Saturday was a great day for me! My friends, Kenny & Karla, and I went car shopping. I owned a 1997 Chevy Lumina which I inherited from my MawMaw. The car lasted 2.5 years. I needed a new car badly.
My Parents paid cash for my very first car (a blue Pontiac 6000). My second car was given to me by my Parents (a Ford Aerostar mini-van). My Grandparents gave me my other 2 cars that were both blue Chevy's. I have been truly blessed to never have had a car payment. Praise God for Great Parents and Grandparents!
I test drove cars all day! My first test drive of the day was a Chevy HHR. The HHR was okay, but not something I could see myself driving for the next 10 years. I test drove a Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Elantra, Pontiac Vibe, Chrysler PT Cruiser and a Honda Fit. I think the worst drive was the Honda Fit. It was a very bumpy ride especially for Kenny & Karla who were in the back seat.
After test driving all day, I finally decided on a car I truly liked. We made it back to the 1st dealership we started at. They were not willing to work on a price I would be happy with. My fabulous friend Karla started calling other dealerships in the Metroplex and found one that had the car & price I wanted.
I finally picked out a car I liked, but I still had such horrible anxiety of actually buying a new car. I think Kenny and I were in the parking lot for minutes (seemed like hours) discussing the car I picked out, the price of the car, what a good deal it was, etc. Honestly, I just wanted to break down and cry b/c I was so stressed out. I had a moment of weakness where I just wanted to walk away from it all and try again much later (maybe in another 10 years?!?). I told myself I would not cry. I would be an adult about all of this. So, I collected my emotions decided on a beautiful new car and drove it home that night. The paperwork was finalized on Tuesday. I am now the Proud owner of a brand new 2007 Hyundai Sonata! :)