So, in case you don't read my status updates or know me personally, I was in a car accident recently. It was my fault, I rear ended another car after not paying enough attention. Insurance handled everything and I received a payout as to the value of the vehicle minus my deductible. All in all, i received just under $5,000. Now, I finally settled on a new vehicle. A 2011 Ford Focus. It was in my price range and on inspecting it and test driving it, it seemed fine. So I went ahead and bought it.
My brother didn't like my choice very much. He's my roommate and doesn't have a car of his own. He came up with every reason to insult the car and me, cause his friends don't like Ford. Apparently people he knows who are mechanics make fun of Ford vehicles cause supposedly, they're always in the shop. He also said it was a gay car, whatever that's supposed to mean. I'm pretty sure cars don't have sexual orientations, nor does the car you own determine yours. But that's how he is, he's right no matter what. Nothing you can say will change his mind. He's a dick like that
I mean, I tried to involve him in the process of searching. Despite me asking him for help doing that, he never did. I had to do this on my own, cause no one was around to help. Granted, I don't know much about cars. What I do know, is that I can tell if there are any obvious problems. If there was something with the brakes or transmission or something along those lines, I would be able to tell. I noticed those problems in a couple other cars I looked at. This was the best I was gonna get and I accepted that.
In total, I ended up paying $4300 for this, which honestly isn't too bad. Only things I kind of don't like about it are that its way different than my old car, some things will take time to get used to. And it doesn't have a USB port like my old car did. So that's kind of sucky but I'll have to deal with it. It at least has an aux port, so I can still listen to music in the car. So glad i don't have like an iPhone 7 or newer, cause of the whole no audio port thing. That would suck lol.
Overall, I'm happy with my purchase. No matter what anyone else says, I did this on my own and I stick by my decision. I'll hopefully have this car for a good, long time. And I'll be paying much more attention to the road from now on lol.
Thats all for now,