Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My New Beauty

I had planned to write about my Mexican vacation today and then I had to go to a health fair, where I had to fast and have blood drawn.  Basically my brain feels like mush right now from lack of coffee.  Why don't I get a cup here at work?  Because it is literally sludge.  Please let me make it through this day coherently.

Since I don't have the brain power to write a ton, edit some pictures and post said pictures, I will tell you some other news.  Remember how I sold my car a couple of weeks ago?  What I didn't tell you was that I ordered a new car two months ago.

I had been looking at cars since October, but I just couldn't pull the trigger.  Especially since my husband needed a new vehicle too, and he bought a truck in November.  Ugh, we so didn't plan to get new cars so close to each other.  That is what happens when you buy your respective cars before knowing each other eight plus years ago.

We searched high and low from Nevada to California to Utah to Oregon for the car I wanted.  It didn't seem like it would be this hard to find the color and a few of the things I wanted (the dealership could add the rest later), but apparently they make a ton of white, black and silver cars with one or the other major features I wanted.  So I did what another friend did (and suggested to me), I ordered my car.

And I got an email three weeks ago saying it would be in on March 17th.  So that is why I sold my car on March 8th.  I only went carless for a week as I was in Mexico last week.

So what did I get?
I bought a 2014 Subaru Legacy Limited and I am in love.  I have never had a new car before and the new smell is such a treat.  No more fake air freshners in my car.
The features that I couldn't find together on anything other than white or silver?  The moonroof and navigation package.  I splurged a bit and got the spoiler, side modelings and remote start.  Plus a few other necessities for the rugged mild winters here.  But I am beyond happy with my new car and I am sure to have it for another 10 years.
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  1. I think you did the right thing by ordering precisely what you wanted in a car. If after searching across the country and not finding what you wanted it seems you hadn’t much of a choice. Plus, who could blame you for not wanting black or white, those colors on cars show every speck of dirt. Your dashboard looks absolutely space age, how nice to have navigation in the car so you don’t have to mess with your phone while driving, it’s so much safer. Enjoy!

    Douglass @ Viva Kia

  2. Wow, excellent pics of your new car. And it's truly new! That can be an overwhelming experience, buying a new new car for the first time -- how did you parse all the available information to narrow down what you wanted? I've used a website that helps make my search easier and I've seen vehicles like your Subaru Legacy Limited for pretty good prices.

    Eleanor Nelson @ Performance Auto VA