CAr Priveleges, round 3
My stepdaughter has the use of a car I bought her, promised by her mother, this summer. She started using it last fall, after earning its use by achieving good grades in high school. She signed an agreement for the behavior expected both personally and with the car. She has been given two chances to succeed in the use of the car, and has now failed the second one. She begins college in a month...and was to have the car on a last chance because she was working this summer and needed transportation. She now has admitted to using the car to travel fairly long distances when supposedly at her father's home, does not keep the car clean, and...she just quit her job, ostensibly because the job was just not working out, (I believe she will not get another job before college starts, but will fight to retain use of the car (on the premise that she needs it to 'look' for a job)). She has not provided the necessary upkeep for the car per her agreement, and I feel like I should be firm in holding her to that agreement. My wife is less than firm regarding these rules, but will probably go along with me if I insist. Should I take the car from her until she gets a new job? Should I identify the areas where she has not lived up to her agreement with the car? Or, should I wait until she goes off to college, and then sell the car?