Dh's car broke down MAJOR flop
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|Thu, 06-17-2010 - 7:42am|
Well Monday dh called and said his car quit on his way home. I went and picked him up and we decided it sounded like either the battery or alternator went bad. Took the battery to be tested and it was fine so called a family member who is a mechanic and he looked and saw that the starter was fried. So went and spent $200 on a starter and he replaced it, car still wouldnt start. So he looks and sees that the car threw the timing chain and wrapped up the entire engine. A second opinion agreed and they both said a new engine. The car is a 2001 and dh said forget it so yesterday we bought a new car.
Normally I would be excited about it since we had planned to buy a new one in October so a few months early shouldn't be a problem but I don't work in the summers so I'm bringing in no income right now and we had planned to keep that car and hand it down to our 15 year old dd when she turns 16 in Sept. So nobody is too thrilled with the new car. We did get a good price on a 2009 Kia Sportage and its still under the factory warranty so thats a big plus for us, it also was exactly what we wanted to pay so glad that all worked out for us! But I really wish the old car still ran, it never gave us problems so we are really shocked with it.