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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

To Buy or Not to Buy

So yesterday I had yet another windshield broken on a Las Vegas freeway. This one hadn't been replaced but 4 or 5 months ago... sigh. Yesterday after it happened I called Karl to tell him I think my car is cursed, and I'm ready to get rid of it. My little Hyundai Tucson is only about 2.5 years old, and I've replaced and/or repaired 5 tires due to foreign objects, had a series of door dings and dents removed, rear-ended someone and I was sideswiped by a stupid lady in a Chrysler. Now I'll be replacing the windshield for the second time. I know I'm on the road a lot for work - but sheesh, I've never had such bad luck with a car since my old hooptie Chevette back in 1989. That thing was broken down more than it was on the road. When I bought a new car, I really wanted to set that thing afire.

Karl has been working on finding me a new Dodge Ram. It's been sort of a mission for him for a couple of reasons: 1) He knows I really wish I had a truck again and 2) If I buy a new car, he has a reason to buy a new one too.

He actually talked to a friend yesterday who could special order what I would want and could get the payment to a reasonable amount. By reasonable, it's more than my current payment, but much less than the payment I had when I had a Dodge Ram before. Although I'd REALLY, REALLY like to do it, I just can't justify it in my head right now. So much for my impulsiveness... Well, that is, as long as I stay off the car lot. If I step foot into a new truck, it's all over.


An80sNut said...

I freak out when I have to drive behind trucks that are 'shedding' gravel. They seem to dance just high enough to hit my windshield but none have done more than a little nick. (Going across the room to knock on wood.) Anyhow, I love my Tuscon. It is that mix between my Rodeo and an economical car. I do want a Lexus sometime but I don't know how I'd do my shopping, buy huge items or go to garage sales in a car with a pampered interior. I'll never be satisfied with just one car.

Vegas Princess said...

The windshield thing has happened to me and my husband twice. In this city it is impossible to keep a car nice if you drive on the freeways. I have discovered my hood is riddled with chips from gravel bouncing off my car, flying objects come barreling toward you while you are going 70. You just can't keep a car nice here. Unfortunately I have to take the freeway to get to work or it would take me two hours to get there.

BeckEye said...

You need to buy a tank.

I miss my car and driving SO much, but I certainly don't miss all the upkeep involved with owning one. And I'm certainly not missing paying these outrageous gas prices!

Meow said...

OMG, how unlucky with your windshield.
Cars can be so expensive to upkeep.
Have a great week.
Take care, Meow