Thursday, June 28, 2012

My car is a deathtrap.

I'm convinced that my car is going to literally fall apart right under my ass as I'm driving one of these days. It just received a new alternator after dying on me in the middle of downtown Wilmington a few weeks ago, and it should thank its lucky stars that we have wonderful wonderful angels of family friends that own a car-repair business, or it'd be right out on its' ass. Today when I was driving around, it kept kicking into gear and lurching at weird intervals, and then it was making this odd rattling noise, which I'm pretty sure was the air-conditioner but could have been squirrels in my trunk or small pieces of my car falling off and rolling down the road.

Needless to say, I'm in the market for a new car. I would have already bought one, but I'm also in the market for a house, which is more important. So to avoid interfering with the home-loan process, I'm holding off on buying a new car until I buy a house, or until I absolutely am unable to drive my car, whichever comes first. I basically refuse to put any money into my current car (it's a 2000 Honda Accord with about 17 million miles on it), and it desperately needs new tires, probably new breaks, a new windshield, and a swift kick in the ass.

Just kidding Car, you've been good to me. Please don't die on me. I love you, baby.

So, as I do, obsessively, I've been researching the type of car I plan on purchasing. I have it down to a few options:

2013 Hyundai Elantra (currently the forerunner)




 2012 Nissan Sentra


2012 Nissan Murano (what I'd ideally buy, but probably don't want to spend the extra money)


 Whatever I end up deciding to buy, I'll be super jazzed because I've never owned a brand new car before. Stay tuned to see what I decide!

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