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Bought Town and Country with CASH!!!

January 4th, 2007 at 09:02 am

It's been a while since I've been on but am happy to say that financial goals are still being met. I've been crazy busy getting the house ready to go on the market, which happens Monday. Monday is also when DH and I fly out to CO for a househunting trip. It looks like out move date is February 8th and then we take 5 days to travel across the country to our new home.

I've been doing much better since I started taking Wellbutrin -- I don't think I could have gotten through all this mess as well without it. I'll probably taper off once we're good and settled in out there.

Oh, and DH and I bought a new-to-us van. We took it to GA for the holidays and I am thrilled -- I had no back pain at all! At all! That's unheard of for me. Usually after even 2 - 2 1/2 hours in my Saturn I would have problems.

And we got a great deal. An '05 single owner Chrysler Town and Country with only 18,000 miles on it WITH stow and go seating and lots of amenities for $14K. And we paid cash! WooHoo -- and I even got $1910 trade in value for my '98 Saturn with over 120K miles on it. Of course, we didn't even mention the trade-in until after we had settled on the price. So we only had to pay $12090 plus taxes and fees -- and we had saved $15000, so we still had more money left over to buy a GPS system. Oh, and other places were only offering me $1100 trade in value. I feel great about this purchase -- first time ever feeling good about an auto purchase!

Thrilled, thrilled, thrilled!

Well, I'll check in now and then, but won't have too much time to post on the forums. I hope you're all doing well and having a great 2007!

Boy it's Great to be Debt Free!

(edited to clarify trade in issue)

10 Responses to “Bought Town and Country with CASH!!!”

  1. janH Says:

    Have a great trip! Good luck on the househunting!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Sound like thing are going well.

  3. jriessel Says:

    WOW! You should be thrilled!

  4. nitajaye Says:

    Congrats to you. I have a town and country 2002. I love it . mine has a built in DVD player. I have two young children and it has been a life saver.

  5. boomeyers Says:

    Sounds awesome. What a great feeling to be able to pay for a vehicle with cash! Good luck house hunting and with the move. Let us know how it goes!

  6. elgin526 Says:

    I've got a '98 Saturn too! Only mine has only 104,000 on it. Still runs great, though it needs work on the suspenion (thank you crapy IL roads!). I was looking to buy a new(er) ION, they have an '04 with only 30k on it for $9,500, but I'd need to take out a loan. I'm going to see if I can save up and pay cash for a used one in a year or two, hopefully my little guy can make it that long! Congrats on the "new" van!

  7. LuxLiving Says:

    I've missed and worried about you...let us know when you get settled!

    You sound like you're on a happier note at the moment which is good. Glad you found a med that helped you thru the trying times.

  8. Carolina Bound Says:

    Paying cash for a car ... I can only dream....

  9. Amber Says:

    Glad you are back and happy house hunting

  10. Great to be Debt Free Says:

    Thanks for all the well-wishing. And for those who think they can only "dream" about buying with cash - you'll get there.

    This '98 Saturn I had, well, it started out as a lease because I had no savings and little income. Then, due to REALLY BAD financial decisions, or just my total and complete lack of discipline, I was in really bad debt when the lease was up. So I ended up buying my leased car -- talk about being fleeced! I have not and never will do the calculations to determine what I paid for that little car -- I would weep for days, I'm sure.

    So, hang in there and listen to the folks on the forums -- they've helped a lot of folks!

    Best wishes! Smile --GTBDF

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