Saturday, July 18, 2009

Family Car

This is what is responsible for almost half of our vacation budget being swollowed up this month. The transfer case on the Volvo went out. It was a very expensive part. The dealership wanted $2,000 just for the part. They told us to expect $4000-$6000 after shop time. Jason searched high and low for some other alternative. He was in Volvo forums all over the internet figuring out exactly what part he needed, and the best place to source it from. After five days of searching he finally found the part. Used with 30'000 miles on it he was able to get the part for around $600.00. He installed it himself, and the car is working fine. Thank goodness my husband can do anything. On a sadder note, our long awaited trip to Disneyland is postponed. We are going to shoot for Feburary to take the family to Disneyland. It will be the first time for all of us, but Parker. We will be going on a smaller family vacation in August. A little closer to home. I'm so thankful that we were able to get the car fixed, and for a fourth of what the dealership wanted to charge! Here's to my handy hubby! Posted by Picasa

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