OKAY. So here's the end of the story, yo.
I live in Texas. And during the summer it gets pretty warm here. Triple digits and such. So air conditioning? Is a good and joyful thing.
Alas, Damien has AC issues.
He's got it, and it's good -- nice and cold and deeeelish. But the problem is the smell.
For whatever reason, whenever I slow down or stop with the AC (or heat) on, Damien starts to reek of gasoline. Like seriously stanky.
We've tried to have him fixed before, but nothing has worked. Damien's just a smelly boy. So it's become second nature for me to reach over, turn off the heat/AC while I'm slowing down/stopped, and sit and freeze/sweat for several minutes until the light changes.
But in the middle of a Texas summer, that's pretty miserable. Especially if I've got kids in the car, I don't want them a) sweating to death or b) breathing in the gasoline. And I don't want me breathing in the gasoline. It's just not healthy.
(Oh, and the sweating is a problem, too. Especially when my makeup starts dripping off my face.)
So I may be bidding adieu to my beloved Stallion. And trying to find a new car. Because I needz one. Problem: I don't have any money.
So this should be fun.