This is the Captain speaking with my feathery companion Norry to discuss life!
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and a lot of reading about whether or not I should sell my car.
Well, I currently have a 2012 Ford Edge SEL and I’ve been pondering multiple reasons:
- It’s an SUV so the gas mileage isn’t the best
- It’s way bigger than I, as a single person, need
- I could sell it, buy a smaller cheaper car, and pocket the cash
- I could sell it, buy a scooter, and really pocket some cash
-No, I meant why do you even have a car? Why don’t you fly everywhere?
Because I don’t have wings, numb nuts!
-Gee, you don’t have to be so snippy. Then why don’t you get in your ship and sail everywhere?
Perhaps sadly, I do not live in Venice where that might be an option. Texas is a place that requires some driving to get to most places.
Now, I also have good reasons to KEEP the car:
- It is completely PAID for
- It is very comfy
- It comes in hand the times I do need space for transporting people or stuff
- Heated seats are AMAZING in winter
-Hmmm, 4 good points vs 4 bad points. Looks like a tie!
If you really look at the lists, the reasons for selling it are practical while the reasons for keeping it are more comfort related.
I don’t NEED heated seats, satellite radio, Bluetooth, voice recognition, leather seats, ambient lighting, or a navigation system.
They are, however, very NICE things to have.
The question really is whether all that is worth $8000 to me.
-Rather random number, where did $8000 come from?
According to Kelly Blue Book, my car is currently worth about $18,140.00.
I can get a nice, used sedan with good gas mileage for about $10,000.
So, by selling my car for a smaller, more fuel efficient car, I can add $8,000 to my bank account pretty easily, not to mention the long term savings on fuel.
-Starting to make sense. Of course, gas is really cheap right now, you really won’t see huge savings there.
Perhaps not now, but in a few years as the barrel goes back up, fuel efficient rides will be in high demand.
-You humans really just need to figure out how to grow wings.
It would make things easier.
If you are reading this and have an opinion, feel free to comment below, I would love some outside input!
-I just told you what to do!! Why do you need more input??
“Growing wings” is not a FEASIBLE option.
-You just aren’t trying hard enough.
So yeah, any thoughts, feel free to comment below!
Until next time,
Avast ye scoundrels!
Photo Credit: Ford