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*Paints her credit card white and waves it like a flag* - GROWL — LiveJournal
*Paints her credit card white and waves it like a flag*
$350 to fix this set of car problems.

Yeah, sorry Boise-types, there'll be no Christmas presents from Summer this year.

Current Mood: crushed crushed
Current Music: Tori Amos - "Silent All These Years"

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gailadora From: gailadora Date: October 3rd, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Esaru baby! Hope your day goes a little better.

damienroc From: damienroc Date: October 4th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
A few years back, I was driving an '88 Reliant. The brakes started to go, so I took it in, and paid almost $500 to get them replaced. That effectively wiped out a month or two of savings.

Not more than a few weeks later, the engine light popped on. Then I got a flat tire. I considered buying a new tire for it, but realized that the other three might be bad, too, which would have put me down another $200. I took it in and got it looked at. The verdict: the engine was shot and would likely need to be replaced or rebuilt.

I thanked the shop, picked up my car, and started looking. I could have paid for the repairs, but I had that niggling thought in my mind about what the next problem would be. And the next after that.

I found a '97 Honda (then it was six years old) for a very reasonable price. I've missed having that extra $200 or so each month, but in the time I've owned it, I've had one problem. Compared to all previous cars, it's been a godsend.

I don't know what your financial situation is like, but I'd suggest looking for a new car. I'd even more suggest looking for a used (but not too used) Honda or Toyota. Nothing flashy, but reliable.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: October 4th, 2005 05:18 am (UTC) (Link)
If I had the means, that's exactly what I'd do. Unfortunately, I don't make enough money to even be able to make the modest of monthly payments. The car repairs were put on my Firestone credit card account.

But yes, you're right. That is the best solution. Sadly, it just isn't in the cards just yet.
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