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#1 of 10 Old 02-05-2009, 10:33 AM - Thead Starter
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I got my tax return and have started looking at used cars. I have a few thousand to spend but the market is just horrible here in our little rural county. I've looked on the Columbus craigslist and while it seems like there is a decent amount of cars worth looking at, getting to a city an hour or so away and spending the day out there looking at cars is near impossible with 3 kids and no second adult. *sigh*
Chad and I will be in C-bus on the 17th for my MRI follow up but that seems so far away. I shouldn't stress too much because I have a running car ... it's just such a pain in the butt climbing over the dern seat every time I need to get in or out and I'm worried I won't have the self discipline to make my money stick around until then.

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Oh that stinks!! I hope you can find one. Around here there are a lot of cars for sale (not dealer cars just people selling them personally) for just what is left on the loan....some of them you know are just about paid for but they just can't afford the payment anymore
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Anyone you can give the money to to hold foryou? I know when we have it, it's hard not to spend some when you know it's just sitting there.

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I hope you find a good solution to all this.

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i hope that you find a vehicle soon!!
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Good luck on your search!
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Good Luck. I hate car searching.
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It might be worth it to go into C-bus if they have such a better selection.

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How much are you looking to spend?
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Haha yeah the car search SUCKS. But it's good that you're waiting til you find a good one! Last year I got totally screwed over because I was impatient, bought a car on Valentine's Day, it broke down 2 weeks later, turned out the head was cracked in several different places, couldn't get it fixed til July, and it broke down again on New Years Day.

Good luck with your car hunt!
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