(Closed) …And there goes my car.

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Obviously you are tight on money, but i am too, i only put down $500 on my car when i got it (2009 nissan sentra) and my payement are around $300 a month.

I say you take the $1500 that your dad offered and put that as a down payment, and buy a new or nice used car. It is worth it. THere is no reason to spend money on a crap car that you know is going to break down in the next year… and it seems like it will be too difficult to not have a car at all.

OH, or look into leaseing a car that will only be about $150-200 a month..

Good Luck Girl! Sorry you have to go through this 🙁

Post # 4
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1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Getting a new trans would totally depend on the make and model of your car. If it’s a honda or toyota, I’d say it’s worth it because those cars can go forevverrrrrr.

If not, I would sell it and get another cheapy car. Spend a little while looking so you get a good deal.

I wouldn’t get a car payment, personally!

Post # 6
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2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@HeatherShane: Depending on how tight you are on money… even $150/mo is A LOT to me! But I do think you should go for a little nicer car. And if you decide to stick with only one vehicle for a little while it might be best to sell both of yours for something a little better that is less likely to poop out on you too.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@GreenEyedMoon: you can get a used toyota with 100 plus miles on it for 1500-3000 dollars through private sellers, or websites like CarMaxx. My sis just got rear ended and had to get a new car….there were tons of Toyotas for sale! Pretty nice ones too, for the price. They usually have 150-175k miles on them, but if they were well taken care of, they will be a good investment.

Post # 8
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@GreenEyedMoon:  I had the transmission fixed on my car, but that’s because my dad (who is a good mechanic) assured me that it would put it back into put it back into “good car” status. but my car is one with a reliable track record (mazda) and it has low mileage. everything else on it runs perfectly.

don’t buy a used car if you think you can only afford a crappy one.  it will be just as big a gamble as fixing your current one!

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