Thursday, June 16, 2011

One Smart Cookie . . .

So, I got a car last night.

WHAT??? you're probably thinking. I know, I didn't exactly offer any warning, but that's because I didn't give myself any. I was driving to work yesterday, and about halfway to the office, my engine light goes on. I think something inside just snapped. I couldn't do it anymore. As much as I love Serenity, I just couldn't handle the constant stress of driving her. I got to the office safely (thank goodness), and immediately went online and found my next car.

As you can see from the above, I got a Smart! YAY!!! I really love this brand, and ever since they premiered them here in the States, I've been wishing I could get one, but fairly sure I could never afford it. Enter Carmax, and the very reasonably-priced 2009 Smart Pure that I purchased last night. Ta-dah!

A word about Carmax: if you are thinking about buying a new car and you don't have any interest in spending 6 hours haggling with slime-ball dealers who just want as much of your money as they can get, GO HERE. I got there a little before 4:30, and was on the road in my new car at 6:30. No haggling. No trickery. No slimeballs. Everybody was super-nice, my salesguy was awesome, and after signing my life away, they handed me the keys. If I ever need to get another car, I'm using Carmax again, hands down.

So, Serenity is retired to that nice car-farm in the sky, able to rest finally after her long years of service. And, Poubelle is born. Small, but mighty.


nomadicstitches said...

Congrats on the car! Yay for safe, reliable and cute.

Patience said...

Congrats!! I have been praying you would find a car soon.

Steven said...

Awesome!! I'm glad you got a good car. It's a must have in SoCal.

Isn't CarMax great? My wife has bought 3 cars from them and I'm more impressed with them each time we go there.