Well, we finally figured out what we were going to do about our car problems. I couldn’t justify purchasing a brand new vehicle, and it felt like the car dealerships were trying to rip us off, so we decided that we were going to be patient and just make do with having one working car (and two broken ones). Last Friday as I was sitting at my desk, an elderly gentleman came in to ask one of the tellers the NADA value for his car: a Ford Freestlyle. I almost passed out.
I went over and asked him if he was thinking about selling it, he told me he’d like to buy his wife a new car, and that he was considering it. I told him I was definitely interested and would like to know more. I knew that he had taken excellent care of it and most likely it had low miles on it. I was right: 17,000!! I was ecstatic.
We ended up getting the vehicle on Thursday. I think we made the right decision. We had talked about buying an older, cheap car, but with the bad luck we’ve been having with them we decided to spend a little more and get a more reliable car, and something we can use for when we have a family. We weren’t able to pay cash, but I’m anticipating paying that loan off as soon as possible. We sold one of our old cars yesterday, and when we get the money for that we’ll put it right onto this new auto loan. I’m completely happy with what we did and I love my new car!
Do you think I made the right decision?