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We picked up our "new" car yesterday!!! Last Saturday my brother took us car shopping and we looked at a lot of cars, there were lots of "good" deals that turned bad when we test drove them. Then we stopped at this tiny used car dealership and I thought there was no way I would find a reliable car there, but then we saw it. Well, actually Eric saw it, a cute little Toyota Corolla for $5,500. Eric was talking to the salesman while I took a Nissan Sentra out for a test drive (it had a really bad vibration when it drove) so when we came back the salesman told us he would take $600 off the price and we could have it for $4,900. Eric, Robbie and I took it out for a test drive (the salesman didn't even come with us, which was nice because we had time to discuss the car in private) and it was gorgeous! It's a 2001, so it's 10 years old, but you would never know it with how smoothly it drives! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!! The whole thing came to $5,677 including the safety (and any repairs needed to pass the safety, which was just the two front tires replaced) e-testing, title transfer and plates!! We got such a good deal, I've looked up the book value for the car and it's around $5,900 so to buy the car with everything included for less than the book price is amazing! The body is great and the interior is practically brand new!

So yesterday Eric took the bank draft for the balance on the car over to the guy and picked up the car which was waiting with the plates on! He picked me up from work in it and then we picked up Robbie and went straight to buy a new booster seat for him. I just need to buy a new stereo deck as the one that came with the car sucks! It's just a CD player with nothing else, I at least want a headphone jack in it so I can plug my ipod into it. I might also upgrade the speakers a bit and put a bass cube in the back, but we'll see how much money I have. Overall I am very happy with my purchase and have no regrets at all!!

I'm going to get a Nikon DSLR soon, my Kodak digital camera died a while ago and I've been using the crappy little cell phone camera and it just doesn't take very good pictures and my in-laws are bugging me for new pictures of Robbie. So I found a nice older model D3000 that I'm thinking about getting, I just want to do some research before I make a final decision. :D I'll post a picture of my new car once I get a new camera! LOL!

Date: 2011-10-07 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-bonster.livejournal.com
Congrats! I drove a Corolla for years and it was a great car for us.

I'm excited to see pictures! :)

Date: 2011-10-07 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flowerchild23.livejournal.com
Thanks! I just fell in love with it, it's so peppy and good on gas! I'm getting my brother to install a better stereo in it so I don't have to juggle CD's all the time. :D

I got my camera last night so tomorrow I'm going to take some nice pictures of it! I ended up getting a good deal on a Nikon D3000! WOOT!! :D

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