Can you guess what’s bothering me now, travelers?
I’ve “bought” used cars before (and I use quotation marks so as not to upset certain readers of the old and male persuasion), but I’ve always had my father there to help make the final decision and remember all the big things one should ask about when buying a used car.
I went out and tested a car earlier today and it ran pretty well. It was actually rather fun to drive, and my host (who is a trained mechanic) looked it over and said it wasn’t bad himself. He suggested I take it back and make an offer in cash on the spot. But I couldn’t bring myself to do this for a couple reasons. The first being that, though I do have the money to offer him, the bank will not give it to me. Secondly, and this doesn’t really keep me from buying it, but I don’t have anyone on hand to help me get both my rental car and the car I just bought back to my place. And three, I grew up always being told to explore all my options and not just go with the first option. Which may or may not screw me in the long run if none of my other prospects work out. But I can’t get the money anyway, right?
My feelings are so strong I needed two gifs (also they both just make me laugh and I couldn’t choose).
Oh the joys of adulthood and moving and needing things. We think it’s gonna be so great when we’re little and then we are sorely disappointed. But I suppose I should just remind myself it’s only going to be for a year. So even if I get a car that isn’t that great or my dream car or whatever, I just need it to last for a year and not totally crap out and cost me lots of money…lots more money.