Some of you may have seen on Twitter that my boyfriend was in a car accident a just over a week ago. Actually, it was while I was in L.A.! Some jerk decided he was going to run a red light and while the bf was able to slow down considerably he couldn’t stop in time. No injuries were sustained… except to my car. Anyways, my car is 12 years old and worth practically nothing… so you can guess what happened next… a write off.
I always knew we were eventually going to have to replace that car but I was hoping that it wouldn’t be quite this soon. I was hoping to get one more year out of it. After all it was 12 years old, but it did only have 131,000 km on it.
I really do hate vehicles, I have always wanted to avoid a second car, and I think they are big-black-holes that suck up all your money, but unfortunately for the line of work we are both in it is a necessary evil. We have to buy a new vehicle… and somehow I’ve been convinced to purchase an SUV (if it as up to me I’d buy a fiat or a mini cooper).
Since the beginning of last week we’ve been to about half a dozen dealerships and test drove a handful of cars and frankly, we are exhausted (or at least I am) of looking at cars.
We will be buying used, but finding the right model is important to us. It’s the first time either of us has ever seriously gone car shopping and we really don’t want to have to do this again anytime soon.
What are we looking for? [Read more...]