Going once, going twice...sold!
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|Fri, 03-08-2013 - 1:20pm|
Well, assuming the couple shows up after work with the money, I have sold the Explorer for $6,000.
They got a great deal, probably $2,000 less than at a car lot. And I got a good deal, $2,000 more than any dealer would give me.
Have no clue what direction I am going to go now. I need to pound out some details with SO on the car we bought together. He pitched $2,600 and I pitched $1,000. Originally was going to be his, then he said I could have it, then suggested we register it in both our names. We had a delay getting the second signature on the title, so haven't even transferred anything yet at DMV.
We had to do a little work on the engine, so wating to go through this tank to see what the gas milage is. Honestly, I doubt it will get more than 18. We both like the car, but neither of us love it. (18 is better than 14, but hoping to find something with at least 20. I will know in a few days.)
Even if I give SO his $2,600 and make the car officially mine, I am still ahead $2,400 ahead of the game. It would take 2 years of driving a fuel effecient car to make that up in fuel costs. Sure, there will be repairs along the way, but there were repairs coming up on the Explorer.
And for those of you wondering, I still owe $2,030 on the transmission loan with a monthly payment of $82 a month. But again, if i paid that off, that would potentially wipe me out (partially depends what me and SO work out with the car) and I would still essentially be broke again.
Enough babling out of me. The money is not in my hot little hands yet, but no reason to believe they won't show up. They had already called their bank, took the VIN number, and will bring me a check from the bank.
Anywho, I know it is too early for any hard advice, but if you all could drop some replies, I am going to see if I can subscribe to this thread and see if I get notifications.
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