The mechanic's estimate for my car came to $1200 taxes in consisting of my rear brakes, a new battery, and a couple of tie rods with alignment after.
None of which are really pressing. I brought my car home to think about it and paid the $35 check up bill.
D gets a call from the mechanic yesterday inquiring if I wanted to sell my car as he has a customer looking for something his son can drive for the next 4 years at university.
This was a long time customer who trusted the opinion of the shop keeper who thought of us as he knew my car. We suggested a price of $2500 and I'd throw in my set of 4 Blizzaks (no rims) which are good for another season or 2. He said he was interested.
I felt pretty flattered. D thought it was a sign I needed to finally let go of my old car and move onto my next vehicle.
It made me sad to think of giving her up. Mind you, I was sad too throwing out my long time favourite pair of pants a month ago.
If I can muster up some time today, I'm going to test drive a few more used cars.