It’s been almost five years since I got my last car. That was also the car I drove to Texas in. Unfortunately, two weeks ago, my old Jetta finally broke down for the final time. I had recently spent over $1,400 getting it fixed just in December. It started making loud noises, vibrating a lot, shaking when driving, and turning off when idling. The repair bill was yet again going to be large, so I decided to think about getting a new car. The old Jetta was getting to be 14 years old now, and it didn’t have air conditioning (which I was going to want for the Texas summer). There were a lot of reasons to upgrade, but I wasn’t expecting it to be so soon.
I had been trying my best to keep the old Jetta in good running order by doing regular repairs and maintenance, but it got to be too much. I decided to check out the metro VW dealer and found a 2014 Jetta that I could lease at a reasonable price. Maintenance would be all taken care of for the life of the car (including oil changes), which means I wouldn’t have to worry about anything other than paying the lease and putting fuel in the car. That sounded nice. So, I leased my first new car. It’s also a Jetta, just like my previous car.
I now have power windows, AC, and working suspension. All welcome changes. There are a lot of memories with my old Jetta though, so I’m not quite ready to get rid of it. I have it parked back at my place now, where it will stay for a while. I’ll hopefully get it fixed some day, when I have money to spend on it.