The check engine light that comes on and goes off without reason.
Wait, not impending doom.
Okay, impending doom again!
The artwork of oil droplets it paints daily on the driveway. Time for some…uh, kitty litter? Is that what you use for oil stains?
This may look like a normal seat buckle. But upon closer inspection you’ll see it’s a jammed seat belt buckle. It gets stuck like that every time I unhook. I have to use a key to pry it back up when I want to buckle it again.
(Don’t worry mom, it’s still safe. Just mildly annoying.)
The air pistons on the back hatch don’t go up all the way, making the glass stop at a prime location for you to knock your head on if you’re not paying attention. Oh yeah, the air pistons that hold up the engine hood are shot too.
We’re hoping my car makes it to her 10th birthday next year. Or at least to see the day when A-Rob’s car is paid off.
I was thinking that buying a new car would occur way, way into the future. And when I think about this event that exists way in the future, I envision myself buying a used car. I’ve never bought a used car, I hear it’s an economical option.
But with these signs of impending hooptie-dom, it’s looking like buying another car could be sooner rather than later. And I fear I might chicken out on my plan to buy used.
The truth is, I like new cars. Their low mileage and long warranties give me hope for a brighter tomorrow. I like walking into the dealer and saying “I’ll take the red one!” Then signing some papers and being done with it. It’s just so easy…and also not economical.
I may have to start mentally warming up to the idea of buying a used car, like the eight months it took for me to warm up to cutting cable.
What about you? Do you buy used or new? Or do you lease? Which option do you think is best and why? This new car lovin’ girl needs help with this one.