Re: New Car Jones
I've had new car fever lately. Not too long ago I'd often say I doubt I'll ever buy a new car. My granddad--among others--thinks buying new and driving it several years is cheaper than buying used. So far I've come out very cheaply with used cars, but I'm starting to wonder if it's because I'm good or just lucky. My sister has had horrible luck with used cars, but then she's terribly rough on the new ones, too.
Someone earlier mentioned rentals, but rentals always make me realize how old, decrepit and noisy my current ride is. (I periodically get rentals for business trips.)
I had been planning to put about $1k in repairs into my car to keep it going for another couple of years, but now I'm wondering about the wisdom of that versus buying a replacement used versus buying new. Much depends on the move back to TX, though, so no car decisions until I figure that one out.