Playing catch up. We'd been looking at cars for quite some time. Held off for as long as we could. See, Warren commutes quite a ways daily. His car was dying a slow death. Though it is still with us, it had gotten to the point we were both extremely nervous of him being on the highway. For now, Max is using the car. It is okay short distances but we don't trust it going far. Let's just put it that way. At least close to home, one of us can go pick someone up if broken down. More difficult to do on I-85. Now, it's hard for us to want to go look at cars. Really, when your cars are paid for, you keep them as long as they run. Or, at least we do :) We had requirements for a vehicle. Obviously, used. Decent shape. Seats at least four and had to be super on gas due to commuting. He did research and we came across a great deal. Remember, last few vans we've ever bought were on ebay. This one happened to be at a local dealer. Went to take a look. They had all maintenance records,was owned by a local and low miles. The car looked way too new for us. No kid prints on it! Warren's car was so bad, we did not realize just how bad it was till we test drove this one. Oh my. We thought it was broken b/c there were no noises. For once, my husband didn't need ear plugs to drive to work. And a radio that worked was like icing on teh cake for him. What did he end up getting?
It's a 2008 Honda Hybrid. Great on gas so our gas expenses are way down which is weird at the pump he says. Very smooth riding car and so, so quiet. Not sure if that is the norm or b/c our other car was broken so badly. LOL. Either way, nice for a change to be able to think.