Thursday, 17 May 2007

Car Fixed, Wallet Lighter

The 70,000km service was done (needed new front brake pads) and the faulty alternator replaced with a reconditioned one. All up, the bill came to A$818. I hope that this alternator lasts until we get rid of this car when it reaches 150,000km or 2013, whichever comes last. By that time DS2 will be ready to go on camping trips etc. and the Festiva will be getting too small to transport two adults and two teenage boys. We'll probably replace it with a used Subaru Forester. Hopefully we can get one in good condition, with low kms, a couple of years old for around 60% of the new car cost.

Enough Wealth

1 comment:

blackrocks said...

Good to hear that your car is fixed. Car problems is such a headache. Sometimes its a bit expensive plus you can't use your car for sometime. I had to bring my car to a shop and installed my new flowmaster muffler. Anyways, good luck and I hope you'll find the car that bests suits you. I guess fuel mileage should be taken into consideration when buying a car. It is also important to check all car parts and its performance. Then negotiate for a good deal.