Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Guess Who Bought Their First Car?!

For about two years I've been saving up like crazy so that I could buy my first car.  I was dreaming about buying my first car after I had saved most of the money for the actual vehicle.  I wanted to take a minimal loan so I could build credit, and be prepared to really have the majority of the money for a good car.  Today, that dream came true!!!

I bought my very first car!!!

My real dream was always to own a mini-cooper, but things change... I drove one last year and it was just too small for me.  I know - to all my close friends, this is a shocker.  Let's be real - they're also pretty expensive.  I'd rather pay less for more car.  Haha!

Anyway, I've been saving like mad and after saving a HUGE chunk of money, I decided that it was time to look into buying my very first car.  I searched a bunch of websites and autotrader ads.  I went to different dealerships (well, not too many...), and I did my research on the cars I was interested in.  I found one that I fell in love with... and I went after it hardcore.  Haha!

After a week of test-driving, taking the car to a mechanic, applying for a loan, taking through pounds of paper-work, and much pondering and prayer that I was making a good decision (yes, I prayed about my car), I made the leap and today... I became a first time car owner!!!
Is she not beautiful?  I think she is... I haven't decided on a name yet, but it'll come...  It's a 2011 Ford Escape with only 12,500 miles, and looks virtually new, which is AWESOME.  It feel like butter to drive and handles fabulously.  It gets great gas mileage and even has the flex fuel option.  There are also a few other things I love.. It has a great sound system with a 6-changer disc player, and a steering wheel that allows me to control the sound, station, track, and answer my phone by pushing a button or two on the wheel. It has lots of room in the back so friends aren't cramped like they were in the tracker (not in the van, but... according to Mark that van made me soccer mom), the air is powerful and functions fully (should be a given perhaps, but it didn't in my other cars), and... It has a sunroof!  It was a detail that wasn't mandatory, but secretly... I really wanted one!

Let's see her one more time: 

Yep, she's a beauty. I feel like an official "big kid," or adult... I worked hard, I saved, and I got what I wanted.  It feels good.

Song of the Day:  I just have to... Here is Taylor Swift's newest, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."  I love it, and it was the first song I played in my new car. Enjoy!


Ernest Houston said...

How does it feel driving your very first car? I know how fun the test driving is. You made a good decision in buying this black car because aside from it is a good model, it still looks like a brand new one. By the way, with regard to the name of your car, I think the name Alexis will be a good one for this model. The name sounds so cute but masculine; it is suitable for the cute but elegant design of this car.
Ernest Houston

Car Solutions said...

Congratulations on your new car! :) Indeed, she is truly a beauty! Drive safely and please do let your readers know if you have already decided on a name! :) Everyone is truly excited!

Kerstin Shed said...

Congratulations! Finally, you were able to buy your dream car! Buying the 2011 Ford Escapade is probably the best decision you’ve ever made in terms of automobile choices. It’s simple yet elegant, and it has so much space inside you can practically stretch out in there! What’s more, you’ve got a blasting stereo to keep you entertained while on the road. Ready for some road tripping now? Haha!

Earlene Harps said...

Wow! I know how it feels to have a new car… Awesome, right? This car looks so great! I know for sure that it is more spacious inside. Now, you can call your friends to join you on a road trip, and they will surely enjoy it. I suggest that why don’t you add some accessories inside, like stuff toys or small pillows with color pink. It can definitely catch more attention.

Stelle Courney said...

Can you imagine how happy you were when your wish was granted? I am happy coz finally you now have your own car to use in travelling to any place you want to go to. It’s really awesome, and it doesn’t look like a used one either. You are very lucky with that Ford Escape; I know many are interested with your car. But, sorry for them coz it’s already yours!

Carson Ahlstrom said...

Congratulations, Kate! I remember the first car I bought with my own money. It was a silver 1995 Ford Explorer. All the effort – from meticulously finding a credible car dealer, down to narrowing down the qualities I like my car to have – it was all worth it! =)

Nita Stelling said...

Yep, you’re car is so pretty! A name for your car, eh? Hmmm… How about Xena? She totally looks like a warrior princess, after all! I hope you’re enjoying your new car!