(Closed) New Vehicle or Vacation (honeymoon)???

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: New SUV or Honeymoon?
    Buy a new vehicle and scrap going Mexico : (14 votes)
    37 %
    Go to Mexico and get a new vehicle next year : (21 votes)
    55 %
    Other (I'll tell you below) : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Oh darn….First of all, I am so sorry you are faced with this dilema.  Normally I am 100% practical and would say to get the car.  You NEED it.  However, it sounds like your car is functional, just needs a bit of work.  I”m assuming it’s paid off.  What if you took the honeymoon now and saved up for a car?  You mentioned you don’t need it until you have kids.  Getting the SUV now will increase costs so much.  Higher insurance, high title & registration, WAY more in gas money, and most importantly, a large car payment.  I would go on the honeymoon and budget every month the amount of money you would be spending on the SUV and then set it aside for a large downpayment.

    Post # 4
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    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I kinda agree with PP.  I usually say that needs come before vacations, but it sounds like your current car may get you through another year or so.  Plus if you are starting to have kids in the near future, who knows when you’ll be able to do something like this again soon. 

     

    Post # 5
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    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    i say go to Mexico with the $2000 you loose the second you drive off the lot in a new car and buy a really good barely used one 🙂

    Post # 8
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    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I agree with PP….

    • New Tires on ’98
    • MEXICO TRIP
    • SUV Fall ’11

    Post # 11
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    440 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I’m of the opposite opinion, especially considering that you live in Alberta! Personally I’d want a new car for the winter to know I wasn’t going to have any issues while on the road, and would put Mexico off for a year {you can still go while TTC or while preggo!} and go with the car first.

    Post # 13
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    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think you should get your car fixed first. That big clunk that you are hearing could be the motor mounts or the drive train. If those fail, it won’t be drivable. New tires would also be in order. If you have bald tires and it rains or there is ice on the road, you could lose traction and get into an accident or worse. I say fix the car, go on a minimoon closer to home, and then if you still want a new vehicle, save up for it and get it next year.

    Post # 15
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    1317 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Honeymoon! I’m normally very practical but I think the honeymoon should come first (since your car is still functioning). If you don’t go now, it may be awhile before you get to go. Enjoy!

    Post # 16
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    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I am with PP who suggested a slightly used car and trip. I was goinf to suggest something cheaper than an SUV but it sounds like your winters require 4WD.

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