After dealing with American car problems my whole life I decided years ago that it may be to my advantage to purchase a foreign made vehicle that has a track record of dependability. I purchased a fairly used Honda Civic which was fun to drive and had great fuel economy. Even used it came with a 100,000 mile warranty. After a few years I just nearly broke 100,000 when the transmission went on me. The cost of a new transmission was a little over 6000.00 dollars. I ended up trading this vehicle in.
A brand new Hyundai Elantra may be the answer. But 5 years later I am having transition problems with this vehicle at just 59,000 miles. I turned to google to look for other complaints and it seems that this is a constant problem with this 2010 Elantra. Even after a new transmission is installed it is not long before these same folks find they have the same problem again.
Again I am just slightly out of the warranty period. I give up.
I have a 2009 Sante Fe which has no problems at all at 70,000 miles, but I am starting to wonder what the future will bring.
I would love to trade them both in and find reliable vehicles, but what exactly is reliable anymore? I have had many suggestions but am not willing to finance a 50,000.00 dollar vehicle. That same amount of money would bring me closer to getting that mortgage paid off. I suppose that the right thing to do is get this vehicle repaired as it is only being driven less than 5 miles per day and pray that the Sante Fe is a better model for Hyundai.
In a strange kinda of way I am feeling that all of the money I have saved by paying this vehicle off early will now be used to repair it. We shall see.
Blood Sugar- 104, Weight- 186.4