What happens when you get rid of your knackered old motor? You patch it up with putty, stick it in Exchange & Mart, con some 19 year old into shelling out £1,500 and then run like Linford Christie with a hot poker up your backside, that's what.
Not, though, if you're the tech writing, folk singing, semi-professional skeptic Wendy M. Grossman, that is. When Wendy said goodbye to her clapped out old Nissan Prairie, she wrote a two and a half thousand word lament to it. Sweet...ish.
I can understand how people get attached to consumer goods though. You should've seen the state of Chris Green when he had to get rid of his fridge.