As mentioned not too long ago, I've been having car problems. They have somewhat come to a head as of Tuesday night. I was lucky that I could even get the car home. And now that it's there, I'm not so certain I'll be able to get it out under its own power (realistically, all I need to do is get it to the top of the hill and let it coast down to its final resting place...)
So I've started looking at used cars. I have no money to spare to deal with this. For a variety of reasons (for those who think that canceling the trip to BTE's pool party--that was all paid for many months ago). I think I've stumbled across something I'd like. It's a '96, but with low mileage. It's relatively inexpensive, and if it runs well, I'd like to be over with it as soon as possible. I don't want to haggle. Just give me the bottom line! I really don't care if it's not a chick magnet, and I don't really care about a lot of options. Doesn't have power windows? I grew up with a rotary dial telephone--I don't need no stinkin' power windows!
As I was out trolling the car lots last night, I ended up in one where there was a salesman still around (at 9 PM!). He chased me down to hand me his card. Then he mentioned the deals and sales they were having. He was throwing out things like "only $16,000" and "the price is slashed down to $17,500!" I smiled and said I was looking for something substantially less expensive (never say cheaper!). So he hemmed and hawed and said that he had a couple of cars that he could let go for about $8500. I smiled and said I'd give it some thought. And as I was driving out of the lot, my thought was that I could do far better than that. So this is what I did while at work today. Checking out used car prices. This might be harder than I had hoped...
Update!--That wasn't as hard as I thought! Details in the near future!
"I shall take all the troubles of the past, all the disappointments, all the headaches, and I shall pack them in a bag and throw them in the River."
pics by Jon H.
Sometimes the MG isn't so much of a 'Mystery'... This week it's the river girl herself, Barefooted Dreamer. Go see some other river pictures at her site!
A mentioned above, the big pool party is less than 10 days away! Still time to let him know if you're coming. There's Texans coming, and a Jersey girl or two, and some assorted New England bloggers (hopefully). And a mystery guest!
Be sure to check the adventures of the OsShirt! This week features the time spent with 13 Messages and his lovely wife!