Tank on EmptyTank on Empty

You Want $.67 In Gas???

December 17, 2007 about Chevrolet Cavalier

My 1995 Chevy Cavalier was the best car I ever owned! A couple years ago, I was playing the Cool Aunt, babysitting my niece and nephew. It was the middle of Winter in Ohio, which should let you know it was COLD. I realized my tank was on "E" and I was about 20 Miles from home. No problem, I'll just pull out my....my.....I didn't have my wallet on me! No wallet = no I.D., no cash and no Credit Cards!!! I stopped at the local Super America and had the kids help me look in my car for spare change. You know, Quarters you drop while trying to hand money to the McDonalds employee at the drive-through window, Dimes that fall out of your hands and you think was just a Penny and Pennies you drop and don't give a second thought about (when you have money!). After about 5 minutes of serious searching and one shiny Quarter from a kind stranger, we came up a grand total of: 67 CENTS. I went inside the store and asked for $.67 in gas, amongst the strange looks and laughs. I tried to hold my head high while I paid and then pumped the gas, which took an entire three seconds. We all got buckled in and ready for the drive home. As soon as I started the car, the light came on! I recalled from Drivers Education that you get the best gas mileage, when driving 35 miles per hour. Unfortunately, I had to take the highway to get home. It was a total of 18 Miles and all Highway, too. I tried not to let on that I was terrified; that I was going to run out of gas with my Sister's children. My Niece was smart, though. She kept asking "Why is the light on? I thought you put gas in the car?". "Are we gonna run out of gas?". I was terrified the whole way home. We managed to make it home AND stopped in my house, got my wallet and drove to the nearest gas station to fill my baby up! I was ecstatic that I made it and so proud of my little Cavalier! If only I would have know about this website, it would have saved me so much unnecessary stress--but I will always remember asking for $.67 in gas and my Cavalier for not complaining about it.

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April 28, 2011 by Lama

That's a great story! I also have a Cavalier and have also found myself without my purse and riding on "E." I scrounged up 92 cents (big money!) and made it home! Not the fanciest car in the world but it's my baby and it's working for me! :)

January 22, 2015 by Xannon

What a joy to find somenoe else who thinks this way.

September 27, 2015 by Arek

You might wanna try a place called Cuba Crystal I think they're on Alameda but look them up they're in the phone book. They also islnatl used windows if you can find one at a local junkyard.As far as labor go's theyre the cheapest I've seen. The real question is how much the actual windshield will be. It shouldn't be too much for a cavalier.

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