I put my car up for sale last week. Still no nibbles. Haven’t been that serious about selling it just yet anyway. I still need it for a couple of weeks.
This whole ordeal has been somewhat undesirable to think about. It was worth $32,000 brand new and I leased it for $500/month for four years. Then I bought it for $17,000 + taxes and I’m selling it for somewhere between $10,500 and $12,500. I really like that car, but it’s done nothing but cost me money.
There’s no way to win with the purchase of a brand new or newer vehicle. I’m not fond of driving some old junker either. What to do?
I spent most of Thanksgiving Monday completely obsessed with researching old trucks. I eventually narrowed my search down to the 1953 – 1956 Ford F100. Put $15,000 into a truck like that, drive it everyday for years, then sell it – I’ll still get $15,000. Every cent I spend upgrading that truck, I’ll get back out. Air, cruise, tilt, power steering, power windows, heated seats, bucket seats, coffee cup holder – I can have it all, and look cool doing it.
My next vehicle purchase will be a truck like that. Maybe I’ll even teach Jazzy how to drive in a truck like that. Wouldn’t that be something?