||[Nov. 2nd, 2008|02:50 pm]
The Question Club
This is probably going to be tl;dr, but hey. I very rarely have NO idea what to do in a given situation, but this one has me boggled.|
I mentioned this somewhere else, but here goes: I hit a deer on Friday, which wrecked the grill of my car ('94 Volvo) and took a headlight completely out. I was pissed, because I'm still on my parents insurance and it won't cover this. I have a feeling it's going to be around $2000 *at least* to fix, but that's just based on my own opinions and what other people have told me. Maybe I should have taken a picture of it to go here, too.. whatever.
Anyway, my parents are saying I should just buy a new car, since I'm making more money now that before and could conceivably afford it. However, I still have 20k in student loans, credit card payments to make, a few hundred bucks still to pay off on this computer before the interest kicks in... AND I'm moving to another state in January for six months, which I'll have to figure out how to get a place to stay, furniture, etc...
I don't know what to do! If I get a new car, that means my own insurance and car payments... but fixing this one could be thousands on its own. Help me, TQC, I cannot run my own life! What should I do?
( I would like to add that other than the headlight and loose grill, my car runs fine. I plugged into the blue blook website and it said it was worth around $4k, I believe. I had planned on getting another Volvo, but that was in say, a year, when I had my shit together)