I didn’t realize what effect sitting still for two years has on a car. My trusty mechanic Sir Richard of South Deerfield, lifted the Altima up on the lift and showed me how the brakes were totally rusted where there usually would be shiny steel. “Yep, gotta replace that,” he said, in his famously stoic way. “And there’s an oil leak too.”
Armed with my questionable mechanical review, I went back to my neighbor and bargained her down for about the cost of said repairs. Still, with 36,000 little old lady miles on it, I think this car is a winner. I can’t wait to cruise off on a long trip in this new moss green sedan.