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New used car purchase

December 12th, 2017 at 12:02 pm

I bought a Honda Fit, it was the first time I spent more than $3200 on a car (except for when I bought the truck from my Dad's estate). I looked at a private party's car over the weekend but it had more damage than he indicated. Thankfully, I've got a good mechanic that checked it out. He recommended that I find one at a dealer because then I know it's been looked over and not a salvage title. I knew I would have to pay more but I guess it was worth it. I found one that was a manual transmission and the price was dropping. I also ended up calling Costco's auto service which automatically got me $200 off. I also get 50% off a repair up to $100. It was totally worth it! I'm glad I checked it out. I prefer manual transmission but it's been a while and it has a feature that I can monitor my mpg which I hope I will adapt to because otherwise I focus too much on it.

In 19 days the renter will be out of the house and we'll be able to go check it out. I sure hope it's not too trashed and we won't need to do too much work to repair it. I'm looking forward to the simple things like a dishwasher and much better water. I think I will actually enjoy the commute too, a chance to listen to podcasts and audiobooks. What are your favorite podcasts? I used to listen to Dick Gordon - The Story which I LOVED, sadly, he returned to Canada. I like The Moth radio hour, dinner party download(for as much as I've heard it), This American Life (of course!).

I'm going on holiday break soon, 3 days after today.

4 Responses to “New used car purchase”

  1. Laura S. Says:

    I love podcasts. I listen to Money Girl, Clark Howard, and Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me (quiz show).

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    I like the Moth radio hour and often wish I tune in at the start instead of accidentally catching it mid-stream. Some awesome stories.

  3. Tabs Says:

    Oooh a Fit! Congrats. I really wish more people would consider a vehicle like that one. For those taking the regular gas engine route, there really isn't much that a Fit can not do, and do so affordably at that.

    PatientSaver, I don't know if you will see this or not, but the Moth radio hour has podcasts of their shows available for download.

  4. GoodLiving Says:

    Thanks for your comments... Patient Saver, isn't the Moth Radio Hour on podcast? That's the only way I can truly catch these...if I have the ability to control when I get to listen to it. I remember before I had a smart phone/ipod I would cassette record This American Life so I could listen to it as I walked during my lunch hour. Rewarding myself for the exercise seemed to help my motivation a bit more...

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