$1k? Didn't run?
Re. "if Momma's happy, then we're all happy". So true.
The van runs. It still has a lot of miles left in it - tires have less than 10k on them, new radiator, new belts, new head gasket seal, new oil pan seal, new cv joints & tie rods. It will need a good cleaning and the head liner needs to be replaced. When I had all these repairs done in August, I had it in the back of my mind that we might be getting a new car soon, and that if I was in the position to donate it rather than use it as a trade, I would donate it. When the dealer originally wanted to give us $500, then they came up to $1k and said they planned to wholesale it, I felt it would still be better to donate it.[/quote]I didn't really understand that a person could get that much car for $1k.
I've bought several not-running old BMWs over the years to dismantle for parts, but I've never bought a car for $1-$2k before.
Mrs RG is determined to get a vehicle that can seat 6 and has 2nd row captain's seats for easy access to the rear seat. We're a family of 5 and we're bringing in an exchange student for next school year. One of the schemes was that that this new vehicle would be handed to #1 son who will be driving shortly. I advocated getting a relatively inexpensive older car in good repair. Mrs RG is adamant that it can't be more than 3yrs old. I'd be fine taking the family on a trip in a 10yr old car as long as I knew it's history and had control of maintenance. So there's $25-$45k between her vision of this and mine. Current leaders are the Buick Envoy/GMC Acadia family or the new Subaru that is coming out.
"If only he had used his genius for niceness, instead of Evil." M. Smart