The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

August 20, 2013

Your View: Unfair practice?

By Geraldine Harden
Special to The Globe

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Is it fair to take advantage of the elderly? I am 93 years old and in reasonably good health. My eyesight is excellent and my driver’s license is current, so I am still driving.

I have kept my 1997 station wagon, which has under 50,000 miles, because I am comfortable driving it. I took it in for a checkup and was told the transmission would have to be replaced at a cost of over $3,600 and that the vehicle could not be driven as it was.

I had it towed to another transmission repair shop. That shop drove it over 10 miles, put it up on the repair rack and found nothing wrong with the transmission. I am still driving the car with no problem. Is there joy in taking advantage of the old?

Geraldine Harden

Carl Junction