Last night I sold my car, I was actually really sad. I haven't been super in love with my car in a really long time. It was sort of an impulse purchase. Well buying a car wasn't an impulse but buying THAT car was. I went looking for something totally different, the dealer had me test drive that one and since the price was under what I was expecting to pay I couldn't say no. My car payment was $150 for five years after my down payment (what I got from insurance from my bad car accident)! Couldn't beat the price so I took it.
Now I went from being a hip old person, to kinda a sporty still old person. I don't know about where you are from but 97% of the people that drive PT Cruiser's are old. So I was a unique one in the bunch. Now I'm driving a huge Chrysler (have no idea what type) but I kinda like it. It has a sun roof which I've always wanted and has all of the upgrades inside which is nice. It was kinda fun driving it home last night.
I ended up getting $3,000 for my car. Based on what I researched on Kelly Blue Book as well as the Auto Trader for what my car with the same stats $3,000 seemed fair. For my car they private seller was maybe around $4800 and trade in was closer to $4000. I needed some work done to the car and we figured we'd have to put in at least $100 detailing it before trying to sell it plus any money going into advertising it other places besides CraigsList. Rather then dealing with the hastle we thought $3,000 was fair since I had a banged up bumper from the day before my wedding (mom hit my car!) and some other things that just brought down the value.
So last night we made the trip to Carmax and sold the PT. I surprisingly cried. But putting $3,000 into my checking account today felt awesome... and you know what felt even better? Spending it all towards the snowball when I got back to the office!
This is me doing the James Brown dance. We have been doing our snowball plan for a total of eight days now (Started June 1, 2011) and with our starting debt at being around $60,200 with eight debts against us we are now down to five debts against us and have our total closer to about $56,448. We are obviously still a long way from our ultimate goal but that's enough to get me excited and motivated to continue on this journey.
So good... soooo good... I got you! HEY!