Thursday, January 4, 2007

Back to Basics

There was a big flood that inundated Bacolod before Christmas that totally submerged the one family car we have that we use to bring the kids to school. The "ECU" or the computer that serves as the vehicle's brains was rendered inoperable. While that vehicle is being repaired, we decided to buy a car that hearkens back to the very first car we ever bought in the US, a Hyundai Excel GL 1990 model that we christened "Charlie" after the salesman who sold the car to us in upstate NY. Back then, everyone told us to stay away from Hyundais. We used it for 6 years and drove it to Texas, Georgia, Arkansas and many other places and the car never gave us one bit of trouble.

I find it auspicious to own an itty-bitty 1.1 liter Hyundai Getz, as our first car in the Philippines. After all the gas guzzlers that we drove in the US, it is comforting to go back to a simple environmentally-friendly Hyundai.

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