Me being myself, I spontaneously went out and bought myself my 6th car about a month ago. See, I have this habit of seeing something I want and just going for it. I was a week into sourcing my next drift car, something still a struggle to kick, but a little bigger than the MX-5 so I didn't always feel like I was in a go-kart. Lo and behold, I can across this Lexus IS200, with MOT, a running engine and a guy using it as his daily, at £280, where could I go wrong? A phone call to my friend and we were on our way to pick it up that night.
We arrived, and took a look around the car, had a nose in the engine bay, handed over the cash and committed to the hour drive home, which the car made pretty easily without a problem.
A couple of days later, loving the fact I now had another RWD car, I took the car out for a quick spin, and low and behold, the engine started to overheat and wouldn't turn back over. After letting it cool down, I managed to limp the car back home and dump it outside my house before it completely overheated on me again.
A big order to Euro Car Parts (classy right?) for all service parts for the car, including cam belt, timing belt, filters, oils and everything else, I got my heart set on getting the car fixed. Being woken up by my best friend coming into my room, we set to taking the car apart preparing it for some love. Ripping out the interior, much to my parents' confusion of why I was dumping a full leather interior, and taking out most of the engine bay, we hit a block in the road when the crank pulley decided to stay put and the cam belt snapped clean in half.
Now the cars been sitting there waiting for someone to give her some love, and finally get the cam belt timed up properly before I can get her out onto the road and sideways!
Here's hoping the next couple of weeks she'll see the road, fly through her MOT and bring me some much-needed happiness.
Do you have a Lexus IS200? Show me some inspiration!