My poor old Saturn is dying. Itâ€™s the transmission, and I donâ€™t think itâ€™s going to hold out much longer.
Iâ€™ve told my husband Iâ€™d rather not replace it right away. We canâ€™t afford the kind of vehicle we want, and quite honestly my personal need for a car is quite minimal. Most of my errands can be done in his car after heâ€™s home from work. Itâ€™s maybe every couple weeks that I HAVE to have a car to take the kids to a doctor appointment or such.
So Iâ€™ve told him that I donâ€™t want to replace it right away. Yes, I do want to replace it eventually, as he has to have a car for his job as he has to go to customerâ€™s homes sometimes, but I would rather do it when we can buy the kind of vehicle I want.
You probably know what I mean… low emissions, great gas mileage.
I have no intention of driving it a lot no matter how good the mileage. Just donâ€™t need to.
To make my current vehicle last as long as possible, Iâ€™ve warned my husband that Iâ€™m not driving it except when I have to. Iâ€™m going to start acting like we only have the one car whenever possible. Good practice so that I can really get a feel for the challenges.
I know Iâ€™m fortunate in that my daughterâ€™s school is an easy walk away, the grocery store a hard one when you do it with two children. But certainly not impossible. I really see this as doable.