Originally posted on 2011-06-12 15:04:24.
There has been a slight wrinkle in my plans. My car may need some work, and that will cost me money.
I have a car, but since I live in Chicago and take the CTA most of the time, I do not use it very often. I occasionally take trips: I went out to Texas last year, I have driven to Georgia a few times, I went all over Illinois taking photos of our state, and I go out to the suburbs once a month. I like having a car, but I really like not needing one even more.
Yesterday I took my car out to get the oil changed. When I started, there was a loud knocking sound coming out of the right front side when I went in reverse. Then I started hearing it when I braked. By the time I got it to the dealer, it was making the noise all the time.
So I will have to pay to have them look at it. Depending on what it is, I may have to pay a lot to have it fixed. Or decide if I want to junk it. I have had this car for ten years. It has 110,000 miles on it.
If I move to Texas, I will certainly need a car. So if I go through with my plans, I might be looking at expending a LOT of money.
BTW: I don’t own a Prius. I just think it looks better than my car.
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