Most of the time when I get a call from Nic during the work day he's says, "Do you want to hear the bad news or good news first?" And I although I'm more excited to hear the good news, I always go with the bad news first just to get it out the way. So here we go, starting with the bad news...
bad news :: We took our Subaru Legacy into the dealer a couple weeks ago just for routine maintenance and found out that the head gasket needed to be replaced. And that it would be $1,500 to fix right before Christmas thankyouverymuch. Isn't that always the case?!
good news :: After a weeks of researching whether or not this is normal for a car with very few miles, which it's NOT by the way, it dawned on him to check his glove box. That trusty glove box ended up containing a 6 year warranty that had been purchased when they bought the car and it didn't expire until June of 2013. Head gasket covered in the warranty, yay!
bad news :: Of course there were a few other problems they found while fixing the head gasket that weren't covered under the warranty.
good news :: These repairs would cost $250 instead of a grand total of $1750 without the warranty. I'll take it!
bad news :: Nic would be out of a car for the better part of a week.
best news of all (according to Nic) :: They gave him a brand spankin' new 2013 Subaru Impreza to drive for the week while his car was getting fixed. I'm pretty sure he was secretly hoping they would say his car was in disrepair and that he would get to keep this shiny new car. ha
bad news (again, according to Nic) :: His car was all fixed by yesterday so that shiny new car had to be returned to the dealer.
Don't you just love car troubles? :)