Ruzter Tales

August 2, 2008

Adieu Le Baron, Adieu

Filed under: Neat Stuff — Ruzter @ 5:34 am

I finally sold the Le Baron today. $375 of cold hard cashola.

I have mixed feelings:

  • Thankful that my $1000 investment lasted 3 years and 40,000 + kms
  • Relieved that I no longer have to deal with people saying they will buy it only to have their wife ask for a divorce (seriously)
  • Happy I can cross selling it off the list and turn to giving TLC to the other vehicles I own
  • Disappointed I didn’t get the $500 I was asking.
  • Guilty that, even though I was COMPLETELY upfront about the condition of the car and it was running fine that it will somehow break down on the guy that bought it. But as Dale put it, many people pay more for their pedal bike.
  • Curious as to how the Le Baron would have done in the local demo derby.
  • Reminiscent of the nicknames it had: Cattle Baron, Mini Pimp Mobile, Mule (brown, tempermental and slow) and the Exxon LeBaron Valdese (Tranmission fluid hemorrhage that left a stain on the street and down the gutter past the neighbours house that I can still see.)

Bon voyage Le Baron.



  1. My feelings on this occasion:
    Grateful to have a vehicle that can pass another vehicle on the highway.
    Somewhat sad that we will probably never again own a vehicle that seats three on a front bench seat. (I really am a closet sit in the middle girl.)
    I’m not sure what the feeling is, but I will miss not caring a lick if someone backs into me or a shopping cart is blown into the car.
    Reminiscent about that perfect upholstery and the cushy seats. They were pretty spanky. They don’t make car seats like that anymore.
    Relieved that we have a car that can be turned on and allowed to warm up without the engine revving out of control, good grief.

    Bye bye cattle baron, it was a slice. I hope your new owners are good to you.

    Comment by Kirsten — August 2, 2008 @ 6:14 am

  2. Cushy seats that weren’t really that great for my back… though i will probably never have an old school steering wheel like that that is thinner and you can really wrap your hands around (and get a death grip).


    Comment by Ruzter — August 2, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

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