Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Car?

No, we can't afford a new car right now but I swear we are spending so much on my car right now. I bought my car 2 1/2 years ago and I have loved it. I bought it basically brand new and it has been a great car. I never had a car car (only suv's) so I was excited to have a fun little car, but I just don't know anymore. About 6 months after I got the car it needed new tires. So, I spent $300 on just 2 new rear tires. Ok great, I thought I wouldn't be replacing those for a while. I was wrong. Monday my brother pointed out that I needed new tires so Jim and I dropped it off to get looked at. He was right, they said I need them now! So, we spent another $530 to get just 2 more rear tires! What in the world??? Since Mercedes have different size tires in the front and back you can't rotate them. Who knew? I sure didn't or maybe I wouldn't have bought this car. So, Jim and I have been contemplating what to do. We think the repairs and all should be good for a while so I think we have decided to keep it until it is paid off (2 more years). We will probably keep it a few months after that so we can save a little money. I love my car, but it is so expensive to keep up! I bought for a great price, but an oil change is $230 since it requires synthetic oil, I have to get premium gas which is not fun when the gas prices fluctuate, and any repair costs an arm and a leg.


WHEN and IF I get a new car, this is what I want...

Jim says these are just as expensive to keep up, so who knows what I'll get.

Sorry, I just had to vent about stupid expenses. Maybe I should just take the bus from now on.

Anyway, Happy Hump Day!

10 comments:

  1. I am so sorry! I have a 2001 GMC SUV and it is fine for now, but I just had to spend $650 to get tires and whatnot. It was not fun at all! I have a recommendation for a fantastic mechanic if you ever need one. He has bought tire wholesale from this man in Pooler that owns a Goodyear Tire place and he gets them for a lot cheaper. I got 4 tires for $485 including everything they have to do.

    I have no idea where you take your car to get the oil change and all, but if you go to Savannah Tire you might want to be careful. I went there originally to get the oil changed and they pointed out that I needed about $2000 in repairs. When I took it to this mechanic for a second look he said they were straight lying to me and that what they said was wrong wasn't at all.

    I had no idea that the Volvo XC90 was expensive to keep up! I was planning on getting one when I graduated and now I may not want one. Premium gas and $230 oil changes...YIKES!

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  2. I'm in the market for a new XC90 right now... so excited about it! Although I have been debating between the xc90 and the xc60, their new crossover. We shall see! I hope you get one sooner than later. :)

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  3. i will take one of those too please : )

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  4. cute SUV. Have heard they are expensive upkeep as well though........

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  5. Oooo, I want one of those too!

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  6. I have paid more to get my car fixed already than I paid for the car 5 years ago! I hate cars!

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  7. I wanted a volvo suv but I went to my dad to ask him about it and he told me to step away slowly, there was no way. I guess post volvo's new ownership (mid 2000's) they are terrible. My dad's friends are mechanics and such and they said people blow 1000's at a time on them. The thing that made me sceptical is that I know that so many people love them! Apparently, from what I have noticed, the people who love them either buy them brand new and keep them for 2 years or have them on lease so that they bypass all the problems that happen once they get a bit older. I know that I have an older volvo and in the last 6 months, i've spent well over $2,500 on it. Seriously though, if I could get/ afford one of the xc90's I would still totally take one!!! I just keep telling myself that it will cost alot of money on maintenance and I dont really have the money to do that.

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  8. I've actually heard really bad things about that Volvo. A friend of mine has one and has had all sorts of issues and it's been very expensive to fix every little thing.. Just throwing that out there! I still think they look great..

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  9. Love the Volvo. I recently heard that they are not comfortable and for that much money I want to be comfortable. I may still test drive one to see for myself.

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