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    Default Saving some money (or not spending it)

    I'm letting my old '96 Stratus die. Its been needing a rear seal for the past 3 years, the power steering went a couple months ago, and a brake line blew a couple weeks ago. It's got 117,000 and I think I got my money's worth out of it. Only take it out maybe once a week for a 24 mile round trip for groceries. So, bye, bye car. The first savings is the $447 insurance bill due this month, the second savings is the $132 registration due next month. Not really going to save on gas 'cause I borrow my boy's extra pick-up now.

    I'm slowly saving for another vehicle (see sig).

    Slowly but surely.........................

    Lee

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    Got a car in mind?
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    How about a 2011 Escalade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalia View Post
    How about a 2011 Escalade?
    Sure thing...in about 2025

    Russ - nothing in mind yet. It just has to look like a van/mini-van and be able to pull a small trailer not much more than 300 miles at a time...and run for a year or two (5,000 miles/yr) without any maintenance. AND cost about 2 grand.

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    sorry, I just had to

    Do they have any car auctions near you? Where I live they do car austions and everyone is welcome, not just dealers. They are as is, where is, but you are free to test drive it and bring a knowledgeable friend we got a klunker there for about $2k (2002 kia magentis , bought in 2006). save the middleman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalia View Post
    How about a 2011 Escalade?
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    Sure thing...in about 2025
    Hahahaha.

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    i was told that the stratus was a mechanic's nightmare.

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    probably why my boy quit working on it

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