Tuesday, October 16, 2012

We're Toast

So here we are, the car is toast.  SRS module.  That's around 900 bucks.  We could almost swing that, we're close.  Problem is, they say that there's no way of knowing if there's also a problem with the airbags until they replace the module.  They say that's a very real possibility.  Translation?  We drop the 900 (which would likely involve a small payday load), and they discover it's going to be another grand or more.  We're out the 900, and the car still won't pass inspection.

Our credit is abysmal.  We're not in arrears, we're not delinquent, but the move put our "available credit to debt ratio" in a bad place.  We make our payments, but that doesn't seem to matter these days.  So we're in a bad, hurting place with no way out in sight.

We're going to hit a used car place.  But it's got to be something that is already inspected and emissions tested.  We can't risk getting into a "new" car only to have it turn out it won't pass inspection, which puts us right back where we are right now.  Oh, what a mess.  What a sad, sorry, stupid mess. 

I don't see any way out of this.

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