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The 'new' car

May 6th, 2007 at 03:04 pm

I bought a car yesterday...or really I should say 'financed' a car yesterday.

It is a KIA Amanti. I wanted to get something a little more sporty...but I wasn't having much luck with the whole MPG/ price/ meeting my expectations thing.

Then, we saw this one. Very nice, clean, two years old, under 25K miles, moon roof, basically loaded. No dings or scratches..Very comfortable, roomy and still gets good gas mileage. The dealer traded in DD2s monster rig...and still met my budget...actually, I was able to get into the car and include the monster rig deficit ($5K) and still came out under high blue book.

DD2 will be paying 1/3 of the payments to pay back the loss...and so my payment came in well within the $225 budget that I wanted to stay under!!!

and I will get better gas I will save about $250 per month over what I was paying (between payments and gas)!! Smile

and, it is nicer than any car I've ever owned...leather interior, dual cooling, 8 airbags!, cruise control, 6 disc cd player...and it drives like a dream!! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Happy Ray.

9 Responses to “The 'new' car”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    That is wonderful, Ray! I am happy for you.

  2. JanH Says:

    Congrats on finding a great car! Enjoy it!

  3. monkeymama Says:


  4. rduell Says:

    Awesome deal!

  5. moneycents Says:

    Lots of Luck with the new car!

  6. Carolina Bound Says:

    You left out the most important thing -- what color is it? Smile

  7. Thrifty Ray Says:

    It is charcoal gray.

    Wow, was it comfy riding home tonight. For years I drove a Ford Escort...very loud and not too comfy...this new car is definately more relaxing to ride in!

  8. boomeyers Says:

    Congrats! Smile The payoff of going back to work is showing already! Now, are you going to share this car with DD3?

  9. Thrifty Ray Says:

    boo....LOL. I love your sense of humor (in other words heck no!!!)

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