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Subject:  Re: Changing cars (or not)? Date:  3/3/2008  6:17 PM
Author:  llambe Number:  269060 of 309666

I'd like to see more discussion along the which car first lines rather than on the type of car.

My thought is:

if replace DM's car must replace DH's car before next vacation (note: you could rent a mini-van or SUV or even van for trips)
can replace au pair car without affecting others
all seem to have an equally long commute

So perhaps replace au pair car first and see if it's "worth" it? If you're transferring part of the debt that would be paid off if you don't buy the new cars, then you could buy the new car, pay it off the debt and then if happy with the new car and going ahead with other purchases use a convenience check at that time.

If you get 15 mph now and will get 30 mph then theoretically that halves the gas bil