Auto break down blues,,,,

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  1. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    So the past few days I've been working on my old Dodge 2500 Ram van mark III. Anyone here who works on cars knows the routine.

    You fix one thing, then because that part works great and puts more power to other parts another part fails, and so on,,, sad

    It's like playing domino's with your car parts, fix one to have the next one break. So finally today I spend around 500 bucks for a mobile auto guy to work on it with the same results.

    Long story is after spending 3 days of work on it and around 700 bucks it's not any better than when I started!!

    So I'm off to buy a cheapo used car that works better than what I have now. Sometimes it's just not worth the effort to fix an old truck,,, but by the time you know it you've lost time and money,,, sad

    1. Aficionada profile image84
      Aficionadaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Bummer, bummer...

      Been there, done that, and my sympathies are with you.  Hope you find a good one that will make this "long story" look not so bad in the long run.

  2. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    My husband had a '70 F500 truck that he kept saying he was going to do up. Luckily he sold it.

    That only leaves five cars he's "working on".

    I wish he'd get the fact that all that money would be better going into a newer (working) car!

  3. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    You have made your decision.

    Put off the new purchase and accumulate as much buying money as possible.

    Use the time for research!

    Good luck on this, same situation.

  4. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    Yeah I'm trying to pay cash for a used car, I don't want to get a loan for one. My truck was paid off a long time ago but it's just not safe anymore.

    I can go another month with my truck to save up before getting a car. I'll just use my parking brake and 1st gear to stop! big_smile

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hate to sound as if I haven't had crappy cars all my life but...

      There's another way to stop? big_smile

      1. Bill Manning profile image73
        Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You too huh, LOL! Actually most of my life I've bought new autos. But over time I've seen how much money you waste buying a box with 4 wheels on it.

        IMO cars should not cost over $6,000 brand new. I mean really, it's a tin box with an engine in it. On the other hand I do enjoy driving my friends brand new jet black Chevy Camaro,,,  smile

    2. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no fun! be safe. the traffic is crazy over there.

      1. Bill Manning profile image73
        Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        True, driving in Orlando is not like out in the country. If I drive slow I just get dick@sses passing me, then pulling fast in front of me. Maybe one of them will not be doing that so often soon.  lol

        Don't worry, since I work at home I only need to go out once a week. I'll get a car within a few weeks, promise. smile


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