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!!!
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!