Category Archives: Cars

Expensive To Keep

My husband, John, likes big cars. After having the Chevrolet Big Dooley for a number of years, we decided to buy a Ford Excursion. Before we bought this car, we asked some people how the car is. They said all the things we ever wished to hear. I did not hear anybody saying bad about this car.

From September 2005 to September this year, we spent kr. 56 000 in maintainance alone (replacement of gear box, wheel alignment etc.). Today, we fetched the car from Ford Service and paid kr 10 000 for parts and service (something was wrong with the diesel distribution). We never had big problems with cars until we bought Ford Excursion. We are tired of this car (more tired of paying bills from this car) — no offense to american cars but our good old 1991 Volvo runs and runs and runs. We probably spent kr 300 the whole year for replacing a part.

We were told at the workshop that Ford and Volvo is starting a cooperation — when this pushes through, maybe, we’d consider buying another Ford but this time, we are selling.

Expensive, high maintainance car, anyone???