Saturday, January 16, 2010

what a week!

Sending the car into get serviced wasn't going to be to big of a deal, our mechanic had said that there were a few little things that needed to be done but overall it wouldn't cost us to MUCH!

Monday afternoon they ring and said "Its really bad news!" I felt sick and ready to puke with dollar signs spinning around in my head. They went on to say that we were looking at at the very least $5000 to fix not including what he hadn't found when he opened it all up. Worst case we were looking at 1000s of dollars, he went on to say that he COULD patch repair it so you could sell it!

I hung up the phone feeling sick and getting an instant headache! Al and I talked and talked over and over both heated and non heated conversation. We had over talked every different option. There wasn't a pretty way out of it at all!

SO IT CAME DOWN TO these....

option 1
IF we fix the car we want to do a total overhaul at the moment the prices is only to half fix the engine
I don't want to half fix it then have no money if the other half frooks up
so it would cost prob around the 10 000 to do all that

option 2
we buy a brand new car! Will be tighter but we are kinda going to be stress free without the worry of of the motor blowing up!

I went into see what the trade in would even be with our old car they said only $10 000 the same amount we needed to fix! It all seemed so back to front to pay to fix a car that was only worth the amount! And who was to say that it wouldnt fall apart again in 2 years time????

We decided that we would apply for a loan to get the brand new car and if that went though then that is what we would do.

Never in a million years did I think we would be drving a BRAND new car at the end of this week... But we are!


Terri said...

Congrats!!! What a gorgeous car!!!

Suz said...

I can't see the top pic, but the bottom one looks great! How fun, in a round 'about way LOL. Enjoy your new stress free car!

What kind is it, I can't tell by the bottom pic.

I find it interesting how different countries have different names for the same cars.