I know, I know! But you guys HAVE to understand this one thing: for a lot of you, you just go out, take a look at a car, and buy it. You deal with any problems as and if they come. Okay. I CANNOT
afford to do this. I will be using a BIG
chunk of my savings on this one purchase; as such, I can't make a mistake. No lemons, no possibility of getting a lemon, at least possibilities I can forsee and check for. I just can't afford to **** up (again). Simple as that. And to this point, I've encountered VERY few cars that meet my specifications. And when I do find 'em (basically has happened twice), before I can confirm they're okay, they're sold. Last time it was a matter of hours. But I don't have the luxury of forgoing these steps. My mechanic MUST look at it before any solid commitments to buy, I HAVE to get a Carfax on the car, and I HAVE to check with my mom first, to prevent a civil war (she'* one of those moms, I have to deal with that
Given these variables, I'd be throwing away a lot of deposits if I did it the way you guys want me to
All I'm trying to say is that all of you fed up with me and this ongoing 'car crusade' have to realize my unenviable position, and take it into account in your judgement of me and my actions. And if you guys are fed up with it and are tired of reading about it, the answer is simple: Don't bother with my posts. Many do that already. If what I was doing "pissed off" enough people, I'm sure you guys could get me banned. Until such time, though, I have one word: Deal. There, I've said my piece; take it how you will...