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We just got a new car

It's been since Valentine's Day since our accident, and we just got a new car.

Being without a car for several weeks was fun and not so fun. It was a good experience to be forced into and I hope to continue to take the bus or walk (or bike) to and fro work on a somewhat regular basis.

We ended up with a 2008 Honda Fit base model and got it for less than the Kelley Blue Book price. The color in the picture is what we have. Not my first choice. It was what was available. The mpgs are decent. A little under the smart car's mpgs. At least the Honda Fit has front-wheel drive and doesn't require Premium gas. Plus, the Fit has wonderful storage space in the back. Loads of space. Is that why Honda calls it the "Fit?"

On a wild note: This car has power steering, a first for Mr. F and me. The car drives just like my mother's first couple of Honda Civics from the mid-to-late 1980s. I felt at home right away. Weird, I know, but it really helps.


Mar. 30th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I wanted to keep the cost down too. But after thinking about how we buy cars, pay them off and then keep them for a long time afterwards, I decided the extra cost of the Prius would work out in the end for us in terms of length of ownership and usefulness.

It's the first new car I've ever bought for myself. (we bought a new jeep but it was for my husband, i don't really drive it) That new smell is intoxicating.
Mar. 30th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
You have a very good point here.

My husband overruled on the Prius decision. We just talked about his argument is that it was too electronic. He didn't want to be tethered to Toyota for repairs.

Blah. I forgot about that point ... was thinking he was completely turned off by the "fluffy" dashboard tech thing.

I wouldn't mind being tethered to Toyota for repairs. But, again, the initial cost did play a role in the overall decision. Not sure if you saw my previous post about my snow-related car accidents. Feeling a bit skittish about driving in slick weather. Who knows how long we'll hold onto a car.

Edited at 2008-03-30 06:54 pm (UTC)

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