The last time I drove my own car I got it to a mechanic for a complete overhaul.
It cost about $30,000, but when I asked him what it was worth, he told me it was a bargain at $9,500.
I was not going to begrudge him his honest opinion.
So I asked my wife what she thought.
She looked at me like I was insane.
She was right.
When I bought my first car from a dealer in the mid-2000s, it cost around $50,000.
Now, I drive my own vehicle, and have my own garage.
I drive it a lot.
It’s not that I’m rich or anything, but it’s more because I’m more comfortable and I can afford it.
If you’ve ever driven a car, or even a truck, you know how expensive things can get.
You get a new brake, new tires, a new alternator, a spare wheel, a whole bunch of parts and you’re not even sure how much it costs.
The same goes for a vehicle.
So I asked if I could borrow a car and let my wife drive it for a few days and see how much she’d be willing to spend.
She drove the car for about 30 minutes, parked in my driveway and walked me through everything.
She found a nice, clean car and bought the parts, which she also had a couple hundred dollars in her savings account.
It was all worth it, she told me.
So I did the same thing.
I loaned my car to my wife and we went shopping for a used car.
It took about two weeks to buy the car, and we got it all done.
The first thing we did was to buy a new, clean windshield and the old windshield replaced with a new one.
Then we cleaned the whole car, replaced the engine and installed new brakes.
And we put the old tire on a new set of wheels and tires.
We then took the new car to the dealer and they said they’d do the engine repair.
I bought it for $1,000 more than I had paid.
We ended up spending about $2,000 on the engine.
I also bought a new oil pump and a new battery, plus a new windshield and new tire.
I still have about $500 in savings.
As for the rest of the car… well, I’ve been to several car shows, bought a used Toyota Camry and spent $3,000 to get a used Lamborghini Countach, a Ferrari 458 Italia and a used Porsche 911 Turbo.
I’ve also bought and sold used cars, and had my own BMW convertible and Audi Q7 convertible.
Now, if I were to buy this used car, I’d need to get the seller to write me a check for at least $5,000 or more.
That’s about $10,000 for me.
The key is to have a good credit history.
You can’t just go to a car dealership and say, “I’m willing to pay $5K.”
I don’t know why I spent $10K on this car, but I do know that I can drive it easily for less than $10k, and it’s going to work.
If you’re looking for a bargain, you might want to do the same.
Get out there and see what the future holds.
You might want a car with a lot of money on it.
If it’s a good one, then it’s worth the money.
If not, then you might be able to save a bit.