It pays to get a car looked at

For the past month or so, my wife and I have been trying to figure out whether she should get a new car. It had been a very difficult question, especially given our current finances. Yesterday we concluded our search and decided to stick with her car for the time being. Our lesson is below. […]

Break out the soldering iron

In Jaunary 2006 I bought a used 2002 Subaru Forester after my 2000 Saturn SL1 was “totaled” (ie: the damage was more then the car was worth, it easily could have been repaired if the insurance company wanted to) when rear ended. Just months after I bought the car, the overhead clock stopped working. It […]

So it continues

So far, my new car insurance company seems to be doing a good job with my key scratch claim. They sent someone out today to take a look at my car (take photos, write up an estimate, etc.). Even though I have a low deductible for this type of claim (also there is no rate […]


Well my “new” car (a 2002 Subaru Forester I bought last year) just failed inspection and needs $1,730 worth of repairs (well, $1,400 if you only include the leaking head gasket that needs to be replaced to pass inspection, but there is several other things that need to be done and might as well get […]

2002 Subaru Forester

I bought and drove home a 2002 Subaru Forester today. What an awsome car. Handles the snow extremely well, easy to drive, and looks like it is as good as new. Let’s hope the 3rd time is the charm when it comes to cars.