Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hello, Goodbye

Wednesday,  October 20

What a day!  Surprise!  We got a new car.  I've been wishing for one for a while, but we didn't really decide to bite the bullet until last weekend.  No one makes the car I want, an affordable hybrid that can hold six people.  So, we got a Mazda5.  At first the girls were sad about getting rid of the Subaru, but they love the new car.  Now they can each bring a friend and everyone gets their own seat.  Yay!  Now that soccer season is almost over, have I finally become a legit soccer mom?   Is it really a minivan?  I think they call it a microvan. 

Buying a car is a crazy thing.  I thought for sure we were going to leave the dealership empty handed.  They were trying to charge us way too much, but Kevin held strong and I made a call to another dealership while we were there and reported that they would find us the same car for $1000 lower than invoice.  Finally when we said we were in no hurry and would just drive across town later that week for the good deal, they gave us the price we wanted which was $2000 lower than the number we first gave them.  What a team!  And Kevin, you are awesome!

Dear Forester, We really loved you for 13 good years.  You gave us a little scare last weekend when we thought one of your tires was going to fly off the car when we were an hour away from our destination at 9pm.  Luckily we just needed to balance, rotate and eventually get new tires.  Then we realized you were about to become a little too high maintenance.  Sorry for the surprise break up.  We will always remember you.  Love, The Cantrells


Michaela said...

Congrats on the new car! It looks really nice!
I hate car buying. Hate it, hate it, HATE IT!!! Those car dealers are all crooks, trying to sell you all kinds of add-ons, and when we bought my Santa Fe, we were about to walk out of that dealership several times because they tried to add all kinds of warranties and other stuff (aka dealer profit) in order to "be able to" give us a lower interest rate. In the end, we won, and I really hope we don't do this again anytime soon!

Anonymous said...

Where is the luggage rack and bicycle rack,,,,, and trailer hitch??????? Does it have 4 wheel drive? and Turbo charged?????

Love you

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Oh my goodness! That's so exciting! The Mazda5 looks great and that's awesome you got such a great deal. Congrats on your new car!