I own a junker car. It isn’t horrible or a death trap for my kids but it is defiantly a junker. When we first bought it over a year ago I was actually a little embarrassed to drive it and my husband is STILL embarrassed. However, embarrassment or not, I now believe that having a junker car is a great idea for families getting out of debt plus you have the added bonus of being able to name it.
Old junker cars always deserve a name, and ours is THE PIMP MOBILE. My husband refuses to use this name and calls it by its’ birth name, the Volvo.
Here are my reasons why to own a junker: (below this list I am going to list all the problems with my car!)
-No car payments. We bought the Pimp Mobile in cash
-We don’t have to refill the tank frequently because it is a local only driver (no freeways allowed)
-We don’t care about how great it looks – No rims for him!
-You get to name it
Here is what is wrong with the Pimp Mobile.
-The sun roof is broken. We opened it and it only made 2/3 of the way back up. It sucks during the heat and it is amusing if driven during the rain….UNLESS your husband took the good car and you were forced to take the PIMP Mobile to the store and had a rain soaked shirt upon arrival.
-The AC is intermittent. It typically blows cold but sometimes it goes lukewarm
-When the drivers side door is open is does an extremely loud CREAK. Always a treat at the gas station.
-The tinting is not really tinted anymore…it also has bubbles
-Windshield wipers – Yup, those are a no go. However please remember we live in the desert so rain isn’t too frequent
-One thing that DOES work- The butt seat warmers in the driver and passenger seats. Nothing like a hot butt to keep you warm in the winter
The moral of the story, Junker cars can be good investments if you are working on your debt or saving up for something better.
OH, if you are ever in Arizona and see a man trying cover half his face in an old black Volvo, give him a little wave, it’s probably my husband!