Photo Credit: Mini
Photo Credit: Mini

Today, I asked readers to describe the nastiest surprise they’ve ever found on a car after purchasing it. One commenter’s post is arguably a car-buyer’s worst nightmare. Prepare to cringe.

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Commenter Dasupersprint has my deepest sympathies, because holy damn what a sinking feeling that must have been discovering all this rust:

Karfreek (can’t disguise his hate for all things Mustang)’s response is right on the money. Finding out your new project is much more Fe2O3-laden than you anticipated is definitely cause for a bit of weeping whilst curled up in a ball.

I myself have spent many a night in this position. It’s only a matter of time before my body assumes this ball-shape permanently.

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Speaking of balls, as a prize for your great comment (and out of sheer pity), Dasupersprint, here’s a song honoring the most celebrated ball in the world:

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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