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.

7 comments:

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.

This Here Bliss 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. ;)