Okay, it's very expensive. I admit it. But the benefits SOOO outweigh the cost. So I went ahead and signed a 120-month note on it (yep, ten years), thinking that would help me afford the payments. As it turns out, it's still way too expensive, so I need to tell you that I'm going to be collecting a check from each one of you every month and together we'll be able to pay for it. Sorry to pull that on you, but if you're here on my blog you'll be required to assist.
I'd invite you over to see it, but actually I'm going to have to pay on it for six years before I pick it up. When I finally get to drive my 2010 set of wheels in 2016, I know it'll be well worth it. And four years after that, it'll be paid for!
I do hear that during the time I (we, hehe) am making the payments, the finance company may actually jack up the cost and make me pay about double for it, but you know, I'm 55 and if I don't make it that long my kids will pick up the tab for me. Really, and they won't mind. It could still even be running by then.
The best thing? I get automatically signed up for another set of wheels for the ten years after that! Right now I don't know how I'll afford that one, even with your checks, because it'll be about quadruple what this one's going to be. But I've got lots of time to protest that later. And I'm ignoring all the negative voices that start those rumors, the ones about how the second car will have to be a clunker to make up for the fact that by then I really I won't be able to afford the nice ones. I mean, who would spread stuff like that?
As a matter of fact, someone said that if people kept signing up for cars they have trouble paying for, someone at the finance company is going to start deciding who can even OWN a car! I think that spreading lies like that is just the worst kind of nastiness, ginned up by people who want to keep all the good stuff in the hands of rich people. And those voices and the cable channels they're on need to be silenced.
Anyway, I need to run. Gotta figure out some VERY cheap alternate transportation until the new car is delivered. I'll let ya know how that goes.