New Hot Wheels?!

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!


  1. Hi Jessica,

    Just stumbled across this blog post today. Is this still the vehicle that you are driving or have you traded in since then? Glad to see that your parents chose a Highlander (we're biased, of course).

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