Husband and I have a decision to make and I thought that I would pose it to you, my oh-so-reasonable readers.
As some of you may know, in December the Air Force will be moving Husband and I to Japan for 3 years. Exciting, I know. However, an overseas move is filled with numerous complications and considerations, not the least of which is what to do with our vehicle.
We have a fully paid Audi that Husband and I both LOVE. Due to some strict regulations that Japan has against totally awesome vehicles, however, we cannot bring the car with us.
Here are the options that we do have:
1. Let the Air Force store and maintain the car for 3 years, without access to it when we come back to the states for visits.
2. Charge a family member with storage/maintenance for the 3 years, but be able to use it during visits.
3. Sell it, put the money in a CD, and buy a new car when we return.
The first two options do have some costs in addition to maintenance, including keeping some form of insurance on the vehicle as well as the depreciation of the car’s value that would occur regardless.
What would you do? We are already leaning in one direction, but I will withhold it until I hear some of your ideas, and because I am mysterious.