Thursday, February 23, 2012

New car time?

I think so, as does someone else, but at this time when I'm almost guaranteed to be laid off next year it is a no go. Who wants a car payment anyway?


65,000 on my car and I'd like to get 100,000 out of it, which shouldn't be a big deal considering it is well on its way to that.

I love my car, don't get me wrong, but dropping $800 for 2 new struts, an alignment, and brake fluid flushed was a bit much. It was $500 for tires a few months back, $300 for brakes a few months back. Oh, and it needs to have the transmission fluid flushed soon.

Someone tells me I should just lease my cars so I don't have to pay for anything other than that - and yes - I am driving less since living close to him, but a car payment every month?

I could get something sporty and sexy; something luxurious; something big and boxy; or a blah blah sedan.

And most of this stuff is routine - minus struts - but it is a lot!


fan of casey said...

Mike: As tempting as it may sound, the lure of a new car, don't take on more obligations if you don't have to -- just wait another year until the job situation stabilizes. Yes, you have to put in more $$$s in repair and maintenance as your vehicle ages, it still is cheaper than locking in a car loan for 5 years.

D. said...


What kind of car do you currently drive?

Aek said...

Didn't realize that the job front was so potentially tenuous . . . definitely wait until that sorts itself out first.