(Closed) would you fix your car if …

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh man! Great question! We have put alot of money into our car recently, so I’ve been where you are before.

If you absolutely need it and can’t afford something else, then I guess putting money into it will do, and you could probably get some more years out of it!

Curious to know what other Bees think..

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would do enough work to keep it running well enough for your weekly errands.  It doesn’t have to be in tip top shape to get to the store.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

What exactly is wrong with it?

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think it makes much financial sense to put $3000-$4000 into a car that is only worth $3000-$4000.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

once a car is worth less than what it would take to fix it… its time for me to get a new car.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Well since a new car isn’t an option I would fix it. Zipcar may cost the same as keeping it but you can’t donate zipcar for a tax deduction in 3 yrs.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My mind always goes to the worst case scenario, I would probably do it just to have a working car on hand in case something came up where I needed to get somewhere quickly and didn’t have time to get one from zipcar or elsewhere.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

@janie-janie: No. I had to make this decision in March and I chose a new car. Granted it was my everday, need it to get to work and make a living car.

Why is getting a new (or new to you) car not an option? 3-4K is a pretty decent downpayment and/or will get you a decent used car.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@JoJo Bananas: my thoughts exactly. Get it running. It doesn’t have to be in perfect condition to function for what you need it for. Why would you buy a new car that you’ll have to pay for for years if $500 could get it functioning acceptably

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