Yep, thats right folks... after an exhausting Saturday of car shopping, I settled on this guy! He's my new baby! I will be picking him up tonight after work! Yay!!!!!
After getting up at 4:45am Sat to drop Sunny off at the airport, we headed back to sleep for a few hours. Then it was showers, McD's for breakfast and we were on our way to Bristol to see a man about a 4runner. The reason I liked the 4runner was because it was a on a truck chassis and it had a 3rd row, but upon getting to the dealership and seeing the it, the 3rd row is, according to my husband, more like a stadium seat cushion layed on the floor. We still test drove it and it had a good ride, but were dissapointed. They then showed us a Highlander, also with a 3rd row which was way more functional than the 4runner. You actually had foot space! And it had a V6 which was much better than the 4 cyl one I had driven on Thursday. We left there feeling pretty confident with the Highlander but still had another 4 cars to see.
Next, we headed to Hamden to look at a 2007 Edge. I had loved this car when I had one for a rental the weekend I met the hubby in NC. But after driving the Toyotas, it just didn't do it for me. The brakes were soft and there is a HUGE blindspot! We skipped the next dealer where we were going to look at a 2008 Edge. We grabbed a soy misto at Starbies (recommended by Biochemista... I don't know why I ever doubted her!) and lunch at Panera before heading back to Middletown to go to the Nissan dealership.
My intentions were to look at a Pathfinder, Xterra, and Murano, but we didn't even get into another one after the Pathfinder. And they sweetened the deal by offering me an additional $1000 on my trade-in over what the other dealers were offering me. So we signed the paperwork and submitted the credit apps. I get to finalize everything today and then take it home!
I'm definately glad that I don't have to deal with worrying about my car anymore. Sadly, it will be taking a big chunk of money from me monthly, but now we can drive places and not worry! Here are some more pics: