Mobile Red Barn

April 23, 2004

We spent a lot of time over the last few weeks shopping for cars - first we thought we wanted a used minivan, and drove used Fords and Toyotas. Then we decided the seats were goofy in the Toyota and the handling on the Ford was a poor match for J's driving style i.e., she scared me while driving them. So, we shopped for used Hondas. There are not a lot of them out there, and the used Hondas are almost the same price as new Hondas.

We have a new red Odyssey in the driveway; we gave the dealer our old Corolla and a big check in exchange for half ownership in it. If we had not been sick of shopping we might have gotten a better deal - we buy cars rarely and as a result we don't bargain well.

It is a mobile red barn.

We like it.

Posted by Red Ted at April 23, 2004 07:38 AM | TrackBack

Congrats on your new purchase! :)

Buying a car is such a stressful experience -- I let my Dad do the deal on my last one, as he likes to do those sorts of deals, whereas they make me want to cry. :P

Posted by: Me. at April 23, 2004 02:23 AM

We've only gone car shopping twice, and both times we bought the first car we drove. I think we have the fear that if we shop around, word will get out that fools and their money are on the prowl, looking to be parted, and we shall suffer yea mightily.
Of course, the GM1 wishes it stressed that by "we" I mean "me", as he is a big studly man type not afraid of anything.

Posted by: LeeAnn at April 24, 2004 09:49 AM
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