Posted: 03/28/07 08:11 AM
A Firend of mine posted this on one of my forums...
The another one bites the dust thread and a couple of other things lateley have reminded me of my old Land Rover. Like getting the Atlantic British Mini catalog. I used to get Atlantic British Land Rover catalogs....
Anyway, Jenn and I were already kicking around the idea of getting a Mini. About all we knew about them at that time was that they were cool looking and got pretty good gas mileage. She had a 2 hour commute for work driving a Suburban....it was getting expensive. We even drove a used one in Huntsville and dropped in to see a few @ Mini of Nashville on our way to a concert. We met JoMo and kicked a few tires.
A couple of weeks later this happened to my 1 of 250 Kalahari series DIIs.
Man I really dug that ride. Freak 15 - 20 minute storm uprooted a ~ 100 yr old maple tree in my front yard and smashed it. Stupid me backed the LR out of the driveway so we could take the Suburban to Huntsville. Had I returned it to the driveway it would have been fine and we probably wouldn't have the Mini.
Oh yeah, I didn't learn my lesson. About 6 months after getting the Mini I backed the Mini out of the driveway and parked it on the street (in the exact same spot) to take the Suburban to work. Any guess as to what happened?
I come home for lunch to find a Caddy parked in my front yard. I though, "Ok this is strange" and pulled into the driveway. I didn't notice the Mini was hit until I got out of the car. Man was I pissed. To top that off a 5 day repair job ended up taking 5 weeks. :eh: While at the repair shop another freak storm blow over the rack containing my window that was removed to install the new quarter panel. :no: Smashed!