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Personal: Car Annoyances

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?