Saturday, March 15, 2008

Guess What I Did??!!!

OK, so after mostly staying home yesterday, I just had to get wild today and that is exactly what I did! I got up and went to Curves, came home and said hello to Hubby and then went out again. My first words when I got home the second time? Guess what I bought today! Hubby, who knows me well, took one look at my face and said... "an SUV"??? "What kind", he asked? "Oh, not a big one", I said looking rather innocent. "Ah, how much", he asked? "Not all that much, it's not a big one and I got a great deal, it was the manager's demo. Wanna see", I replied? Sure, want me to drive you somewhere, he asks? "I thought you might ask to drive it so I've already adjusted the seat for you, I said"! "It's a nice SUV" he said contemplating the vehicle. " I know, but it's beige!" "Well it's really a pale metallic gold" he said trying to make me feel better about the color. He knows that I don't like beige and my whole house is painted that color. It was a good house at a great price when I bought it, but it was beige. With all the surgeries I've had since moving here, painting the whole house really wasn't on the agenda. I did manage to repaint my room to a pale green that I also used in most of the family room and I painted the guest bedroom which is a nice blue, all before my hands got really bad with carpal tunnel.

So here is my new, pale gold chariot or PGC as hubby calls it:

Because it was the managers demo car, it is fully loaded. It's a 2007 which helped with the price as well. In addition, I don't have to pay for any maintenance or roadside assistance at all for 5 years or 60,000 miles whichever comes last and as long as I do all my maintenance at the dealership, I get free tires for life! Another feature that I love is that it has a full size spare, not one of those donut thingies.

I even have a DVD player for the back seats, a sun roof, satellite radio, dual air, a cd/mp3 player in the dash, as well as an extra 6 disk cd player! It is absolutely fully loaded. The only thing I compromised on was the power pedals and the color. The rest is way more than I really needed, but this really was an unbeatable deal! The really great thing is that I can now figure out exactly how to load it when I go and vendor at crops of do the TLC booth at CKC in Lauderdale! I am really pleased and think of this as my birthday present! Hubby BTW likes it too ;-) And no it was not really an impulse buy. I've been looking at and getting quotes on new cars for about a month now and I was fairly sure that I'd get the Santa Fe. A friend of mine who drives fairly long distances, loves her Santa Fe more than she liked her Lexus SUV and we all know that one is about twice the price of the other! Now back to working on all the scrapbook supplies!


Jessica F. said...

MC - congrats on the new car! Very pretty!

Miss Crystal said...

WOO-HOO MC! Congrats on the new car. While you were buying a new one, mine was dying! I had to take it to the shop today :( I love Santa Fe's! My friend had one and I loved to drive it. The only reason she got rid of it was because of the cost of gas. Have fun!

Lynne said...

Great car M-C. I so love my SUV! You're going to love driving it.


Tabitha said...

That's awesome M-C! Congrats!!! Love the new car!

Scraplin said...

Congrats M-C on your new vehicle! You sound very happy with your purchase! Its pretty,,not beige at

Chrissy said...

Congrats on the new SUV!!