Why I Have Two Cars......

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My beloved old Mercedes is in the shop. It has been there since last Wednesday when I drove to Connecticut to try get enough miles on it to get it re-inspected for emissions. The car sat all winter and apparently it needs something to trigger before it will pass. On my way back to my shop to check, the check engine light came on. The last time this happened I needed a manifold which I came to find out was an engine part and in the thousands. 

I bought another car a couple of years ago which I use to cart things around for my antique space. It is an Audi Q5 and it is a hybrid. It will be going for inspection in June and G-d willing I won't experience the same thing.

I am not a patient person. Having a second vehicle takes the pressure off and gives me the ability to move around and live until the auto is ready. So that's the reason I have two cars.

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Rainmaker
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Having a 2nd vehicle is definitely worthwhile.  The loan for my current vehicle is almost paid off and I know that I would be very happy not having an auto payment, but there is a car that I am really wanting to buy and one of my rationalizations for doing so would be to have a backup car.

May 13, 2019 06:23 AM #17
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Sheila Anderson
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The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks Brian. I hope you go for it.      Sheila

May 13, 2019 06:29 AM #18
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hope all you need is a new gas cap to pass the emmission test.  Having two cards is a good think.

 

May 13, 2019 07:44 AM #19
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Sheila Anderson
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The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

No such luck Will, but TY.     Sheila

May 13, 2019 07:51 AM #20
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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 In many stages of life we need a back up or back up plan. It seems that you are well prepared Sheila Anderson 

May 13, 2019 09:48 AM #21
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Sheila Anderson
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The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Paul.       Sheila

May 13, 2019 09:53 AM #22
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Sheila - there are likely countless reasons why we do or have certain things.  Less stress is a good reason.  

May 13, 2019 10:18 AM #23
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Michael. Have a wonderful day.         Sheila

May 13, 2019 10:45 AM #24
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Hi Sheila- we've always had 3 or 4 cars but we are now down to 2. I should knock wood or Larry will get a bee in his bonnet and buy another car. I too like having a backup car just in case you have to put one in the shop!  

May 13, 2019 12:23 PM #25
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks Kathy. The Benz is still in the shop. :(       Sheila

May 13, 2019 12:27 PM #26
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Good luck with both your vehicles. I find there is no cheap way to get around auto maintenance but if you can afford two, you're luckier than most and I know you will always find a way. 

May 13, 2019 03:07 PM #27
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sheila,
I have two vehicles also and it is nice to have a back up.  My two vehicles are for different purposes, though.  My car is an AWD and easy for my 83 year old sis-in-law to get into.  I use it to take her to appointments, etc. And, it is the vehicle I drive mostly in the winter when weather conditions can cause changing road conditions.  My van is for summer travel and taking my 6-person golf team to events.

May 13, 2019 03:30 PM #28
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Patricia. I do my best. TY     Sheila

May 13, 2019 03:35 PM #29
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Carol. Mine are for different purposes as well. The Q5 is for carting things around. The other, still in the shop is the car I travel in. TY    Sheila

May 13, 2019 03:37 PM #30
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheila having lived with Diane for 25 years I have learned to be patient:) instead of having two Dianes I work with one and oh boy patience is needed:)) LOL glad you figured out your weakness and compensated for it... I can not have a second Diane:))Endre

p.s.: one is more than enough...

May 13, 2019 11:13 PM #31
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning again Sheila.

At least you have a backup.  Most people don't.  Hopefully you main ride will be ready soon

May 14, 2019 03:55 AM #32
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks Endre. It still isn't back.     Sheila

May 14, 2019 06:49 AM #33
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi again James. I hope so too. Thanks Sheila

May 14, 2019 06:49 AM #34
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Sheila Anderson, having a second car certainly helps when you need it. I've always had two cars, one for work, one for fun.

May 14, 2019 09:03 AM #35
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Beth. Makes sense to me.      Sheila

May 14, 2019 10:56 AM #36
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