Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Happiness Project :: Week 13

Roger has been driving a 1999 Ford Explorer
that's been on it's last leg for the last year.
It has over 300,000 miles on it.

It's a gas guzzler and since Roger has a long commute to work
we sat down and crunched the numbers
to discover that we could make a car payment
with what we would save in gas if 
we got a new car with higher mpg.

So we dropped the boys off
with my parents and drove into Atlanta over the weekend
to visit a few car dealerships in search of a new ride!

I love the haggeling that unfolds
in the process.

At one point Roger was in the middle
of bargaining with the dealer
and I was openly giggling at their tense exchange.

I'm sure that it didn't help our case.

In the end, we went to Carmax
where we found our new to us car!

We bought a Suzuki SX4.
 I named it Lil' Zippy!
It feels so good to have Roger
driving in a safe car to work!

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Dina Lettre said...

Always fun to get new wheels!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Oh yay!! Always exciting to get a new car. You certainly got the life out of the old one.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

We're are in the same boat. Thanks for the tip on saving gas. Hadn't thought of it that way. :)

Kara Claflin said...

it certainly is very cute. I have a Subaru forester and I love it!

Linda D. said...

Oh, that Little Zippy looks like a cute and safe ride! Have fun!

Sue said...

A safe, CUTE car, too.


Andrea said...

This certainly makes me think our Honda van, at 130,000 miles, still has a ways to go!