Saturday, January 28, 2006

Our new car

Today we bought a new car. A '04 Chevy Impala. I certainly didn't wake up this morning with the intentions of buying a Chevy, but I'm usually pretty quick to settle on a car when I see one that meets our needs. We found our new car at Carmax which I would recommend to anyone that has little kids. Woogy loved the play area for kids and was fine while we took care of business.
This is the first car I've ever owned that was designed for comfort. Every car I ever owned up till now has always been a compact (Nova, Escort, Civic, Matrix, Focus)so it is nice to ride in something that is actually comfortable. So why the Impala?
We decided we needed a bigger car with two kids. Wah-Wah decided she didn't want a mini van (why, I don't know). Reviews were pretty positive, both from consumer reports and Edmunds. Finally, I didn't feel like driving all over town looking for something better since I'm running out of time on my rental
As for our old car, the Focus, it was totaled out and the quote I got from the adjuster was much more than I expected. I wonder if he was looking at the right car? He appraised it for a thousand less then what we paid for it. I'm not complaining.


shakedust said...

Imagine that... things aren't as bad as you thought they would be. :)

T said...

The great thing about low expectations, things can be better then you expect! Congrats on the new car.

GoldenSunrise said...

Glad you got a good appraisal on your Focus. Hope you enjoy driving in comfort.

Jadee said...

My dad had an Impala when were kids...and he loved it! When they finally came back into production again...he kept trying to get me to get one.

Right now I have an Olds Alero...cousin to T's car! =D

forrest said...

wow! way to go.

shakedust said...

It just occurred to me that this is something like your sixth car in the last five years. You definitely go through them. :)