Vehicle Shopping RANT
I hate it! I had an amazing 2000 civic that recently kicked the bucket (tragedy, I've cried multiple times) & so the truck shopping was on. Problem is, I had a very small budget. My moms fiancé offered to loan me the money to buy something and I'd just make payments. Fine. But that meant he wanted a say, which is also fine. Okay so I wanted a small truck, with decent gas mileage. We looked at quite a few but nothing worth while in our price range so we moved Onto 4 runners, SUVs and some cars. I knew high mileage came with the territory for my money and what I wanted but 150k seemed high enough and I made it very clear I didn't want anything too high. So today I get a text saying "pathfinder great deal going to jump on it unless you say" so I asked a few questions about looks, engine but I was working and it was all of 3 texts. So I come home to a 87 Pathfinder, ew, but okay I'll just pretend it's a mini bronco. How many miles does it have? 200k! UGH are you kidding me ?!?!? & it's a stick, which I also didn't want and need to learn how to drive. So I'm mad. Slowly calm down, & go for a Test drive, hard to gauge anything other than its smooth and in great condition for being older than I am. Asked about how much it gets per gallon because gas is almost $4.50 right now and he said atleast 20. Come to find out it gets more like 15 on a good day. Are you kidding me! No one checked that! I trusted them to find me something decent and I get an ancient suv thing with mediocre gas mileage and insane miles. Wow guys, thanks. I could've gotten one of the F250's I liked if I was going to get that gas mileage. Great.
*note: yes, I'm being a brat. I know this. I am lucky to have Scott to help with the initial buying so I didn't have to get a loan. I am paying back every cent, this is not a gift. But my only 2 things were not INSANE miles ( pref under 170 ) and decent gas mileage.
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