- July 22, 2008 at 3:52 pm #260472
Hmm… Well maybe my husband and I are odd. But we fix everything that breaks
and don’t drive cars into the ground. We do the maintenance, as much of it as
we can realistically afford. If you keep tires on the car and don’t wait for
them to blow out on the road, keep the belts and hoses changed and in good
shape, change the timing belt before it strands you, do the oil changes, flush
the radiator, change the transmission fluid, air breathers, do a tune-up at
least once while you own the car and the list is really endless….sorry for the
big run on sentence…anyway we spend at least 2000 dollars per year on both of
our vehicles just to keep them in good working order and that doesn’t count
actual freak repairs. We don’t buy our cars brand new because that usually is
not the best thing. But buying a car with 15,000 or so miles on it ends up
being the best thing and by the time they hit 100,000 miles they are pretty much
junk. But repairs always seem to start around 80,000 miles for us.
Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Re: Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover
The ideal situation would be to get more for the car than you currently
owe on it.
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