Sunday, September 22, 2013

My First Brand New Car!

This past summer, Jason and I talked about how our goal this school year was to put away some money every month to get ready for a new car.  Both of our cars are 2001 and we knew we wouldn't want to have to get two new cars too close together in the future.  We haven't had a car payment for almost 7 years, so it is interesting to think once again about having a car payment.  With Jeremy going to school this year, some of the amount that we paid every month last year for preschool could be put aside for a new car. 
 Well, our timeline got messed up this past week when my Toyota Rav4's transmission started stalling.  Our friend checked it out and said that it'd cost around $3000 to repair.  We decided just to "go for it" with a new car.  We knew we wanted a crossover with good gas mileage.  Jason reads a lot of car magazines and had a good idea of what to look for.  We narrowed down our choices and test drove the 2014 Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota Rav4.  In the end, it didn't take too much to convince us- we got the Mazda!

We actually went through Costco's new car program and were very happy with it.  The cost was cheaper, which allowed us some money to get options like an upgraded stereo system and a hitch.  LOVE my very first brand new car!

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