Well, it’s not quite as dramatic as that. And there’s actually a short story behind it.
So my Mazda 323, which is for the most part a good car, has just had a troublesome tailpipe since I got it. It’s loose, rattles, and has is actually broken in half at one point.
So this… was barely tolerable. It was noisy, inefficient, just plain annoying, but I put up with it for a while because I just didn’t have the time to jack my car up and fix it.
Finally, after a few months of owning the car, I got around to patching up the hole. Car sounded wonderful, all was well.
Then the whole thing fell off.
So until I actually get it replaced, my little hatchback sounds like a demon.