Sorry for the quiet over here. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like forever since I’ve actually posted anything. Here’s why: the Princess, good ol’ Rusty, my rare two-tone ’92 Corolla sprung a nice fuel line leak some time ago that finally got awful and worse at the end of last week. I took it in to my father in law and quickly told me that the car was now quite unsafe to drive. He’s still looking to patch it, but we’ve spent the past three days hopping around and hoping to score a quick car to get me by.
Most of our luck getting in contact with people has been through Craigslist. The real trick is that most people value their cars far above what they would actually trade in for at a dealer (which is what I go by on Kelly Blue Book). A couple good leads have panned out to nothing because people wanted up to a grand more than their car could possibly get them from a reputable source.
Anyone in the Twin Cities area looking to sell off their older commuter car? I would dig a Focus above all, but basically anything with four doors and an engine will do for now.
This is all a very irritating and stressful exercise. I hate dealing with money over a hundred bucks, plus I’m terrible at haggling, so that makes it tougher.