Friday, October 24, 2008

New Car

My new 2003 Ford Escape. This is not actually her, but a picture of what she looks like. I can fit both kids in it comfortably and if I lose a few pounds, probably myself between the two of them in the back seat. Its a pretty red, drives nice, has had only one previous owner (who only drove it 8,300 miles a YEAR!), a 6 CD changer, power everything, and is in great overall condition. Jared, with all his car saleseman insider knowledge, was able to knock $3,000 off of the asking price. He pretty much mowed them down and it was darn sexy.

Good bye knees-to-my-chest-sitting-so-close-to-the-dash-the-air-bag-will-kill-me-if-it-goes-off-since-Jack's-car-seat-is-taking-up-all-of-the-space-in-the-civic and hello leg room, four doors, and cargo space. Yes!

To my Civic: Don't feel bad. Its not you, its me. My needs have grown. You did nothing wrong. You're just small by design and that's part of why I love you. You're gas mileage has saved us tons and we've been so many places together; 114,000 miles worth, to be exact. You've been great to me and i'll continue to drive you when i'm without the kiddos.

9 comments:

Jamie said...

Nice car! I know you must be relieved to have a roomier car. Congratulations and good job to Jared on the haggling skills.

Jessica said...

yeah for new cars! we are about to attempt to squeeze three children in the backseat of our car...it'll work, right???

Jenn said...

Great news. How cute is that?? How awesome of your hubby to get a great deal. Very excited for more space for you. What a necessity with kiddos.

Robin D said...

Girl you deserve a new car after driving a 2 door car with not only 1 carseat but 2!! You're not going to know what to do with all that space and free time w/o having to pick/drop off Jared!

Chelsey & Tyler said...

Cute Car! That is way exciting

Sarah R. said...

Congratulations! Hopefully you're not having to drive your huband in to the office anymore!

Kathy said...

Congrats! Always fun to get a new car!

Holly said...

Yay! What a cute new car!! I am so excited for you. How relieving to have two cars and one that is so much more baby friendly.

I am amazed that Jared got $3000 knocked off, way to go.

Nulphs said...

what a cute car!! i love it! and you can never beat a deal! we want to see you guys soon!