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Old 02-12-2013, 04:59 PM   #3451
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Bad news Tuesday ownage.

When the timing belt broke and busted the water pump, the engine over heated and blew the head gasket. That is another $1300 on top of the $450 for the water pump. I told him I'd think about it. I'm not worried about an upsale, as this is not his usual business practice, but the car is only worth about $2700. Do I fix it and hope to get another 5 years our of it? Or, try to sell it as is?
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:37 PM   #3452
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Bad news Tuesday ownage.

When the timing belt broke and busted the water pump, the engine over heated and blew the head gasket. That is another $1300 on top of the $450 for the water pump. I told him I'd think about it. I'm not worried about an upsale, as this is not his usual business practice, but the car is only worth about $2700. Do I fix it and hope to get another 5 years our of it? Or, try to sell it as is?
Always a tough call. Hate to spend about 2/3 of its value to fix it only to find out there might be some other problem you may not know about.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #3453
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Bad news Tuesday ownage.

When the timing belt broke and busted the water pump, the engine over heated and blew the head gasket. That is another $1300 on top of the $450 for the water pump. I told him I'd think about it. I'm not worried about an upsale, as this is not his usual business practice, but the car is only worth about $2700. Do I fix it and hope to get another 5 years our of it? Or, try to sell it as is?
I'd vote to sell as is. I usually look at it as chasing losses at the blackjack table. Best to just cash in your chips and choose a new game... Best of luck with whatever you decide.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:54 PM   #3454
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Bad news Tuesday ownage.

When the timing belt broke and busted the water pump, the engine over heated and blew the head gasket. That is another $1300 on top of the $450 for the water pump. I told him I'd think about it. I'm not worried about an upsale, as this is not his usual business practice, but the car is only worth about $2700. Do I fix it and hope to get another 5 years our of it? Or, try to sell it as is?
Fish or cut bait...I think it's best to put it to rest, and move on....it's only going to cost you more in the end....
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #3455
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Always a tough call. Hate to spend about 2/3 of its value to fix it only to find out there might be some other problem you may not know about.
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I'd vote to sell as is. I usually look at it as chasing losses at the blackjack table. Best to just cash in your chips and choose a new game... Best of luck with whatever you decide.
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Thanks. I'm thinking time to sell as well. It is also a third vehicle and we did just fine with two for years. It was convenient to have the third vehicle when one broke down, but not $1300 worth convenient.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:23 PM   #3456
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Thanks. I'm thinking time to sell as well. It is also a third vehicle and we did just fine with two for years. It was convenient to have the third vehicle when one broke down, but not $1300 worth convenient.
Good call. If that extra $1,300 ends up burning a hole in your pocket, I'd suggest using it to hire a hitman to eradicate the recent penguin-infestation we've been suffering around these parts...
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Bad news Tuesday ownage.

When the timing belt broke and busted the water pump, the engine over heated and blew the head gasket. That is another $1300 on top of the $450 for the water pump. I told him I'd think about it. I'm not worried about an upsale, as this is not his usual business practice, but the car is only worth about $2700. Do I fix it and hope to get another 5 years our of it? Or, try to sell it as is?
Did you already get the work done on the water pump & belt
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:23 PM   #3458
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Thanks. I'm thinking time to sell as well. It is also a third vehicle and we did just fine with two for years. It was convenient to have the third vehicle when one broke down, but not $1300 worth convenient.

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:27 PM   #3459
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Well, either everyone views me as a formidable challenge, or just realizes as easy victory as I currently get winded instructing the children to walk to the mailbox.

It may be worth an effort to train for it; however, we don't arrive at WDW until October 5 around 6:30 AM, and that is me leaving Friday around 4:00 PM. It will be difficult for me to make the race. Maybe next time.
It was worth a try.

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Bad news Tuesday ownage.

When the timing belt broke and busted the water pump, the engine over heated and blew the head gasket. That is another $1300 on top of the $450 for the water pump. I told him I'd think about it. I'm not worried about an upsale, as this is not his usual business practice, but the car is only worth about $2700. Do I fix it and hope to get another 5 years our of it? Or, try to sell it as is?
Donate it. We got a pretty sweet tax deduction. I think they changed the rules since then so you may want to talk to your tax guy first.

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Thanks. I'm thinking time to sell as well. It is also a third vehicle and we did just fine with two for years. It was convenient to have the third vehicle when one broke down, but not $1300 worth convenient.
We have three cars now too. That third car makes life a lot easier.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:50 PM   #3460
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Donate it. We got a pretty sweet tax deduction. I think they changed the rules since then so you may want to talk to your tax guy first.


We have three cars now too. That third car makes life a lot easier.
Was thinking about the deduction. I'm considering it. It depends on what I could sell it or junk it for.

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #3461
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Hello dads. Belt testing Saturday for me and DD. wish us luck please. Hope everyone is well. Prayers for good things to those who need it.
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Donate it. We got a pretty sweet tax deduction. I think they changed the rules since then so you may want to talk to your tax guy first.
The rules changed substantially. Now, you can only deduct what the vehicle ultimately sells for. So if the vehicle's only good for scrap, you only get to deduct the scrap value. And it takes longer to get an amount certain for the deduction (you have to wait until the sale/auction or decision to scrap it and sale).
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #3463
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:31 AM   #3464
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Bad news Tuesday ownage.

When the timing belt broke and busted the water pump, the engine over heated and blew the head gasket. That is another $1300 on top of the $450 for the water pump. I told him I'd think about it. I'm not worried about an upsale, as this is not his usual business practice, but the car is only worth about $2700. Do I fix it and hope to get another 5 years our of it? Or, try to sell it as is?
Tough call. If you donate it, maybe a charity has someone who can fix it cheap and then someone in need could use it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:33 AM   #3465
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Good morning. Happy Ash Wednesday for those of you observe. Heading to the early Mass today for ashes, then on to a doctors appointment. DW and I have a call with t he agency we want to sign with so hopefully that goes well
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