I've been out of work going on 2 years. I am broke...there's enough food on the table, but barely. I have bills. So, here's my dilemma. I have a 2001 Toyota Highlander. Great car, never has given me any trouble, 4cyl so great on gas. I love the car, (as much as you can love a car). I was selling it awhile ago, but decided against it because, IDK, thought a job would come along.
Now I'm thinking of selling it again. I can get almost $7000 for it and then buy a smaller car for around $3000. I'd have $4000 to pay off bills and put some aside. But...is it dumb to get rid of a car that I know is mechanically sound for another car that you never know about? I have a mechanic that will check the new car out for free, (I've used this shop for over 30 years, very reputable), but still things can happen. I know that they can happen with the Highlander, too, but you know how you can feel when a car is solid? Well, that how I feel about my Toyota.
I'm so torn about this. I have a potential buyer for the Highlander, but I've told her that I have to think on it some more. What do you guys think? Oh, yeah...Chance is also having a difficult time jumping into the back, I usually have to lift his back end in for him. He refuses to use a ramp or stairs. It's not that big of a deal though, it still gives him a lot of room when we go anywhere.
I honestly go back and forth on this all day long. What would you do?