Just about two weeks after I paid over $$$ to replace the condenser on my money-sucking $aturn, recharge the AC and assorted other AC stuff I don’t understand, my wife informs me that the AC isn’t working again. While I’m highly disappointed, I’m thinking “Hey, they said there was a 12 months, 12,000 mile warranty on repairs. Since it hasn’t been 12 days or 120 miles, I should be good here.”
Something else broke with the AC.
This time, it’s the proverbial “crack in the line.” I have the repair guy on the line for about 20 minutes pestering him as to what else could possibly go wrong with my $aturn that is going to cost me big $$$ considering it has just under 80,000 miles on it. Quite frankly, the list is longer than I’d like. Still, with two little girls, I have to have AC and I figure if I try to trade in a car without the AC working, it’ll hurt me on the trade-in value anyway. So I fix it. Money-sucking $aturn takes another few hundred bucks.
I told the repair guy that I was paying him more a month than I’d be paying the bank on a new car loan. He didn’t argue.
I think I’ve reached my limit, but it probably depends on what comes next (the need for a second car, what type of thing goes wrong, how long it is between now and then, and so on).
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What’s more annoying, expensive, and less predictable than car repair expenses?