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johnyoko
Posted on 2008.09.04 at 15:20
where am I: Stuck at home
How I feel about it all: anxiousanxious
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My flist is the best one in LJ-land, no question. *hugs you all*

And bookshop? Is made of more awesome than the awesomest thing ever made. Thank you, darling, thank you so much. *loves*

I'm waiting for an estimate on the car, but it looks like it's going to be 3 grand or better to fix. However, getting another car of the same quality is going to cost more than that, plus I'd have to go through one of those iffy car places because of my credit.

I really, really want to fix this one. It's the best car I've ever owned, new or used, and I don't want to settle for something with less quality. If I'd been driving my old Dodge Neon instead of the Jetta, I could have been killed. I really don't want to take that chance.

Why can't car fixing places do payment plans like other places do? I don't have a credit card to put it on. They will most likely think I'm from outer space because of this. And they won't care anyway. :/

Comments:


I Am Canadian
dragonflymuse at 2008-04-09 20:12 (UTC) ()
Why can't car fixing places do payment plans like other places do?

I don't know - one would think it would make sense. Maybe you can negotiate a payment plan?

::pets::

We really have to hook up in Toronto in August. Promise we will make arrangements to meet?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-04-09 22:17 (UTC) ()
My DIL takes her car to a place that does plans. I might have to have my car towed there, but it'd be worth it.

And yes, Toronto definitely. I hope to be there for a few days, so it's very likely!
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2008-04-09 20:13 (UTC) ()
$3K? OWCH. That's completely brutal. Do you know your mechanic personally? Maybe s/he'll be amenable to some kind of payment plan. When I lived in the small town where I grew up, our mechanic would do that. (I mean, he knew where we lived... across the street from him.) It's worth an ask, anyway. :-/ I hope it'll be better than you think it will!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-04-09 22:19 (UTC) ()
I don't know the mechanic from Adam/Eve. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Aingeal
aingeal8c at 2008-04-09 21:33 (UTC) ()
That is expensive.

And you would have thought they should have some sort of payment plan.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-04-09 22:18 (UTC) ()
I hope they will do one, and if not I'll have it towed to somewhere that does. Hopefully.
Aingeal
aingeal8c at 2008-04-10 19:44 (UTC) ()
Fingers crossed.
Dave
stormwynd at 2008-04-10 02:51 (UTC) ()
I just read my flist for the first time in a while, so I only now saw your previous post. Yikes. But I'm glad you're ok -- aching back notwithstanding, it could have been a *lot* worse, and it wasn't.

*hugs*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-04-10 11:19 (UTC) ()
I really think having the car I did saved me from getting hurt or worse. I'm still hoping I can get it fixed, because I don't want to have to settle for a car that crumples easily.

*hugs also*
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try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-04-11 05:28 (UTC) ()
I hadn't even thought about checking with Car Talk. And I'm a huge fan! *slaps self*
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