Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Time Off for MadSnapper



I love my Saturn Vue, it is a 2003 and only has 65,000 miles on it. Looks like new and in perfect condition but for one thing.
it needs a 4800.00 transmission.
It is so easy to drive and fits me and has this wonder contraption to hold shopping items.
I am taking time off to mourn the fact we have to either fix or buy and I can't make up my mind... See you when I see you
PS, I sat in 21 cars today and did not like any of them..



35 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Bless your heart... Big decisions!!!! I'll say a prayer that you can find just the right vehicle... Shocked that a transmission would go out when your vehicle only has 65,000 miles on it.. I realize that it's a 2003 ---but still????? GADS!!!!

It needs to be your choice --but I don't think I would put $4800 in a car THAT old. Who knows what will go wrong next???? Just sayin!!!!

Good Luck.
Hugs,
Betsy

TexWisGirl said...

awwww! sorry for that. but with saturn being discontinued, i'd worry about repairing and then...

still...

Cheryl @ TFD said...

First of all, I'm sorry for your car woes. Now for my two cents. I'd probably get a different car. That's a lot of money to put in an older car.

PS I love my Toyota Camry. We're on our third one and they've never given us any problems other than regular maintenance. No big problems ever. We put lots of miles on cars and they were still running good at over 200K miles. Just a thought if you haven't looked at them. The Toyota RAV is a cute little SUV, but to me they are a bit rough riding.

Good luck with your decision!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Tex girl is right.

Mersad said...

I also think you should invest in something new, if the budget allows it. Investing into an older car is just a time break until further trouble comes along...

From the Kitchen said...

That's not many miles for a transmission to go out. I have a 2003 Honda CRV that I love. It has 97,000 miles and, knock on wood, has had no major problems. And, it's made just 30 miles from here. Before that, I had a Volvo 230 station wagon that I put 179,000 miles on. Our son then got it. He sold it with 248,000 miles on it. I still see it driving around town with the original paint job. We never had any major output on it either. Good luck with the hunt.

Best,
Bonnie

Susannah said...

Oh, Sandra......I am so sorry. We always think things are running along so smoothly and then BAM...something like this happens. I absolutely hate looking for cars! I get just plain miserable. So Jim goes (and he loves it) and when he finds something he thinks we will like ...then I go. One thing is for sure...take your time with this!

S. Etole said...

Best wishes as you go looking and trying.

Terri Buster said...

Wow- that's a huge repair- I am so sorry! I hope you can find a car you really like and not too expensive. I hope my old 2001 keeps running for a couple of more years.

DawnTreader said...

Oh, big decision. Good luck!

Michaele said...

We do get attached to our cars don't we? You will find another love but its the getting there that is so hard. If it were any easier I wouldn't be driving what I am that's for sure.

Michaele said...

We do get attached to our cars don't we? You will find another love but its the getting there that is so hard. If it were any easier I wouldn't be driving what I am that's for sure.

barbara l. hale said...

My sympathies! It's hard to try to "fit" into another car when you love the one you've had. That is a cool contraption for holding groceries. All cars should have that.

Blackberry Lane said...

I'm sorry to hear this. Always something.

SweetMarie said...

This is a big decision! I know I don't like car payments. I believe in not being car poor, so I don't normally buy brand new. I would flip out if my car needed a transmission at 63,000 miles! $4800 is a lot of money for a repair.
I can't stand car shopping! I start online and compare statistics of cars/suvs I'm interested in first. Keep us informed on what you decide. Hubby says NO to Audis! :)

Inger said...

Oh, Sandra, I'm so sorry to hear this. Aren't they discontinuing Saturn? If that's so future parts may be hard or expensive to come by.

Not a good sign if you sat in that many cars and didn't like a single one.

It has to be your decision, of course. Sending good thoughts your way.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

((HUGS)) That is a hard decision.

Ann said...

OUCH, your poor Vue. It does look brand new. Good luck making your decision and so sorry about this one

Madi and Mom said...

Oh geez... Looking for a car is stressful. Especially when you love it.
Hugs
Cecilia

Madi and Mom said...

Oh geez... Looking for a car is stressful. Especially when you love it.
Hugs
Cecilia

SquirrelQueen said...

I like that thing that holds the groceries in place. Sorry to hear the Vue needs an operation. If this were surgery wouldn't you want a second opinion? I'd check around first. It just seems strange the transmission would fail after only 65K miles.

If you are looking for a new one, good luck.

Catherine said...

Good luck finding a new vehicle! A daunting task I know!
xo Catherine

magscorner said...

So sorry about the transmission in your car. Will be thinking of you and hoping you can find a car you like if you decide to buy. Best of luck sweet Sandra. Hugs

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about the transmission of your Vue. Your decision is not an easy one.

Rose said...

Sorry for your Vue woes...I hate this type of decision. I have a Rav4, and love its dependableness, before that had a Toyoto Camry that we sold at 150,000 miles, and the last my husband heard, it is still going. We sold it in 2007....

But if I could I would get the highlander...Sarah had one and I loved it...the Rav4 is just a bit on the small side to me.

One of my brothers got a Subaru Forrester, and they like it. He was a rural letter carrier, down there on those back roads and Subaru was the best lasting vehicle he ever had.

I bet you needed all this feedback like you need a hole in the head...so ignor it....

Linda@arichtapestry said...

Sorry to hear that you have to replace your car. All the best with making a decision. I hope you find the right one at a good price that's suitable for your needs.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Oh dear.....I hate that you are having this problem with such a low mileage car....good luck

Cranberry Morning said...

:-( So sorry. I'm sorta at the same point with my beloved old Jeep - the vintage when Jeep really looked like Jeep.

Cranberry Morning said...

:-( So sorry. I'm sorta at the same point with my beloved old Jeep - the vintage when Jeep really looked like Jeep.

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmmm. Bummer!

Willow said...

I hear ya , stinks giving up a car you really love !

Eva Ason said...

It's a very big decision and not an easy task to find another car when you're use to and liked one very much. Hope you will be able to make a decision soon.

Scott said...

65 K is way too soon for a tranny to go out on you. Sadly if you put $4800 into a new tranny the car will then be worth about $3500. Raw deal.

Betty Manousos said...

although it wasn't an easy one i'm glad you made the right decision, sandra.

Chatty Crone said...

My car is a Honda CRV 2000 - and I have 154K miles on it and I will be so sad when it goes - and I know it will go - so I know why you are mourning - did you make a decision?

And i have been making 20 dozen cookies - and have been gone too.

sandie