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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Goodbye Saturn

Hello Nissan Versa!!!

Well, we bought a brand spankin' new car and it's crazy! We finally got to the point that we realized our 2-door, 7-yr-old, 99,000 mile, 4 seater Saturn Ion just wasn't going to cut it for us anymore. Our main concern was for the safety of our little baby coming in a couple of months. Our Saturn was just not a good fit for having a baby in the backseat at all whatsoever. Our next concern was with how much longer our car would even last us if we kept it for another few years and we figured we might as well trade it in now while it's still worth something. Our resolution? We found pretty much the cheapest car on the market with great interior space and an actual warranty. My advice to anyone buying a new car: 1) bring snacks because you will be there for a really long time and 2) try and walk out on the dealer at least twice in order to get a way lower interest rate and way higher value for your trade in. Well, our new car better last us a quite a while because after today I DO NOT plan on buying a new car for a very, very long time. Overall we are very happy about our purchase and feel really really good about making the decision. Our stress now comes from learning to live REALLY cheap while in law school so we can make sure to make our payments every month. I think that won't be a problem, but I seriously have to stop thinking about it because it's giving me buyer's remorse, even though I know we ultimately made the right decision. Oh yeah, the deal we were getting was only for a white car. I wish it were a more exciting color, but I guess there wasn't much we could do about that, so I'm still happy.


Emily said...

Very nice! How fun too! Congrats

Dan and Kristin said...

Yay! Dan and I drove a Versa around while our car was in the shop a few months ago, and we loved it! Very spacious and a great turning radius. Congratulations on your big purchase! I totally understand what you mean about buyers remorse; but it sounds like you definitely made the right decision!