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Registered: ‎05-11-2013

In June of 2018 DH and I got a used car. No point in brand new as we didn't go very much. However, in the 6 months since DH died that car became a money pit. Monday I was to take the kitten to the vet and when I was starting out the driveway a power steering light came on and it wouldn't steer right. Bagged the vet appt.  I'm done. 

 

I refuse tospend a lot of money on a vehicle I won't use much at all.  DD has a Honda Civic w/1 yr. left ojn loan. 109,000 miles. She has wanted a Honda HRV.

 

We decided that I am selling my car for whatever I can get. I will pay the lease downpayment of $1,500 on the HRV. Both the Civic and new lease will be hers.  I will be added as a driver on both.

 

To keep miles down on lease she will continue driving the Civic to work (abt. 75 mi.round trip) and I will use the new HRV. I will be lucky if I hit 3,000 a yr. She said the HRV will be easier for me to get in and out of.

 

Since I will no longer have a car ins. payment I will give her the money for the ins. on the HRV.  About $100 a month. I figure it's the least I can do for be able to use her cars.

 

Going Saturday to get the new one. Just in time for me not driving for 6 weeks after TKR next Wednesday.

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Re: I Am Getting Rid Of My Car.

Sounds like a win-win situation!  I hate unexpected car repair bills!

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Re: I Am Getting Rid Of My Car.

I'm going to assume that if you are posting here, you are looking for comments.  If my assumption is wrong, please ignore my message.

 

If this works for both of you, go for it.  But as an accountant I would think about the equity of expenses if you will be paying her.  Just something to think about, please don't answer these:

 

1)Who pays for gas....are you expected to fill up the tank for a 5 mile jaunt?

 

2) How are the other living expenses shared?

     Does she pay rent?

     Does she reimburse you for cleaning?

     Does she pay you for cooking?

     Does she pay for her own groceries?

     Does she pay for your expenses/time when you take her kitten to the vet?

     Does she pay for cable/internet?

    

3)  Most importantly, is she not going to move out?  I was under the impression that she just moved in to help out when DH was ill. 

 

Just my thoughts.  Again, if it works for you, go for it.

 

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Re: I Am Getting Rid Of My Car.

I think I am missing something...it sound to me like she is leasing this car for you (she is paying for both cars monthly) and you are making the $1,500 downpayment.  If you are going to be the one driving the car, you are just transfering the insurance payment from your old car to the leased car - right?  Am I missing something or do I have the info mixed up?  Whatever it is, it sounds like it works for both of you and that is all that matters.  I am just confused.

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Re: I Am Getting Rid Of My Car.

You certainly aren't obligated to discuss your living arrangements with anyone

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Re: I Am Getting Rid Of My Car.

@Travone  She pays the electric bill, the phone bill  and the cable bill.  She pays the vet bill for her kitten.  I will pay for whatever gas I use.  She does the majority of the heavy cleaning right now due to my knee.   She goes all the grocery shopping for me. We are company for each other and she does more than her share.

 

Yes, she helped with her Dad but really she and I get along great and I have no issue with her staying here. She's gone 11 hrs. a day at work and she goes to movies and does whatever else she enjoys, I want her to have a life. We have a good time together but we are not joined at the hip.

 

I will worry about a vehicle should she move out but I can't see it in the near future.

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Re: I Am Getting Rid Of My Car.

@Travone  I forgot to add, I would never asked my child to pay me for food.  She eats dinner here only 5 days a week.  Weekends she might eat breakfast and dinner.

 

I also wouldn't ask for reimbursment taking the cat to the vet.  

 

She's my child and some random person staying here.  I would do the same for my son.  She does her share and certainly doesn't expect me to pick up after her or support her.

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: I Am Getting Rid Of My Car.

You will love the HRV.  We traded our civic in for one a few years ago and we love it.  Plenty of room to haul stuff and getting out is now a breeze. 

 

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Re: I Am Getting Rid Of My Car.

If it is beneficial for the two of you, and you are happy with the arrangement, that is all that matters. 

 

 

~~~All we need is LOVE💖

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Re: I Am Getting Rid Of My Car.

@CrazyKittyLvr2   I am very happy for you.  Enjoy the new vehicle.  Your daughter sounds like a very sweet and loving daughter.  

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