March 26, 2011

It’s only money….right?

We’ve been looking for a good used car for Conner now that he can drive. (had to start double dosing on the drugs) We took him with us last weekend but didn’t find anything that fit our needs.  Do you know how hard it is to find a decent, dependable used car for around $10,000?  It’s bloody hard! 

This weekend Conner had to go on a retreat for confirmation so he was not home.  Brian and I decided to continue the search today.  We found a 2008 Ford Taurus that was actually a pretty nice car.  It had been well cared for and it was just slightly over our price range.  We put that car on our “could be a contender” list and went to another dealer that had an Camry that we looked at last week and this week was on sale.  After taking it for a ride and deciding that it really was a great car for Conner to drive we went in to start the negotiations.  I ran to the restroom first and when I came out they informed me that someone else had already put a deposit on it.  We could be a “back up” buyer if we wanted….no,we didn’t want….so we move on. 

Then we went to the Toyota dealer in town.  Last week they didn’t have anything but I wanted to go back just in case something had shown up.  There it was…sitting just waiting for us……a 2005 Toyota Solara.  As they do…a sales man pounced on us as soon as we got out of our car.  He informed us that someone had seen the car on line so the dealer brought it down for them to see.  But when the man realized that we were serious car buyers he informed us that they don’t hold cars and if we were interested in it we could look at it.  So we did…we drove it and loved it.  The carfax showed it was a one owner car and they regularly took the car to a dealership for maintenance, oil changes….tire rotations….etc.  (who does that?)  And while it’s a 2005 there are only 57,000 miles on it.  So we bought it.199172_10150121120567055_501692054_6713858_4682181_n


I sorta think that I may have to change cars with Conner often.  There are butt warmers in this car!  The only thing I will insist on in my next car is BUTT WARMERS!


We won’t mention the insurance cost to have a 16 year old boy on your insurance policy, it would just make you want to vomit.

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