Unfortunately, one thing which hasn't happened is selling my car. In the past few months I've had a grand total of 6 calls on it, none of which resulted in any interest in seeing the car. Apparently, high miles outweighs the fact that the car runs nice, looks good, and has been well cared for.
Around a month ago, someone hit my car with god-knows-what, cracking the windshield, ruining the driver's side mirror, and leaving a number of small scratches and dents on the driver's side.
Last Friday, I got a call from the Fargo Park District. A friendly guy said that I've had it parked in a nearby baseball-diamond's parking lot long enough, and I'd better move my car.
Today, I recieved the warning that I'll be towed if I leave it on the street any longer.
I started out expecting somewhere between $3,000 and $4,000 for a nice-running car in better-than-average shape (it started up like a dream, after sitting at the baseball diamond for almost six weeks). Then, I figured I could get $2,500 for a slightly-damaged vehicle (that was before I noticed the windshield crack). Now, I'm expecting to get $600 for it at the monthly auto auction. How's that for a nosedive on an investment? If I'm lucky, I'll make back what I spent on advertising the car; unfortunately, there's no way I'll make back the $1,000 in repairs completed in the past year.