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moutonfou · 12/06/2017 16:40

We have one car which DH now needs for work (no question of sharing - he has to travel here there and everywhere)

I now have to get public transport to work which takes over an hour each way where driving takes 30 mins. It's also really unreliable - there are delays at least twice a week.

We've put down a deposit on a car which will cost £150-£200/month on finance (depending what term we go for). Good chunk of warranty remaining and fairly new. Neither of us have any reason to believe our jobs might end - both on permanent contracts - but in this economic climate nothing is ever certain.

DH will get some of the running costs back in expenses and we are a bit undisciplined with money currently (small things - eat out when we should cook, etc) so if we become more disciplined that should cover a chunk of the car too.

But part of me is freaking out. I have a real fixation with keeping my costs low due to growing up in a financially unstable home. Taking on a big monthly cost like that is unsettling me a bit. But nor do I want to spend 2hrs+/day on public transport when I don't have to. Life's just too short.

Other car is paid for so minimal running costs there.

AIBU to get the second car?

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sparklefarts · 12/06/2017 16:59

Do it!!


19lottie82 · 12/06/2017 16:59

If you want one and you can afford it then get the car.


bobblyorangerug · 12/06/2017 17:01

If you are worried does it have to be so expensive?

Why not get a basic cheap run around and take it in turns having the better car?


moutonfou · 12/06/2017 17:12

bobblyorangerug the other car is the cheap run-around Grin TBH it is so old and battered now DH is a bit embarrassed taking it out to clients which I understand! But it will do me fine to get to work and back.

So it's DH who'd be having the new car.

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Janeinthemiddle · 12/06/2017 17:15

Go for it! You can get a cheap second hand car for less than £2k if you want.

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