Last summer I had her driving the '94 CE convertible. At first she hated it because I bought it without really sitting down and talking about it. Finances were tough at the time, we had just moved and had not yet found a job. She was looking for financial stability through pure savings (hard without income), while my strategy was the opposite - buy a nice CE for dirt cheap and flip it to get her some savings. I was in the doghouse... until she drove the car. She fell in love and didn't want me to sell it.
So when they are working, it's great. I think it's more the emotional disconnect that she feels when there is competition for her time. If you have ever read the book "The 5 Love Languages," she scored like 100% quality time and that means sitting face to face and talking with no distractions whatsoever. Meaning when I work on the cars, she feels like they are competition for my time. Time equals love to her, so they are competition for my love and she is fully against them. I've tried to explain that Saab, Honda, Toyota, Ferrari, they would all need maintenance and the newer the car, the more expensive. Saabs are the lesser evil. But she doesn't seem to get it.
So maybe it would be smart to just get a full rebuild on the SPG and get it overwith. Then have a good running one and I think that would make her happy as long as I'm spending more time with her than the car. It's just the finances we would have to work out. So I guess it all depends on how soon I can sell the parts from the SPG parts car we have. Let me know if you need anything!
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