7.29.2011

New Car!

We went car shopping for the first time last Saturday. We continued our car shopping on Tuesday and Wednesday. We got to drive some nice cars and some not-so-nice cars. We weren't sure if we wanted to get the smaller car for Sam or a bigger "family" car for me. We decided to get the cheaper one first and maybe in a few months we could get another one. We didn't expect anything to happen for a while but we started getting very excited about it. I spent hours on the phone with my parents and on the internet reading about cars this week.

Car shopping is really difficult with two kids in tow! Alex tried writing on a Hyundai Genesis ($34,000) with a pencil today. I yelled so loudly that salesmen were coming out of their cubicles to see what happened. A salesman joked that we almost had to buy two cars. Not funny.

Things happened much faster than we were expecting. Today, we bought our first car together!

It is a 2012 (it is a car from the future!) Hyundai Sonata. It has 80 miles on it. It is beautiful. I called Sam through the radio. I just said, "Call My Love" and it called him. Amazing. I hope we have better luck with this car. I am excited to be able to leave the house whenever I want and not have to take Sam to work at 7:30am if I plan to do anything that day. I am sure the boys will enjoy not being in the car for an hour and a half on those days as well.

Isn't it great? *sigh*

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Kalvin and the Merkleys

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10 comments:

Matthew & Laura said...

Holy cow that is a beautiful car. Congrats to you guys :)

Janelle said...

So, you got the "small" car for Sam, but you still have the Jetta. Since the new one fits the stroller AND groceries, which car does Sam drive to work while you still have two?

Melissa said...

Yay for having a car! I guess if it wants to misbehave, you can threaten it with Alex :)

MeganandClaudy said...

Those are soo cute! And I hear they get great gas mileage. is it true they also come with a great warranty? you'll have to give a review after you've had it for a few months. Congrats!!!

Brea said...

Look at you!!!! YAY A NEW CAR!!!! finally! HA you´re gonna love it!

The Macks said...

Yay! We are twinners! Only your's is much newer and cleaner than ours. It has been a great car for us so far. And on the safety side, Chad saw a Sonata get hit today and the airbags worked perfectly. The other car was in much worse shape than the Sonata.

Janet said...

That's such a cool car! I have a Hyundai Accent and it's about six years old and I've never had any issues at all :) So they're awesome cars!

The Harker's said...

Just caught up on like the last two months of your blog.:) Glad you are settling in in Texas, and hopefully haven't melted yet.:)

Rachael and Jeff Downs said...

SWEET!!! No more being stuck in the house!!!

Leisa said...

You guys are lookin' good there! The new car is nice; it's great to finally find that car you want, after car shopping for a couple of days. It seems pretty hectic to have two kids with you. But hey, you'll get some car opinions from them too, haha! Seriously, congrats on your new ride.

-Leisa Dreps

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