What other ?exotic? car owners moan about...

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Amphipoda@yahoo.com, Aug 9, 2001.

  1. Amphipoda@yahoo.com

    What other "exotic" car owners moan about...

    So we all agree our Amphis have a few minor
    nuisance problems. Nothing we can't handle
    as long as we float along together and seek
    each others advice. Just for a little perspective
    I offer the following story which has several
    variations but is always linked to some rich
    bastard's "exotic" car.

    <<<< Walter ordered a Jaguar the minute he became
    a partner in the law firm. He'd earned his wealth,
    now he was intent on enjoying it. Flaunting it, even!
    It was a beautiful car. However, after a week, he
    began to notice an annoying rattle. He brought it
    back to the dealership where they did a thorough
    check-up. They found nothing wrong with the car
    and told him he was just sensitive because it was
    a new car.
    But the rattle was still there! After two more check-
    ups by the dealership, Walter vowed not to bring the
    car to them again. Every time he got in the car, the
    rattle annoyed him just a little bit more, until he was
    so enraged that he decided to pull the car apart in
    his driveway...
    Three hours later, the rattle was still there each time
    he started the car. He turned the car off and got out.
    Enraged, he kicked the door panel just below the
    handle. Surprise, there was the rattle, even though
    the car wasn't running!
    Walter tore the inside of the door off and found
    what had bothering him all this time . . .
    There was an empty bottle of whiskey with a note
    inside. Walter opened the bottle and read the note . . .
    "You finally found it! I drank this fifth of whiskey
    my last day working for Jaguar, and couldn't resist
    giving it to someone! I hope it drove you crazy you
    rich S.O.B!"
    Walter couldn't help but laugh . . . >>>>

    So my amphibious amigos, doesn't that make you
    feel better about your shuddering clutch, spongy
    shocks, shorted wiring, un-sending unit, steering
    wander, scabs of rust, bilge slime, boils of paint,
    Lucas ignition system, leaky door seals, noisy exhaust
    system, torn convertible top, faded interior, missing
    dash knobs, worn out floor rubber, slow wiper motor,
    rotted window guides, tired seat springs, floppy sun
    visors, rotted wood cargo decking, flat spare tire,
    break-a-way Bakelite pulley wheel and more greasy
    nipples than a back street in Amsterdam. At least
    our problems are of substance, real stuff that makes
    us float above the rest.

    `64 Turquoise
    San Diego, CA

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