Den of the Cyphered Wolf

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Ballad of the Used Car

Alright I am temporarily deciding to take a break from the indeterminate time period in which I talk about television networks (network month). That said I need to say something and so I decided to write about the most exciting thing that happened to me.

Time for some back story. I don't have a drivers license. I don't go out that much and most of the few places I do go I can get to by walking or taking the bus. The trouble of taking drivers lessons, taking the driver's test, buying a car, maintaining a car, and paying exorbitant gas prices does not seem worth it to me when I only go out a grand total of three times a week, if that.

My parents especially my father strongly disagrees with this. (Understatement of the year) So I've been taking a few drivers lessons. (Don't worry. I have a permit.)

About two and a half weeks ago, to more strongly encourage me to practice my parents decided to buy me a used car. I personally thought that there were better ways to use the money, but saying that would start old arguments and well, what's the point in arguing when you're getting a free car.

The car cost about $2500. When we first got it home my mom saw it was leaking something so we called the seller who called a tower. He took the car back and gave it the okay. About a week later it stalls on my dad while he's driving it. I only drove it twice.

A week after that my dad and I are driving it back to the place to get license plates, and it stalls again. We get there and find that the head gasket is blown, and to fix it would cost another 600 bucks. The guy says the he can give us back about $1000 for the car if we want but he can't give us back all our money.

That is where things stand now or at least since Friday.

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