Thursday, March 6, 2008

Car Dilemma

With gas prices skyrocketing, I am faced with a car dilemma. I am currently driving a 2002 Ford Mustand GT. This is highly impractical with the state that our ecomony is in. Gas prices are over $3 a gallon and continuing to climb. So, what are my options? I can either keep complaining while I sink hundreds of dollars a month into my gas tank, or I can buy a car for the trade-in value of mine. I am not looking to purchase a new car, or make monthly car payments...so, I need a reliable, used, gas-efficient vehicle. Any suggestions?

Also, the bf seems to think that I will find the best deal on Ebay. Has anyone every bought a car off Ebay? Did the transaction go smoothly and would you do it again? It makes me extremely nervous to purchase a huge ticket item, such as a car, on the web. But, hey, people buy houses everyday off the internet without even seeing them.

1 comment:

change is a good thing said...

oooh, that's a tough one! I don't have much experience buying a car, I tend to buy them and keep them for so long. I currently drive a Honda Civic that I have had for 8 years, only have 74,000 miles on it and plan on keeping it another 6 years until my nephew starts to drive. I can understand though with the price of gas wanting to change to something less expensive, I'm sure your current car is getting pricey to drive. Hopefully someone else will have better information for you.