Wednesday, January 4, 2017

My car is broken

I just received word from the mechanic that the transmission system in my car "blew up."  Maybe it just wore out after 220,000 miles.  I was always proud of how many miles I put on that car and wanted to see how far I could push it.  The mechanic said it will cost more than $1,000 to fix it and I wonder if it is worth it to put that much money into a nearly 20 year old car.  The end result is that now, my bike is my only means of transport, unless I want my wife to drive me everywhere.  Maybe this will force me to do that winter commute that I have been dreading for so long? 

2 comments:

  1. That is impressive! I was raised to get rid of a car before it hits 100,000 miles. You know, trade it up. Lately I've been thinking I will hang onto my current vehicle for as long as possible. Not having a car payment sounds amazing. Reading you reached over 200,000 is very inspiring! Thanks so much for your blog post.

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  2. That's interesting. So, it sounds like you were taught to trade in a car and get a new one before it loses too much value. I was raised on that old pioneer saying "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without." I guess both philosophies have their up and down sides.

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