Sunday, October 28, 2007

My Halloween Costume for 2007...

... but nobody is going to get it.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Two Car Family...

We are now a 2 car family.

Yup, I bought a car yesterday! A 2007 Hyundai Accent.

I was after a reliable car with good gas mileage and a good warranty. I originally went to the dealership to test drive a used 2006 Nissan Sentra (but it was sold), so I test drove a used 2006 Hyundai Elantra for the afternoon (I took that home and showed Min, and she loved it...) but I was a bit uncomfortable with the low roof.

Then I test drove the 2007 Hyundai Accent, and found it to be very roomy considering my height and was much more comfortable to drive (arm rests, headroom, leg room).

When it got down to talking numbers I was able to get them to drop the price of the used Elantra down quite a bit... but it was within $600 of the new car, so I took that one. Thanks to good credit and an okay down payment, I was able to get a really low rate, a shorter term, and take it home that night. The insurance on the Accent was cheaper than the Elantra to boot!

It gets 28/37 miles per gallon, and is now my commuter car.

Since it was a model close-out, it didn't have power anything (locks, windows, entry, etc.) but that saved me a good $2k.

I'm so stoked about having the car... but while at work today, a hazelnut fell out of a tree and put a small ding (hardly noticeable) back by the trunk key.

Oh well... it was bound to happen. Can't stop that.

Oh... and while Min was coming home from the dealership last night... the van passed 125,000 miles! Milestone!