optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it
through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Looking for a car!
If i was buying a brand new one, I think it would have been fun. But it wasn't. Trampling through the snow, looking at cars, being disappointed, it sucked. I did however find Gertrude, who's nickname is Gerti.
This expedition of buying a new car taught me a couple things. If you find what you want, you may have to stretch your budget, but buying quality (I HOPE!) will be worth it.
Listen to your gut. I think the Town & Country Minivans are so cute but EVERY time I picked up a piece of paper with one on it, I got a stomach ache. It was SO very weird!
Negotiate. She was marked $9,995 but I didn't want to spend that much, I had a price in mind, that no one thought they would go down to, and they did. This was kind of funny, their price was within $400 of mine, however, I was already at the top of budget and I was going to have to scrape to pay the taxes. They said basically 'its only $400', and I said 'I know but my limit is my limit' I walked in 1) knowing I was going to be blessed, and 2) if they didn't come down, this wasn't the car for me. (I had prayed about it)
I also learned that people really do care about others. I had so many people helping me or offering to help me, it was amazing. To see in just a small way from looking up cars, to going with me, helping me decide on the warranty, it was AWESOME! I felt so loved!!! so so so loved!!!
Not sure if it will be Wednesday or Thursday, but it will be! I like her, she's cute, and I am so very blessed!!!!