Thursday, December 17, 2009

It's here!!!

For the past year the hubs and I have discussed at great length buying a new car. That's putting it mildly. We're not the type to make a rash decision on such a big purchase.

The research stage intensified over the past six months and became a daily conversation topic these past three months. Really there wasn't a weekend that didn't include some type of car research. Our starting point was attending the Motor Trend car show in Baltimore last winter. The hubs and I honestly sat and peeked around close to 50 car models.

Of course, when it came for each of us to write our prospective car list the two couldn't be more different from each other.

My top three cars:
1. Mini Cooper S
2. Toyota Prius
3. Ford Fushion Hybrid

The hubs' top three:
1. Dodge Challenger
2. BMW 328i
3. Chevy Camaro

See a minor difference between those lists??? I wanted optimal fuel efficiency and the hubs wanted lots of horsepower and speed.

So now, without further ado, here's a stock photo of my baby:

I love her! I'd sleep in her if that was an acceptable option in Baltimore. The hubs and I first took her for a test drive when she had less than a mile on her. Besides the car salesman, we're the only people to drive her!

I don't have any decent pictures of her yet because we didn't get home from the dealership until 9:30pm Friday night. Then, on Saturday we had a football tournament that took up most of the daylight hours. It rained all day Sunday and I don't get to see my beloved automobile during the normal workday daylight hours.

Hopefully, I'll take some pictures of her this weekend, but it looks like that might be difficult with the snow accumulations expected this weekend. Good thing the hubs and I have an SUV. Somehow I don't imagine a Prius earns its highest marks in the snow.

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