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I Bought A Car!

July 14, 2014

Not to be confused with the George Straight song that is popular right now, “I Got a Car.” Nope. I bought a car. My very first all brand new, bought all by myself- CAR. I was slight giddy driving it home.

Me and my brand new 2014 Toyota Corolla.

Me and my brand new 2014 Toyota Corolla.

So, I will do a whole other post about my tips on buying a car and things to know…. but this is just about Lola. Well, I am calling the car Lola today. I haven’t settled on an official name. As I mentioned HERE my last car was Baby Zuki. I’ve though about Baby Rola, Polly was suggested… but at the moment I am thinking Lola.

So, I bought a brand-new 2014 Toyota Corolla with a whopping six miles on it. I did a lot of research and started out with seven on the list. The Toyota Corolla, Honda CR-V, Honda Accord, Nissan Rouge, Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra and a 7th I have forgotten. Don’t even get me started on the list of cars that I would not consider… that was really long. In the end it came down to the Accord, Altima and Corolla. Then the Accord and Corolla.

I looked at all of the details, the safety ratings, the things that came with it. I mean, it was ridiculous the amount of research I did. Then I spent a ton of time on the website of local dealers seeing what they had in stock, with what options and with cost. Finally, I settled on the Corolla. Both had great safety ratings, both had features I wanted, both had plenty of room. So, the Corolla was a little cheaper and would have gotten better gas. So, I went with it. If I really want something bigger in the next few years, it will be good for a trade in.

There are four dealerships in my area and I made spread sheets before I went, outlining the various trim lines, invoice price, listed sticker price and so forth. I knew going in I wanted an LE, not a white car and non-tinted windows. I also wanted a digital display in the console for media. The backup camera I got was a bonus. We went to three of the dealerships before settling on one. Had a jackass experience at one, but the dealership I bought it from had great customer service and beat the other dealerships by several thousand dollars. One whirlwind day and this is my beautiful new car…. maybe Rory instead of Lola? Ugh… I can’t decided on a name for a car…. I’m screwed if I ever have kids.

My new car, name TBD.

My new car, name TBD.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2014 1:14 pm

    Rory is OK. I like it better than Lola. That makes it sound like you have a stripper car.

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