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.