So this past march, we noticed a leak coming out of the bottom of the truck. Come to find out, it was a lead from our coolant, which was leaking right onto our motor! We didn't have it looked at it in time, so by the time we did, the motor was shot and needed to be replaced with a new one, that would cost us a whopping $5000! And to make matters worst, just A WEEK before this happened, we put about $1500 into in with new tires, a new windshield (the current one had a crack that ran completely from one end to the other), a new back window (someone tried to break in and shattered the back middle piece of the window, but of course the entire thing needed to be replaced), and maintenance. I was livid when i heard what it would cost to repair it!
So we had some decisions to make. Do we save up money to have it repaired? Do we sell it? Nope. Because the balance on the truck was still around $9000 we didn't see the point in either and decided to instead, have it repo'd, auctioned off, and then we would be left with the balance. At first I was pissed, but actually I'm quite happy about it. I get the get it off our hands (which I wanted from the beginning), no more monthly payments, and a small debt that will probably equal the amount the repair would have cost us. All in all, I think it was a blessing in disguise!
So we went ahead and bought a Toyota 4x4 from our sister Truly, who just moved back to Hawaii and was selling her car anyways. It turned out better in the end because Shane's truck wasn't a 4x4, and where he works in Park City, you really can't go much places without one. It'll be hard for Shane to say goodbye to "The Beast!" but I'm saying, "ALOHA BEAST!" with a huge smile and welcoming our new 4x4 with open arms!