|Removing the license plates.|
We decide to take it to the junk yard and sell it for scrap. Eight cents a pound equals $268.80. The guy at the scale in the junkyard was surprised because it still had cold A/C. He said they never have that. Since we did no major repair work on it in the 14 months we owned it, just some oil changes, I think we came out pretty good. Certainly couldn't have gotten a car payment for as little as it cost us over the time we owned it. Debt free is definitely the way to be and we are completely sold on not having a car payment ever again.
|Goodbye drivers seat.|
So to get home...quickly find another car to buy? We reviewed the available cars on craigslist and decided that home has a much larger market of availability. We were able to get a one way rental for about $100 for a day and just drove home in one long drive, mostly overnight.
So now we are a one car (or should I say truck?) family for now. We are saving our dollars towards a minivan and hope to buy one before the end of the year.
I cried when we left the car at the junkyard. I cried again when I cashed the check and we headed home. I really liked my "tortoise" as the boys called the car. It was my car and it was a blessing in our lives and I really enjoyed driving it. I miss it every time I have to climb into the truck and drive somewhere. Plus I really don't like minivans. Four kids means minivan or SUV though.