Last updated on March 8, 2009
I so regret getting a car. Since I purchased it about 6 weeks ago it’s needed:
- New drivers side wing mirror after somebody hit it once I was parked up outside my house (4 weeks ago): Approx £8
- Small paint repair on the passengers side after I got a scratch in either the local Tesco or work’s car park (2 weeks ago). Approx £
- A new drivers side front tyre as the one the car came with had a slow puncture (Friday). Approx £40
- Another drivers side front tyre as when I was staying at a Days Inn hotel on the M62 last night, somebody “speared” it and hence once I got home from Yorkshire it was flat. Approx £40
And those costs exclude two tanks of petrol so far (£40 each time), car insurance (£730), breakdown cover (£70) and the car itself. It’s tax is due in January and an MOT next year and I’ve still got to get it through a service (as it’s service history is unknown).
Why did no one warn me of all these “incidental” costs?