Saturday, August 9, 2008
nate & I take turns having the new car bug and so we usually level each other out. we have had the 4runner for almost 5 years now and loved every minute. it was getting a little worn and trashed and was reaching 70,000 miles. still i was ready to hang on to it for years to come (at least right now) then nate suggested we go look at some new cars ... he had some ideas and the bug. i agreed that we could but conditional on that we not do anything that would deter our current financial plan, whatever we decided had to leave us in the same or better financial place. this is nearly impossible when it comes to buying a NEW car so i figured no worries ... until we got to the dealership. we went on a friday night when they were closed and looked at our 3 fav brands, toyota, nissan, & honda. we both fell in love with the scion xb, great gas mileage, great price , its a toyota! and is so much better looking than the older models. so we returned the following sat (last week) to the dealer to really check it out. we were really impressed and discovered that because of how smart we had and have been about the 4runner and payments etc.. we were in a position to trade in for the scion and still be in the same place financially, possibly even a little better depending on how you look at it. so that was the agreement. the dealer gave me what i wanted ... what i thought was not doable, a brand new car with upgrades i have wanted for a while but never thought i could afford like a dvd system, ipod outlet, really really nice leather two toned, and hoppin rims. got it all. we had to be a little patient to get it thus the week long prius hiatus. but we now are ridin around in a scion xb ... just like this one.