Last week, a coworker brought his wife's car to work to meet a prospective buyer. I didn't take much notice since I didn't even know what he was doing until after lunch. The buyer didn't show up and I heard him complaining about people on craigslist so I asked about the car and what he was asking for it. He said it was a PT Cruiser, 2002 with 92,000 miles and he was asking $3,000. My ears perked up. We went outside to look at it and I drove it around the block. It didn't have everything that I was looking for in my next vehicle but 92K miles for $3,000 sounded too good to pass up, plus, I know he takes very good car of his cars (unlike me). I told him I would let him know by the end of the day. After researching the car and the blue book value, I decided to go for it.
The PT Cruiser's biggest flaws seem to be gas mileage, only 20 mpg, and lack of power. My truck only got 17 mpg so I moved up a little. They also depreciate like crazy but that is a plus for me at this point. It seats 5 and has lot of cargo space with removable seats in the back which was at the top of my want list.
|Comfortably fits 3 dogs.|
I'm happy with my purchase even though replacing my truck wasn't urgent yet. Hopefully, this car will last me a long time or at least until I find another deal that gets better gas mileage and is higher off the ground. The final price I paid was $2,800. I hate negotiating but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask and he said yes. My truck should sell for at least $1500. If I use the $500 that I had left from September's mortgage money, that means I just need to find $800 from somewhere, either savings, mortgage money, or I need to sell more stuff. I'll be getting the title and registration this week, maybe Wednesday. Our new CEO is visiting Monday and Tuesday and I don't want to disappear to the motor vehicle department for who knows how long when he is here. So much to do! I don't want to have 2 auto's for very long. Not only are they costing my money but they are cluttering up my driveway. I need to simplify asap.