My little sister in law just got a sparkly new car, and I have to say, it looks sooo nice! Through a combination of credit card points from a GM card, a trade in, and buying a 2013 model (with only 50 miles on it) she was able to get a new car for a very affordable monthly payment.
It’s all white and sleek and has that new car smell. Ah, so fancy. I just want to hug it.
I’ve never been one to advocate buying a brand new car, but when you can get one for the same price or even better as a used one, it actually kind of makes sense. I rode in it yesterday, marveling at everything that comes standard in new cars these days, and I’m really happy for her that she found something safe and nice and purty.
Y’all have met my car, right? Just to jog your memory, his name is KAL and we are in love. Despite his 12 year old status, his war wounds are kind of sexay. There was the time a tree fell on him, the time he avoided flooding by the skin of his teeth in Hurricane Katrina, and the time I backed him into a telephone pole when I was only 17 years old.
He’s come so far with me, and even now, I kind of chuckle when I think that I’ll be putting my two children in his some what beat up ol’ leather back seat. Maybe the twins can learn to drive on it.
After living in Grenada for so many years and seeing all our friends drive 20 year old beaters, I was pretty convinced that I’d drive my car forever. After all, KAL is still working pretty great, and he just got a sweet pair of new shoes. Plus, I just don’t think I could pull the trigger on a new-to-me car just yet. Hubs thinks an SUV would be good for the lil’ twins, but someday he hopes to get a truck (click here to see that swankiness). Who knows where we’ll end up on our car journey, but until then, I’ll be having some sparkly new car envy and enjoying my lack of monthly payments.
How old is your car? How long are you going to keep it?