This Man Used His Daughter’s College Fund To Buy Back His Old Car For $23K, It Means A Lot To Him But His Wife Is Furious – Was He In The Wrong?

The man sold his 1972 Ford Bronco when he was 19, and not long after, his father passed away. Years later, he found his old car and bought it for $23K using his daughter’s savings. 

He Had a 1972 Ford Bronco as a Teenager

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The man explained, “When I was a teenager, my dad bought me a classic 1972 Ford Bronco. It was my true passion, and I don’t recall a memory from high school that somehow doesn’t involve that truck.”

The Man and His Father Bonded Over the Bronco

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He added, “My dad and I would spend hours and hours working on it together and we went through a rough patch when I was teenager. It was always that Bronco which brought us back together.”

He Sold the Car and His Dad Passed Away

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When he was 19, he sold the truck. His father had a heart attack two months later and passed away. He explained, “While not logical, I’ve always felt a karmic connection between the two events.”

The Couple Had a Child

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Their daughter is 6 months old. The man’s wife is back to work but has expressed that she would prefer to be a stay-at-home mother instead of using daycares. He added, “She’s still very hormonal from delivery, lack of sleep, and breastfeeding, so she’s having a rough time and is angry a lot. I guess I need to say this.”

He Found His Old Bronco

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Recently, he was driving through town when he saw a Bronco in a driveway. He explained, “I stopped just for nostalgia’s sake and the owner came out and let me take a look inside.” He and his dad had glued a wheat penny under the dashboard of his old car. He checked for it and was ecstatic to discover that it was in fact his old Bronco. 

The Man Bought the Car for $23K

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He asked the owner if he would consider selling it, and the owner replied saying that someone was currently on their way to buy it for $21,000. The man explained, “I freaked out and asked him if I could buy it right then and there for $23,000. He said if I could come up with the cash, yes.”

He Used Money From His Daughter’s Fund

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The man had been procrastinating setting up a college fund for his daughter. He explained, “I had $12,000 in savings that my wife’s parents had given us, I maxed out my credit card to Venmo and my mom brought down a check for $4000.”

The Man Was Overjoyed By the Car

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He elaborated, “It was like a dream come true. Like a literal dream come true. It needs a lot of work I can’t afford right now but it’s mine.” He also added, “This Bronco means everything to me and if I wouldn’t have acted it would have been gone forever. Now it can be that same connection between me and my kids.”

His Wife and in-Laws Were Furious

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The man’s wife and her parents felt that he was deceptive and stated that they had given the couple the money for a college fund. His wife had also previously mentioned that she wanted to leave her job. He disagreed saying, “My point is my daughter is only 6 months old, we have 18 years to set up a college fund for her.”

He Later Updated the Situation

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“I talked with my mom and she is basically going to buy the Bronco from me in order to refill the college fund and pay off the credit card. The $4k will be a gift and she’s going to give me whatever I need to restore it. I found a solution and it’s coming from me and my sister’s inheritance so it’s not like I’m not paying for it on my own eventually.”

He Hasn’t Told His Wife the Truth

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“I didn’t tell my wife that my mom bailed me out and lied and said I found a buyer for the Bronco. I’ll figure out how to cross that bridge when I get there but my wife was so relieved that I “had come to my senses”, I don’t want to disappoint her. It’s going to take all my lying skills to pull this one off over the next few years.”

He Turned to the Internet for Support

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The majority of comments did not agree with him. One user commented, “Who spends $23K without so much as speaking to their spouse first?” 

Someone Else Gave Their Opinion

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“$12k was money That His WIFE’S PARENTS gave them for the baby. Is the car even worth that much to resell so you can save your marriage?”

Another User Commented

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“To pay back the money, his mom is buying the car with money from his and his sister’s inheritance. So he’s stealing from his sister to pay for stealing from his daughter. Dude’s never going to learn.”

Someone Shared Advice

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“I know you love and miss your dad. There’s more practical ways to honor his memory, and one is to make sure you’re a great dad to your own kid.”

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