I might be getting a new car. I have put down a $500 deposit and have 24 hours to decide if I want the vehicle or not. I have been thinking about getting a new car for a few months now. We went car shopping in May and I decided that I didn’t want to buy at the time. But as winter is coming closer and closer, I am getting more and more worried about the driving. My car does NOT do well in the winter snow. It is a rear wheel drive and a convertible. It’s not too cold, but it sure is hard to maneuver on the ice. Plus, it’s a 1996. It’s getting old. I LOVE IT TO PIECES, but I need to start thinking about a family car. It was great for my first car! Who knows, maybe I’ll keep it and drive it around in the summer only.
Anyway, the new car I might be purchasing is a 2010 Toyota Matrix. The Matrix comes fully loaded. It is an all-wheel drive (AWD), so it will be fantastic in the snow. Plus it comes with a set of winter tires as well as all-seasons. The advertisement said that it came with heated seats, but when we went to test drive today, it turned out it didn’t have heated seats. I was SO disappointed as that was one of the selling points for me. So I talked to the manager and he is going to install heated seats for free!! It also comes with a built in GPS navigation system. So I’ll never get lost. Ha. It has a sunroof too and that was also one of the things I really wanted. The only thing that it doesn’t have, which I would have liked, is bluetooth. But I do use my bluetooth headphones in my current car, so I don’t see why I can’t just carry that on. I don’t talk on the phone very often when driving anyway. It’s not a huge deal.
Here is a picture of it:
So I am going to think/contemplate really hard for the next 24 hours and make up my mind. This is a huge decision for me and I want to make sure that we can afford it. We might have to stop eating out as much and take a few less vacations/road trips! LOL. I did hear the Matrix is great on gas though, so maybe the road trips can stay!! LOL. I’ll keep everyone updated.
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