It's in the shop...again.
They told me it's the rack and pinion something or other. All I heard was $600.
This isn't much motivation to stay with my much loved high end hoopty. I've been mulling over whether or not to sell it and get a Scion xA/Nissan Versa/Honda Fit/anything that won't break down on me every 4 months, but whenever I get like this, I make sure to talk to a couple of people so that I get my head together and keep my car. I went to work today and did just that.
Around lunch, I told a colleague of mine that my car was back in the shop for the third time this year.
"Why haven't you bought a new one?"
"I'm too used to not having a car payment. "
"When was the last time you had a car payment to make?"
"You need to come on over to the adult world."
BINGO. Never in life should a $400/month paycheck deduction in the name of a newer whip qualify me to be an adult.
I'll be waiting on my mechanic to call me so I can hand him a chunk of my Jamaica Fund money. Yeah, it sucks, but it's better than having to do it little by little every month.