Please do not feel pressured to donate! I am asking, though, because I really do not have the capacity to take on a monthly car payment. My cash flow is too up-and-down, and the bills I have each month take all the money I typically have at any one time.
One other thing I am interested in is whether or not anyone has a really cheap/free car that actually runs, and has lower mileage than 367K. I definitely do not want one that barely runs. Mine is better than that.
If I wait until it completely gives out, I would be faced with renting a car (which I actually cannot do as I do not have funds for that, either, and no credit card [my choice to not have one]) or asking people to drive me to my church jobs, which would get to be tedious after a while for the people driving, and would not get me any actual money with which to purchase another vehicle. So I am asking now, while it still has a few thousand, or maybe hundred, or maybe dozen, or maybe three (!), miles on it.
When one names a vehicle, and the van's name is Alexander the Green Salamander, it is hard to think of retiring it. Alexander might feel bad, right? (OK, I really don't believe that.) But, OTOH, it might be nice for Alexander to retire at home rather than break down on the side of the road. Alexander has been through a lot of situations, including running over a deer in 2011 and being totaled. I retained the van, had it repaired, so now I have liability but no collision insurance.
|car odometer with 300,000 miles|
|car odometer with 311,111 miles|
|car odometer with 314,159 miles. Because Pi! 3.1415926 etc. If this car had tenths of a mile, you know I would have gotten a couple more digits of Pi|
|car odometer with 366,666 miles. The van currently has over 367,000 miles and I will need to put over 1000 miles on it in the next couple of weeks due to various commitments.|
|image of a van being put onto a flatbed truck after running completely over a deer. Alexander the Green Salamander likes to go for flatbed rides. There have been a number over the past few years.|