Sunday, June 23, 2013
Out with the old and in with the new
Or at least new to me. Last week, in a moment of moving giddiness, the husband and I traded in our car for a new (used) one. We did have a 2007 Ford Freestyle which was great. It held 2 car seats, the dogs, and some of our stuff when we moved here to Texas. However, my husband has always wanted towing capability. We bought the Ford quickly in 2010 because I had been in a car accident that totaled my car. We needed a new one and quickly so we weren't too picky. At the time we only had a 2 month old and the dogs. We were still in Kansas and hadn't moved yet. It worked. It still worked...kind of. The AC was starting to crap out on us. A crappy AC in South Texas during June is no bueno. We were over 100,000 miles and we are about to add another 1000 to it just for the move. We had decided to do a partial DITY for this move since we have the freezer to move with us. I am so tired of moving with a vehicle and a moving truck. We didn't even need a moving truck last time. We really only need a trailer to move the few things we want to go with us. So the husband found an SUV and a truck that he liked in our price range. Of course those are both gone by the time we make it to the dealer. They had another SUV that was the same model as the one we wanted, but it was more money. It was the hemi version which means more power, but a higher price tag. We were able to get them to come down in price (it was actually priced very well to begin with), and go up on our trade in to find a monthly payment we are comfortable with. We still had to pay on our loan on the Freestyle, but luckily it wasn't too much. We are now the proud owners of a 2008 Chrysler Aspen. It has quite a few options that I have never had before. The gas mileage sucks so I need to get used to that. However, it will be nice to be in one car when we move instead of driving a big moving truck and a car. Hopefully the husband's truck will sell here so we don't have to move it with us. We are counting on that money to use as a buffer or deposit on a house in Florida. I haven't taken a picture of the new car, but here is what it looks like.