3 June 2013

The Price of Cars

We have been lucky enough a few weeks ago to have made enough money to start saving for a car. I assumed that it would take ages as cars are so damn expensive but no, after only a week of saving, my dad tipped me off about my aunty who was selling her car, in need of money, and would do us a deal if we bought it there and then.

I nearly took her hand off grabbing for the key. The car, a Ford Mondeo, can be bought for around £800 on some selling websites but she sold us it for £300. Nothing wrong with it or anything, my dad is a mechanic so checked it all out first. 

I couldn't believe that I had a car, my very own car. I have missed driving so much and so couldn't wait to get out onto the open road.

Then comes the costly bits, working out insurance, tax MOT and servicing. Cars are just so expensive to maintain but if you want one then it's got to be done right. I remember when I first bought a car after passing my test. The prices were shocking. You would have thought that I had applied for kit car insurance for some supped up boy racer style car or an expensive enthusiasts car not a small 1 litre engined car. 

I was expecting to be inundated with massive bills but no, a modest amount of money was asked for my insurance. I couldn't believe that just because I am now over 25, I can get cheaper insurance. Just because I was younger before doesn't mean I would drive erratically. 

Luckily for us, the MOT and tax dates are split throughout the year so we can save for each one and pay for them when needed so as to not skint ourselves straight away.

I thought this would be the start of something new. We could get out in the car and get away but no. 2 days ago our boiler broke and we had no spare money. I was totally gutted as the only thing we had that was worth anything is the car. Really? We've had it 2 weeks and we have to sell it already? Yep unfortunately that's the case.

Luckily for us, we knew someone who wanted a car and did make £100 profit on the price we paid but all of that went down the drain to pay for the boiler fixing.

I know one day we'll get a car again but for now, we'll have to stick with the bus.

-This is a sponsored post although everything wrote about in this post is my own writing and experiences

1 comment:

  1. A nice description of the hassle associated with buying and maintaining a car. A must read for car enthusiasts. This article should be featured on other forums.