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Subject:  Re: How we got into this mess Date:  9/20/2005  12:28 PM
Author:  mew5280 Number:  211051 of 309665

I love Toyotas, drove a 1985 Corolla for 8 years (bought it a few years old) and sold it for $500, not bad.

Another key for me is finding a good, reliable mechanic. Everytime I take my car into my neighborhood fix-it shop for maintenance, I tell myself that $1000/year more or less is nothing compared to a monthly car payment. Here's a great story...

This particular neighborhood shop is closed on the weekends so when my husband had a flat on Friday at 4 PM, I called the shop for a refer