Monday, February 23, 2009

We found a vehicle!!

It has been about 2 months since our Kia Rio threw a rod. We decided it would be cheaper to just replace the vehicle than it would be to have it all fixed. So, for the last 2 months, we have been looking for a vehicle with space, low miles, a reasonable price, and dependable--> used! Every morning and evening, I would check the used car websites, craigslists (in many cities-->Dallas; East TX; Temple; and Orando, FL) ,, and some others. And every afternoon after the gym, we would drive around looking for cars for sale. Every time we found something, there was always that little bit of doubt. On Thursday (2/19), I was driving home from Marg's house (driving the Buick..the same Buick that we have had sitting in our front yard parked since a little after our 3 yr old was born) and I saw about 5 vehicles parked in this fenced in lot....It was a small used car lot. I pulled in, checked them out, and then headed home to tell Jed about it. We drive back out there and Jed decided to test drive a few of the vehicles. Well, we bought the last vehicle that Jed test drove...a '97 Dodge Caravan. It had 125K miles on it (a little higher than we were looking for) but the asking price was $2,500!!!! So, we are now the proud owners of a minivan. Our first vehicle to buy as a family. The kids love the van...they can see out the windows and Dakota loves all the space.
Clockwise: Samantha, Lilyann, Cash, and Dakota...we were headed to the park


MamaBear said...

You'll love having a van - especially at THAT price! Wow!
And there's even room for a Cozy Coupe in the back. Ha!

The Smiths said...

yes! I forgot about the cozy coupe in the sister gave me hers for my kids...thanks for reminding me it was in the