I know a guy who supposedly bought a 2007 Jeep Liberty, through an auto auction, for $2900. He swears it’s like-new, and just recently drove it to Florida and back, with no problems. It’s intriguing… However, I can’t help but believe there’s more to the story. That the negatives are conveniently being left out, or the numbers are radically tweaked.
Have you ever purchased a car through an auction? I don’t think I could ever do it, because I don’t trust them. I believe the vehicles are mostly new car trade-ins, and for one reason or another… the dealers don’t want their names attached. So, they offload them to an auction house.
Am I wrong about this? Our older boy is 16, and will get his license in October. He has his learner’s permit now, but will be able to fly solo next month — if he can successfully parallel park.
And why is that still so important? I never have to parallel park, anywhere. I used to, in the 1980s, but think it’s pretty much a thing of the past. Clearly, they need to put more emphasis on merging onto the interstate, general courtesy, and the like.
Anyway, Toney is working at a school this year that’s farther away than during previous years, and I work 40 miles south… So, we could use a third car. The boy has about $2000 saved, and we told him (many years ago — but he remembers) that we’d match his funds.
So, what’s the best course of action, if you have about four grand to spend on a car? Obviously, we don’t need something that’s going to be high-maintenance — my brain would probably fly apart. Also: no car payments. Help me out, my friends.
Also, what should replace parallel parking as THE MOST IMPORTANT THING during a driver’s test? Use the comments link below.
And I apologize for the brevity of this update… sent from my Blackberry.
See ya tomorrow.