Okay, kids. Here is my dilemma: I am planning on road-tripping this fall. I want to get up north before the snow starts. I know, I know, I was supposed to do this months ago. But life has other plans and you know how that story goes. The dilemma? What do I do about transportation?
I am the proud owner of a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE1. It has served me well for 15 years as of this month. Because I am the original owner, I know it has been well taken care of since day one. Because I don’t drive much, it only has 109,300 miles. Runs great. Looks great. Cold AC. Needs tires. Probably a serpentine belt also since I’m still running on the original one. Otherwise, she’s good to go.
Even though it’s in great shape with low miles, it’s still a 15-year-old car. Stuff wears out and ages out. If something goes out a few miles from home, it’s no big deal. If it happens in the middle of nowhere, it’s a royal pain in the butt!
Do I buy a new/newer vehicle and sell my little red machine after 15 trouble free years? Or do I get new tires, put on a new belt, and chance it? What would you do?