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  • Dopey406 Dopey406's Avatar 03-09-09 | 10:06 PM
  • Andy's car has been on its last leg for more than a year now. For all intents and purposes, it died about a year ago. He's been "Fred Flinstone-ing" it along so we decided it was time to get something newer for him. After all, it IS a 1995 Ford Escort.

    We found a 2000 Ford Focus on Craigslist in the same Cleveland suburb where his parents live. The guy was asking $3500 but we offered him $2500 and he took it.
    Andy's dad test drove it for us and said it was a good deal. So Andy rented a car for a one-way ride to Cleveland last weekend, took the girls so Alex and I could stay home, and drove to Cleveland to get it.

    Andy only drives 2 miles to work and 3 miles home (he takes the scenic route home
    ) so we didn't need anything super fancy. Andy loves driving his "new" car and we love that we paid cash for something when other suckers would have just gone out and gotten a car payment or a dreaded fleece!!

    YAY for Dave Ramsey!!! Seriously--our lives are changed in so many ways!!
  • Valleygirl Valleygirl's Avatar 03-09-09 | 10:20 PM
  • That is awesome!!!
  • skyqueen skyqueen's Avatar 03-09-09 | 11:02 PM
  • I hope the car lasts many years without problems.
  • budnik budnik's Avatar 03-10-09 | 08:46 AM
  • That is awesome, what a great feeling to pay cash for your car. I too hope the car last for many, many, many years to come.

    You have to love Dave, I listen to him daily from work.

    Last edited by budnik; 03-10-09 at 08:50 AM..

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