Last November I needed to look for a car because my lease was almost done. I thought I wanted to get a used car with a sunroof. I looked all over and decided I wanted a Nissan Rogue a year older than my lease vehicle. I went and picked it out and bought it after test driving a couple. My husband was there at the time, but he was watching Mason.
A few months after owning the car I decided that I really did not car about the sun roof, I wanted more cubbies in the car. There were no extra spots to put loose change or my cell phone or anything! I dealt with it because I wanted to keep the car as long as I could. Now we are half way through the summer and I don't really use the sunroof. I also needed new tires. Tim was kicking himself (and I think wanted to kick me) for not checking the tires when we bought it. They should not have been as bad as they were for just 6 months of me driving it.
Tim told me that we had two options - (1) We buy 4 new tires and I keep the car for a few more years or (2) We look at new cars with more space and the features I want. I priced out tires and I looked at cars. I was not sure what I wanted to do.
I thought I wanted one of the new Jeep Cherokees, but after I test drove it and saw the back I decided it was not practical. I could not even get an umbrella stroller in the back without turning it, that meant a jogging stroller was not fitting in it. I went and looked at the CRV, Escape, Edge, Terrain, and the Equinox.
Looking at the space and the prices I found that I liked the Equinox and it had more space than the others. It also had a smaller price tag. I looked at a few dealerships and ended up finding one in New Hampshire that gave us a good deal. We have actually used this dealer a few times. They deliver to your door for $175 which is not bad for someone that lives 4-5 hours away from the dealership.
I took delivery yesterday of a 2014 Chevy Equinox. I really like this car! I am so happy with my choice. Good thing because I will have it for a few years!
Now Tim wanted me to get the silver and I decided on the light blue because I have always wanted a blue car. He said that old ladies have powder blue cars... it is not powder blue it is silver topaz so there!
People are going to think I am crazy for getting a car less than a year after getting one, but if my husband was pushing me to do it then I count that as alright. I needed something more practical and this is it. It has more cubbies and the back is much bigger (for that double stroller someday in our future).
Have you ever made a purchase that people thought you were crazy for doing?