Ok, I know there are lot of good financially wise people out here (mazda is great car so I would say most are
So basically I had my mazda 3 2008 from the beginning and it's at 175k miles. For first time, going in for oil change I see the dealer mentioning more fixups then normal (4 shocks and some valve oil cover or something). They estimated 4 shocks to be installed w/parts to be around 1500k. But mentioned that i should look into getting a used or new car instead (with a wink..lol)
So here is my situation. I have been saving up for a condo each year and didn't realize I might have to get a new car after today's visit. I work full time doing ux/ui design for a midsize company and drive amazon flex for date funds. I truly like doing amazon flex and driving around is very therapeutic for me.
So wondering some options I have as I know my beloved mazda3 (going on 11 years lol) may need some action.
Option 1. Trade in the car immediately and just get new car (looking at bmw x2 or 3 treat myself or waiting 11 years) and put condo in back burner for another 2-3 years . I live in Seattle and housing is astronomically high. Currently paying 1500 for rent but walking distance to work and car is garaged. (But i still drive a lot so car is needed). But I probally won't do amazon flex if I get new car.
Option 2, trade in for used car , continue amazon flex and go for condo (least by next nov).
So , I hang out with lot of like tennis people since I play lot of tennis and being Korean descent, we have this kind of high expectation on our rides. So no one really gave me slack for my mazda etc but seeing my new car is a big choice seems, they are expecting i come out with some higher end model. Yeah it's pretty messed up but I dont know why it effects me lol so don't give me heat about this
Anyways, Just wish cars never broke down cause I really like my mazda3 !!!