Jay Might Be Selling My Car
By Kharla Jolly
East Tawas, Michigan
October 13, 2021 11:22am CST
I'm not sure what Jay wants to do, for a replacement car. Yet he mentioned trading this 2009 Buick Le Crosse in for a different car. I'd much rather keep it, but that won't happen. When he drove down south in July 2021, Jay put 9,000 additional miles on the car. Yes, that's certainly a lot of driving in two weeks time. He drove from Florida to Alabama twice! Then, he drove 1,200 miles back to Michigan to get home. I guess he's right, we probably need to trade it in before it gives out. What will happen? I'm not sure yet. Photo: Mine
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• United States
I’m only worried about the car shortage right now. From what I’ve read, dealers are taking orders for cars weeks in advance, and they aren’t giving deals AT ALL. I’m so thankful I got my new car when I did (in the middle of the pandemic). They were begging people to buy cars, so I got a sticker priced $31K car for $17,900. (PS: my “new car” has nearly 37,000 miles on it thanks to the trip out west, so I can’t complain about high mileage on anyone’s car. )
• United States
@kobesbuddy — I know that “used cars” are much safer to buy now (with all the tests and the computerization) than they were when I was trying to buy my first car in the 70s. And new cars can be lemons. Good luck in getting a “newer” vehicle!
• Bangalore, India
@kobesbuddy I know that feeling.. I had the same feeling when my husband sold my old car and got me new one. It was quite old and the maintenance issues started popping up. Husband felt that it's high time. I get emotional attachment with my cars. Husband keeps changing his after every few years, not me.
I hope that you are able to find a new car, the lots here are next to empty for new models as they have halted production due to the parts shortage. Used cars are selling for higher then their value as a result. We had planned to purchase a new vehicle in 2022, but with the markets as they are currently, there are many who cannot buy what they want, and that will place a strain on the market next year. We will take the wait and see approach since we are not in dire straits to replace either vehicle.