Cars

Car dramas

Has anyone else noticed that some car makes are more reliable than others while others are unreliable and cost so much to fix? I bought this really expensive high-end car a few years ago thinking it would last longer and be less likely to have any faults due to the extra money I had sunk …

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Friend’s New Mechanic

I have a very first world problem, but it’s something I hate. My friends and I are all from the suburbs but now we’re at the age where we’re moving out of our family homes. When people started moving out I expected them to move to a similar location that we already live in, but …

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Stuck Sleeping North

Sleeping in your car isn’t as bad as most people assume. It’s cheap, for one thing. For another, it’s better than living on the street. It’s nice and cosy, and I actually find the chairs more comfortable than my bed back home. Just got to look on the bright side of things, you know? When …

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Location, Location

When I lived in Sydney, Tasmania seemed like such an unreachable, far-off land. I was well aware that it was no less accessible than most of the mainland – I mean, it wasn’t like I was about to hop in my car and drive to Broome or Adelaide. Still, it felt more distant by virtue …

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Jamaican Mud Cake

Names are just weird. Like, something sticks, and that’s that. No getting rid of it. I just had a ‘Jamaican mud cake’ from a cafe, and while it was excellent and totally worth the calories, I couldn’t help but wonder why it was called that. Then I had an image of two people with thick …

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Joys of Car Travel

Well. WELL. Now it all makes sense. All the riddles have been answered, all the Sunday morning newspaper crosswords filled in, all the thousand-piece jigsaws puzzle with inaccurate boxes and/or confusing subject matter like a picture of a pile of identical sprouts…they have been solved anyway. I know it was sneaky, but there was such …

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