Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I bought a car last May. New York requires a safety and emissions inspection every year which means I was due. I had it done today. It passed but the mechanic recommended replacing the transmission and brake fluid. I suppose I will have this done but it bothers me a bit that I have no idea whether it is really needed.
The car is a 2004 Toyota Solara. Like every car I have ever owned it has more than 100000 miles on it. This is because I am a cheapskate. This has some advantages but I overdo it. My previous car, a 1986 Toyota Celica, was in pretty bad shape when I belatedly replaced it.
The picture was taken last October. The car is parked on Quaker Bridge road with the Old Croton Aqueduct trail in the background.