Oh, another one about CW
This is a more sensible case about a really brave, nice and generous lady.
In the 50's, divorced, 1 kid.
Big mortgage (5x annual income), bring 35K$ gross/year
Health problems (psoriasis caused by stress) etc. Diabete and cholesterol also I think...
We are commuting together and save traffic jam (2+people/car, buses and cabs lane), saving 5,000km/year and 2,000$/year doing this.
Budget is VERY thight and she told me she plan to facelift her bathroom for 2k$ soon. Nooooo ! This bathroom is ok actualy, paint & deco for max 100$, that's it ! Sit on the facelift project for at least 10 years, maybe more.
I told her last year to buy a 5k$ Yaris at the end of last car rental (hatchback Yaris). Noway, she just rent a brand new Corolla for 4 years :(
She told me: "I can't buy a 5k$ car, I'm to tight on my budget, I cannot finance 5k$ @ good rate and/or afford repairs, so I decided to go safe" so sad...
I cannot facepunch, I don't want her to be sad or mad so I keep to tell good advices but not being rude in any way.
We start a contest many 3 years ago with CW.The winner is the last one to change is car. We are 12 at work, 3 peoples remaining in the contest. Everyone else bought/lease new car since then ! I'm the 2nd highest salary here but 10th considering my car value (3nd last). I give you a hint, I will win this in an easy way, I drive a 2006 Civic with 125K miles. Brand new considering MMM standards !