Randomness is what I said right? Well this post is about my first ever car that I owned. Here’s the thing, I thought getting a car is straight forward (apart from saving enough money to buy one of course which can be very challenging). But after buying it, it presented with so many problems.. problems that will eventually cost me mega $$$$ well relative to my income at that time of course.
How long did it take for me to save for my first car? Let just say quite a while. If you’re blessed with having enough in the bank – then all I can say is freakin’ lucky you! But I do think the majority of people will have very little saved up for buying their first car. A loan will be out of the question as many won’t have a stable job to even qualify for one.
Long story short… got the car is what is the first thing I do? Well get it detailed of course! Why? Well I had some left over money as I bargained the owner to lower the price. Looking at some before and after pictures form some website like this random one that I saw: www.perthcardetailingwa.com.au .. made me want to get one to transform my “pride and joy” that worth a couple of grand to something that looks like a million dollars! Well as close to it as possible. You know exactly what I mean. Was I happy with the decision? Let’s just say so-so.. why? Not because the finis substandard, but I could of saved a lot of money by getting off my backside and do it my self. Sigh*
Well the car detailing bit was not the real problem I faced. What what the real problems? Well, I didn’t really want too much as I am still trying to recover from it. Let’s start off with a broken gear box.. damage is thousands of dollars. Can I ask my mates for the costs.. of course not, they will just say to me.. “your car your problem!”. But they are happy to go for a ride.
Moral of this post.. maturity is sometime learned the hard way!