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What Kind of Car to Buy?

Our 10-year old 12-seater Ford Transit bus has been ‘written-off’ because of the ‘structural damage” our insurer agreed to accept, on our behalf, based on the other party’s insurer’s judgment.

Our damaged pre-loved van was still in very good condition, despite the ‘structural damage’ on the right side front. Well, only the minor things that needed fixing but never got fixed– such as lights inside, the old CD player replacement. That was all.

We had never intended to change vehicle. In spite of our older children’s criticisms of us, old- fashioned fuddy-duddy cling to our sentiments for that old transit bus we held on for a bit longer. Until the accident that happened recently.

So, what kind of car to buy? A chart, some discussions to compare cars. A two-seater sports car is never on my list, except on my son’s. So, that’s out. A two-door sedan… nah. We still like the space we enjoyed in the old one. Tarago GLX Wagon, came in our category of choices. Besides, I’ve always considered a Toyoya Tarago Wagon eversince our family became bigger up to 10 people.

#1 The Mileage

That would be one of our considerations. 115,000 m. would not be that big a deal. The lesser, the better would be our priority. The latest find is  115,000 m. which an auto Tarago we're looking at traveled. Not too bad.

#2 The Price

The 'Write-off' condemnation' became imminent. We finally let go of our beloved transit bus. With much trepidation, tears and eulogizing of our lost, we accepted the money based on the market value of our vehicle.

2008 Toyota Tarago GLX auto looks like a good choice for the price we've budgetted for it.

#3 Tire Pressure

Would you advice us to decide on this category on our checklist?  I think it will matter much, do you think?

#5 The Mileage

That would be one of our considerations. 115,000 m. would not that big a deal. The lesser, the better would be our point of decision. The latest find was 115,000 m., we're looking at, traveled. Not bad.

What do you think?

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Written by Country Mama

I'm usually easy going.  As I grow older, I learn to see better days ahead, the sun always shines the next day. Tomorrow is always a new beginning.

Children bring a lot of the secrets of being happy everyday.  Do my best with them as soon as I rise up, when I walk by the way, and when I sit , and when I lie down reflecting about each day fulfilled.

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