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Car Fever: Part 1 – Irrationalizing a New Car Purchase

Seven slightly irrational justifications for buying a new car when you have a perfectly good car already – by the WideEyedSpouse. 1. The warranty is expiring and the newer car has a great warranty. A car out of its warranty period will “potentially” need large, costly repairs. A warranty protects you against out of pocket repair expenses. A brand new car warranty is bumper to bumper.  Anything that can or will go wrong is covered. No out of pocket costs for repairs, except maintenance items. If something feels weird with the car, it makes a funny sound or possibly even breaks down and stops running…no problem, send it to the dealer, they investigate it and if necessary make repairs with no cost to you. You need the piece of mind that comes with a new car warranty…trust me. 2. The tires are getting worn. This one sells itself, it’s a no brainer.  Why buy a new set of tires when you can just buy a new car with new tires?  Tires are expensive. If you …