My Car...

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  1. Sklar

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    I've had my car since July 31, 2002. It has served me faithfully and has been a wonder asset in my life.

    Today, I had to let my car go. It was at 216,091 miles and, for the past few months, nickle and diming me to death. Today I found out that the wheel bearings on both the front tires had to be replaced and that was going to set me back 785 plus tax.

    So I said enough.

    With my mothers help, I got a 2007 Saturn Ion with only 31091. It's a great car and I really like.

    But I do still miss my previous one, too.


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    What was your old car?
     
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    It was a Saturn 2002 SLC1 that had 3 miles on it.
     
  4. D_Gunther Snotpole

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    Three miles in six years?
    It served you well, Sklar.
    I hope you do as well with your current car.
     
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    Sorry for your loss.
     
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    Congrats on making the most of the old car. It sounds like you are bailing out at the right time ... the monthly payment on your Ion will surely be a lot less than $785.

    I have a 2002 Passat with 168,000 miles on it. The car still looks and drives like new (I pamper it) and has been super-reliable ... aside from new CV joints, belly pan, and standard wear-n-tear stuff like brakes/tires/battery, it's all original.

    No matter how much you love a high-mileage car, the question of how much more you're willing to put into it is always a dicey one. At this point I'd say that if my car needed a $1,000+ repair, it'd be the end of our time together.

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    No, Senior, it had 3 miles when I GOT it. When I let it go, it had just over 216,000 miles on it. :redface:

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    Even better.
    (Actually, I assumed you had meant to write thee hundred thousand miles or something.)
     
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