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Feeling a little disappointed today

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Feeling a little disappointed today

Smiley Sad I know that life is all about obstacles but I my check engine light came on Saturday as the hubbie and me were on our way to a concert/picnic. Took to BMW on Monday and my bill is $1400 I don't have the cash so I had to charge. Well I just paid that particular card down about $1500 so it feels very much in vain....I was really starting to use cash as much as possible...small setback I guess....can't seem to get ahead
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Super Contributor

Re: Feeling a little disappointed today

Sell the BMW and buy a Toyota?  Smiley Very Happy
The slide from grace is really more like gliding
And I've found the trick is not to stop the sliding
But to find a graceful way of staying slid
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New Contributor

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Considering it as we speak.....I guess I was just so excited when I was able to get my dream car. Not new but still was my dream car, ahet to lose it. I had Toyota's for years, Camry, 4-runner and finally got my dream car..
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Super Contributor

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A 1996 Toyota Corolla is not very sexy, but does wonders for my finances.  And I should be able to get a newer used one after the derogatory drops off my CR in March  Smiley Very Happy
The slide from grace is really more like gliding
And I've found the trick is not to stop the sliding
But to find a graceful way of staying slid
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Moderator Emeritus

Re: Feeling a little disappointed today



MidnightVoice wrote:
A 1996 Toyota Corolla is not very sexy, but does wonders for my finances.  And I should be able to get a newer used one after the derogatory drops off my CR in March  Smiley Very Happy


Smiley Happy Exactly.
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Super Contributor

Re: Feeling a little disappointed today

But I have the advantage of being as old as dirt, and hence can remember the time when families could exist without Mini Vans or SUVs  Smiley Happy.
 
I did have a Land Rover once, but it was free and in Africa, and spent less than 25% of its road time on actual paved roads, and most of those were full of pot holes  Smiley Very Happy
The slide from grace is really more like gliding
And I've found the trick is not to stop the sliding
But to find a graceful way of staying slid
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New Contributor

Re: Feeling a little disappointed today

I got a great rate through the credit union and my husband works for another dealer so typically I don't pay nearly as much, this time I just took it to the dealer because I wanted to get a thorough diagnostic and warrantied work completed. I am not sure about trading it for a Toyota though I guess because I just love my car. I would have to think that one out. Toyota's need repair work too, didn't cost me as much, but then the one time I took it to a dealer the price was rather high too. I think this is a dealer issue.
 
I am just discouraged about setbacks. You pay down a credit card and something comes up. I have to be able to pay them off in order to get a nice savings for emergencies.
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Senior Contributor

Re: Feeling a little disappointed today

Sorry to hear that Diamond. I'm sure the good will outweigh the bad for you very soon. Hang in.
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Moderator Emeritus

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I feel your pain.  Getting 3% rebates from Discover on my auto repairs every month is cold comfort. Smiley Sad
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New Contributor

Re: Feeling a little disappointed today

Wow, that's good. I wonder if my Capitol One has that.
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