When buying a car, women are advised never to purchase one without a man accompanying her, unless they know cars and have mechanic knowledge. It’s a field that’s still very much off-limits to women and men who sell cars can and do take advantage of women’s automotive ignorance, trying to sell them a lemon just because they can.
I’ve gathered enough cash to finally buy a new used car. I received my tax return and now I’m selling my old car. I just put an ad on Craigslist and have already been contacted by five interested people. Now my problem is not having a male to go car shopping with. I actually asked my ex if he wanted to go car shopping with me (that’s one of the only areas where I feel like I can trust him), but he said no (I’m no longer useful to him as narcissistic supply, I guess). My daughter’s boyfriend (they are no longer engaged) is about as knowledgeable about cars as I am, which is not at all. I don’t know any other men I could ask.
I did find a man at my church though, whose son buys cars at auction and refurbishes them for sale. He has proven himself trustworthy in the past, so last night I called him and told him my problem. He’s going to talk to his son and have him call me. He will probably be able to get a lead on a good used car at a very cheap price. So we’ll see what happens. I’m sick of having to drive the company car.