- 2 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
This is just a rant. I am so frustrated. My car is a 2005 Honda Civic, and it just keeps having one problem after the other. I went over the 100K mile mark this summer, and it seems like everything is going downhill. I noticed a squeaking sound when I backed up, so I took it in to the dealer for a diagnostics check. Turns out, I need the front AND rear brakes replaced as well as the front tires. What makes me angry is that my husband replaced the front brakes in MARCH, and they’re worn down because he got the wrong brand. ARHGHGHGHGHGHGG. Also, he is the car person, and he has always told me if he notices my tires look worn or whatever. Apparently, the front tires are so bad they wouldn’t pass inspection…yet my husband was putting air in my tires the other day at the garage and he didn’t notice. So either the dealer is lying or my husband sucks at noticing things. I know I shouldn’t fully rely on him for car stuff but he’s supposed to be really good at it. ARGH. So I’m annoyed with him and with myself. But still, tires need to be replaced from time to time. So all that work will be almost $1000, which I certainly don’t have. It also doesn’t have a functional key fob, so I have to manually lock and unlock the car (first world problems, I know), and the gas tank door doesn’t open anymore, so I have to go through the trunk every time I get gas.
This brings me to the next part. This is where I’m gonna sound like a brat, but again, I just need to get this out. My husband’s dad was kind enough to give me this car when I moved here three years ago. That’s awesome, and not a problem at all. But his dad buys cars for his siblings and their spouses/significant others on a REGULAR basis. My husband’s younger brother, who literally does nothing but sit around and watch TV and go on the Internet all day, gets a brand new car every year. His girlfriend does, too. My husband’s older brother, who does have a job and works, gets a new car less frequently, but still relatively often. His wife has my mother-in-law’s “old” car, which is a 2012 Honda CRV, which my MIL traded in for a Honda Pilot earlier this year. Meanwhile, my husband and I, both of whom work (I work full-time, plus teach a class, plus tutor), have his 2003 Dodge Ram, the aforementioned 2005 Honda, and my husband’s car, a 2009 Jetta. My husband paid for both of his cars. I know I got mine for free, and I am happy about that, but I cannot help but feel we are getting snubbed or something as far as being given new cars. I know my father-in-law likes me. He speaks very highly of me, and we have a good relationship. It just feels like we work hard and get nothing, and my husband’s brothers, especially his younger brother, does nothing and gets a lot for it.
I am just complaining and frustrated and I have no idea how I’m going to pay for the car. I want a new car with no problems. Anyway, I know I should just be grateful for the car I have and shut up, so I will. But I had to get it out of my system.