Do manufacturers set out to make the non-warranty parts as crappily as possible to ensure that repairs will still bring in money? Just wondering. I shouldn't complain - I've had 5 years of almost completely uneventful driving. But all of a sudden, it's as if some timer went off and the car said "Quick! She's only got 6 months left on the bumper to bumper coverage!" and now, here I am, hemorraging cash I didn't have in the first place.
If you need me I will be on my verandah this weekend, fanning myself and steeping in gin. I aim to try Hendricks, which I hear is infused with cucumber. Sounds divinely cooling for the anticipated high 90s we're supposed to get.