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saucebag

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Bought a new SUV 6 months ago, now i want a mustache??? Help
« on: August 23, 2013, 06:44:11 PM »
Bought the wife a New Honda Pilot ($40k) about 6 months ago. (yes it has a back up camera she CAN'T USE!!)

3 weeks ago, I find this website, my life has COMPLETELY changed.  (I'm ALL IN...well, trying to be - there is a LOT to undo)

now, what do I do with the SUV? I would say I still owe about $38k..  KBB is around $32K (best case scenario)

Do I just sell, take the loss and get a loan for the remainder, with hopes of paying that loan off within a year? (i don't have the cash to pay off the difference - working down my $2500 CC debt - that is my top priority)
55 mph into a tree? it has GAP insurance?
pay someone to "borrow" it forever?

Talk to me Goose...

ANY help is GREATLY appreciated. 

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Re: Bought a new SUV 6 months ago, now i want a mustache??? Help
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 06:45:32 PM »
Ummmm....what's the wife going to say if you sell it?  You have stated elsewhere she's not interested in mustaches.

saucebag

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Re: Bought a new SUV 6 months ago, now i want a mustache??? Help
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 06:52:27 PM »
lets just assume she will be onboard soon and i am planning my stubble....thanks

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Re: Bought a new SUV 6 months ago, now i want a mustache??? Help
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013, 09:03:55 AM »
Hi,

there are similar questions posted. Basically the answer is that you've bought the car, it's a sunk cost, so don't worry about it - just get back what you can. The cost of *keeping* the thing (further depreciation, running costs) will be much worse the longer you do (until 10 years from now, say!).

Sell it now, take the $6-8k hit, move on. You replace it with an equally functional vehicle but without the debt. Or at least with much less of it!

Good luck.