Jun 29, 2015

New Car Owners Again!

We had one car that was mine and 17 years old.  Yes, 17.  Aaron came to me the other day and said I'm not sure how much longer this car is going to last, even after taking care of it for so long (there was something going wrong with it, I think).  This worried me a little bit.  It's the worst feeling knowing you're stuck without a second vehicle, having two working/busy parents and two active kids.  I was sad to see my little snowball go, but all good things do come to an end.  We've never been into buying elaborate things, but more of the things we need or replacing items that are broken/dated.  Well, this fell into both categories, so off to the car lot we went.  We had been shopping for cars in person and online for about a year, but we didn't slip into serious mode until about three or four months ago.  We knew we wanted certain features.  The color was obviously important to both of us.  I told Aaron that we were skipping red (maroon was okaaaay, but not a big fan), any color blue, wild colors, and silver.  He crossed off white, gold, and blue.  At this point I knew that we were going to have a challenge ahead just by the color alone.  Price, mileage, cargo space were also important.  I had a minivan on my list at one point, but then quickly decided against it because I wasn't ready to lose my "cool/hip mom" card.  I like the SUVs better anyway because they are more compact.  This car is awesome on gas mileage, which is great.  I loved that.  It is black with chrome accents.  This was ideal because we both love that color in cars, very classy.  They had a lot sale.  Bonus!  They came down even more.  Double bonus!  The safety rating is very high.  Triple bonus!  It's also American made (that's a weird thing Aaron and I have).  Quadruple bonus!  The best part of the deal, and what sold me, was the built in DVD screens on the back of the front seats.  Having two electronically motivated, easily bored fellas, I knew this would be right on the money for us.  It even has a built in hard drive!  I feel as old as my mom because I didn't know half of this stuff they have in cars now even existed.  We are very happy with our purchase!  This car is so perfect for us.  We can't wait to take road trips in the future!!

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