I took my car to the machanic yesterday....

@bjc66bjc (6736)
United States
March 30, 2013 11:54pm CST
A new brake job all around and a repaired muffler system and $450.00 later I will be rolling again...I have been without my ride since around Christmas, the weather is getting better and its time to get going again. Cars are expensive but they are good to have around.. You certainly miss them when they are not working... How about you are you lost without your car???
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@sid556 (30987)
• United States
31 Mar 13
I am so so sick of cars...constant expense it seems. Yes, I am more than lost without my car as I work out of town. Currently I'm nursing some bad front struts or worse...an extremely bad upper front ball joint. It is almost scary to drive at this point. I am hoping and praying that I make it one more trip into work. My mechanic is picking it up this afternoon and working on it which is amazing and I did not expect it considering the holiday.
@bjc66bjc (6736)
• United States
31 Mar 13
Hi sid, I know what you are saying...with a car thats not a brand new one, if its not one thing its another...But a new car for me is out of the question....
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
1 Apr 13
Well, the mechanic came and got it today and put it up on the lift. It is not as bad as first predicted but it is going to cost me some money that I would rather spend on other things. Being Easter, he decided he is going to do the work tomorrow. I have the day off so I can live without it for a day or so. I could never afford the payments on a new car and I'm not sure I'd put my money there even if I could. From what I am hearing from those that do buy new....they too have a lot of problems and still have the high monthly payments to boot. I get sick of the repairs but in all honesty, I'm usually pretty lucky with my used cars. I pay under 1000.00 for them and they usually last me 2 to 3 years ( a few have lasted longer) with repairs being way under what a car payment would be.
• India
4 Apr 13
i love cars a lot and like to travel with car, i do not have my own car but my husband has for himself only.. well, i have seen that if we buy second hand car then all time we should take them for fixing and repairing and it costly, i prefer to not have a car but if i will have, i will go through new one.
@bjc66bjc (6736)
• United States
5 Apr 13
Thanks for responding fun, but if I could afford a new car I would prefer one as well...I don't know anyone who would rather have a old car if they could afford a new car...Its good your hubby could afford a new car....
@hsofyan (3447)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
31 Mar 13
Almost half of my trip by car, other than walking or using a bike. Of course I am sad if my car can not be used. If the damage can I fix it, I certainly will do.
@bjc66bjc (6736)
• United States
31 Mar 13
Hi I know exactly what you mean..without it we seem lost...
@celticeagle (124400)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Mar 13
I had breaks done on my cars a few years ago. Cars are rather expensive but my mechanic told me that as good as I take care of the car I have I could run it until it has gone 250,000 miles. That a lot. Its at about 174,000 right now.
• United States
31 Mar 13
I had too many problems with mine and could not afford it. I am glad to not have that to worry about. but,if ever I can afford a car I will enjoy driving again.