Hi guys, as much as I wish I could do this myself and not ask for help, I simply can't. About a year ago I decided it was time I got my first car. A 2011 Chevy Cruze. I even buy the extended warranty and pay extra every month in case something happens! Everything was perfect until a couple of weeks ago. It was driving perfectly until my dashboard lit up with warning lights of ABS and Traction Control. Immediately after, it fails to accelerate and starts to make this very loud hissing noise. I get it home and it sits in my driveway for 2 weeks until the dealership can see me. The 19th rolls along and they can finally see me. I get it towed to the dealership and leave it to them, pretty excited I will finally have my car again.
The only thing in my mind is PLEASE fix my car by tomorrow so I can go to my girlfriends graduation award show. That's all. She lives an hour away and I won't have her come all the way here just to drive me to her award show.
Today I get the worst news. The man at the dealership tries to put it lightly to me, but I can tell he doesn't want to come out and say it. He tells me the warranty company won't cover me because I have no service records for oil changes because I did them myself with my handy neighbor. He tells me my eco turbo is shot and I have leaks all over the place. I really don't know a ton about cars, so I'm giving him the whole "mmhmmm, right, okay" just waiting for him to give me a total on how much it will cost. He is sighing before every sentence. He tells me he gave the warranty company a $2000 quote, but for me to get it fixed on my own it would be "WORLDS more".
I don't know how much it will be, I'm still paying off my original car payment and owe about $10,000 on that. I work at a grocery store and can't imagine paying off $10,000 for a car that is completely broken. I'm so desperate. I would never ask anyone for money or help and over the past two weeks I hated even asking my coworkers for rides home.
I just can't do it on my own. I know my mom would help me if she could and I know she wishes she could more than anything, but she can't. I have no other parents to ask for help. I feel like I'm begging, but it's all I can do right now. I'm not sure what the minimum amount you can donate on this site, but please, everything counts. If I reach my goal and the repairs are cheaper, I would glady donate the rest to charity or another good cause on this website in a heartbeat.
I know a lot of people could use money right now and I'm cringing thinking of people's reactions to this, I just don't know what else to do. I'm going to sell my KoAloha very soon to try and cover some of it. Between my KoAloha and my savings, I might be able to squeeze out $1000. If anyone on here decided to donate and would like something done in return, I would glady help out with whatever you need done. I'm already looking for a second job to see if I can put a dent in this. Also, if you're low on money yourself, please do not donate. I can't ask someone who is having financial trouble to help me. Thank you so much if you took the time to read this.