As I said some weeks ago ([link]
, I was looking for a new car.
I put my current car on sale.
I announced it to friends, online or not.
I took it to dealerships, showed the car to various salesman.
I thought it would be awesome to get rid of my car.
That's when I noticed I needed to get a grip.
The Volkswagen Gol ([link]
arrived at our family thanks to some weird coincidences, which I won't bother to explain.
At the time it was bought, I had the Ford Focus Mk.I for my own. I was VERY happy with the Focus. Marvelous car, it looked brand new.
Some weeks were spent repairing and fixing the Gol.... and a couple of months after, dad took his Focus back to his home, and gave me the Gol.
I'm still in love for the Focus so, at first, I wasn't veeery excited with the Gol.
The car has some rusty points here and there, the hood looks awful (the paint is really worn out), and despite not leaving puddles on the way, it was leaking water from somewhere.
But the lil' Volkswagen proved to be a great car. It is compact, it is light, it is quick, it has great mileage, plus the power-steering works, the air-conditioning works, the electric windows work, the radio/CD/MP3 Player works.
All that needs to work, works! The engine is fine, the electrics are fine... money was spent on the Gol.
It doesn't look like a brand new car. But you can feel it drives like a brand new car.
And that's what I wasn't paying much attention to.
It all started one day, when I found out that our Gol is worth the same ammount of money than a Fiat Marea ([link]
, a car that I really like.
This made me wonder "So, I can get a car that looks better than my current Gol, and I won't spend much money on the trade... woohoohoo!
That's when I considered my options, and decided to find a Honda Civic Sedan EK.
The Civic has a good fame of being a tough car, and I simply love its looks!
However, finding a good Civic wasn't easy (as seen in here [link]
It's awfully frustrating to see how some people simply don't know how to treat a car well! They buy a car that has a fame of being tough, but they don't give the car a proper maintenance over the years... what the hell!?
I was very disappointed.
Everytime I showed my car to the salesmen, I saw that I had a great car in my hands.
I started to consider another option, the Ford Escort SW, a pretty station wagon that I really like. It costs less than a Civic EK... but finding one in good shape is way, way harder.
"So if I don't want to buy a car that's in bad conditions, it must look good, but I would need tos spend money to make sure it works fine...
And I realised it was all about the looks.
I wanted to trade my Gol, because "My car works smoothly, but it has some visual flaws, some cosmetic issues... that's it!
I don't want to sell my car anymore. I'd be an a****** to it, if I had sold it.
Actually, I was starting to feel like a f-ing traitor towards the Gol.
The car always served me well, and it only asked me a bit of attention for all the fun I had with it.
The Gol will be with me. And will stay with me for a long time.
The money I saved for the "trading-that-never-happened"... well.
I want to give my Gol a good look.
My idea is to repaint the car, make it bright red again.
...and make it look like its quite awesome brother, the Gol GTI 16v [link]
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