That will be the current approach, but I will replace the car. Back in my day I could drive a beater but I don't want my kids driving them. It's a matter of personal preference.
The rule here is that as long as you're in school full time the house provides wheels and covers expenses. He's a damned good student and a responsible kid for his age. I consider keeping him in a nice car a perk, and he knows it and is very, very appreciative. Most of his non-college buddies drive beaters they are constantly patching together to keep on the road. I want him to understand the value of an education and the ability to have and afford nice things as a result. Seeing that contrast on a daily basis makes a very powerful impression - it has on him, for sure. As the son of a first generation immigrant, I have worked hard to get where I am. I want my kids to have nice things and be successful, and if I can contribute to that while making sure they have a good set of values and appreciate what it takes to get where we are, I'm happy to do so. Dan Sent from my iPad > On Jul 17, 2015, at 9:02 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Eh. Just bash it back into approximately the right shape and replace the > light. College kid right? He drives what rolls, if he doesn't like it he can > get a job and buy his own car... > -Curt > From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes <email@example.com> > To: Okie Benz <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Cc: Dan Penoff <d...@penoff.com> > Sent: Friday, July 17, 2015 5:39 AM > Subject: Re: [MBZ] S500 Ouchies > > I looked there as well. They had a few coupe hoods, but the price was around > $1000 not including shipping. Fenders were around $300. So that’s $1300 > right there without shipping. Then the cost of getting them painted, which > I’m thinking might be around $500. > > Now we’re up to $1800 minimum, certainly more. > > That’s for a car with 280k on it that I paid $3000 for three years ago. The > numbers just don’t work. > > Oh - don’t forget the headlight, too. That’s maybe another $200. > > Thanks for the suggestion, however. It was worth a shot. I look a this as a > blessing in disguise, as it will allow me to get the boy into something a > little more modern/safer and that has better gas mileage. He’s driving about > 75 miles a day for the next year to attend school, so I was getting concerned > about costs and the miles adding up on a car that’s approaching 300k. > > Dan > > > >>> On Jul 16, 2015, at 11:25 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes >>> <email@example.com> wrote: >>> >>> What about the nearest junk yards? Or call LKQ: 301 428-8239 >> >> car-part.com is your friend >> >> _______________________________________ >> http://www.okiebenz.com >> >> To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ >> >> To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: >> http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > > > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > > > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com