I have decided to sell my people carrier and get a car

@jugsjugs (13038)
May 21, 2010 3:10pm CST
Now that my daughters are learning to drive and are alot older so they enjoy doing the things they do with their friends i thought it was time to change to a car.At the moment i can not drive so i thought of selling my van to get a car so that the girls can learn to drive aswell as drive my car when they pass their test that way they can give me a lift.
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
21 May 10
You might save on insurance by getting a car, too. Ask your insurance agent which car will get you the best rate. They'll give you discounts if it's a car that's not stolen often, if you keep it in a garage, where you live in relation to a big city, how many miles per month you drive and a lot of other things!
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@GardenGerty (116688)
• United States
21 May 10
You are very right on all of those points. It is good to save money and be practical. No sportcars, you hear?
@jugsjugs (13038)
23 May 10
Lol no i wont be getting a sports car as i do not think that i would like right in that either as i am 39 and do not want to look like i am having a mid life crisis.I think that it will be good for the car to be shared as that way we all can benifit from it.I would like a newer smaller car rather than one in the same year as this one so i have saved a bit of money to put towards another car aswell.
@rosie230 (1699)
21 May 10
It does sound like a good idea... I mean if you don't need a big people carrier anymore, then you might aswell trade it for a car... I am in the oppsite boat to you... I would love to have a people carrier or MPV... but I have to finish paying for my car at the moment so I have to wait
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@jugsjugs (13038)
23 May 10
I was going to get a new car and trade mine in,but i decided to sell mine and get a second hand car but a newer one than what i have.The reason i do not want a brand new car is that it will cost more on the insurance to ensure so that would be defeating the object really.I only want a small run around.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
21 May 10
That is good thinking as vans are hard to see out of especially backing. Hugs, quita
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@jugsjugs (13038)
23 May 10
I have been soo used to driving this people carrier as it is higher up than a car so if i get to drive the car i will have to get used to being so much lower down.The best bit is now the girls can be my taxi service rather than me be their taxi service.It will be cheaper to run aswell so that will be a big bonus.
@cream97 (29163)
• United States
21 May 10
Hi, jugsjugs. This is a great way for them to learn how to get their driver's license. It really is. They will be glad to learn how to drive. And they love giving you a life.
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@jugsjugs (13038)
23 May 10
I had been thinking of selling my people carrier for a while now and getting a smaller one,so i think now is the right time to sell it as the girls have got older and want to driver i thought they could use sharing my car with me,that way they can be my taxi rather than me be theirs ever again.
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
21 May 10
hi jugsjugs that sounds like an excellent idea as your daughters will soon be licensed then they can give you a lift for a change. You probably will get enough from the sale of your people carrier to buy a smaller car. I am sure your daughters will be thrilled at the idea. hope your feet are getting better. good luck God bless too.
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@jugsjugs (13038)
23 May 10
I told my daughters and they were very happy to say the least.The best bit of it all is it will be alot cheaper to run a smaller car aswell as the tax and the insurance will be alot lot less and this time i will be putting abit of money towards it and will be getting a newer car aswell i hope.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
22 May 10
Might a well let them learn to drive the van not much different than a car just taller. and you still have room and they can still tote ya around!
@jugsjugs (13038)
23 May 10
The insurance on the van aswell as the tax is alot dearer than on a smaller car aswell as that it will be cheaper on the running around with the fuel and easier for the daughters to drive as they were both saying they think they would be too scared to drive it as it looks soo big as in hight aswell as the length.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 May 10
One of the first cars my daughter and son drove was a van. and I learned to drive with a truck that hauled hay nothing to be scared about just got to do it. BUt I do see the point of the gas nd ins
@jugsjugs (13038)
23 May 10
I love my people carrier and i will be sad to see it go, but i think next years mot may be expensive if i was to keep it.
@celticeagle (123902)
• Boise, Idaho
21 May 10
That sounds like the ticket. Actually knocks off two birds with one stone. Ah, a van is what you have. I wondered what you meant. Silly me. I am the one who wondered what my friend meant by Wallie's World. I would much rather have a car than a people carrier. Hehehe
@jugsjugs (13038)
23 May 10
Oh yes i have got it all planned as i think this way perhaps they will know what it feels like to be used as their personal taxi service as that is what they will then be to me.I think that they will also learn that there money needs to go in it to be able to put fuel in it aswell other wise you can not go anywhere in it.
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@celticeagle (123902)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May 10
So it will be a good learning experience. Good for you!
@savak03 (6693)
• United States
22 May 10
My daughter learned to drive in a van. I know it may seem like a car would be easier but really any kind of vehicle can be dangerous. One thing for sure, after my daughter learned to drive that van she could get behind the wheel of anything and drive like she had years of experience. Sometimes when young ones learn to drive a small car they get into trouble if they try to drive something bigger.
@jugsjugs (13038)
23 May 10
I am thinking of the running costs aswell as the tax,insurance aswell as running around is alot more.I was going to get a newer car aswell.So it would be saving money aswell by getting a smaller car.I think that it is time for them to be my taxi now after all the years i have been their taxi.
• Philippines
22 May 10
Wow, your daughters are lucky because they are allowed to drive cars. Me, I'm not even allowed to learn how to drive.
@jugsjugs (13038)
23 May 10
They are both taking their lessons at the moment so i hope they are soon going to pass and be able to take me to the places that i want to go.I think that having a smaller car will be better for them aswell as that will also save some money aswell as it will be easier for them to drive.
@cerebellum (3870)
• United States
21 May 10
That sounds like a great idea. I am sure when your daughters get their license they would be thrilled to have a car. If they are like most teenagers, they will be happy for any excuse to drive. I am sure they will drive you all over the place.
@jugsjugs (13038)
23 May 10
I think that it will be good to have them drive me every where aswell as when i want something from the shop they will be more than happy enough to go to get the things that i want rather than the thought of them walking to get it.
@GardenGerty (116688)
• United States
21 May 10
I really enjoyed it when my children became old enough to drive and do errands. It was helpful and it was also good that they could be responsible. You seem to have a pretty good plan.
@jugsjugs (13038)
23 May 10
I think that it will be great as they can drive me around as all the years i have driven them about i think that it is only right they should be my taxi now,lol.I think this way like you say they also learn to be responsible.When i know that they are responsible then i may think of getting them their own cars but i will have to save up alot before then so they can have one each.
@doormouse (4619)
21 May 10
fabulous idea,i can't wait til my oldest learns to drive,he can then take his brother and sister places,then he'll understand how i feel when he keeps pestering me for a lift
@jugsjugs (13038)
23 May 10
I hate having to play taxi for the children aswell as for the partner, so this way they can take me out and about rather than me having to try to drive in pain aswell as it will be great to know they can use my car when they want and alot cheaper to run.
@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
24 May 10
If you don't think that you need to have a people carrier anymore, then this sounds like a spectacular idea. Not only will a passenger car be much easier for your daughters to learn to drive than would be a van. In addition to that fact, it will also be a lot easier on gasoline than a van is. If you are lucky you will be able to find a car that will cost less than you are able to sell your van for and you might end up with a little extra cash in your pocket as well.
@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
21 May 10
Hi jugsjugs! This sounds like a very good idea! I wish your girls luck in learning how to drive a car and passing their exam. I tell you, you just don't realize how much you take a car for granted until you have to do without one. I hope you learn how to drive yourself one of these days.