If you are in the Southeast, I feel for you. We are dealing with a ridiculous amount of snow and ice juuuust enough to screw up our day.
So Wednesday, Austin and I took off of work to buy a new car since I totaled the Lancer in a stupid accident about a month ago.
The whole process of losing that car, totaling it, dealing with the insurance company, and all that fun stuff that comes with totaling a car has been a little emotional. I was a very new blogger about two years ago, working for Fleet Feet when I bought this car with 0 knowledge of how to buy a car or how all of that worked. My husband was a boyfriend at the time, and I cried bitter tears when the transmission in my Taurus crapped out. But the car saw me through my mother’s illness, a new marriage, the poodle, and so much more. So when the collision shop called me and told me that the car was a total loss, and when the insurance company confirmed it, it hurt. I know a car is just a thing, and not something that I should get attached to, but I was genuinely sad when the first investment I ever made was totaled in the span if just a moment.
We took off on Wednesday, and this time, I was armed with a lot more knowledge than I was the first time. I’ll get into the process of buying a car in a completely separate post. But I’d like to welcome to the family my favorite car I’ve ever owned, and this time, I own it outright, no bank and no parents helping me…
This is my new (to me) Kia Soul, which I bought after many a night spent poring over Consumer Reports, texting a friend’s husband who is big into cars, and after reminiscing over a test drive which spanned over North Carolina to Philly a few summers ago. (I rented this car, and begged Austin to buy it for me, not knowing a few years later I’d total my car, and revisit this.)
I’ve never written a check so big in my life, so I was feeling some shock immediately after, but after that, and after getting the chance to drive it a little, even driving it a bit in the snow, I decided that this was one of my favorite cars I’ve ever owned. It’s cute, it’s totally me, and I totally don’t have a car payment anymore. Woo!
Promise, I will update you on the process of buying a car soon.
Now, with a traumatic few snow days behind us tell me….
What’s your favorite car you’ve ever owned?