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Monday, July 12, 2010

City Selling 'Retired' Cars

The first line in this story from the Coeur d'Alene Press today reads 'Want a sweet ride? Bid on a city car.' Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Sorry, I'm over it now. I've never worked directly for the City of Coeur d'Alene, but when I worked for the City of Spokane, the Street Department cars were not sweet 'rides.'

I usually drove the world's first Toyota Prius. The rear window was segmented kind of like bugs eyes, so it was hard to see out when backing up. It would shut itself down after idling for a short amount of time too, so a couple times I actually tried to drive when a long traffic light turned green and founded out to my embarrassment that the car had shut itself off. My favorite car though was an early 90's Crown Vic former police car. The defrost didn't work so in the winter I had to scrape the outside AND insides of the windows.

You may find a treasure though, so check out the CDA Press article and see if anything catches your eye. Then let me know if you bid on one.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Dude I bought that car too and I think that was the biggest mistake of my life. I was facing same type of engine problem as on every signal I had to start the engine again

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