Sunday, March 9, 2014

Thankfulness Mar 9

Today I am thanking God for:

Playing in my favourite spot - the laundry

209.  Church;

210.  Re-chargable batteries - Furby and Tom are very greedy when it comes to batteries;

211.  Friends with car advice.  Not that that is going to stop me from asking you all for your car advice too.  Murray's car is 14 years old and going to cost a small fortune to register.  Do I:
a) pay the money and register it (we could afford to do this but it would take nearly all our savings)?
b) pay the same amount to buy a similar age car to the one we already have?
c) redraw off the mortgage to buy a newer second hand car ($10-$15K)?

Feel free to share your opinion!

Col 3:17 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


Anonymous said...

With the similiar aged car it might be really expensive next year. Fay

Big brother, Little sister. said...

Do you need two cars? Is Murray driving at the moment? If you need that second car I'd prob take option 2.

Alison said...

Yes he drives Bron - he has to use a GPS but has more chance of not getting lost in a car with GPS than on the bus / foot. His freedom would be really limited if he didn't have the option to drive. Mind you he only goes locally to respite or to visit his mum when she summonses him :)

Michele Glossop said...

Modern cars are more economical than older cars. I believe that is probably better to update than to repair but may be the best idea would be get a price on repair with an idea of the cost of maintenance for the next couple of years and do a comparison with interest + principal repayments with a more economic car. Small cars are so economical in fuel (prices going up) and maintenance. Regards Michele (accountants point of view)
Your Blog is great, thank you for sharing.

Michele Glossop said...

As an accountant, I always like to see the facts and figures like asking a mechanic the cost of current issues to be repaired plus maintenance for the next couple of years verses the interest + principal repayments on a #12,500 loan. However, I believe that modern small cars are so economic with the technology changes as well as cleaner omissions, that it probably would be better to update with a newer small car; especially if it is not used very often, regards, Michele
ps: thank you for sharing your blog

Alison said...

Thanks for all the car advice. I decided to get a new old car - 4 year old i30. Hopefully it will do the trick.