I'm a little frustrated at the moment with the users of Craigslist, and by that I mean the entire population of this country. Its bad enough that when placing an ad we all have to worry about the flood of spam we know is going to come, and don't want to list our phone number lest we get robocalls. Then when the shoes on the other foot we have to call and call or email again and again and get no response. So I figured I'd set out a few guidelines, and also vent my frustrations.
Last week I covered new and substantially different, or newish economy cars for 2012 from Chevy to Honda alphabetically. This week I'll cover from Hyundai to Yugo. Actually lets start with Yugo: There haven't been any new Yugos since 1985. But no news is good news, especially if you have ever driven one of them.
Although Labor Day traditionally marks the start of the new model year at your local car dealers, these days cars just trickle in over the course of the year with fewer coming at the traditional fall introduction. So whether it is a brand new model or just new options or revised sheet metal, the new ones will be in dealers this month.
This could potentially be a long story. I typically talk with my hands, so be glad that this is not a video or you would be cracking up at me.
My husband and I have never been rolling in the dough. We have struggled with finances since we got married 11 years ago. We have had our ups and downs financially, especially with 3 kids in the house. This last year we have really been working even harder to pull ourselves out of that hole.
My car doesn't have satellite radio or a CD player. It doesn't have cruise control or power locks and windows either. It used to have a sun roof that you could open, but the motor died in that at least 10 years back. And the odometer…it doesn't work either. It froze at the 90,000 mark while on vacation six years ago.
Did you ever look at a jar and think, "That's worn out"? Glass objects, like many other things, simply don't "wear out." And even if they show a little wear, it's perfectly acceptable to use them anyway. This means that you can buy them already used. Why spend two dollars on the same jar that you can get for fifty cents or less, used?