Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Brrrmmm, brrrrmmmm - or not...

Decision time. I do love our car, but I've been told it's just failed the MOT. On a couple of mechanic-ey unseen things, so nothing at all obvious to us mere mortals :-(

To put it right is going to cost a lot more than the car is actually worth..... My 'Eco' self says just pay the money and keep the thing on the road. My head says, it's just throwing away the cash, so scrap it and buy another.

Our savings are about to be spent on replacing all the failing and failed double glazing, it's all already on order too - so we cannot back out, without losing a large deposit. So we would have to take out a loan to buy a new car, which I am loath for us to do. Argghhh.

Sometimes I hate being an adult - way too many important decisions need to be made and I have to live with the consequences.


  1. I've got a friend in Swindon with exactly the same problem. She is trying to buy a car with the scrappage incentive but I know there is a date limit. Don't know when.

  2. I agree, sometimes I hate being an adult!!!!

  3. I think the scrappage finishes at the end of the year - but a brand new car is not an option for us. I hope your friend finds exactly what she wants.

    'Himself' reminded me being a responsible adult is on the whole much better than any of the alternatives.Hmmmm,I guess he's got a point.