Buying a car and other frustrations
Buying a car in Qatar is the biggest gamble I ever took in my life. With people driving like maniacs (hence most of the cars would have been in an accident by the time you buy it!), car checking places cheating and taking bribes from sellers, car sellers having no decency and fixing major problems just to cover enough to take the car through sale, and mechanics doing everything to again... rip you off. Not to mention the insurance companies only offering full cover for brand new cars (another rip off!)
How on earth can one buy a good used car? Is buying a brand new car the only option? If we all keep buying only new cars this country is going to sink under a pile of rubbish (no, the country does not recycle of course).
But of course, no reason to worry... we have enough money to send our rubbish to some poor country that of course will take it because they're desperate for money (and that of course is not going to affect us, because the earth is divided by walls that protect countries with lots of money from global climate change).
What is wrong with this place? Do people really have no more decency left?
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