My Version of Priceless (Round Two)

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Remember when I had to fix my car last April? Well. Turns out that the poor thing is suffering greatly from being ridden hard in her young age. My fuel pump gave out - and guess what? The fuel pump is attached to the tank in these 1999 Blazers. In 2001, they started making the fuel pump a separate entity so it wouldn't be so expensive to fix it. I just missed the grade on that one. The transfer case is leaking and since that has to do with the transmission, um. Yeah. Have to fix that. I told them to go ahead and do an oil change too, since it was time anyway. $985.31 this little venture is costing me. They threw in the labor for the oil change for free. I must be a good customer or something.

I was a little teary-eyed this morning. It's a little too much to take on a Monday, but I kept plowing through the day and I think I'm going to be okay. It's time to start looking for a new vehicle. I knew it was coming. When you spend more money to fix it than you would to make car payments for a year, it's time. I just don't want to. I love my blazer. Apparently she doesn't love me anymore...

4 comments:

carrster said...

Ugh! Car repairs suck!! Sorry that that had to happen, 'specially on a MOnday. Hmph.

GreenCanary said...

Go for a Honda, girl. My last Honda had been crashed more times than I can count, and when it was finally totalled? (Not my fault, that one.) The value was still amazingly high. Those suckers can take a beating, get pretty good gas mileage, and have a resale value that can't be beat. I fully endorse the Honda.

Kristen said...

I'm sorry to hear about your car. Mine is a 1999 too and I'm just worried that she's going to decide to give up the ghost on me.

I mean, it's getting to be time...

lacochran's evil twin said...

Sorry about your car repairs. I had a similar bill this past month. Ouch. Still much cheaper than buying a new one.