I thought I would share some van-tastic news with you. Well part of me thinks it’s good news and part of me thinks I’m an idiot but here it goes anyways.
I spoke with my friends at Waterloo Transmission yesterday and explained that I could not pull off the $2, 200 it would take too get the van repaired. I asked that they do the recall work and I’ll pick it up and park other until tax return.
Then to my surprise, they offered to stretch things out until tax return. I’ll pay a couple hundred a month until tax return and then pay it off. Ironically, this is basically what happened exactly one year ago with the engine and transmission.
On the plus side, we will have our van back next week, on the down side, this will make the total repair bill for the last year almost $8, 000. When you factor in the price of the van and then divide it by the 12 months we have owned it, you come up with the average monthly cost to own this piece of crap.
That unholy number is about $750/month. Now keep in mind that we couldn’t afford the $300-$400 monthly payment on a brand new van, which is why I bought this one. I sat down and figured all this out the other day and I can honestly say that I’m not sure whether to count this as a win or not.
Either way, we’ll finally have our van back and not a moment to soon. Whether or not it will never worth it, remains to be seen.
Here’s to hoping….