02 October 2008

I'm rolling again

Or at least I will be in 3 hours!

Shortly after I posted here, I made the decision to go to the car dealer and see what they had. And what they could do for me. I was a little dubious, but my visit just showed you can't depend on the news. Because I am going back today to finalize the paperwork on a 2009 Pontiac Vibe, fully loaded with a sunroof (I point this out because that was the one thing I didn't have on the Neon that I adored and I think she would have wanted me to have a sunroof in her memory). Of course it is black. I have a thing for black cars, always had. I think I got a good deal. The bottom line of a car deal to me is do I walk out satisfied. I saved $2000 off the price of the car thanks to being a GM employee (I know they were running an incentive program that everyone was a GM employee, but I got extra, plus I got special financing, for actually REALLY being a documented GM employee--gotta love global corporate diversification) and, with my down payment, it's at a nice payment that I can afford. And it's a very cute car. Good on gas. It got good reviews. They just got it in--it smelled like a new car, another thing the Neon never smelled like (it was new, it just had different material on the seats, that smelled different, not "new." SO should fit in it--he didn't come along with me to look, but he'll fit in the car, and if he doesn't, we'll just open the sunroof, LOL. The dogs will fit in it. And the interior is dark to minimize dog hair. Oh, and did I mention I did this all in 15 minutes? And I will not deal with a bank again, at least not like I did. There was an article on Yahoo that said new car sales fell, but the car companies had plenty money to loan. It's a little scary, but in a good way, to start over, but I have faith that things will correct themselves. I am just gonna keep on my road to getting out of debt, but I'll be going down that road in style.

I was too excited last night to stitch. So I fondled instead. Mom has all these things she would like me to stitch for her, so I was trying to figure out which of those to do. She's got a couple Victoria Samplers, and some really cute Poppy Kreations. I think I may do the Poppy for her first. I think.


riona said...

Congratulations ... buying a car can be a stressful experience but you seem to have managed very nicely ...what's that they used to say on the old [I am dating myself] TV commercials ... "Happy Motoring!" Enjoy!

Daffycat said...

Yay! Congratulations on your new wheels! She sounds wonderful!

SUZANNE said...

Oh congratulations! I remember when my car was new and how proud I was of it. I too had just lost a car I really loved, but now I can't imagine living without my car that I have now! Ummm...when you said that you couldn't stitch but fondled instead, does that mean your stash or the steering where of the car?! LOL

Pumpkin said...

That's awesome Rachel!!!! Congrats on your new wheels :o)

Puppy's Mom said...

WOOHOO!! Congrats on the new car -- sounds like she's a real beauty!

But, I have to ask -- did you get in the trunk? :D

Have fun!

With kindest regards,

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls