Sunday, June 16, 2013

Shopping for Cars

We’re delving into that thing we love to hate, buying a big ticket item. Our car took a dive recently and now we are once again living with one vehicle. It’s a tough time because not only do we have the market, but everyone is sick, and the future is somewhat unclear. Then again, there’s never a good time to drop that kind of dough, is there?

As I’ve mentioned, we knew this day was coming, we just didn’t think it would happen so soon. In retrospect, it’s amazing we made it this far, because when you look at our car, it’s pretty beat up. The rust is so bad that the body is literally falling off the frame. You can just tap it and it breaks off in chunks, so you know bad things are happening to the frame underneath. The car really isn’t safe and shouldn’t be driven, especially with the kids and at high speeds. I’m thankful the wheel didn’t break off when we were on the highway, that could have been a disaster.

Now we’re in the market for a new car. The question is, which car? The biggest issues is cost, of course, which includes the price of the car, fuel efficiency, and reliability. There are many options, and since we did this a few years back, we are not completely ignorant. Just slightly.

Time is a consideration, as well, since not only do have our lives to lead, but the market happens every week, and it goes without saying that we can’t do it with one car... or can we? I think this time around, we’ll land a car more quickly than the last time, which I think took about 5 years.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Anthony Dorman for the pic.

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