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Thursday, June 15, 2006

The End

Those of you who know me know the kind of fine automobile I drive.  And by fine automobile I mean flaming pile of dog crap in the shape of a car.
I drive a '93 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cierra with over 150,000 miles that hasn't been exactly well taken care of.  Its a miracle that the thing functions at all, but function it does, and pretty well all things considered.  I would get a new car, but I'm a cheap bastard and I can't justify spending 20-30k on a new vehicle when I have one that is still functions sufficiently.  Plus I really only need to drive it once or twice a month.  My wife usually takes the train to work, so I just drive her car. 
Monday was one of those days when I got to drive my car to work, as my wife had to stay late and thus couldn't take the train. So there I was, driving along just minding my own business when all of the sudden some goofy lady in a minivan decides that she doesn't need to use her brakes to stop, the car in front of her will do just fine.  Unfortunately the car in front of hers was mine, and while it did stop her car's forward momentum it sustained a fair amount of damage in the process..
The damage isn't so bad that a couple grand couldn't fix it like new, or at least as good as it was prior to the accident, but as I said, the car is an old piece of crap, and a couple grand is most likely a bit more than its worth.  I think if I were to try to claim the expense for an oil change through my insurance, they would just total the car.  That's about how much its worth.
So tomorrow morning I will be taking the car into the shop for them to tell me what I already know.  Time to look for a new car. 
On the one hand this really sucks, because hadn't exactly planned for a new car in my budget,  and I really don't have time to do any new car shopping or research. But on the other hand, I've never had a new car, and it would certainly be nice to drive something that I'm not embarrassed to be seen in.   
Anyone have any suggestions? 



At 8:59 PM, Blogger John said...

Acura's kick ass.... here is one that rocks ( is still under warranty. Allison used to work at CarMax, she says that all of the cars they sell are inspected very closely so are in good condition.

When looking to pay for it, I would suggest . We used them to get our Acura, really easy, and you would be supporting a stock you own. Let me know if you need any help.

At 10:08 PM, Blogger TripJax said...

Had to buy a new car this year as well after my car quit on me. Good luck with all that.

Guess it is time to step up the poker play to pay for the monthly payments eh?!

At 7:37 AM, Blogger Kipper said...

I own 2 Honda Accords...
200k on one
an 56k on the other.

All I have ever needed was brakes and mufflers, headlights.

Oh and I needed to replace a lock but that was my fault

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Derek said...

All the Acura sedans are great (TSX, RL, TL). The Honda Accords are just as reliable.

My wife has a '92 Maxima with 100k+ on it and it's still running like a champ. I'd certainly recommend them as well.


At 4:13 PM, Blogger ZeRat11 said...

I never really considered the Acuras, but everyone recently has had good things to say about them. I'll have to give them a look.

I do like the Accord. I wish their hybrid had hybrid like gas mileage because I'd be all over that.

It would be nice if my excess poker bankroll could fund a new car, but I'm not quite that good. Unless I stumble into a big tourney win in the next week or two.


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