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Bought a New Car

April 8th, 2008 at 09:25 am

We've had a crazy busy last couple of days but the upshot of it all is we did a bunch of car shopping and we are now the owners of a much better vehicle. We didn't end up going with a hybrid, but we did get a car with very good gas mileage and a high resale value. Because of the resale value we decided it was worth going for new, but we intend to drive it at least ten years anyway. More since we usually drive cars until they are irretrievably broken.

We are the proud new owners of a 2009 Toyota Matrix S AWD. The Matrix is based off the Corolla only it's a hatchback. We got it in Blue Streak Metallic and it is very pretty, too. It's our first new car ever and the very first time we ever got to pick the color, too. Such a little thing but I am thrilled about it. She drives like a dream and is very comfortable.

We're thinking of nick-naming her the TARDIS because she's blue and bigger on the inside than the outside (Doctor Who reference if you don't know).

Other than that we haven't spent any money this weekend or yesterday. I suppose that's a big enough amount to make up for it, though, isn't it? Big Grin

So definitely time to buckle down with the budget and keep all of our spending limits intact from here on out.

10 Responses to “Bought a New Car”

  1. disneysteve Says:

    Congrats. I didn't know there were already 2009 models out. That's ridiculous. I don't know why they bother to date them when the date has nothing to do with when they are actually produced.

    Enjoy the new car.

  2. terri77 Says:

    Congrats on the new car!

  3. JanH Says:

    OOOOHHHH...a new car! Congrats! DS drives our '99 Corolla and is a little rough on the car. But, it still gets about 30 mpg on the highway and has over 100,000 miles. We've had three toyotas that have lasted years and years apiece. They are tough little buggers. Good choice!

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Enjoy that new vehicle smell! Congratulatiosn.

  5. sagegirl Says:

    Someday, I will have a new car again. I drive a 1993 Chrysler, aka "don't laugh its paid for" Smile

  6. Broken Arrow Says:

    Sweet! A Matrix AWD! Excellent choice. Yes, a Corolla station wagon but sporty, and with AWD even! I'm jealous. Big Grin

  7. NJDebbie Says:

    Those Matrix are niiice! Congrats!

  8. sillyoleme Says:

    Congrats, I have a 99 Toyota Tacoma that's beem VERY dependable. (Especially because I'm rather rough on it.) I see a new/new-to-me car on the horizon now, so it's nice to know the new Toyotas are still a good buy!

  9. baselle Says:

    Congratulations and totally enjoy it!

  10. LuckyRobin Says:

    Thanks, everyone. We are totally loving it.

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