just a little update: my car is running great and everytime i get in i whisper sweet nothings and caress the dashboard. i tell him how happy i am i'm not making payments on him and working a second job. (it's a boy after all- stick shift).
i've given him a name, a rather embarrassing one, that i will have to use when he brings home his first girlfriend to meet me: Teeny Weeny Tighty Whitey. it fits right? doesn't he just look like a little pair o' fruit of the loom?