Right now, my folks have PoA of our minivan while we are overseas. We've been gone 2 of our 3 years and don't know where we'd be next after our final year is up. I FINALLY have a license and though it's not on the correct side of the road for stateside, the minivan would be mine when we got back.
Turns out, my mom tells me the battery if fully dead and I need a new one. They haven't really cared for it at all and now the idea has come up that we MIGHT want to extend our stay overseas. Don't know what we get till a few months before we leave so the latest idea is to get rid of the van or not.
We can sell it now and get our money's worth, maybe get a new vehicle later, but we never know if the money would go to something else and we later end up with no vehicle. Or we can just keep it till the 3 years is up...I mean, what's another year and see where we end up to see if we can sell it then or not.
Hubby isn't really giving me input so I am taking charge, in a way. It would've been my vehicle eventually, so I need to see if I should keep it or not. I don't know so I bring the question here.
What makes more sense? Keep it and see where we end up in a year and let my parents let it sit for the period (might not be safe to drive if it's not been cared for for 3 years and I have 4 kids)...OR sell it now and hope we can afford a newer vehicle whenever we get back stateside?!? TIA for any input.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:20 AM on Apr. 24, 2011
Have they used the van lately? If not the gas in the gas tank will go bad. And it wont start then either. We were in germany for 3 years and we put my DH's truck in storage for the whole 3 years. When we got back we had to pay to get a new gas tank put in it.
I say sell it and buy a new car later.
Answer by louise2 at 8:24 AM on Apr. 24, 2011
Answer by meooma at 8:19 AM on Apr. 24, 2011
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Answer by tasches at 5:04 PM on Apr. 25, 2011