Friday, October 06, 2006

The New SUV!

First a warning- you might want to stay away from me, apparently I am a bad-luck magnet!

If you read the post below, you know some of it, and then would you believe that night (Tues) my husband's truck broke down too?! And it was his birthday too! He was driving the truck and I was driving his car, since my SUV was dead. We thought we could get away with that for a few days before we went car shopping, but nope! Our bad luck continued. So, we were truly down to 1 car, and the hours we keep right now make it nearly impossible to carpool.

So, on Wednesday Joe and I both took off work (which just happened to also be our 9-year Anniversary!) and we decided to just get everything taken care of. Long story short, I ended up buying a 2006 Hyundai Tucson. I did have a Kia Sportage, and was planning on either getting another Sportage or the Hyundai Tucson SUV, but the sales guy at Kia was an ass, so I didn't want him getting the commission! (which is really strange because our Kia dealer place prides themselves on quality, friendly staff and we have always been impressed with how friendly and helpful their service department guys are, but this one sales guy just didn't fit the mold!) He was rude, and he lost our business because of it! Hyundai guy was awesome! Plus, I prefer stick shift and Kia only had 4WD in automatics and Hyundai had the 4WD manual ones AND they undercut Kia by $2000 even without a trade-in.

I totally love the new SUV so far! I've never in my life owned a brand new car before, I've always bought used ones in the past. But, with the great warranty (10 years 100,000 miles) and the fact that the used ones aren't that much cheaper, well, it made more sense to go new this time. (Plus, with the luck I've been having lately, I wasn't taking any chances! LOL!)

So, Joe's birthday and our Anniversary were not exactly what we'd hoped or planned, but oh well. At least we shouldn't be having any more car problems any time soon. *knocking on wood*

Here it is...








7 comments:

Carolyn F said...

Awesome stuff!

FrogLegs said...

So cute!!! :) I *LOVE* the color of it!!

monica said...

PFT! I could never stay away! NEVER!

Cute car ;)

Katherine said...

Wow, sorry for all the bad car luck but your new SUV is gorgeous!

Veronika said...

How cool is it to get a BRAND NEW car?! You go, girl - you deserve it!
Happy belated birthday, Joe
and
Happy belated anniversary!

supermaine said...

Well you bought a nice SUV! Better purchase super swamper tires for a completely smooth and comfortable drive even on humps and sharpest wobbly roads

palaboy™ said...

I was driving with my friend today and her. We hit a wall all thanks to the faulty suv wheels. Thank God we are ok. talk about bud luck...