Buying a New Car is for the Birds!

So…my husband’s car or SUV is dying. It’s sad really. Both of our cars are 8 years old and we wanted to keep the no car payments going as long as we could.

But… the air died last week and there’s a crack in the air compressor or something like that and I don’t want to put a lot of money in it as we have no idea how long it will last. The mechanic already said it need more repairs. You can’t have no air in the summer in South Florida.

We are looking at these small SUVs or crossovers. The Nissan Rogue is my favorite. I like the Maxda CX 7 too.

There is just so much to look at and I really don’ know what to pick. The used cars are almost the same price as the new ones. I’m so confused…..If only the air hadn’t quit!!


Anyone have thoughts on cars?


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  1. Good luck!!! I have a smaller SUV, but need something larger. I had thought about a minivan, but really don’t want one after all. The reason I’d want one is for the power sliding doors and so many readers say theirs have broken!!

  2. Robyn E says:

    Check out the dealers and manufacturer’s that may be giving the best interest rate / plus discounts. Not sure of any but it’s worth the looking,
    with times so tough with the economy perhaps someone will do something.
    I can not imagine that these cars are just sitting on lot’s. They have to do
    something. Forget the used one’s, everyone wants to get what they can out of what they are selling. Plus, it’s already half worn out anyway. You would just be taking on another’s headache three. Good luck !

  3. I think buying a car is my absolute most hated thing to do. It’s a nightmare!!! I’m not helping, am I?

  4. I love my Corolla. It has tons of storage and at eight years old has had 0 troubles.

  5. Buying a car can be so overwhelming! UGh, I am not looking forward to that soon!