Friday, August 15, 2008

Never Say Never

Some of you may recall that I have said I would never buy a brand new car again. I seriously dislike the idea of a loan, etc. However, given my current circumstances, I think the warranty and the certainty of the car starting every morning is worth the expense. Not to mention that the money I had saved up won't buy much of a used car in the Northwest. So my dad graciously has loaned me the money for this little car. And I picked it up Tuesday.

It's a 2008 Hyundai Accent. I call it the RS model. For Roller Skate.

It's little. But, oh, the gas mileage.

Here's something funny. Did you know you can get a car without a stereo? I did. It's wired with speakers, but not getting the actual radio in the car saves you $400. And I can get one installed for $150.

All you have to do is ask for the base, base, base model. It also has no A/C, which I thought would not be a problem, since we don't live in the midwest. Then we got blasted with 90+ degree weather! :) Oh well!


  1. Wow, what a blessing! I'm so happy for you~ it will make your life much simpler. I continue to pray for you. Whenever we have our quarterly teachers' meetings I think of you especially. That was a wonderful legacy you left behind here.

    Hey, now that you have a gas saver car, maybe you could drive out for the conference? It's Sept 18-20.

  2. Karen my love, I should check your blog more often....hope things are working out for you...whatever "working out" may actually be. We will be praying for you now that I've stopped being to lazy to check up on you. I'll check more often.

  3. My parents just bought this same car I do believe only it is a light blue!
    That's a wonderful choice! :) I shall call soon as we are way over due for a decent conversation! Love ya Chica!