Tuesday, March 11, 2008
wahh... *crying* OK, now I'm really upset... really, really, really upset. Last night hubby & I took the non-running Taurus to **** Automotive to figure out why it's a non-running Taurus. We hoped that it would be something kinda minor, or moderate, like, i dunno, something only $300 or less. But NOOO, no such luck. turns out we have "at least" a blown head gasket, at least - possibly other problems as well, but that's the biggie. Tearing the engine down to fix it? Easily $900, could go up to over $1000 because there are other things wrong with it as well. Needless to say - I don't have $1,000 laying around ANYWHERE to fix it. And even if i did, would it be worth to spend that much on a car with over 130,000 miles?! Nope, not really...the logical thing would be to just go ahead and get another car... except we already have one car payment, can't do two! And the van needs a new CV joint, another $200 repair, rather urgently, too. WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!