Monday, May 24, 2010

Our new car!

So one saturday afternoon I just started crunching some numbers on our car loan because I found a CHEAP honda pilot on ksl.com. Not thinking that we'd actually be able to afford any change seeing as how we're shooting to get OUT of debt this year. But curiosity pushed me to at least call our credit union. When I got off the phone with our credit union (America First Credit Union- only the best) I realized that we may be able to swing it! So we went and test drove the honda from ksl on monday night. It was awful. we opened the doors and a huge smoke smell smacked you right in the face. ME: "was the previous owner a smoker?" Shady dealer: "oh...um....I....uh....don't think so....uh...no?" Me: "they were, you can smell it. what would these circular burn marks be from if it wasn't from a cigarette??" shady dealer: "uhhhhh...no, those aren't burn marks.....no, they weren't smokers....you want to take it for a spin?" Me: "we'll drive it and talk it over." So we left and were totally grossed out by the smell. I just jokingly suggested visiting willey honda since we were close by. Jack went straight there in the car we were test driving. We got out and asked what they had to offer in the realm of 2004-2005 honda pilots. They had two. One that was more expensive and had more miles. The second one was cheaper, had less miles, and was a nicer model. It was cheaper because it had been in a small fender bender once upon a time but did not have a branded title (which means that the insurance company never had to be involved, nor the police because it was less than $500 damage.) So we drove the car back to the shady dealer's lot, picked up our accord, and drove back to willey honda. We test drove the cheaper, nicer model and fell in love. the end. just kidding. but we did buy the pilot and traded in our accord.

This is us saying by to our sweet honda accord... (please ignore my horrendous hair do...it was windy by the time we'd sealed the deal)
Man I love this smiley guy...
And this is our new car!!! (new to us at least.) it's a 2004 Honda Pilot EXL. Only the greatest suv ever manufactured. It happened to be the exl model which has leather seats, AND the best part??? an adjustable middle row so that the back row can seat people that are older than 6 yrs old or midgets. what-what? seats 8??? yeah baby. yeah. it even switches to four wheel drive if it starts raining, or notices a change in traction! I'm a happy woman. AND!! we're paying $4 less a month in total for our accord because A: better percentage rates right now. B: it's less $$ on the insurance because it's less of a theft risk or something. boo yah.
thanks crummy economy....you made this somewhat possible. ;)

5 comments:

Emily said...

WOW!! That is SOOO awesome! Congrats!

And nice rims!! :D

Woodbury Family said...

Very nice! It's always kind of sad to say good-bye to the old car though. (For me anyway).

The Little Mrs said...

I meant to ask you guys if you got a new car when you were at my house Friday! I guess this post sums it all right up. Thats so great!!

Holli said...

Sweet ride! That is so exciting!:)

Heidi & Derek said...

Awesome! Love it!

The Larsens