Celicaless

2nd hand car trouble

On the weekend of Don’t Forget Your Mobile, as I was cruising along the M26, my ‘check oil’ warning light started to flash intermittently. I arrived home and found that there was no level to check – I was totally out of oil and nothing was registering on the dipstick. I didn’t have a leak and there was no blue smoke when I started the car, which is usually a sign that the engine is completely worn out.

Glug, glug

I added a whole bottle of oil and was told to re-check the level after approximately 100 miles – after all there was no way of knowing if it had been full to start with. Unfortunately, after 100 miles it had used more than half the tank of oil and today it went back to it’s seller.

Missing you already

In exactly one month I’ve bought, fallen in love with and returned my dream car – the garage are going to telephone me next week to tell me the outcome of the inspections. I’ve grown attached to my sporty, sophisticated Celica and it’s really difficult not to get my hopes up that it can be fixed. Thank godsh [sic] I got a 6 month parts and labour warranty with the car!

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3 Responses to “Celicaless”

  1. Oli says:

    In the immortal/immoral words of me, ack! I think my head gasket may well have just blown itself from here to right over there. Thank heavens for the waranty. By the way, I’m a little miffed about my car, should the garage try to tell you its not covered by warranty, let me know, I really need to get medieval on someone’s ass!

  2. Emma says:

    I have become slightly cynical recently and I have a bad feeling that is exactly what they will say.

  3. Emma says:

    Update: I am now with Celica! They didn’t actually fix anything, but added Toyota recommended oil (like that’s going to help) and told me to check the level every 100 miles or so.

    The guy said if it continues, bring it straight back because he won’t be happy that he’s sold a dud car.

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