Monday, May 14, 2007

Bored with Your Corolla / Prius / Civic? Have We Got a Solution for You!

By Lauren Gard
Mon, May 14, 2007 at 4:55 PM

Looking to put a little fun in your commute? Now's your chance to swap your run of the mill ride for your very own street sweeping beast! According to an ad on Craig's List, which features several alluring photos of the vehicle, you can own an chunky blue and white Tennant 830-II Street Sweeper for a mere $10,000 bucks. "This vehicle runs, but it does need work," the ad states, explaining that it features non-working signal lights, balding tires, and a dead battery. Sounds ideal, we know, but note that the item is not only sold "as is," but "where is" as well. (That would be Berkeley.) "If you have any questions, please write to us and ask, we will answer them to the best of our knowledge," instructs the ad poster. Okay, here are a few questions for you: Can any old Joe buy a street sweeper? If not, how tough is it to pass the street sweeping driving test? And most importantly, once we're ready to step on the gas, where do we go to get the parking tickets that we plan to place beneath each and every windshield we hurtle past?

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