3 weeks ago my car's AC was serviced. They told me it was replaced and that the full cost was over 6000 dirhams. Of that, I payed about 450. Fine. A small price to pay considering...
I called them today and they are picking it up and will find out (supposedly) about a loaner car. I told him I work too far away to not have one for work. Having said that, Im prepared to get my own if necessary.
So yeah, buy a car because its cheaper in the long run AND you can sell it when youre done-PROVIDED its in good condition.
A lady at my job bought a bmw (not sure the year but older model) Shes had it for a couple months. 3 at the most. The engine died this week and it may cost up to 10,000 dirham to get it fixed.
Is there a moral to this story?
I could give you two-
1. Be prepared to be without a car for servicing for a week, possibly even more though a week has been my longest. 2 days for regular service as there seems to not be a walk-in type of deal going on here. crazy,crazy,craaaaaaaaaaazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
2.Get a car with a warranty. Even if the person(s) took care of the car, you never know what can happen. Cars age. Its hot as hades here, People arent always truthful about how the car has been handled,etc. And you can get a car for around 35000 dh WITH a warranty attached. I did.
*im going to breathe deeply, try to relax.Ill think about how Im getting to work later on today.