Ted Klumb is a Commercial and Residential Real Estate agent with First Weber and CEO/Founder of TKOR, LLC property management (www.tedklumb.com). He lives and works in Menomonee Falls, is a graduate of UWM, and is married with two children. Ted is also a former member of the Menomonee Falls School Board, a faith development music teacher, and musician who’s enthusiasm far exceeds his talent.
Recently Chrysler, one of the US’s big three and formerly owned by Daimler-Benz, was bought by FIAT. FIAT, for those of you too young to have purchased that brand in the 70s or early 80s, stands for Fix It Again Today or Fix It Again Tony.
In the early 80s, when I was near flat broke, I owned a 1964 Dodge Polara that my Grandfather left to me. He took excellent care of that vehicle and even so it was still starting to rust. Nevertheless, it was one of the most solid and reliable cars I ever owned.
My college roommate bought a used Fiat X-9, a very sporty fastback mid-engine roadster. He laughed at me and my old Polara and told me that his car would attract so many women, but unfortunately there would be room for only one.
I towed his car more miles than he was ever able to drive it. When we both could not believe how unreliable that car was we looked it up in Consumer Reports and discovered it was rated a -1, the lowest in the history of their evaluations.
When driving on a dark desert highway in Arizona, I was rear ended by a drunk pregnant woman in an RX-7, which pushed my Polara into a Chevy Nova. Both cars were totaled and I ended up driving home.
Today the maker of the Dodge Polara is now owned by the maker of the X-9.