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I F**king Hate Cars - My Looking-Glass Self

Jun. 21st, 2007 06:08 pm I F**king Hate Cars

So for those of you who don't know, I just got another part-time job in Milford, MI (in addition to my job in Canton). To celebrate at least working full-time now, I FINALLY decided to get a new car. But I've been trying to be smart about it. I've been comparing different prices and models online and was going to go talk to dealers tomorrow and Saturday to haggle for prices. 

After the numerous problems I've had with my Dodge Intrepid (including the air conditioning going just as summer rolled around), it was time to upgrade. I figured I could handle driving it a little more through June, however . . .

. . . BIG MISTAKE! I should mention that Milford is about 45 minutes from where I live in Ann Arbor. I don't really mind because I like driving, but today it proved problematic. When I tried to leave work the car started fine, but when I tried to back out of my parking space it was immediately clear that it wasn't going to happen. A nice patron (who was also driving a Dodge) leaving the library heard the noise and could smell my car and, immediately recognizing the problem, came over to explain that my driver's side tire rod was shot. I should further mention that this same tire rod had just been repaired in the past month for about $500!!!!! I'm so pissed I could scream. Thankfully my mom was off work today and is going to be able to pick me up and give me a ride home. 
 
So yeah, I'm more writing this to blow off some steam, but really I just want to cry. I'm so frustrated and all I wanted to do was go home and relax with what time I have left in my too short weekdays. I know feeling sorry for myself doesn't help, but I don't know how to turn off my panicky, anxious self. Apparently I just need to move somewhere where I can walk to my job, because I seriously can't stand dealing with cars. 

Do you think I'm better off just buying a new car over the weekend from the first dealer I see? I know that I want a Chevy Cobalt, but I have always heard that buying right away is bad :(

If any of you have any advice, I'd love to hear it . . .

Current Location: Milford Public Library
Current Mood: irateirate

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From:mosdave
Date:June 22nd, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
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I'll LOVE YOU ANNE! But be careful about the cars... They might be Transformers... with feelings... they are more then meets the eye you know! Oh Anne it's just CRAP. You need to just take a bat to the thing and you'll feel better!
From:historia18
Date:July 7th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)

You're Alive!

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Anne, thanks for the link. For some reason I was never notified about your comment to this post and I ended up buying the Chevy Cobalt over the weekend. I'm relieved to read that it got good reviews though :)

I'm loving it so far, although anything was going to be better than my box on wheels! My Uncle Bob Koss actually works for GM so he was able to get me his family discount, which helped. I'm a little sad to see the amount of debt I'm in, but dealerships in Ann Arbor are so desperate to sell cars that I got 0% interest (I just have to pay for the car within three years)!

So that's my life at the moment. How are things going with you? Have you been able to see Lindsay yet? I know she already moved to Philly and had mentioned getting to hang out with you.