K-Carma: 1986 Dodge Aries

Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos.  — Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829).  Regular readers of this website will remember K-Cargate — which started when someone here compared driving a K-Car to purgatory, continued when the president of the Chrysler K-Car Club defended K-cardom in the comments, and wrapped up with an eloquent treatise on the Thin Line Between Hate and Meh by Kaibeezy.  It was a distant memory until today when I opened up the tips box and found this thing looking at me.  Find this 1986 Dodge Aries offered for $800 in Alameda, CA via craigslist.

This isn’t just another K-Car sent in by Kaibeezy and ready for ridicule…because this songbird is owned by none other than Mr K-Car himself, the same president who pointedly asked us to show the lil’ K the respect it deserves.

Celebrity ownership and provenance aside…the real question we have today is — why is this little K-Car in jail?  Who put the car that saved Chrysler in the ’80s into the hoosegow?

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. –C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

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