bastards.
Now for the car, I am looking at something used rather than new. Because the whole new car thing seems like eternal personal debt. Maybe a new one for my second car. 6 years old - not a new shape but with power stuff and windows - I'm not picky. Manual is preferred because I have spent all that time getting lessons and it gives me something to think about when I am stuck in traffic. Traffic which is a constant now-a-days in Kingston and Portmore. 6 to 9 am and 4 to 8 pm every week day. Sheep. But I don't expect to go anywhere between those times - ever. It should be a small car with 2 doors. Not because I have no friends but cars with fewer doors are cheaper and lighter. A lighter car should be more fuel efficient. I care about the environment and hurricanes.
It should be somewhat sporty, so that I tell the hoes "bitch get in my car". I got no pickup lines. I should not need to modify it much but some rims are a necessity. 15 inches rims are cheaper with low profile tires. Because obviously the car will be more than just functionality - it a status symbol. The gasoline dealers association of jamaica were to go on strike sometime last week but called it off for some odd reason. One thing I have always hated about jamaica is that we don't have any kind of oil mining resources.