Off topic Car and other stress
on 2/23/12 7:29 am
I have to drive her to and from school until we figure out whether to pay for the repairs by taking out additional loans or whether to sell or fix the car. My commute just went from 20 minutes to over an hour.
To top it off, I got pulled over for speeding this morning on a remote road on my first day of driving her. I wasn't even going that fast and luckily the cop let me off with just a warning since I have a clean driving record.
My life sucks right now and I don't know what to do about her car. I just bought my first home and need to spend my money on making repairs and maintaining my home, not a stupid car for my kid. She appreciates it and takes care of it (she cleaned her car every week and babied it and gets good grades so it's not like she's an ungrateful brat). I just am overwhelmed and don't know what to do. She loves her Grand Prix and was up all night crying.
I spent most of my night last night printing out the cost of used cars for $5,000 or less on a used car website adn found a few with 90,000 or less. But to get her one I'd have to go into even more debt.
I don't know if I'm looking for advice or just empathy but today is horrible.
if she is old enough to drive...can she try to find a weekend - eveneing job to help paying the bills? Thatmay help you...
otehr than taht - stress is really hard on us... please remember taht vitamins and minerals are so critical during that time (body uses more B-s to cope) .
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on 2/23/12 8:24 am
anyhow, i would just chalk it up to experience, and yes it is very frustrating, make sure you have a trusted mechanic check out the next car before you purchase it...we now have one guy that wont charge us anythig to check it out..he checked out the aveo and didnt charge us...
maybe you can get something for the car you have now if you sale it or junk it out to a junk yard or sell it for scraps...
on 2/23/12 8:27 am
I will have to weigh all of my options and decide what to do. I am inclined not to put more money in the Grand Prix.
Is your daughter old enough to help work towards purchasing another vehicle, or paying you back through a part-time job? Might be something to discuss with her, or find alternative means of travel until a reliable and affordable vehicle can be found.
on 2/23/12 8:29 am
In the meantime I'll be driving her. We're not on any bus lines and her getting rides with other kids isn't an option. This is such a bummer! Thanks for your advice.
on 2/23/12 9:04 am