Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Cars! Cars! Cars!

posted by Jeff | Thursday, March 4, 2004, 12:57 PM | comments: 5
Actually, Sunday is tournament day, and that's a different topic.

The Cleveland Auto Show is happening right now, and of course everyone on the planet is trying to move cars. What's worse, my car is starting to frighten me. It has a lot of weird vibration problems that aren't related to alignment or wheels (because I just had one and my tires replaced/balanced). That concerns me.

Truth is, I never really liked the Camry. It seemed logical to get one after having a Corolla for years, but I don't know, I just don't like it. I really like the new Corollas. If I got one today and broke even on the Camry, I could get my payment down under $300. I'd likely save another $25/month on gas too.

But I can't have a new car. Steph gets the next new car because I got the Camry in 2001 and she got my hand-me-down Corolla. That's not fair.

I hate cars. I really do.


Stephanie, March 4, 2004, 6:26 PM #

Whatever...I'm doing fine with my own Corolla. It's a peppy workhorse. So what if it has lots of miles? I've been taking care of him rather well and it doesn't make sense to buy a car for someone who drives downtown, parks in a crappy garage and goes to school with a bunch of idiots. Your car is the one that needs replacing right now and I think it would be fine.

However, is it fair to give the new car to someone who doesn't take care of it? :)

Neuski, March 4, 2004, 8:22 PM #

Just get a Hummer...

I feel asleep last night before I saw Kimmel show the final total cost of filling up a Hummer. It's so sad that it has become comedy. The gas prices aren't too low either. I swear I saw $2.xx per gallon before I dozed off. Yikes!

Draker, March 4, 2004, 9:16 PM #

There are two things I hate doing; buying a car and having a car repaired. Either one I feel like I could be getting screwed.

freeze, March 5, 2004, 1:26 PM #

As long as you do your homework, you won't get screwed. Paying for a car in full and/or having good credit helps too. If you get a bank loan, the car dealer is at a disadvantage. When Candy bought her new car, it was nice to see the car salesman squirm. Once you have the loan from the bank, the only job those guys have is to hand over the keys.

gregleg, March 5, 2004, 3:38 PM #

A friend of mine in DC just bought a new Honda Civic Hybrid. I was going to congratulate her on her environmentally conscious decision (although I'm not convinced that manufacturing that much NiMH is good for the environment after all) when she told me the reason for her decision.

Apparently, in the DC area hybrid vehicles get an exemption for using the HOV lanes even if there's only one passenger in the car. The shortest route for her to get to work would be along a road that's HOV-ONLY during rush hour.

My own '99 Civic is paid off and in good shape, so I'm holding out for the rumored hybrid CRV or Toyota RAV4.

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