Ugh... so my car is on its last legs, and has been for a while. Well I'm thinking it may be on its VERY last legs at this point. It overheated twice on my 5-minute drive to work today
Repairing it would/will be expensive, but not nearly as expensive as buying a new car. OTOH, even repaired enough to be road-worthy, it's not going to be worth much more than (or as much as) the cost of repair, so it's almost not woth fixing since it's basically predestined that I need to get a nicer vehicle sometime really soon, for taking clients around in. My current car is an embarrassment but even painting it would cost more than it's worth.
And to make the world a whole lot more frustrating, I simply don't have the money for payments on anything. Ugh.
Probably going to have to take up some payments though. My dad will sell me his old Benz, which would be good in the sense that I know I can rely on it to run for a long time and all, but when they DO need repairs, it's very expensive. So I just don't know.
My options are:
1) Get a new Honda CRV, figure out how in the h-e-double hockey sticks I'm going to make a $400/month payment, but have a brand new car which will be good for taking clients around in
2) Fix the '96 Jeep Grand Cherokee, have the old clunker stay on the road just a little bit longer but still driving a car that's no good for business and won't be worth the cost of repairs done because of everything else that's wrong with it
3) Get bank financing to buy my dad's old Benz which is a nice car but starting to show its age, and hope it doesn't need any major repairs any time soon.