47. A Car can be Expensive 一辆汽车开销很大
A： Where are you off to？
B： I'm taking the car to the garage. It has to be lubed， the oil needs changing， and the brakes are grabbing. I'm going to leave it so the mechanic can check it over.
A： I thought you just had it in the garage.
B： That was last month. I had a new transmission put in. The car's a real lemon. I've only had it six months， and I've already spent a fortune on repairs.
A： Every time I think about buying a car， I consider how much it costs to keep one up， and decide to get along without one a little longer.
Off to-going to （现代美国口语中常用off to，表示到…地方去）
Brakes are grabbing 刹车吱吱作响
A real lemon 一个道道地地的废物
Keep up-maintain 维持
Get along without 没有…也过得去