The sad time has come when we must rethink our two car policy. Ever since our first baby, 40 years ago, we have had two cars. However, now that we are retired we don't really need two cars as we do most things together. We find ourselves saying, "Which car will we take?" So why have two when they cost so much to register, insure, service and run?.
Our beloved BMW was 7 years old and needed over $2000.00 worth of engine seals replaced.
My cute little Getz was 6 years old and needed new tyres and reregistering next month.
Last week we bit the bullet and made the decision to trade them in on a new car. We wanted to do a swap without paying anything. We knew another BMW would be out of the question for what we could get for the two old cars so we turned to Hyundai because we had been very happy with the Getz.
Surprisingly we got our wish and now we are the proud owners of a new Hyundai Elantra Elite, without paying anything. This is a downgrade for Bill but an upgrade for me. The best thing is we save thousands of dollars on repairs and the cost of running two cars. However we were sad to say goodbye to our 2 cars especially the beautiful BMW. When we went to pick up the new car the sales people were all excited for us and said," You must be very excited picking up your new car." Old spoil sport me said, "Not really, it's sad to give up a BMW." That didn't go down too well. Anyway now we are reading the manual and trying to figure out how everything works. Bill seems happy with his new toy and I think it looks pretty snazzy even if it isn't red. Just in case American readers are not aware, cars cost a lot more here than in US. This model is $8000.00 cheaper in US.