My car blew up today. I was driving back from work and the temperature gauge kept rising. I had to pull over three times and let it cool down enough to turn around and drop it off at the repair shop. They think it’s the water pump which will probably cost $500-600 which is about $45,500 more than I can spare.
I was considering trading the car in for something cheaper to run and fix. But I’d only get $3000 out of my current broken car which is just enough for a 1991 Toyota Tercel. So. I don’t think that would be much more reliable.
It is quite the unfortunate predicament. But as always, it could be worse. And I imagine I’ll find out just how much worse it is tomorrow as I do bodily harm to my bank account.