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|Return with Vengeance (standard:Fan Fiction, 2366 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Mar 12 2013||Views/Reads: 1759/1046||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Hindus believe in reincarnation and karma. VW Beatle came back as Jetta in reincarnation to Juggarnaut for payback for his past bad karma.|
Return with Vengeance Subba Rao The old Dodge van was cumbersome and guzzling gas like crazy, at $4.45 per gallon on the Big Island, it was not a good idea to lease the van from the landlady who was very picky and demanding on use of her old van, so Juggernaut decided to buy an used vehicle to use for the remaining stay on the island. On Craig's list he came across an advertisement for 2000 Volkswagen Jetta for $2,800 with 112,000 miles. Juggernaut made an appointment to meet the seller at a strip mall in Pahoa to see the car. The seller was a young man, half Chinese and half white in early twenties, he said he wants to sell the car to get money to go to California to join her sister working as a nurse since he was not doing anything productive here on the island; his mother a Chinese American works as a special education teacher at local school. The seller came across as a decent person telling they were originally from Turlock, a small town outside Modesto in California. While working for a company, Juggernaut visited Turlock several times. The seller said he was born in Turlock and came to Big Island when the family decided to move to Hawaii. Juggernaut as usual caught up with the so called ‘ole talk' with the seller and developed positive opinion on the seller. The Jetta appeared great with shining black color as if repainted, the engine was clean and the drive was not bad though Juggernaut struggled to drive the stick shift since the last time he drove the stick shift was almost 30 years ago in Jamaica. While taking the test drive, the car stalled several times for not changing the gear in time. Juggernaut forgot how to coordinate the clutch and change gear with stick shift. He got the hang of it driving stick shift in no time. Juggernaut took the VW Jetta to a local mechanic for inspection, but the mechanic was not familiar with Volkswagen nevertheless checked it superficially to declare as a good buy for the price. Juggernaut paid the seller in cash and in Hawaii the title registration costs only $5. Juggernaut drove to the car to his cottage only to find the driver side door cannot be locked with the electronic keyless entry device. Replacing with new batteries didn't make any difference and a new key to program would cost around $450 at the VW dealership in town. The keyless electronic device opens the trunk, the gas tank lid and all the doors except the driver side. Click here to read the rest of this story (360 more lines)
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