17 May 2010

The Rock and The Effing Hard Ass Place

I knew the situation was bad when Daddy-O called and said, "Look, I really need for you to hold it together and not cry this time. We have to make a decision".

I've been crying non-stop for over a week now.

Screwed. That's what we are. My car had a major problem that the dealer "repaired" last September, but it broke again.

Well, thank our lucky stars the parts are covered under warranty! Yep, that's roughly $7.95 of that $1030.81 bill.

The new fix is going to cost about $4K.

We've been battling with the dealer and the manufacturer all week but they keep pointing the finger back at us.

I've been driving a rental all week while we try to sort out the options (Fix? Trade? Torch? Seriously, if I wasn't such a "good girl" we would set the damn thing on fire.)

It doesn't make sense to trade it (they wouldn't give us what we owe on it anyway) and then have a new - higher - car loan on another used car.

Looks like we'll be investing in a shiny new engine for this lovely piece of shit. (Oh yay! More credit card debt!!)

I'm usually a "count your blessings" kind of gal. This one has really worn me down. But I'm not out. Yet.


Cid said...

Oh, don't get me started on car repair nightmares.

carsick said...

Oh my goodness Nell, I'm sorry. I can't find a big bright side for you either. But I will come and buy you a drink.

Anonymous said...

Gah! Cars! Makes me want to get a horse.

Sending good car karma (carma?) your way.

Kelly said...

Argh...animal sounds...grrr...F#ck...

I really wish we had better public transit in the US. I'd sell my car in a minute.

FishermansDaughter said...

One drink - hell let's just crack a case! Sorry Nell. :( Car troubles suck.

Trisha said...

So sorry to hear about the car troubles. It just throws everything off when the car isn't working . . .

rachel... said...

Oh, that sucks! I agree with Trisha, car trouble does seem to throw off every other aspect of life, doesn't it? Either the expense or the inconvenience, or, in my case (and yours, I guess) both. Good luck!

(And my husband knows a guy who will drive that bitch to the ghetto and light it up for $150. ;)