Monday, August 31, 2015

New Addition

But not of the four legged (or two legged) variety.


I finally bought my first car!



I’ve always had hand-me-down cars and while it was amazing of the people who no longer wanted their vehicles to keep me on wheels all this time it also meant that I’ve never really had a car that I liked.


After reading tons of reviews and talking to people that have them I decided to go with a Chevy Spark.  I fell in love with this tiny car when one of my previous co-workers got an adorable little green one and really wanted one. My biggest hesitation at that time was that I had a Chevy Impala that I hated. I’m so glad that I no longer have to deal with that car, it was so awful. However, after finding out that these cars are made in a completely different place by completely different people and are actually only branded Chevy in the USA I was happy to consider one. 

          It even fit the last of my stuff from the move


After looking over tons of reviews I finally took it out for a test drive and loved it so much. I found one in my price range that is a 2015 with just over 20,000 miles which is amazing to me since I’ve only ever had vehicles that were over 100,000 miles. It has all kinds of new features that I didn’t even know existed and most importantly I was able to talk the dealer into installing a heated seat since I had vowed to never buy a new car unless it had heated seats since I LOVE them but have never had them :-)


My first choice would have been to buy a truck and trailer but the cost of gas would just have been too much right now and to get a truck with decent gas mileage would have meant looking at newer vehicles which would have been out of my price range right now. Plus I don’t have a trailer and trying to save for that and make truck payments was just too much right now.


Unfortunately this leaves me without any guarantee of the availability to a trailer this year but I’m hoping that since I’ll be boarding with more people that show dressage that it will be easier for me to bum rides. Oh well, finding a way to get rides to shows is on my goals for the year so I still have some time to figure something out.


At any rate I adore my little car and am extremely happy with the decision. Here’s to many years of fun drives :-)

I had two great rides this weekend but will recap them in the next post!