My parents bought a car yesterday. Actually, they bought a Toyota Highlander. They love it and I like it a lot. They basically ran their ’95 mini-van to the ground and getting a new car was WAY overdue.
Which brings me to my (almost) new car! I currently own a ’99 Pontiac Grand Am that I LOVE, but it’s slowly falling apart. Example: two of my windows do not work. Not only do they not work, but they fall down when I drive. ACK. Kelly Blue Book has it listed for practically NOTHING and every time I have to fix something on it (like a week or two ago when I had to get my horn wroking again I spent $100) I cringe.
I’ve been considering getting a new car for several months and was leaning towards a Honda Civic, but yesterday when I was at the dealership the salesgal (who happens to be a family friend and who is giving me her family discount – heck yeah!) showed me a Scion TC….and I fell in love.
I was/am still a teeny bit hesitent because it’s a two door and I always swore I would never own a two door (heh, I also swore I’d never do a LDR or date someone in the military!), but the back seat is incredibly roomy, and the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I don’t have people in my backseat as often as I did in high school or college; in fact, I can’t remember the last time I had a friend in the back seat.
So, I’m taking my car in tomorrow to see how much I can get for it and talk finances. This is a huge step for me; it’ll be my first real car. I feel like I’m really growing up.
Ok, so this is what I’m looking at: It’s a 2008 Scion TC (link is to the actual car I’m looking at – please don’t go and buy it from underneath me!). If I were to build this car from the bottom up I would pick every single thing feature that it has. I love the color, I love the fabric, I LOVE the sunroofs, the way it looks, everything!