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Old 12-30-2008, 02:12 PM   #785 (permalink)
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Well, the ForkenSwift is going to hibernate for this winter; I just cancelled the liability insurance.

Ivan has enough on his plate (and vehicles in his driveway) that he hasn't been using it much anyway. If I were in Ontario, I probably would have kept using it for my local driving, like last winter. Though I would have had to make a serious undercoating effort in the fall (which I didn't) to keep rust at bay.

So keeping it off Ontario's salty winter roads is actually a really good thing for a car of its age and, um, metallurgical condition.

ZZZZZ. Aside from a once-a-month maintenance charge on the batteries, this EV will snooze until April.
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