Monday, June 01, 2009

Bye, Bye, Jeep

My beloved Jeep Liberty has to go back to the dealership this week. I've only been leasing it these past two years, and unfortunately, I couldn't get it financed. With the state of the economy and the banking industry stumbling as it did, getting a loan with a bank when you don't have 100% credit (divorce will do that to you) is nearly impossible.

So...the Liberty is going back on the lot.

I'm going to miss it.

In its stead, I bought a 97 Grand Prix. It's got a lot of miles on it, but it's in good shape and I own it outright. No payments to make every month! And that will help my checkbook immensely. But after driving a small SUV, it's going to be a change to go back to driving a car so low to the ground.

I'll just console myself with that extra money in the bank every month. ;)

9 comments:

  1. My '95 Jeep Wrangler is squealing like mad. Whenever I take it to the shop, they tell me to buy a new car. (I fail to see how $700 in repairs is more expensive than $300 x 12 months.)

    But I love it. And I love driving an old car.

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  2. You'll get used to it. I did the same thing last year and I gotta tell you there ain't nothing like the secure feeling of actually owing your vehicle. We own both ours outright...my hubby's truck for over 7 years now...it's old but like Spy said even with repairs once in a while it's still cheaper than a car payment.

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  3. I fantasize about the day I no longer have to drive an SUV.

    You got a great buy on that car and going without car payments has got to be nice. You'll get used to it.

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  4. Sorry about the Jeep, but it's good to own, too, with no obligations to make payments. That's always a relief, too!

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  5. By this time next year, I won't have a car payment anymore. I'm really looking forward to it.

    As for the driving lower to the ground, think of it this way--you're driving a sleek, sexier you. That always helps!

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  6. No payments is a great thing in my book.

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  7. Extra money in the bank every month is fabulous consolation. We own our 2 cars outright and plan to drive them into the ground.

    You'll get used to the low-to-the-ground, too. I used to drive a '72 Monte Carlo. Low-slung, tons of power. I still miss that car.

    Congrats on your lack of car payment! Sweet indeed.

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  8. I'm sure you'll soon get used to it. No payments leaving your account will make it much more appealing.

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  9. We got rid of our Jeep Liberty last year and I was so happy! I hated it! I drive a smaller car now and love it cause it doesn't hurt my back! Liberties are for people who don't mind getting bounced around!lol

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