I have been blessed with so much in my life lately! Even through the sad and hard times, there are blessings.
Last May, I was fortunate enough to have enough money to buy a new car. Today we returned from a road trip where we put in over 1200 miles on that car. Thankfully it was a new! Though the car we traded in had been a pretty good car and wasn’t terribly old, we still felt it was time to get something new and reliable.
Now mind you…. in all my life, I have NEVER driven a brand spanking new car off a car lot as my own. (However, My Dad did spoil me while I was in high school and bought a new car for me to drive, but it wasn’t technically mine) This car is mine!
You have to understand….. I married an auto mechanic. He doesn’t believe in buying new cars. He’s never felt it was worth it. Most of the cars we have had in our married life have been used cars. In most cases…. fairly well used. But he’s always taken care of them. The closest thing we got to a new car was the one just before this one. It was a 2006 Chevy Impala that we bought late in 2006, but it was used. 27,000 miles to be exact. That’s a lot of miles for a car less than a year old! But it served us fairly well. Though we did have a few problems that needed attention, including an intermittent starting problem that my husband couldn’t seem to find the problem to, it was never anything major. Hence, when I got my inheritance money, we decided to use some of it to buy a reliable car.
We’ve put a few miles on that new Chevy Equinox since May. Mostly trips for softball tournaments! (LOL) My husband and I were talking about that today as the mileage turned to 10,000. I can’t believe it has that many miles already! Makes me kind of sad. But we sure have enjoyed the car.
I’m grateful I was in a position to be able to buy a new car. My goal is to be able to do that every 5 years of so. Because, even my husband has agreed that having a reliable car that even he doesn’t need to worry about is an OK thing.
I Am Grateful! How Are You?