August 5, 2008

New Car

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:17 pm by bitsypieces

A few days ago, Hubby drove home a new car. Up until this point, he’d been driving an 11-year-old “budget” car for his work commute. This wasn’t a problem when his commute was mostly to a local town about 10 miles from our home.

However, his new job will require a much longer commute, so a new car was a necessity.

Hubby and I have long debated the brand-new versus decent-used car. And though I believe that a decent used car is always the better financial choice, it’s absolutely vital that his car be reliable. (I do NOT want to be driving a distance to pick him up if his car breaks down, especially with Baby.)

So we compromised. We bought a brand new car, but went with a totally budget make/model (after factoring in gas mileage). It’s so budget that it has manual everything–like locks and windows. There’s actually a handle to wind down the window! I was surprised to see they still make cars like that. Also, it’s a stick shift (Hubby’s preference), which was a little cheaper and gets a little better gas mileage.

I hope we made the right choice.

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