Needing Car Wisdom


I am in a strange, adventurous season of preparing to return to Southern Europe. Strange because I do not have a definite return time, yet. Adventurous because it feels the world is at my feet! But, strange because I really have to begin thinking about things such as buying or leasing a car, not knowing how long I may need said car.

So I started doing some proverbial “web research.”

I found out that swapping a lease may be a nice way to get a reliable car without a massive down-payment, and reasonable monthlies. Especially if you’ll only need a car short-term, but need more confidence than a cheap-o used car might offer. Sites like Swap-a-Lease help you get in or out of a lease, e-bay style.

The last car I drove in America was a hip ’90 Volvo 240 Wagon. Oh, the Volvino was so beautiful. But he wasn’t so beautiful when his brakes gave way when I was going 40 mph on Highway 301. That was a fright!

I dunno. There’s no rush, yet. I’m just in research-mode. I wonder if anyone out there has any short-term car buying wisdom.

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