Some may remember a few weeks ago my car died. I live in an area that I cannot cope without a car - cannot get DS to school let alone actually get anywhere (atm he is being taken by someone else but come August there will be no room in her car when she has her new baby).
I have had 2 quotes to get said car fixed - it will cost somewhere between $1.5K - $2K. The car when fixed would be worth probably around $1.5k if I'm lucky.
I figure I have a choice when I get the FTB supplements in a few weeks. I can spend it all on getting the car fixed, knowing that it is an 18 year old car that has done over 300,000kms. I would also need to get an advance payment on my DSP to be able to do this but I know that otherwise the car is sound.
Or I can spend the same amount of money buying some sort of 2nd hand car (no idea what I'd be able to get) & take a chance on it being a pile of junk.
So what option would you take if getting a loan was not an option and one way or another you need a car.