OK, so my '93 Corsica is deciding to take a final crap, costing me more then it is worth to fix. A friend of my girlfriend has a '97 Ranger on sale for $5600, that bluebooks at $9000 retail, and $7000 Private. I think this is a good deal, but it is a bit more expensive then I am able to afford right now. Now, my mom said that she would be able to help me out with about $2K (loaned), and I can get $2K myself. The trouble comes with trying to convince my dad (They are divorced 15 years) to pitch in.
I would be able to put up for a loan, as I work for a bank, and have close contact with many lenders, but frankly, I would rather not have to deal with that. That will be the backup in case my Dad won’t donate to my worthy cause. Therein lies the problem, as he has always been partial to the idea of me owning a new car with a 10 year warrenty.
When I first got my Corsica, my Dad was real keen on the idea of getting a KIA. I didn’t want a KIA then, and I don’t want one now either. Fact is though, that he is going to thrust the “It’s only $7000!” and “10 year warrenty!” and “It would be NEW!” arguments at me again. This time though, I would like to be prepared…
So, why shouldn’t I get a KIA?