Car Troubles Solved!

Posted by Mrs Money on October 4th, 2008

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2006-freestyle-pueblo-gold100_5863.jpgWell, 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?

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4 Responses to “Car Troubles Solved!”


  1. Kacie says:

    Sounds like you did the best you could! Sometimes, people give me a hard time since we have a new car and we still owe money on it.

    My husband and I aren’t car-savvy, so those repairs that pop up all the time would probably clean us out, and we wouldn’t know the difference.

    For us, maintaining a new car is what works for us.

    Hopefully, we’ll be able to keep it for many years. I don’t know when we’ll get another, but instead of it being brand-new, I might try to find one that’s a year or two or three old.

    Since you’re completely happy with what you guys did, I think you made the right decision!

    Good luck paying it off as fast as ya can!

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  2. Kacie says:

    P.S., is there any way your readers can access post comments from the main page, instead of clicking on the individual post?

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  3. Mrs Money says:

    Kacie- I feel better knowing you are in the same situation as us. Sometimes I feel incredibly guilty. I know we are lucky to have two cars. I think we could have gotten away with just having one but it would be inconvenient. Thanks for pointing that out about the comments! I had fixed it but I guess the other day when I changed something I erased that. I appreciate you letting me know!

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