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My wife’s drive was a 2016 KIA SOUL with 90K miles on it until a few weeks ago when it died heading North to visit her ailing sister. AAA towed her 70 miles home. It would still putter around but we couldn’t trust it. We had it looked at…new Catalytic Converter…got quoted $4500 total repairs. Not safe to drive. Could blow at any moment. Whatever. Anyway, spent yesterday morning buying my wife a new one…2023 SOUL. It was her birthday. And it was exactly 7 years since we bought the 2016…on her birthday.

Classic…the old one had a brand new $$700 set of Continental tires on it. Arrrgghh! But I negotiated that they go on the new one. Nice.

Sometimes things that seem like a disaster work out OK. Grace.