My 07 honda accord is kind of pissing me off.
The ceiling carpet, whatever that [expletive] thing is called, is falling off. Just had to have it towed to the dealer because the key wouldn't turn in the ignition. They want a whopping $1400 for a new switch lock cylinder. WTF. Gonna call around to a few places tomorrow to see if I can find someone that will go to the dealership and replace it there for less or let me tow it to their place where they can do it.
The check engine light has been coming on sporadically. It's on its last leg. It probably has a lot of life left if someone wants to take care of her, but that ain't me baby.
So, I guess I have to get a new car. Here's the issue I always run into. I don't want to take money out of an investment account or savings. I don't want to take out a loan. Meaning I'm just spending whatever cushion I have in the bank. It's not nothing, but it's not going to get me a new truck. And, every single time I look at cars, I realize how much I don't like any of them anyway. Full size trucks don't fit in my garage and they aren't reliable in my price range. Mid size trucks seem like the worst of all worlds. SUVs seem even worse. And, as cool as they are, I have no interest in muscle cars. Blowing 4 months salary or whatever in cash on a honda or subaru just depresses the hell out of me.
Every single time I go through this process. Every. Time. Then I just get nothing. Which is how I have managed to go since 2006 without buying a car for myself.
The alternative is let my wife get a new car. She wants a wagoneer for some unknown reason. And I could take her volvo. Which....
There is literally nothing in the world that stresses me out more than car decisions. I hate it.