Miss My Old Car, But....
I'm a somewhat new owner of a 2007 Pontiac G6. I got it in August of last year after I got rear-ended by a Toyota Tundra on the highway going about 65mph.
For some reason, being a girl and being a huge car person is a shocker for many people that I know. I guess my friends see me as the too girly type, haha.
Now for the sappy story of how I got a G6. (You can skip over this, haha) My first car was a 1986 Ford Thunderbird Elan. I loved that car like it was a person. I mean, everything on it was electronic and functional because I took time to fix them. I had also put a new paint job on it before it was totaled. Watching that wrecker take away that car, it was like a part of me was torn apart...
Anyway, I needed a car that I liked and it fit my budget. Being a college kid, I'm broke as hell. I went to every kind of dealership possible. None of these cars were clicking for me. So, as a last resort, we stopped at the final dealership for the day and I told the guy "Need a good car that's cheap" He showed me a G6. I test drove it and loved it... but it was nothing compared to my old car. He said the asking price was $12,000. Long story short, I talked him down to $8,000.
It's taken me some time to get used to caring about this car like I did my old one and now I am starting to. I wax it; wash it and clean it regularly (not that I didn't before, I just care more nowadays, haha)
Since getting the car, I've only had a few problems with it (it had 98,000 miles). Being a used car with that many miles on it, I would have thought to have more issues.
1. Steering column/ball joints needed replacing ($300)
2. Solenoids needed replacing ($200)
3. Some fuses went out ($5)
4. Needed new tires ($600)
It will need a brake job here pretty soon, but that's to be expected. I'm a mechanic's daughter and I am no fool (: I have caught other automotive shops trying to rip me off before. I'm getting to like my G6 more and more nowadays as well (:
Well, that's my story. And if you actually read all of that, kudos to you, haha.