Thursday, February 17, 2011

Car shopping

Some of you know this; some don't. I was in a pretty nasty car wreck last Friday afternoon. Totally my fault and at this point, I still don't know if I blacked out or not. Pretty scary stuff. Thankfully, no one was hurt and the other person's car wasn't too bad. The cops were really nice and I'm thankful all went pretty smoothly. I hear back today whether or not they are totaling my car or if I have to fix it.

That's where the funny part comes. My last payment, paid off two years early (thank you frugal bug in me), was this past month. My dad and mom own the car and I paid the bank for all my payments. So the title came in the mail the same day I got in the wreck, and my dad was at the courthouse getting the paperwork signed to sign it over to my name right when I called him. Such luck, right?! I was hoping to make it through at least the wedding (no car payments sure add up in extra wedding funds) to purchase another car, but it doesn't look like that's going to be the case. And dang it, I really don't want to pay to have it fixed; it's not worth anything at this point after it's all fixed with over 100,000 miles.

So I'm out on the hunt for something if they total my car. Part of me wants to go the cheap route and just purchase another used car, but the other part of me was SO SO SO excited to purchase my very first car, like brand new car, and possibly an SUV so I don't keep getting stuck in the winter time in the country. We'll see how much they give me, and after all the test-driving and wheeling and dealing if I'm really up to having a big car payment.
Pretty snazzy and oh so great on gas mileage! Todd's family is sure the biggest fans of Nissan too.
Or I've always liked the new looks of the Chevy Equinox and now that they get better gas mileage, I'm keeping my eyes on this one too!
In the meantime, you all can make fun of me because I am driving a 1997 Dodge mini-van that is hunter green. I don't mind it because it's a set of wheels, but it is kind of embarassing to be my age and driving a van. Oh well, for the time being I'll enjoy my wheels even the hula-girl air freshner on the rear-view mirror!

1 comment:

  1. I just tagged you! Hope you'll play along!