I had an accident with our '90 Spirit. Unfortunately the damage far exceeds the car's value, so it's been written off. Rather than throw away some odds and ends I have for it, I thought I'd give back to the EEK forum participants for their advice over the years, by giving away the items for the cost of mailing* them.
For each item, I've chosen a random number between 0 and 100. The person guessing closest to the number by 4:00pm Thursday Nov. 22, going by the time on a pm or topic reply, gets the item.
*With the exception of the hubcaps, rims and compact spare, which would have to be picked up.
- one new headlight bulb
- two little black plastic valves supposed to ventilate the water-in-headlamp problem
- factory plastic litter bin that sits on carpeted transmission hump - for blue interior
- two rear seat headrests that velcro to rear window shelf - velour, matches blue interior
- windshield washer hoses/nozzles that clip on the wiper arms
- Message Center, missing a few bulbs
- three packages of 1/2" x 1/8" chrome adhesive plastic trim strips
- 12oz spraycan of Diamond Blue base paint
- 4 oem hubcaps in varying condition
- compact spare
- 3 original rims, one with mounted tire
- Haynes Spirit/Acclaim service manual, plus comprehensive Spirit/Acclaim parts list
- original 1990 Spirit new car brochure
I must add that the accident woke me up to the reality that, given developments in safety features, maintaining a really old car may be a false economy in some important ways. Having airbags, or stability control, or similar features may reduce injuries or save the lives of yourself and family - or even others. So the money saved keeping an old car going, as opposed to paying for a newer one, may not be worth it at some level. Even if you are a careful driver, things still happen.
If anyone's interested in the car's upgrades such as the brand new headlights, remote power door locks and alarm, Traveler trip computer or custom front headrest extender pads, or other things like the new battery, new alternator, good oem floormats, decent engine, I can help track down the car. It may still be in Merritt, BC.
I'd like to thank the community spirit of EEK owners that have done so much to help me maintain the car over the last 11 years.