Wow. We have a 2000 Honda Accord that we bought used in 2003 probably, shortly after we got married. It has served us very well. It's all paid off finally, and with preschool/daycare being super expensive right now, our plans have been to keep this car until Abby starts Kindergarden. We're a one car family, which isn't easy when you live out in a rural place like we do. So now the transmission is going on the Accord and it is a $3000 repair job. Plus one of the wheel barrings is shot, and we could lose a tire any day. The mechanic at the dealership made it clear that the car isn't safe to drive. Maybe he was just trying to sell us a new car? Is it worth it to get it fixed? The hubby doesn't think so, and honestly we don't have $3000 right now anyway. So suddenly we are shopping for a used car, and hoping we can make the payments when they come due. The whole family is still sick- cold, pneumonia, whatever.... and that isn't helping our moods any either.
So if you're looking for me this weekend, just find a used car lot, and listen for the sound of a woman coughing her lungs out while her husband tries to talk to the sales guy, and Abby will be doing whatever she can to get in on the action too. I'm sure.